MO SOUTHWEST
District No. 4920

Lodge #501 Home

April showers brought May flowers---and lots of grass to mow.  And when you finish your mowing (or gardening, or whatever) remember that the beverages at the Lodge are always chilled and refreshing.

There are many events going this month.  Check your ECHO calendar for a full listing.

As it is May, we remember our dear brothers lost in the May 2011 tornado.  Out of that sorrow have come many blessings, especially the "coming together" of our Lodge as a family.  We focus on that, rather than on the grief we feel at the loss of so much of our town.

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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