Can you believe that we are just 2 months away from the beginning of the 2022-2023 School Year? With that being said, I want to make sure that this year we have one of the biggest turn outs for the Essay Contest!

This is a program that each and every lodge should be promoting to our schools!

Make sure that you have active Local and District Americanism Coordinators and try to come up with a way to get the schools involved and kids wanting to participate. Award a gift card, money or even a pizza party for the class with the most participants!

This is a project that even the teachers can add to their lesson plans!

I have attached the 2022-2023 Grand Lodge American Essay Contest link.
This years theme is “What is your American Dream?”
Have A Great Day Everyone!

In Elkdom,

Lance Gustin, PDDGER
IEA State Americanism Chairman