Elk Of The Month

August 2017 Elks of the Month
Congratulations to Gary Feldner who has been selected as our August Elk of Month. Gary serves the Lodge as our House Committee Chairman. Many agree that this role is one of the most demanding one could volunteer for. This is Gary’s 2nd consecutive year as the Chairman and it is a huge undertaking. Gary works very hard to make sure that all of the bar and kitchen staff are hired, trained, scheduled and managed. He oversees the entire Lounge operation, including the kitchen to ensure that our Members have a great experience when they come to the Elks. Virtually all events are planned through his committee and it is a tall task. His responsibilities include ordering food, drink, supplies and managing that inventory along with balancing a tight budget. If something breaks, leaks or needs fixing, it is usually Gary that gets called in to manage the situation. For people that know him, he is always available and is one of the most friendly people you could ever meet.

Gary balances all of this while maintaining a full time job and raising a family. Gary is married to wife Robyn and together they have two beautiful children (Maddie and Chase). The Feldners are great supporters of the Lodge. Robyn serves on the Ladies Auxiliary and the kids call the Elks their 2nd home, since they are there for just about everything. The positive impact that Gary has had on our Lodge the past two years simply cannot be measured. There are very few people that will volunteer to the extent that he does and we are blessed to have someone like Gary overseeing the day to day operations of our Lodge. Gary was selected as last year’s Elk of the Year and it was well deserved. Please thank Gary and congratulate him when you see him for being named our August Elk of the Month.

July 2017 Elks of the Month
Congratulations to Stewart McGlaughlin, our Public Relations Chairman who has been selected as our July Elk of the Month.

What all can be said about Stewart and what he contributes to the Lodge on a regular basis? He is involved in so much that it’s nearly impossible to list everything he does for us. In just the past few months he has completely revamped our website (www.hpelks.com) and it is far and away the best of any Lodge in the state. The information is always kept current and the graphics are fantastic! He works closely with committees from the House, Pool, Membership, Swim Team and Ladies Auxiliary to make sure that all of their events and important announcements are posted on our website and on our various social media outlets. Every Wednesday he puts together our weekly e-blast too. All of this keeps our Members aware of everything that’s going on at the Lodge every day. He also uses these platforms to drive new prospects to our Lodge, which helps our Membership rolls continue to grow.

Serving as the PR Chairman is a large enough job in and of itself but Stewart does so much more than this. He is also a long-time valued member of the Pool Committee and the Membership Committee. While he is not currently an official member of the House Committee, Stewart regularly attends House meetings and hosts several popular events each year for them. If you’ve ever attended a “Name That Tune” or “Trivia Night” event, you know what I’m talking about. In July, Stewart brainstormed the idea to introduce Thursday Night Bocce Ball for the summer and turnout has been great. We’ve had a lot of fun and it’s given us one extra reason to come to the Lodge on Thursday nights. Stewart also heads up (for the House Committee) our annual Chili Cook-Off in the Fall as well as the annual Southwest High School Senior Class Cookout in the Spring.

Stewart also helps us with our IT, audio/video, security system and other odds & ends in and around our Lodge. He is a great set of eyes and ears for our Lodge and has impeccable attention to detail. Without Stewart and his initiative there would be so much missing that we enjoy everyday but may not necessarily realize.

Stewart has been an Elk since 1998 and is a former Elk of the Year and Trustee for our Lodge. Please thank Stewart for all he does when you see him!

June 2017 Elks of the Month
I am proud to announce that Mike Cockerham has been chosen as our June Elk of the Month. Mike is “Mr. Everything” for us at the Lodge. Many people know that as a Member of the House Committee Mike has cooked every Thursday night for our Family Burger Nights and he also cooks every Sunday during football season. His famous “Mike’s Sauce” is always a draw for those coming for wings. Mike has been doing this each and every week for several years. Dedication like this is rare. All of our Members can count on Mike to be there each week to help provide our Members with a good meal when they come up for those events. In addition to what he does on Burger Nights and NFL Sundays, Mike has been an invaluable House Committee teammate. He assists the House Chair, Gary Feldner on a myriad of things that often come up at a moments notice. Mike is always there to assist with planning, scheduling, training kitchen staff, bar tending, cooking, ordering supplies and the list goes on and on. Mike has also served our Lodge in many leadership roles over the years. He has been on the House Committee for at least six years in a row and has co-chaired the committee several times thus far. He has been a Lodge Officer, receiving Officer of the Year for 2012-2013 and has been recognized as House Committee Member of the Year at least twice, including last year. When you see Mike, please thank him for everything he does behind the scenes to help our Lounge & Grille run smoothly. We couldn’t do it without him!

May 2017 Elk(s) of the Month
I am proud to announce the Elk of the Month for May goes to the entire Pool Committee AKA #poolfairy2017! This is a first, since this recognition is traditionally reserved for an individual. An exception was made on this occasion because their entire performance was in fact exceptional. Congratulations to Chairman Tom Day, Doug Orcutt, Stewart McGlaughlin, Phil McDonald, Jason Owen, Mike Primavera, Neil Martone, David Labiak and Tom Connolly. Many Members are simply unaware of all that is involved in getting our pool ready each and every year. We have been blessed to have Tom chair this committee for the 9th consecutive year. This will be his last and we are grateful for all he and his committee have done over the years.

To complete all that needs to be done, you would find these “pool fairies” night after night, sometimes until midnight working to get everything done. The following tasks were all completed in May:
– Continually monitored (and backwashed) the pool to get the water cleared up
– Pressure washed entire pool deck & shelter
– Removed and replaced the speaker system for the Pool House
– Painted floors, building, shelter, lifeguard stands and diving boards
– Removed and replaced volleyball benches
– Installed new umbrellas and stands
– Pressure washed the patio and snack bar areas
– Repaired 40+ chairs & chaises
– Installed new electrical outlets in pool house
– Cleaned outside storm drains
– Repaired tables
– Resurfaced diving boards
– Disposed of old paint and furniture
– Lined the field for swim meet parking

This is just a list of some of the work that was done. There is so much more involved which includes negotiating new contracts with Carolina Pool Management and coordinating with our lifeguards. Our Lodge and Pool would not be one of the best in NC without this committee. When you see these individuals, please thank them for everything they do! Congratulations gentlemen. It’s well deserved!

