about

We are

  • A fraternal order with nearly a million members and a 141-year history.

  • A network of nearly 2000 lodges in communities all over the country.

  • A generous charitable foundation that each year gives millions in scholarships, an inspiration to youth, a friend to veterans and more

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President Bill Clinton utilized a scholarship from the Elks to help pay his law school education. Current members include Ben Affleck and Clint Eastwood

Did You Know?

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Origin

The Elks organization was founded in New York City on February 16, 1868 under the name "Jolly Corks" by 15 actors, entertainers and others associated with the theater. In ensuing years, membership expanded to other professions.

What We Do

The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting special needs children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans' works, a national "Hoop Shoot" free-throw contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs.

The youth of our country have always been important to the Order. It is for this reason the Elks Drug Awareness Education Program was launched to warn primary grade students and their parents of the dangers in drug use. Additionally, every lodge observes June 14th as Flag Day, a tradition which the Elks began in 1907 and was later adopted by the Congress as an official observance.

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US Presidents Who Were Elks

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Harry S. Truman

John F. Kennedy

Membership

The Order is a non-political, non-sectarian and strictly American fraternity. Proposal for membership in the Order is only by invitation of a member in good standing. To be accepted as a member, one must be an American citizen, believe in God, be of good moral character and be at least 21 years old.  Ask us about the many benefits including discounts at our restaurant and bar, event spaces and RV parking.  

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We are Family

One Million Members Strong

"To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship."

Meet our Team

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Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love, Fidelity, 

"And so, my fellow Americans:  Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country. 

-John F. Kennedy

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Board Members

Exalted Ruler:  Tom Seymour

Leading Knight:  Shalun Maloney

Loyal Knight:  Chris Morton

Lecturing Knight:  Kayleigh Campbell

Esquire:  Rob Owens

Secretary:  Kerry Mayhew

Inner Guard:  Charles Smart

Tiler:  Gerry Parker

Chaplain:  Erica Baker

Chair of Trustees: Kevin Lovett

 

Trustee 1 Yr: Martha Singer

Trustee 2 Yr: DeWayne Findley

Trustee 3 Yr: Kevin Lovett

Trustee 4 Yr: Ralph Howell

Trustee 5 Yr: Carol Click

Treasurer:  Charlie Rosenbaugh

Bd. of Directors Chair: Ralph Howell

B.O.D. Secretary:  Carol Click

Trustees Secretary:  Carol Click