Emblem Ladies

The Redding Emblem Club #515

Business Meeting is the Fourth Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 PM at the Redding Elks Lodge, 250 Elk Drive. Redding, CA 96001

Our Club has No Meetings in July or August, although there are still Emblem Activities during those months

Mailing Address:

Redding Emblem Club #515

PO Box 493734,

Redding, CA 96049-3734.

Our Emblem Club is also recognized as the Auxiliary to the Redding Elks Lodge #1073.

Membership Applications

If you have an interest in joining the Emblem Club and would like an application or have any questions, please contact:

Membership Chairman, Donna Terrell

2975 Starburst Drive,

Redding, CA 96001241-7056

After your application and dues are submitted, the application will be reviewed and brought before the membership for a vote at the next business meeting.

An applicant is allowed to attend one of the business meetings before joining to observe the meeting and to meet some of the members. If you would like to attend one of the meetings just let the Membership Chairman know.

History of Emblem

A small group of Elk’s ladies began meeting together in 1917 to wrap bandages for World War I. They enjoyed the sociability, and at the same time felt the joy of accomplishment. The combination of assisting others and enjoying good fellowship appealed to other women, and a community group came together.

Fifteen members of a group of ladies in Providence, Rhode Island, related to members of the Benevolent and Protective order of Elks, who were active under the name of Emblem Club, developed the idea of a national organization of such groups. the organization was chartered in the State of Rhode island as the Supreme Emblem Club of the United States of America by Ester A. Sweeney, Mary T. Duffy, Alice Farrell, Mary L. Clark, and Charlotte O’Conner of the "original fifteen" on April 27, 1926, and filed in the office of the Secretary of State of Rhode Island on May 3, 1926.

Nine Emblem Clubs were organized during the first year in the New England States in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. This number has steadily increased and now, in more than seventy years of formal existence, Emblem Clubs are located in every section of this country, including Alaska and Hawaii. With this organization continuously progressing, the future of Emblem is even more promising.

The Emblem Club attracts individuals of many diverse talents, abilities, and ages, all of whom combine to make Emblem a very special organization. In Emblem there is an important place for each member.

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