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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. 


Mission Statement

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


El Paso Lodge #187 Officers



Exalted Ruler- Thomas (Tom) Eppler

Leading Knight- Arturo (Art) Vega 

Loyal Knight- JermaineHenderson 

Lecturing Knight- Christian Baker

Secretary- CherylKelly

Treasurer- Vangie Aguirre

Inner Guard-  Gilbert Aquirre 

Esquire- Raymundo Pena

Chaplain- Shirley Clere 

Tiler- Blanca Peña

Board Members

1 year Rosie Pena 

2 year John Gomez 

3 year Gladys H. Vega 

4 year Marianne Torres 

5 year Henry Davies

Past Exalted Rulers - Officers

PER President Joe Gallegos PER. Secretary/Treasure Juan Sandoval

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