April 2017 Elk of the Month
Congratulations to Doug Orcutt (PER) who has been named Elk of the Month for April 2017. As the Chairman of the Membership Committee, Doug’s leadership and coordination skills proved invaluable recently when their committee hosted our Spring Open House on April 2nd. Our Lodge collected the most new applications ever for membership in one day as a result of this well planned event. We are excited to see our Lodge grow and are buoyed knowing that in the next few days we will initiate 31 new Members. Doug also works hard in planning the New Member Orientation sessions by coordinating with Lodge Officers and Committee Chairpersons. When he’s not busy with these efforts, he also serves as a member of the PER association (Past Exalted Rulers) and has been a long time member of our Pool Committee which is working daily to have our pool open and looking pristine for opening day on May 26th. Thank you Doug for everything you do for the High Point Elks Lodge. Your leadership and commitment are greatly appreciated!

Elk of the Year for 2016-2017
Congratulations to Gary Feldner for being selected as the 2016/2017 Elk of the Year. Gary’s leadership as the House Committee Co-Chairman proved invaluable this year. From planning events, hiring and managing staff, ordering and managing inventory, cooking, cleaning and just about anything and everything else you could think of, Gary did it. The House Committee had its best year financially in a long time and much of that is due to Gary’s efforts. His dedication to serving his Lodge took him away from his family on many occasions. We look forward to another great year from Gary as he accepted the position of sole House Committee Chairman for this year.

September 2016 Elk of the Month
Nobody has worked harder day to day than Gary Feldner has to keep the Lodge running smoothly. He currently serves as House Co-Chairman to make sure the Lounge and Kitchen are working efficiently and providing our Members with a great experience every time they visit the Lodge. There is so much that goes into the role of a House Chairman. Hiring and managing Bar & Kitchen staff, ordering all food and beverages, planning all Lounge events and rallying volunteers to assist, fielding daily suggestions on changes Members would like to see, and dealing with everyday maintenance issues that crop up all too frequently. Bob Gold, Gary’s Co-Chairman has nicknamed him Gary “MacGuyver” since there’s nothing he can’t seem to fix without a paperclip and duct tape. Bob says “When all efforts fail, just call Gary!” We are so lucky to have Gary in his current leadership role. His selfless hard work, volunteerism, and leadership has helped our Lodge experience one of the best summers in years. Thank you Gary for all you do and a job well done!

August 2016 Elk of the Month
Swim Team Chairman, David Labiak, is our Elk of the month for July. David has served as Chairman for 5 years. His leadership has first and foremost made many lasting positive memories for our members and more importantly for our children. While serving as Chairman, he has been able to guide a program that had a history of financial losses to a multiple year string of gains. David is active in all aspects of the team, including swimmer registration, sales, sponsorships, meet management and the annual team party. Please tell David thank you for his efforts if you see him around the pool!

Elk of the Year for 2015-2016
The Elk of the Year award was presented to Doug Orcutt. Doug is a Past Exalted Ruler, Membership Chairman and perennial member of our Pool Committee. Thank you Doug for all you do to help make the High Point Elks successful and congratulations on being the Elk of the Year.

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 Exalted 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
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
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.

December 2014 Elk of the Month
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 2014 Elk of the Month
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 2014 Elk of the Month
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 2014 Elk of the Month
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.

August 2014 Elk of the Month
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 2014 Elk of the Month
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 2014 Elk of the Month
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.

May 2014 Elk of the Month
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.

April 2014 Elk of the Month
The April Elk of the Month is Tom Adams. Tom does a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes of which a lot of members may not be aware. April is generally a slow month for us due to a lot of different competing events. This is especially true during furniture market. On the weekend of the furniture market, Tom organized an impromptu dinner in the lounge, which brought in a good amount of members on a weekend that is normally not well attended. If you see Tom at the Lodge, please give him a pat on the back and thank him for everything that he does.

Elk of the Year for 2013-2014
The Elk of the Year award was presented to John Pascavage. John served as the 2013 – 2014 House Committee co-chair and also chaired the Elks National Foundation Committee. John did a great job of managing the house budget and turning losses into gains at a time when it was greatly needed. John will be quick to tell anyone that the successful year should be credited everyone on the team. Additionally, John has been the ENF chair for the past several years. This year the lodge once again exceeded per capita goals set by the Grand Lodge. Thank you John for all you do to help make the High Point Elks successful and congratulations on being the Elk of the Year.

March 2014 Elk of the Month
The February Elk of the Month is Ellen Pickett. Ellen currently serves as the Lodge Esquire and is a constant contributor to our efforts to improve the Lodge building and grounds. Ellen was a great help in scoping out the needs and pricing for the upstairs ladies room remodeling effort. In February she also contributed some sweat equity by helping to repaint the ladies room. Please join me in congratulating Ellen as out Elk of the month!

February 2014 Elk(s) of the Month
This month we have 2 Elks to be recognized. In February, Robert Daniels and Doc Gower donated their time and skills to replace all of the lighting cans in the dining area on the 1st floor. The replacement also required that new ceiling tiles be cut to fit for each fixture. The repairs will enhance our ability to rent the facility going forward. When you see Robert and Doc, please reach out and thank them for their time and service.

January 2014 Elk of the Month
The January Elk of the Month is John Pascavage. John is currently one of our House Committee Co-Chairman, our Elks National Foundation Chairperson, and an integral part of the team that oversaw the purchase of our new Point of Sale System. We appreciate everything that he does for our Lodge! Please join me in congratulating John as our Elk of the Month!

December 2013 Elk of the Month
The December Elk of the Month is Mark Vernon. “Vern” has been a House Committee member for a number of years, has helped out with many Lodge duties, and has played benefits for us in the past. Most recently organized our fun with the big racetrack on Member’s Night. Please join me in congratulating “Vern” on Elk of the Month!

November 2013 Elk of the Month
The November Elk of the Month is Adam Pallaci. Adam has been a member of the House Committee for the past couple of years. He organized the very enjoyable and tasty Fall Wing Fest. Due to the fun and flavor, I am sure we will continue this most competitive and pleasurable event! Please join me in congratulating Adam on Elk of the Month!

