The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a nationwide fraternal organization of nearly one million men and women in over 2,000 Lodges in communities all across our country. Our organization was founded on the principles of charity, justice, brotherly love, fidelity, and belief in God.

We love our country and desire to preserve its cherished institutions, traditions, and values. We respect our neighbors and constantly seek to promote their well-being. We love and enjoy life and believe this enjoyment is increased by sharing it with family, friends and all with whom we connect.

For over 140 years, the B.P.O. Elks has been dedicated to serving our fellow citizens through Drug Awareness programs in our schools, Veterans Services, Scholarships, Youth Activities and much, much more.

Idaho State Elks Association’s state major project is Idaho Elks Rehab. The project’s charitable mission of philanthropy supports the work of not-for-profit physical rehabilitation providers, educators, and researchers throughout Idaho. Annual grants are awarded for state-of-the-art equipment, program development, staff educations, and research. Idaho Elks Rehab is advancing physical rehab in Idaho.

This site was designed to help you become familiar with what ISEA does as an organization for Elkdom, the 21 lodges that make up the ISEA, and for the great state of Idaho.

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Wednesday: November 1, 2017
8:00 am -- Close Lodge Open
4:00 pm -- Close Lounge Open
6:00 pm -- 8:00 pm Buffet Dinner available
6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm Music in Lounge

Thursday: November 2, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm Snake River Boat Trip
Noon to Close Courtesy cars available
Noon -- 8:00 pm Registration at the lodge
Noon -- 8:00 pm Meeting rooms available (by appt)
Noon -- Closing Lounge open at lodge
Noon -- Closing Betty Hise Silent Auction
1:00 pm – 5:00pm Golf Tournament, LGCC
4:00 pm -- 7:00 pm Past State President, Dignitary, Out of State Guests Social
5:00 pm -- 6:00 pm No- Host Cocktails- Lodge Lounge
6:00 pm -- 8:00 pm Dinner, Lodge Dining Room
6:00 pm -- 11:00 pm Social Time in Lodge Lounge
6:00 pm -- 11:00 pm Entertainment—Sing-A-Long and Karaoke
11:00 pm Eleven O’ clock Toast- Lewiston ER

Friday: November 3, 2017
7:00 am -- Closing Courtesy cars available
7:00 am -- 8:00 pm Registration at the lodge
7:00 am -- 8:00 am Continental breakfast at the lodge
7:00 am Convention Site Meeting
8:00 am -- 9:30 am Business session, early bird drawing and reports.
9:35 am -- 10:45 am State Trustee/Officer Meeting
9:35 am -- 10:05 am Grand Lodge Convention Meeting
10:00 am -- closing Lodge lounge open
10:00 am -- Closing Betty Hise Silent Auction
10:05 am -- 10:30 am UBI Record Keeping
10:30 am -- 10:45 am Break
10:45 am -- noon Membership Recruitment
11:00 am -- 6:00 pm Meeting rooms available
Noon Elks Rehab Board (Working Lunch)
Noon -- 1:00 pm No-Host Lunch at Lodge
Noon -- 2:00 pm Spouse Luncheon at the Lodge
Noon -- 4:00 pm Local attractions and convention activities
12:30 pm -- 3:30 pm Eleven O’Clock Toast Contest
1:00 pm -- 1:30 pm Lodge Board of Directors responsibilities
1:00 pm -- 2:00 pm State Trustees/Officers meeting
1:30 pm -- 2:00 pm Officers/Trustees/Secretaries Duties
2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm Marketing
3:00 pm -- 3:45 pm Point of Service
3:45 pm Wrap up
3:45 pm -- 4:45 pm InterLodge Hospitality Party
3:00 pm -- 7:00 pm Drug Awareness Poster Judging
5:00 pm -- 6:00 pm No-Host Cocktails Lodge Lounge
6:00 pm -- 8:00 pm Dinner Lodge dining room (Casual clothing)
8:00 pm -- 11:00 pm Music for Listening/Dancing
11:00 pm Eleven O’ clock Toast – Winner of 11 O’Clock Toast contest)

Saturday: November 4, 2017
6:30 am -- Closing Courtesy cars available
6:30 am till finished Past State Presidents Meeting/Breakfast
7:00 am -- Noon Registration at the lodge
7:00 am -- 8:00 am Continental breakfast at lodge
8:00 am -- 9:30 am Business session, early bird drawing, reports
9:30 am -- 10:00 am Open session, IERH Report
10:00 am -- 10:15 am Break
10:00 am -- Closing Lodge lounge open
10:00 am -- Closing Betty Hise Silent Auction
10:15 am --11:00 am Sexual Harassment and Bullying
11:05 am -- Noon Secretaries Meeting (working lunch in needed)
11:05 am -- Noon Leading Knight Training
11:05 am -- Noon Open Topic
Noon -- 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm State Officers/Trustees Training
1:00 pm DD meeting
1:00 pm -- 1:30 pm Orientation for new candidates
1:30 pm -- 2:00 pm Dealing with 12 O’Clock Trustees
2:00 pm -- 5:00 pm Writing Effective Grants
2:00 pm -- 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm -- 3:00 pm Town Hall or Leading Knight Training
3:15 pm -- 4:45 pm Announcements, Closing
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm No Host Cocktails in Lounge
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner (Semi-Formal Attire please)
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Betty Hise Live Auction
9:00 pm Betty Hise Silent Auction Closes
9:00 pm Social Time
11:00 pm Eleven O’ clock Toast (ISEA President)

