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

Americanism Manual Supplement                    About Our Flag 2018

2019-2020 Americanism Program Dates

Theme for the 2019-2020 Contest is “??????” – This will be updated as soon as we get it from Grand Lodge.

Americanism Essay Contest 2019-20 guidelines and rules

Lodge Submissions
15 Dec 2019

District Submissions
31 Jan 2020

State Submissions
28 Feb 2020

Grand Lodge Submissions
31 Mar 2020

10-16 Sep 18 Patriotism Week Proclamation

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.