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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

KIWANIS CLUB MEETING IN SAN FERNANDO ELKS TEMPLE

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY   2012

Today, I was the guest speaker on behalf of The Museum Community at the San Fernando (city) Kiwanis Club. The food was homemade and terrific, and the hospitality warm and friendly. I discussed how great museums, like the Olympic Games demonstrate a region or city's power, and the ability to accomplish great things.

The Elks Temple of San Fernando was established in 1927, and built this structure in 1931. The historic facility is located at 804 Pico Street in San Fernando.

 The Kiwanis Club of San Fernando prepares for its weekly meeting in the Elks Temple facility.

Detail of large wall tapestry in the Elks Temple in San Fernando. The great American character actor Andy Divine was once the 16th Exalted Ruler of the San Fernando Elks.

1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games memorabilia among the treasures of the San Fernando Elks Temple. In the center is one of the relay torches that carried the flame across America.

Ceramic souvenirs bearing symbols of the Elks Lodge.


Entrance Hall of the San Fernando Elks Temple.

2 comments:

Steven Lester said...

Do the Elks still exist, or did the Kiwanis Club absorb them?

Gerald R. Fecht said...

I think the Elks are still around. I got the impression the Kiwanis just met at the Elks hall.
Jerry