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Boulder Elks launch capital campaign


January 28, 2017

Courtesy photo Ringing in the New Year, Boulder Elks Lodge #566 held a popular casino night, which brought out the old and the young.

National fraternal organizations, including the Freemasons and Kiwanis International, are experiencing a decline in their memberships—with older members dying off and difficulty convincing younger recruits of the relevance of these long-standing institutions.

Founded on community-and-civic-minded fun in 1900, the Boulder Elks Lodge #566 is no exception. Also known as the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the lodge at 3975 28th St. once had a thriving 4,000-person membership 30 years ago, but it’s dwindled to about 400, according to Niwot resident and Elks club member, Kim Hawksw...

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