Originally Posted by Jefferson24
I am an Elk. Have been for several years. You will get as much out of it as you put into it. Don't just take what they stand for lightly, it means a great deal to those that belong to the order.
The one you described sounds like a more active lodge what the one I attend. We have meetings twice a month, special activities about every other month and the bar is open 7 days a week with reasonable hours but not real late. Most of the membership here is older but there are some younger guys. My lodge was established in the 1890's I believe.
You also have to be invited to become a member, someone has to sponsor your application.
What are some of the benefits of being a member of one of these groups? I assume camaraderie, a new group of friends, a chance to help out with charitable projects are part of the attraction. What else is involved?