I am an Elk*
*borrowed from the Crestview FL Lodge #2624
I am an Elk because an Elk saw something in me that would allow me to be a good Elk. When asked, I eagerly joined my local Lodge and embraced its greatness.
We became Elks because our organization is meaningful, powerful, and important to our country, our community, our friends and our family.
We remain Elks because we embrace our mission, our duty, and our members.
We patronize our Lodge because brotherhood and fellowship are a cornerstone of who Elks are. Working together, we can accomplish great things.
Being an Elk is not about self. We are a group of individuals with many ideas, countless skills, and the inexhaustible desire to serve.
Elks are not about what an individual can extract from membership; it is about what needs to be done to support it.
We rejoice at being Elks because we take pride in the successes of the children, our veterans, and the communities we serve.
We practice being Elks by being there when needed, stepping up when asked, and volunteering our time and resources when necessary.
I cannot be a good Elk without my fellow Elks; we are a team.
Together Elks Achieve More.