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  • FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS

    Friday night dinners will resume beginning on Ash Wednesday ( March 6th) and will continue every Friday during lent.

  • CCC CLINIC

    The next scheduled Children's Orthopedic Clinic in Joliet is scheduled for Tuesday February 5, 2019 from 4:00pm-5:30 pm. The clinic is by appointment only and will be held at Hinsdale Orthopedic, 951 Essington Rd. in Joliet. To schedule an appointment please call 1-800-272-0074 between the hours of 9am-4pm M-F. The clinic is sponsored by the IEA Children's Care Corp. and Joliet Elks Lodge #296 and is offered to children ages 0-21 of both elk and non-elk member families.

  • WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION

    Affective December 4, 2018 the lodge will open at 4pm Monday-Friday. The lodge will continue to open at 2pm on Saturdays. Any questions regarding this information please contact the lodge at 815-744-3355 or at www.elks296@att.net

  • THURSDAY NIGHT DINNERS- DECEMBER & FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER

    The Lodge will not be serving food on Thursdays for the month of December but will start back on in January. The lodge will not be having its Fish Fry on the first Friday in December. The Lodge will continue to have its weekly Queen of Hearts Drawing in December for members in good standing ONLY.

  • 2019 CCC PT/OT & ASSISTANT PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION.

    THE 2019-2010 PT/OT Scholarships application will be available online beginning December 1, 2018 on the Children's Care Corp. website. Deadlines for applications to be submitted to the lodge is March 8, 2019. The Lydia Miller Special Education Scholarship will also be available on the CCC website on December 1, 2018. Scholarship applications are due to the Children's Care Office by March 22, 2019. For more information contact the Children's Care Office at 217-483-3020, www.helpkids@elkscare.org or visit the website at www.illinoiselksccc.org

  • 2019 CHILDRENS CARE CALENDARS

    The 2019 calendars are now available for purchase. COST $20. There are 262 drawings for prizes in the calendar for the year and the top prize of $5000 will be drawn on November 11,2019. But before that time, there will be three $1,000 drawings, twelve monthly drawings of $100 and 246 week day drawings of $50. Calendars can be purchased by the contacting the lodge office or see Tom Hummel, PDDGER Lodge Chairperson. Funds from the calendar sales are used to help physically challenged children throughout the state of Illinois. These calendars make great holiday gifts so get yours today!

  • COATS FOR KIDS

    As temperatures drop, the need for warm winter clothes spike for children in need. Once again the lodge is accepting donations of winter coats, hats ,gloves. Donations can be dropped off at the lodge or talk to Steve Rande, P.E.R. Chairperson for this event.

  • 2018 GIVING TREE

    We will once again be donating gifts to a local nursing home. Come take a tag, sign the list and make the holidays a little brighter for nursing home of the Parc of Joliet. Please sign your name on the sheet when taking a tag(s). Please return wrapped gifts with tag attached by December 17th.

  • LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS FESTIVAL PARADE.

    Once again the lodge will have a float in this years event. Please join us on Friday November 23, 2018 for the Light Up the Holidays Festival & Parade. Anyone wishing to help work on or ride on the float can contact the lodge. The lodge also is accepting donations of candy to pass out at the parade.

  • VETERAN'S PARTY

    DATE: Saturday November 10th. TIME: cocktails 5:30-6:30pm dinner 6:30 pm entertainment 8:00 pm COST: $20/PERSON or $35/couple. After Nov. 1st $20/person, $40/couple Sign up sheet is the lounge. Raffle tickets are available to purchase. All proceeds for this event will go towards our veterans.

  • LODGE HOOP SHOOT CONTEST

    The lodge's Hoop Shoot contest is scheduled for Saturday November 3rd. LOCATION: Plainfield Central High School field house, TIME: Registration 11am-12pm Contest starts at 12pm. The contest is open to boys and girls ages 8-13. Birth certificate is required for verification of age. For more information visit the elks website at www.elks.org OR contact the Joliet Elks at 815-744-3355 and ask to speak with Barb Schopps.

  • CCC CLINIC

    The next scheduled Children's Care Corp. Orthopedic Clinic in Joliet is scheduled for Tuesday November 6, 2018 from 4:00-5:30 pm. The clinic will be held at Hinsdale Orthopedic, 951 Essington Rd. in Joliet and is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call 1-800-272-0074 between the hours of 9am and 4pm Mon.-Fri. This clinic is sponsored by the Illinois Elks Children's Care Corp. and Joliet Elks Lodge 296.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS

    Friday night dinners will return to the lodge starting on October 5th. Time: 4:30-7:30 pm and carry outs are available. Dinners will be once a month until the start of the Lent season then they will be weekly. Menu information is available in the Elk Call, or you can click on the calendar tab on this web page.

  • QUEEN OF HEARTS STARTS SEPTEMBER 6TH.

