Join the Elks

Charity with Friends, for those we Love

Membership Process

1. Request Membership

You will fill out the form above.

2. 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.

3. Lodge Meeting

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

4. Initiation Ceremony

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

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States

The Elks are a community organization based on four cardinal principles: Charity, Fidelity, Justice, and Brotherly Love.


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

Key Points on Membership

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

National Memorial Headquarters

2750 North Lakeview Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614-1889

Phone: (773) 755-4700

Phone: (773) 755-4790