About the Royal Oak Detroit Elks

Royal Oak Detroit Elks

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the country. Since its inception in 1868, the Order of Elks has grown to include nearly 1.2 million men and women in almost 2,200 communities.

The BPO Elks is committed to the ideals of charity and patriotism. Nothing is more important than their work with the country’s youth. The efforts of the Elks on behalf of the young–in Scouting and scholarships, sponsoring athletic and artistic endeavors, youth camps, and drug awareness programs–sow the seeds of accomplishment and commitment that benefit the nation. 

Through the years, the Elks have been responsible for aiding the men, women, and children whose lives have been affected by extraordinary circumstances. No matter the cause of the disaster–torrential rains that led to heavy flooding, explosions in mines, earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, epidemics of various illnesses, and tidal waves–the Elks have been among the first organizations to lend a helping hand in troubled times. 

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations  in the country. Since its inception in 1868, the Order of Elks has grown to include nearly 1.2 million men and women in almost 2,200  communities.  

The BPO Elks is committed to the ideals of charity and patriotism. Nothing is more important than their work with the country’s  youth. The efforts of the Elks on behalf of the young- in Scouting and scholarships, sponsoring athletic and artistic endeavors, youth  camps, and drug awareness programs-sow the seeds of accomplishment and commitment that benefit the nation.  Through the years, the Elks have been responsible for aiding the men, women, and children whose lives have been affected by extraordinary circumstances. No matter the cause of the disaster-torrential rains that led to heavy flooding, explosions in mines,  earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, epidemics of various illnesses, and tidal waves-the Elks have been among the first  organizations to lend a helping hand in troubled times.  

Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.

Royal Oak-Detroit Elks community support includes Royal Oak School programs, Elks Hoop Shoot and College Scholarship programs and Community Impact Grant receipients, Focus Hope (2022 Beacon Grant) and Piquette Square for Veterans (2022 Spotlight Grant).

The Royal Oak-Detroit Lodge #34 was created through the merger of Detroit Lodge #34, established 1896, and Royal Oak Lodge #1523 established 1926, in 2013. Royal Oak Detroit Lodge #34 proudly maintains the history and tranditions from two of Michigan’s oldest Elks Lodges.

We welcome your interest in our Lodge! Membership information can be found here.