    Tickets are available at the lodge during hours of operation AND ARE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING AND THEIR SPOUSES/SIGNIFICANT OTHERS AND NOT THE GENERAL PUBLIC.MEMBERSHIP CARDS WILL BE CHECKED THE NIGHTS OF THE DRAWINGS AND ONLY THE LODGE SECRETARY CAN VOUCH FOR THE IDENITY OF THE MEMBER IF NO MEMBERSHIP CARD IS PRESENTED. The drawings will be held every Thursday at 7:30 pm and members have till 7:15pm of those evenings to purchase tickets. For all rules regarding this even please reference your monthly lodge newsletter. The lodge will also be serving food on those nights and the menu is the following: 1st Thursday: Hamburger night 2nd: Thursday: Taco Bar 3rd Thursday: Fried Chicken 4th: Thursday: Spaghetti Any questions regarding this event please contact the lodge at either 815-744-3355 or at www.elks296@att.net.

  • REINSTATEMENT AMNESTY PERIOD

    During the months of September and October, past members that have dropped or taken a demit may reinstate at a reduced rate of only $1.00 PLUS pro-rated dues. Reinstatement applications are available at the lodge. Any questions, contact the Lodge at either 815-744-3355 or www.elks296@att.net

  • WILL COUNTY HOMELESS SHELTER SUMMIT.

    On August 17, 2018 the lodge will be partnering with The Will County Center for Community Concerns to be hosting a Homeless Shelter Summit from 9am-4pm. This event will address the issues of homelessness in the community especially as it pertains to teenagers.

  • 2019 LEGACY AWARDS

    Legacy awards are scholarships for children and grandchildren ( great grand children are not eligible) of Elk members who will be a high school senior. There will be 300 awards for the 2019 contest. The contest will open on September 1, 2018 and the deadline for applications is February 1, 2019 at 11:59am central time. The elk member must have joined the order on or before April 1, 2016 or be a charter member of a lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2016. The ELK member must also be a paid up member through March 31,2019. Applications are available at www.enf.elks.org/legacyscholarship.org

  • 2019 MOST VALUABLE STUDENT CONTEST

    The 2019 Most Valuable Student Contest will begin on August 15, 2018 and the deadline to submit applications will be November 15, 2018. The contest is open to any high school senior who is an U.S. citizen. A total of 500 (250-male, 250-female) four year scholarships ranging from 4,000-50,000 will be awarded. Scholarships will be available at www.enf.elks.org/mvs. For more information regarding the scholarship, including the rules in detail, please visit www.elks.org/scholars.

  • CCC CLINIC AUGUST 7TH

    THE NEXT CCC CLINIC IN JOLIET IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 7TH FROM 4:00-5:30PM. THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT HINSDALE ORTHOPEDIC, 951 ESSINGTON RD. IN JOLIET UNDER THE DIRECTION OF DR. BRADLEY DWORSKY. THIS CLINIC IS FOR CHILDREN AGES 0-21 YEARS OLD AND IS SPONSORED BY THE ILLINOIS ELKS CHILDRENS CARE CORP. AND JOLIET ELKS LODGE #296. TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CALL 1-800-272-0074 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9AM-4PM M-F. THIS CLINIC IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

  • LIFE LINE SCREENING

    Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Joliet Elks Lodge #296 on Monday July 16th. Five screenings related to blocked arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of the arteries, atrial fibrillation and bone density will be offered. To register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129 please call 1-888-635-6441.

  • HAMBURGER NIGHT & FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS

    Starting in June and for the summer the lodge will be cancelling Hamburger/Spaghetti night and Friday night dinners. They will start back up on September 13th.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE - JUNE 2,2018

    The Joliet Area Relay for Life will be held on Saturday June 2 from noon till midnight at Joliet Memorial Stadium. Come on out and take some "steps" around the track, or bring a lawn chair and visit for a while and check out the lodges tent. We will be serving Italian beef sandwiches and chips as well as having raffles with all monies raised going to help support the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

  • VANESSA FLORES - SUMMER SERVICE TRIP

    Vanessa Flores whose 2017 MVS scholarship is sponsored by Joliet Lodge No. 296 will be attending the Elks Scholar Summer Service Trip taking place June 26-July 2, 2018. Vanessa and other Elk scholars will be in San Antonio working with various service organizations in the area. On behalf of Joliet Elks Lodge No. 296 we send Vanessa well wishes as she embarks on this experience.

  • 2018 PT/OT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

    Congratulations to Klarissa Aldridge, Oliva Perozzi and Alyssa Callans receiptients of the 2018 PT/OT Scholarships provided by the Children's Care Corp. All three students are sponsored by Joliet #296

  • COME ONE, COME ALL

    IN RECOGNITION OF THE ELKS YOUTH ACTIVITY WEEK THE LODGE WILL BE HAVING A YOUTH ACTIVITY DAY ON SUNDAY MAY 6TH. WE WILL BE HAVING HOTDOGS, CHIPS, GAMES FOR THE CHILDREN AND A DJ. THE FUN STARTS AT 12PM. PLEASE CONTACT THE LODGE TO SIGN UP.

  • CCC CLINIC- MAY 1ST

    Free Children's Orthopedic Clinic- Tuesday May 1st. Time; 4-5:30 pm Hinsdale Orthopedic 951 Essington Rd., Joliet. This clinic is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call 1-800-272-0074 between 9am and 4pm. This clinic is sponsored by the Illinois Elks Children's Care Corp. and Joliet Elks Lodge No. 296


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