Mesquite Elks Lodge 2811 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA is to celebrate its 13 years of service to the community on Saturday, Sept. 15. Festivities will include a State President’s dinner for Elk members and guests at 5 p.m. followed by a dance beginning at 6 p.m. at the Lodge, 545 Riverside Road.
The Mesquite Elk’s Lodge was instituted on Sept. 12, 1999 with a total membership of 128. Today the Lodge boasts a membership of 491 men and women.
Mesquite Lodge 2811 is one of almost 2,200 nationwide Lodges in the Chicago-based charitable organization. Last year the 1 million Elks contributed more than $191 million to charitable and philanthropic programs. These programs include youth athletic and drug education programs, college scholarships, veterans’ service and aid for people with disabilities.
Among the many local community activities Elks are helping to organize the Virgin Valley Little League for our Mesquite youth. This Elks project was spearheaded by the current Exalted Ruler Lou Martin. Martin and many Elks are working with local business and bank leaders to bring this project to fruition. The Elks have raised over $2,800 for the establishment of the league.
Among the Elks dignitaries who will be helping the Mesquite Lodge celebrate its anniversary are State President Bill Cook and his wife Sydney.
Guests are welcome to attend this celebration. Tickets are $5 each and go on sale September 1. You can call the Lodge at (702) 345-2811 for event information.