It is with heartfelt sadness that I inform you of the passing of our Elks Brother, Paul Hampton. Paul passed away Friday evening with his family at his side. Paul was a member for 62 years and was an Honorary Life Member. He served as President of the N.C. State Elks Association in 1979-1980. His contributions to High Point Lodge # 1155 are immeasurable. More than all of the above though is the way Paul carried himself as he exemplified the four Cardinal Virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. Paul will be dearly missed. Please keep the Hampton Family in your prayers in the coming days.
The Summer Olympics are August 5th thru 21st.
From the Opening Ceremony to the Closing of the Games, there will be plenty of great competition. Archery, Artistic Gymnastics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Cycling Bmx, Cycling Mountain Bike, Cycling Road, Cycling Track, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Marathon Swimming, Modern Pentathlon, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rowing, Rugby Sevens, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Trampoline Gymnastics, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Wrestling … lots of action. So make the Lodge your Summer Olympics headquarters!
Congratulations to our Lodge for making the NCSEA Summer Newsletter!
The North Carolina Association of Resource Officers, an Association of law enforcement officers assigned to schools across North Carolina, meets yearly for a conference for members to get re-certified. This year, the week long conference was held at the Sea Trail resort in Sunset Beach with approximately 450 officers attending. . During their annual conference the Elks of the High Point Lodge host a BBQ dinner for these officers and their families to thank them for their dedication and service. Working with the Calabash Elks Lodge, who donated the use of their facility, the High Point Elks prepared and served some 350 dinners on the evening of Wednesday July 13th. According to Ed Roberson, a Past State President of the North Carolina State Elks Association and member of the High Point Lodge, they have been hosting this dinner for the past 22 years. The High Point Elks trailer-ed their cooker down from High Point and starting at 6 am cooked 200 lbs. of Boston butts in the parking lot of the Calabash Elks Lodge. The meal of BBQ, beans, slaw, and chips was enjoyed by all.
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The Lodge has received a $2,000 grant from Elks National Foundation to assist Open Door Ministries with providing household items to clients moving into apartments. To supplement, we are asking our members to donate any items that they can to help out. Items needed are:
– Cleaning Supplies
– Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Napkins
– Dishes, Silverware, Pots, Pans
– Serving Utensils
– Kitchen Towels
– Bed Linens – Full or Queen
– Towels, Wash Cloths
– Brooms, Mops, Dust Pans
– Kitchen Trash Bags
Please drop off only new items, not used please. Items can be brought to the Lodge Office or the Lounge.
We will be delivering our donations on Saturday, July 30. Volunteers will be needed to load up and deliver. If you can help, please meet at the Lodge at 9am on the 30th.
Elks Care, Elks Share
The High Point Elks Swim Team Store is Open!! Please see the link below. Our theme and Team Shirt this year is “Back to the 80’s” with orange shirts. Design will be on the front with sponsor names and logos on the back. There is lots of great merchandise such as hats, shirts, hoodies and tank tops. So visit our store and show your support for the Elks. Store will close on Saturday May 21st for delivery on Saturday, June 4th at Time Trials and in time for the first swim meet.
HP ELKS 2016 TEAM STORE (Password is HPE16)
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
If you haven’t already, please come by and see our newly resurfaced pool. We should all be very proud of our Lodge and the Pool Committee for the hard work that made this happen.
We all know the lifeblood of our organization is membership. I hope you will invite a prospective member to show off our pool and Lodge facilities. There are plenty of activities going on including Family Burger Nights, NFL playoffs and many more.
Many thanks to all our committee members for their service to our Lodge, our Veterans and the community. A special thank you goes out to our Ladies Auxiliary for decorating (and un-decorating) our Lodge for the holidays.
I wish each of you a happy and prosperous 2016 and look forward to seeing you at the Lodge.
Gary Hutchins, Exalted Ruler