Since 1868, millions and millions of Americans have joined the Elks.
Why We Join
Elks Care, Elks Share. Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.
Elks invest in their communities through programs that support the needs of today’s veterans, help children grow up healthy and drug-free, and improve their quality of life.
Mission Statement Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the U.S.A.; A Fraternal Organization
To instill 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.