Mena Emblem Club #470
Mena Arkansas

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P.O. Box 1344, Mena, AR 71953
1-479-394-9119 - (Office) 1-479-394-3740
President Judy Broyles (479) 394-6212
Arkansas State Association President  
Meeting Day 3rd Monday of each month
Meeting Time 7:30 pm
Meeting Place Mena Elks Lodge # 781 B. P. O. E.
124 Elk Lane # Hwy 375 E, Mena
Membership Lena White (870) 389-6060
Annual Dues $20.00

History

Supreme Emblem Club of the USA

A small group of Elks' ladies began meeting together in 1917 to wrap bandages for American troops during the First World War. They enjoyed the sociability, and at the same time felt the joy of accomplishment. The combination of assisting others and enjoying good fellowship appealed to other women, and a community group came together.

Fifteen members of a group of ladies in Providence, Rhode Island, related to members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, who were active under the name of Emblem Club, developed the idea of a national organization of such groups. The organization was chartered in the State of Rhode Island as the Supreme Emblem Club of the United States of America by Esther A. Sweeney, Mary T. Duffy, Alice Farrell, Mary L. Clark, and Charlotte O'Conner of the "original fifteen", on April 27, 1926, and filed in the office of the Secretary of State of Rhode Island on May 3, 1926.

Nine Emblem Clubs were organized during the first year in the New England States in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.

This number has steadily increased and now, in more than seventy years of formal existence, Emblem Clubs are located in every section of this country, including Alaska and Hawaii. With this organization continuously progressing, the future of Emblem is even more promising.

The Emblem Club attracts individuals of many diverse talents, abilities, and ages, all of whom combine to make Emblem a very special organization. In Emblem there is an important place for each member.


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