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. 21:   Tens of millions of America’s finest citizens and leaders have been proud members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and more continue to join our ranks every day.  Contact us today to join!

 

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Fact No. 94:   The highest scoring word in the English language game of Scrabble is “Quartzy”.  This will score 164 points if played across a red triple-word square with the Z on a light blue double-letter square.  It will score 162 points if played across two pink double-word squares with the Q and the Y on those squares.  “Bezique” and “Cazique” are next with a possible 161 points.  All three words score an extra 50 points for having seven letters and therefore emptying the letter rack in one go.