Why would you want to become an Elk
Mission of the ELKS:
To inculcate 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.
What we do?
The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (BPOE), also often known as the Elks Lodge or simply The Elks, is an American fraternal order founded in 1868, originally as a social club. There are now over 1,900 local lodges across America and they operate legally as 501(c)(8) fraternal benefit orders.
The Fraternal Order was founded “To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members, to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship.”
The members make up a generous charitable foundation that gives back to the community each year with scholarships and grants, while promoting and supporting local youth and veterans’ programs throughout the county and state.
The St. Helens Elks Lodge #1999 is located in St. Helens and sits atop a tree covered bluff overlooking the Columbia River and mountains of Washington, while serving its members with a restaurant and full bar service, banquet services, lottery and more.
What all this means is that we are a part of a group that works together to make a difference in our community and our country. We respect our country and honor our flag and our military. We take care of each other and help those who are in need when we are able. We create a fun, safe environment where we can spend time with like minded people in our CLUB (restaurant and bar).
Want to get an idea of some of the events we host regularly? Click the link below and take a look!