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Who Are We?


Our History

Marathon Elks Lodge #2139 has 318 members. We were incorporated in 1960 and are located in the heart of the Florida Keys in Marathon at mile marker 51.5. We have a full bar, lounge and hall. We have donated over $1.5 million to our community, students and veterans. Marathon Lodge #2139 provides between 3000 – 4000 dollars each year to high school seniors in scholarships. We donate to our veterans, provide lunches for wounded warriors, contribute to the Elks National Foundation and the Harry Anna Trust Fund. We have a great social club and many activities to help support the lodge and all our charities. If you would like more information about becoming an elk, please contact our office or come in with a member as a guest and check us out! We welcome all members of the Elks organization and their guests. Come and check out the Florida Keys and visit us while you are in town.

Mission Statement

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 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 and  Elks Share"

What It Takes

What It Means To Be An Elk

For 150 years, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks has been dedicated to serving our fellow citizens. Here in Florida, the 56,000 men and women of the Elks in 100 Lodges from the panhandle to the Keys are enjoying the camaraderie, compassion, community outreach, and support that are all part of being an Elk. Although you may already be aware of the social benefits of our great fraternal organization, you may not know that each Lodge has its own unique amenities. Florida Elks enjoy indoor and outdoor sports activities, entertainment, parties, dances, dining, and much more. More importantly, Florida Elks take great pride in giving back to our communities. Nationally, each year, the nearly one million Elks working together with the Elks National Foundation provide over $80 million for charitable programs such as the Hoop Shoot competition, scholarships, drug awareness in our schools, and assistance for veterans of all wars. In Florida alone, Elks provide millions of dollars in assistance to the neediest among us: The Army of Hope provides assistance to veterans and military families The Elks Children’s Therapy Program brings mobile, in-home therapy services to children across the state The 400-acre Elks Youth Camp in Umatilla builds character while simultaneously inspiring Florida’s youth by teaching respect and responsibility As a member of our order, you will be supporting all of these programs while enjoying all of the benefits of being an Elk. If you are looking for something meaningful that truly makes a difference in your local community and the lives of others, and if you and your spouse want to meet new and interesting people who share your values and commitments to our country, then you’ve found it. We hope that you’ll take that next step and make the Florida Elks part of the next chapter in your life. Together we can do great things.


How Can You Find Us?

Hours: Monday- Saturday

4pm - 9pm 

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