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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Greetings Fellow Elks:

The Sandpoint Elks Lodge is excited to host the 98th Annual Mid-Winter Convention of the Idaho
State Elks Association.

Please find attached your convention registration packet. We would appreciate the return of
your registration form as soon as possible for planning purposes. The location of the events will
be determined at a future date based on the number of attendees.

The Idaho State Elks Association has deemed attendance at this convention is NOT MANDATORY.
We would love to see all of our Elks family, but understand if you are unable to attend due to
COVID-19 concerns. We will be doing everything in our power to have zoom capable meetings
available to those who are unable to attend.

Your health and safety is very important to us and be assured that Sandpoint will follow
Panhandle Health guidelines that are in place at the time of the convention.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Sandpoint Elks Lodge
(208)263-3811 or sandpointelks[at]nctv[dot]com.

Sandpoint Elks Lodge
Convention Committee

Download Registration Packet Here

Dear members,
I regret to inform you one of our nearest and dearest members, Mel England, has passed into the light. His family and friends would like all members who knew and loved him to send any thoughts and remembrances to
We will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

Travis Packer, Exalted Ruler


Due to the current pandemic and Governor Little’s Stay Healthy Order, and in the best interest of our members, spouses, volunteers and employees, the Idaho State Elks Association has decided to cancel the Summer Convention in Idaho Falls.

Let’s keep everyone safe and healthy as we look forward to better days ahead.

See you in November.

Above is the picture taken at our September 18th Lodge night meeting. I am shaking Marty Lukenbill’s hand after the lodge presented him and his wife checks totaling over $5,500 for the fire that destroyed the rental house and all their belongings that took place on Monday September 3,2018. Judy Wutzke is our Loyal Knight and is standing next to Marty. She sprang into action on Monday 9-3 when our fellow ELKS found out member Marty and his wife Sherry lost everything in the mid day fire. We held a dance and auction on Saturday 9-8-18 for the Lukenbills. She put out the word via the internet to donate stuff for the silent auction and how to come to the lodge and be a part of the community support for the Lukenbills. Judy did an exceptional job letting all our VALLEY know that ELKS CARE! ELKS SHARE! Anyway, at the November 3rd Mid Winter Convention in Salmon, I recommend we let our fellow ELKS know about the good deeds done for our fellow members. Oh…the folks with no jewels are our newly made members, six folks heard the compassionate tale told by Marty on the lodge floor that night. Marty would love to share the story when ever you want a good reason to ask why you are an ELK!


Daren McIntier passed away March 3rd, 2018 following a long illness. Daren was born June 26, 1934 in Lyman, Idaho to John Wayne and Rhoda Louise (Hall) McIntier. On June 12th, 1954, he married Norma Hayes. Daren served in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years. Following that, he went to work for Mountain Bell. He worked for Mountain Bell, US West, and Quest for 40 years. Following his retirement, he drove school bus for the Boise School District for 15 years. Daren was a long time member of the Boise Elks Lodge 310.
He is survived by his wife Norma, his children Pam (Dennis) Lawson, Lance (Toni) McIntier and Sandy McIntier, grand children Dustin (Dixie) McIntier, Heather (Derek) Jackson, Brandon (Emily) McIntier, Shawn (Jessie) McIntier, Darryn Shipley and 6 great grand children. He is also survived by a brother Dennis McIntier and sister Dawn (Kay) Thurman. He was preceded in death by a grandson Travis McIntier.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 8th at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel. A committal service with military honors will follow at 11 a.m. at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday (today), March 7th at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.

For full obituary see http://www.aldenwaggoner.com


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Boise, ID - Elks from all over the Gem State gathered in Boise Saturday to celebrate the Elks Lodge's 150 years of history. Elk memories adorn the walls. Many are memories of current members and some of the members who have passed. On Saturday, about 50 men and women packed the Boise Elks Lodge as a way to honor their own and reminisce.

Susie Stertz was one of the first women inducted into the group back in 1999.

"I wanted to become a part of it because my dad was. He was initiated back in 1955," said Stertz.

Stertz would go on to help create several vital programs throughout the years.

Saturday's host and former President Mike Stagner said volunteers like Stertz are what keeps this group going.

"I think the Elks are unique because we are all volunteers," said Stagner.

The group works with people of all ages and backgrounds.

One of the group's most notable accomplishment is scholarships raising millions of dollars nationwide.

"We raise money for many different programs," said Stertz.

From youth to veterans the group helps build the community from the ground up.

"From building food banks to outreach programs. We have many programs to help our communities grow and better place for our citizens," said Stagner.

Stertz said the Jolly Corkers had come a long way and she is proud to be a member.

"I hope that this is a legacy that my children will follow," said Stertz.

LEWISTON, ID — A vacuum roars to life. Metal chairs snap shut, stowed away one by one. Silverware clinks as its gathered by the handful.
It's all bustle and activity at Lewiston's Elks Lodge on Thursday. Only one day left to spruce up for an event a hundred-plus years in the making.
Thomas Eier says, "We're celebrating 150 years of life of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks."

Friday, February 16th, the lodge will be joining in the nationwide celebration of a century and a half of service to the community. The order is best known for charitable work for youth and veterans.
Eier says, "We're going to open up the doors and allow people to come and look at the Elks Lodge and see the story of what we've done."

See the story because the past will be brought to life by characters like Lewiston's Madame Bonhore.
'Madame,' in her French accent, says, "We are the ones who tell the story."

Madame Bonhore was the owner of Lewiston's Hotel de France. Never heard of it? That's because Madame started the hotel in 1861.

Our local Elks Lodge, the biggest in Idaho, was founded in 1904. But Idaho was just a young territory when the national order was formed in 1868.

The Order of the Elks was founded by a troup of actors, fitting given Friday's theatrical performances, in New York City all those 150 years ago.

That story, plus a historical retelling of how Idaho's capital was stolen from Lewiston, will play out in real life at Friday's event.