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Elks Recognizes 156th Anniversary

Elks Lodges across the nation are gearing up to celebrate on Feb. 16, the remarkable 156th anniversary of the founding of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks on Feb. 16, 1868. The lodges include Wolf Point Elks Lodge #1764.

With a rich history spanning 156 years, the Elks have been unwavering in their commitment to community service, making a substantial impact through donations exceeding $12 billion. In the past year alone, their generosity reached $399 million, reflecting their dedication to creating better communities.

Beyond financial contributions, the Elks actively invest in the future through annual college scholarships, awarding nearly $5 million to support educational pursuits. Additionally, their commitment to community development is evident in the substantial investment of almost $19 million through the Elks Community Investment Program. One of the hallmarks of the Elks’ commitment is their support for veterans. Last year, the Elks contributed more than $39 million to Veterans Administration Medical Centers, clinics and state care facilities, providing essential items, comfort and organizing various activities.

Boasting nearly 1,800 lodges and a membership approaching 800,000, the Elks welcome individuals aged 21 and above who share a belief in God.

To learn more about the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and to explore membership opportunities, visit or Join. Elks.Org.

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