FL SOUTHWEST
District No. 2040

Want To Join?

Want to join the Elks Lodge #1854?

To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of the 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 you  wish to join. You also need two other Elks who will be your co-sponsors. The Elk who proposes you for membership may  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 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 ten 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 Orientation. Your spouse is encouraged to attend, because they will automatically become a spousal member with many rights that you will enjoy.  Your proposer should also attend. During Orientation, you will learn more about the Order, programs and charities. You will also be told during the program the date you will be initiated. Sometimes the date will coincide with the orientation date.  You are free to invite your family to attend as this is a proud event.  

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

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

We then ask you to invite a friend to join the Elks by using the tab in the upper left hand corner of the main page. Just fill out the required information and an application will be sent to you friend. He/she will then prepare the application and forward it onto the Lodge Secretary. It's that easy.

If you have any questions please contact us via the Secretary's email, secretary.1854@hotmail.com.

You can also use the tab "who we are" in  the "Elk membership" for additional information.


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