Elks Information

About the Elks

Nearly a century and a half of history and character lies behind the Elks lodge. The Order of Elks was formally organized on February 16, 1868, in New York City. Its full corporate name is “Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America.”

Our Purpose and Mission:

  • To practice the four Cardinal Virtues
  • Charity
  • Justice
  • Brotherly Love
  • And Fidelity
  • To promote the welfare and encourage the happiness of the members
  • To quicken the spirit of American patriotism
  • To cultivate good fellowship