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Sitka Emblem Club #142

Sitka Emblem Club is a member of the Supreme Emblem Club of the United States of America. We are a non-profit volunteer organization that is truly American and supports our community from youth activities to elders and veterans among many other things.

Find our events and meetings in the Lodge Events Calendar.


Signifies the Flag of the United States of America, which is preserved and cherished as a priceless possession.

The Emblem Club is:


  • Dedicated to Charitable Acts in the Community, the States, and the Nation.


  • Dedicated to Unite all Emblem Clubs in closer bond while furthering good fellowship among the members.


  • Dedicated to Promote and protect the interests of Clubs and to Bear True Allegiance to the Constitution and Flag of the United States of America.


The Emblem Club Motto:


and is the guide in all Club Work


A small group of Elks’ ladies began meeting together in 1917 to wrap bandages for World War I.  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’Connor of the “Original Fifteen”, on April 27, 1926.


During the first year, nine Clubs were formed in four of the six New England States. Today, Emblem Clubs are in all six of the New England States. Growth has been steady on the east coast, and on the west coast since 1932, when the first Club in the west was organized.


Today, Emblem Clubs are located in every section of our Country, and the organization is continuously progressing in the charitable works whereby it was organized. Emblem Club members are of many diverse talents, abilities, and ages, all of whom combine to make Emblem a very special national organization.


Emblem Club members are recognized for the charity work they do in their communities, scholarships they provide, their dedication to patriotism, and their support of the Elks and our Veterans.

Our Programs


The organization was incorporated in part to bear true allegiance to the Flag and Constitution of the United States of America. A formal program was adopted in 1965, at which time it became mandatory to promote a plan of action in each Club. In addition to the monthly programs, members are urged to become involved in originating patriotic endeavors and participating with others in these projects.

Community Service

The policy of charity and community service proves of inestimable value in maintaining an enviable reputation for good works by Emblem Clubs in all localities. This Program of giving is the heart of Emblem; and the hundreds of thousands of hours and dollars that are given to others is the glue that binds Emblem members together.

Drug Awareness

This program was initiated because of the alarming problem in this Country and the need for help. Emblem members, vitally concerned with all phases of human health and development and having the resources to spread the word, work and assist financially in local communities in many facets as part of the National Community Service Program


The purpose of this scholarship program is to assist those Emblem members and/or relatives of current Emblem members who are serious about continuing their education but, due to a physically challenging situation, are unable to meet the high criteria applied to the Scholarship Award Program.


Helping another person to read is one of the most rewarding contributions that can be made. Emblem members volunteer as tutors and donate time and moneys to the "Literacy" program in various communities. "Literacy in America Emblem Makes A Difference" has been adopted as a National Community Service Program.

National Disaster Fund

This fund was created to give immediate relief to Emblem Club communities and members. It was created in 1964 as a result of the Alaskan earthquake, and is sustained by voluntary donations from Clubs, State Associations, and members. The Fund was established for future benefit of members suffering loss caused by fire, flood, tornado, hurricane, earthquake or the like; and to assist the Lodge of a local Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America located in a community that has been struck by disaster

Supreme Scholarship Awards

The program was established in 1934 to assist worthy applicants in obtaining advanced education in their chosen field of endeavor. Scholarships are awarded to members and relatives of current members and applications are submitted through the affiliated Emblem Clubs. The program is sustained by voluntary contributions of Clubs and individuals, and contributions are given in memory of or to honor friend and family members. Individual Emblem Clubs and the State Associations also assist the youth of today through local and state scholarships as Emblem members work proudly to assist the deserving students as they attempt to better equip themselves for life.

2022-23 Officers

Carol Hitchcock


Judi Blankenship

Vice President


Cora Nisbet

Jr. Past President

2nd Assistant Marshal

Elisabeth Sutton

Financial Secretary

Mindy Lowrance

Corresponding Secretary

Ilona Mayo

Recording Secretary

Robyn McCrehin

Chairman of Trustees

Katherine Anderson

2nd Trustee

Denise Berkeley-Salter

3rd Trustee

Carolyn Fredrickson


Dani Jo Pepper

1st Assistant Marshal

Nicole Filipek

Press Correspondent

Flower Sawyer Brown


Jammie Wileman


Alice Schell

1st Guard

Ann Bills

2nd Guard

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