Initiation

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. 23:   In 1919, the ELKS made 40,000 loans to Veterans who were ineligible or waiting for government assistance.  Many consider this program to be the first "G.I." loan program.

 

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Fact No. 17:   The zoo in Tokyo closes for two months of the year so animals can have a holiday from visitors.