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, supporting youth, veterans and more.
Serving the El Paso community since 1891, the El Paso Elks Lodge brings so much more to the local community than just a building. Offering a place where neighbors come together, families share meals and they participate in many projects to assist the community. The lodge serves by participaing in hands-on community programs that assist children, veterans and citizens with disabilities, families in need through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.
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 Elk's Lodge 187
Charitable Work Is What We Do Best!
El Paso Lodge 187
El Paso Lodge #187
Exalted Ruler - Manny Aguirre
Leading Knight - Thomas W. Eppler
Loyal Knight - Arturo Vega
Lecturing Knight - Jermaine Henderson Secretary - Cheryl Kelly
Treasurer - Vangie Aguirre
Inner Guard - Gilbert Aguirre
Esquire - Raymundo Pena
Chaplain - Shirley Clere
Tiler - Vacant
1 year - Tori Scott
2 year - Rosie Pena
3 year - John Gomez
4 year - Gladys H. Vega
5 year - Joseph Mendez
Past Exalted Rulers - Officers
Joe Gallegos, PER President
Juan Sandoval, PER. Secretary/Treasure