MO SOUTHWEST
District No. 4920

Lodge #501 Home

The "dog days of summer" have officially arrived.  August is busy with many events at the Lodge; keep your ECHO calendar handy this month.  

"Elks Care-Elks Share" is a motto we all know and follow.  Many (most) of us give readily of our time and talents to further Elkdom, and to help those in need.  However, there are times when matters are taken out of our control, and no amount of money or time will correct something broken or change a "problem" into a "memory".  We have that in our Lodge at this time.  Two of our cherished members are facing monumental health issues; there are no tangible goods we can give them to correct either situation.  Now is the time for "Brotherly Love" and "Fidelity" to take the lead.  Please remember Wiley Boatright and David Cox and their respective families in your thoughts and prayers.

We have come a long way from May 22, 2011; however, the road has been a long and rocky one, filled with potholes and "speed bumps".  We have lost many friends along the way, and their names remain inscribed on the tablets of love and memory, as well as in our hearts.  And we have gained so many new friends on this journey.  The members of the Webb City Lodge are the exemplification of "Brotherly Love" and "Fidelity". They opened their arms and the doors of their Lodge to us when we lost our Lodge home in the tornado of May 2011, and made us feel like "family". We owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.

We also greatly appreciate those at 4th Street Bowl who graciously "stepped up" to fill the void left by the loss of our building. Our legendary "Speed Bar" and "Slow Bar" are both gone, however the heart of Elkdom remains strong in Joplin.

Joplin Elks Lodge 501 is located at 1802 West 26th, in Joplin, Missouri. Lodge 501 was founded in 1899 and enjoys a heritage that is steeped with the best of Elk Traditions. Nestled in the Heart of the Ozarks in SouthWest Missouri, Joplin has a population of 46,000. The population within a 40 mile radius of Joplin is 400,000, making it Missouri's 4th largest metropolitan area.

We invite all guests of the web site to sign our guest book and please feel free to let us know how we are doing. Meets second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Meeting Directions: 1802 W 26th Street Joplin MO


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