Carson City Elks Lodge to celebrate 150th anniversary |

Carson City Elks Lodge to celebrate 150th anniversary

Kelsie Longerbeam
Carson City Elks Lodge No. 2177 held its installation of officers last to honor those who are serving until April 1. They are Exalted Ruler (Lodge President) Kent Mayer and Leading Knight Skip Reed, Loyal Knight Bruce Jurgensen, Lecturing Knight Jim Masterson (Vice Presidents). Also installed were Secretary Sabina Bye, Treasurer Karyl Summers, Esquire Al Bergstrom, Chaplain Jerry Saich, Inner Guard Karen Herbert, Tiler Shelly Clement, Trustee Wayne Willson. For information about Elk charities or membership, call 775-882-2177.
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On Sunday, Carson’s local Elks Lodge will be celebrating its 150th anniversary.

The Elks Lodge will be holding an open house between noon and 4 p.m. at 515 N. Nevada St. The Elks Lodge continues to serve veterans and children, and engage in the community. All chamber members are cordially invited.

“This monumental occasion will be celebrated by thousands of Elks members and their families, nationwide,” said a release. “The benevolent and protective order of Elks is one of the premier, charitable, and patriotic organizations in the United States, with more than $5 billion in charitable contributions.”

Monthly, the Elks Lodge participates in the Downtown Business Association Wine Walk, which the first Saturday of the month. The first Sunday of the month, enjoy a home cooked breakfast beginning at 8 am. The lodge is also available to rent for parties and business meetings.

The Lodge has just announced Garth Richards as their Citizen of the Year. For Teachers of the Year, they are honoring John Corbitt, Pioneer High School, Natalee Mede, Bethlehem Lutheran, and Whitney Tynes, Carson Middle School. To learn more about the lodge, visit