Miami Elks Lodge
July 13th ,1905 -Come - Join Us!
to our web site. I hope you find it to be interesting and
informative. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was
founded in 1868 on the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly
Love and Fidelity. These principles have guided our Order since
its inception and continue to point the way to our future
We apply these values to
our everyday life by engaging in charitable activities, by
raising and distributing funds and by volunteering
thousands of hours per year to many worthwhile causes in the
local community, the State of Florida and the nation. The
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has been an agent of
change and community service since its founding. Many of
today's well known institutions have had their genesis with
the Elks. Flag Day, for instance, was created by the Elks in
1907 and was signed into law in 1949 by President Harry S.
Truman, himself an Elk. Five U.S. Presidents have been
members of the Order. They are: Warren G. Harding, Franklin
D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Gerald R.
Ford. Many other Senators and Congressmen have been counted
among our ranks such as House Speakers Tip O'Neill, Sam
Rayburn and others, as well as stars from the fields of
sports and entertainment including Lawrence Welk, Clint
Eastwood, Vince Lombardi, Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to
name a few.
The members of this lodge
are proud of our heritage and our commitment to the
community. We invite like minded individuals to join us in
carrying out our charitable works. To qualify you must be an
American citizen and you must believe in God. Although we
are a private organization, we'll be glad to inform the
general public of our charitable programs and our values.
Perhaps you'll find yourself wanting to join us and help
give something back to the community. We invite you to come
by the lodge and see for yourself what we have to offer. Or
click on the "Contact Us" button and send me an email. I'll
be glad to answer any questions you have.
Thank you for visiting our
site and I hope to see you at the lodge.
Ruler, Miami Elks Lodge #948
Birthday from Miami Elks Lodge #948.
For our members with a birthday in
be sure to clip out the coupon in the bulletin on page 3 and bring it into the lodge any time during the month for a free well drink or domestic beer and also receive
a 10% discount on a meal at the Lodge. You must present
your member ID and coupon to receive this offer and the
drink and meal must be consumed in the same visit. Not
valid with other specials or discounts offered by the
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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 our members; to quicken the spirit of American
patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate the
Order 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 of this nation through
benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks
The Miami Elks Lodge #948 was chartered on July
13th, 1905. William Mark Brown was the Exalted for the first two
years of our existence. The lodge consisted of 22 members
initially, has grown to as many as 3,000 members in the past and
currently has over 1,100 members. Over the years the lodge has
been a bellwether of community activity and a guiding force in
shaping Miami and South Florida. Organizations like the United
Way of Miami-Dade County and the South Florida Blood Bank can
trace their roots to our lodge, where they started with humble
beginnings and grew to be the community forces they are today.
We are also a charter member of the Florida State Elks
Association, comprised of 60,000 Elk members in 105 lodges throughout
Florida. Nationally our organization is comprised of over
840,000 members and over 2,100 lodges. We are the largest fraternal
organization in the United States. For more information about
the Order and the good works we do
|What We Do:
Our aim is to lessen the suffering of those less fortunate than
us and to invest in benevolent programs that help our children
to realize their full potential as they grow up, to bring
comfort and assistance to veterans and active military service people of
the United States military, to be community leaders in the fight
against drugs and to quicken the pulse of Americanism in our
community. We achieve these goals using various financial instruments
to fund our benevolent programs,
donations, volunteerism and old fashioned hard work. We are a strong link
in the chain of B.P.O.E. lodges and annually contribute thousands
of dollars to charitable foundations as well as distributing
thousands of dollars to the local community.
- Elks National Foundation. This
trust fund distributes money on a national level to Elks
state associations and nationally managed programs. These
- America's Promise
- Drug Awareness
including the Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot, and Drug Awareness as well as other
youth activity programs.
- Veteran's Services
- Elks National Home.
- During the past year the Elks National
foundation distributed over 13 million dollars in
scholarship monies to deserving college students, another 6
million to affiliated Elks state associations. In all, the
Elks National Foundation distributed more than 22 million
for all of the programs under its jurisdiction. The fund is
seeded by contribution and fund raisers from Elks lodges
across the nation.
- Harry-Anna Trust Fund. This fund
is managed by the Florida State Elks Association and it is
used to finance the two major benevolent projects of the
Florida State Elks Association:
- Florida Elks
Youth Camp. The Florida State Elks Youth Camp
is a 385 acre camp located in Umatilla, Florida, 45 miles
north of Orlando. The camp has been rated A+ by the American
Campers Association and scored 798 points out of a
possible 800 points at the last evaluation. The camp features
a lake with catch and release fishing, canoes, paddle boats,
an archery range, golf driving range, Olympic swimming pool,
baseball diamond, soccer field, outdoor basketball courts,
tennis courts, a rock climbing wall, a confidence building
ropes course with elevated and ground elements, 68 cabins
that house 9 occupants each, a 15,000 square foot enclosed
pavilion, an 850 seat gymnasium with 3 full length basket
ball courts, and additional primitive camp sites. The camp entertains
over 2000 children during the 6 week summer session and
about 23,000 people use the site annually. The camp has an
annual budget of over 2 million dollars.
- Florida Elks
Children's Therapy Services. This service
provides free in-home physical & occupational therapy
to handicapped children throughout the state of
Florida. The program utilizes 20 vans with licensed physical
and occupational therapists and currently visits over 300
children per week.
- The Harry-Anna Trust Fund is seeded by
donations and fund raisers from Florida Elks Lodges and
members. In the fraternal year 2005-2006 over $1 million in
new donations was realized.
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