The Benevolent Protective Order Of Elks (BPOE)

Elks Care and Elks Share

We First Joined The Elks In 1978 And Then Re-Joined In 2007

Elks

Mission - To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.

In our local area we have several Elks Lodges but we frequent the San Pedro Elks , Santa Ana Elks , Huntington Beach Elks , and Newport Elks . We have met such nice friends there and totally enjoy of visits and participation.

Our Home Lodge: Santa Ana, Lodge Number 794 (National Site)  See Some Pictures

Elks Santa Ana

A Night At The Tropicana June 2009
Sue and Paul at the Santa Ana Elks for a dinner dance

No Local Website;No direct link to the calendar (go thru the site)
Santa Ana Elks Lodge #794;212 S. Elk Lane;Santa Ana, CA 92701-5011;714-547-7794

The Hour of Recollection

Deceased and otherwise absent lodge members are recalled each evening at 11 p.m. when the lodge esquire intones, "It is the Hour of Recollection." The exalted ruler or a member designated by him gives the 11 o'clock toast, of which this version is the most common:

"You have heard the tolling of eleven strokes. This is to remind you that with Elks, the hour of eleven has a tender significance. Wherever Elks may roam, whatever their lot in life may be, when this hour tolls upon the dial of night, the great heart of Elkdom swells and throbs. It is the golden hour of recollection, the homecoming of those who wander, the mystic roll call of those who will come no more. Living or dead, an Elk is never forgotten, never forsaken. Morning and noon may pass him by, the light of day sink heedlessly into the west. But ere the shadows of midnight shall fall, the chimes of memory shall be pealing forth the friendly message: To our absent members."