The Elks were established on Bell Island on September 23, 1920, with C.B. Archibald as Esteemed Ruler. Other officers were: J.M. Greene, C. Main, J.P. Burke, M.J. McNeill, A. MacDonald, J.J. Miller, J.L. Mews, A.R. Proudfoot, John Connors, L.C. Murphy, J.C. Cramm, R. Watson, J.H. Morley, R.T. Kent, J.A. Hughes, John H. Bennett, William Fillier, and F.F. Jardine.