For over 150 years, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks has been dedicated to serving our fellow citizens.

Here in Maine, the 10,000 men and women of the Maine Elks Association in 20 Lodges from York to Presque Isle enjoy the camaraderie, compassion, community outreach, and support are all part of being an Elk.

Although you may already be aware of the social benefits of our great fraternal organization, our organization is much more.  Maine Elks take great pride in giving back to our communities, supporting local charities, and living up to our motto of Elks Care–Elks Share!

Here in Maine, our major project is The Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP), a comprehensive treatment center for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. Each year, our Elk Lodges raise between $200,000 and $300,000 dollars to help children and their families meet the challenge of fighting cancer.

In addition to our major project, we also have many other programs including:

  • Hoop Shoot National Free-Throw Contest
  • Soccer Shoot Contest
  • Scholarships
  • Dictionary Project
  • Antlers Youth Group
  • Americanism Essay Contest
  • Drug Awareness Program; and
  • Homeless Veterans Stand-down

As a member of our order, you will be supporting programs like these while enjoying all of the benefits of being an Elk.

If you are looking for something meaningful that truly makes a difference in your local community and the lives of others, and if you and your spouse want to meet new and interesting people who share your values and commitments to our country, then you’ve found it.

We hope that you’ll take that next step and make the Maine Elks a part of your life. Together we can do great things!

To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • Be Over the age of 21
  • and have a belief in God

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Elks in Maine, you can either visit an Elks Lodge near you to obtain an application for membership, or complete the information on this page, and someone from the nearest Lodge will contact you with more information on how to apply for membership. If you happen to know a member, you could also ask them for an application to join. For more information on what the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks do nationally, visit

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