Welcome to the great State of Oregon and the Oregon State Elk's Website.
As Oregonians we are fortunate in having all four seasons. Enjoy the lazy days of Summer with the excitement of different water sports, winter snow skiing on our gorgeous mountains, the fall colors in the gorge or iris's in bloom in the spring time in the valley - a wide variety of year-round events can be yours. From the ocean to the west, the cascade mountain range in the middle and the desert towards the east, we are lucky that with our 54 Elk lodges we have one in any area of the State for you to visit.
The Oregon Elks are a very community oriented organization. We raise money yearly for the charities we support and for our local communities.
Linda Repp, OSEA State President
Our major project is the Elks Children Eye Clinic in Portland. This facility is considered one of the best eye clinics in the U.S. children from all over the United States come to Oregon to be treated at the clinic. The Elks Children Eye Clinic is in forefront of finding the answers to the diseases causing childhood blindness. I am proud to say the Oregon Elks have donated over 25 million to this project.
Another project is the Camp Meadowood Springs located in eastern Oregon's Blue Mountains. The camp is where children who are impacted by communication and/or social learning challenges can attend a one week session and have one on one daily therapy.
Between these two major programs and our other charitable programs, scholarships, Christmas baskets, back pack buddies, food kitchens, and the veterans, the Oregon Elks strongly believe in helping those in need - Elks Care Elks Share.
Please take the time to look over our website. I assure you; that you too will want to join and have fun while helping to make Oregon a better place.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on the great path called Elkdom.
On July 1, 2014, a Family Care Day was held for the 141st BSB Army National Guard at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, OR. The event was partially funded by a $2000.00 Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant awarded to Portland Lodge #142 which supplied hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks, ice and huge sheet cakes to over 400 battalion men and women and their families. In all, approximately 800 dinners were served.
The 141st provides support to troops serving overseas with transportation needs, fueling, medical support and supplies. These men and women of the 141st go ahead of the troops to set up their small cities so when the troops get there, they will be ready to meet their needs. The battalion had just come back from a two week Tactical Maneuvers event so it was nice for the families to be able to spend time together.
Shown left to right are ISG Jacobson; SGT Mann; Jessica Wall, Charlie Company Family Coordinator; Emma Pletz, Lodge Grant Coordinator; Jessica Kammerer, Battalion Family Coordinator; PV1 Diaz and SFC Prews
Members of the Lodge donated their time to purchase and serve the food, man our information booth and mingle with the guardsmen and their families. A variety of booths were set up to help military personnel with questions concerning financial matters, counseling, education, as well as the Elks letting our military know that we honor their service to our country and that we are here to support them.
On December 7, 1941 this country went to war. The war would last over 1,360 days and would cost at least 3,758 Oregonians their lives.
On June 6, 1944 men from all the states of the union stormed the beaches of Normandy. They came as liberators and not conquerors.
On June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of D-day, Oregon’s WWII memorial was dedicated. Veterans from Oregon have had to wait 70 years to correct an oversight and see the completion of their WWII memorial.
The Black granite wall with names of the fallen and the 33 foot tall obelisk stand as silent testament to all who lived and worked for our freedom during one of the darkest times in our history. The memorial has information not only about our war fighters but also the home fighters. Women who flew and delivered air planes, all those that worked the ship yards, and kept civilian life as normal as could be. New technology will allow visitors to access information on all the theaters of operation as well as activities at home in Oregon.
This site is not only a tool for our members to promote activities within their Lodge, but also as a way of communicating. Information from the State directory to the different committees is available. Take the time to read the articles and the input from Oregon's Lodges and please provide your own; or just ask a question on how to handle something you might receive that vital answer. This website is your help guide.
If you have any suggestions as to how we can improve the site please let us know.
Thank you for visiting and "lets' talk about Elkdom."
Elks National FoundationWhen you give to the Elks National Foundation (ENF), you're doing more than funding the Elks National Drug Awareness and "Hoop Shoot" programs. You're doing more than supporting the Community Investments Program and providing Emergency Educational Grants to the children of deceased or totally disabled Elks. You're doing more than maintaining the Elks Veterans Memorial. You're doing all that, and you're supporting Elkdom in your state.
During the 2013-14 Lodge year, the Elks of Oregon donated $155,487.46 to the Elks National Foundation. This year, the Foundation will give back the following:
- State Charities Grant: $194,490.00
- Special Projects Grant: $110,020.00
- Bonus Grant: $46,230.00
- Most Valuable Student: $72,000.00
- Legacy Award: $36,000.00
- National Veterans Service Commission: $7,860.00
- GRAND TOTAL: $466,600.00
That's a ratio of 3.001 for every dollar the Foundation received from Oregon last year. And that doesn't even include the money Lodges in Oregon will get back through ENF's Community Investments Program. For the 2012-13 fiscal year, for example, ENF awarded a total of $144,000.00 to 38 Oregon Lodges.
Please take a brief moment to view this video and learn what ENF and some of the Elks Lodges across the Nation have done for their communities.
For more information about the Elks National Foundation, contact your local chairman or write us at Elks National Foundation, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60614.
Give back to your community by supporting the Elks National Foundation's work or by joining your local Elk's Lodge. Click Here to find a Lodge near you.
More information and some great videos covering the screen program and HB 3000 can be found on the excellent website for the Elks Children's Eye Clinic