Memberships

Membership options in the Pontiac Elks Lodge include a variety of amenities including our award winning golf course. Along with the amenities, our Elks Lodge gives back to the community through our charities, scholarships and local social work. If you are looking for some competition on the course, we have leagues, tournaments, and member groups that welcome new players.  Check out our lounge for a cocktail and a quick lunch or enjoy the restaurant for fine dining in the evening.  Want a place to workout without the masses watching you?  Check out our fitness facility and pool.    We would love to answer any questions you may have.  Please fill out the form below and we will send you additional information or call the lodge at 815-844-7168.

Eligibility

To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, you must be a citizen of the United States over the age of 21 who believes in God.

You must be sponsored by a member of the Elks Lodge and reside in the jurisdiction of the Lodge you wish to join. You also need two other Elks who will be your co-sponsors. The Elk who proposes you for membership must obtain a Membership Application from the Lodge Secretary.

After your proposer fills in the required portion, you will be given the Application for Membership. Fill it in, following the instructions and answering all questions. Return the completed application to the Lodge Secretary.

Your application will be read at a regular Lodge meeting. It will then be forwarded to the Investigating Committee, who will call you and set up a time for you and your sponsor to meet with the committee so that they can interview you.

After the interview is concluded, the committee will report to the Lodge concerning your membership. The members will be given a notice not less than 10 days nor more than two months before the vote will be taken.
When the vote is concluded, you will be notified and asked to present yourself and your spouse for indoctrination. During indoctrination, you will learn more about the Order’s programs and charities. You will also be told during the program the date you will be initiated.

After initiation as an Elk, you can take part in all meetings and social functions of the Lodge.<!–