Happy New Year 2016

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Jan 042016
 

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.

Fraternally yours,
Gary Hutchins, Exalted Ruler

2015 Chili Cook-Off Winners

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Nov 162015
 

Congratulations to our 2015 winners! Also, thanks to all who participated and attended this great event.

Salsa – The Peanuts
White Chili – Have you seen my beer?
Texas Chili – Damn Yankees
Open Chili – Damn Yankees
Ribs – Happy 50th Birthday Michaux
Theme – The Peanuts

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March 2015 Elk of the Month

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Apr 012015
 

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.

2014-2015 Elk of the Year

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Mar 272015
 

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.

February 2015 Elk of the Month

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Mar 012015
 

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 2015 Elk of the Month

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Feb 012015
 

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.

Elks Elevating America for 147 Years

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Jan 052015
 

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