Next Meeting: Thurs Sept 22, 2016

The next meeting will be on September 22, 2016.  Doors open at 5:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge in Elko, Squash Potluck dinner at 6:00 PM, and the regular meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.
Our next regular meeting on September 22 is a potluck dinner, proceeds will go to the Elks Disaster Relief Program, which has recently given $10,000 to victims of the flooding in Louisiana.  Carrie, our new Food Master, suggested as it’s zucchini, yellow squash, and squash season in general, that squash will be our theme for September’s pre-meeting dinner.  As Carrie said, “You can make any number of things with this vegetable from lasagna to soup, cake to canned goods. Let’s see what people can do with it. If people would like to include a recipe, that would be great.”  Thanks to Carrie for the suggestion!  Let’s see what we can do with squash for our next potluck!

Next Meeting Thurs June 23, 2016

My apologies for not quite keeping up with the announcements lately.


The next meeting of the Great Basin Elks Lodge #1472 will be this Thursday June 23, 2016 at the Elko Masonic Lodge.  Doors will open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm with a guest speaker, and the meeting will begin at 7pm.

As for food, it’s Salad Night – bring your favorite salad ingredient or type of salad for dinner to share.

Our guest speaker will discuss veteran’s issues.

There will be an initiation as well as a remembrance of the life of a member who recently passed.

See you there!

Flags For Heroes

To All Great Basin Elks Members:

For our Flag Day event this year, the membership has agreed to assist in the Flags for Heros event taking place on May 28 – May 30.  Attached is an informational flier that outlines the event.  Danny Alexander, our Veterans Services Chairman, is organizing a work party from the Great Basin Elks to put flags up and take them down during the Memorial Day weekend.  The following is information from Danny for anyone that wishes to participate.

Put up the flags – 0800, Friday May 27th

Take down the flags – 0800, Tuesday May 31st

Everyone should meet at the Spring Creek High School Parking Lot on both days.


Next Meeting Thursday 26 May

Please join us this Thursday for our monthly meeting with a social hour.  Doors open at 5 p.m.  Dinner will start at 6 p.m. (See below.)  Our guest speakers are two of our scholarship recipients.  The regular meeting will start at 7 p.m. and we will have initiations.
Taco Night!  Bring stuff for tacos, meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, green chilis, salsa, taco shells, and tortillas and anything else you like on your taco.  A pan of refried beans will be brought by our Food Master.

Next Meeting Thursday 12 May

The doors will open at 5:00 PM and there will be a speaker at 6:00 PM from the Division of Child & Family Services in Elko to tell us about their mission and services.  Please plan to bring a dessert to be raffled.  The raffle drawing will be performed at 6:30 PM, before the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.
To honor Mother’s Day we will have a dessert raffle and donate the proceeds to the local Women’s Shelter in honor or our Elk women and Mother’s Day.

Next meeting Thurs April 28

The next meeting is on Thursday April 28 at the Elko Masonic Lodge. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m. Bring your favorite pasta dish to share. We will have a guest speaker. The regular meeting will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Note from our Lodge Secretary: If you have not paid your dues for this year 2016-2017, you cannot attend the meeting. You must be a member in good standing with a current card. However, we will be taking dues payments before the meeting.

Elko Clean Up Green Up

We will be cleaning up the area around Porter Roofing at 7:30-8:00AM on Saturday 23 April 2016 at 120 West Main St, Elko.  There is a large empty lot that needs some attention.  Please meet at 120 West Main St. for a short safety briefing and to receive your shirts, raffle tickets, and dump vouchers.  I allowed for a couple kids in our tally so if you have a younger person who wants to join us, I should have a shirt and lunch ticket.  Be prepared for some rain.  “They” say there is an 80% chance, but hopefully we will be out and done by the time the rain comes.  Bring gloves, rakes, and whatever you deem useful for weed and trash pick-up.

(paraphrased from) Carrie

Next meeting CANCELLED April 14, 2016

Our next regularly scheduled lodge meeting, Thursday, April 14, is cancelled. Several officers will be out of town attending the 92nd annual Nevada State Elks Convention in North Las Vegas.  We have been granted a dispensation to cancel by District Deputy Dan Wells.
We are excited to meet others (200+) at the conference, network, and learn new things.
See you at the next meeting later this month!

Next meeting Thursday 10 March

The next Elks lodge meeting and social is on Thursday, March 10.  Doors open at 5:00 pm, blue pigs will be counted from 5:00pm to 6:45pm, an ice cream social begins at 6:00 pm, and the regular meeting is at 7:00 pm.
Be sure to bring your “Blue Pig” and be counted (your piggy bank in which you have been saving money for the lodge.)
It does not matter if your piggy bank is full or not.  We will set up a counting station where we can process and count your donation.  Half of the proceeds will go towards our State Major Project and half will go into the Lodge Building Fund.
We have planned an ice cream social for the evening.  Members are asked to bring toppings.  The ice cream will be provided.