Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.
We are a fraternal order with nearly a million members and a 150-year history. Elks promote the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity.
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.
Elks Lodges spend more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational, patriotic, and community minded programs such as scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, a national Hoop Shoot free-throw contest, and Soccer Shoot. The Elks in Chanute also sponsors a Kids Fishing Derby, Easter Egg Hunt and other youth programs. All Elks Clubs are known for their veterans' works and other patriotic programs.
The youth of our country have always been important to the Order. It is for this reason the Elks Drug Awareness Education Program was launched to warn primary grade students and their parents of the dangers in drug use.
Additionally, every lodge observes June 14th as Flag Day, a tradition which the Elks began in 1907 and was later adopted by the Congress as an official observance.
Chanute Elks Lodge No. 806