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July Newsletter & Calendar Online

The newsletter and calendar for July 2017 are now online. To view/print them, use the links in the navigation menu on the left. 

Luau Scheduled For July 29th

A relaxed, fun evening for our members and guests! Come join in - get this date on your calendar. No Admission Charge! There will be appetizers and drink specials. A D.J. will be playing. Planned contests include Best Hawaiian Shirt (Men); Best Hawaiian Dress (Ladies); Limbo Contest; Hula Hoop Contest; and whatever else we might come up with it! Elks #572 hasn't hosted one of these in a while - see YOU there!

Lodge Golf Scramble A Success

Our June 3rd Lodge Golf Scramble turned out well, with several teams enjoying the day and helping raise money for building maintenance and operation. Thanks to everyone involved, including: Hole Sponsors - J T Blankenship, Inc., Pat's BBQ & Catering; Stewart's Body shop, Jim Ferguson, J & J Ventures, and American Asphalt Sealing. Also, Pat's BBQ....for donation of a great dinner at the Lodge following the Scramble. Helpers: Harold S., Donnie C., Kathy G., Olivia M., B.J, Stephanie S., Richard M., Sebbie S., Mike G., and Dianne C. And, the Winning Team: John Reiman, Eric Compton, Barry Craig, and Kody Knop! Finally, all your golfers - if you missed this one, stay tuned for Next Year!

Barstool Purchase Campaign

Members all.....beginning with issuance of this Newsletter, we are beginning a campaign to replace the barstools in our Club Room. 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!

Wounded Warrior Weekend

2017 Wounded WarriorsLast month, Elks Lodge #572 used its ENF Gratitude Grant to partner with and assist the Murphysboro VFW's Wounded Warrior Weekend. After a patriotic caravan into Murphysboro, some 13 of these honored individuals enjoyed a Friday night meal, and band at the Post. On Saturday, their schedule included a shooting match, fishing at Bleyer Lake, taco bar, and an evening dinner and D.J. Show. On Sunday, they were treated to another breakfast, after which they each received take-home gift/goodie bags and gas cards to help defray travel expenses. T-shirts were also provided to this year's Warriors, who came from such locations as Fort Campbell, Kentucky.; DuQuoin; Elkville; Saint Louis, and Biloxi, Missippi.

Lodge 572 Member Chosen as Illinois Elk Of The Year

After being chosen as Elk of the Year for our Lodge and for the South District, Lodge member Rick Ehlers was awarded Illinois Elk of the Year on May 20th during the State Convention banquet.IL Elk of the Year Rick Ehlers

Lodge 572 Received Awards At State Convention

During the Illinois Elks State Convention in Springfield, May 19-21, Lodge 572 received the following awards from the Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation (CCC):

  • 1st place in the South District for per-capita contributions
  • 1st place in the South District for gross contributions
  • 1st place in the state for gross contributions

This is the 4th consecutive year our Lodge has been the top contributor in the state to CCC and the 18th consecutive year we have been one of the top three contributors in the state. Thank you to all members and volunteers that made this possible.

Unpaid Members

As all Elks know, membership dues are in arrears on April 1 of each year. Therefore, as of June 1, our fellow members, as listed, have not yet submitted their dues payment ($66.25 Regular and $29.25 Life). Please do so, as soon as possible! You should still have your original billing notice and return slip & envelope, as sent in February, (Contact E. R. or Lodge Secretary for extenuating circumstances.) Finally, be advised that Club Room Privileges of Delinquent Members are suspended as of July 1.

Michael Adams, Dr. Rebecca Atkinson, Shea Baker, Jesse Barge, Randall Beckman, Casey Bloodworth, Robert Bolinski, Amanda Burton, Blake Canning, Jennifer Canning, James Carlock, Paula Carson, Elizabeth Chaundy, Butch Cheatham, Patricia Clark, Chris Cochran, Dr. Edward Conrad, Thomas Cox, Jim Dallas, Marla Kay Dallas, Marty Davis, Cameron Donahue, Kellie Ellis, Janet Faulkner, Venita Freeman, Terry Gerlach, Alan Gordon, Todd Grissom, Thomas Guetersloh, Bianca Hadsock, Les Hall, Ted Harsha, John Hays III, Jerry Henry, Bradley Hill, Judy Holley, Jimmy Hoppenstedt, Benjamin Howard, Donald Hulick, Scott Imhoff, Stephen Jines, Don Johnson Jr., William Ray Jones, Donald Kidd, Richard Kiel, Gary King, Larry Klink, Robert Knope, James Knott, Gary Korando, Mary Korando, Dr. Thomas Kupferer, Stephen Lather, Michael Layne, Sharon Leggans, Gretchen Mager, Richard Mann, Ruth McColl, Justin Moniger, Carol Moore, Daryl Murphy, John Nichols, Monica Nippe, Jeremy Norman, Naomi O'Neal, Derek Pfeaster, Tina Phoenix, Jeremy Pierce, William J. Pittman, Kurt Presley, Ray Pritchett, Antonia Ragland, Ronald Reeder, Brad Rife, Neal Schemonia, Ronald Schemonia, Tim Schenk, Stanley Schneider, Jenny Schuler, Clarence Sherman, Patricia Shields, Jimmie Simmons, Mandy Sitton, Darrell Skeens, Randy Skoffic, Cynthia Smith, Travis Smith, Heather Spradling, Erin Sweeney, William Terry, John Tippy, John M. Tweedy, Scott Uffelman, Alvin Valdez, Herby Voss, Elizabeth Weber, Kathy Wills, Brian Winters, Jerry Worthen, Jason Wright, Paul Zemlyn, and Michele Zimbleman.

Membership Dues and Key Cards

Reminder: the new, PURPLE key cards are now required to operate the doors connected with the Club Room and for attendance at all Lodge, House, and Board of Directors meetings. Any member who has not paid their dues by now are considered "Delinquent". Please take care of this basic and important obligation of membership!