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Lodge Americanism Program

Basis for a Good Lodge Americanism Program and
the Basis for the Americanism Brochure Contest
FLAG PROGRAMS

a) Fly Flag Day and Night
b) Flag-Flying Calendar
c) Present Flag (and/or Flagpole) to Community
d) Present Flags to New Residents of Community
e) Flag (and/or Flagpole) Dedication Ceremony
f) Present Classroom Flags to Every School
g) Flag Presentation to Boy/Girl Scouts
h) Flag Retirement Program
i) Replace Worn-out Flags

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
a) Honor New American Citizens
b) Honor Citizens for Outstanding Service
c) Honor Award for News Media
d) “Get Out and Vote” Program
e) Cooperate with Local Service Clubs
f) Work with School Boards, PTAs, etc.
g) Flag History Display
h) Conduct Veterans Remembrance Program
i) Participate in Parades (4th of July, Christmas, Memorial Day, etc.)

LODGE ACTIVITIES
a) Heritage Corner
b) Flag Day
c) Law and Order Night or Day at the Lodge
d) National Patriotism Week
e) Lodge Programs for Veterans in Hospitals/Nursing Homes

PUBLICITY/PUBLIC RELATIONS ACTIVITIES
a) Distribute “Honor Our Flag” Decals
b) Distribute “About Our Flag” Booklet
c) Display “Honor Our Flag” Billboards/Placards

AMERICANISM CONTESTS
a) Americanism Essay Contest 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grades
b) Lodge Americanism Brochure Contest

OTHER PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
a) Other Displays for Community Special Days
b) Distribute “Citizens Rule Book”
c) Distribute “Flag Code”
d) Distribute American Flag Lapel Pins
e) Present Recognition Certificates for Flying Flag
f) Distribute Children’s Pledge Kits to Schools
g) Distribute Pledge of Allegiance Wallet Cards to
Schools

OTHER AMERICANISM/PATRIOTISM PROGRAMS
a) Other Displays for Community Special Days
b) Distribute “Citizens Rule Book”
c) Distribute “Flag Code”
d) Distribute American Flag Lapel Pins
e) Present Recognition Certificates for Flying Flag
f) Distribute Children’s Pledge Kits to Schools
g) Distribute Pledge of Allegiance Wallet Cards to Schools
h) Your Ideas to show that Elks are Leaders in Americanism
i) Your own programs/activities not listed
Please refer to the latest annual 4-Page Americanism Manual Supplement for possible updates

“The values we impart to our children today
Will be the values of our nation tomorrow!”

 

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