ELKS LODGE PHONE LOCATION & HOURS

PHONE: 269-945-5308
** Hours may be different if there is a Special Event going on. See EVENTS CALENDAR.
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

STREET ADDRESS:
102 E Woodlawn Ave, Hastings MI 49058
MAILING ADDRESS:
POB 143, Hastings MI 49058
BANQUET ROOM RENTAL
Anyone can rent our Banquet Room. $150 Members, $250 Non-Members. $100 Cleaning Deposit. Contract Required. If a Bartender is requested, it’s an additional $50 fee. For Rental Details Email Rentals@hastingselks.comCleanup is the responsibility of the person renting. Members renting our Banquet Room must remain present for the entire rental.

About Hastings Elks Lodge #1965 BPOE - wELKome 

Since 1868, millions and millions of Americans have joined the Elks Association.

ELKS LODGE PHONE & HOURS

PHONE: 269-945-5308
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

ELKS LODGE LOCATION

Hastings Elks Lodge # 1965
102 E Woodlawn Ave
Hastings, MI 49058-1032

ELKS LODGE MAILING ADDRESS

Hastings Elks Lodge # 1965
PO Box 143
Hastings, MI 49058-0143

ELKS LODGE EMAIL
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BANQUET ROOM RENTAL

Anyone can rent our Banquet Room. $150 Members, $250 Non-Members. $100 Cleaning Deposit. Contract Required. If a Bartender is requested, it’s an additional $50 fee. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for rental details. Cleanup is the responsibility of the person renting. Members renting our Banquet Room must remain present for the entire rental.

ELKS LODGE #1965 2022-23 OFFICERS

Exalted Ruler: Doug Barnes
Leading Knight: VACANT
Loyal Knight: Marc Coppins
Lecturing Knight: Ron Barnes
Esquire: Susan Simington
Chaplain: Kathy Lane
Inner Guard: Heather Kalnbach 
Tiler: VACANT

Secretary: Barb Coppins
Treasurer: Lisa Tobias
Trustees:
Nancy Striegle - 3 years
Missy Short - 2 years
Jeffrey Lord - 1 year 
Bartenders: Robin, Tammy, Chrissy, Heather, Doug, Ron
Weekly News Email: Deb Baker
Quarterly Newsletter: Deb Baker 

ELKS LODGE & BOARD/HOUSE MEETINGS

Elks Lodge Meetings are scheduled on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month 7pm. Exceptions are in July, August & September when the meetings are on the 3rd Monday only and in December the 1st Monday only. 

2nd Mondays are Board/House Mtg 7pm.

Directions: Broadway N From Downtown East on Woodlawn, Hastings, MI. Meetings are not open to the public, but all members of the lodge in good standing are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Why We Join

Elks Care - Elks Share. Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Elks invest in their communities through programs that support the needs of today’s Veterans & Special Needs Kids, help children grow up healthy and drug-free, and improve their quality of life.

Our Mission

Mission Statement Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the U.S.A.; A Fraternal Organization

To instill 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.

We are...

A fraternal order with hundreds of thousands of members and a 150+ year history.
A network of nearly 2000 lodges in communities all over the country.
A generous charitable foundation that each year gives millions in scholarships, an inspiration to youth, a friend to veterans and more.

Origin

The Elks organization was founded in New York City on February 16, 1868 under the name "Jolly Corks" by 15 actors, entertainers and others associated with the theater. In ensuing years, membership expanded to other professions.

Purposes

This Fraternal Order was founded "To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship."

Membership

We are always looking for new Members. If you're interested in becoming a Member, you can either stop in during normal business hours or go to https://www.elks.org/who/ & page down to the BPO Elks Membership Inquiry Form. Complete the form and someone will contact you. 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. 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.

What We Do

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, 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.

Our History

The moving spirit for the Elks was an Englishman named Charles Algernon Sidney Vivian. Born October 22, 1842, this son of a clergyman was a successful comic singer and dancer in the music halls of London. In November 1867, Vivian arrived in New York City to try his fortune.

Other actors and entertainers soon gravitated toward his magnetic personality. With everything closed on Sunday because of New York City Blue Laws, a group of theatrical people began meeting for their own amusement under Vivian's leadership. A loose organization was formed to make sure the larder was well-stocked for these gatherings. They called themselves the Jolly Corks, a name derived from a trick introduced by Vivian in which the uninitiated purchased a round of refreshments.

When one of their members died shortly before Christmas in 1867, leaving his wife and children destitute, the Jolly Corks decided that in addition to good fellowship, they needed a more enduring organization to serve those in need.

On February 16, 1868, they established the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and elected Vivian to head it. Its social activities and benefit performances increased the popularity of the new Order. Membership grew rapidly. Elks traveling to other cities spread the word of the Brotherhood of Elks. Soon there were requests for Elks Lodges in cities other than New York. In response to these appeals, the Elks asked the New York State legislature for a charter authorizing the establishment of a Grand Lodge with the power to establish local Lodges anywhere in the United States. When the Grand Lodge Charter was issued, the founders then received the first local charter as New York Lodge No. 1 on March 10, 1871.

 The Hastings Elks Lodge was established in June 1955.

Explore History. Visit the Elks History Project to see decades worth of magazine issues, historical photographs, and more.

ELKS USA for more detailed info about the Elks Lodge Association. 

Hastings Elks #1965 BPOE,
102 E Woodlawn Ave,
Hastings MI 49058
 
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BANQUET ROOM RENTAL
Anyone can rent our Banquet Room. $150 Members, $250 Non-Members. $100 Cleaning Deposit. Contract Required. If a Bartender is requested, it’s an additional $50 fee. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for rental details. Cleanup is the responsibility of the person renting. Members renting our Banquet Room must remain present for the entire rental.

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