Welcome to the Gem State Elks!

Each year we make a significant impact in the communities we serve through our unmatched fellowship and common mission. Community, Friendship, and Charity are the core of the work we accomplish. Through our activites we make Idaho a better place to live, work, and play.

Who We Are ?

We are the Idaho State Elks Association.  Our role is to provide charity and volunteerism that benefits Idahoans and the 21 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodges within our state.
We are proud of our state major project, Idaho Elks Rehab, which is advancing physical rehab in Idaho. It 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.
We are one of 50 State Elks Associations that comprise the BPOE Elks. The BPOE 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 is guided by our founding principles,  charity, justice, brotherly love, fidelity, and belief in God.

Our Mission

We love our communities and desire to preserve their 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

Drug Awareness

Veterans Services

Scholarships

Youth Activities and much, much more

Idaho Elks News

2024 State Hoop Shoot Contest Results

Blackfoot, Idaho - The Idaho Elks Youth Hoop Shoot State Championship recently concluded in Blackfoot, Idaho, celebrating the outstanding athletic abilities of young basketball players across multiple age groups. Congratulations to all the winners and participants,...

South District PER Picnic Resurrected

The Mountain Home Elks Lodge hosted a South District PER picnic on August 17th in Legacy Park. PERs from the South District along with their spouses, significant others enjoyed a potluck picnic, while Mountain home provided hot dogs, buns and dessert. "This was an...

Susie Stertz named ISEA Elk of the Year for 2023

Susie Stertz was presented the Idaho State Elk of the Year Award at the Summer Convention in Blackfoot, Idaho. Congratulations Susie! Left to right; Ralph West (2011)-Elk of the Year Committee Chairman, Susie Stertz-Recipient for...

101st Summer Convention in Blackfoot 2023

View Convention Schedule View the Registration Packet Blackfoot Elks Lodge #1416123 N Ash StreetBlackfoot ID 83221 (208) 785-1080 Accommodations Best Western (Convention Headquarters) 750 Jensen Grove Drive Blackfoot, Idaho 83221 (208)-785-4144 (Mention Blackfoot Elks...

Derby de Mayo – Spring Fling 2023 in Nampa ID

All ladies welcome,!!! The SPRING FLING is quickly approaching! Join us for for "Derby de Mayo" May 5th and 6th. Bring a friend and join us for a fun filled weekend!  The ladies of Nampa Lodge have planned a fun filled weekend consisting of Derby Day games, special...

We are sad to announce the passing of Ken Downend

Boise 310 Lodge announced that Ken Downend passed away on 10/28/2022.  He was born on 2/25/1924.  He was 98 years old when he passed away.  He was a lifelong Elks, serving the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks for the last 74 years.  During that time he served...

We are sad to announce the passing of Del Miley

Del Miley was our leader, coach, and friend. He tirelessly supported the Elks locally, statewide and nationally. He was loved by everyone and will be dearly missed. His funeral services will be held Monday October 10th, 2022 at 2:00pm at the Idaho Falls Elks Lodge...
Downtown Mountain Home

100th Annual Winter Convention in Mountain Home 2022

Register for the Summer Convention. Make sure to get your hotel reservations now.

Caldwell Lodge 100th Anniversary Celebration

Caldwell Lodge #1448 will be hosting their Mardi Gras Centennial Celebration on Saturday September 24, 2022.  They schedule is as follows: 4:00 pm - no host cocktails 5:00 pm - ceremony 6:00 pm - dinner  $40.00 per person. To order tickets call 208-454-1448 or go to...

Interested in Becoming an Idaho Elk?

We’re a fun group of people with a serious mission. The Idaho Elks Association is committed to Community, Friendship and Charity. Our diverse membership does valuable work, forging lifelong friendships and creating an unbreakable bond of charitible giving in the communities we serve.

Learn more about joining the Idaho Elks

If you’re interested in becoming an Elk and joining a Lodge, please visit our join.elks.org page link by clicking the button below to learn more. Please fill out our form and we’ll direct your request to the appropriate Lodge.

If you’re already an Elk and you’d like to invite someone to join, click on the same button to invite a friend to join!

Wondering if there’s a Lodge near you? Click on the Find a Lodge button to learn more.

We Volunteer to Make an Impact

Elks make an impact where we live, work, and play.  Our Lodges work as a team to sponsor programs to build stronger communities by assisting those in need through scholarships, medical research, recreational opportunities, and lots more.

Youth Services

Youth represent the future of our great Nation.  They are our nation’s most valuable asset.  We are committed to supporting Idaho youth.

Veterans Services

So long as there are veterans, we will never forget them.  Our programs focus on service to veterans in need.  Our veterans and active military members deserve our enduring gratitude for their service.

Community Investments

The Community Investment Program in Idaho provides grants to local lodges to make much needed improvements to each Idaho community we serve.

Volunteer Opportunities

The many activities supported by our local lodges require the tireless dedication of countless volunteers. We also work together as a State to meet many of our charitable goals.

Fundraising Efforts

Our fundraisers put the “FUN” in fundraisers. We work tirelessly to increase funds so we may continue providing for our communities.

In-Kind Donations

Donations are integral to supporting our mission. We rely on the generousity of the Idaho communities we serve. Many of our programs benefit from in-kind donations.

Our Impacts in Idaho

We have a cumulative impact on Idaho communities.
We are #ElksStrong and proud of our efforts!

Idaho Elks Members Strong

Net Elks Member Increase

In Nation for New Memberships

Million Dollars Donated To Charity

People Helped Through Our Work

Our Social Media

Don’t be left out of the Social Media loop! See what’s happening on the ISEA Facebook Page and interact with lodges and Elks in the State of Idaho.

Elks Social Shareables

Help us grow by sharing Elks social media posts. These shareables are focused on attracting younger members. Use and share these on social media to direct your friends to sign up for membership.

ISEA Partnerships

ISEA is committed to serving the missions of the Elks Grand Lodge and its respective programs. From Elks National Foundation to the Idaho Elks State Major Project, each of our partnerships helps us to support our efforts to make a difference in the lives of many.

Grow Your Herds

The success of the ISEA and Elks Grand Lodge mission depends on our efforts to increase our herds. Talk to your family, co-workers and friends today about joining the Elks!