We welcome you to browse our web site and familiarize
yourself with our Lodge. Like other Lodges throughout the
United States, we are committed to uphold the principles
and supporting the goals of the Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks. The principles of our Order are: Charity,
Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity.
Our Lodge is located in Gilroy, California, The Garlic
Capital of the World and the Home of the Gilroy Garlic
Festival, which is always held on the fourth full weekend
of July. We are located on a hilltop west of Gilroy on
Highway 152, with a beautiful view of the valley to the
north and the foothills to the south.
With the principles of our Order, our Lodge and Members
have dedicated themselves to help the mentally and physically challenged children within the California-Hawaii Elks Assoc. Through CHEA (California-Hawaii Elks Association), we are able to offer Screening for pre-school children and offer physical aid to children, that for some reason, fall through the cracks. Through our Lodge functions, we offer 6 scholarship each year to graduating High School Students in Gilroy, San Martin and Morgan Hill.
In addition, our Lodge receives funding from the Elks
National Foundation (ENF) so we can support programs like The Elks National Hoop Shoot Program, The Elks National Soccer Shoot-out, Drug Awareness Programs and Scholarships to graduating High School Students.
We support the Elks National Program for Veterans Services. The Elks Motto, "As long as a veteran is in our Hospital, the
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them".
We invite you to come and visit our Lodge. Tour our
wonderful facility and take advantage of the beautiful surrounding golf courses and our local wineries.
We strongly encourage you to visit our National Web Site at www.elks.org and the Web Site for the California-Hawaii Elks Association at www.chea-elks.org.
James A. Snith
Stain Glass Created By
Jack Little , Lodge Secretary 1990-1995