How do I join the Elks?

The Order is a non-political, non-sectarian and strictly American fraternity.  Proposal for membership in the Order is only by invitation of a member in good standing.  To be accepted as a member, one must be an American citizen, believe in God, be of good moral character and be at least 21 years old. 

To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

  • You must be a citizen of the United States over the age of 21 who believes in God.

  • You must be sponsored by a member of the Westminster 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 Leadership.

  • 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 fees.

  • Your application will be read at a regular Lodge meeting. It will then be forwarded to the Investigating Committee, who will call you and set up 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. The members will be given a notice not less than 10 days nor more than two months before the vote will be taken.

  • 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 during the program the date you will be initiated.

After initiation as an Elk, you can take part in all meetings and social functions of the Lodge.  If for any reason your application is rejected, you cannot make application for membership for six months from the date of rejection.  Please consider joining the best fraternal organization in the world! 

Lodge is an Members and Guest Facility  


B.P.O. Elks Membership Inquiry Form

We’re always looking for new members!  The process is easy and fun!

If you have any questions or if you just want to hear how much fun Elks have, contact the Lodge today.

Elks 2277 Application (pdf)


Membership Club Privileges

The Westminster Elks Lodge is a Private Club.

Please keep in mind that use of the Lodge is a privilege afforded to Lodge members and their accompanied guests only.

All lodge members must have their membership card with them all the time, it is your proof of membership.

Your guests are always welcome, but please remember that you must accompany them when entering the Lodge and they must sign-in as your guest in the Lodge/bar area. There are no exceptions. If you have any questions, please contact a Lodge officer. 

Pub Hours on Lodge Nights.

The Pub Menu will be open until 6:00 pm on Lodge Nights and will be CLOSED during Lodge Meetings and reopen after the Meeting. 

Lodge is an Members and Guest Facility