!!! IMPORTANT NOTICE !!!
Pursuant to Governor Holcomb’s release on Monday, March 16, 2020, by recommendation of the Indiana Elks Association, and in accordance with CDC recommendations, all Elks 484 activities will be suspended until Wednesday, April 1, 2020. This includes all bingo, gaming, bar, dining, and lodge activities.
We look forward to seeing you again, healthy and ready to support our community, after activities resume.
Welcome to Elks 484
The Elks bring so much more to their communities than just a building.. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.
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.
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.
A Message from Grand Lodge
Like you, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. As the situation continues to unfold, here at the national headquarters, we are complying with the local, county and state public health announcements. Also, we have implemented the following CDC guidelines on practical ways to prevent the spread of infection and we hope our Local Lodges and State Associations will do the same:
- No shaking hands, hugging, knuckle bumps or high fives.
- Keep a safe distance from others. Six feet when possible.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- No soap? Use hand sanitizer (60–95% alcohol based).
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with people who are sick. Encourage others to do the same.
With regards to the national convention, which is scheduled for July in Baltimore, Maryland, the Convention Commission is closely monitoring the corona virus situation in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. Should the situation worsen, the Commission will review all facets of the convention and, if needed, will not hesitate to recommend the event be cancelled out of caution. The Grand Lodge is hoping for the best and that action will not be needed. The goal is to make any decision as soon as possible.
We all need to keep in mind that the health of our Members, spouses, friends, volunteers and employees is paramount. Let’s be vigilant in our efforts to keep one another healthy!
Bryan R. Klatt
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Of The United States of America
2750 North Lakeview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-1889
(773) 755 – 4708
Elks Care ~ Elks Share by
Honoring The Past ~ Embracing The Future
The Elks 484 Bingo Hall has regularly scheduled Bingo nights. Find out more.