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Welcome to Dover Elks Lodge No. 1903
200 Saulsbury Road • Dover, DE 19904-2721 • (302) 736-1903
Located in the capital of the First State, the Dover Elks Lodge No. 1903 has been serving Dover and the surrounding area since 1953. We support veterans and youth through a variety of programs and events, as well as in other areas of need. Each year, this Lodge and its Members volunteer hundreds of hours and invest thousands of dollars helping our community. If you are interested in joining us, call or stop by the Lodge for an application. or submit an on-line inquiry and a Member will contact you.
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IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT LODGE HOURS: We want to be there when you want to be at the Lodge, but sometimes business is too slow to stay open; therefore, the bartender on duty has permission to close one hour earlier. Please call the Lodge at (302) 736-1903 if you're thinking of stopping in later in the evening! Hours may be adjusted for special events!
Lodge Meetings are held on the First and Third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (except in July & August when meetings are held on the third Thursday). The Lodge is closed during our meetings.
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; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide 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.
History of Dover Elks Lodge No. 1903
In 1953, Elks Wilmington Lodge #307 agreed to sponsor Dover Lodge #1903 and its one-hundred eleven charter members. Then in June 1955, a local group of doctors and businessmen approached Dover Elks and a gift of $5500.00 to purchase property. With that generous gift, as well as through numerous fundraisers, in August 1958 we held a ground breaking ceremony for our first Lodge, located on Forrest Avenue. We held our first meeting in our new home on November 16, 1961. The Dover Elks served happily from that Lodge until 2004 when the property was sold, and we began construction on a new Lodge at 200 Saulsbury Road. We finished the move into our new Lodge in early October 2005, and the Lodge was dedicated on November 26, 2005. Our new Lodge has a large, comfortable lounge for our Members to enjoy with their guests. We also have a formal dining room and a large Banquet Room, both of which are available for rental. Contact the Lodge for more information!
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