Naturally the ritual of initiation is the most important, as it is the most elaborate, of any Lodge ceremonial. It is designed to instruct and inspire the initiate; and in an appropriate setting, to secure his or her assumption of the solemn and binding obligation of membership. It is conducted throughout with dignity and decorum. It is wholly devoid of any feature which will embarrass or annoy the candidate, or subject him or her to ridicule or to any discomfort, physical or mental.


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Fact No. 11:   The BPO Elks is committed to the ideals of charity and patriotism.  To that end, Elks have now disbursed, over the course of the Order's history, more than $3.6 billion in cash, goods, and services to the nation's youth, its veterans, the disadvantaged and handicapped, and to individuals and groups in support of patriotic and civic programs.  Annually the BPO Elks give more than $200 million in this fashion, and the Order ranks as one of the largest private providers of college scholarships in the nation.


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Fact No. 72:   In 1971, scientists at NASA decided to make the Lunar Roving Vehicles (moon buggies) electric powered.  Their decision was based on the fact that electricity was a cheaper means of propulsion, it was safer, and the chances were slim to none that they'd find a gas station on the moon.