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!

Next Meeting: Thursday July 13, 2017

The next regular meeting of Elks Lodge 1472 will be on Thursday, July 13.  This will be the only meeting this month so please plan to attend and find out what’s happening this summer with your lodge.
Our Food Master would like to have our annual Ice Cream Social that evening.  The Lodge will provide the ice cream if members will bring toppings.  Charge will be $5 per person, proceeds to go to our General Fund.
Doors open at 5:00 PM and the meeting begins at 7:00 PM.  Hope to see you there!

Next Meeting: Thursday June 22, 2017

The next meeting of the Great Basin Elks Lodge #1472 is on Thursday, June 22 at the Masonic Lodge in Elko.  Doors will open at 5:00 PM for social hour, with a potluck dinner beginning at 6:00 PM.  The meeting will include initiation of new members and begins at 7:00 PM.  Please plan to come and support your new Elk members.
For the potluck, we would like everyone to bring cool salads and desserts. Salads can be anything – green salad, veggies, meat salads, pasta – just as long as they’re cool and refreshing!  It’s supposed to be warm so let’s stay cool!  See you there.

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!

Next Meeting: Thurs. May 11, 2017

The next meeting of the Great Basin Elks Lodge #1472 will be on Thursday, May 11 at the Elko Masonic Lodge.  Doors open at 5:00 PM and the (short version) meeting begins at 7:00 PM.
To honor Mother’s Day, we will have a bake sale raffle with proceeds donated to a local organization of our choice (to be decided at the meeting).  Please bring an item to be raffled off and help us honor our Mothers and all women in our community this Thursday.  See you there!

Next Meeting: Thursday April 27, 2017

The next Great Basin Elks #1472 Lodge meeting will be held on Thursday, April 27 at the Masonic Lodge in Elko as usual.  Doors will open at 5:00PM, potluck dinner at 6:00PM (theme is described below), and the meeting will begin at 7:00PM.
Our Food Master asks that everyone bring egg-related dishes like quiches, Deviled eggs, egg rolls, and other things to that effect.  Carrie is bringing potato salad with eggs and will bring a ham.  Be creative and get out those egg recipes!