Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

“Elks – One Big Family”elks-facebook.png

News Center

Elks National Veterans Service Commission

“November Is Elks Veterans Remembrance Month”

Elks volunteers provide direct service to Veterans in more than 330 VA Medical Centers, State Veterans Homes, Vets Centers and other Veterans facilities each month. Through our grants to Elks Lodges, we connect directly with Veterans and military members in their communities, providing them with services where they live.

We help Veterans rehabilitate and thrive by sponsoring and volunteering at 5 adaptive sports programs each year, and provide recovering veterans with therapy kits and wheelchair gloves. Our Welcome Home initiative, a partnership with the VA at the national level, is reaching out to some of our most vulnerable veterans: those who are experiencing homelessness.

To this end, the Elks have pledged $4 million dollars to help end Veteran Homelessness. Last year alone, the value of Elks’ contributions to the nation’s heroes provided more than $40 million to more than 323,573 Veterans served.

Let us remember to thank our Veterans and to show our appreciation in some special way every day, not just in November. And, should you see a member of our Armed Services in uniform, please march right up to him or her and say: “Thank you for your service. Have a great day!” It is the least we can do.

Want to join us in our service to Veterans? There are more than 1,900 Elks Lodges across the country with a total membership nearing 800,000. Elks’ members

For more information, please visit

Elks State Golf Fun Day

Two Person Best Shot(Scramble)
Tee Times Between
7:00am & 3:00pm

Entry Fee: $10/Person Plus
Greens Fees At The Course

Call For Tee Times After May 1, 2016


State Elks Golf Registration Download

2017 State Elks Golf Tournament Schedule

See more information...

5&V Outdoor CinemaElks-Lodge-84-Community-Movie-night.jpg

Burlington Elks Lodge #84 recognized for seventh year of adopting and ensuring that the 5&V Outdoor Cinema up and running four times throughout the summer for all of the community.


Elroy the Elk (Drew McCarthy)
Front Row: Bernita Adams, Jessica McChesney (Lecturing Knight), Michelle Steer (Exalted Ruler), Dana Johnston (Esquire to District Deputy, Past Exalted Ruler), Sally Miller (Chaplin)

Second Row: Dan Ells, Rich Miller (Trustee, Past Exalted Ruler), Rich Adams, Jennifer Helling, Brad Phillips, Michele Randle, Paul Miller (Trustee, Past Exalted Ruler)

Third Row: Don LaRue (Past Exalted Ruler), Matt McChesney, Jeremy Helling (Loyal Knight), Justin Sapp, Peggy Phillips

Now in its seventh year, the 5 & V Outdoor Cinema couldn't function without volunteer assistance from members of Elks Lodge #84. Every year since 2010, films have been shown on the side of Drake Hardware & Software at Fifth and Valley St. in downtown Burlington.

The Elks have led the way in adopting this event and ensuring its smooth operation. Along with set up and tear down, they are responsible for sound and projection for each of the four movies every year. They also let attendees use their restroom facilities.

In addition, every year the Elks commit to sponsoring the first movie of the season, which also involves programming pre-showtime activities for the kids. And this year, Elks volunteers secured the equipment and supplies and repainted the screen for the outdoor movies. Downtown Partners is thankful for their ongoing support, which makes the 5&V an enjoyable night out for so many families.


2017 Iowa Elks Association Vocational Grant

The Iowa Elks Association is pleased to offer twenty (20) $1,500.00 Vocational Grants to individuals pursuing a vocational (2-year or less) training/education program. This competition is open to current high school seniors or any nontraditional student pursuing such a program at an accredited school. These grants ARE NOT intended for students pursuing a 4-year course of study that will lead to a bachelor’s degree. Applications received for persons ultimately pursuing a 4-year course of study will be disqualified from consideration.

Return completed application to your nearest Elks Lodge by March 11, 2017.

Download More Information and the Application Form


Shenandoah initiates its first female member

First Female Member to Shenandoah 


A Community Day of Support, Awareness and Education for Post -Traumatic Stress

Des Moines Iowa State Capitol - Rotunda
1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319
Saturday June 20th, 10:00am-3:00pm open-house
Beginning remarks with keynote speakers 10:00am-10:30am



The American Red Cross, Burlington Fire Department and Burlington Elks Lodge #84 have worked on pre-canvassing 5 neighborhoods in Burlington, Iowa this week to let the community know that they will be in their area to install smoke detectors.

On Saturday, September 19, 2015, bright and early at 7am, the three different organizations will join forces in fire prevention at the Burlington Elks Lodge #84 for training and organization of equipment, then off to the neighborhoods. Over 80 volunteers will be out and a prediction of over 700 smoke detectors will be installed. Another great victory for our organizations "Working together, making your home safe...".

Listen to Our Radio Commercial

Click Play on the Right...

please install the flash player

Members Login