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The Order has just been featured at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in their virtual exhibit "America's Mailing Industry," which was launched on September 13, 2016, at a reception in Washington, DC.

The Smithsonian Postal Museum recognizes the Elks' quiet network of good deeds. With 28.2 million visitors each year to the Smithsonian Museums, this is a very powerful forum on which to appear!

Read the full write-up on the Smithsonian museum's website here.

Current Issue: March 2017

Features

28

The Popularity of Pirates, by Frank M. Rudon

From fanciful garb to the Jolly Roger, the popular image of the pirate is rooted in history and fiction.

36

Encyclopedic Knowledge: What You Need to Know before Trusting Wikipedia, by Benjamin Recchie

This massive, online repository of user-edited knowledge has become an Internet fixture, but it has pros and cons attached to it.

38

Off the Beaten Path in Aruba, by Marilyn Jones

In colorful Aruba, visitors can relax on sandy beaches or explore the island's cultural heritage and natural wonders.

60

State Major Projects

The Connecticut Elks Association helps keep children safe by supporting the childhood safety initiatives of Safe Kids Connecticut.

Departments

4

Message from the GER

6

Travels of the GER

8

A Candidate for Grand Exalted Ruler

12

It's Your Business, by William J. Lynott

14

Healthline, by Elizabeth A. Reid, MD

16

News of the Lodges

44

Supporting Our Troops

46

Elks National Veterans Service Commission

56

Elks Drug Awareness Program

 

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