Flag Day on June 14th

Great Basin Elks Lodge #1472 would like to announce the celebration of Flag Day on Friday June 14th. The ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. and will last for about 45 minutes. This activity is free to the public. The ceremony will be held at the Masonic Lodge located at 576 VFW Drive in Elko.

The ceremony consists of the history of several flags from our nation’s past beginning with the Revolutionary War to the present.  A discussion of the flags will occur during the presentation of each flag. 

The history of Flag Day is observed on June 14th because on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes for the flag of the United States.  The first national observance of Flag Day took place on June 14, 1877, 100 years after the original adoption of the flag.  President Wilson issued a proclamation in 1916 stating the June 14th shall be National Flag Day.  In 1949, it was made official by an Act of Congress.

Volunteer Opportunity in May

Saturday May 25th, 8 a.m.- noon. Help us conduct an annual spring clean-up at the Hole in the Mountain to help prepare for our annual camp out in August. Work gloves are a must. Bring a chain saw, weed whackers, etc. Bring lunch and water.

(Directions: Take I-80 exit 333 South for 7 miles, turn right just past the guardrail. Follow the dirt road which will turn left towards the canyon and follow it through 2 gates and up around the hill. Continue approx. one mile and you will see the road to your right which will take you down to the campsite.)

Beer Tasting & BBQ Veteran’s Fundraiser

When: 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 23rd 2023 

Where: 1163 McClellan Avenue, Spring Creek (South Fork Reservoir) 

Beer tasting will consist of beers from the Hound Dog Brewery (homebrew). 

Some Wine and sodas will be available. 

Food will be pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and various desserts. Feel free to bring a dessert.

Cost is $30 per person. Kids age 10 – 18 are $10, under 10 are free 

Event is open to Elks and their guests. Kids are welcome. Friendly dogs too, except yard is not fenced.

All the proceeds go the Elks Veteran Fund to assist veterans in need. 

Please come and have a good time while helping out the Veterans. 

Live music with Liam Kyle Cahill & Kasey Christensen

For directions, see the map CLICK HERE .

Next Meeting: Thurs. April 13, 2023

Great Basin Elks Lodge #1472 cordially invites you to attend the 2023-24 Officer Installation and Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at the Lodge in Elko, Nevada.

The doors and bar will open at 4:00 PM for social hour(s)

A Lasagna Dinner will begin at 6:00 PM, provided by the Trustees and PERs

Ceremonies begin at 7:00 PM, followed by a brief business meeting.

Invited Guests, Family, & Elk Members are welcome to this evening Gala Event.

Recommended attire is semi-formal or business attire.

Lodge Officers will dress formal or semi-formal.

(NSEA President Debbie Oskin, and First Gent Bill, from the Mesquite Lodge will be attending.)

Help the Great Basin Elks kick off a Great New Elk Year!

Next Meeting: Thurs. March 9, 2023

The next regular meeting of Elks Lodge 1472 will be on Thursday, March 9 at the Masonic Lodge in Elko, NV. The doors and bar will open at 5:00 PM for social hour(s) and the business meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

We will have our Blue Pig Dinner of scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and sausage gravy. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm. Please bring a dessert.

Please bring your Blue Pig donation (Please NO CHANGE!).