About Us

We are comprised of 21 Idaho Elks Lodges spread across the great Gem State of Idaho

Who We Are

We are the Idaho State Elks Association. Our role is to provide charity and volunteerism benefitting 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. We support 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 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. 

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

Our organization was founded on the principles of charity, justice, brotherly love, fidelity, and belief in God.

ISEA Officers

ISEA Officers make up the governance and oversight of the Idaho Elks. For full contact info please use your login to Elks.org and go to the following link for additional information.

President

Chuck Roberts

Secretary / Treasurer

Linda Tatlock

Historian

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Vice President, North

Bob Shaw

Vice President, East

Mike Marvin

Vice President, South

Ed Willson

Trustee, East

Scott Butterfield

Trustee East

Ed Phillips

Trustee, North

Brad Anderson

Trustee, North

Terri Tackett

Trustee, South

Susie Stertz

Trustee, South

Oren DeVries

ISEA Committees

ISEA Committees are designed to provide oversight, involvement, and enhancements to each of their respective area of expertise. A full listing of each committee is listed below. Reach out to the Committee Chairperson to learn more about how they can help you meet your Lodge’s goals in each area.

Accident Prevention Program

The ACCIDENT PREVENTION Committee shall preserve and protect the property, assets, and members of our Subordinate Lodges. The Committee participates in four insurance programs; property plus, liability, workers compensation and directors and officers coverage. The Committee monitors the accidents and lawsuits against the Lodges, their Officers and members, and assists with safety issues. Each District has an Insurance and Safety Committee Chairman available to assist the Lodges with questions of insurance, claims and safety.

Accident Prevention Program Chairman
Gary Goodman (Julie)
Salmon, ID Lodge #1620

Americanism

The AMERICANISM Committee shall formulate ways and means by which the State Association, its Lodges and members, can most effectively preserve patriotic feeling toward the government of the United States of America, and to supervise and promote programs in furtherance of said objective.

Americanism Committee Chairman
Candace P Birchmier (Harley)
Kellogg, ID Lodge #1841

Business Practices

The BUSINESS PRACTICES Committee shall formulate ways and means to assist the Lodges of the Association to maintain sound financial operations. It will disseminate information and provide supervisory coordination to ensure fiscal responsibility and financial stability.

Business Practices Committee Chairman
Steven E Meier
Moscow, ID Lodge #0249

CLMS Coordinators

The CLMS Coordinator shall provide training and support in the use of the CLMS program. It shall disseminate all information received from Grand Lodge concerning the CLMS program.

CLMS Coordinators
Deborah Nadrchal
Coeur D Alene, ID Lodge #1254

 

Edward D Sanman
Lewiston, ID Lodge #0896

Drug Awareness

The DRUG AWARENESS Committee shall actively participate in promoting the Grand Lodge program of educating the nations youth on the dangers of illicit drug use.

 

Drug Awareness Chairman
Susan A Stertz (Steve)
Boise, ID Lodge #0310

Elks Training

The ELKS TRAINING Committee shall actively participate in promoting and instituting Grand Lodge training programs.

Elks Training Committee Chairman
Steven E Meier
Moscow, ID Lodge #0249

Government Relations

The GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Committee shall develop a well organized “grass roots” network of informed members throughout Idaho who will be responsive to calls for assistance in combating all matters adverse to the Order of Elks on a national, state or local level. Personal relationships with government officials and legislators are to be encouraged and developed wherever possible.

Government Relations Committe Chairman
Danny Tackett (Terri)
Grangeville, ID Lodge #1825

Hoop Shoot

The ELKS HOOP SHOOT Free Throw Contest Committee shall serve to highlight the Elks Commitment to the nations youth, encourage family participation and help develop the character of our youth to better qualify them to become good citizens and the leaders of tomorrow.

Hoop Shoot Committee Chairman
Harley L Birchmier (Candace)
Kellogg, ID Lodge #1841

Idaho State Elks Youth, Inc. (ISEY)

IDAHO STATE ELKS YOUTH, INC. (ISEY) is a qualified 501(c)3 Charity that receives Idaho’s grants from the Elks National Foundation. ISEY expends the money for Hoop Shoot, Americanism Essay Contest, Drug Awareness, Veterans, Teenager of the Year, Soccer Shoot, and other youth/charitable programs of the state association. Members of the State Board of Trustees serve also as trustees for ISEY, keeps the records and issues checks on their behalf. Over the years ISEY was a Community Partner with Albertson’s Food Stores and received quarterly checks from Albertson’s. These checks resulted in several thousand dollars of donations to ISEY. For further information, contact any of the State Association Trustees.

Insurance Risk Manager

The INSURANCE RISK MANAGER shall preserve and protect the property, assets, and members of our Subordinate Lodges. The Committee participates in four insurance programs; property plus, liability, workers compensation and directors and officers coverage. The Committee monitors the accidents and lawsuits against the Lodges, their Officers and members, and assists with safety issues. Each District has an Insurance and Safety Committee Chairman available to assist the Lodges with questions of insurance, claims and safety.

