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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become an Elk

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 you wish to join. You also need two other Elks who will be your co-sponsors (references). The Elk who proposes you for membership must obtain a Membership Application from the Bartender on duty or Lodge Secretary and present it to you.


After your proposer fills in the required portion, you will be given the Application for Membership. Fill it in, following the instructions and answering all questions. Return the completed application to the Member proposer who will deliver it to the Lodge Secretary at the next general lodge meeting. You must also included a $100 indoctrination fee at time of application. The $85 annual membership fee will also be due at time of indoctrination, or you may provide that with the application if you choose. Make your check payable to Brigantine Elks Lodge 2428.


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 nor more than two months 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 make application for membership for six months from the date of rejection.

Note: Once you are Member, you can propose someone for Membership in another Lodge other than ours.

Do I need to be a member to volunteer

You do not need to be a member in order to volunteer with us. We welcome anyone that would like to give their time to help others. 

I am a boat slip holder and would like to earn volunteer hours by assisting around the Lodge. Who do I contact?

In order to keep your boat slip you must volunteer at least 25 hours per year, 15 for wait list folks. There are many ways to earn volunteer hours. Dennis Reilly is our Lodge Volunteerism Chairperson. Dennis will be able to let you know how to volunteer. Contact Dennis by sending him an email at

How do I transfer my Elk membership from another Lodge to Brigantine Lodge?

To start the transfer (Demit) process, contact your current Lodge Secretary. That person will reach out to the Brigantine Lodge Secretary to begin the Demit process to Brigantine Elks Lodge 2428. If you have further questions regarding a Demit to the Brigantine Lodge, please send an email to Lodge Secretary Jeanne DiCecco at 

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