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Welcome to the website of the Frankfort, KY Elks Lodge. We hope you enjoy your visit, and that you find all of the information you seek.

Enjoy our latest news below, and if you have any questions, please feel free to visit our contact page.

 

Happy Veteran’s Day to All Veterans!

Posted by Ron Whitaker | Posted in News | Posted on 11-11-2014

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Today, we celebrate those brave souls who have given so much for so many. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has made a solemn promise:

“So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”

On no day is that promise more important than today. If you know a veteran, take the time to day to thank them for their service. As President Ronald Reagan explained,

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the blood stream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset telling our children and our children’s children what is was like in the United States where men where free.”

Our veterans are the people who fought for and protected our freedom. Today is the day we show them our gratitude. To all our veterans,

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Elks Scholarships Now Available to Class of 2015

Posted by Ron Whitaker | Posted in News | Posted on 11-09-2014

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It’s that time of year again — time for the Class of 2015 to think about applying for scholarships for college. As always, the Elks are here to help with three scholarship programs.

Between the Most Valuable Student Scholarships, Elks Legacy Awards and the Emergency Educational Grant Program, the Elks will award more than $3.6 million this year to high school seniors around the nation to further their educations.

For high seniors attending Frankfort, Franklin County and Western Hills High Schools, our lodge will be awarding six $500 scholarships to members of the Class of 2015 from these schools. To apply for these awards, simply complete the Most Valuable Student application (linked below) and the Lodge Scholarship Committee will determine the recipients of these awards as part of the judging of those applications.

In addition to these local scholarships, the national Elks organization offers scholarships as well, and you don’t have to live in Franklin County to qualify! Interested? here’s a little bit about each program.

  • Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarships: The MVS program is the largest scholarship program of the Elks and is open to all seniors in the Class of 2015. Five hundred awards are given, ranging from the two top prizes of $60,000 over four years, down to 482 runner-up awards of $4,000 over four years. Applicants for the MVS program must fill out applications and submit them to the lodge for local judging. Applications will be available online only on September 1 at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm. Information cards regarding the program are available at the lodge. Applications are due at the lodge by December 5, 2014.
  • ENF Legacy Awards: Legacy awards are four year, $4,000 awards given to children and grandchildren of Elks in good standing who joined the order on or before April 1, 2012. Two hundred and fifty awards will be given nation-wide to the Class of 2015, of which, Kentucky will receive a maximum of three. Applications for Legacy Awards are online only, and will be available September 1. The application must be completed by January 30, 2015. To apply, go to http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm and information sheets that should answer most questions are available at the lodge.
  • Emergency Educational Grants are available to provide financial assistance to children of deceased or disabled Elks who wish to obtain or further their college education. The application process for these awards goes through the Lodge. Contact Frankfort Lodge’s Scholarship Chairman, John Snyder, for information about this program.

All of these scholarship applications are now available, but the deadlines are approaching fast. If you’d like to apply, please visit the links above. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact John Snyder at
502-330-3426 or by e-mail at jsnyder@fewpb.net.

Lodge Thanksgiving Dinner Coming Up Nov 23

Posted by Anita Whitaker | Posted in News | Posted on 11-07-2014

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On Sunday, November 23rd at 2:00 pm, Frankfort Elks #530 is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for our members and their family. If you would like to attend, please visit the lodge and sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board downstairs.

If you’re attending, we are asking that you bring a dish that will feed at least ten people. Please sign up on the bulletin board indicating what dish you will be bringing.

If you don’t want to bring a dish we are asking that you donate at least $5.00 to help defray the cost of the meat and paper products. We will cook and serve upstairs in the lodge, but we will be happy to help serve those who prefer to be downstairs.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill or Sandy Moore (545-0617) or Ricky and Paula Groves (330-8330).

We hope to see you there, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Cookout for the Lexington VA Vets is this Saturday

Posted by Ron Whitaker | Posted in News | Posted on 09-16-2014

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Our annual cookout for the veterans at the Lexington VA hospital is this Saturday, September 20.

If you’d like to join us, we’d love to have you. We’ll be setting up in Building 27 in the rec room. We plan to start cooking around 10:30 AM, and to serve lunch at noon.

We can still use help. Many of the veterans need help getting food and eating, so there’s plenty to do.

There will also be entertainment, as Frankfort Elks member and Disney Cruise Lines entertainer Mike Archer will be performing live.

All of the veterans really enjoy this event, so if you can help out, please come on over! If you need more information, you can contact Exalted Ruler Bill Moore at (502) 545-0587.

Annual Golf Scramble to Benefit Kids With Cancer is June 21

Posted by Ron Whitaker | Posted in News | Posted on 04-02-2014

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It looks like winter has FINALLY left us, and as such, it’s time to start talking about golf again!

This year, our annual golf scramble to benefit the Kids With Cancer camps is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, with a 1 PM shotgun start. Lunch will be served prior to play, starting at 11:30 AM. We’re looking for golfers and hole sponsors for this year’s scramble.

If you’d like to sponsor a hole, the fee is $50. All you need to do is click here to download the sponsor form. We’ll place a sign on the tee of a hole on the course with your name, or whatever message you specify, on it.

If you’d like to play in the tournament, we’d love to have you! You can bring a team of four, or just show up and form a team when you get there. If you want to enter your team, you can download the entry form here.

We’re extremely grateful to everyone who has sponsored holes and played in this tournament in the past, and we’re hoping to make 2014 the best year yet! Come on out and join us for a great day on the links!