Clubs & Organizations
Elks are community. No matter where you go in the Country, an Elks Lodge is right around the corner. With more than 850,000 members and over 2,000 Lodges Nationwide, Elks are providing charitable services that help build stronger communities. Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communitys than just a building, golf course, or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.
The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community minded programs in such fields as benefitting special needs children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation Scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans' works, a national ''Hoop Shoot'' free thow contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs.
The youth of our Country have always been important to the Order. It is for this reason the Elks Drug Awareness Education Program was launched to warn primary grade students and their parents of the dangers in drug use. Every Lodge observes June 14th as Flag Day, a tradition which the Elks began in 1907 and was later adopted by the Congress and approved by President Woodrow Wilson as an official observance.