Americanism Essay Contest!
2018-2019 GRAND LODGE AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST
“What Makes You Proud of America?”
I am pleased to announce that Members of the Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee have selected the theme, “What Makes You Proud of America” for the 2018-2019 Grand Lodge Americanism Essay Contest. The contest starts with the Local Lodges, progresses through District and State levels, and ends with the naming of our National Winners at the Grand Lodge Session in St. Louis, Missouri in July 2019. This very important Patriotic Contest gives school children in grades 5-8 the opportunity to express views on their pride in America.
Nationally, first-place winners in each division will receive a bronze plaque. Many Lodges, Districts and State Associations also may offer different types of awards to their winners.
Now is the time for all Lodges to contact their local school districts and provide them with the new topic. Ask them to add the essay contest to their fall curriculum.
The same material accompanying this letter may also be found by clicking on “Downloads” at http://www.Elks.Org/grandlodge/fraternal/.
This contest is most important because it involves school children in your area, showing them Americanism at its best. The contest also demonstrates that Members of your Lodge are proud to be Americans, proud to be Elks and proud to participate in the Americanism programs of Grand Lodge. Your Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee is committed to serving and assisting you as we all show pride in America.
May God continue to bless America. God bless the Elks and may God bless each of you.
Dennis A. Ramsey, Chairman
Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee