WAYS TO HEAR FROM THE HILLSBORO ELKS LODGE

  • Monthly Lodge Bulletin

  • MyElks App

  • Websites (HillsboroElksLodge1862.org and Elks.org Virtual Home Page)

  • Facebook

  • In Lodge TV Screens

MyElks App

  • Maintained by Juliane and Matt Petersen
  • Up to date calendar
  • Events and Activities Notifications
  • Push Notifications for Urgent Situations

How to get content on MyElks?

Lodge TV Screens

How to get content on the TV Screens?

    • Reach out to us at
    • TVs can display Photos and Videos. Slide Decks like Powerpoint can be converted for display on our end.
    • Tips for best results on the TV Displays
      • LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION – Use Landscape orientation (wider than it is tall) for flyers and photos. TVs are in Landscape, so anything else won’t really show well.
      • Optimal resolution – 1920×1080 pixels is the standard HDTV resolution, so this works well on the TVs. These are widescreen HDTV displays.
      • Large Fonts with Good Contrast – Use the biggest fonts you can. Use up the space, without crowding the message. Think about reading this across the lodge on a medium sized TV.
      • Keep it simple – Don’t try to put EVERYTHING on the slide. Give the highlights, and direct them to follow up for more details.
      • MAKE IT POP – Use bright colors, or even animation (GIFS) to make it stand out. We can display either JPGs or MP4 video files. Keep the size fairly small, and transfer using dropbox or Google Drive if too big for email.

Facebook

  • Managed by several officers and PR2
  • Calendar is uploaded monthly, pinned to top
  • Upcoming events are regularly promoted on Facebook
  • Food and Beverage specials will usually be posted before and as they are happening
  • Photos and recaps of major events are usually posted to Facebook during or soon after the event.
  • Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/HillsboroElksLodge
  • To request to have something shared or corrected on the page, reach out to Cindy Rhoads or Matt Petersen

Websites

  • Elks.org (national site) hosts a Virtual Home Page with basic information. Managed by Secretary Pam Fuentes and PR2
  • This site, https://hillsboroelkslodge1862.org hosts more detailed information, links and key details.  Managed by Matt Petersen (PR2)
  • Updates are less frequent than MyElks App or Facebook, but contain more stable information and resources.
  • Calendar is uploaded monthly, shared as an image (same as Facebook)
  • Pages for key programs, initiatives and events maintained here.
  • To request to have something shared or corrected on the sites, reach out Matt Petersen

ANTLERS

The newest program in Elkdom is an old one! Yes, it is the Junior Elks Program called “the Antlers.” It is a chance for young people in our communities to get involved with the Elks in the many service-related projects our Lodges sponsor.

The program was initially organized in the late 1930’s and went well for several years as an active arm of the Elks. However, by the 1960’s interest in the program had waned and was ended. Recently, a few Lodges have restarted the program with great success.

The Antlers of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America has as its major objective the following:

  • To quicken the spirit of American Patriotism
  • To teach respect for parents and love of home
  • To inculcate the fundamentals of good citizenship
  • To aid in a worthy cause
  • To establish foundation of character
  • To promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members
  • And to respect the conviction of others in the matters of worship and religion is true Americanism.

The Members of Grand Lodge at the convention in St. Louis overwhelmingly voted in support of renewing the program. After ratification by the Lodges, “the Antlers” will once again become a part of the Elks Program for youth.

Membership in the organization is open to any individual who has passed their twelfth and not yet reached their twenty-first birthday, who is a citizen of the United States of America, of good character and who believes in the existence of God.

Hillsboro Elks Lodge has recently started an Antlers program. For more information, please contact the Lodge Office at 503-648-1862.