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July Newsletter & Calendar

The newsletter and calendar for July are now available online. Use the links in the menu on the left to view/download.

Golf Scramble

The annual Murphysboro Elks Richard Martin Memorial Golf Scramble will take place at Jackson County Country Club on July 13th. Sign-up sheets are available in the Club Room. Sign up wil be at 9:00 am, tee-off will be at 10:00 am. Four people per team; $85 per person. Mulligans are $20.00 per team; skins game $20.00 per team. There will be contests for putting, closest to the hole, longest putt and longest drive. Hot dogs, soft drinks and adult beverages will be available on the course. Dinner and prizes will follow at the Lodge. For more information or to sponsor a hole, contact Harold 618-559-9214, Darcie 618-521-6050, or Tonya 6618-303-0353.

My Elks Mobile App

We now have a new way for our members, spouses, associate members, widows, & Elks of other Lodges (which use this App) to access the latest information from Lodge #572! Members All - please take a few minutes to go to your App Store and download 'My Elks' to your phone. Give requested information; provide a password; and give Murphysboro Lodge #572 as your local Lodge. It is FREE! This App will provide reminders and special information items for you, regarding our Lodge. We plan to include our monthly Newsletter, and Calendar, as soon as produced.

Even wider information is available, also, regarding our own Illinois Elks Association; Grand Lodge events & news; and much more. Here in the Illinois Super South District, you will be able to view information on the Marion #800 and Anna Jonesboro #1641 'My Elk' Apps (And they can view ours, as well.). Go to upper-right corner of home page to search Lodges nation wide....just type in Lodge name or number. Those using 'My Elks' will show as 'Active.'

As we become familiar with, and learn more about this new App, information and updates will be provided to you. But please remember - the First Step is for YOU to place this App on your phone!! To download the app, search for "My Elks" on either the Google Play or Apple App Store.

Lodge 572 Bestows Awards

At the annual volunteer appreciation dinner, members who helped our Lodge continue achieving our goal of helping those around us were recognized.

Will Stephens citizen of the year award Will Stephens, Mayor of Murphysboro was selected as citizen of the year. Unfortunately, he was not able to attend the ceremony due to an injury suffered by his wife. Lodge 572 secretary Merle Evans holds his award for the presentation.
Steve Schemonia award Steve Schemonia received an Outstanding Service Commendation for his work helping the veterans in our area. The award recognized his continuing work feeding veterans at the Haven on Crab Orchard Lake, providing requested items during the holiday season, and coordinating visits to veterans during the Christmas season.
Steve Zak award Steve Zak received an Outstanding Service Commendation for his work with our Lodge website, newsletter, orientation and other operations essential to the operation of a successful Lodge.
Sue Given award Sue Givens was recognized as the Officer of the Year during her term as the Lodge Esteemed Loyal Knight. Sue always helped out when requested, including coordinating the annual Luck of the Lodge Raffle, a major fundraiser for our Lodge
Tonya Knudst elk of the year Tonya Knudst was bestowed the highest honor of the eveing, being named Elk of the Year for Lodge 572 for her tireless work helping our Lodge in every way possible. From planting flowers to helping with numerous events held within our Lodge, she was the person that always helped things get done. Congratulations, Tonya!

Lodge 572 Welcomes 12 New Members

On February 28, our Lodge initiated 12 new members into our Order...more

Lodge 572 Spouse Selected As South District Lady Elk of the Year

2024 Lady Elk of the YEar
Congratulations to Joy Wayman, who was selected as the Elks' South District nominee for the Illinois Elks Association's 'Lady Elk' for 2023-2024.  Joy was one of eight District nominees honored at the IEA Ladies Luncheon banquet on Saturday, January 27.  The State winner was from the West District.
The banquet was a part of the Association's Mid-Winter meeting at the Wyndham Hotel & Convention  center in Springfield.  Joy is pictured, holding her certificate (and bouquet) for being selected as the South District's representative in the state competition.  Supporting Joy at the event, from Lodge #572, were, L-R:  Rene' Doody; E.R., Todd Doody; Selena McBride; Jane Rhoden; Kendra Evans; Trustee, Darcie Hastings; and Secretary, Merle Evans.

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.