WHY BECOME A MEMBER?
- It’s pride in belonging!
- It’s commitment to the values of caring!
- It’s an opportunity to make a profound difference
OUR MEMBERS SAY EMBLEM CLUB embraces participation, offers change, enhances self esteem while building on the tradition of our founders 78 years ago, that bettering the lives of others is truly the greatest of all achievements as well as establishing higher ideals of every day living.
WE BELIEVE IN AMERICA, HONOR THE AMERICAN FLAG AND PROMOTE AND PERPETUATE GOOD FELLOWSHIP.
To consider membership in Emblem Club; it is an opportunity to serve, focus on continuing growth, to offer our talents by being an asset to society and improve the quality of life in the communities in which we reside through community service with emphasis on the homeless, the aged, the handicapped, our veterans, literacy projects, our youth and drug awareness.
We have over 300 Emblem Clubs across our great country including Alaska and Hawaii. We offer this opportunity for membership to individuals who are American Citizens, over 16 years of age.
JOIN US, SHARE OUR COMMON GOALS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
An individual must be a citizen of the United States of America and at least sixteen years old. A prospective member must be sponsored by an Emblem Club member and by a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America. An Emblem Club may be recognized as an auxiliary by an Elks Lodge. However, the Lodge has no jurisdiction in the formation, rules, or regulations of the Emblem Club. The Emblem Club is an independent organization. The good will and assistance of the members of the Lodge of Elks is most welcome and helpful, cooperation between the Elks and the Emblem is most desirable in the interest of progress and harmony. An Emblem member attending a meeting or social event within the Elks Lodge must be governed by and obey the House Rules of the Elks Lodge.
Duties of Members
Attendance at all meetings is hoped for, and members are invited to participate in debate and decision making. Any member may serve on any committee and may be elected to office. Loyalty to the Emblem Club is expected to support the clubs projects, participate in charitable endeavors, bear true allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and become involved in the fellowship of the organization. There is an important place for each member in the Emblem Club.
Emblem Club Meetings
Affiliated Emblem Club meetings are held once each month (except for optional two month vacation annually). All business meetings must be opened and closed in form as prescribed by the Ritual and Supreme Emblem Club. The place the regular meetings are held is decided by each individual Emblem Club, and in many cases, the Elks have generously granted the use of the hall for meetings. The Emblem Clubs reciprocate by strict adherence to the privileges allowed, and rendering much material assistance to the said Lodge
If you have an interest in joining the Redding #515 Emblem Club and would like an application, or have any questions, please contact:
Membership Chairman, Donna Terrell
2975 Starburst Drive,
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.