Welcome to the home of the West Central Coast District #1240 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
As our name indicates, we encompass the coastal area lodges from Paso Robles to Simi Valley in California. Each of the lodges can be found here as well as a direct link on the bottom of this site.
Established to serve as a directory and communication center for the district the site will bring you the latest information as well as a comprehensive calendar of events happening throughout our district.
Eleven O’clock Toast
You have heard the tolling of eleven strokes. This is to remind us that with Elks the hour of eleven has a tender significance. Wherever Elks may roam, whatever their lot in life may be, when this hour falls upon the dial of night, the great heart of Elkdom swells and throbs. It is the golden hour of recollection, the homecoming of those who wander, the mystic roll call of those who will come no more. Living or dead, Elks are never forgotten, never forsaken. Morning and noon may pass them by, the light of day sink heedlessly in the West, but ere the shadows of midnight shall fall, the chimes of memory will be pealing forth the friendly message, “To Our Absent Members.”