Lodge Activities


Original Elks #530 Building ca. 1912 (Photo credit: Kentucky Historical Society Wolff, Gretter, Cusick, Hill Collection)

Frankfort Elks #530 was established in December 1899 with 32 charter members. Our original building was finished in October 1902 at Lewis Street. While the original building sadly burned in December of 1958, it was quickly replaced with our current structure. Currently, we have more than 500 members. Since our founding our lodge has distributed more than $5,000,000 in charitable giving.

Throughout our history, our lodge has supported and advocated for our veterans as is core to the Elks mission. We give back to our local community through grants, donations, and volunteer support. And when the call comes we are there for our fellow members with a helping hand.

2022-2023 Lodge Officers

The current officers of B.P.O.E. Lodge #530 are:

  • Exalted Ruler: Mark Skeeters
  • Esteemed Leading Knight: Becky Long
  • Esteemed Loyal Knight: Kendall Roten
  • Esteemed Lecturing Knight: Angie Palmer
  • Secretary: Jason Ramsey
  • Treasurer: Terry LaFontaine
  • 3 Year Trustee: Leslie True
  • 2 Year Trustee: Melody Stephenson
  • 1 Year Trustee: John Snyder
  • Tiler: Marge Wilhoite
  • Esquire: Charlie Cunningham
  • Chaplain: Debbie Paulus
  • Inner Guard: Herman “Gippy” Gibson