Salem Elks Lodge #305
The Salem Elks Lodge 305 was chartered on July 11th, 1895. Our lodge has been housed in 3 different buildings. The current building opened in April 1926 and is one of the few Grand Old Elks buildings in the country with its Roman columns and large staircase leading to our Ballroom.
The Salem Super Cruise is held every year in June. Antique, muscle cars and hot rods cruise the downtown streets Friday & Saturday. They park at the Salem city parking lot for viewers to enjoy looking at the cars and talking to the owners. If you have a chance, stop by our lodge, sit on the porch and watch the cars go by!
Our Lodge building has 3 floors. The first floor (some might say is a basement) houses our Members Lounge, Kitchen and Grill room. The second floor houses our Lodge/Ballroom with high ceilings, original chandeliers and a massive painting of an Elk with all its grandeur. The third floor was used in the past for a men's game room and a ladies parlor each on their own perspective sides. The men and the women only co-mingled on the porch, which has since been closed in. Currently those rooms are used for storage and decorations. Other lodge amenities include:
Accepts most credit cards (MC, VISA, AMEX, DISC)
Large ballroom available for rent (200 person capacity)
Large grill room (seats up to 75 people)
Regular lodge meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, except in July when the meeting is only held on the 4th Thursday and in November and December when they are only held on the 2nd Thursday.. Lodge meetings begin at 8:00 PM and are open to all Elks in good standing.
Board of Director's Meetings
Board meetings are held on Monday evenings prior to any regular lodge meeting at 8:00 pm.
2019-2020 Lodge Officers
Exalted Ruler - Connie Smith
Esteemed Leading Knight - Kim Chapman
Esteemed Loyal Knight - Wayne Gorby, PER
Esteemed Lecturing Knight - Floyd McCartney, PER
Lodge Secretary - Devon Williamson
Treasurer - Diana Mahouski
Esquire - Jeff Chapman, PER
Chaplain - Ed Connors, PDDGER
Inner Guard - Mike Mahouski, PER
Tiler - Carolyn Bowser
Trustee Chair - Ric Buckman
Trustee - Steve Smith, PER
Trustee - Doug Rudibaugh, PER
Trustee - Jason Green, PER
Trustee - Randy Malmsberry