Olympia, WA 186

Olympia, WA Lodge No. 186

Our Lodge is striving to be a Fragrance Free Lodge.

An increasing number of individuals these days are diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). When people who suffer from MCS are exposed to even relatively low levels of chemicals that are irritants to them, such as perfumes, colognes, sometimes cleaners or tobacco smoke, they can suffer such symptoms as migraines, asthma, upper respiratory issues, skin irritation, sore throat, and nausea. There is no cure for MCS, no pill one can take to prevent MCS. If one suffers from MCS, it can be crippling. More and more workplaces are establishing fragrance free zones to accommodate employees who suffer from MCS so that they can have a safe, healthy work environment that does not trigger such medical symptoms.

We ask that when you prepare to come to the lodge, keep in mind that some of your fellow Olympia Elks members suffer from MCS. Remember, we are the Benevolent and, Protective Order of Elks.

We will hold the important Flag Day Ceremony on Wednesday June 5th at 7:00 pm. Please come join us. 

In July and August we only meet once each month to allow for family vacation time. Our July meeting is on the 11th and the August meeting is on the 29th. We look forward to seeing you at the Lodge for all our events and especially for the Lodge Meetings. The meeting is where important information is shared with the membership. Participation in YOUR Lodge is important, come to a meeting to find out what is going on. Tony, our cook, prepares a delicious dinner but please RSVP by Wednesday so he can have enough food without having to toss out anything we do not sell. 

Each Wednesday we will have our Social time from 5-8pm with the Queen of Hearts drawing at 7:00pm. Chef Tony has his Bingo food menu and often a daily special to choose your dinner from. 

We have BINGO on Tuesdays at 6:30pm. We also play BINGO on Thursday starting at 1:00pm where Tony, our cook, has delicious Bingo food starting about 90 minutes before we start playing. Come in for something to eat before enjoying BINGO. Sanitation is still a priority. 

If you have questions about these meetings, contact our Lodge Secretary Ron Nielson at OlympiaElks@gmail.com.

Our Lodge Officers have been really good about sending out informative emails. Not getting any emails? Contact the Lodge Secretary at 360-753-0186 or send an email to OlympiaElks@Gmail.com to confirm your email address. Everyone needs to read the Geoduck, available on the Virtual Home Page, as there is a lot of great information provided. The Geoduck is emailed to all each month. Look for the Weekly Blast in your email inbox as it has up-to-the minute information about what is going on in our Lodge this week. Be sure to check your junk/spam folder as sometimes important emails end up there for some unknown reason. Your Lodge has signed up for the MyElks App. This is available at no cost to anyone. We intend to begin using it to keep you informed about the goings on in your Lodge. Come to the Lodge and scan the QR Code to get the app or you search Google or Apple for it. This is another way to get you involved with your Lodge. 

Our Lodge normally meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00pm. 

PERs meet at 5:00 pm on the 2th Thursday of every month. 

Meeting Location: 1818 4th Avenue E Olympia WA

Lodge Office Hours: 11-3pm On Tuesday and Thursday. Other times by appointment.
Call 360-753-0186 to make an appointment.