Elks guide their course in life by following the Cardinal Principles of our Order:
Men and women from all walks of life join the Order of Elks because they care about all peoples of the world. They feel that by joining the Elks they can make a difference in their own community and from there, reach out beyond. Elks have a long and illustrious history of philanthropy and charity across the entire USA and we members know that our individual efforts contribute to the larger goals set up by our local Lodges, our State Associations, and our national charity - the Elks National Foundation.
We Elks also take pride in supporting Veterans in a variety of ways. Locally we have a number of members visit Veterans in the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital once a month as well as sponsoring hospitalized Veterans at our summer barbecues.
Finally we Elks enjoy sponsoring local youth programs, local essay contests with local winners competing at ever-higher levels for scholarships, and local charities. We also are committed to inspiring National and Civic pride through our Patriotism programs.
If you are an American Citizen 21 years or older who believes in God, then you might like to join the Middletown Elks Lodge.