Elks Rehab
Idaho Elks Rehab awarded St. Luke’s Health Foundation a $2.15 million grant to support physical rehab services during the recent Idaho State Elks Association summer convention in Moscow. “Through the funding from this grant, St. Luke’s is helping Idaho Elks Rehab fulfill our mission of advancing physical rehab in Idaho,” said Robert Shaw, Chairman of the Board of Idaho Elks Rehab. “Providing this funding to the largest healthcare provider in Idaho will have a tremendous impact on patients needing rehab.” “This grant will allow St. Luke’s to continue to build upon the Elks’ 69-year legacy and tradition of providing exceptional physical rehabilitation services for Idahoans,” stated Kathy Moore, CEO, St. Luke’s West Region. Idaho Elks Rehab, the state project of the Idaho State Elks Association, officially made the transition last year from serving as a longtime operator of rehabilitation healthcare to a new emphasis of funding physical rehab across the state. The organization awards grants to not-for- profit rehab providers, educators and researchers throughout Idaho for state-of- the-art equipment and to support program development, staff education, and research.

For More Information, Contact Grant Jones
208-321-0030 office
208-724-3458 cell

Benewah Community Hospital $1,000 Rehab Grant Summary

Benewah Community Hospital has written a proposal for the Idaho Elks Rehab Local Lodge Grant for a total of $1,000. We will use the IER (Idaho Elks Rehab) funds to build an outdoor obstacle course. Benewah Community Hospital sees a variety of patients; though the majority of them are individuals who work in the logging industry, and also those that work in a very physical demanding occupation. These individuals work long hours, through rough terrain, life heavy machinery, which requires a lot of physical stamina. Because of this, the facility’s Physical Therapy Department sees a variety of patients with varying degrees of injuries. Our goal is to help individuals return to the workforce in a short amount of time. In order to do this, our facility is in need of an environment that closely resembles the patients work environment. Currently, our budget does not hold out for this type of opportunity. Our facility would like to build an outdoor obstacle course that would strengthen their ability to return to work without further injuries. This environment would have equipment such as:

  • Half of a car to assist the patient’s in relearning the skill of getting in and out.
  • A set of chains with a spare tire. Most loggers have to throw chains over tires, or over parts of their truck. In order to do this, patients need to strengthen the muscles to continue doing this exercise.
  • Ramps at certain inclines built out of wood, with railings on either side to assist any patient in the strengthening and rebuilding of their muscles.
  • River rocks spread throughout a designated area for patients to practice walking on an uneven surface. Most of our patients despite their occupation, have to relearn the skill of walking on an uneven surface, especially with weakened muscles.
  • A balance beam or a large log to assist with the skill of stepping over large objects.

Again, most of our patients are in an environment where walking over large, uneven terrain becomes very difficult when you’ve had an injury & need to relearn the skill that once was second nature.

This outdoor obstacle course is a rich component for our Physical Therapy Department and something we will greatly benefit from. With your funding, it is important to us that we help our patients return to work with reduced injury & quicker recovery time.

Benewah Community Hospital $10,000 Community Rehab Grant Summary

Benewah Community Hospital helps many types of patients; however being a Critical Access Hospital in a Rural setting, we have an increased percentage of patient’s who work in the logging industry. Loggers endure 12 plus hour shifts, in all different types of terrain and weather. Mill workers physically operate heavy equipment with repetitive physical demands. In short, our patient’s require lots of physical stamina and strength. Our facility’s Physical Therapy Department sees a large majority of patients that have timber related injuries. BCH’s goal for our community is to create the best possible treatment plan, with the quickest recovery time for our patients. In order to achieve this goal, we desperately desire additional certifications for our other two Physical Therapists to better serve our community. Unfortunately, our current reality lacks funding. BCH’s Physical Therapy Department currently has one physical therapist who is ASTYM certified. ASTYM is a state-of-the-art treatment process that would greatly benefit our PT Department. With additional ASTYM certified Physical Therapists, we have the ability to treat additional patients. ASTYM is a lifetime certification that stays with the Physical Therapist. We greatly appreciate all the efforts and support from such a wonderful community.

