2475 W. 26th Ave

Denver, CO 80211



Become an Elk

For over 130 years the Denver Elks lodge has been involved in the local  community; from support to our nation’s Veterans, scholarships to local youth or quarterly fundraising events there is always a reason to join and get involved.

I'm an Elk....
because someone asked me to Join!

If you want to become an Elk but nobody has asked you, come visit the lodge and introduce yourself. We welcome everyone.

What is required to become a member?

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 (whatever that means to you).

Becoming an Elk

What is the process?

You can be sponsored by any member in good standing from any lodge in the country. You’ll also need two other Elks who will be your references. The Elk who proposes you for membership will provide you with a copy of the Membership Application, or will email you a link to the online version of the form. Please follow all instructions and answer all questions. If applying via hard copy, please return your completed application to the Lodge Secretary.

Your application will be read at a regular Lodge meeting. 

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 for indoctrination. During indoctrination, you will learn more about the Order’s programs and charities. 

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

If for any reason your application is rejected, you can submit a new application for membership after six months from the date of rejection.