Legacy Scholarships

Do you know a high school senior who is a child or grandchild of a dues paying Elk? Encourage them to apply for a Legacy Award Scholarship! The 2020 application is open until January 31, 2020.  Just visit https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm, scroll down to Apply Now and get started!  

Scholarship-seeking season comes to an end on January 31 when the Legacy Awards application closes. Legacy Awards are available to high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks. Each Legacy Award recipient will receive a $4,000 scholarship distributed over the course of their college career. Legacy awards scholars are required to serve with the Elks at least once per year.

Encourage your children or grandchildren—or those of your fellow Elks—who are high school seniors to apply for a Legacy Award! Learn more about the eligibility requirements here.

Flag Day Ceremony

Please click here to see the flyer for this event.

Flag Day, Friday, June 14, 2019, 6 to 7 PM

Lamoille Grove, Elko County, Nevada

Presented by: Great Basin Elks Lodge #1472

  • Open and free to the general public.
  • Enjoy a beautiful evening in Lamoille Grove.
  • Come learn about the history of the American Flag.
  • See historical flag replicas.
  • Great family event – appropriate for all ages.

Learn how the national, historic, fraternal organization, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE), annually honors the U.S. Flag and all it represents in a moving and traditional ceremony.

Lions Camp Lamoille Clean-Up Days: June 1 & 2, 2019

The Elko Lions Club is hosting a clean-up weekend at Camp Lamoille to begin a multi-year restoration process due to last summer’s Range 2 Fire. Volunteers with gloves, tools, and able bodies are needed for either day or both days. Water and lunch will be provided. Saturday evening will include a BBQ dinner for all workers provided by the Lions Club. 

Work will include, picking up trash, cleaning up burned brush and materials, dismantling sheds, cutting wood, shoveling dirt and debris, etc. It may be dirty work, but it will be rewarding work to assist with the overall rebuild. Tools needed include work gloves, boots, sunscreen, chainsaws, brush trimmers (loppers), rakes, shovels, magnets on sticks or wheels, etc. 

We need a head count before the event so the Lions Club can coordinate logistics and food. If you would like to assist with this project, please contact Ben Reed, Walt O’Brien, or email [email protected]

Mother’s Day Ceremony & Brunch

Our lodge invites all Elks members and guests to our Annual Mother’s Day Ceremony and Brunch on Sunday, May 12 at the Masonic Lodge in Elko.  This is a wonderful time to remember our Mothers and honor our ladies with a beautiful ceremony and a brunch in their honor. 

The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. with brunch to follow.  Brunch will consist of sandwiches, strudel bites, deviled eggs, fruit tray, and some breakfast breads.  If you would like to contribute your own special dish, please feel free to bring it to share.

Hope you will bring your special ladies, moms and memories of moms, to this special Mother’s Day event.

Next Meeting: Thurs. March 28, 2019

The next regular meeting of Elks Lodge 1472 will be on Thursday, March 28 at the Masonic Lodge in Elko, NV. Doors open at 5:00 PM; ourBlue Pig dinner will be served beginning at 6:00 PM; and the meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

The Blue Pig Dinner will feature a bone-in ham and pork loin. Please bring pig-themed sides and desserts.

Be sure to bring your blue piggy banks to this meeting! Proceeds from these Blue Pig piggy banks will be split between our lodge Building Fund and the Nevada State Major Project. The Project helps fund the Nevada Dept. of Health & Human Services’ Division of Child & Family Services in a few ways, including Project Safe Haven and Camp to Belong. The 2019 Elk Year Awards will also be presented in this meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday and Sunday December 1 & 2, 2018

Please join the Great Basin Elks Lodge at our Elks Hoop Shoot at Adobe Middle School in Elko, NV, beginning at 9:00 AM, on Saturday December 1, 2018.  See https://greatbasinelkslodge.org/elks-hoop-shoot-dec-2018/ for more info.


The Great Basin Elks will be holding our Memorial Service at 11:00 AM, Sunday December 2nd at the Masonic Lodge.  This is an Open Meeting so family and friends are encouraged to attend.

Departed members Ted Blohm and Eugene Olson will be recognized during the service.
Carrie is asking for help with finger food, someone is already bringing a cake.  Brunch drinks will be available at the bar.
Hope to see you there!

Beer Tasting & BBQ Veteran’s Fundraiser

When: 12:00 Noon, Saturday, June 9th

Beer tasting will consist of beers from the Hound Dog Brewery (homebrew) and Sam Adams.  Some wine and sodas will be available.

Food will be pork carnitas, ground beef tacos, refried beans, rice, and various deserts. Feel free to bring desert.

Cost is $25 per person, or $40 per couple. Kids are $1 per year of age up to $10.

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.

Please ask for directions if you need them.

Flag Day Thurs. June 14, 2018

In place of our next regular meeting we will have our Flag Day Ceremony in the Lamoille Grove.  So Thursday, June 14th we will not meet at the Lodge.  We will meet in the Lamoille Grove, in Lamoille, Nevada, for the ceremony.  This is open to the public so tell everyone to join us.

Next Meeting: Thurs. March 22, 2018

The next gathering of the Great Basin Elks Lodge 1472 will be on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Masonic Lodge in Elko, NV (at the corner of College and VFW Drive).

Put on your fancy duds and plan to enjoy an evening of dinner, year-end awards (including membership year pins), and the Installation of Officers for Elk year 2018-2019.  This is an open meeting, so bring friends and family and prepare to enjoy a grand night of fellowship and ceremony.  If you only attend one Elk gathering a year, make it this one.

Doors open at 5:00 PM for social hour.  Dinner and Blue Pig awards will begin at 6:00 PM followed by the Installation and Awards ceremony at 7:00 PM.  The main course for dinner will be provided, but we ask that members please bring a side salad or dessert to share.  Hope to see you there!