Welcome to Mount Airy, NC Lodge No. 2061, of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America! We are located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Surry County, NC on Elks Drive just off Andy Griffith Parkway (US 52) in Mount Airy, NC. Stop by and join us for some fun and fellowship!
Elks Care. Elks Share!
Although its a small town lodge, Elkdom is very much alive and well in Mount Airy. Between activities in the Ballroom, catered events in the Dining Room, billiards and ping pong in the Rec Room, fun at the pool, and live entertainment in our spacious lounge, there's always something going on at the Mount Airy Lodge.
Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursdays except July and August when we meet on the 2nd Thursday only. Meetings are held in the ballroom at 7:00 PM.
Elks CreedBelieve in the goodness in thy self, as well as in others.
Protect childhood with tenderness, old age with respect, cherish with reverence the memory of those who have passed.
Observe faithfully the golden rule.
Enjoy the good things of earth, keep within thee the glorious sunshine of youth and remain always of good cheer.
- Be Benevolent and pay your dues, Mount Airy Lodge 2061 and Elkdom needs you. Remember The Elks and all our Charitable work!!!! !!!! Propose a new member or sponsor a reinstatement.
- We NEED the help of our members to make events happen. If you are interested in helping on a committee, please talk to Norman Marion or any of the officers!
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An Elk is never forgotten, never forsaken!
North Carolina State Elks Association
The NCSEA Newsletter April - May 2019 is available. The newsletter provides information from Elks Lodges all over NC including several mentions of our own activities!
Flag Day Celebration: Sunday, June 9
Flag Day: An Elks Tradition Patriotism has characterized the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America since the early days of the organization. Allegiance to the flag of our country is a requirement of every member.
In 1907, the BPO Elks Grand Lodge designated by resolution June 14 as Flag Day. The Grand Lodge of the Order adopted mandatory observance of the occasion by every Lodge in 1911, and that requirement continues. The Elks prompted President Woodrow Wilson to recognize the Order's observance of Flag Day for its patriotic expression. But it was not until 1949 when President Harry Truman, himself a member of the Elks, made the proclamation that thereafter June 14 would be a day of national observance for the symbol of our country.
Join us on the hill to celebrate the changing of the guard! Help us to honor our outgoing Exalted Ruler, Jacob Cooke, as well as our incoming Exalted Ruler, Norman Marion. We'll also be honoring outgoing and incoming officers as well as outstanding members.
Bring food to share!
Mad Dog Marty will be on-hand to DJ the event.
Sunday / Funday Memorial Day Weekend
Enjoy the pool all day with live music from 3-5 PM featuring Justin York
Elks Supply Scout Shelter at Raven Knob
A needed facility has been provided at Camp Raven Knob Boy Scout Reservation, thanks to Mount Airy Elks Lodge members.
It involves the construction of a picnic shelter at the reservation, for which the Mount Airy Elks Past Exalted Ruler Association used proceeds from a fundraiser late last fall. The facility officially was welcomed to the Raven Knob complex during a dedication ceremony held last week in conjunction with an Order of the Arrow program there.
The Elks not only supplied money for the facility, but ample amounts of elbow grease.
“We did all the work ourselves,” said Mark Alderman, past exalted ruler of the Mount Airy Elks and present lodge secretary.
“We basically built it from the ground up,” Alderman added Wednesday.
“There are several campsites at Raven Knob that did not have picnic shelters,” he said of facilities used for dining by scouts while on campouts.
The Elks took on the task of providing a new shelter for the Crazy Horse camping area, which is near a new climbing tower at Camp Raven Knob.
A former shelter at that location had rotted and been torn down.
The work involved pouring cement pads and building the structure, complete with a durable metal roof. This was accomplished with the help of discounts on materials such as lumber from the Lowe’s hardware chain and labor and equipment supplied by Elks representatives.
“One of our members has a backhoe,” Alderman said.
Had the shelter been built by a commercial contractor, it likely would have cost around 6,500, he said.
The construction actually was completed on Dec. 30, in time for scouts to use it during their Klondike Jamboree in January. Alderman explained that the dedication ceremony was held during last week’s Order of the Arrow event when it was known that a number of scouts, leaders and supporters would be in attendance.
Scouting is one of the numerous groups and causes that the Mount Airy Elks Lodge actively supports in the community, which also includes the children’s homes in Surry and Yadkin counties, the Shepherd’s House homeless facility, the Maranatha Homeless Outreach Group, the St. Andrew Lutheran Church Outreach Group, Red Cross, Hospice, the Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest, youth scholarships and various benefit activities.
All this is in addition to a perennial focus of Elks Lodge members: veterans.
“As long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them,” Alderman assured.
“The Mount Airy Elks Lodge is proud to have continually supported our community for 60 years.”
Tom Joyce of The Mount Airy News may be reached at 336-415-4693 or on Twitter @Me_Reporter.
Photos from the dedication ceremony can be found here
Here's a photo album of the work as it progressed.