nearly 1 million members in more than
2,000 local lodges nationwide, the Elks is
one of the largest and most active fraternal
organizations in the world. The Lancaster
Elks Lodge donates to numerous charitable
causes on a local, state, and national level.
We offer numerous activities and services
to not only our members and their families but also the community. This great organization
always welcomes new members with open arms,
so if you’re interested, contact our
lodge, or visit www.Elks.org to find a lodge near you. Elks believe in
the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly
Love, Fidelity, God, and Patriotism. And as
What exactly do we do?
Here are just a couple examples of what the Elks do for the community. There a literally thousands of other programs on the local and national level in which the Elks promote. New programs can be initiated by any member of the organization.
Trench Trophy -- WNY Lineman of the Year Award
Recognizes the least recognized position on the football field, the line.
Encompasses all of WNY -- includes city, parochial, private, and public schools. Over 80 in total.
100's of kids recognized through weekly nominations, finalists, and one final winner who receives a college scholarship.
Hoop Shoot -- Free Throw Program
More than 2.5 million boys and girls participated in 2012-13.
The largest co-educational sports program in the country.
Open and free to all boys and girls, ages 8-13.
Drug Awareness Programs
Provides resources to help educate children about the dangers of drugs.
Helps to support educators, parents, and community leaders, in their fight against youth drug use.
Awards over $3.64 million in scholarships EVERY year.
Second only to United States Government.
All 172 VA Medical Centers have a committee of Elks which helps to enhance the lives of our ill and aging veterans.
Elks National Foundation
The charitable trust has total net assets of over $390 million.
The ENF will distribute more than $26 million during the 2013-14 year.