Welcome to the Montana State Elks!

Each year we make a significant impact in the communities we serve through our unmatched fellowship and common mission. Community, Friendship, and Charity are the core of the work we accomplish. Through our activites we make Montana a better place to live, work, and play.

Who We Are ?

We are the Montana State Elks Association.  Our role is to provide charity and volunteerism that benefits Montanans and the 25 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodges within our state. We are proud of our state major project which provides Rural Volunteer Firefighters grant money to fund necessary equipment and training that will improve their safety and efficiency.

Our Mission

Our organization is guided by our founding principles, charity, justice, brotherly love, fidelity, and belief in God. We love our communities and desire to preserve their cherished institutions, traditions, and values. We love and enjoy life and believe this enjoyment is increased by sharing it with family, friends and all with whom we connect. For over 150 years, the Elks has been dedicated to serving our fellow citizens through:


Drug Awareness


Veterans Services




Youth Activities and much, much more

Montana Elks News

Legacy Award Winner Thanks the Elks

My name is Zane Baumchen and I am a recipient of the Elks Legacy Scholarship. This scholarship has helped me immensely in paying for out of state tuition at Montana State University, and it means a lot to me to represent such an adored organization like the Elks Club....


Montana State Elks Association (MSEA) continues to honor our Veterans, working to prevent veterans from being homeless.  Pictured are Robert, Kirk and Clayton with the new tables & chairs donated by MSEA for the Valor House in Missoula.  A much needed and...

State Hoop Shoot

CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN ELKS “HOOP SHOOT” STATE COMPETITION On Saturday February 3, three girls and three boys, ages 8-13, were crowned Champions at the Montana Elks State “Hoop Shoot”® free throw contest, which took place at Park High School in Livingston, MT First,...

Announcing Officers Elected During the Mid-winter Session

The Montana State Elks Association is excited to announce its newly elected officers who will lead the organization in the upcoming term. The elected officers and their respective positions are as follows: President: Gordon Sirrine 1st Vice President: Jim Harter 2nd...

Why do Elks Wear Red Shirts on Fridays?

Many of you have asked about “Red Shirt Friday” and how it started. Here is the story as it was introduced in Washington and Alaska. I believe it was February 2004, when Mike Manning, Director of the “Elks National Veterans Service Commission”, handed out the attached...

Travel Packet for National Convention in Austin TX

Discover the Excitement of Austin, TX with the Montana State Elks at the National Convention! The highly anticipated Elks National Convention is just around the corner, and this year, it's taking place in the dynamic city of Austin, Texas. Dive into the vibrant...

Interested in Becoming a Montana Elk?

We’re a fun group of people with a serious mission. The Montana Elks Association is committed to Community, Friendship and Charity. Our diverse membership does valuable work, forging lifelong friendships and creating an unbreakable bond of charitable giving in the communities we serve. If you’re interested in becoming an Elk and joining one of our many Lodges across Montana, please visit join.elks.org.  Please fill out the form and it will submit your inquiry to the appropriate Lodge.

If you’re already an Elk and you’d like to invite someone to join, click on the same button to invite a friend to join!

Wondering if there’s a Lodge near you? Click on the Find a Lodge button to learn more.

We Volunteer to Make an Impact

Elks make an impact where we live, work, and play.  Our Lodges work as a team to sponsor programs to build stronger communities by assisting those in need through scholarships, medical research, recreational opportunities, and lots more.

Youth Services

Youth represent the future of our great Nation.  They are our nation’s most valuable asset.  We are committed to supporting Montana youth.

Veterans Services

So long as there are veterans, we will never forget them.  Our programs focus on service to veterans in need.  Our veterans and active military members deserve our enduring gratitude for their service.

Community Investments

The Community Investment Program in Montana provides grants to local lodges to make much needed improvements to each Montana community we serve.

Volunteer Opportunities

The many activities supported by our local lodges require the tireless dedication of countless volunteers. We also work together as a State to meet many of our charitable goals.

Fundraising Efforts

Our fundraisers put the “FUN” in fundraisers. We work tirelessly to increase funds so we may continue providing for our communities.

In-Kind Donations

Donations are integral to supporting our mission. We rely on the generousity of the Montana communities we serve. Many of our programs benefit from in-kind donations.

Our Social Media

Don’t be left out of the Social Media loop! See what’s happening on the MSEA Facebook Page and interact with lodges and Elks in the State of Montana.

Social Shareables

Help us grow by sharing Elks social media posts. These shareables are focused on attracting younger members. Use and share these on social media to direct your friends to sign up for membership.

MSEA Partnerships

MSEA is committed to serving the missions of the Elks Grand Lodge and its respective programs. From Elks National Foundation to the Montana Elks State Major Project, each of our partnerships helps us to support our efforts to make a difference in the lives of many.

Grow Your Herds

The success of the MSEA and Elks Grand Lodge mission depends on our efforts to increase our herds. Talk to your family, co-workers and friends today about joining the Elks!