San Antonio ElksSan Antonio Elks

Lodge 216

Founded November, 1892


Want to Join our Lodge?
Here are the steps
San Antonio, TX Lodge #216
TX SOUTHWEST District No. 8800

Call (210) 697-3331, Email:,
or visit our lodge:
15650 Market Hill
San Antonio, Tx 78256

Print and fill out the application, fill in your portion and bring it to the lodge with you. We will help you obtain the necessary sponsors and fill out the remainder of the application. So, come on down to the lodge any Wednesday evening around 6PM and meet with lodge officers and become a proud member in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America (B.P.O.E).

The whole process takes 45-60 days depending the meeting dates of the Lodge. The lodge usually meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month. NOTE: Only Elks can attend Lodge meetings. You will be notified when you application is approved.

Small Print Details

To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, you must be a citizen of the United States over the age of 21 who believes in God.

You must be sponsored by a member of the Elks Lodge and reside in the jurisdiction of the Lodge you wish to join. You also need two other Elks who will be your co-sponsors.

Your application will be read at a regular Lodge meeting. It will then be forwarded to the Investigating Committee, who will call you and set up a time for you and your sponsor to meet with the committee so that they can interview you.

After the interview is concluded, the committee will report to the Lodge concerning your membership. The members will be given a notice not less than 10 days before the vote will be taken.

When the vote is concluded, you will be notified and asked to present yourself for indoctrination. During indoctrination, you will learn more about the Order's programs and charities. You will also be told during the program the date you will be initiated.

After initiation as an Elk, you can take part in all meetings and social functions of the Lodge.

If for any reason your application is rejected, you cannot submit an application for membership for six months from the date of rejection.

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