October 2013 Elk of the Month
The October Elk of the Month is Beth Hawks. Beth is the Chairperson of the VA Committee and organized the annual VA barbecue for their Fall Festival in September. Many pork butts were cooked, chopped, and served to our Veterans in Salisbury. Beth also was the head of the Mel Foster Fundraiser that we had on October 1st. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for our Lodge. She oversaw everything including the ticket sales, the food, beverages, and that we had announcers for the event. These are two very important events for our Lodge. Please join me in congratulating Beth on Elk of the Month!

September 2013 Elk of the Month
The September Elk of the Month is Scott Brendle. Knowing that parking is an issue at our swim meets and other Lodge events, Scott tirelessly donated his time and body to falling saplings, weeds, and overgrowth around the tree line to increase the grass parking area. I know we all appreciate his efforts to increase parking on Lodge grounds and not on the street! Please join me in congratulating Scott on Elk of the Month!

August 2013 Elk of the Month
The August Elk of the Month is Russ Pallaci. Russ is a Past Exalted Ruler and also heads up our Club 19 fun! Russ is responsible for organizing and cooking for our very successful and delicious fish fry events this summer. I know we all appreciate Russ for his time and efforts that he so selflessly donates to our Lodge. Please join me in congratulating Russ on Elk of the Month!

July 2013 Elk of the Month
The July Elk of the Month is Nick Tribble. Nick is currently a Pool Committee member and has helped with the many chores that are required to get the pool in “operating” condition. He also did the karaoke for the Swim Team party, and organized our Cornhole tournament to name just a few! We always need volunteers like Nick and I greatly appreciate his contributions! Please join me in congratulating Nick as our Elk of the Month.

June 2013 Elk of the Month
The June Elk of the Month is Jerry McEntire. Jerry currently serves on our House Committee and is ready to help out in any way he can! He volunteered his time at many events most recently at the “Father’s Day Eve Fish Fry”. We know we can always count on Jerry’s assistance! Thanks, Jerry!

May 2013 Elk of the Month
Our May Elk of the Month is Jason Owen. Jason is presently on both the House and Pool Committees. His efforts are tireless and so very appreciated! Please join me in congratulating Jason on job(s) well done!

April 2013 Elk of the Month
This month’s Elk of the month is Brian Lehman. Brian is new member that was just initiated in November. He embraced ‘Elkdom’ by becoming a House Committee member, helping out during Family Dining nights, and assisting with our annual Hoop Shoot. I would also like to congratulate Brian in recently gaining his Masters from High Point University. Please join me in congratulating Brian for his accomplishments and his dedication to our Lodge!

Elk of the Year for 2012-2013
The Elk of the Year Award was presented to Bob Gold. Bob served as our House Committee Co-Chair this year and was our point of contact with our recent bank negotiations. His passion and enthusiasm for the Lodge and our activities throughout the year should be a model for all Elks. Thank you for all your efforts and congratulations on being our Elk of the Year!

March 2013 Elk of the Month
This month’s Elk of the Month is Beth Hawks. Beth ran another successful draw down raffle. This is our most important fund raising effort during our Lodge year. We were once again able to sell out our tickets and strengthen our Lodge finances. Congratulations Beth on being this month’s Elk of the Month!

February 2013 Elk of the Month
This month’s Elk of the Month needs to be “Elks” of the Month. Britt and DJ Moore played significant parts in two major events at the Lodge this past month. Britt was instrumental in getting the Last Resort Band to play in the Lounge and DJ organized and cooked for our Oyster Roast. Both events had huge attendance and contributed towards a very successful month in the Lounge. Congratulations Britt and DJ on being this month’s Elks of the Month!

January 2013 Elk of the Month
This month’s Elk of the Month is Tommy Adams. On top of everything Tommy does for the Lodge as House Committee Co-Chair, Tommy organized and conducted our annual Hoop Shoot contest. This is a national program for boys and girls ages 8-13 sponsored by the Elks National Foundation. This is one of the many programs where your ENF contributions are used. Congratulations Tommy on being this month’s Elk of the Month!

December 2012 Elk of the Month
This month’s Elk of the Month is David Labiak. David has graciously stepped up to co-chair the Swim Team. David also helped facilitate our State of the Lodge meeting with the Swim Team families. David’s financial back ground will also be a big help during our upcoming budget process. Congratulations David on being this month’s Elk of the Month!

November 2012 Elk of the Month
This month’s Elk of the Month is Jason Owen. Jason is an active member of the House Committee and has been a big help in running several House Committee sponsored events this past month. Jason is also a regular at our weekly Family Dining events. Congratulations Jason on being this month’s Elk of the Month!

October 2012 Elk of the Month
This month’s Elk of the Month is Russ Pallaci. Russ has chaired Club 19 this year and this month volunteered to cook for our first pig picking. Russ is an excellent example of how our members can step up and make a difference for our Lodge. Congratulations Russ on being this month’s Elk of the Month!

September 2012 Elk of the Month
This month’s Elk of the Month is Bob Gold. Bob is one of our co–chairs of the House Committee and was instrumental in developing and steering our current membership drive. Membership is vital to our Lodge and Bob’s initiative and creativity has made a big impact attracting new members. Bob also does an excellent job hosting our game show nights in the Lounge. Congratulations Bob on being this month’s Elk of the Month!

August 2012 Elk of the Month
This month’s Elk of the Month is Mike Cockerham. Mike is an active member of the House Committee and volunteered to manage the grille cooks, schedule bartenders and concession staff. In addition, he stepped up to help on a busy Sunday at the pool to keep everything flowing for our Members. He has done an excellent job while many of our staff returns to college. There is nothing that Mike isn’t willing to do for the good of the Lodge. Congratulations Mike on being this month’s Elk of the Month!

July 2012 Elk of the Month
This month’s Elk of the Month is Phil McDonald. Phil is an active member of the Pool Committee and cooked for our 4th of July pool party and performed admirably “guarding” the keg when not cooking. In addition, Phil is one of our volleyball league supervisors. Congratulations Phil on being this month’s Elk of the Month!