Idaho Elks Association held its State Soccer Shootout this weekend at Legacy Park here in Mountain Home. 96 children were invited from across the state with 42 able to show and compete. At the core of all Elks Youth Activities Programs is the importance of providing fun filled, productive, character building activities for our youth.

Winners are as follows:

U8 Girls:

  • 1st Place Michelle T. from Mountain Home
  • 2nd Place Cydnee R. from Idaho Falls
  • 3rd Place Aurora V. from Mountain Home

U8 Boys:

  • 1st Place Christian D. from Mountain Home won tie breaker shootout against below
  • 2nd Place Luis T. from Blackfoot
  • 3rd Place Antrim from Idaho Falls

U10 Girls:

  • 1st Place Yaniss R. from Blackfoot
  • 2nd Place Haley B. from Lewiston won tie breaker shootout against below
  • 3rd Place Macey P. from Blackfoot

U10 Boys:

  • 1st Place Xavier G. from Idaho Falls
  • 2nd Place Charlie R. from Mountain Home
  • 3rd Place Daniel S. from Lewiston

U12 Girls:

  • 1st Place Jocelyn F. from Blackfoot won tie breaker shootout against below
  • 2nd Place Ceana F. from Mountain Home
  • 3rd Place Julissa F. from Blackfoot

U12 Boys:

  • 1st Place Nick R. from Mountain Home
  • 2nd Place Kohner D. from Idaho Falls
  • 3rd Place Anthony M. from Mountain Home

U14 Girls:

  • 1st Place Taylor C. from Idaho Falls
  • 2nd Place Kinnley D. from Idaho Falls
  • 3rd Place Natalia V. from Mountain Home

U14 Boys:

  • 1st Place Juan Q. from Idaho Falls
  • 2nd Place Orlando M. from Idaho Falls
  • 3rd Place Jacob H. from Mountain Home won tie breaker shootout

Good day fellow Elk's; little information for the state soccer shootout. It will be October 3, 2015 in Mountain Home at 10:30 a.m. at the soccer fields located in Legacy Park; with awards and lunch to follow at the lodge.  Please send your top 3 in each division.  If your lodge needs overnight lodging I need to know how many rooms and the names of the adult plus child to reserve it under by September 18th.  Also all Elk's are welcome to attend and support our youth.  Please let me know if your lodge is not participating this year also. When you have an estimated head count please let me know.  Email address is: cristenaford[at]yahoo[dot]com, cell 208-761-7237 if I don't answer please leave a message and I will return it in the evening.

Chairman Cristena Ford
Idaho State Elks Soccer
4629 Old Hwy 30 (home)
325 S 3rd W (lodge)
208-761-7237 (cell)

Elk’s Lodge #2276 Mountain Home, ID held its 6th annual golf tournament this past June at Desert Canyon Golf Course.  This year’s event rose over $11,000 with the majority of proceeds benefiting local youth. Mountain Home Junior Golf was selected as this year’s primary target group and received a donation of over $5800. This money was used to purchase youth golf learning system called SNAG. This program introduces kids to golf as early as the 3rd grade. The Elmore County Special Olympics received a donation of over $2900. This is the third consecutive year that a portion of the proceeds from the golf tournament has been donated to the Special Olympics. These funds are used for training, athletic competitions, and health screenings for Mountain Home High Hopes athletes. The remaining funds raised will allow the Elks to continue its important work within the community.


Since the registration forms for the 2015 Midwinter Convention will not be available until later in August/September, here is the lodging information for the convention:

While there are many hotels in the Idaho Falls area, the host hotel, The Hampton Inn (Idaho Falls/Airport on Lindsay Blvd.), has given us the best rate. To facilitate efficient shuttle service between the hotel and lodge, we are encouraging convention attendees to stay at the Hampton. We will provide shuttle service to other hotels as availability allows, giving those who stay at the Hampton priority.

When making reservations, it is important to note the following:
1. Call (208) 523-1400 and SELECT OPTION 0 (zero) or stay on the line (do not select option 1, as this is the nationwide reservation feature). Selecting "0" or staying on the line allows you access to the local property and they will be able to make your reservation.
2. Mention "State Elks Convention" for the convention rate ($94 plus applicable taxes per night for one king or 2 queens).
3. Convention rates are only good until October 15, 2015. After October 15, the rate may be higher.

Included with each room, is a full hot breakfast, pool, hot tub and business center available 24 hr/day. The amenities in all rooms include: hair dryer, microwave, small fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Rooms with roll-in showers and handicap accessible tubs are available; please specify when making reservations.

If you have other questions, please call Paula Fackrell (Convention Co-Chair) at (208)681-6838.

Mountain Home Elks throwing out the first pitch at the season opener of the Cal Ripken Jr. jamboree plus raising donated flags.