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!
Super Bowl LIV
Bring your favorite game-day dish to share and take in the Super Bowl on the hill!
The Super Bowl in 2020, the game that will crown an NFL champion for the 2019 season, is scheduled to take place Sunday, Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The 49ers will play the Chiefs.
Children's Center of Northwest North Carolina
Mt. Airy Elks Lodge received the Children's Center Community Partner of the Year for their continued years of providing warm coats, school supplies, back to school dinner and events, Christmas for all our children and many other wonderful donations. One of our children cried when handed a new coat. He said in all his 13 years he has never had a new coat of his own! This group gives so humbly and unconditionally. Mount Airy Elks Lodge members: Tommy Marion, Warren King, Mark Alderman and Norman Marion received the award on behalf of the Mount Airy Elks Lodge from our Board Chair, Dr. Bruce Widdowson. We are blessed by this wonderful group and countless others who give to our children!
Elks National Foundation - Most Valuable Student Competition
Congratulations to local student who are advancing to the state level of judging for the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student competition. Through the Most Valuable Student (MVS) competition, The Elks National Foundation will award 20 top scholarships ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. The remaining 480 runners-up will receive $4,000 scholarships. For more information about the MVS competition, visit the ENF Scholarships site.
- Caleb Adams
- Nolan McMillen
- Alex Urquiza
- Kassidy Puckett
- Kelsey Whitaker
- Brooklyn Lester
Elks Hoop Shoot!
- The Elks National Hoop Shoot is a free throw contest for youth ages 8 to 13.
- Beginning at a local Elks Lodge, winning contestants advance through District, State, Regional, and National competitions.
- The program is free to all contestants. The Elks help sponsor contestants and their families at every level of competition.
- One boy and one girl from each division will win a national title at the National Finals and have their names inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
- Two National Champions will receive the Getty Powell Award for most baskets made during the National Finals.
- To see a complete list of past Hoop Shoot winners, visit elkshoopshoot.org.
What is the Elks National “Hoop Shoot” Program?
The Elks “Hoop Shoot” Free Throw Contest is the largest most visible of the many youth activities sponsored by Elks lodges. Over 3,000,000 boys and girls ages 8-13 will participate this year. The Elks “Hoop Shoot” has served to highlight the Elks commitment to America’s youth. From the millions of youngsters who participate and advance through the local, district, state and regional competition, six national champions are named – one boy and one girl in each of the three categories: ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. The winners each receive a trophy and their names are inscribed on a plaque at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Parents accompany contestants throughout the competition. The parents of finalists at the state, regional, and national levels attend the competition as guests of the Elks.
How will the “Hoop Shoot” benefit the Children Who Participate?
The Elks desire through their “Hoop Shoot” program, to provide an interesting, character-building, competitive program for all girls and boys in the contest regardless of their previous athletic competition or abilities. This nationwide, sanctioned program gives these youngsters an opportunity for spirited competition, fine relationships with their peers, and travel statewide, regionally and nationally- at a minimal expense to their parents. Not only are the participants involved in this wholesome, individual-effort program, but parents, classmates, teachers and community are included.
The Elks Believe “Yes to the “Hoop Shoot” ---- No to Drugs”“Hoop Shoot” is a registered trademark of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America.
So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.
Elks Lodge gives books to students
Lisa Flynn, Mark Alderman, Linda Self, Ray Flippen, Warren King, Denise Connolly, Tommy Marion, and Karen Dodson
Students and staff of Flat Rock Elementary School are participating in the One Book, One School program with the novel, How To Steal a Dog.
Students at Flat Rock Elementary recently gathered in the gym for the revealing of the book after Kristi Edwards, media specialist, and Phillip Riekehof, fifth grade teacher, acted out the first chapter as fourth grade teacher Shannon Parker read the story. Members of Mount Airy Elks Lodge #2061 were at the school to give each student a copy of the book during the program.
Activities are planned for each chapter of the book, and the final chapter will be read aloud with parents on Sept. 24 at Flat Rock’s Literacy Night. Mount Airy Elks Lodge #2061 will support Literacy Night by providing pizza for families of Flat Rock Elementary School after the reading of the final chapter.
The program is made possible by a grant from the Elks National Foundation Promise Grant through the local Elks Lodge chapter. Mark Alderman and Lisa Flynn wrote the successful grant application, with the money to be split between the Literacy Program and another program called Community, Food and Fun.
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North Carolina State Elks Association
The NCSEA Newsletter December 2019 - January 2020 is available. The newsletter provides information from Elks Lodges throughout North Carolina.
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.