Elks have been around for over 150 years.

As Elks, we 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.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (BPOE) was founded on the cardinal principles of charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity. Since its inception in the late 1800’s, the BPOE has grown into one of the most respected organizations in the United States, and since the early 1900’s, the Massachusetts Elks Association and its members have been proud to represent this organization.

There are over 1,700 lodges throughout the U.S. with over a million members nationally.

As Elks We:

  • Pledge to Patriotism
    • Annual Flag Day Ceremonies
    • Endless, evolving support for our Veterans
  • Educate our Youth
    • Free Dictionary Program
    • Drug Awareness
    • Athletic Contests – Elks’ Hoop Shoot & Soccer Shoot
  • Encourage giving within our communities
  • Create Awareness
  • And so much more

Since 1868, millions and millions of

Americans have joined the Elks.

We are your Local MA Elks Lodges.



BPOE Mission

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.

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