June 2012 Elk of the Month
This month’s Elk of the Month is David Horne. David was instrumental in fixing the volleyball court lights on opening night. Our opening night may have been a bust without his efforts to light up the night. Congratulations David on being this month’s Elk of the Month!

May 2012 Elk of the Month
Our May Elk of the month is Tom Connolly. Tom has spent countless hours working on the pool to get it ready for the season. He made the pool house bathrooms his personal Sistine Chapel. I think we all should thank him for his efforts. Congratulations Tom on being this month’s Elk of the Month!

April 2012 Elk of the Month
Our April Elk of the month is Jim Pettie. Jim and his wife Deanea so graciously purchased the supplies for the Pancake Breakfast and also cooked and served, for this no expense to the Lodge fundraiser. Thanks again Jim and Deanea Pettie.

Elk of the Year for 2011-2012
The Elk of the Year Award was presented to Tom Adams. Whether he is selling tickets for upcoming Lodge events, promoting those events or helping us prepare and cleanup before/after those same events – Tom is always there.  Thanks for all of your efforts Tom, and congratulations on being Elk of the Year!

March 2012 Elk of the Month
Our March Elk of the month is Ellen Pickett. Ellen surprised us all by donating and planting new flowers and shrubs at both our entrance and flagpole. Ellen also works hard as an advisor to our Antlers. When you see Ellen, please tell her thanks for her dedication to our Lodge and congratulations on being our March Elk of the month!

February 2012 Elk of the Month
We are all aware of the financial challenges our lodge has faced recently. One of our members really stepped up to help out. Mike Cockerham contacted “Salty Dawg” a well known DJ in Myrtle Beach. He made arrangements for him to come to the lodge and entertain us at no charge for our Winter Beach Bash. Thanks Mike for helping us out at a time when we really needed it and congratulations on being our February Elk of the Month.

January 2012 Elk of the Month
If you attended, or even heard about the Oyster Roast in January, then you know why David “DJ” Moore is our January Elk of the Month! This is not the first or second, but the third time he has put together this amazing event! We sold out and the food was great. It was a fun evening to visit with friends and it was a very successful fundraiser for the Lodge. I know a lot of people are already looking forward to the next one! Congratulations DJ, and thanks for all you do for the Lodge.

December 2011 Elk of the Month
Our December Elk of the Month is Linda Transou. Linda is always willing to help out when needed. When we decided to add a Silent Auction to our annual Open House, Linda was the first to jump on board. She donated several items for the auction, including the furniture. Linda also helped set up the auction and decorate for the party. She often travels to the VA Hospital with Beth, usually at the last minute! Thank you Linda for being such a valuable asset to our Lodge.

November 2011 Elk of the Month
Our November Elk of the Month is Robbie Creech, better known as “Two”. In order to maintain the safety and security of our building, our locks need to be changed on a regular basis. This can be very costly, given the large amount of locks we have. As a concerned member “Two” offered to do the work for us at no charge. It is always nice when a member steps up to help our Lodge in a time of need.

October 2011 Elk(s) of the Month
For the first time, we have an Elk Couple of the Month. Brian & Ellen Rawding transferred to our Lodge last year and have been very involved from the beginning. As ritual judges, they have been a tremendous help at our meetings and initiations. They are always willing to lend a hand and have been a wonderful addition to our Lodge. Thanks Brian & Ellen, we appreciate everything you do for our Lodge.

September 2011 Elk of the Month
Our September Elk of the Month is Ronnie Payne. Without Ronnie, our patio would be overflowing with empty cans! Ronnie cheerfully attends every meeting and manages our raffle like no one else can. He always has a smile on his face and is happy to help out. Thanks Ronnie for being such a wonderful example to all of us.

August 2011 Elk of the Month
Our August Elk of the Month is Tommy Frazier. Tommy has truly been our “go-to guy” this year. He is always available to lend a hand, usually at the last minute! Tommy has helped out at the Pony League Cookout, Southwest Cookout, and the SRO Cookout in Calabash. He was a tremendous help during the Flag Day Poker Run and has acted as Chaplain at our meetings when needed. Thanks Tommy, we appreciate all you do!

July 2011 Elk of the Month
Our July Elk of the Month is Chris Palmer. As a member of the House Committee, Chris has worked very hard on our budgets this year… a very tedious, challenging, and often thankless job! His knowledge and experience have been extremely helpful. Thanks Chris for all of your help!

June 2011 Elk of the Month
If you are enjoying a fun summer at the pool, you should thank our June Elk of the Month – Tom Day. Tom puts in more hours than we can count getting the pool ready for the summer. He spent many late nights cleaning, repairing furniture and fencing, and dozens of other chores. When you see Tom at the pool, please thank him for his hard work and dedication to our Lodge.

May 2011 Elk of the Month
Our May Elk of the Month is Andrew Lyon. Andrew has spent a tremendous amount of time working in the grill and lounge. He has treated us to several new menu items and worked to make Family Dining night an even more enjoyable experience. When you see Andrew please be sure to tell him “Thanks” for all his hard work.

April 2011 Elk of the Month
Our April Elk of the Month is Tom Adams. Tom’s presence is constant; he is always there to lend a hand. He can always be counted on to help prepare for an event. He helps clean, set up, and is usually sitting at the door to greet everyone, collect money, and hand out wristbands. Tom chairs our Youth Committee and is responsible for our annual Hoop Shoot and Pony League Family Day Cookout. Tom has also agreed to serve on the House Committee this year. Thank you Tom, we appreciate all you do!

Elk of the Year for 2010-2011
The Elk of the Year Award was presented to Stewart McGlaughlin. Stewart has served on several Lodge committees over the years and is currently a member of the House, Pool and Swim Committee. He developed and administers www.hpelks.com, setup our Facebook & Twitter pages, assembles our monthly electronic Newsletter, hosts our Trivia Nights and also helps organize our Volleyball leagues.  Thanks for all of your efforts Stewart, and congratulations on being Elk of the Year!

