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September Newsletter & Calendar Online


Whether you like to sing, wish you could sing, or enjoy hearing people trying to sing, stop by the Lodge on Saturday, September 23rd for DJ and karaoke 7 - 11 pm.

Unpaid Members

As of September 1st, the following members have not paid their dues: Michael Adams, Dr. Rebecca Atkinson, Shea Baker, Amanda Burton, Paula Carson, Patricia Clark, Chris Cochran, Dr. Edward Conrad, Marty Davis, Cameron Donahue, Kellie Ellis, Janet Faulkner, Todd Grissom, Tom Guetersloh, Bianca Hadsock, Les Hall, Ted Harsha, Jerry Henry, Bradley Hill, Jimmy Hoppenstedt, Ben Howard, Scott Imhoff, Don Johnson, Jr., Richard Kiel, Gary King, Sharon Leggans, Justin Moniger, Daryl Murphy, John Nichols, Jeremy Norman, Jeremy Pierce, Kurt Presley, Brad Rife, Ronald Schemonia, Clarence Sherman, Jimmie Simmons, Mandy Sitton, Darrell Skeens, Randy Skoffic, Cynthia Smith, Travis Smith, Heather Spradling, Erin Sweeney, William Terry, Kathy Wills, Brian Winters, and Jason Wright.

If you are in this list, or know someone in this list, please contact the Lodge to take care of your dues. Please do not hesitate to contact the Lodge regarding any special circumstance or situation you are dealing with.

Student Sponsored By Lodge 572 Receives Scholarship

The Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation (CCC) has announced that Mackenzie Grefe, of Steelville, will receive $2,000.00 in scholarship assistance for this upcoming school year. Mackenzie, now in her 4th year of a Doctorial Program, is attending Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She was sponsored by Lodge 572 in her application to the CCC's Physical / Occupational Therapy Scholarship Program. Mackenzie also received scholarship assistance last year through this Elk's program. It is always especially rewarding to learn of scholarship assistance awarded to students sponsored by our own Lodge! 

Sponsoring  A Candidate For Membership

Our State President, Dave Jurmu, has placed membership gain as a top priority this Elk year. At Lodge #572, let's get out there and work hard on obtaining new members! Once someone says "Yes, I want to become an Elk member," some paperwork and procedures need to be followed. Here are some things to remember: Only a current member, in good standing, can hand out an application. Obtain the application at the Lodge or from the Lodge Secretary. You need to fill in your name, member #, and requested information at the top of the front page and on the back page...then sign the application. Next, you should HELP your candidate fill out the rest of the application. Use "N/A" for items that do not apply. We do want current phone numbers and e-mail addresses, Two references are required - they must be current, paid-up members, and must be other than yourself. Candidates must sign & date the application. The Murphysboro Lodge #572 initiation fee, to accompany the application, is $35.00. Don't leave your candidate out there "alone" once the paperwork is turned in. Plan to accompany them to their Indoctrination session and to their Initiation, as per letters of invitation issued from Lodge Secretary.

Barstool Purchase Campaign Continues

Several of our Members have responded and submitted their donation for a barstool following the announcement in our July Newsletter. More donations are still open, available, and needed for us to place an order.  You can purchase and donate a barstool for $150. This will also allow you to have an engraved plate attached, stating either "Donated by...", or "In Memory of..." These units will be Commercial Black Bucket Seats with White Stitching and Deluxe  Casino-Style Bases. They will be purchased from East Coast Chair & Barstool in Mercer, PA. It is hoped that we will have enough response to replace all Barstools needed for the Bar, and/or the tall tables used in the Club Room. (Should response dictate, we will even look at extending to some nice, bucket-style chairs for the dining tables.) This campaign will be "First Come - First Serve," with cash payment. See Club Room Manager, Dianne, to place your order and indicate what name you want placed on the engraved plate. Let's get the Club Room updated, and perhaps a little more comfortable!