Grand Lodge Newsletter – February

Finishing strong can jump start a new Elks year …When your Lodge Secretary sends out dues notices, Exalted Rulers should consider including a letter addressing the “State of the Lodge.” List your Lodge’s accomplishments during the previous 12 months, and include the many hours you’ve donated to your community. Introduce incoming Lodge Officers and inform… Read more

Polly Garland Nominations Due!

Washington Elks Association Polly Garland Lady of the Year Award Deadline December 31st! Rules and Regulations This award is open to any lady. The candidate cannot be an Officer in the Lodge or an employee. She may or may not be an Elk. Local Lodges are to submit one written nomination of 500 words or… Read more


Almost 2 years ago, Skylar was featured in “Our Kids”.   The past year has held so many changes—we thought an update was due! Skylar is now almost 8 years old—and is flexing his independence AND his muscles!  Skylar continues to have many medical appointments, and is still very, very, susceptible to illness.  His list of… Read more

Elks Veterans Annual Report

For 150 years, Elks have been there for their fellow Americans. 2017-18 was no different. Veterans from all walks of life learned that they could count on the Elks as thousands of our members upheld the Elks sacred pledge to serve our nation’s veterans. We are proud to report on this past year, and hope… Read more

Elks Support Scouting

2018 Puget Sound #GivingTuesday Breakfast Help us to deliver character-building programs and values to the next generation of community leaders Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Lynnwood Elks Lodge, 19800 44th Ave W, Suite H, Lynnwood WA, 98036 Registration from 7:00-7:30am and the breakfast program begins at 7:30am Keynote Speaker – Captain Casey McManus, Captain/Owner, F/V Cornelia… Read more

Help the Survivors of Paradise, CA

Upon learning of the loss of the Paradise Lodge and in fact, the entire town, Ocean Shores Exalted Ruler Nancy Oakes, with approval from President John Fry and WSEA, created a plan to collect clothing, non-perishable food, water, and other immediate need items for those people who lost their homes in the fire. While the Grand Lodge did send $25,000… Read more

State Association Semi-Annual Meeting January 16 – 20

The Washington State Elks Association will conduct its Semi-Annual Meeting at the Double Tree by Hilton, Seattle Airport, starting Wednesday, January 16th. The registration form is provided here. Every effort has been made to maximize the available training for Officers and Committeemen and to make our semi-annual meeting more enjoyable. Rooms can be reserved at… Read more


With his bright smile and huge hugs, Ian greets his Elks Therapist each week!  He usually looks forward to “playing” therapy games, and making things. He even enjoys a meal or snack sometimes during therapy.  Little does he know, that each activity is a carefully planned task that helps him overcome the many delays that… Read more

New Ritual Competition Scoring!

From our Ritual Committee Beginning with the 2019/20 Ritual Cycle the following changes will take place: Ritual FOG points will be awarded based on the following criteria: What’s FOG you say?  Look here for information on the Yearly Frank O. Garland award. Subordinate Lodge Team walks on contest floor: Three (3) points. Each “Elected, Appointed… Read more

Calendar Raffle Time!

Buy Your Raffle Calendars! Our WSEA Raffle Calendars make excellent Stocking stuffers for Christmas time.  Pick some up from any WSEA Elks Lodge $10 tickets each CHEEP! Calendar sales  support the State Association projects and charities.  The concept of a calendar raffle is very simple. Each day on the calendar has a monetary amount designated… Read more