Caleb is a three-year-old boy with developmental delay, speech delay, sensory issues and low muscle tone. Before receiving therapy through Elks, Caleb was having constant meltdowns, wasn’t engaging, had no verbal words or any means of communicating, and wasn’t much interested in play beyond lining-up his toys. Because of his sensory issues, Caleb would mouth… Read more

Americanism Essay Contest!

July 2018 2018-2019 GRAND LODGE AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST “What Makes You Proud of America?” I am pleased to announce that Members of the Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee have selected the theme, “What Makes You Proud of America” for the 2018-2019 Grand Lodge Americanism Essay Contest. The contest starts with the Local Lodges, progresses through District… Read more

Scholarships Galore

If you haven’t heard, the Most Valuable Student scholarship applications is now available online, and the Legacy Awards application will open online on September 1. Just a reminder that the MVS scholarship application is open to all high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, and the Legacy Awards application is only available to the children and grandchildren of dues-paying… Read more

Web site contests spread Elks’ message

Grand Lodge News By William J. Schran Grand Lodge Committee Member The need to keep our Members informed about the activities in our Lodges and throughout our states is very important to our organization. By using our local web sites, Facebook pages and our State Association web sites, we can pass this important information through… Read more


The home-based nature of the Elks Therapy Program allows families to learn about their child in the environment that they are in the most (their home) and how to use the resources they already have at their disposal to help their child succeed. Gena is a 3½ year old, who has very mild Cerebral Palsy,… Read more

Elks Football Pick’em

For all of us that are football fanatics, it’s almost that time of year again for: Kickoff Time! The Pro Football season starts this year on Thursday, September 6th, and once again the Elks will be hosting our Pro Football Pick ‘Em contest on To participate, simply logon at and select the winners of each… Read more

Grand Lodge Newsletter – September 2018

This month is a time of action for your Lodge September is the month to get your Lodge in order. Officers and committee members should arrange a meeting to ascertain what Grand Lodge, state, and local programs are on the horizon, and then work out details concerning Lodge participation. Encourage new ideas that could blossom… Read more

Ritual Clinic in Forks

Greetings! The Ritual Clinic will be held in beautiful Forks, Washington on Saturday August 18th, and Sunday August 19th, 2018. This is an opportunity for everyone to come and learn more about the initiation. Certification for judges will also occur, but I promise that there will also be time to answer questions about ANY of the Rituals… Read more

Video Joins our Advertising

Beginning in less than a month three of our signs at the rest stops along Washington freeways will be updated with VIDEO!!!.. The videos will be changed regularly and are all promoting the BPOE of Washington State and shows all of our charities. They will be located Westbound on I-90 at Indian Johns, Southbound I-5… Read more