2024 is an exciting year for our Lodge. In May, we celebrate our 125th anniversary as an Elks Lodge. This is a distinction many Lodges do not attain, and you can be a part of this memorable event. If you are interested in volunteering, please see Nancy Bettasso or Paul Scoggins. March may (or may not) roar in like a lion, but things are "roaring" at the Joplin Lodge. We begin the month with a charity breakfast, and end it with an East Egg hunt. There are many activities planned in between those two events! There are many activities planned for March. Be sure to check out the calendar and sign up for the weekly "Shouts", if you have not already done so. In an effort to curb the rising costs of doing business, we have brought our newsletter "in house". We thank Dixie Printing for taking care of our newsletter for many, many years. We have several new members in the Lodge. If you see someone you don't know, be sure to introduce yourself and make them feel "wELKome". 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 loud and proud: "WE ARE THE ELKS". 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.