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March’s Elk of the Month is Eddie Whitman. Eddie cleans our carpets and the tiles in the kids room anytime he’s asked. This year he has come on board the House Committee and is the secretary for them. Give Eddie a big thank you the next time you see him.
Elk of the Year for 2014-2015
The Elk of the Year award was presented to Tom Day. Tom has been a very active member of the Lodge for a number of years. He offers sound advice and opinions when asked, but is quick to remind you that their own opinion may not be the best one. Tom can always be counted on to provide assistance when maintenance is required both inside and outside the building. He volunteers talents for many youth and adult events alike and continues to volunteer for one of the most stressful positions year after year. He is a Past Exhalted Ruler, perennial Pool Committee Chairperson, provider of audio-visual needs and DJ extraordinaire. Thank you Tom for all you do to help make the High Point Elks successful and congratulations on being the Elk of the Year.
The Lounge will open at noon on Thursday, March 12th for the ACC tournament.
February’s Elk of the Month is Stewart McGlaughlin. Stewart is a Lodge Trustee, a member of the Pool Committee, the House Committee, editor and publisher of the monthly newsletter, and editor and publisher of everything relating to social media (Facebook, Twitter, and email blast). I’ve probably missed a couple of other items he helps out with, but you get the picture, he’s a very active Elk and we are lucky to have someone willing to share so many talents. Most recently he has developed and hosted the Name That Tune Game. This was an experiment that turned out remarkably well. We have enjoyed high participation and a lot of fun at these events. Stewart’s help and enthusiasm is invaluable to our Lodge. I hope you’ll let him know how much we appreciate his efforts the next time you see him at the Lodge.
January’s Elk of the Month is Ben Adams. Ben is a long time member of the House Committee and a very active member of the Lodge. Most recently he volunteered to take charge of organization of the sold out New Year’s Eve event. His help is much appreciated and I hope you’ll let him know the next time you see him at the Lodge.
MEDIA ALERT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELKS ELEVATING AMERICA FOR 147 YEARS
ELKS WERE FOUNDED ON FEBRUARY 16, 1868
Chicago, IL – Local Elks Lodges throughout the United States and in Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal will be celebrating 147 years of community service on January 16, 2015.
Last year alone, the Elks donated approximately $320 million in cash, gifts and time to make our communities better places to live. The Elks are one of the premier patriotic and charitable organizations in the United States of America.
The Elks vow “So long as there are Veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.” Elk volunteers visit thousands of hospitalized Veterans each year in support of both active military forces and retired Veterans. Elks furnish food, comfort care items, therapeutic items and gifts; provide recreational activities at bases and hospitals; and, stand ready to fulfill any need when called upon. Last year alone, the value of Elks’ contributions to our nation’s heroes provided more than $33.4 million to more than 300 Veterans Administration medical centers, clinics, and state care facilities, as well as to the homeless Veterans.
Annually, the Elks award college scholarships across the nation totaling more than $4 million.
The Elks Community Investment Program awards more than $8 million towards enriching our communities.
There are nearly 2,000 Elks Lodges across the country with a total membership exceeding 800,000. Elks’ members must be American citizens who are at least 21 years of age and must believe in God.
To learn more visit www.elks.org
December’s Elk of the Month is Scott Webster. Scott is a long time member of the lodge. He has served as Exalted Ruler twice and currently serves as the President of the High Point Lodge Board of Directors. Just as importantly he cooks a mean steak. For several years in a row Scott has volunteered his time to stand out in the cold and cook everyone’s meal the night of the member’s Christmas party, while everyone else is warm inside enjoying themselves. This year was no exception. The next time you see Scott, please thank him for his service to our Lodge.
November’s Elk of the Month is Chuck Bino. Chuck’s helped out quite a bit during the recent state convention hosted by the High Point Elks Lodge. Chuck helped to prepare our Lodge for the Grand Exalted Ruler’s visit and luncheon and he also assisted with registration of convention attendees on Friday evening. His help is much appreciated and I hope you’ll let him know the next time you see him at the Lodge.
October’s Elk of the Month is Phil Driscoll. Phil volunteers his time by helping out with many behind the scenes support tasks. In addition he is an active member of the Audit Committee and most recently was instrumental in the successful completion of the annual Grand Lodge audit. When you see Phil at the Lodge, please thank him for his time and service to our organization.
September’s Elk of the Month is Mark Day. Mark is a member of the House Committee and spends a considerable amount of time helping out with various activities throughout the Lodge. Most recently he helped out with the First Responders Appreciation Day including, helping with pre-cleanup, setup, serving, and post-cleanup. When you see Mark at the Lodge, please let him know how much his efforts are appreciated.
The August Elk of the Month is Russ Pallaci. Russ is a Past Exalted Ruler (PER), serves as a Trustee on the Board of Directors for the Lodge, and he knows how to host a great fish fry. Russ has coordinated 2 very successful fish fry events for us in the past couple of months and we really appreciate the hard work. I’m sure he would also tell you that he had a great group of Elk friends that helped to cook and serve as well. When you see Russ at the Lodge, please thank him for everything he does.
July’s Elk of the Month is Mike Cockerham. Mike is a long standing and invaluable member of the House Committee. Mike puts a tremendous amount of time into making sure the bar, kitchen, and special events run smoothly for everyone. When you see him, please thank him for his service to the Lodge.
June’s Elk of the Month is Jim Murphy. Jim is a relatively new Member, but has jumped right in to help out with many events. Some of the events he’s been involved in include: VA visits on bingo night, the May VA cookout, the HP Pony League cookout, the SWHS cookout, and most recently the SOS cookout. You’ll see Jim at the Lodge regularly. When you do, please thank him for his service to the Elks and our community.
The May Elk of the Month is Ronnie Lassiter aka “RL”. The HP Elks Lodge sponsors the High Point Pony League cookout each year in the month of May. With the help of a small army of Elks, RL coordinates the grilling of hundreds of hamburgers and hotdogs that feeds a much larger army of baseball players and their families. When you see RL, please thank him for his years of service to the Lodge and to our community.