One of those weird-assed questions that popped into my head after hearing a radio commercial . . .
You have your Freemasons. You have your VFW. There’s the FFA and the 4-H. You have your religious clubs. However, there’s a smattering of other ones that I’m not sure what they do, or what they are. Just a handful for instance:
[li]Moose Lodge[/li][li]Elks Club (F.B.O.E., I think . . .)[/li][li]The Shriners (which IIRC, are a religious group that raises money for children’s hospitals through the racing of comically funny little cars in parades)[/li][li]The American Legion (a veterans group, but how different from the VFW?)[/li][li] (Insert your club here.)[/li][/ul]
Does anyone have a cite that explains the differences between these? I know they can’t be just a bunch of old men getting together just do drink beer and talk about the farm season. Is there a charter for each specific group? Do they get tax breaks?
I’m totally curious now. I’ve seen clubs like this have “lodges” or halls all over the place. What’s the news?
Genuinely curious. . .