Longmont Elks Lodge 1055
The Longmont Elks have been serving the Longmont area since 1907, but we are more than just Longmont. We serve the cites of Dacono, Frederick, Firestone, Longmont, Mead and the surrounding areas.
We have a very active Veterans program. This past year we shipped over 100 packages overseas and restocked the pantry at the Fisher house, located at the Denver Veterans Hospital. In addition, we collected over 30 animal hides, which are used to make gloves for wheel chair bound veterans.
We offer programs to benefit area children, such as the Elks Hoop Shoot, Scholarships, Youth groups and Drug awareness programs. One of our Hoop Shoot participants placed 4th in the Regional Hoop Shoot and one of our Scholarship winners has been selected for special recognition at the National level.
At our April 9th Inaugural Ball, in addition to introducing our newly elected officers, Past Exalted Ruler Russ Diefenbach presented the lodges Citizen of the year award to Beth Kemper, a Longmont emergency dispatcher, who on March 18th, 2015, took a call from a woman that had been attacked. The woman on her line was Michelle Wilkins, who had been attacked hours before and whose unborn child had been removed. Beth stayed on the line, keeping her calm and awake until emergency responders arrived.
To help support the lodge, we hold various fundraisers throughout the year. One ongoing fundraiser is Bingo, which is held every Tuesday at 7PM at the lodge.
We invite anyone interested in joining us in supporting our community to contact us at: B.P.O.E #1055, 306 Coffman Street, Longmont, CO 80501 – Lodge/Office 303-776-1055.