CONTACT US

For Lodge Scheduling contact

BILL JOHNSON

PHONE

775-722-6059

EMAIL
elksrenolodge@gmail.com

ADDRESS
597 Kumle Lane

Reno, NV 89509

PHONE

775-825-0597 (phone)

775-825-1384 (fax)

EMAIL
renoelks@renoelks.com

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History

Explore some of the history of Reno Elks and learn about our history, traditions, and past rules.

Overview

History of the Reno Elks Lodge #597

The Reno Elks Lodge turned 115 years old on June 30, 2015. The following set of links will take you on a historical tour of Reno Lodge's long and glorious path in Elkdom and it's multitude of services to the community, state and nation.
Overview of the Reno Elks Lodge #597

•  February 26, 1921: Elks home survives a small fire.

•  December 14, 1930: Attendance at "Uncle Dan's Dinner" reaches 400

•  June 30, 1950: Reno Elks celebrate the 50th birthday of the Lodge

•  February 5, 1957: Reno Elks home destroyed in explosion and fire

•  February 7, 1960: Ground breaking ceremonies are held for the Lodge at 597 Kumle Lane

•  February 5, 1961: New Lodge is dedicated on land donated by Raymond I. "Pappy" Smith

•  January 9, 1987: Reno Elks almost lost Lodge due to financial difficulties

•  January 29, 1987; Reno Elks Lodge re-opened

•  July 19, 1987: Fire damages Elks Lodge

•  June 14, 1998: Elks bring traveling Vietnam Wall War Memorial to Reno for Flag Day

•  June 30, 2000: Reno Elks Celebrate 100th birthday

•  November 10, 2001: 92nd Uncle Dan's Charity Dinner is held

•  July 5, 2002: Grand Lodge Convention comes to Reno

•  July 5, 2005: Grand Lodge Convention comes to Reno

•  August 28, 2011: Dedication Ceremonies are held for the newly remodeled Lodge