My Fellow Elks,
Summer is rapidly coming to a close. The majority of summer vacations are over and everyone is settling back into the normal, daily grind. School is back in session and we are getting back down to business here at the Lodge.
Speaking of school, your Lodge is participating in Lee County School’s “Stuff the Bus” campaign. Having so many children around with the need for school supplies, we have set up a donation box in the Club Room for donations (pens, pencils, paper, folders, etc.). We will be taking donations until after Labor Day weekend. Please stop by and pitch in!
Also, with the start of school, there are buses on the road again. Please use extra caution on the streets and highways. If you are not familiar with the School Bus Stop Law, you can go to www.ncbussafety.org to read the law. When buses are present, children are present.
Your Lodge will once again be holding the Annual Labor Day Cookout on the Patio. Hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings will be served from noon until 2:00 PM. There will be a water slide for the kids in the lower parking area until 5:00 PM. Bring the family and your appetite!
We typically close the pool for the season on Labor Day. Since the majority of members have taken their vacations and will be sticking around the area more, we have elected to keep it open for the remainder of the week closing on Sunday, September 7th. There will be a pool clean up day on September 13th beginning at 9:00 AM. If you have enjoyed the pool this summer, please come help us get it ready for winter.
We will go back to having meals on Friday nights in the Club Room. The menu is in your newsletter and is posted on the Club Room monitor.
There will be live entertainment on selected Fridays during the remainder of the year. The next performance is scheduled for September 26th. Rob Matthews will perform for us from 8:00 PM until 11:00 PM. Come and enjoy a meal and entertainment!
There is still a little time left to sign up for the Elks sponsored 7th Annual Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament. It will be held on September 6th at Carolina Trace Country Club. Registration starts at 11:30 AM with a Shot Gun Start at 1:00 PM. This is a great cause and will help to make the daily lives of our Wounded Warriors a little bit easier. Gather up a 4 man team and come out and enjoy!
There are still some members who have not paid their 2014 dues. Letters have been sent out as a reminder. Please get your dues in as soon as possible. In the near future, we will be making dues payment easier by offering an online credit card payment option.
Lastly, your Lodge needs your continued efforts in recruiting new members. Sponsor a friend or family member TODAY! Most members are unaware that if you sponsor eleven members or reinstatements in any given Elk year, you receive a gold watch with the Elk logo from Grand Lodge! Some of you are well on your way this year. Who will be the first?
Again, thank you all for what you do for Elkdom.
Edmond Wesley, Exalted Ruler
Note: Be sure to see the full newsletter at http://sanfordelks1679.org/newsletters/