Message from the Missouri Elks Association

State President, John Rinehart

2021-2022 MEA State President

I am honored to serve as President of the Missouri Elks Association for 2021-2022. My motto this year is "Hit a Homerun for Elkdom". The homerun is the only play in baseball allowing the runner to touch all four bases and score. In Elkdom, our four bases are Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love, and Fidelity. Only when we use all four of our bases together can we truly make an impact on our communities and others. Get out and hit that homerun every day.

Valerie and I, along with our Administrative Assistant Rick Bryant and his wife Sherri are excited about visiting all the Lodges in our Great State. We are looking forward to making new friends and catching up with our old ones.


John Rinehart, State President

Missouri Elks Association

Mission Statement

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 - Elks Share.