Madison Elks Lodge #410 is a private organization that has been involved in
the Madison community since 1898. The Elks' Mission in part, is to inculcate
the principals of charity, justice, brotherly love, and fidelity. The Elks national
organization is the second largest private purveyor of scholastic scholarships
in the United States. Its active membership is involved with numerous
philanthropies for the benefit of children, veterans, and people of all kinds.
Our current Lodge is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Monona, six
blocks from the Capitol Square and within walking distance to the Monona
Terrace and several hotels. It includes a private pier for boats. The Lodge
features a full service bar, restaurant, and banquet facilities for up to 250
people. You must be a member of the Elks, a guest of an Elk or sponsored by a member to use our facilities.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is one of the oldest and largest organizations in the United States. The BPOE was formed and organized on February 16, 1868, in New York City.
The Madison Elks Lodge received its Charter from the Grand Lodge on February 2, 1898. The Lodge is a private, key card club open only to members and their guests.
Today there are nearly 1 million members of the Elks in 2,250 local lodges; founded throughout all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Elks members are welcome in each lodge regardless of their home lodge. Many lodges have RV hookups offering travelers overnight hospitality. Lodges are the focal point for many community services and charitable programs that have become an Elks tradition. Early in its history, the Elks supported groups such as the Salvation Army and the Red Cross. The organization has responded to every major disaster from the Seattle fire and the Johnstown flood in 1889 to the Red River flooding on 1997 to hosting Welcome Home Parties for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Elk's Mission
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.