Andy’s directive: ” I am asking for all Texas Elks to pull together and use this tool to first, get ALL our candidates in waiting initiated by next Tuesday March 31, 2020 and secondly work on the Installation of Lodge Officers by April 15, 2020.”

We can do this!  Most Lodges in Texas are closed and so, we’re thinking outside of the box as we address the challenge of Initiating Candidates and Installing Officers.  It’s easy to attend on online meeting with Zoom.  We’ll create the meeting, we’ll invite your list of attendees and you join the meeting on the arranged date/time.


INITIATION:  No ceremony required.  The Obligation must be administered by an Exalted Ruler.  No other Officers are required to be present.  The ER and Initiates should each be in a private setting with no one else (unless they are an Elk) within earshot.  You may have multiple Initiates taking the Oath at the same time during one Zoom meeting.  Administer the Obligation as you always do and close with the the last paragraph “By virtue of the authority…” and that’s it! They can mail their dues, or pay online if your Lodge has that option.  When your Lodge reopens, the new Members can sign their paperwork and get their cards.

INSTALLATION of Officers:  Must be performed by a PER. Click to download Installation PDF or Installation Word document with required dialogue.

We are here to help! Contact us and we’ll set up your meeting:

Jim Stansbury

Judy Stump

Lowell Handschke