March 2011 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month of March is David Horne. David has been an active member of our lodge for quite some time, In his many years as a member, David has served on our House Committee, as well as organizing many youth activities. David also organizes our draw down fundraiser every year in March. I would personally like to thank David for his continued support and dedication to your Lodge. The next time you see David, please thank him, for all that he does for the High Point Elks Lodge and congratulate him on being our March Elk of the Month.

February 2011 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month of February is Patti Reece. Patti has been an active member of our lodge for quite some time, Patti is a member of our House Committee, Ladies Auxiliary, and Chairs our Parade committee and Drug Awareness committee. Weather we are having a steak night in the lounge or setting up for a large event in the ballroom, you can find Patti setting up, decorating, or cleaning up. I would personally like to thank Patti for her continued support and dedication to your lodge. The next time you see Patti, Please thank her, for all that she does for the High Point Elks Lodge and congratulate her on being our February Elk of the Month.

January 2011 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for January is Ed Adams. Ed has been a part of our Lodge for quite some time, and continues to help us with generous donations and ongoing support, for our fundraising events. Occasionally Ed may fly under the radar, but when we have a major event scheduled, Ed will always bring a group of friends with him to help support our lodge. I would personally like to thank Ed for his continued support and generosity. The next time you see Ed, please thank him, for all that he does for the High Point Elks Lodge and congratulate him on being our January Elk of the Month.

December 2010 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for December is DeAnna Blankenship.  Deanna has helped our Lodge by organizing fund raisers for Camp Carefree and for our own Lodge as well.  Deanna is also chairperson of our Public Relations Committee.  Deanna has attended visits the Veteran’s hospital and has also volunteered for many Lodge events. Thank you Deanna for all that you do for the High Point Elks Lodge and congratulations on being our December Elk of the Month.

November 2010 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for November is David Labiak. David is a member of our Pool Committee and has been a big help by volunteering for our swim team as well. In the month of November when I needed to try a new approach to communicate with our membership, David was able to get the ball rolling and helped me reach about 20% more members in an effort to spread the word about Lodge functions and activities. David is also taking part in contacting our dropped members, to try to get them to reinstate. Thanks David for all that you do for the High Point Elks Lodge and congratulations on being our November Elk of the Month.

October 2010 Elk of the Month
Our October Elk of the Month is Greg Conner. Greg is a member of our House Committee and has volunteered at most of our Elk events. Greg has not only volunteered to cook for our many events but has also donated the tables under our pool shelter and the refrigerators that we use all summer during our pool season. Thank you Greg for everything you do for the High Point Elks Lodge and congratulations on being our October Elk of the Month.

September 2010 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for September is Tom Connolly. Tom is a member of our pool committee and has been a big help by volunteering for our pool cookouts, as well as other numerous jobs around the pool. Tom has also helped out with our Thursday Family burger nights. If you don’t know Tom, just look for the guy in the Indianapolis Colts jersey this fall. Thanks Tom for all that you do for the High Point Elks Lodge and congratulations on being our September Elk of the Month.

August 2010 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for August is Robert Daniels. Robert recently transferred from the Reidsville Elks Lodge, Well their loss is our gain as Robert has proposed 3 new members for initiation, Robert also stepped up and joined our House Committee and has been an avid volunteer for many events at our lodge. Thank you Robert for all that you do for the High Point Elks Lodge and congratulations on being our August Elk of the Month.

July 2010 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for July is Stewart McGlaughlin. Whenever someone needs a volunteer, Stewart is there to pitch in.  Stewart is a member of our Pool Committee, organizes our Volleyball League, is a member of our House Committee and has helped out with most of our Cookouts.  If you have ever accessed the Lodge Webssite, you have seen some of Stewart’s work as he is the one updating the site daily. Thank you Stewart for all that you do for the High Point Elks Lodge and congratulations on being our July Elk of the Month.

June 2010 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for Juneis Jim Pettie. Jim became very involved in the repainting of our Pool house locker rooms. Without Jim’s expertise in the paint field and his obvious painting skills, our locker rooms and lockers would not look as fine as they do. Dressed in full gear including hood and respirator, Jim spent hours sealing and painting to get the rooms finished by opening day. Thank you Jim for all that you do for the High Point Elks Lodge and congratulations on being our June Elk of the Month.

May 2010 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the month for May is Floyd Evans. Floyd was very helpful in cooking for our major youth committee event (the High Point Pony League Cookout). Floyd also initiated the repair work on our 3 Charcoal grills that were in pretty bad shape.  Thank you Floyd for all that you do for the High Point Elks Lodge and congratulations on being our May Elk of the month.

April 2010 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for April is Shawnie Bryant.  Shawnie has been a very active member of our Lodge and has volunteered to help us out with many activities.  Shawnie spent numerous hours volunteering at the Christian Bible Church by helping our community with the Tornado clean-up.  Shawnie has also worked on events sponsored by our Ladies Aux. Thank you Shawnie for all that you do for the High Point Elks Lodge and congratulations on being our April Elk of the Month.

Elk of the Year for 2009-2010
The Elk of the Year Award was presented to Patti Reece.  Patti has served on several committees at the Lodge and is a current member of the House Committee.  She always makes certain that we are prepared for the many events that we host.  Thanks for all of your efforts Patti, and congratulations on being Elk of the Year!

March 2010 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for March is “Key” Whitman.  Key is a very active member of our Lodge and has volunteered to help for many of the events that we host. He has agreed to be a Lodge Officer beginning in April and will also be a member of our House Committee for 2010 – 2011. Thanks for all of your efforts for the High Point Elks Lodge, Key and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for March.

February 2010 Elk of the Month
Gary “Hutch” Hutchinson is our Elk of the Month for February. Gary is a regular participant at almost all of our activities. He has attended conventions and volunteered at many of our charitable functions. Gary has also stepped up to become a Lodge Officer next year and serve as our Esquire. If you see Gary, make sure you thank him for his service to the Lodge. Thanks Gary – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for February.

January 2010 Elk of the Month
Tom Adams is our Elk of the Month for January. Tom has been our Hoop Shoot Chairman for the past several years. Tom once again organized the volunteers and set up a location for the Hoop Shoot. Tom is a regular volunteer at our youth activities and this past month was no exception. If you see Tom, make sure you thank him for his service to the Lodge and especially our youth. Thanks Tom – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month.

