Post 17: RED LODGE MT, Montana

Start Time:
7:00 pm


Elks Club in Red Lodge, MT

Special Guest(s):

Museum director (gave CDR and I tour a month ago,) have to talk to him about attending our next meeting in March.


Regular meeting with main topic, the Museum "restoration project". The post owned this building for a number of years. Sold it in the 1960's. Very old historic building.

Letter to the editor, and paid advertisment in the Carbon County News, Red Lodge. Currently project is in infancy, Post will match first $1000 contributions from others. Members plan to donate time and talent. Top two floors (of 4) are in terrible shape, Code problems, elec (a lot completed) plumbing (working but...) new flooring, cleaning, plaster, ceiling,repair, painting, (dream wish = new windows) all are single pane now. They are hoping to raise $400,000. over the next ? years and progress as funds permit. (recent estate donated $52K)

We are also starting a recruting drive, touting the new elegability directives. We need more younger members. Our average age is very old.