Greetings from Minnesota!
On behalf of our 24 lodges of the Minnesota Elks Association, I welcome you to our website. The Minnesota Elks Association was organized in 1904-1905. Our current State Sponsor is Past Grand Exalted Ruler Paul (Stacey) Ryan of Willmar Lodge #952. Come visit us at the 2023 Elks National Convention hosted in Minneapolis!
State Project: Youth Camp
The Minnesota Elks Youth Camp is a co-ed camp for deserving youth of Minnesota, ages nine through thirteen. The camp setting includes about 270 acres of land on Pelican and Markee Lakes. The north woods atmosphere is prevalent with evergreen trees, fresh air, sunshine, wildlife and a large sandy beach. Programs and activities are planned to provide a fun-filled week and to enhance the campers' love of the outdoors. Learn More...
Many of our local lodges have a variety of programs and events in support of our military veterans as well as active military personnel. Activities include: visits to local VA hospitals, outdoor hunting events for disabled veterans, and providing home starter kits to homeless veterans moving into permanent housing among many others. Learn More...
The 24 Lodges of the Minnesota Elks support many youth activities including hoop shoot, scholarships, Batters Up hitting competition, golf programs as well as others. Getting involved supports the youth of our communities! Learn More...
Community Investment Programs
We serve our Minnesota communities in a variety of ways through grants provided by the Elks National Foundation (ENF). Whether it's an Impact Grant, Beacon Grant, Freedom Grant, Spotlight Grant or Gratitude Grant, helping those in need in our community means Elks Care - Elks Share. Learn More...
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