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Current Issue: September 2019

Features

8

The Acceptance Speech of Robert L. Duitsman

At the 2019 Grand Lodge Convention in Saint Louis, Missouri, GER-Elect Robert L. Duitsman announced his theme for the coming year: Honoring the Past—Embracing the Future.

24

Leonie von Zesch: Pioneering Dentist, by Annemarie Mannion

In a time when dental care was extremely rare, Dr. Leonie von Zesch traveled by Model T, biplane, and dogsled to provide dental services to those in need.

30

Fellowship, Free Throws, and the 2019 Hoop Shoot National Finals, by Taylor Odisho and Jim O’Kelley

Seventy-two young athletes competed in the National Finals this year and showed how hard work can make dreams a reality.

Departments

4

Message from the GER

6

Travels of the GER

10

Membership Matters

12

It’s Your Business, by Timothy Middleton

13

Healthline, by Elizabeth A. Reid, MD

14

News of the Lodges

39

Supporting Our Troops

40

Elks National Veterans Service Commission

46

Elks Drug Awareness Program

50

Elks National Foundation

52

State Major Projects

 

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