It’s Time for Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lodge!

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in Lodge Events, News | Posted on 05-11-2018

One of our favorite traditions at the lodge is our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s less than a week away, as this year it will be held on Sunday, November 11. The meal kicks off at 2 PM, and we want all of our members to come down and join us!

There are two ways to participate. You can either bring a dish to share with your fellow members, or you can donate $7 that will be used toward the cost of the turkeys and hams the lodge is providing (Please note that any excess funds remaining will be donated to the lodge Veterans fund).

If you’re planning to attend, please sign up on the sheet located in the bar. Also, please note what dish you plan to bring. This will help us make sure that everyone has plenty to eat come Sunday.

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Frankfort Elks Donate Winter Supplies and Clothing to the Lexington VA

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in Lodge News, News | Posted on 18-10-2018

Recently, the Frankfort Elks Lodge donated 20 backpacks filled with supplies to the Lexington VA Center on Leestown Road. Funded by a grant from the Elks National Foundation, the backpacks contain emergency first aid kits, hygiene kits, ponchos, a Mylar blanket, socks, gloves, sock hats, flashlight, food gift card, chap stick, and other useful items. The backpacks will be given to the homeless veterans that come into the clothing room at the VA for clothes. The Elks also donated several gently used clothing items to help keep the clothing room stocked as winter approaches.

The Elks have pledged that “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.” These donations represent a part of Frankfort Lodge’s commitment to fulfilling that pledge.

Pictured above (L to R) are VA Volunteer Fred Miranda, and Elk members; Paula Groves, Sandy Moore, PDDGER Bill Moore, and Ricky Groves.

Frankfort Elks Make a $2,000 Donation to Kids Cancer Alliance

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in Lodge News, News | Posted on 11-10-2018

Prior to our lodge meeting on October 1, 2018, the members of the Frankfort Elks Lodge #530 presented a $2,000 donation to the Kids Cancer Alliance. The Alliance operates Camp Indian Summer, located in Shelby County. This camp lets kids with cancer build friendships and enjoy a camp experience they would otherwise not be able to have, with nurses, trained volunteers, and a staff doctor on hand to ensure every camper’s safety. The lodge’s gift will pay the full cost of attendance for two campers next summer. The funds donated represent part of the funds raised by the Lodge’s recent Charity Golf Scramble.

Pictured in the photo, from left to right, are John Snyder, Exalted Ruler, Frankfort Elks #530; Shelby Russell, Executive Director, Kids Cancer Alliance; Ron Whitaker, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Kentucky East District; and Charlie Cunningham, State President, Kentucky Elks Association.

Franklin County Kids in Grades 5 – 8 Are Invited to Enter Our Americanism Essay Contest!

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in Americanism, News | Posted on 18-09-2018

The Americanism Committee of the Frankfort Elks Lodge #530 is sponsoring an essay contest for Franklin County students in grades 5 through 8. The theme of this year’s contest is “What Makes You Proud of America?” The contest has two separate divisions: one for grades 5 and 6, and one for grades 7 and 8.

The local lodge will judge the submissions it receives from all the schools in Franklin County and send three winners in each division on to the district level of judging. These three winners in each division will receive a prize from the Frankfort Elks. Below you will find download links for the cover sheets for the contest along with the rules for the contest. You may make extra copies if needed. The submission deadline for this essay contest is December 15, 2018. Essays should be submitted to the lodge at the following address:

Frankfort Elks Lodge #530 Essay Contest
309 Lewis Street
Frankfort KY 40601

If you have any questions about the contest, you may contact the local Americanism Chairman, Mr. John Snyder, at (502) 330-3426.

Our Newest Life Member: Walter O. Rogers

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in News | Posted on 01-08-2018

Our newest Life Member is Past State President Walter O. Rogers. After the lodge voted him as a life member, ER John Snyder and KY State President Charlie Cunningham traveled to Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore to present W.O. with his new Life Membership card. Congratulations to W.O., and many thanks for his long years of service to our lodge and our State Association!

Also recently elected to life membership were our current lodge Chaplain, Doug Sanderson. Our current KY State President, Charlie Cunningham was recently elected as an honorary Life Member as well!