Most people think of the Elks Lodge as a bar and a banquet room.
In fact, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is _the_ premier charitable and patriotic organization in the USA. Our Lodge just happens to have a bar…
We focus on youth, veterans and community – through programs like Americanism and Drug Awareness, soccer and hoop shoots, Christmas party and ice fishing contest, and sending kids to youth camp, all expenses paid. We also award scholarships--we are second in the nation next to the Government.
We adopt local Veterans and troops overseas, who we send packages with toiletries, snacks and candies. We also correspond with soldiers via letters back and forth. The Elks has set aside $4 million to fight Veterans homelessness.
Did you know that the local Faribault Elks Lodge #1166 has donated over $5.5 million to our local community?
Next time when you visit our Lodge, think about what your membership would mean for our local community…
Contact us for information about all our programs and how to become a member.
Checkout this video with some cool information about the Elks: http://youtu.be/_62qEYLkojk as well as this video: Why we join.
And here a nice video about volunteering: http://youtu.be/zmbOAIWASr0
Check out sections like the events calendar, Antlers information, and an online form to apply for scholarships. Please let us know what your think, or if you have any other feedback like corrections or suggestions.
UPDATE YOUR EMAIL: If you haven't been getting the "What's Happening at your Lodge" weekly email, please contact us. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our updated by-laws are now available at http://www.elks.org/lodges/bylaws.cfm?lodgeNumber=1166. Note that a user name and password is required, and access through this link is restricted to lodge members only. Members who don't yet have a password may register online at: http://www.elks.org/members/registration.cfm.
Please check out our public Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FaribaultElksLodge1166 and our (members-only) Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/faribaultelks/.
Information about upcoming events
Please see the Events Calendar page for more details.
- October 28 - Pasta Bar
- October 30 - Euchre Tournament
- November 3 - 7PM - Initiation and Meeting Night
- November 11 - Veterans Day - Dinner, Presentations and entertainment by Steve Huber
- November 17 - 7:30PM - Meeting Night
- December 1 - 7:30PM - Meeting Night
- December 4 - 11AM - Memorial Service
- December 17 - 11am-2pm - Christmas Children's Party