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Lodge 572 Grows By Another 15!!!

On September 19, 2016, Lodge 572 initiated another 15 members into our Order. Please introduce yourself to our newest members and help them become active members that keep our Lodge the vibrant, active, heart of Elkdom that keeps the Order of Elkdom alive and well....more

Our Flag Team Takes To The Streets Of Marion

Flag Team in Veterans on Parade 

Our Flag Team was asked to participate in this year's annual Veterans on Parade (September 10th) in Marion. It was the perfect opportunity to combine our mission to "quicken the spirit of American patriotism" and show that "as long as there are veterans, the Elks will never forget them." We must have made an impression, because we have already been asked to participate in next's year's event.

Flag Team at Veterans on Parade

Coming up on Saturday, September 17th, our Flag Team will be participating in the Murphysboro Apple Festival Grand Parade. 

Mixed Doubles Bocce Tournament

Here are the details: Sunday, September 25th.
Sign-In & Pay, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m./Play starts approx. 1:00 p.m.
1 Male - 1 Female per team - Minimum Age: 9 yrs.
Cost: $40 Per Team.  Food will be provided & a 50/50 Raffle.
Sign-Up at Elks Lodge to reserve a spot! (16 team maximum)
For more information: Mike Ewbank  (618)520-7470  

Lodge 572 Sponsors Two CCC Scholarship Winners for 2016-2017

We are pleased to announce that the following two students have been awarded Physical/Occupational Therapy Scholarships for the upcoming year. They are as follows: McKenzie Grefe, Steeleville, IL., who will be attending Maryville University, St. Louis, Mo., in the Occupational Therapy Program. Brandon Rickenberg, Campbell Hill, IL., who will be attending SIU-C, in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program. Congratulation to these two individuals, who submitted their applications through Lodge #572. And, members all, remember that our donations to the Illinois Elks Children's Care Corp. makes these scholarship opportunities possible, to the youth of our communities. Elks Care - Elks Share!

Gratitude Grant Helps Local Organizations

By meeting the goals set for raising money for the ENF, our Lodge earned a $2000 Gratitude Grant to help our local community. This money was recently distributed as follows:

Boy Scout Troop 114 grant presentation 

Boy Scout Troop 114 received $500.00. Troop leader Lewis Akers (far left) and Assistant Scout Master Cameron Welch (back row right) shown with Lodge 572 Exalted Ruler Joe Patrick (far right)

Cub Scout Pack 112 Gratitude Grant presentation 

Cub Scout Pack 112 received $500.00. (back row) Lodge 572 Exalted Ruler Joe Patrick, Troop Leader James Heilig, Den Leader Brittni Heilig, Assistant Cub Master Curtis Hubbard.

Somerset Clover 4H grant presentation 

Somerset Clovers 4-H Club received $1000.00. Lodge 572 Exalted Ruler Joe Patrick (holding left side of check) presented the check to 4-H Club Treasurer Asher Yuill (holding right side of check) as Club Leader Rosie Wece (far left) watches.

Veterans Lunch At The Haven

Each month on the third Tuesday, our Lodge serves lunch to veterans attending the Haven on Crab Orchard Lake for counseling and rehabilitation sessions. Volunteers are being sought to help out. If you would like to help out, please contact the Lodge. Funding for the meals is provided by a $2,000 ENF Beacon Grant.