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May Newsletter & Calendar Available Online

The newsletter and calendar for May 2018 are now available online. To view/print them, use the links in the navigation menu.

Are Your Dues Paid?

As all Elk Members know - the deadline for yearly membership dues is always April 1. Thereafter, you are considered delinquent if you have not paid your dues for 2018-2019! Grand Lodge Statutes then allow all local Lodges to exclude said delinquent members from Club Room privileges, Elk activities & events, and most certainly, all Elk meetings, as of the April 1 date. While the meeting exclusion has been in effect at #572, since April 1, be advised that enforcement of "Club Room Privileges" will be vigorously enforced, starting June 1!! This includes food and beverege purchase, event attendance, and all related. (Also, reminder that if you are on the CLMS delinquency list, May 1, you are not eligible for the Queen of Hearts, or any Raffle or Drawing, the the entire month of May....or entirety of any month, thereafter, if on CLMS delinquency list, the 1st day of that month.) While it is not the intention of Lodge Officers or Staff to embarrass a delinquent member seeking Club Privileges after June 1 - do expect to be reminded of the problem, and put on notice, therein! Think of it from the perspective of paid-up members - if delinquent, why should you enjoy benefits which their dues are underwriting?

Cinco de Mayo Buffett

A Mexican buffett will be served on (when else) Saturday, May 5th in the Club Room. Food will be served 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Cost is $10 per person. Come out and join in the festivities!

Fishing Expedition for Special Populations

Volunteers are needed for a fishing outing for area residents with special needs on Wednesday, May 9th. This is an annual event that members of our Lodge have participated in for several years. Volunteers are needed to bait hooks, handle fishing tackle, help land fish, and coach/encourage participants. The event will take place 8:30 am – 2:00 pm at Bleyer's Lake. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please call The Bank of Carbondale at (618) 549-2181 or email

Mother's Day Brunch

Our annual Mother's Day Brunch will happen on Sunday, May 13th (Mother's Day, duh) 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Everyone is invited. Mother's eat free, adults $7.00, children 3-12 $4.00, children under 3 eat for free.

Lodge 572 Participates in Caddyshack Crawl

Saturday, May 19th is the date for this Fund Raiser for School District #186. Proceeds will go to the PBIS program (Good Behavior / Student of the Month). Check-in begins at 10:45 am at the American Legion, with Tee Off at Noon. Four-person teams - $20 per person includes t-shirts, goodie bag, 10 rounds of Putt-Putt Golf, prize for best-dressed team. Cash prizes: 1st = $500, 2nd = $300, 3rd = $200; Caddies (Designated Drivers) suggested. Murphysboro establishments participating: American Legion, Corner Tavern, Jack's Meat Market, 17th St. Warehouse, Elks #572, VFW, Brews Brothers, Big Muddy Brewery, DaNite Tavern, and Carbon Lake Club. Sign-up & pay at Corner Tavern before May 14th! Sounds like a unique and great day of fun - all while helping out a good program for our local students! Informational flyers are available at the Lodge.

Lodge 572 Golf Scramble

Our Lodge will be holding a golf scramble on June 9th at Hickory Ridge Golf Course. Sign-up @ 11:00, Tee Off @ 12:00. Registration is $65 per person (4 person team). Dinner & prizes in Club Room. Scramble is open to first 20 paid teams to register at the Lodge. For more information contacts Donnie 303-0451; Richard 791-9245; Harold 559-9214; or Darcie 521-6050.

Lodge 572 Welcomes Six New Members

On March 7th, our Lodge brought six new members into the Order. Please introduce yourself and make them feel welcome...more