December 2017 Events

Great Basin Elks will host their first memorial service on Sunday December 3, 2017, at the Masonic Lodge in Elko.  The service will begin promptly at 10:00 AM, the doors will open at 9:00 AM.  A potluck brunch will follow, so please bring your favorite brunch dish to share.  Hope to see you all there as we remember our departed members.

Thursday December 14 is the only meeting for the Great Basin Elks this month at the Masonic Lodge in Elko.  Doors will open at 5:00 PM, and the Chamber of Commerce will be presenting our Membership Plaque at 6:00 PM.  The regular meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.

December 16 is our Annual Christmas Party and Scholarship Fundraiser.  Dinner is $20 per person.  Doors will open for cocktails at 5:00 PM, entertainment will begin at 6:00 PM, and dinner will begin at 6:30 PM.  There will be a raffle after dinner to raise funds for the Scholarship Committee.  Jim Holdren and company will provide dinner.  It’s always been a great time, so RSVP and let the Committee know you plan on attending (so Jim knows how many he’s going to feed!)

Events in August

The next regular meeting of the Great Basin Elks Lodge #1472 will be on Thursday, August 10 at the Masonic Lodge in Elko.  Doors open at 5:00 PM.
  • Great Basin Elks Garage Sale on Saturday, August 5, from 8 AM to 3 PM at the Chamber of Commerce yard in Elko (corner of 14th Street and Idaho Street).  Information is also on the Facebook page for Elks and in your most recent Newsletter.  Plan to come out and bring your friends.  There will be some great bargains!
  • Warrior of the Canyon event in Lamoille Canyon on Saturday, August 12.  Elks are volunteering to help, and if you haven’t talked to Kacie Ortiz (event organizer), please let her know you’re interested.  See more information here.
  • Beer & BBQ Veterans Fundraiser on Saturday, August 19 in South Fork.  Including home-brewed beer and an amazing BBQ.  All proceeds will go to Veteran events and needs by Great Basin Elks.   (ps:  Kids are welcome, and to honor our veterans, Danny will lead a Flag ceremony that is sure to be impressive and moving and a great way to educate us all on our Flag.)
August is sure to have something for everyone to both volunteer and attend so please put on your Elks hat and participate in these great events planned for us!

Flag Day Ceremony on Sat June 17, 2017

Flag Day, June 14, is a very special day in Elkdom.  It is a chance to learn about our Flag’s history and to honor that history.  Our Flag Day ceremony has been scheduled for Saturday, June 17 at 9:00 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Elko.  The Reno Lodge will be in attendance and will supply flags and printed rituals to read.
This event is open to the public so please bring friends and family to enjoy the event.  A BBQ will follow at 12:00pm at the Griego home located at 673 9th Street, which is across from the High School just down the street from the Lodge.
Please make every effort to attend this important Grand Lodge event to honor our Flag and its history.

Weekend Campout

There is no meeting this coming Thursday, May 25.  We have received a dispensation to skip the meeting as most of the officers and many members will be getting the Lamoille Canyon Lions Camp ready for the Memorial Day Campout.  If you haven’t signed up yet to attend, there’s still a few days left to sign up to attend the Saturday Night dinner ($12) and raffle (plus the Margarita Bar the Scholarship Committee is hosting).  Just let our Lodge Secretary (greatbasinelks at gmail dot com) know by Tuesday, May 23 if you want to attend that evening event with your fellow Elk.  It’ll be a good time!
Thursday, May 25 will be a work party day at the Lions Campground before our campout.  If you can lend a hand, please show up at noon or close to it and join the work party.
If you have hand-made items or other goodies to contribute to the Saturday Night Raffle at the campout, please bring them with you and let’s have a successful raffle.  We have some great artists in the group and good cooks and always have wonderful items to win!
Finally, if you can’t camp this weekend, you are still welcome to come out and hang out at the campground and visit your fellow Elk during the weekend.  The Margarita Bar is open Friday night – just bring an hors d’oeuvre and join the party!
Looking forward to seeing everyone out at Lamoille Canyon.  Should be a beautiful weekend!