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!
- Upcoming event emails are sent as needed. Please submit your email address to receive updates. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
An Elk is never forgotten, never forsaken!
Friends feeding friends! Share a meal and good times on the Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving. Sign-up sheet is in the lounge. Please bring a dish to share
Please join us as we gather to honor and celebrate our United States Military Veterans! Mt. Airy Elks Lodge is proud to present our annual Veterans Recognition Celebration. We honor our veterans every day, however, on this day we gather to celebrate the service and achievements of our community veterans in a more personal way.
Along with an informal meal, we'll provide a program celebrating the veterans and recognizing each attendee's branch, rank, and service. The program includes giveaways and chances to win other prizes.
So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.
Christmas Visit To NC State Veterans Home of Salisbury
Twice a year, near Easter and Christmas, Mt. Airy Elks Lodge makes a visit to the NC State Veterans Home in Salisbury, NC. The Veterans Home is a 99 bed nursing home facility for veterans of the armed services. Our Elks team visits, spreading cheer and small gifts among the residents, to let them know they are not forgotten.
We are currently collecting gift items for our Christmas visit on Saturday, December 14. We welcome the community's help in collecting these items. Give us a shout if you or your company would like to donate some items! Phone: 336-786-2061 from 4-8 PM or Email: email@example.com
This Year's Want List
Please try to donate toiletry items that are non-alcohol based. Absolutely no blankets, magazines, books, bar soap, hotel type lotion, shampoo, etc. Please DO NOT put toiletry items in gift bags
- Electric Razors
- Baseball Military Hats
- Name brand straight razors
- Kleenexes (boxes)
- Adult Wipes
- Shampoo & Body Wash (Dove Men’s or other)
- Deodorant (Old Spice, Axe, or other)
- Body Lotion (Dove Men’s Lotion or other)
- Country & Gospel Music CDs
- Shaving Cream
- Pump Big Squirt Bottles of Hand Sanitizer
- Blue Tooth Speaker
- Baby Oil
- Denture Cleaner/Tablets
- Grippy Socks
Items for 99 gift bags:
- Toothbrush Holder
- Storage container/pencil box
- Word Puzzles
- Colorful Highlighters
- Change Purse/Wallets
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.
As printed in The Mount Airy News
North Carolina State Elks Association
The NCSEA Newsletter August - September 2019 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.