MO SOUTHWEST
District No. 4920

Lodge #501 Home

Welcome to the "new" Joplin Elks webpage.  After a hiatus of two years, we are back at it, and will endeavor to keep everything up to date and current.  Check out the most recent edition of the Lodge newsletter under the "News" tab.  

Once again, this is a busy month.  We have our annual Luau on 8/16, the bowling planning meeting on 8/26, and on 8/23 we have two (2) events:  a "road trip" to see the Springfield Cardinals, and the FABULOUS Route 66 Swing Band in the Lounge from 7-10pm to entertain those who don't go to the balgame.  And remember to keep Labor Day evening "free" on your calendar!  The 501 PERs will be hosting their second annual Fish Fry.  Keep an eye open at the Lodge for flyers about this event.  It's hot outside, but the Lounge is cool and the drinks are cold.  Be sure and check out the new activities on Saturday night at the Lodge.  Bruce Lais and his "committee" have implemented some great ideas, and the food is not to be missed!  And it is another opportunity to spend time with old friends and make some new ones.

We have come a long way; however the road from May 22, 2011, to today 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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