For sale is a small vintage ELKS CLUB MEDAL – Fraternal Lodge Medal. This item features the lodge’s logo, an elk head in front of a clock face with the letters “B.P.O.E.” The letters stand for the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks. This medal is in excellent condition and is beleived to date to the mid-century. An interesting collectible for anyone interested in fraternal organizations.
The Order of Elks was formerly organized February 16, 1868, in the City of New York. Its full corporate name was “Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America.” Its declared purposes are to practice its four cardinal virtues, Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; and to cultivate good fellowship.