Sarasota South, FL 2495

Message from the #2495 ER


Who are Elks?

Elks are American citizens who believe in God and practice the virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. Elks have a deep love and understanding of their fellow human beings, especially children who are in need and Veterans who have sacrificed their time, lives, minds and bodies  in order to keep the United States of America a free country.

Elks promote the spirit of American patriotism and fellowship and promote the welfare of its members and all citizens of the United States. Elks are patriots who sacrifice their time and give financial aid to those in need through our various programs. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.

I am proud to be the Exalted Ruler of Lodge #2495 with such an active and generous membership. Our Elks members embrace the core values of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks; possessing a unique dedication to the Elks Mission and our local community. Should you desire to become a member of Lodge #2495, please contact our Secretary for membership information. If you would like to participate in any of the programs that are available through the Elks, please contact your local lodge and help those of us who understand there are many fellow Americans who are in need of help, understanding and most of all love.

Richard Bouchard

Exalted Ruler