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  Vicki Way         Sun City # 2559

About our Flag 2019

Flag Certificate Program

06-12 Sep 21 Patriotism Week Proclamation

2021-22 Essay Winners – theme – “What does it mean to love your country?

Division I – 5th or 6th Grade

1st Place – Phoenix #335                     Quail Run Elementary             Andrea Arsenic

2nd Place – Phoenix #335                    Quail Run Elementary             Olivia Rivas

Division II – 7th or 8th Grade

1st Place – Catalina Mtn. #2815          Coronado K-8 School              Lily Lingard

2nd Place – Chandler #2429                Payne Jr High School               Emma Caldwell

2022-2023 Americanism Program Dates

Theme for this year is “What Is Your American Dream?”

Americanism Essay Contest 2022-23 Criteria and Rules

Lodge Submissions
31 Dec 2022

District Submissions
31 Jan 2022

State Submissions
28 Feb 2022

Grand Lodge Submissions
31 Mar 2022

Americanism Essay Contest Certificate of participation

2021-22 Americanism Brochure Contest Winners

Division III – 226 to 300 members

1st Place Tucson #385

2nd Place, Raceway #2852

Division IV – 301 to 450 members

1st Place, Sierra Vista #2065

Division V – 451 to 700 members

1st Place, Catalina Mountain # 2815

2nd Place, Casa Grande Valley #1957

3rd Place, Chandler #2429

Division VI – 701 & up

1st Place, Lake Havasu City # 2399

****     Americanism Brochure Contest Due Dates are as follows:    ****

Lodge Submissions
31 Dec 2022

District Submissions
31 Jan 2023

State Submissions
11 Feb 2023

Grand Lodge Submissions
31 Mar 2023

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.