Insurance Risk Manager
Gary Goodman (Julie)
Salmon, ID Lodge #1620

Internet Administrators

The INTERNET ADMINISTRATOR shall preserve and protect the cyber-based property, assets, and members of our Subordinate Lodges and guard against external threats to the system. They will also provide technical support for these assets when required.

Internet Committee Administrators
Brad Anderson (Shelley)
Moscow, ID Lodge #0249 

Chris E Nielsen
Caldwell, ID Lodge #1448

Major Project

The MAJOR PROJECT Committee shall operate, manage, and control the Major Project of this Association. It shall apply and expend for charitable purposes, and no other, monies paid to the Major Project Fund by the Idaho Elks or any other persons or corporations. It shall plan and execute campaigns and activities for the raising of additional monies to further said Major Project.

Major Project Committee Chairman
Robert M Shaw (Teresa)
Coeur D Alene, ID Lodge #1254

Major Project Administrator

The MAJOR PROJECT Administrator shall operate, manage, and control the Major Project of this Association. It shall apply and expend for charitable purposes, and no other, monies paid to the Major Project Fund by the Idaho Elks or any other persons or corporations. It shall plan and execute campaigns and activities for the raising of additional monies to further said Major Project.

Major Project Administrator
Keith Mills (Amy)
Caldwell, ID Lodge #1448

Membership

The MEMBERSHIP Committee shall investigate and recommend ways and means of increasing membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks within the state of Idaho.

Membership Committee Chairman
Alicia Jean Neely (Curt)
Moscow, ID Lodge #0249

National Foundation

The NATIONAL FOUNDATION Committee will engage in fund raising activities and promote ENF programs to support the http://www.elks.org/enf/mission.cfm mission of the Elks National Foundation to help Elks build stronger communities. We will encourage and support members, Lodges and Districts to achieve the Grand Exalted Rulers annual ENF per member giving goal. The Elks National Foundation is pledged to invest in communities where Elks live and work. It helps youth develop lifelong skills, sends students to college, meets the needs of today’s veterans, supports the charitable work of the state Elks Associations and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.

National Foundation Committee Chairman
Susan Ketchum
Mountain Home, ID Lodge #2276

Lyle D Gessford (Judy)
Nampa, ID Lodge #1389

New Lodge

In order to maintain the growth and expand the good works of our Order, it is imperative that new Lodges be instituted in every worthwhile community in our country. The NEW LODGE Committee conducts the organizational work incidental to the institution of new Lodges in the state of Idaho.

New Lodge Committee Chairman
Lyle D Gessford (Judy)
Nampa, ID Lodge #1389

Public Relations

The PUBLIC RELATIONS Committee shall develop and maintain a strong publicity and public relations program to enhance the image of Elkdom. The program may include the training and development of members of the Lodges to attain a degree of professionalism for liaison and delivery of information to the news media.

Public Relations Committee Chairman
Susan Ketchum
Mountain Home, ID Lodge #2276

Ritual Training

The RITUAL TRAINING Committee shall formulate training programs and recommend ritual judges, word judges and calculators for certification to Grand Lodge. A Ritual Training Chairman shall be appointed from each district who shall set up training clinics in accordance with the programs of the Grand Lodge and as provided in the Grand Lodge Ritualistic Manual, to train officers, coaches, ritual judges, word judges, and calculators for the perfection of ritualistic work in the state of Idaho.

Ritual Committee Chairman
J Curtis Neely (Alicia)
Moscow, ID Lodge #0249

Scholarship

The SCHOLARSHIP Committee shall coordinate the program within the state of Idaho, to conduct scholarship contests, and to award scholarships to worthy students.

Scholarship Committee Chairman
Pete Dirlam
St. Maries, ID Lodge #1418

Soccer Shoot

Soccer is one of the fastest growing youth activities in the country. The Idaho Elks SOCCER SHOOT Committe is geared to coincide with this sport phenomenon. From toddlers to teens, in our large urban centers to our small suburban settings, soccer is becoming the sport of choice for our youth. This program is the kind of sporting event to help keep our youth focused and away from undesirable activities.

Soccer Shoot Committee Chairman
Cristena Ford (Lorin B)
Mountain Home, ID Lodge #2276

Super Coordinators

The SUPER COORDINATOR is well-versed in assisting Committees and Lodges with administrative tasks and trainings necessary to ensure ISEA program success throughout Idaho.

Super Coordinator
Deborah Nadrchal
Coeur D Alene, ID Lodge #1254

Edward D Sanman
Lewiston, ID Lodge #0896

Youth Activities

The YOUTH ACTIVITIES Committee shall formulate ways and means by which the State Association, its Lodges and members, can most effectively assist boys and girls in the United States of America to become patriotic, capable, and law-abiding citizens, and to supervise and carry out programs in furtherance of said objective.

Youth Activities Committee Chairman
Cristena Ford (Lorin B)
Mountain Home, ID Lodge #2276

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