Merry Christmas! How fortunate we are to live in a country where we can say those two simple words that carry a weight of meaning and not fear persecution or retribution. December is a busy month at you Lodge. We begin December honoring those who have passed within the preceding year at our annual Memorial Service. We have lost many good friends this year and this is an opportunity to show their surviving family members what is means to be an Elk. Our Christmas Basket committee (headed by Shane Cook) has worked tirelessly to organize and plan our annual Lodge charity project, and we hope to see many volunteers December 17. Please see the Lodge newsletter and the weekly Lodge emails for important details which have changed from previous years. The Lodge calendar is full of events, and there is certain to be something for everyone. Be sure to check the calendar! We have some illness in the Lodge; if you know of a member ill at home or in the hospital, please let our secretary or one of the girls in the Lounge know. Sometimes a prayer is all we can offer up, and we all need someone praying for us! Like Elks across this nation, your Lodge is "Promoting Elkdom with Enthusiasm". Come out and meet some new members, enjoy the entertainment, and catch up with the "regulars". There are lots of activities scheduled for the month; check out the monthly newsletter and the weekly "shouts" for updates and further information.
It's Great to Be an Elk!
Joplin Lodge #501 was instituted May 15, 1899, and remains committed to serving the needs of the "four-state" area. As members of the premier charitable organization in our nation, we offer scholarships to area High School Seniors, support our Veterans, and participate in the other charitable programs of the Grand Lodge.
We are located at 1802 West 26th Street, Joplin, MO. We open daily at 11am.