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 the Elks Rehab Hospital and the Elks Rehab System. The Elks Rehab Hospital is the northwest's premier provider of rehabilitation services. For over 60 years, we have given people with stroke, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic disorders, spinal cord injuries or other illnesses the chance to live life to its fullest. Our interdisciplinary team of physical, occupational and speech therapists, nurses, and other staff challenge our patients to reach their highest goals. Families are supported with compassion and education to move towards recovery.

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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Send completed form and check to:

Rupert Elks Lodge #2106
P.O. Box 453
Rupert, ID  83350
(208) 436-6852


Thursday night: Americas favorite pastimes, Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and ELKDOM. Wear your favorite baseball jersey or hat and win prizes. Participate in the home run derby and win prizes.

There will be a bar-atholon starting on Wednesday night and continuing throughout the week.

Dance to live music Friday and Saturday nights.

Tour the historic Wilson Theater Friday afternoon.

Visit Pioneer Village in Declo Id. Thursday afternoon, wagon rides, rope making, soap making and spinning wheel demonstrations and more. If anyone is interested in this tour We need a head count with your registration.


Wednesday: June 4th, 2014

time description
Noon to 1:00 a.m. Lounge open at Lodge, courtesy cars available
Noon to 9:00 p.m. Registration at the Lodge
Noon to 9:00 p.m. Meeting rooms available by appointment
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. No-host buffet dinner in lodge dining room
6:00 p.m. ISEA Trustee meeting at Lodge
7:00 p.m. Past President & Secretary Spouse Meeting

Thursday: June 5th, 2014

time description
6:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Courtesy cars available
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Continental breakfast at lodge
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Convention sites meeting at the lodge
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration at the lodge
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Convention business session opening ceremony, early bird drawing, introductions, committee reports.
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Spouse’s brunch in lodge dining room
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Lounge open at lodge
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. No-host buffet luncheon at the lodge
11:30 a.m. Grand Lodge Convention meeting,(ERs & Spouses)
TBA Golf tournament at Rupert Country Club
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. No- Host Cocktails- Lodge Lounge
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dinner, Lodge Dining Room
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Entertainment
11:00 p.m. Eleven O’ clock Toast- Rupert ER

Friday: June 6th, 2014

time description
6:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Courtesy cars available
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration at the lodge
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Continental breakfast at the lodge
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Business session, early bird drawing, reports.
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Lodge lounge open
At morning break: Past State Presidents Meeting
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spouse Luncheon TBA
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Meeting rooms available
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. No-Host Buffet Lunch lodge dining room
12:00 p.m. Hospital board meeting’
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Exalted Rulers, Leading knights and Exhausted Roosters Party at the lodge
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. No-Host Cocktails Lodge Lounge
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dinner Lodge dining room
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Fun and Games
11:00 p.m. Eleven O’ clock Toast, outgoing President

Saturday: June 7th, 2014

time description
6:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Courtesy cars available
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration at the lodge
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Continental breakfast at lodge
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Lodge lounge open
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Business session, early bird drawing, reports
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Open session, Memorial service, ISEA Officer Installations
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. No-Host buffet luncheon
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. State Presidents Party on the Lodge Patio
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. No- Host Cocktails at Lodge lounge
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Semi- Formal dinner Lodge Dining room
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Music and Dancing
11:00 p.m. Eleven O’ clock Toast, New State President


On April 26, the DEA, DOJ, and other national organizations will hold another National Prescription Drug Take Back day. This program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Prescription medication abuse is one of the largest substance abuse problems within the United States. These unused medications (especially opiates) often stay in the back of cabinets for months or even years. Commonly, these drugs are taken and ultimately abused by youth. Some medications are so potent that even one dose can be fatal if accidentally ingested. In the past adults commonly flushed these medications down the toilet. However, due to contamination of the water supply, the best way to dispose of all drugs is to use “Drop off” containers at pharmacies or participate in the National Drug Take Back day.

This national best practice event is huge and one all Elks lodges can get behind. I strongly urge each new ER or lodge Drug Awareness Chair to contact their local Sheriff’s department and volunteer to assist at this event. DO NOT DO THIS ON YOUR OWN. The rules and regulations are extensive and must be followed closely to remain legal. You also can have the Drug Awareness Trailers in prominent display, provide materials to interested individuals, use the Elk’s prescription drug brochure and get a lot of publicity out of this event. Contact your local District Drug Awareness Chair to schedule the trailer. I have enclosed a hyperlink for additional information.

Best regards,

Steve Meier, PhD, CPS
ISEA VP North, ISEA Drug Awareness Chair

These are the pictures of the booths we had at legislative day. Most of the participants are there. Not pictured are Steve Meier, Chris Nielsen who put the day together.

January 22nd at the Idaho State Capital in Boise. We will be serving Root Beer floats and presenting our charitable contributions to Idaho through the Elks.
We are inviting the Legislators, Governor, Lt Governor, Mayor of Boise and other representatives to meet and greet us. Please join us on this day to represent the Elks to our elected officers.

For more information contact Chris Nielsen 208-360-6006

This years Highway Clean up is dedicated to John Hinman. He started it all. For those who do not know, twice a year Boise 310 cleans a 2 mile stretch on Highway 21 starting around the Grimes Creek turnoff. Members and helpers are welcome. No matter what shape you are in we will find you a job. We will meet at 10 A.M. Saturday October 5th at the Grimes Creek turnoff. This is a lot of fun and another chance to get to know your fellow Elks and their friends. Dress appropriately.
John and Claudia Buehler
Don and Pat Burns
Bill Washam

This award was presented to Edward D. Sanman II on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 during the Lewiston Lodge #896 meeting. The paragraph below is what is engraved on the plaque.

The Elks National Foundation presents this plaque to Edward D. Sanman III a member of the Gold Circle of Giving in appreciation of generous cumulative donations totaling $20,000 or more toward the philanthropic projects fostered by the Elks National Foundation June 6, 2013.

Good Morning,
Enclosed you will find posters for both the Drug Awareness Essay Contest and the Poster contest.
I am sorry I am so late getting the information out to you but hope you will have plenty of time to submit to the schools and get the students involved.

If I can Help in any way please let me know.

My address and information is as follows:
Rebecca Penn
East District Chairman, Drug Awareness Program
1250 Malta Ave.
Burley, Idaho 83318

Phone 208-430-7652 or 208-878-2575
email: or

Greetings fellow ELKS. Quick reminder the State Soccer Shootout is fast approaching. It is September 21st in Mountain Home I need to know how many participates (top 3 in each division) and volunteers your lodge is sending. If hotel rooms are needed I need a name of an adult to list the room under for Friday night. Please get me this information no later than Tuesday the 17th so I can finalize all arrangements. Day events are shoot begins at 10:00 am at Legacy Park just off from NE Haskett and N 3rd E on Mountain Home. Set up at 8:30am lunch and awards to follow at Mountain Home lodge. If you have any questions please email me or give me a call (208) 761-7237 and I will return with an response as soon as possible. Please let me know either way if your lodge is sending anyone or not. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Fraternally Yours,
Cristena Ford
State Soccer Chairman


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