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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Amazing Elks Fact of the Day

Fact No. 2:   The Elks started as the Jolly Corks.  On February 16, 1868, the Jolly Corks were merged into the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.   Learn more about Elks history at History.


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Fact No. 113:   Praying mantises are the only insect that can look over its shoulder (if it had shoulders) by turning its head.  A praying mantis’s spring to catch prey is faster than insect nerve impulses.  So, it cannot change directions in mid-spring.  Also, the only way an insect can escape capture is to have begun to move before the spring begins or if the mantis miscalculated.  A praying mantis' wide spaced eyes and head movement from side to side are used to triangulate the distance to its prey.