Elks are a nation-wide fraternal organization of over 900,000 American citizens. We love our country and desire to preserve its cherished institutions, traditions and values. We respect our neighbors and continually seek to promote their well-being.
Elks are people who delight in wholesome associations with congenial companions. They possess a deep sense of patriotism, fair play, chivalry and dedication to noble causes. We question no one’s religion, nor do we exclude anyone because of creed, race, ethnic origin, educational attainment, vocation, material status or physical stature. We measure character by what one is and does, not by titles or position. We do not seek to impose different beliefs in place of personal commitments to God, Family and Country, nor do we ask anyone to act in any manner contrary to the dictates of conscience. We do not permit religious or political differences to intrude into or have any effect upon fraternal deliberations at the local, district, state or national levels.
You can join with the millions of fine and noble American citizens who have helped better the destiny and way of life for countless thousands in our country for over 135 years.
Through our local Lodge, district, state, and National programs, we provide healthful activities, guidance and assistance to over eight million boys and girls every year. We fund scholarships, athletic teams, summer camps, scouting and drug education programs. We encourage civic, environmental and patriotic involvement through essay contests, seminars and distribution of materials; as well as family oriented activities in our Lodges.
Elks operate numerous camps, hospitals, clinics, training centers and in-home services for the care and treatment of children and adults with physical disabilities including vision and speech problems, as well as mental impairment and emotional problems, all across the country.
The Elks Lodge in your community provides you the opportunity to join your neighbors and friends, and take a prominent role in the improvement of community life.
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Huck Finn – Becky Thatcher Day is held the 1st Saturday of June, rain or shine at the Telluride Town Park. The morning begins with horse drawn wagons riding up and down main street, Riding with Roudy. Hot dogs and Hamburgers are provided free for kids throughout the event, and prize winning categories for both boys and girls include longest fish, most fish caught, first fish caught, most determined, best costumes Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher, and even 1st to kiss a fish. The goal is to send every child home feeling like a winner.