The Elks are a fraternal order with nearly a million members in communities all over the country, a generous foundation that each year gives millions of dollars in scholarships, an inspiration to youth, a friend to veterans, and more.
Clawson-Troy Elks Lodge #2169 was established in 1960 and is one of 51 lodges in the state of Michigan and one of over 2,100 lodges nationwide.
“Elks Care and Elks Share”
Our mission: 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.
What We Do as Elks: Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, social quarters, golf course or a pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up happy, healthy and drug-free, while meeting the needs of today’s Veterans, children, special needs children and adults all while trying to improve the quality of life.
The Elks National Veterans Service Commission promises service to our nation's veterans and military members, with a special focus on service to those in need.
The CIP Program invests in Elks communities through a number of Lodge grants that help Elks meet local needs.
As the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the U.S., we are very proud of our dedicated army of volunteers who are committed to eliminating the use and abuse of illegal drugs by all members of society and believe that in order to ensure a bright future for our country, it is essential that our children be raised in a drug-free environment.