The works of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks are well known throughout the country. The order was organized on February 16, 1868. The evolution of Wallingford Lodge #1365 began on June 11, 1919. We held our 75th anniversary celebration in 1994. Currently our lodge has approximately 700 members.
Wallingford Lodge continues to play a vital role in our community. We take our civic responsibilities very seriously, and continue to contribute our time, our effort and our money to provide programs which benefit a wide range of people, not only in Wallingford, but state wide. Some programs we support wholeheartedly for youths include the Elks Hoop Shoot Contest and Elks Soccer Shoot. We are also involved in the Elks Drug Awareness program and sponsoring girls and boys softball teams.
The B.P.O.E. is intensely partriotic and dedicated to service to our communities, and our country. We honor the flag of our country and never forget our veterans. The cardinal principles of our great fraternity are: Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. These principals are paramount to every Elk and they guide us every day of our lives.