Van Wert Lodge has been a large part of our community for over 100 years. We have been at our present location since 2004.

The lounge has a very nice patio which is off of the lounge and offers a nice place to relax and visit during the warm summer months.

Van Wert Lodge is known throughout the community for the work it does for the youth and veterans.

Van Wert boasts the annual Peony Festival the first weekend in June, the annual Rib Fest in August and the free concerts in Fountain Park on Friday nights during the summer months. We are also home to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center which provides exceptional entertainment for all ages.

The lodge has had three State Presidents with Martin W. Feigert serving in 1961, Sam Fitzsimmons in 1974 and Michael C. Stanley in 2006.


Lodge Amenities

The Van Wert Elks Lodge has a wide variety of services and amenities:

  • Accepts all major credit cards (MC, VISA, DISC)

  • Large banquet hall (capacity for 200)

  • Outdoor patio (seasonal)

  • Fantastic grille service

Grille Room

We will normally serve full menu Tuesday thru Saturday. In addition to the menu we will also offer specials on Wednesday nights and again on Friday and Saturday nights. Be sure to stop by and have a great dinner!

Lodge Meetings

Regular lodge meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, except in July and August when they are held only on the 4th Tuesday.  Lodge meetings begin at 7:30 PM and are open to all Elks in good standing.

Board of Director's Meetings

Board meetings are held at 6:30 pm on 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.

2019-2020 Lodge Officers

Exalted Ruler - Keith A Collins
Esteemed Leading Knight - Mary E. Yackey
Lodge Secretary - Michael C. Stanley, PER, PDDGER, PSP
Trustee Chair - Vernon E. Hobbs

 

VAN WERT ELKS #1197
NORTWEST DISTRICT

1197 Elks Drive
Van Wert, OH  45891-8200
(419) 238-5580
elks1197@gmail.com
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LOUNGE HOURS OF OPERATION
Mondays CLOSED
Tuesdays 3:00 pm to 1:00 am
Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 1:00 am
Thursdays 3:00 pm to 1:00 am
Fridays 3:00 pm to 1:00 am
Saturdays 1:00 pm to 1:00 am
Sundays - CLOSED

GRILLE HOURS OF OPERATION
Mondays CLOSED
Tuesdays 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursdays 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fridays 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturdays 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sundays - CLOSED