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. 8:   Famous Elks include: Buffalo Bill Cody, Stephen McNichols (Colorado Governor 1957-1963).  Presidents Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy were all Elks.  Entertainers Lawrence Welk, Will Rogers, Jack Benny, Andy Devine and Clint Eastwood were Elks.  From the sports world, the Order has counted among its members the likes of Vince Lombardi, Casey Stengel, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford and Jim Finks.


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Fact No. 33:   Everyone knows how 50 or 60 “Sons of Liberty,” disguised as Mohawks, protested the 3 cents per pound British tax on tea by dumping chests of the popular drink into Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773.  Fewer know that the improper Bostonians repeated the performance on March 7, 1774.  The two tea parties cost the British around $3 million in modern money.