Plymouth Elks Lodge recently installed the 24-25 Officers.  The installation officer was Jim Brown, PER and current District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler.  Plymouth Elks invests in our community and members are from Plymouth and the surrounding area.  Plymouth Elks donated $9,000 from grants during the 23-24 term.  In addition to the grant donations, Plymouth Elks also donated over $13,000 to Cancer Research to Indiana University and Purdue University. 

The Elks Mission statement is: 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 its members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself 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 through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.  There is a network of nearly 2000 lodges in communities all over the country.  The Elks is a generous charitable foundation that each year gives millions in scholarships, an inspiration to youth, a friend to veterans and more.

The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting special needs children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans’ works, a national “Hoop Shoot” free-throw contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and 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.

The Order is a non-political, non-sectarian and strictly American fraternity. Proposal for membership in the Order is only by invitation of a member in good standing. To be accepted as a member, one must be an American citizen, believe in God, be of good moral character and be at least 21 years old.  Please contact any member or officer for information regarding membership into the Elks.  Plymouth

Elks is open for dinner to non-members on Wednesday and Friday evenings.  Wednesday nights from 5 to 7 and Fridays from 5 to 8. 

Pictured L-R:

Installing Officer: Jim Brown, PER, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler front row: Jan Jacobson, Chaplain; Melissa Brown, Secretary; Michelle Mieras, Treasurer; Andrew Pinter, PER, Exalted Ruler; Tabby Teall, Tiler; Clint Town, Trustee

back row: John Jacobson, Loyal Knight; Dan Milner, Lecturing Knight; Joe Mullen, Leading Knight; Mark Lemert, Trustee; Michael Nate, Trustee, Kim Meyers, Esquire; Brian Teall, Inner Guard

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