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Peggy Berry

State President
Greetings All,
I am honored and proud to serve as the State President of the New Jersey State Elks Association for this upcoming year! This is a position that I will not take lightly and will continue to give my best for not only you, but for our entire Elk Organization as the Elks is my passion! We are currently in unchartered waters facing new challenges, but as Elks we have already proven over and over again that we accomplish great things and overcome obstacles. We never let anything get in our way! We are pioneers at the forefront of a new beginning and are facing new frontiers in how we will conduct business going forward. We will lead our state to new heights with innovative and imaginative ways to fulfill our mission and grow our organization by serving our community through charitable work for our Special Needs, Veterans, Youth, Seniors, Gold Star families and all those in need. Our work is more important now than ever and our support shown to our communities during COVID-19 only proves that we are the Premier Charitable Organization. This year, with me serving as your State President, our team will work together to promote positive changes and improvements to our programs, initiate new members, keep our traditions alive and always practice the principles of our Order: Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity! Ultimately, as a family of Elk, we will keep New Jersey the number one Elk organization in the country! Be well and be safe! God Bless you, God Bless America and God Bless our Troops and First Responders!
                                                Peggy Berry
                                               NJSEA State President

So You Want to Join the Elks?

To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, you must be a citizen of the United States over the age of 21 who believes in God.

You must be sponsored by a member of the Elks Lodge and reside in the jurisdiction of the Lodge you wish to join. You also need two other Elks who will be your co-sponsors. The Elk who proposes you for membership must obtain a Membership Application from the Lodge Secretary.

After your proposer fills in the required portion, you will be given the Application for Membership. Fill it in, following the instructions and answering all questions. Return the completed application to the Lodge Secretary.

Your application will be read at a regular Lodge meeting. It will then be forwarded to the Investigating Committee, who will call you and set up a time for you and your sponsor to meet with the committee so that they can interview you.

After the interview is concluded, the committee will report to the Lodge concerning your membership. The members will be given a notice not less than 10 days nor more than two months before the vote will be taken.

When the vote is concluded, you will be notified and asked to present yourself and your spouse for indoctrination. During indoctrination, you will learn more about the Order's programs and charities. You will also be told during the program the date you will be initiated.

After initiation as an Elk, you can take part in all meetings and social functions of the Lodge.

If for any reason your application is rejected, you cannot make application for membership for six months from the date of rejection.

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