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June 30 - July 3, 2024

Latest Convention News

Wednesday Convention Newsletter: Delegates Pass 18 Resolutions

On the second day of the Grand Lodge Session, delegates passed 18 and rejected three resolutions to amend the Statutes and Constitution of the Order during the legislative session.

Tuesday Convention Newsletter: Elks Elect New Grand Exalted Ruler

The leadership of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held the first business session of the 159th Grand Lodge Session and elected Douglas A. Schiefer, of Bucyrus, OH Lodge No. 156, as Grand Exalted Ruler for the 2024–2025 year.

Monday Convention Newsletter: Elks declare ‘We Are THE Elks’ in 2023–2024

Thousands of Elks and guests from all 50 states attended the Opening Ceremony of the 159th Grand Lodge Session, where they learned of the past year’s successes by the Elks National Drug Awareness Program, the Elks National Veterans Service Commission, and the Elks National Foundation. The evening’s highlight was a presentation by Grand Exalted Ruler Randy P. Shook, who congratulated the assembled Elks for spreading the word during the past year that “We Are THE Elks.”

Sunday Convention Newsletter: Elks Convention returns to Lone Star State

Texas is welcoming the annual Elks National Convention—yet again. The Elks are in Austin this week, the fifth time visiting Texas in 24 years. The convention was held in San Antonio in 2018, Houston in 2016, Austin again in 2012, and Dallas in 2000.

2024 BPO Elks Convention Seating Chart - Austin, TX

Photo of Endorsed GER Candidate Douglas A. Schiefer

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2024 State Association and Lodge Proposals Now Available

State Association & Lodge Proposed Resolutions for the 2024 Convention in Austin, TX.

Texas Elks Lodge Crawl!

The Texas Elks Lodge Crawl is a one of a kind opportunity to visit four Texas Elks Lodges and the famous Texas country music landmark Luckenbach!

Grand Lodge Convention Photos Now Available

Order photos from the 2023 Grand Lodge Convention in Minneapolis!