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The History of the Elks National Foundation

We, as members of Chico Lodge #423, are quite familiar with our Major Project “aid to children with disabilities” also known as the Piggy Bank Program. This program is governed by the California-Hawaii Elks Association of which we are a member. However, many members may not be as familiar with the ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION, hereafter…

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The Great Elk Comeback

The Great Elk Comeback

A HISTORY OF THE ANIMAL FROM WHICH OUR ORDER DERIVES IT’S NAME… “the great elk comeback” Return of the nation’s majestic herds Elk have roamed North America for tens of thousands of years. An estimated 10 million of the animals inhabited the continent before the arrival of Europeans. By 1900, the great prairie herds were…

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HISTORY OF THE “Jolly Corks”

Charles A. Vivian is recognized as the founder of the Jolly Corks, the predecessor of our great fraternal organization now known as the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Charles Vivian was a professional vocalist, actor, and comedian who at the age of 22 arrived in New York City from London England on Friday, November…

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History of Chico Elks Meeting Dates

Originally the regular meeting dates of Chico Elks Lodge were the first and third Fridays of each month. The initiation fee has varied from $1 per new member to $100 per member. The membership dues were originally, $1.00 per month. Currently and for the past several decades, regular meetings of the lodge have been conducted…

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