Join the Elks

Charity with Friends, for those we Love

Membership Process

Request Membership

You will fill out the form above.

Meet and Greet

Your local lodge will reach out and set up a meet and greet.

They will answer any questions.

You will fill out the application form.



Lodge Meeting

During the next lodge meeting your application will be read and voted on.

Initiation Ceremony

You will be invited to a special ceremony where you will become a member of the local, state and national Elks.

Key Points on Membership

Why We Join the Elks
Volunteer to the Core
Your lodge will have several charitable activities through out the year.  Get involved and help make a difference.

Do you have an idea for further impact on your community?  The Elks National Foundation (ENF) has many different Grants available.  You have the idea, we have the money.  Make an impact!

Be Our Guest / Bring A Guest
Friendship is deep within our core.  Meet new people or bring your old reliables into the Elks to make an impact.

Share a meal, have a drink and plan the next way to impact your community.

Every Elk was first a Guest.

Unity in a divisive time
The Elks was founded during a divisive and tumultuous time after the Civil War.  The Elks foundation is community first while setting aside the political and religious differences.  The Elks is a sanctuary from these divisive and polarizing parts of our society.   Here we focus on the commonality and making an impact on our community.

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

The Elks are a community organization based on four cardinal principles. More Info at


Giving because it needs to be done


Justice and Equity for all

Brotherly Love

Kindness toward all


Boldness and Truth on the stage of life

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