History

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a nationwide organization of over 1,000,000 members.  The Elks is a fraternal organization founded in 1868 on the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity.  We love our Country and desire to preserve its cherished institutions, traditions and values; respect our neighbors and constantly seek to promote their well-being; love and enjoy life and believe this can be enhanced by sharing it with family, friends and all with whom we come in contact.

An Elk questions no one’s religion, excludes no one because of race, creed, ethic origin, educational attainment, vocation, material status or physical stature.  We measure character by what one is or does, not by titles or position.  As an Elk, you join with millions of fine and noble Americans who believe in God and Country and help those who are less fortunate.

For more information, please visit our Grand Lodge website: www.elks.org