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Old 11-24-2015, 01:57 AM   #1
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Elks Club membership discussion

This discussion pertains to overnight stays at their locations.
I know nothing about the organization, just that they have RV overnight's some sparse pertaining to services, some flush with them. What say you? Thanks!
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Old 11-24-2015, 03:01 AM   #2
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AFAIK, the Elks camping facilities are not open to the public. We have stayed at a few, some are very nice, some are pretty basic. All are reasonable.
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:58 PM   #3
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We've stayed at a few that would let us have a guest with us, but most require everyone to be a member. When we traveled the 101 in California we stayed at Elks the whole way.
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Old 11-24-2015, 01:36 PM   #4
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Some Elk Lodges own their own RV Parks open to members only and less than close private parks.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:33 AM   #5
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Ozz, you can go on the Elks Web site and view by state the various Elk Lodges RV Facilities with a breif discription of what is available.Keep in mind all Lodges with RV sites are not on the site.As mentioned you have to be a member
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:00 AM   #6
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Thanks folks, will check that site.
Have a nice safe Thanksgiving
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:11 AM   #7
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Ozz there are about 2000 Elks club throughout the USA, a lot of them have some type of RV parking. Some as simple as a plug behind the club, some with just dry camping. Others are first rate RV parks. I have used them all across the US. The great thing about them is if you are a member, you will always have a friend when you stop. If you hit the right day you maybe invited to dinner, a party, or a dance. Some will allow non member, but those are few.
If you in CA, and near Merced and need a place to stay, we have a nice park, just tell them Theofanides sent you.
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:36 AM   #8
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Thanks, should I join the organization? Sounds like a good one.
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Old 11-25-2015, 01:04 PM   #9
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Yes you should,they do alot of good in their commumities and some even have their own bowling alleys,bars,parks,barber shops and hair salons,swimming pools,bingo games,pool tables,rental halls,you name it and yearly dues can be less than camping clubs.
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Old 11-25-2015, 02:35 PM   #10
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I read this and e-mailed the main office. I have not been able to join because we are seldom in the same area long enough to go through the initiation process. I was told here is no "member at large" or any other way to join except what is explained in web site. I belong to the Moose and use their facilities on a regular basis, but it would be nice to have the chance to stay at an Elks lodge now and then.
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Old 11-25-2015, 08:18 PM   #11
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Ozz, please be aware that the ELKs is a benevolent org. If you want to meet good people, Help out in the community and work toward a common good, by all means join and go through the ceremony and do your part by participating as an officer. But joining it for the campsite is the wrong reason. Its not a Good Sams. It is a very serious org that mixes in some fun and good times with a lot of hard work for the communities that it supports.
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Ozz, please be aware that the ELKs is a benevolent org. If you want to meet good people, Help out in the community and work toward a common good, by all means join and go through the ceremony and do your part by participating as an officer. But joining it for the campsite is the wrong reason. Its not a Good Sams. It is a very serious org that mixes in some fun and good times with a lot of hard work for the communities that it supports.
Very Well stated' one of many Charitable things our Lodge does this Summer we sent 72 Kids to Summer Camp Free of Charge a great organization I am proud to be s Member
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:35 AM   #13
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We live near the Elks National Home. It's a very beautiful old home for old people. It's been several years since I have seen it but it's a campus with several masonry buildings. There will be thousands of cars with kids of all ages to see the Christmas lights starting this weekend.
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:55 AM   #14
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I know what you mean Lynwood. I grew up in Bedford Va. where the National Elks Home (BPOE) is and my mother was a nurse there in my earlier years. It truly is a remarkable place and the organization provides invaluable community services nationwide. As a note of humor, in the town of Bedford when I was growing up everyone always said that BPOE stood for "Bedford's Poor Old Elks"; but of course, that is not the case! Lol
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I read this and e-mailed the main office. I have not been able to join because we are seldom in the same area long enough to go through the initiation process. I was told here is no "member at large" or any other way to join except what is explained in web site. I belong to the Moose and use their facilities on a regular basis, but it would be nice to have the chance to stay at an Elks lodge now and then.
The Elks in ABQ worked with me to join. If you are going to be making a return trip in the area a Lodge may be able to help you out.
Best of luck. I recommend the membership.
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:24 AM   #16
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If you attend an Escapade National Rally usually the Elks have a lodge that will sponsor full timers. At the Tucson Rally they made arrangements with the Wilcox Lodge and signed up members. Also the lodge in Gillette WY did it during a rally.
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:53 AM   #17
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If you are traveling in the Merced, CA, area, I'm sure we can help you. We help numerous charitable groups in Merced donating between $35-40,000 a year to local charities.
You can join and help when you can.
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Last Year The Elks have Donated More then 281 Million to Charity that is huge!
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:36 AM   #19
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Great discussion about a great organization
Thanks for contributing
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The North Beach lodge in Ocean Shores, WA does a lot of charity drives. Also, if you are a member and going to Canada, there are a few lodges with facilities. Always try to call the ledges ahead of time to make sure the rv sites are still available. Here is the Canadian link: http://184.106.217.226/uploads/File/RV_Directory.pdf
Happy trails whichever road you take.
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