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.
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 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.
You will then participate in the Elks Initiation Ritual.
After initiation as an Elk, you can take part in all meetings and social functions of the Lodge.
Please Note: If for any reason your application is rejected, you cannot make application for membership for six months from the date of rejection.