Americanism Committee

                                                    Title                        Name              Lodge
                                                    State Chairperson    -       Grover Ramsey     Casa Grande Valley # 1957
                                                    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  Ester Cota        Sun City # 2559

About our Flag 2019

2021-2022 Americanism Program Dates

Theme for the 2021-2022 Contest is “How can Patriotism be demonstrated?” 

 

Americanism Essay Contest 2021-22 Criteria and Rules

Lodge Submissions
15 Dec 2021

District Submissions
31 Jan 2022

State Submissions
28 Feb 2022

Grand Lodge Submissions
31 Mar 2022

09-15 Sep 19 Patriotism Week Proclamation

Americanism Brochure and Mini-Brochure Contest Due Dates are as follows:

Lodge Submissions
15 Dec 2021

District Submissions
31 Jan 2022

State Submissions
28 Feb 2022

Grand Lodge Submissions
31 Mar 2022

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.