You must be sponsored by a member of the Elks Lodge and reside in the jurisdiction of the Lodge you wish to join. You also
need two other Elks who will be your co-sponsors. The Elk who proposes you for membership must obtain a Membership Application
from the Lodge Secretary.
After your proposer fills in the required portion, you will be given the Application for Membership. Fill it in, following
the instructions and answering all questions. Return the completed application to the Lodge Secretary with the prescribed
Your application will be read at a regular Lodge meeting. It will then be forwarded to the Investigating Committee, who
will contact you with a time for you and your sponsor to meet with the committee so that they can interview you.
After the interview is concluded, the committee will report to the Lodge concerning your membership and a vote will be
When the vote is concluded, you will be notified and asked to present yourself and your spouse for indoctrination. During
indoctrination, you will learn more about the Order's programs and charities. You will also be told the date when you
will be initiated.
After initiation as an Elk, you can take part in all meetings and social functions of the Lodge.
Use the online directory to locate a Lodge near you.