Fraternal Organizations

Donald E. Owens Memorial Lodge 88, Fraternal Order of Police

Contact Jason Shaevitz (Webmaster)
Email webmaster [at] fop88 [dot] org
Address PO Box 1561
2450 N. Curry Pike
Bloomington, IN
Description The Donald E Owens Memorial Lodge 88 membership consists of members representing 12 local law enforcement agencies in Monroe, Brown, Greene and Martin counties. Our primary position is to represent law enforcement in matters of wages and salaries, rights, benefits, work hours, and safety. The lodge is also active with improving the community by making charitable donations to fellow officers in need, youth sport and education programs, disaster/tragedy assistance, and the Special Olympics.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Contact Bill Pate (Commander)
Phone 812-332-4684
Description Bloomington area Veterans of Foreign Wars.

American Legion, Burton Woolery Post 18

Phone 812-334-0500
Email amleg18 [at] comcast [dot] net
Description The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

Knights of Columbus - Council 1096

Contact Bob Muldoon (Grand Knight)
Phone 812-340-7571
Email muldoo [at] yahoo [dot] com
Description Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1081

Contact Bill Edwards (Governor)
Phone (812) 336-5281
Email LODGE1081 [at] MOOSEUNITS [dot] ORG
Address Moose Lodge
1580 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description The Moose Community Service program of today and for the next century challenges people to become volunteers through membership in the Moose.

Eagles Lodge #1085

Phone (812) 339-9946
Hours 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Description The Fraternal Order of Eagles, an international non-profit organization, unites fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills, and by promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.
Phone Fax: (812) 331-7060

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Bloomington Lodge 446

Contact Melissa Wallace (Exalted Ruler)
Phone (812) 336-6387
Hours Sunday Closed, Monday 3 PM - 9 PM, Tuesday 3 PM - 9 PM, Wednesday 12 PM - 9 PM, Thursday 3 PM - 9 PM, Friday 12 PM - 9 PM, Sa

The mission is 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.


Order of the Eastern Star, Ellettsville Chapter 454

Contact Barbara Dutton (Secretary)
Email bjdutton [at] bluemarble [dot] net
Address Elletsville Masonic Lodge #245
201 North Sales Street
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Hours 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm

Eastern Star is a social order comprised of both men and women with spiritual values, promoting charity, education, science and fraternal ties.

Additional Contact Betty Davis (Worthy Matron)
Email betdavis [at] indiana [dot] edu

Past Matrons Club of Eastern Star

Contact Janet Tapp (President)
Phone (812) 339-9105
Hours Meets the first Monday of every other month (F, A, J, A, O, D) at 6:15pm at the Masonic Temple
Additional Contact Thelma Richardson
Phone (812) 334-1886

Pershing Rifles

Contact CPT Bruce Baltis (Faculty Advisor)
Phone (812) 855-ROTC
Email bbaltis [at] indiana [dot] edu

Pershing Rifles is a nationwide military fraternity open to all branches of service and civilians.

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