Membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks offers many benefits and rewards. Not only do you get the satisfaction and pleasure of giving back to your community in a meaningful way through all the charitable work our lodges engage in, you get to do it with friendly, like-minded people. You also get to have a great time along the way.
Check out this video for more on why people choose to join the Elks:
So you’d like to become an Elk. What do you need to do?
To qualify to become an Elk you must:
- Be over 21 years of age
- Be an American Citizen
- Believe in God
Once you can say yes to these 3 criteria, you’ll need a sponsor who is already a member. If you already know a friend who is an Elk, you can ask them to sponsor you.
If you do not know any Elks, here are a few steps you can take to find a sponsor:
- Find your local lodge (if you’re in Frankfort or the surrounding counties, we’re likely it!) and stop in for a visit. Make sure you sign the visitor’s book!
- Talk to someone in the office, if possible. If no one is available, you may have to schedule an appointment. Ask any questions you may have!
- Complete a membership form. Remember, you will need a sponsor.
- Pay the application fee.
- You will undergo an Investigation, Orientation and finally your big night, Initiation.