About Us

150 years & counting

The mission of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the U.S.A. is: 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 the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share..

Part of the community we love...

Since 1960, the Lynnwood Elks #2171 has been a beloved part of the community. Our members are involved in a number of charitable and community activities each year. 

Our Leadership

Arnold Smith

Exalted Ruler

Richard Seeder

Leading Knight

Gregg Higgins

Loyal Knight

Sally Yates

Lecturing Knight

Jerry Cote


Adele Lee

Treasurer, Check Signer

Jim Schwichtenberg

2-Year Trustee

Jim Henry

1-Year Trustee

Daryll Gibson

3-Year Trustee

Mike Fairbanks


Dan Kallicott

Inner Guard

Wanda Cote


Mike Fairbanks

PER Association President

Toni Schwichtenberg

Emblem Club President

Charles Hart