Welcome to the BPO Elks of Princeton, West Virginia - Lodge #1459.
With just under 1 million members in more than 2,000 lodges across the country, the Elks are one of the largest and most active fraternal organizations in the world!
Our mission is 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.
Public service is an integral part of being an Elk. In
keeping with this tradition, Elks create and participate in many
programs to better their communities and demonstrate that
Each year the Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.65 million in college scholarships to graduating seniors.
The yearly Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 13. The contest starts at the lodge level and advances through district, state and regional contests before the national finals in the spring.
The Elks Drug Awareness Program distributes literature and organizes events to make kids and their parents aware of the dangers posed by alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs. Try the program's Drug Awareness quiz and test your knowledge!
Other youth-oriented activities sponsored by the Elks include the Soccer Shoot, the Antlers program, the yearly Americanism essay contest and more.
Since the early days of Elkdom, the Veterans Service Commission has patriotically served those Elks who have fought for our great nation.