October was the most active month at the Elks Lodge that I can remember! Our 100th anniversary celebration was a huge success. I hope all of our members were able to participate in the many functions that were planned. I would like to thank all of the committee members for all the time and effort in making the celebration a memorable one. I would especially like to thank Shari Driscoll for her coordination of the functions and for keeping us informed during the process.
November is another busy month at the Lodge. The Ladies Auxiliary is running a canned food drive to benefit Caring Services of High Point. They have set up collection boxes throughout the Lodge for your donations. The last day for collections is November 7 and there will be a pickup truck at the Lodge that day from 8AM-8 PM to take your donations. As we enter the holiday season please support this worthy cause.
On November 14 we have our annual Chili Cook-Off and Fall Carnival. The Ladies Auxiliary once again is stepping up to run the Fall Carnival. There will be games and rides for the children as well as a silent auction. Check out our website www.hpelks.com for up to the minute details for this fun event. The Chili Cook-Off will take place during and after the Fall Carnival. Tastings and judging will take place all afternoon. Come out and support your favorite team.
Our House Committee is presenting the Allison King Band after a scheduling conflict on November 21st. Come join us with one of the most established bands in the area for a night of music ranging from Aretha to Zeppelin, Heart to Stevie Wonder, Benatar to Rundgren. This will be a night to surely please your auditory senses! This will be an adult only event with tickets available in the Lounge, $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
We have resumed our Family Burger nights on Thursdays. All families are welcome to join us for dinner. If you are not in the mood for burgers the grill menu is always available. The Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting an activity for children once a month during burger night, check the web site for details. This is a great way to keep in touch with other Elk families during non-pool season.
During November your Lodge hosts the VA for Thanksgiving dinner. The VA transports about 20 veterans to our Lodge for dinner. As you know, we visit the VA monthly and provide sandwiches and play bingo. We also will be setting up giving trees for the VA. When these trees are set up, they will have gift requests from the VA on tags. Please take the time to pick up a request and return the gift to the Lodge. We will take them to the VA and distribute the gifts to the veterans.
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we will only have one Lodge meeting during November on the 11th. I hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend.
I look forward to seeing you all at the Lodge.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Scott Webster, Exalted Ruler
High Point Elks Lodge #1155