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Glo Bingo Cancelled

Glo Bingo scheduled for Saturday, January 15th has been cancelled. It will be re-scheduled for another date. Tickets purchased for the event will be good for the new date. BBQ sandwiches, potato salad, and baked beans purchased for the event will be available for purchase after 4:00 pm on Saturday, January 15th.

Lodge Building Hit By Car

On Christmas Day a vehicle struck the front wall of our Lodge and caused major damage to the wall. In the photo you can see the vehicle protruding through the wall into the Club room.

Temporary repairs have been made to protect the Lodge from the weather, and a problem with the electrical system has been made safe.

At this time, the Lodge is open for business as usual.
car hit building

ENF Shooting Match

The first shooting match to raise money for our ENF obligation is scheduled for Sunday, January 16th, at Shiloh Hill Tavern. Sign-up will begin at noon, and competition will start at 1:00 pm. Only field guns are allowed (no scopes or pucker guns, smallest choke allowed is .670). There will be free food including rabbit & dumplings, meat wheel and 50/50 raffles. Shooters, helpers, and spectators are needed. For more information, contact Rick Ehlers (618)534-1689.

Elks Flag Service Upcoming Activity

Elks #572 will kick off a full year of placing flags along Main Street, and throughout the Murphysboro area, on January 17th, 2022, Martin Luther King Day, weather permitting. I will be calling Elks on our volunteer list to let everyone know when we will start the process. And, THANKS to our volunteers, for your help in getting a new process rolling, this past year!... My phone number is (618)713-3248. Thank You, Steve Schemonia, Flag Service Chairman.

Luck Of The Lodge Raffle

This year's Luck of the Lodge raffle will take place on March 12, 2022. Tickets are available for purchase and to sell. Tickets are $20 each, only 800 will be sold. First prize is $5000.00..............more

Lodge 572 Initiates Eleven New Members

On Wednesday, November 17th, our Lodge brought eleven new members into the Order. Be sure to introduce yourself and make them feel welcome............more

Elks National Foundation 2021-2022 Scholarship Information

Most Valuable Student (MVS)
Open to ANY High School Senior who is a U.S. Citizen. Judging Criteria: Academics, Leadership, Financial Need, and Service. 500 4-yr. awards as follows: Two $50,000; Two $40,000; Two $30,000; 14 $20,000; 480 $4,000. Applications are now available online at enf.elks.org/MVS and are due online on or before November 15, 2021.

Legacy Awards
Open to College-bound high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks. 350 scholarships at $4,000 each. Judging based on applicant's commitment to the core values of the ENF: Knowledge, Community Service, Charity, and Integrity. (Legacy scholars are required to serve with the Elks throughout college, to receive their scholarship funds.) Applications are now available online, at enf.elks.org/Leg. Due online on or before February 7, 2022 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time.

Emergency Educational Grants
Provides undergraduate college financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks in the form of renewable, one-year grants of up to $5,000. (This grant is for educational assistance only and is not intended to cover the entire cost of a college education.) Eligibility: attend an accredited U.S. college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours) undergraduate student; demonstrate financial need; be unmarried & under the age of 24 during the academic year for which assistance is desired. Applications available by request between May 1 and November 2 of the academic year for which assistance is desired. To request an application, contact the ENF Scholarship Office at (773)755-4732. Additional information about these Grants can be found at enf.elks.org/EEG

Finally, you can contact the following Lodge Scholarship Committee persons: Merle Evans (618-303-1693 or merle_evans@elks572.org) or Don Siefert (618-201-4184 or donnansief@aol.com)