Grand Lodge Convention Central
July 3-6, 2022
Grand Lodge Convention
The Elks Grand Lodge Convention will take place from July 3-July 6, 2022 at the Atlanta Convention Center located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.
This will be the 157th Grand Lodge Session, where Elk Members from across the country will meet, pass changes to the laws of the Order, and in general have a great time learning about Elkdom.
Many Maine Elks Association members will be traveling to the event, which is required for all Exalted Ruler’s and District Deputy Designates.
This year will be special for the Maine Elks Association as Bruce Hidley of New York is the endorsed candidate for Grand Exalted Ruler. Hidley will serve a one year term as the national president, and then will be a sponsor for a portion of Area 1 of which Maine is a part.
In addition, Wayne Cotterly of the Augusta Lodge #964 will be the endorsed candidate for Grand Trustee, and would begin serving a four-year term.
Also, the Maine Elks will be competing in the National Ritual Competition. We will find out who will represent Maine when the State Ritual Contest is held in February 2022.
If your a member, and you’ve never been to the Elks Grand Lodge Convention, it’s a great experience, and you will meet many great people from across the country.
Information on the New England Elks Tour which handles the hotel arrangements has provided information which can be found by clicking the button below.
It is recommended that you make your plans early, as room availability is limited.
The Maine Elks will be staying at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis located at 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia Which also serves as the Grand Lodge Headquarters hotel.
Enjoy the best of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Step into their stunning, famous atrium and know that you’ve arrived to our iconic 52-story hotel in Atlanta, just minutes from Atlanta Airport (ATL).
Their friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you with 4-star service. Settle into our modern hotel rooms and suites, featuring smart TVs, Wi-Fi, plush bedding and downtown Atlanta views.
Relax in a luxury spa, take a dip in the indoor/outdoor pool, or stay fit in the expansive gym. Savor libations and pub fare in our downtown sports bar or start your day off at our on-site Starbucks.
Elsewhere in the hotel, discover our extraordinary event space, complemented by superb catering and event planning services. Walk to shopping, dining and entertainment, or use our indoor connection to Peachtree Center MARTA Station to visit ATL Airport, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and more.
Experience the city in memorable fashion at this hotel in downtown Atlanta.
Reservations will only be made through the New England Elks Tour. Click on the button below for a reservation form.
Grand Lodge Convention Schedule
The Grand Lodge Convention Schedule has not yet been release, but registration is now open to attend many of the seminars offered by Committees of the Grand Lodge and the Elks National Foundation. While it is not required to register for these seminars, it will help make sure that the room size is sufficient for the expected attenance. You can see what is available by visiting the Seminar Registration page found here:
Registration will once again available online through the Elks.org website. All Elk members attending the convention will be required to register. If you register online, the cost will be only $XX per person, but if you register at the event, it will cost more.
Convention Registration opens in April