Lodge 1291, Join us…
…become an Elk
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.
You must be sponsored by a member of the Elks Lodge and reside in the jurisdiction of the Lodge you wish to join. You also need two other Elks who will be your co-sponsors. The Elk who proposes you for membership must obtain a Membership Application from the Lodge Secretary.
After your proposer fills in the required portion, you will be given the Application for Membership. Fill it in, following the instructions and answering all questions. Return the completed application to the Lodge Secretary.
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 nor 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 indoctrination. During indoctrination, 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.
If for any reason your application is rejected, you can submit a new application for membership after six months from the date of rejection.
Are you a lapsed Elk? Want to be reinstated? Want to change Lodges? Contact your Lodge secretary or follow the direction in this link at the Grand Lodge site. Reinstate me
The principles of the B.P.O.E. are:
CHARITY, JUSTICE, BROTHERLY LOVE, AND FIDELITY.
The motto of the B.P.O.E. is:
THE FAULTS OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WE WRITE UPON THE SAND,THEIR VIRTUES UPON THE TABLETS OF LOVE AND MEMORY.
The B.P.O.E. is based upon the Golden Rule:
TO DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD THEY SHOULD DO UNTO YOU.