Who We Are
The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Pottstown Elks Lodge #814 was instituted on November 26, 1902. The 36 charter men of the fraternal organization would begin meeting at the Fegely Mansion in Pottstown owned by charter member Calvin Fegely. The Elks would eventually purchase the building from the Fegely Estate after Calvin’s death in 1913. The building located at 61 High Street has been called home for 100 years.
In that same year, a Montgomery County court ruled favorably on a request by the Lodge to operate a Home Association. The purpose of the Home Association would be to provide social enjoyment among its members. Games consisting of billiards, pool, shuffleboard, ten pins, chess, checkers and other innocent and lawful games would be available to the members. At that time, a reading room supplying newspapers and periodicals of the day was kept open for the use of the members. In 1938, the women’s auxiliary, known as the “Doe Club” was established and is still in existence. Today women are invited to become active members of the Elks.
The mission of the Elks was and still is to instill the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. Members must recognize a belief in God, promote the spirit of American patriotism and cultivate good fellowship. The B.P.O.E. serves the people and their communities through charitable programs, demonstrating that Elks Care – Elks Share. If you are interested in learning more about the Elks or becoming a member, please email the Lodge Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Service Program
Since 1963, the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service program has been helping to improve the quality of life for thousands of children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout Pennsylvania.
Locally, our lodge raises money for these dedicated caregivers through direct donations of our members, and through fundraising events like our home service breakfast.
To learn more about the program, or if you know a person or persons who need help Click Here.
Southeastern Veterans Center
Our veteran's committee helps out our veterans with events like bingo, and helps to support them with needs such as clothing, and gifts during the holidays.
We are always in need of volunteers to help in any way they can.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do you have parking?
A. Yes, we have our own dedicated parking lot with parking for 60 cars.
Q. Is the building handicap accessible?
A. Yes, there is a wheelchair ramp located on the west side of our building.
Q. Can I bring in my own alcohol?
A. No, Pennsylvania state law & our charter prohibits individuals from bringing their own alcohol onto our premises.
Q. Can I bring in my own food?
A. No, but our Events Coordinator will work with you to select a perfect menu to fit any budget.
Q. Can anyone rent your facility?
A. Yes, although we are a private club, non-members are welcomed to hold their special event here.