“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller
– A fraternal order with hundreds of thousands
of members and a 150+ year history.
– A network of nearly 2000 lodges in
communities all over the country.
– A generous charitable foundation that each
year gives millions in scholarships, an
inspiration to youth, a friend to veterans and
PURPOSE & MEMBERSHIP…
This Fraternal Order was founded “To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship.”
Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.
OUR VOLUNTEER activities
Niles Elks pride themselves on being active in the community — not only through our events but also individually. The organization as a whole is involved in many aspects of life in Niles, Michigan, from supporting youth sports teams, area schools, debate teams, computer competitions but also individual with special needs, veterans and also families in the area in need. We have many opportunities for our members to get involved.
PROGRAMS & events
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Join our email list and you’ll receive notifications about events we are having at the Lodge and a variety of ways that you can participate. Not a member? You can receive information as well — who knows? Maybe you’ll feel compelled to join us!
SOCIAL EVENTS & projects gallery
Throughout the year the Niles Elks host a number of social events for members (some of which are open to the community). We have our annual Valentine’s Comedy Night, Trivia, Tailgate parties, Christmas parties (one for the kids and one for members) and more. The Elks is a very social organization that helps foster close friendships between members. The Lodge is open Tues – Sat from 2 – 8pm (or later). Members are encourage to stop in and enjoy socialization and fun!