Elks are American citizens who enjoy living life by the golden rule and contributing to the lives and well-being of those around them. We guide ourselves through life with strong morals and a great love of our fellow man - always adhering to the founding principals of our order: Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity.
The Elks have contributed more than $3.6 billion in donations for the nation's youth, veterans, disadvantaged and handicapped, and to individuals and groups in support of patriotic and civic programs.
The Lakewood Elks Lodge was founded in 1949 and gives approximately $20,000 annually to local causes that include veterans, disadvantaged children and disabled. Our members participate in our fundraisers so that we can give back to our community. It is at the core of who we are.
If you're amazed at these numbers and wonder why this is not common knowledge, it is because the heart of Elkdom is always humble.Lakewood Elks enjoy many activities and events throughout the year including themed dinner parties and dances, Holiday parties, Kentucky Derby, a grand New Years Eve Ball, BBQs, Pig Roasts, as well as Bocce, Darts, Bingo, Pool games and more. Each season we are busy enhancing the lives of our members as well as aiding those in need within our communities.
Since inception in 1868, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has grown from a small gathering of people with good deeds in their hearts to the largest fraternal organization in the U.S. With nearly 1 million members, each year this timeless organization gives more than $200 million in contributions and is one of the largest private providers of college scholarships in the United States.
Currently there are over roughly 2000 active Elk Lodges in the United States, each identified by a number and the name of the city in which the Lodge resides. Elk Members are welcome to visit and participate at every Lodge. Here in Lakewood Colorado, we are very proud to be Lakewood Lodge #1777, one of the largest and most active lodges in Colorado.
Visitors from neighboring, as well as far away Lodges, are common and welcomed. Please join us at the Lakewood Elks Lodge 1777! firstname.lastname@example.org 303-238-1307
At Lakewood Elks Lodge, no one is a stranger. We are a members-only organization, but welcome guests to stop by and check us out! Ask to tour our facility, and get a brochure on all we do.
If you’re a visiting Elk, check in at the front and make your way to the Club room for a beverage or a visit with other Elks. We have spent the last year updating our facility, freshening with paint and carpet, adding new flat screen TVs and more.
Our Lodge is one of the fastest growing in the State - #2 in new members added last year! Because we are so active, our members not only enjoy meals and parties and dances, we have pool tables, bocce leagues, dart leagues, poker, bingo, a shuffle board table, Holiday Brunches, and an active Club room.
To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.
You have heard the tolling of 11 strokes.
This is to remind you that with Elks, the hour of 11 has a tender significance.
Wherever Elks may roam, whatever their lot in life may be, when this hour tolls upon the dial of night, the great heart of Elkdom swells and throbs.
It is the golden hour of recollection, the homecoming of those who wander, the mystic roll call of those who will come no more.
Living or dead, an Elk is never forgotten, never forsaken.
Morning and noon may pass him by, the light of day sink heedlessly in the West, but ere the shadows of midnight shall fall, the chimes of memory will be pealing forth the friendly message,