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August Newsletter & Calendar Online

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

Student Sponsored By Lodge 572 Receives Scholarship

The Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation (CCC) has announced that Mackenzie Grefe, of Steelville, will receive $2,000.00 in scholarship assistance for this upcoming school year. Mackenzie, now in her 4th year of a Doctorial Program, is attending Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She was sponsored by Lodge 572 in her application to the CCC's Physical / Occupational Therapy Scholarship Program. Mackenzie also received scholarship assistance last year through this Elk's program. It is always especially rewarding to learn of scholarship assistance awarded to students sponsored by our own Lodge! 

South District Golf Scramble

On Sunday, August 27th, the South District Golf Scramble will be held at Union County Golf Course at Anna. They are currently looking for golfers and hole sponsors. This year's event will have 4-person teams at $75 per person,. Hole sponsorships have been reduced to $75.00 each. Entry fee includes golf and cart fees;  beer, soda, water, and hot dogs on the course; and a prime rib dinner & awards program at the Anna Elks Lodge following completion of the Scramble. Skins and Mulligans will be sold separately. There is a limit of 20 teams, so get your entries in as soon as possible. Entry forms will be available in the Club Room.

Barstool Purchase Campaign Continues

Several of our Members have responded and submitted their donation for a barstool following the announcement in our July Newsletter. More donations are still open, available, and needed for us to place an order.  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!

Flag Team Seeking Volunteers

Each year our Lodge's Flag Team seeks to "quicken the spirit of American patriotism."  You can be part of this effort by joining us as we carry our large (30' x 20') American Flag in various events. We have two events coming up: Veterans on Parade in Marion on Saturday, September 9th, and the Murphysboro Apple Festival Grand Parade on Saturday, September 16th. If you would like to join us, please contact Steve Zak at (618)924-5680 to volunteer or ask for more information. The task is simple; we will provide you with a Flag Team t-shirt; and as those who have done it before, it will make an impression on you.

Unpaid Membership Dues

As all Elks know, membership dues are in arrears on April 1 of each year. As of August 1st, 57 members 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 were suspended as of July 1.