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Local Community Programs

Gainesville Elks Lodge #990 Community Contributions. 

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Hoop Shoot

The Elks Hoop Shoot highlights the Elks commitment to America's youth through their annual free throw basketball contest. 

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Veterans Services

The Elks are committed to their mission, “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.” 

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Elks History Project

Explore decades of Elks history through the project's magazine archives, photo gallery, document center, and more. 

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Elks Member Benefits

Elks Member Benefits and Discounts. Because you’re a member of the BPO Elks you can save more!

Florida Elks Children Therapy Services
Florida Elks Youth Camp
Scholarship Programs
Florida State ELks Association Sponsers


You should be proud to know that the Elks of Florida continue to provide financial aid to our members who were affected by Hurricane Ian. There are still several areas that our relief coordinator in SW Florida has been unable to reach, and in those areas he has visited, the devastation and needs are indescribable.


We estimate that the FL Elks will distribute well in excess of the amounts distributed in 2004 after hurricane Charley, and that was over $200,000.



Please consider giving to our Disaster Relief fund if you are able.

You may give by check to:


Florida Elks Charities

P.O. Box 49

Umatilla, FL 32784-0049

Please write "Disaster Relief" on the memo line


You may also give online:

Click HERE to Make an Online Relief Donation


If you are in need of assistance, please see below for who to contact based on your area. You will be required to complete a short application.



Central FL Area - Russ Smith, PDD, 407-803-3402


Southwest FL Area - Bill Dryburgh, PDD, 941-626-3157


Thank you for your care and attention and continue to pray for those affected!


Carl T. Seibert

COO/State Secretary

Florida State Elks Association

 Elks National Convention has set the stage for a bright future for Gainesville 990

Great times and strong representation by all 990 members


It is with much excitement and support that Susan has named

Luis Mallory as our 2022-2023 Exalted Ruler at large.


Louis has accepted her appointment and is anxious to move forward


The PER Association is in support of the growth and knowledge he will gain from this year learning from Susan so that he may continue to lead our lodge to continued growth in the years to come.


I hope our members will give all the support he needs to help him become the ER we will all be proud of.

Elks National Convention 2021

As seen right to left


ER Susan Senterfitt

Esquire Bill Senterfitt

Chaplain Louis Mallory

Lecturing Knight Najwa Liscombe

National Elks Foundation Scholarships


The Elks Memorial Service is a mandatory Service held by every lodge in the country on the first Sunday of every December.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks hold true our words


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