December 2009 Elk of the Month
Fran Hoover is our Elk of the Monthfor December. Fran recently stepped up and worked in our Lounge grill while we were in transition between cooks. Fran helped train our new cook and helped make the transition a smooth one.  Fran always helps with our Indoctrination program and can be counted on to work at our State Conventions. If you see Fran, make sure you thank him for his service to the Lodge. Thanks Fran – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for December.

November 2009 Elk of the Month
Patti Reece is our Elk of the Month. Patti has been a long time member of the House Committee. Patti can be counted on to volunteer when needed to keep our grill/lounge running. Patti has been known to clear tables, run to the store or serve food when needed. Patti is a regular attendee of our Lodge Meetings and does a great job as a liaison between the Ladies Auxiliary and theLodge. Thanks Patti – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month.

October 2009 Elk of the Month
Paul Hampton is our Elk of the Month. Paul has been working tirelessly for our veterans. This past month Paul offered our Lodge to host a town hall meeting for veteran’s health issues. I can think of no better way to use our Lodge. This is a prime example of how the Elks National Veterans Service Commission can achieve their goal of making “Elks the most visible force in voluntary service to our veterans”. Thanks Paul – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month.

September 2009 Elk of the Month
Allen Kern is our Elk of the Month. Allen runs Club 19.  Every year at this time as the football season nears, a lot of our members get involved with Club 19. Allen is involved from the beginning to the season ending Club 19 party. Last month Club 19 was again a sell out.  Through his efforts, all of our members can enjoy the NFL season in the Lounge. Thanks Allen – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for September!

August 2009 Elk of the Month
Beth Hawks is our Elk of the Month.Beth is our current Lodge Chaplain and VA Chairman. Beth is instrumental in organizing our VA trips. During the past month she brought watermelons down to the VA Hospital in Salisbury and she is currently organizing a cook out at the hospital. Beth is always looking for volunteers to join her on the 4th Thursday of the month for our scheduled visit to the hospital. Through her efforts, Beth brings lots of fun and joy to our veterans who are hospitalized. Thanks Beth – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for August!

July 2009 Elk of the Month
Bob Jones is our Elk of the Month. Bob has been Swim Team Committee Chairman for the past several years. Our Swim Team is the largest Youth Program sponsored by the Lodge. Through his efforts, Bob has been able to run fundraisers and secure enough sponsorships to make our Swim Team self-supporting. In addition to being chairman, he is also the team’s chief car washer and cheerleader. Thanks Bob – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for July!

June 2009 Elk of the Month
Greg Conner
is our Elk of the Month for June. Greg was instrumental in securing the donation of the picnic tables under the shelter by the pool. In addition to the tables, Greg was able to get two refrigerators and an intercom system donated that will be used in the snack bar during pool season. Greg has been an active member and officer of the Lodge over the past several years. Thanks Greg – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for June!

May 2009 Elk of the Month
Ronnie Lassiter is our Elk of the Month. Ronnie does an outstanding job organizing the High Point Little League Cookout every year. This cookout is a major event that requires lots of support from all Elks. Ronnie makes sure this event goes off without a hitch and our Elks Lodge is well represented in the community. This event also allows for many of our fellow Elks to volunteer during one of the largest community events that we participate in all year. This is great event that shows the community what Elks are all about. Thanks Ronnie – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for May!

April 2009 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for April is Stewart McGlaughlin.  Stewart has spent the last several months developing our new website giving it a much need facelift.  Our new website will be a tremendous asset keeping our members current with their Lodge happenings between newsletters.  Stewart is also an active member of the House, Pool and Swim Team committees.  Thanks Stewart, we truly appreciate all of your efforts – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for April!

Elk of the Year for 2008-2009
The Elk of the Year Award was presented to Ben Adams. Ben has served on several committees at the Lodge and is a current member of the House Committee. He always makes certain that we are prepared for the many events that we host. Thanks for all of your efforts “Beano”, and congratulations on being Elk of the Year!

March 2009 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for March is Mark Anthony. Mark is an unbelievable asset to our Lodge. He has been assembling and organizing all of the articles and inserts for the newsletter for the past several years. He always makes certain that all of the required information is in before it goes to print. Mark sends out the weekly email updates to remind all of the members about the terrific activities we have going on and he also manages our very informative website. Thanks Mark, we truly appreciate all of your efforts – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for March!

February 2009 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for February is David Horne. David has served on several of our committees over the years and is very active within our Lodge. He has also very successfully organized the Annual Fundraiser many times and this year is no exception. This fundraiser is very important to our Lodge and it is great that David does such a terrific job with it. If you see David make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks David – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for February!

January 2009 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for January is Tommy Rice. Tommy has been very active at our Lodge over the years and has really stepped it up for us recently. He cooked all of the chicken for our Christmas Party/Open House that was held in December and is always willing to help with the cooking at our large events. His special chicken recipe is delicious! If you see Tommy make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Tommy – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for January!

December 2008 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for December is Marshall Morgan. Marshall has been supporting many of the events that we have had at the Lodge over the past couple of months. He was also kind enough to sing two selections during our Memorial Service Ritual held on December 7th. This really added a lot to the Service and I know that all of those who attended appreciated it. If you see Marshall make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Marshall – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for December!

November 2008 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for November is Mike Koch. Mike and his family have attended our Thursday Family Dinner Nights and Mike is almost always in attendance during our weekly member’s night. During November he brought several of his Wii games from home so everyone could play on the new system that we installed in the lounge. If you see Mike make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Mike – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for November!

October 2008 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for October is Clay Bolick. Clay helped to organize and run the very successful Wine Tasting event held at our Lodge last month. He also volunteered and cooked the salmon to perfection at the most recent “Steak-Out” dinner. If you see Clay make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Clay – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for October!

September 2008 Elks of the Month
We have Co-Elks of the month for September! It is the dynamic duo of Ben and Tom Adams. “Beano” is a very active member of our House Committee and helps to make sure that we are prepared and have everything we need for the many different events that we hold at our Lodge. Tom (“TA”) is also very active and can always be counted on to make sure we have enough volunteers when we are planning an event. They both have helped out with the events of the past month such as the NFL Tailgate, Elks “Steak-Out”, and the Labor Day Bash at the Pool. If you see Ben or Tom make sure you shake their hand and thank them for all of their service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks gentlemen – and congratulations on being our Elks of the Month for September!

August 2008 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for August is Andrew Lyon. Andrew helps out at all of the home swim meets and donated the use of his projector and screen for the swim team “Flick-N-Float”. He also worked cooking hamburgers, hot dogs, and sausages all day at the City Swim Meet hosted at our Lodge. If you see Andrew make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Andrew – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for August!

July 2008 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for July is Mike Schiltz. Mike has become of very active member of our Lodge. For the past couple of years Mike has been the “official” photographer of the High Point Elks Swim Team. He takes many photos at all of the meets and makes them available to the swim team members and their families. Mike also helped out at our 4th of July celebration by loaning us an awesome sound system that was put to very good use. If you see Mike make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Mike – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for July!

June 2008 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for June is John Spencer. John helped get the pool ready to open by patching the concrete area around the deck. He is also very active with the Swim Team and has done a terrific job in helping to run our home swim meets. Our meets would definitely not be as successful as they are without his participation. If you see John make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge.  Thanks John – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for June!

May 2008 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for May is Rob Ferguson. Rob is a very active member of our House Committee and also helps out quite a bit at our pool. Last month he traveled to Camp Carefree, a camp for chronically ill and disabled children that the NC State Elks sponsor, and participated in their volunteer work weekend. Camp Carefree is one of the state projects that the NC State Elks are involved with, so it is terrific that we had a representative from our Lodge there. If you see Rob make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Rob – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for May!

April 2008 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for April is Steve McAllister. Steve is a longtime member who has accomplished a great deal for our Lodge over the years. Most recently Steve was very active in promoting and organizing our annual fundraiser. This fundraiser is extremely important to our Lodge as it helps to fund the many charities that we support and the activities that we conduct. It was very successful and Steve McAllister had a great deal to do with that. If you see Steve make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Steve – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for April!

Elk of the Year for 2007-2008
The Elk of the Year Award was presented to Jim Wallace. Jim has been a member of our Lodge since 1971 and served as Exalted Ruler in 1975. He is a very active member of the Past Exalted Rulers Association and is serving as Chairman this year. He was also very involved with our building renovations and it would have been difficult to get them done the way we wanted without his support. Congratulations Jim on being our Elk of the Year for 2007-2008!

March 2008 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for March is Mark Furr. Mark very generously donated shelving for us to use in our storage rooms. This has allowed us to organize all of the items for the Ladies Auxiliary and the Lodge. Mark even came to the Lodge over a weekend and helped to set up all of the shelves! If you see Mark make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Mark – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for March!

February 2008 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for February is Fran Hoover. “Eagle Fan” Fran is a longtime member of High Point Lodge #1155 and is always available to help out whenever he is asked. He, and his wife Carol, attend all of the State Conventions and work the Hospitality Room for our Lodge. Fran is also very involved in the indoctrination of our new members and makes sure that they all feel welcome. If you see Fran make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Fran – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for February!

January 2008 Co-Elks of the Month
We have Co-Elks of the Month for January. They are David and Britt Moore. David and Britt organized and ran the Hoop Shoot this year, with the help of many of our members and their spouses. They made certain that all of the children participating enjoyed themselves and that the event was run without a hitch. They also arranged for a High Point police officer to address the children before the Hoop Shoot about the dangers of drugs & gangs and the importance of working hard and doing well in school. Thanks to both of you and to all of the other volunteers who helped out at the Hoop Shoot. If you see David or Britt, make sure you shake their hand and thank them for all of their service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thank you David & Britt – and congratulations on being our Co-Elks of the Month for January!

December 2007 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for December is Randy Barrier. Randy’s company (Premier Graphics) does all of the printing for the Lodge, including the newsletter you are reading right now! Randy does a terrific job putting the newsletter together as well as printing our letterhead, envelopes, pool cards and anything else that we require. He has been doing this for the Lodge for years and always makes sure that we get what we need on time, even if we sometimes give it to him at the last minute. If you see Randy make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Randy – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for December!

November 2007 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for November is David “Dawg” Richardson. There are a few members of our Lodge who could be named Elk of the Month 12 months out of the year. Dawg is certainly one of those people. It’s appropriate that he get the honor this month however, as he has been particularly busy. Dawg, a Past Exalted Ruler, organizes the Memorial Service and Open House that take place during December and he has been instrumental in putting together our current membership drive. Dawg has also devoted a great deal of time and effort toward our renovation project which is finally complete. Our Lodge would not be the great place that it is with Dawg as a member. If you see Dawg make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Dawg – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for November!

October 2007 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for October is Mark Vernon. “Vern” has been a very active member of the House Committee for the past two years. He is always on hand to help out at the various events organized by the House Committee such as last month’s Pig Roast. Vern also entertains us at the Lodge several times a year with his band. The band always gets everyone dancing, particularly when they use a lot of cowbells. Make sure you come check them out the next time they are scheduled. If you see Vern make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Vern – and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for October!

September 2007 Elks of the Month
We have Co-Elks of the Month for September. They are Stewart McGlaughlin and Randy Reavis. Stewart and Randy are the Volleyball League Supervisors and they both put in a lot of time organizing the league, setting the schedule and maintaining the court. Our volleyball court would not be nearly as nice as it is without all of their efforts. They are also both members of the Pool Committee and always contribute to the various events that we have at the pool. If you see Stewart or Randy make sure you shake their hand and thank them for all of their service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Stewart & Randy  and congratulations on being our Elks of the Month for September!

August 2007 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for August is Russ Pallaci. During the past few years Russ has been a member of the Pool Committee, the House Committee, and this year Russ is the House Committee Chairman. Russ began to volunteer at the Lodge and get involved in many of our events and activities right after his initiation and he dedicates a great deal of his time making sure that our Lodge is running smoothly. (Thanks to his wife, Monica, for letting him do this!) The House Committee, under his leadership, has done a terrific job of making sure we have many enjoyable events scheduled throughout the year. They have made sure that there is plenty going on at our Lodge at all times, even during this period of building renovations. If you see Russ make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Russ and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for August!

July 2007 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for July is Patti Reece. Patti is a very active member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She also spends a lot of time and effort supporting our swim team and their various fundraisers. During the past month Patti has also helped to organize the Swim for Cancer Fundraiser held at the Lodge. This event has raised a great deal of money for the fight against cancer. If you see Patti make sure you shake her hand and thank her for all of her service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Patti and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for July!

June 2007 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for June is Bob Jones. Bob has been Chairman of the Elks Swim Team Committee for the past several years. During that time the team has had unprecedented success in the pool by winning meets and City Championships and the Swim Team always represents our Lodge well within the community. Bob often says that the person who really does all of the work is his wife, Kim. The team and the entire membership appreciate all of the effort you both dedicate toward making our Swim Team the most successful in High Point.  If you see Bob make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Bob and congratulations on being our June Elk of the Month!

May 2007 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for May is Ronnie Lassiter. Ronnie organizes the High Point Little League Cookout that takes place every year. This is a major event for both the Little League and the High Point Elks Lodge, and is one of the largest community events that we participate in all year. Ronnie receives a lot of help from many of our members cooking and serving the food to all of the little leaguers and their families – Thanks to everyone who pitches in to make this event successful! If you see Ronnie make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Ronnie and congratulations on being our Elk of the Month for May!

April 2007 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for April is Sandy Hand. Sandy was the Exalted Ruler of our Lodge during 2001 – 2002 and has also served as a Trustee for several years. Sandy is currently the Pool Committee Chairman – a position he has held for the past three years. He is constantly coming up with new ways to make our pool safer and more enjoyable for all of our members. If you see Sandy make sure you shake his hand and thank him for all of his service to the High Point Elks Lodge. Thanks Sandy and congratulations on being our April Elk of the Month.

March 2007 Elk of the Month
Our Elk of the Month for March is none other that Howard Parsley! Howard has been around since God invented dirt (which He made in West Virginia) and constantly comes up with new ideas on how we can further enjoy Elkdom.  If you haven’t met Howard yet, come on up and greet him!  He’s our Elk of the Month for March.

Feburary 2007 Elk of the Month
Thank you David “DJ” Moore for everything you’ve done for our lodge and community.  DJ runs our Hoop Shoot contest for us and keeps us active in our schools and Boys and Girls Clubs.  The next time you see him, shake his hand and congratulate him for being our February Elk of the Month!

January 2007 Elk of the Month
I’d like to congratulate David “Dawg” Richardson for being our Elk of the Month for January.  Among other things, Dawg takes care of our Memorial Service, our Annual Open House and helps with the Comedy Night.  Thanks, Dawg, for all of your service to our Lodge.

November & December 2006 Elk of the Month
I’d like to introduce you to my brother Mike and my other brother … Mike.  The Elk of the Month for November is Mike Schiltz and the Elk of the Month for December is Mike Secor. Both members are leaders of local Cub Scouts Pack 16 and both stepped up and filled in for the powder-puff football cookout in October.  Together they personify our motto … “Elks Care, Elks Share”.  I could not ask for two better Brothers. Keep up the good work Mike and Mike, and congratulations to our Elks of the Month for November and December.

October 2006 Elk of the Month
There’s a special breed of person that never brags, never toots their own horn, but instead is always there when you need them. Fran Hoover is one of these people and a true Elk.  All you have to do is ask his help and you have it.  Thank you, Fran Hoover, and congratulations on being Elk of the Month for October!

September 2006 Elk of the Month
When I asked for a chairman for our Soccer Shoot, I had one reply: Russ Broome.  He did an excellent job running our local shoot and will head our hosting of the District Shoot.  Thank you and congratulations to Russ Broome on being our September Elk of the Month!

August 2006 Elk of the Month
If you have not noticed the newsletter, or our website, then you have missed some amazing things going on at the Lodge.  Both are maintained and administered by our August Elk of the Month.  I cannot tell you how many hours he spends working for the Lodge, but I am extremely grateful that he is doing it.  We are actually getting other Lodges wanting to know how we maintain them.  Congratulations to Mark Anthony, our August Elk of the Month.

July 2006 Elk of the Month
Have you met Brad Stephens? Brad has been a member of the High Point Elks Lodge for several years. If you have seen a guy with a grey beard throwing darts, that is Brad. He has been very active in the Lodge the past few months. He built the new railings on the high dive board. He welded extensions onto the railings on the lower diving board. In both cases, these repairs he installed made the diving boards safer for our swimmers. He has also repaired the broken chairs on the upper deck.  As a member of the House Committee, he volunteered to oversee the Wiley Pritchett Game Room, to make sure all items are repaired and in working order. He (and his wife, Ladies Auxiliary President Teresa) organize and run the Luck of the Draw dart tournaments we have had lately. Of course, he occasionally helps the Ladies Auxiliary. He is truly … an ELK WHO CARES!!  For what he has meant to the Lodge, we congratulate Brad Stephens, July Elk of the Month.

June 2006 Elk of the Month
Our June Elk of the Month is Tom LaBor. He designed and built the new stairs for the high dive at the pool. Tom spent a great deal of time and effort on the construction of the stairs. He has helped to make the pool much safer and more enjoyable for all of the pool members. A big congratulation goes to Tom LaBor, June Elk of the Month.

May 2006 Elk of the Month
When I asked for a volunteer to head our VA visits, he stepped up and said he wanted it.  When I told him that he was a committee chair without a committee, he said he would still like to try it.  And he’s doing a great job!  Congratulations to Tim Conner, VA Chairman and May Elk of the Month.

April 2006 Elk of the Month
Do you know Doug Thompson? Doug was the person responsible for setting up our Web page and putting it on the Internet. That may not sound like a lot, but it required a lot of hours of hard work with the Web page itself and researching servers and companies to get the template he created on the Internet at a reasonable price. After working with the Web site and maintaining it himself for many months, he has turned it over to the current House Committee. His expertise in setting it up now allows us to easily do the weekly updates and maintenance ourselves. Thanks to Doug for giving us the next step forward into the Internet age. Congratulations to Doug Thompson, April Elk of the Month.