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May Newsletter & Calendar Available Online

The calendar and newsletter for May 2023 are available to view/download. Use the menu on the left. Please note: there was an error in the printed calendar sent out with the newsletter, showing the Mother's Day brunch would take place on the 7th. It will take place on May 14th.

Lodge 572 Welcomes New Members

On March 22, Lodge 572 initiated 16 new members into the Order. Please make them feel welcome when you see them in the Lodge...more

Comments From The Lodge Secretary

Members of Lodge #572, there are a couple of things of which you can be proud. First, #572 WILL SEE A GAIN IN MEMBERSHIP FOR 2022-2023! We began the year at 643, and despite 11 deaths, will end the year at 655! Thanks, all you Sponsors...Great job! Our delinquent numbers have been reduced to only 22, or just 3.4% Second accolade - your response to dues payments for 2023 - 2024 has been excellent, to date. In fact, the Lodge Secretary's Office has been "swamped" with payments. Work is progressing as fast as possible, but not all of you who paid prior to April 1 will have your new (Light Tan) Key Cards in had by April 1, when the Card Readers for Club Room doors will be changed. (Hang on to your old, purple cards, just for verification that your membership for 2022-2023 was active.) You will need to "Buzz in" until your card arrives in the mail, or is at the Club, via your request.

Looking For Antlers

We are looking to add new youth to our Elk Antlers organization! Know a young person(s) who might be interested? For information, call E.R. Todd Doody at 618-201-4773; Rene Doody at 618-201-3126; or Darcie Hastings, at 618-521-6050.

Luck Of The Lodge Results

All tickets were sold, a great crowd enjoyed this 11th year of the "LOL," and many stayed to enjoy the Dirt Water Fox Band. Here are the prize winners, and sellers in parenthesis: 1st - Trent Eppenheimer $5,000 (Jim Ferguson); 2nd - Marcia Butler - $1,000 (Kellie Ellis); 3rd - Barb Clemons - $500 (Jim Ferguson); 4th - Hugh T. Wright III - $250 (Jim Ferguson); 5th - Geof Bambic - $250 (Beth Francis); 6th - Zak Cason - $100 (Orval Rowe); 7th - Kim Grammer - $100 (Faithann Howard); 8th - John Tweedy - $100 (Faithann Howard); 9th - Jackie Welch - $100 (Tonya Knust). Thanks, everyone who purchased tickets!

Dart Tournament Results

Headed by Chairman, B. J. Wyatt, along with the assistance of Lynn Porter and several hard-working Elks, Lodge #572 again hosted a major event to raise money for the Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation (C.C.C.). Over 50 businesses & individuals purchased $100 Dart Board Sponsorships; items were donated for both the silent auction, and live auction, called by Blake Canning; Various Raffles were drawn; a Meat Wheel was spinning and a Lottery Basket was a popular attraction. Proceeds from C.C.C. Coin Boxes and on-site Calendar sales were thrown in for the day. All total, some $14,393.00 was forwarded to the Children's Care office in Chatham! This amount will add to the year's amount already there, from Ho-Do Annual Appeal, state-wide drawing, calendar sales, and other #572 member donations and contributions. Thanks, everyone who participated in any way - proving once again, that Elks Care - Elks Share!

Hoop Shoot Update

2023 district hoopshoot winners

Lynlee Rubach (pictured on left) of Steeleville won first place in our local Hoopshoot competition in the 12-13 girls group with a score of 19 out of 25.

She then won the South district competition by making 22 out of 25 shots.

Then, she won the state competition, hitting 23 out of 25 shots. Next for Lynlee is the regional competition in Iowa City on March 17th.

Congratulations and good luck for continued success!