PHONE: 269-945-5308
** Hours may be different if there is a Special Event going on. See EVENTS CALENDAR.
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

102 E Woodlawn Ave, Hastings MI 49058
POB 143, Hastings MI 49058
Anyone can rent our Banquet Room. $150 Members, $250 Non-Members. $100 Cleaning Deposit. Contract Required. If a Bartender is requested, it’s an additional $50 fee. For Rental Details Email Rentals@hastingselks.comCleanup is the responsibility of the person renting. Members renting our Banquet Room must remain present for the entire rental.


To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, you must be a citizen of the United States over the age of 21 who believes in God.

Click here to fill out a Membership Inquiry Form. Membership Inquiry Form

You can be sponsored by any member in good standing from any lodge in the country. You'll also need two other Elks who will be your references. The Elk who proposes you for membership will provide you with a copy of the Membership Application, or will email you a link to the online version of the form. Please follow all instructions and answer all questions. If applying via hard copy, please return your completed application to the Lodge Secretary with your $25 Application Fee.

Your application will be read at a regular Lodge meeting. When the vote is concluded, you will be notified and asked to present yourself and your spouse for Orientation. During Orientation, you will learn more about the Order's programs and charities. You will also be told during the program the date you will be initiated.

After your Initiation as an Elk, you can take part in all meetings and social functions of the Lodge.

If for any reason your application is rejected, you can submit a new application for membership after six months from the date of rejection.

Local lodges are everywhere and can be found using our online directory to locate a Lodge near you.

Members: Did you know we can now send an online application to prospective candidates? It's simple. You need to be a registered user of elks.org, which is free. Go to: https://www.elks.org/emas/proposer.cfm?source=lodges and complete their info including email address. They will receive an email with a ID and pin and a link to complete their application. Then, they submit it and the Lodge Secretary will receive notification of the new application. You will also receive notification. Let's give it a try! Let's all invite one person!

So, You Want to be Reinstated? It is really quite simple to reinstate your membership in the Elks!


Go back to your old Lodge and ask the Secretary for an Application for Reinstatement. Fill out the form. Pay the $15 Reinstatement fee.

After the Lodge vote, you will be notified by the Secretary. You will be required to pay a prorated portion of annual Lodge dues. Then you will be issued your membership card.


Should you wish to reinstate your membership in Elkdom with a Lodge other than the one in which you were initiated, you must reside in the jurisdiction of that Lodge. Before you reinstate you have to obtain a Certificate of Release from your old Lodge. Write a check payable to the old Lodge in the amount of $20 and ask the Lodge Secretary to forward a Certificate of Release.

When you receive your Certificate of Release present it to the Secretary of the Lodge you want to reinstate your membership with. Then you would go through the steps described earlier.

If a Lodge has no proof of prior membership, the burden of proof falls on you. Proof of prior membership can be:

  • An old membership card
  • A canceled check
  • An affidavit signed by two members attesting to prior membership (It must be notarized)

If you cannot provide proof of prior membership, it will be necessary to apply for membership as a new member.