Americanism Committee

                                                       Title                        Name              Lodge
                                                       State Chairperson    -       Daniel Rhoads     Casas Adobes # 2663
                                                       District Chairperson - East  Sheila Stephenson Kearney # 2478
                                                       District Chairperson - North Vern Gilbert      Page # 2498
                                                       District Chairperson - South Susan Trecartin   Green Valley # 2592
                                                       District Chairperson - West  Nancy Sanderson   Sun City # 2559

Americanism Manual Supplement                    About Our Flag 2018

2018-2019 Americanism Program Dates

Theme for the 2018-2019 Contest is TBA

Americanism Contest Rules

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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.