ABOUT THE ELKS

ELKS CARE, ELKS SHARE.

Elks have been around for over 150 years.

As Elks, we invest in our 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 for the people in our communities.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (BPOE) was founded on the cardinal principles of charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity. Since its inception in the late 1800’s, the BPOE has grown into one of the most respected organizations in the United States, and since the early 1900’s, the Maine Elks Association and its members have been proud to represent this organization.

There are over 2,200 lodges throughout the U.S. with over 750,000 men and woman members nationally. 

As Elks We:

  • Pledge to Patriotism
    • Annual Flag Day Ceremonies
    • Endless, evolving support for our Veterans
  • Educate our Youth
    • Free Dictionary Program (3rd Graders)
    • Drug Awareness
    • Scholarships
    • “Antlers” Youth Group
    • Student Recognition Program
    • Athletic Contests – Elks’ Hoop Shoot & Soccer Shoot
  • Encourage giving within our communities
  • Create Awareness
  • And so much more

Since 1868, millions of

Americans have joined the Elks.

We are your Local ME Elk Lodges.

BPOE Mission

Members

Lodges

To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.

The Maine Elks Association (MEA) is a nonprofit organization that is a part of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA. 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 for the people in our communities.

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