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.

Next meeting Thurs 11 February

The next Elks meeting is Thursday, 11 Feb, at the Masonic Lodge in Elko, NV. Doors open at 5:00 pm for social time, a Valentine’s Day Dessert raffle will be held at 6:00 pm, and the regular meeting is at 7:00 pm.

Please bring a Valentine’s dessert to raffle to raise money for our General Fund.

Next meeting Thursday 14 January 2016

The next Elks meeting is Thursday, 14 Jan, at the Masonic Lodge in Elko, NV. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the regular meeting is at 7:00 pm.


Other dates to remember:

Sat Jan 23 – Ritual Clinic, Reno

Sat Feb 13 – Elko POW/MIA Association fundraiser dinner, Elko Convention Center

Fri Feb 19 – VIP visits our lodge at 5:00 pm

April 14 – 17 – State Convention, North Las Vegas

Sat April 23 – District Deputy Clinic, Gardnerville

July 3 – 6 – Grand Lodge Convention, Houston, Texas

Great Basin Elks Hoop Shoot

Great Basin Elks Hoop Shoot

The free annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest, hosted by Great Basin Elks Lodge #1472, will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at Elko High School Old Gymnasium. Age groups of 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13 for both boys and girls will be used. Eligibility is determined by the age contestants will be on April 1, 2016. All contestants must bring proof of birth date (birth certificate, passport or baptism certificate).

The free-throw competition will begin at 10 a.m., with the 8-9 age group shooting from 11 feet. The 10-11 and 12-13 groups will shoot from the regulation free-throw line at 15 feet.

Six local winners will advance to the district shoot on Jan. 30, 2016 in Austin. For more information, contact Gary Alexander at 738-3823.


(from Elko Daily Free Press Two-minute Drill Column–nov/article_759dba82-63a8-5e86-941f-3e0f91d53471.html )