About the Somerville Elks

Our Mission

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.

What We Do

In addition to the numerous programs

offered, the Somerville Elks also maintains the Somerset Handicapped Children's Treatment Center. The center provides services for Handicapped Children.


For more information about the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068, please visit our official website by clicking here.

Our Programs

Public service is an integral part of being an Elk. In keeping with this tradition, Elks create and participate in many programs to better their communities and demonstrate that Elks Care - Elks Share!


Each year the Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.65 million in college scholarships to graduating seniors.

Hoop Shoot

The yearly Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 13. The contest starts at the lodge level and advances through district, state and regional contests before the national finals in the spring.

Drug Awareness

The Elks Drug Awareness Program distributes literature and organizes events to make kids and their parents aware of the dangers posed by alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs. Try the program's Drug Awareness quiz and test your knowledge!

Community Investment Programs

The Community Investments Program invests $9.77 million in Elks communities across the country through Lodge grants that help Elks meet local needs. Learn more about each grant below!

Veteran's Programs

Since the early days of Elkdom, the Veterans Service Commission has patriotically served those Elks who have fought for our great nation.

375 Union Ave, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

(908) 722-4634