Sherwood Robin Hood, OR 2342

Exalted Ruler Message


We hope that you will take the time to explore this site and to gain an understanding of what it is to be a modern member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Find out who we are, what we are, what we do and how you might become one of us. The Order of Elks is distinctly American. It is a national, charitable organization founded on the principals of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity

Here in Oregon our two primary charities are the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic located in the Casey Eye Institute at the Oregon Health and Sciences University. This year marks 61 years of providing “Vision for the Future” to Northwest children. The Meadowwood Springs Speech Camp, located in Eastern Oregon, is for hearing and speech impaired children. In the summer, two three weeks sessions are held at camp.

Through the Elks National Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Order, we offer four scholarship programs. We also offer Youth programs such as the Elks Drug Awareness Program and the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest. We provide Veterans Services through the Elks National Veterans Service Commission and a grant to maintain the Elks Veterans Memorial in Chicago. Our Lodge in Sherwood is just one of many across the United States, all committed to the same goals.

As a member of the Order, you are welcome in any of the over 2100 such Lodges from Alaska to Florida. A definite plus if you’re traveling for business or pleasure as Elks tend to treat each other like extended family. We hope that after viewing our site you may have a better understanding of today’s Elks and you may even be interested in joining our Order and helping us with our worthy causes. And lest you think we are all work and no play, take a look at monthly edition of our lodge newsletter, the Bow and Quiver. In the Bow and Quiver not only check the Lodge Calendar, but all our articles. And check back often! If you're in our area, please drop in and ask for a tour of our Lodge. Visitors are always welcome. And if you're anywhere else in the country, check the phone book and contact the Lodge nearest you. Fraternally, Bob Borra, Exalted Ruler