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Essay Contest 2017

Essay Contest 2017

The annual Elks Americanism Essay Contest is a program of the Elks’ Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee, this contest is for students in 5th through 8th grades and is designed to promote interest and reflection on freedom and liberty.

The theme of this year’s essay is:

“Why Our Veterans Are America’s Heroes?”

Contest Rules

  1. Contest Poster

    Eligible participants must be Students enrolled in the 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade at the time of the contest.

  2. Essay length is not to exceed 300 words.
  3. Essay must be typed or legibly printed in ink. Also, Essay must be submitted as written (or typed) by the entrant.
  4. Essay must be submitted for judging to the Elks Lodge nearest to the address of the entrant. (Schools in the school districts of Chico, Durham, Biggs, Gridley, Hamilton City and Oroville are in the  area)
  5. Essay Coversheet
    Essay Coversheet

    Student participants must be identified by name, grade, school attending and sponsoring Elks Lodge (Chico Elks Lodge #423) on the Essay.

  6. Essay should be submitted to Chico Elks Lodge #423 on or before December 15, 2017.


Plaques awarded by the Grand Lodge for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for national winning essays in Division I and Division II. Winners will be announced at the Grand Lodge Session in San Antonio, Texas, July 1-4, 2018.

Questions & Comments

Questions and comments can be directed to the Chico Elks Lodge #423 Americanism Essay Contest Committee using our contact page.

Online Essay Submission:

UPDATED 12/14 5:00pm File attachment no longer required.

Essays must be received no later than December 15, 2017.

Essays may be submitted using the form below or in person or by mail at the Chico Elks Lodge #423 at 1705 Manzanita Avenue in Chico, CA 95928.

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(used only to contact the winners)

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Christmas Brunch December 17th 2017

Christmas Brunch December 17th 2017

The Chico Elks Lodge 423 will be celebrating a Christmas Brunch on Sunday, December 17th, at 10:00 am.
Current Elks Members of any lodge and their guests are invited: Adults $16.00 Children (12 & under) $8.00

Menu: Fresh Fruit, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Potatoes O’brien, Biscuits & Gravy, Muffins,
Fizz & Mimosa Specials in the lounge.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the lodge office at 343-1431 and must be purchased by December 13th.

Children’ Christmas Party to follow and requires separate reservations—Read More

New Years Eve 2017

New Years Eve 2017

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Dinner and Party $60 from 5pm to 12:30am
Dinner Menu: Prime Rib & Pork Loin Carving Station, Rice, Potato, Salad, Veggies & Rolls
Party Only $45 from 8pm to 12:30am
Live Music
Casino Style Gaming by Casino People
Champagne Toasts Included
Assorted Party snacks
Open to Current Elks members of any Lodge and their accompanied guests
Please purchase tickets by Friday, December 22nd.
Call the Lodge Office at 343-1431
Think of Elks this Shopping Season

Think of Elks this Shopping Season

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from two Great Elks organizations to support.

California-Hawaii Elks Major Project Inc

Location: Fresno, CA
Provided Charitable Assistance To Children With Disabilities Who Are From Birth To 18 Years Of Age By Providing Free Of Charge Home-Based Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy As Well As Free Of Charge Vision Screening In Preschool And Daycare Centers.
Categories: Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations

Elks National Foundation Inc

Location: Chicago, IL | Year Founded: 2009
The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We provide tomorrow’s leaders, our youth, with a healthy beginning; honor the Elks pledge to never forget our veterans; help the Elks state associations accomplish their charitable objectives and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.
Categories: Community Foundations