Last night my hubby got initiated into B.P.O.E. aka The Elks! I'm pretty excited about this because The Elks have private club rooms in all of their lounges that are for members only. So it's a neat place to go and hang out and have a couple of drinks that aren't as expensive as they are at a bar. We mainly joined for that reason, along with the perk of cheap dinners at least once a week. And of course, since we travel, it will be neat to get to visit other Elks Lodges and meet new people. One thing that we have noticed is that most Elks Lodges have RV hook ups, so if we are ever traveling through we can set up camp at a lodge for the evening and just give that lodge a donation. Sounds like a great deal to me!
It wouldn't be right if I didn't also mention that The Elks has a long history of helping to make their communities a better place. For instance, I've learned that The Elks gives out almost as much money in scholarships as the federal government does each year. I thought that was pretty cool! They also do various events in the community, such as drug awareness, volunteering, etc. Needless to say, we're pretty proud to say that we belong to this great organization and look forward to spending time at various lodges throughout the next few years!