The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities.  We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work.  We provide tomorrow's leaders, our youth, with a healthy beginning; honor the Elks' pledge to never forget our veterans; help the state Elks associations accomplish their charitable objectives; and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.

For more information on Elks National Foundation, please visit the:  ENF webpage!

Elks National Foundation

 At our August Steak Night, the Butcher Blocks served a Veteran, Paul Smith, who became the 10,000th Vet to be served a steak dinner from our Bar-B-Q grill. It was a night for the whole Lodge to swell with pride, but particularly Bob Mezzetta (National Veterans Service and Steak Night Chairman) and his fellow Butcher Blocks who have been the "can do" work horses who faithfully show up early and work late, year after year, to show our Veterans that "Elks Care, Elks Share".

The Lodge was crowded with members and well wishers including a reporter/photographer from the San Mateo Daily Journal and Dick Gay (DDGER). A brief ceremony led by ER (and Butcher Blocker) Henry Artea conveyed the universal feeling of good will that permeated the room. There were many smiling faces and rounds of applause as the principles, Cub Scouts and our honored Vets were introduced.

For information on the National Veterans Service Programs please visit:  National Veterans Programs

National Veteran Services

The Major Project is entirely financed by the Elks of California and Hawaii.  The Elks offer therapy services and Preschool Vision Screening.  Recipients of these services are never charged, regardless of their ability to pay.

For more information the CHEA Major Project,

please visit:  CHEA Major Projects

CHEA Major Project


To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.


Over one hundred people attended our annual Law Enforcement Night at the Lodge on June 16th. It is an opportunity we have to show our appreciation to them and also a time when they can honor a member of their department for that person's contribution. Six local agencies including Redwood City Police Department, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol, San Carlos and Menlo Park Police Departments along with the District Attorneys Office were represented. Our guest speaker was former County Sheriff Don Horsley. Our newly elected County District Attorney, Steve Wagtstaffe was also in attendance.

The delicious Tuscan Chicken dinner was prepared by members of our own Butcher Blocks cooking team. Bob Mezzetta headed up the crew that included Bart Coulter, Bob Roeder, Claude McRosky, Henry Artea, Gary Larsen, Bob Fortney and Fred Faber.

All who attended enjoyed the event and the addition of a raffle to end the evening added to the fun.

Redwood City Police Officer Brad Johnson was given the Exalted Rulers Award for his dedication, service and compassion in the way he solved one citizen's hardships.

Next year we will invite our local fire service agencies again. Please join us next June for this fun evening.

Law Enforcement Night