Do you want to make a difference in your community and apply your skills or experience in volunteering? Do you want to join a social community and enjoy a social network of friendship and fun while helping others?

Everyone has their own reasons for joining the Elks, whether they’re looking for a way to give back to the community or just want a friendly place to meet new people. We welcome anyone who is interested to get in touch with us or drop by the Hall and discuss what it means to be a Camrose Elks Member.

Besides the friendships and camaraderie, the sense of helping your community here in Camrose, and the links to a strong history, becoming an Elk means that you will also be welcomed in the many clubs throughout Canada and the USA. Many American clubs also have campgrounds for RV-ers and also often have a lounge or restaurant where you can go for food and drink, and for entertainment while away from home.

What do the Elks Do?

The Elks are a national and charitable organization promoting and supporting community needs through volunteer efforts of local lodges. In practical terms, this means promoting a strong sense of community and giving back through volunteer work (at local events, for example), helping other non-profit and youth organizations (like making our facilities available for their use), and charity work like helping our local food bank.

Why be a Member?

To help out in the community, have fun, and meet new friends. Membership also allows you to take part in the order’s meetings and a variety of exclusive members-only events. Members also receive discounted rates for our facility rentals.

What is the cost of membership?

Memberships cost $35 annually.

Who can become a member?

Any person of good reputation, an adherent of lawful government and having attained the age of 16.

What is the process for gaining membership into the Elks?

All applicants must complete a membership application form and be proposed by a member in good standing at a regular meeting of the Lodge. Once the Lodge Secretary informs the Lodge that the applicant has paid all necessary dues and fees a ballot for the admission of the candidate is taken.

If approved, a date for an initiation is set. Once initiated by the use of a traditional ceremony, the member is equally entitled to every privilege of membership.