About the Grand Island ELKS
Lodge Chartered in 1900
Our Lodge was chartered on July 12, 1900 at the G.A.R. building in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Our very first lodge was build and dedicated January 1, 1918, and still stands to this day at the corner of 1st and Locust St. across from the courthouse. At the time it was told to be the finest lodge building in the state.
In the early years of 1900, our lodge was 500 members strong, with the Grand Island population at 10,000.
Today we are currently about 250 members and growing.
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What is the Elks?
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the country. Since its inception in 1868, the Order of Elks has grown to include more than 1 million men and women in more than 2,100 communities.