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 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.
The B.P.O.E is a national order that spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting special needs children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans' works, a national "Hoop Shoot" free-throw contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs.
The youth of our country have always been important to the Order. It is for this reason the Elks Drug Awareness Education Program was launched to warn primary grade students and their parents of the dangers in drug use. Additionally, every lodge observes June 14th as Flag Day, a tradition which the Elks began in 1907 and was later adopted by the Congress as an official observance.
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.
Elks Angel Tree
Help the Elks spread Christmas Cheer! The Angel Tree is starting up November 26, and the Elks Lodge will be sponsoring several needy families. Please stop by the lounge and take some tags from the tree. Each tag specifies a requested gift. Shop and return the unwrapped gift along with the tag to the lodge by December 19. Families will pick up the gifts on December (TBA?)
Not a shopper? Not a problem! You can make a monetary donation to the Christmas Committee (see Tim Richards or Mark Alderman) and some of our Elk Elves will do the shopping for you!
Elks Memorial Service
To Our Absent Members
Each year the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks remembers and honors our departed members with a memorial service held the first Sunday in December. Please join us in this ceremony of solemn remembrance.
Dirty Santa Party
Music, Food, Fun and GIFTS!
Bring a $15 - 20 Wrapped Gift to Play
Please Bring a dish or Dessert to Share
Come out and shoot some pool Saturday evening
3 Tables - No Waiting!
The faults of our members we write upon the sand. Their virtues upon the tablets of Love and Memory.
Beacon Grant to Children's Center
Mount Airy Elks Lodge continues to make sure the children at the Children's Center of NWNC are provided with the necessities, clothing, shoes etc. The Lodge presented a check to The Children's Center to finish off The Elks National Foundation's Beacon Grant that we have used to provide for the Surry and Yadkin Centers for numerous years. Community involvement is our #1 purpose.
Elks National Foundation - Most Valuable Student Competition
The 2024 application deadline is November 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
- Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
- Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
- High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
- The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2024 competition.
- Male and female students compete separately.
- Ranging from 1,000 per year to 7,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
- The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation announced the 500 national winners in April, 2023. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)
NC Elks Nursing Scholarships
The NC Elks Association encourages education in Nursing with its Nursing Scholarship program. The program awards $1000, one year scholarships to the winners.
The student must be in their high school senior year and participating in a school curriculum that involves health care activities. It is not necessary that the student already be accepted for enrollment in a post high school nursing program but he/she must have made application. If the student is not accepted to or pursuing a qualified post high school program in nursing, the award is forfeited.
Full details and application forms are available at NC Elks Nursing Scholarships
- 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 Warren King, Mark Alderman, or any of the officers!
- Upcoming event emails are sent as needed. Please submit your email address to receive updates. Send an email to email@example.com
An Elk is never forgotten, never forsaken!
North Carolina State Elks Association
The NCSEA Newsletter August - September 2023 is available. The newsletter provides information from Elks Lodges throughout North Carolina.
See some of our past projects on the Lodge History page including support of the Children's Center, the Veterans Fishing Mission, a Shelter at Boy Scout Camp Raven Knob, as well as a book donation program.