MISSION AND HISTORY
Elks are community. No matter where you go in the country, an Elks Lodge is right around the corner. With more than 850,000 members and 2,000 Lodges nationwide, Elks are providing charitable services that help build stronger communities. We are a generous charitable foundation that each year gives millions in scholarships, an inspiration to youth, a friend to veterans and more.
Since 1891 the El Paso Elks Lodge brings so much more to the El Paso Community than just a building. They offer a place where neighbors come together, families share meals and we offers many projects to assist the community. We serve the people and local community through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.
The El Paso Elks invest in their communities through many hands on community programs that assist children, veterans and citizens with disabilities, in the El Paso Community.
The national Elks foundation spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting physically handicapped children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans' works, a national "Hoop Shoot" free-throw contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs.
Benevolent and Protective Order (B.P.O.E.) of Elks of the U.S.A. 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 Care and Share.
El Paso Lodge 187
El Paso Lodge #187
Exalted Ruler, Cheryl Kelly
Leading Knight, Arturo Vega
Loyal Knight, Thomas W. Eppler
Lecturing Knight, Maurice R. Phinney
Secretary, Frank Serna
Treasurer, Vangie Aguirre
Inner Guard, Brenda Culler
Esquire, Manny Aguirre
Chaplain, Shirley Clere
Tiler, Maggie Hernandez
1 Year - Horacio Porras Jr.
2 Year - Morris Brown
3 Year - Armando Parra
4 Year - Robert Flores
5 Year - Tori Scott
PAST EXALTED RULERS - OFFICERS
Joe Gallegos, PER President
Juan Sandoval, PER Secretary/Treasurer
Tori Scott, House/PR/Web/Social Channel Communications
Shirley Clere, Audit Committee Chair & Americanism
Teddy & Jesus Martinez, Scholarships
Brenda Culler, Drug Awareness
Art Vega, Membership
Horacio Porras & Shirley Clere, Youth
Horacio Porras, Morris Brown, Christina Stokes, BSA Liasons'
Bruce Griego, Lodge Bulletin
Joe Gallegos, Hoop Shoot
Bert Griego, Veterans
Thomas W. Eppler, ENF
Thomas W. Eppler, Indoctrination & Investigation
Morris Brown, Lodge Safety Inspector
Robert Flores, Lounge Manager