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July Around the Sanford Elks

 THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The United States of America, no more powerful words ever written or said.

A nation born of revolution and framed and formed by our founding fathers.

Meaningful words such as: Freedom, Liberty and Justice still prevail, ringing out loud and clear…as the American symbol of independence, The Liberty Bell, did in our founders yesteryear.

Lady liberty stands ever vigilant, high upon her pedestal overlooking the harbor, adorned in her flowing robe, crown and flaming torch and arm raised aloft in her hand…America, just like our Lady Liberty, has never denied the American dream and gift of asylum to those seeking a better life in this great land, for when it comes Freedom and Liberty Americans and America will never deny or look the other way, nor bury their heads in the sand.

America offers all a refuge and haven to all the oppressed and downtrodden masses of the world for, it does not make a difference to this great nation and her people if you’re rich, poor, ethnicity, or language that one speaks or continent you’re from, the only thing we ask is your allegiance and love of America as you follow the beam of light that that Lady Liberty shines along the path that leads to her welcoming front door.

227 years ago…on July 4th, 1776
This great nation, the United States of America,
In a struggle for what was right and free,
Was proudly born…


July 4th Cookout

The Sanford Elks Lodge will celebrate Independence Day by having a cookout on July 4th. Hot-dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings and chips will be served from noon until 2:00pm. Ice cold beverages will be provided as well. Bring the family out for lunch, enjoy the pool all day long and help our lodge celebrate Independence Day.


Swim Lessons by Instructor Dalton Cox

Sessions:

July 10-13
July 24-27
August 7-10

Age Range:

4 years old – 8 years old: 6:00 PM
9 years old and higher: 7:00 PM

Price: $25 per week

Registration: Call Dalton Cox at 919.352.2482


Complete newsletter can be found by clicking “July Newsletter“.

2017 Officers

Elections of Officers

On February 8th the 2017 – 2018 officers were nominated and on February 22nd they were all elected in.  I would like to thank these individuals for stepping up to the plate and serving as this year’s Officers.  They will be responsible for the running of the lodge and overseeing the club room operations.  Good Luck to all of you!

I would also like to give a Big Thanks to Scott Pace who is completing his latest round of serving this lodge as an officer.  Scott’s hard work and dedication to this lodge has made it what it is today.  We all know that Scott will continue to support the lodge and everything that it stands for.


2017 – 2018 Officers

Kevin Cleary -Exalted Ruler  
Anthony Cochrane – Leading Knight 
Eddie Brannan – Loyal Knight 
Nathan Cochrane – Lecturing Knight
Nash Atkins – Esquire 
Barry Gunter – Chaplain 
Joe Clancy – 3 Year Trustee 
Norman Brewer – 2 Year Trustee 
Ed Wesley – 1 Year Trustee 
Steve Johnson – Secretary 
Mike McGraw – Treasurer 
Greg Lucero – Tiler 
Chris Setzer – Inner Guard 

 

Super Bowl Pot Luck

Elks Member Chris Black named NCSHP Trooper of the Year

Trooper Black

Trooper Black, pictured at left.

Sanford native Chris Black, a master trooper with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, is one of just a handful of recipients of the patrol’s D.R. Bowick Trooper of the Year award.

Black, 35, has been with the Highway Patrol for 10 years and began his law enforcement career with the Sanford Police Department. His award is for Troop D, which covers a 9 county area including Lee and Chatham. There are eight troop divisions in the state; each names a Trooper of the Year.

Black said he found out about the award at his troop’s annual holiday party. He’d known he was one of a handful of troopers in the running, but didn’t expect to be the winner.

“Of course, it’s based on your statistics, your tickets and wrecks and all, but they also look at what you do off duty, for charity, in the community,” said Black, who also operates SanLee Roofing. “We did a lot of free work for people who had damage during Hurricane Matthew and I think they liked that.”

The award plaque said he was “selected by his peers for his outstanding dedication, selfless service and leadership to the NCSHP, Troop D, and his community.”

The award is named for Trooper Dustin Ryan Bowick, who died in 2012, shortly after joining the Patrol.

(article from www.rantnc.com)

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