Livermore-Pleasanton, CA 2117

Becoming a Member

Interested In Joining the Elks?

Our Mission:

  • To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity
  • To recognize a belief in God
  • To promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members
  • To quicken the spirit of American patriotism
  • To cultivate good fellowship and to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization while providing for its government


The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.


To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.), , you (i) must be a citizen of the United States, (ii) be at least 21 years of age, and (iii) you must hold a belief 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 provided the Application for Membership. 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 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. Contact the Lodge for additional questions at 925-455-8829.