Spending accusations spin Elks Lodge into ‘turmoil’

Spending accusations spin Elks Lodge into ‘turmoil’

Co-reported with Jesse Garnier Splashed across the screen in blindingly patriotic red and blue,the mission statement of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks opens with the four core tenets of of Elkdom. “Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity.” From the third floor of its 15-story, multi-million dollar headquarters a half-block from Union Square, San Francisco’s Elks Lodge No. 3 — the oldest in continuous operation, since 1876 — prides itself in donating hundreds of…

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