what is an elks lodge and who are elks?

An Elks Lodge is the building where a local chapter meets.  They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.

Elks are non-political, non-sectarian and strictly American group. Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.

Proposal for membership in the Order is only by invitation of a member in good standing. To be accepted as a member, one must be an American citizen, believe in God, be of good moral character and be at least 21 years old.

listen to what former us president ronald reagan said about the elks back in 1988