A Subordinate Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of

Elks of the United States of America.

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Our mission statement

We strive to inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.


Charity, the cornerstone of every Elk structure, the highest virtue of every Elk creed is demonstrated by remembering that the kindliest

feeling may vanish, the best resolve may be forgotten; but the influence of a good deed, honestly and properly

performed, will continue forever.


Even-handed Justice is one of the great hallmarks of our Order.

This standard reflects our faithful adherence to one of the great teachings of this emblem: “Do unto others as we would they should do unto us.”

brotherly love

Brotherly Love is the foundation and ground work of our Order. It is best exemplified by practicing the teachings of our motto: “The faults of our Members we write upon

the sand, their virtues upon the tablets of love and


And Fidelity

Fidelity requires strict adherence to our Obligation and faithfulness in the discharge or our duties as members of society. The Order of Elks is distinctively American. Linking the destiny of our Order with the destiny of our country, we have made its Flag the symbol of the crowning virtue.

A little Bit of Elks Organizational history...

With everything closed on Sundays because of New York City Blue Laws, a group of theatrical people began meeting for their own amusement in the late 1860's. A loose organization was formed to make sure the larder was well-stocked for these gatherings. They called themselves the Jolly Corks.

When one of their members died shortly before Christmas in 1867, leaving his wife and children destitute, the Jolly Corks decided that in addition to good fellowship, they needed a more enduring organization to serve those in need.

On February 16, 1868, they established the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Membership grew rapidly. Elks traveling to other cities spread the word of the Brotherhood of Elks. Soon there were requests for Elks Lodges in cities other than New York. In response, the Elks asked the New York State legislature for a charter authorizing the establishment of a Grand Lodge with the power to establish local Lodges anywhere in the United States. The first local charter was New York Lodge No. 1 on March 10, 1871.

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Veteran Engagement

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



Since 1931, the Elks National Foundation has helped students recognize their academic dreams. Each year, we award more than $3 million in college scholarships to at least 800 outstanding, service-minded high school seniors.


Charitable Giving

Since inception, the Elks National Foundation has contributed more than $500 million toward Elks charitable projects nationwide. Our programs continue to grow each year, allowing Elks to do even more to build stronger communities.


RV Travel

Within the impressive community based network of Elks lodges, many offer convenient, short-term and affordable RV accommodations. Almost all provide inexpensive dining and entertainment and all provide a welcoming, friendly and helpful environment willing to assist and advise you during your visit to their cities.



As a member of the Elks, your exclusive savings include travel, and insurance policies. We’ve also partnered with some of today’s best companies to provide you great discounts on other valuable products!



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