Elks - Lodge #417 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957
N 35° 32.658 W 097° 36.686
14S E 625868 N 3934293
Quick Description: The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O E.), commonly known as the Elks. This flag was spotted flying over Lodge #417 in NW Oklahoma City. 5550 NW 72nd St Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2019 7:43:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM101CA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
from the Grand Lodge of the USA web site

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the U.S.A.
A Fraternal Organization

To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.

We are...

A fraternal order with hundreds of thousands of members and a 150+ year history.

A network of nearly 2000 lodges in communities all over the country.

A generous charitable foundation that each year gives millions in scholarships, an inspiration to youth, a friend to veterans and more.

Origin

The Elks organization was founded in New York City on February 16, 1868 under the name "Jolly Corks" by 15 actors, entertainers and others associated with the theater. In ensuing years, membership expanded to other professions.

Purposes

This Fraternal Order was founded "To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship."

Membership

The Order is a non-political, non-sectarian and strictly American fraternity. Proposal for membership in the Order is only by invitation of a member in good standing. To be accepted as a member, one must be an American citizen, believe in God, be of good moral character and be at least 21 years old.

What We Do

The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefiting special needs children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans' works, a national "Hoop Shoot" free-throw contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs.

The youth of our country have always been important to the Order. It is for this reason the Elks Drug Awareness Education Program was launched to warn primary grade students and their parents of the dangers in drug use. Additionally, every lodge observes June 14th as Flag Day, a tradition which the Elks began in 1907 and was later adopted by the Congress as an official observance.

Name of Organization: Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the U.S.A.

Type of Organization: Civic/Community Organization

Type of Mounting: Free Standing Flagpole

Location: Elks Lodge #417

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