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Welcome! The Elks Magazine is published 10 times per year for the members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America. If you'd like to submit fraternal news, please check out our fraternal news guidelines (Adobe PDF format).

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Did you know that the Order and The Elks Magazine are featured at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum? Please visit the museum’s virtual exhibit "America's Mailing Industry” to see how the Smithsonian is recognizing the magazine and the Elks' quiet network of good deeds.

Read the full write-up on the Smithsonian National Postal Museum's website here.

Current Issue: Dec. 2019/Jan. 2020

Features

22

The Christmas Tree in America, by Elise Warner

Evergreen trees have been a part of Christmas celebrations in America since the 1740s, but they have played a symbolic role in winter festivities for millennia.

28

Hedy Lamarr: Wireless Communications Pioneer, by Linda McMaken

More than a glamorous Hollywood star, Hedy Lamarr was an inventor who advanced technology now used in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

34

The Turquoise Trail: Gem of the Southwest, by Elise Warner

The magnificent lands between Albuquerque and Santa Fe contain majestic mountain landscapes and historic towns.

Departments

4

Message from the GER

6

Travels of the GER

9

Membership Matters

10

It’s Your Business, by Timothy Middleton

12

Healthline, by Elizabeth A. Reid, MD

14

News of the Lodges

40

Elks National Veterans Service Commission

46

Elks Drug Awareness Program

48

Elks National Foundation

50

State Major Projects

55

Report of the Grand Secretary

 

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