Elks are community. No matter where you go in the USA, an Elks Lodge is right around the corner. With nearly 800,000 members and more than 1,900 Lodges nationwide, Elks are providing charitable services that help build stronger communities.
To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, you must be a citizen of the United States at least 21 years of age who believes in God.
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.
Your application will be read at a regular Lodge meeting. It will then be forwarded to the Investigating Committee, who will call you and set up a time for you and your sponsor to meet with the committee so that they can interview you.
After the interview is concluded, the committee will report to the Lodge concerning your membership. The members will be given a notice not less than 10 days and not more than two months before the vote will be taken.
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 Initiation as an Elk, you can take part in all meetings and social functions of the Lodge and visit any of the 1900 plus Elk Lodges in the nation.
If for any reason your application is rejected, you can submit a new application for membership after six months from the date of rejection.