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.
The Elks Hoop Shoot, a free throw program for youth ages 8-13, has been developing gritty kids for 50 years. Mt. Airy Elks Lodge is proud to host the 2023 Elks Hoop Shoot at Reeve's Community Center on January 8. The Hoop Shoot allows every boy and girl between 8 and 13 in an Elks Lodge community the opportunity to participate in a fun, age-appropriate program that sets them up for future success.
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.
The faults of our members we write upon the sand. Their virtues upon the tablets of Love and Memory.
Veterans Fishin' Mission
In support of our Veterans, Mount Airy Elks Lodge secured a Freedom Grant from the Elks National Foundation to co-sponsor the Veterans Fishin' Mission along with Semper Fi & Americas Fund and Cedar Springs Fish Farm.
Elks National Foundation - Most Valuable Student Competition
Apply at Elks.org
These candidates have advanced to the District Level
- Kylie James
- Rebecca Lizzi
- Gwendolyn Bode
- Daniel Pitt
- Jacob Mitchell
- Jason Martin
- 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 Tony Gentry, 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 December - January 2022/2023 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.