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Online Issue

Current Issue: October 2021

Features

24

Elks GER Paul R. Ryan Goes to Washington, by Shawn S. Bullard

Grand Exalted Ruler Ryan met with top policymakers to discuss how the BPO Elks can help end veteran homelessness and raise awareness about the dangers of drug abuse.

28

2021 Grand Lodge Convention Highlights

This past July, Elks gathered in Tampa, Florida, to choose new leaders and celebrate the lodge year.

36

Humble Guardians: The History of the Scarecrow, by Tom Scudder

Scarecrows were used to protect crops from scavenging birds for centuries before they became the festive symbols of autumn we are familiar with today.

Departments

4

Message from the GER

6

Membership Matters

8

2020–2021 Americanism Essay Contest Winning Essays

10

It’s Your Business, by Timothy Middleton

12

Healthline, by Elizabeth A. Reid, MD

14

News of the Lodges

42

Elks National Veterans Service Commission

46

Elks Drug Awareness Program

49

State Association News

50

Elks National Foundation