Wed, Mar 22|
Palo Alto Elks
For Elks Applicants and the Indoctrination Committee
Time & Location
Mar 22, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Palo Alto Elks, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
About the event
The Order of Elks is an organization of American citizens who inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; and promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of their fellow members; and quicken the spirit of American patriotism.
The Order is not concerned with one’s political affiliations, and it does not permit either religion or politics to be injected into, or to have any affect upon its fraternal deliberations, national or local.
It lures no member to its doors by any promised material benefits which might appeal to their self interest. It pledges no support to the furtherance of personal ambitions. It has no insurance feature to appeal to one's sense of economy. It is beneficent, not merely benevolent, and believes that doing good is better than merely being good. It teaches that it is nobler to serve than to be served; that laughter is better than tears; a kind word more potent than a frown; and that life is all the sweeter for a song.
The Order of Elks is best served through the existence of informed members concerned with just what a member receives when they join the Lodge. Members must be told of the principles of the order, the activities and facilities it has to offer, its programs and objectives, and especially of its many benevolence. Through indoctrination we want every Elk to be so knowledgeable of their membership that they will not only take part in the workings of their Lodge, but will also cherish it and keep it for as long as they live.