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For over 50 years, the Cobleskill Elks have been bringing to this community the legacy of our Order’s charitable work that began nationally in 1868.
Founded by a group of actors to share fellowship and housing on the road, the group turned to mutual aid and supporting one another when one of their own passed away and left a wife and children to fend for themselves. This in turn evolved into devotion to charity that has been the cardinal principle of our Order. This unfortunate occurrance gave rise the greatest fraternal organization in the world, and while changed over the years by social evolution in our culture, the basic principles of charity, justice, brotherly love, and fidelity prevail as a guide to conduct our endeavors to this day.