AZ NORTH
District No. 0460

Membership Information & The Elks Magazine

Mission Statement:
The Order of Elks is dedicated to Service to our communities and our Country.

Community Services We Provide:
The Order of Elks is a Charitable Order and is dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate and in need, as well as to the youth of our communities, Veterans Service, furtherance of Americanism and many other Benevolent activities.

Community Activities:
Prescott Elks supports and promotes a Scholarship Program, Cloth-A-Child Shopping Spree, Youth Drug Awareness Poster Contest, Children's Christmas Party, Special Olympics Bowling, Youth Hoop Shoot and Soccer Programs, National Youth Week Awards to local students, Boy Scout & Cub Scout Troops #330, Veterans Appreciation BBQ, Law Enforcement Recognition Awards, and is Local Blood Drive Participant.

History:
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks are well known throughout the Country. Organized on February 16, 1868, the Elks are the largest American Fraternal Organization in the United States of America, consisting of American Citizens of the Unites States and its Territories.

The Order of Elks is a benevolent organization, not a "Social-Business Club". It is dedicated to Service to our Communities and our Country. The various phases of our work offer a wide choice from which members may choose areas of interest.

Prescott Elks Lodge has been serving Prescott - Prescott Valley and surounding communities since 1896. Upon attaining membership in our Order, you will become part of a National Organization with a membership of nearly a million American Citizens from every prominent city of our Country - respected Citizens of their Communities and proud to say that they belong to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America.

To be eligible for Membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, you must be a citizen of the United States over the age of 21 who believes in God.

You must be sponsored by a member of the Elks Lodge and reside in the jurisdiction of the Lodge you wish to join. The Elk who proposes you for membership must obtain a Membership Application from the Lodge Secretary.

After your proposer fills in the required portion, you will be given the Application for Membership. Fill it in, following the instructions and answering all questions. Return the completed application to the Lodge Secretary with the prescribed fees.

Your application will be read at a regular Lodge meeting. It will then be forwarded to the Investigating Committee, who will call you and set up a time for you and your sponsor to meet with the committee so that they can interview you.

After the interview is concluded, the committee will report to the Lodge concerning your membership. The members will be given a notice not less than 10 days nor more than two months before the vote will be taken.

When the vote is concluded, you will be notified and asked to present yourself and your spouse for indoctrination. During indoctrination, you will learn more about the Order's programs and charities. You will also be told during the program the date you will be initiated.

After initiation as an Elk, you can take part in all meetings and social functions of the Lodge.

If for any reason your application is rejected, you cannot make application for membership for six months from the date of rejection.


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