There are many reasons to become a member of the Elks, just some are listed below:
Why Become an Elk?
We Elks are a nationwide, fraternal organiztion of over a million American citizens. We love our country and desire to preserve its cherished institutions, traditions and values.
The active social club activities offer an outstanding opportunity to meet and cultivate lifelong friendships and networks within the community.
The Elks Lodge affords you the opportunity to join your neighbors and friends and take a prominent role in improving our community life.
We vow to help each other become better and happier persons. We believe in not merely wishing each other well but in manifesting this belief by deeds seeking to server rather than to be served.
We question no one's religion nor do we exclude anyone because of creed, race, ethnic origin, educational attainment, vocation, marital status, or physical stature.
Through our local lodge, district, state and national programs, we provide healthful activities, guidance and assistance to over eight million boys and girls every year.
We seek to bring into our fraternal family only those who delight in wholesome associations with congenial companions. Persons who find the fulfillment of their existence to humanity.
Membership is recognized at all lodges across the nation. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged