135 Crowell Road, Covington, GA 30015 elks1806@hotmail.com 770-787-9499

Programs

Traditional Programs

  • Flag Day
  • Memorial Services
  • Elk of the Year
  • Officer of the Year
  • Americanism Night
  • Past Exalted Rulers Night
  • Stray Elks
  • Lodge Bulletins
  • Participation

Enhanced Programs

  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Fighters
  • Veterans
  • Teen-Age Placement Service (TAPS)
  • Blood Bank
  • Senior Citizens
  • News Media
  • Junior/Senior Proms
  • Athletes
  • Project Graduation Party
  • School Officials
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Drug Abuse

Junior Elks Program - The Antlers

The Junior Elks Program was initially organized in the late 1930’s and was a successful for several years.  However, by the 1960’s interest in the program had decreased, and the program was ultimately ended. Recently, a few Lodges have restarted the program with great success – and we want our Covington Elks Lodge #1806 to be one of them! The Antlers is a chance for young people in our communities to get involved with the Elks and the many service-related projects that we sponsor.  A few objectives of the Antlers Program includes:

  • To quicken the spirit of American Patriotism
  • To teach respect for parents and love of home
  • To communicate the fundamentals of good citizenship
  • To aid in a worthy cause
  • To establish foundation of character

The Antlers Program is open to any individual ages 12-20 years old, is a US citizen, is of good character, and who believes in the existence of God.  If you are interested in helping us bring this program to our Lodge, and/or possibly volunteering as chairperson, please contact our ER, Chuck Myers, at (470) 538-3040.

Hoop Shoot

The Elks “Hoop Shoot” Free Throw Contest is the largest and most visible of the many youth activities sponsored by Elks Lodges. More than three million boys and girls, ages 8-13, will participate this year. The Elks “Hoop Shoot” highlights the Elks commitment to America’s youth. From the millions of youngsters who participate and advance through local, district, state and regional competition, six national champions are named — one boy and one girl in each of three categories: ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. The winners each receive a trophy and their names are inscribed on a plaque at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Parents accompany contestants throughout the competition. The parents of finalists at the state, regional and national levels attend the competitions as guests of the Elks.

Left to right: GA state director, Warren Meyers, Stephanie Gough(Cartersville), Jake Pledger (Covington), Jatiana Chambers (Albany), Jeremiah Jones (Douglas), Kensi Stevens (Lake Oconee) and Javaris Morris (Lake Oconee). In the trophy picture Jake is with L to R: GEA President Dwaine Lovingood, Regional director Lester Collins and Ga state director Warren Meyers.