Message from the Missouri Elks Association

State President, Duane Heldenbrand

2015-2016 MEA State President

The date was October 12, 1909. Howard Taft is President of the United States of America, the tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower, the Model T is introduced by Henry Ford and the Missouri Elks Association is born.

These are just a few things that can be learned by the utilization of the Missouri Elks website.

As President of the Missouri Elks Association, I welcome you to our site. Please use the information contained within these pages to learn more about the activities of our states' local lodges, the many pursuits of our Association and philanthropic work of our major project, the MEA Benevolent Trust. I urge the members of our Association to make use of the website as a source of information. Check out the What, When, and Where section to find out what is going on in the state. The Latest News will let you catch up on something you may have missed, and the Directory, Manuals and Shozem should not go unnoticed.

As Angie and I travel the state this year we look forward to meeting new people and visiting with old friends. It is humbling to be elected as the leader of the Missouri Elks Association, but I am very honored to represent an organization that has stood the test of time for one hundred six years.


Duane Heldenbrand

President, Missouri Elks Association

Mission Statement

To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care - Elks Share.

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