What we do as Elks in Maine
It is the purpose of our organization to unite all Elk members in closer bonds of fraternity, to further good fellowship among Lodges, to protect and promote the interests of the Order here in Maine; to exchange ideas that are beneficial to Lodges of this state; to foster the virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love, and Fidelity; and to further our patriotic devotion to the principles of the Unites States of America.
The Maine Elks Association organizes committees much the same as the Local Lodges, to assist the member Lodges in developing their local programs and performing their fraternal and charitable activities.
The State Association maintains benevolent, humanitarian, and charitable activities to engage the efforts of each local lodge, as well as each member of the Order in the State of Maine. We have one major project; the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.
The Maine Children’s Cancer Program is an organization that provides integrated, comprehensive, clinical research-based medical care and psycho social and practical support services to infants, children, and adolescents with cancer from throughout the state of Maine. The program strives not only to cure cancer in as many children as possible but also to support families throughout their experience of living with childhood cancer.
The State Association is a charitable organization. Each year, Maine Elks donate over $800,000 to charity, and volunteer over 70,000 hours to programs that support our youth, veterans, and to helping those less fortunate.