The Porterville Emblem Club #82 of the Supreme Emblem Club of the United States of America is a not for profit organization dedicated to charitable acts in the community, the States, and the Nation, supporting Americanism (Veteran's), Community Service, Drug Awareness, The Elks, Literacy, and Scholarship programs.

The Emblem Club is 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.

A small group of Elk's 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.

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.

The Porterville Emblem Club #82 meets the first Thursday of each month for their monthly business meeting @ 7 pm at the Porterville Elks Lodge 386 N. Main St. They also meeting the third Thursday of each month for their monthly social meeting (usually a potluck dinner) @ 6:30 pm at the Porterville Elks Lodge 386 N. Main St.

The current President is Ruth Lasseter. For more information she can be reached at 568-2487. Or you may contact the Press Correspondent Alberta Gray at 781-7702.