Americanism Committee

                           Title                        Name              Lodge
                           State Chairperson    -       Daniel Rhoads     Casas Adobes # 2663
                           District Chairperson - East  Sheila Stephenson Kearney # 2478
                           District Chairperson - North Phil Cobb         Holbrook # 2450
                           District Chairperson - South Susan Trecartin   Green Valley # 2592
                           District Chairperson - West  Nancy Sanderson   Phoenix West # 2729

Americanism Manual Supplement

2017-2018 Americanism Program Dates

Theme for the 2017-2018 Contest is

Americanism Contest Rules

Lodge Submissions
NLT 15 December 2017

District Submissions
NLT 31 January 2018

State Submissions
NLT 28 February 2018

Grand Lodge Submissions
NLT 31 March 2018


Flag Day

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was the first fraternal organization to observe Flag Day. The President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue annually a proclamation calling upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on such day, and urging the people to observe the day as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States of America. The importance of every single U.S. flag, and how it is displayed is keenly observed by the Elks. We celebrate 110 years of the Grand Lodge’s 1907 designation of June 14 as Flag Day, which was followed in 1911 with the Order’s approval for mandatory observance by all Lodges.