History of the Elks Lodge

Fort Smith Elks Lodge #341 is the local lodge of the national, non-profit organization The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.). #341 is the oldest Lodge in the state of Arkansas. The Elks have many ties to historical events of our nation, contributing to charitable works and the betterment of their communities.

Our members enjoy fellowship with one another, collaborate to bring good works to the community, and give of themselves through volunteerism.

We focus our good works on our nation's youth, our Veterans, family and community events, thereby fostering a sense of extended family, patriotism and charity. If you are interested in meeting our local 'family' of Elks, and learning more about who we are, what we do, and why we love it... then we cordially invite you to visit us on our Friday Family Nights for dinner and fellowship. The Lodge is normally open at 5pm on Fridays and is usually open at 5 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well.

Elks Lodge #341 Officers 

Exalted Ruler - Cheryl Higginbotham
Leading Knight - Jerry "Skip" Bollin
Loyal Knight - Chris Perry
Lecturing Knight - Greg Vanderplyum
Esquire - Maggie Russell

Secretary - Tracy McNabb
Treasurer - Tina Chavis
Chaplain - Janie Karns
Inner Guard - Betsy Kopcenski
Tiler - Joey Kopcenski

Trustee 1 year - Donna Sims
Trustee 2 year - Chuck Allen
Trustee 3 year - Don Chavis