Citizen of the Year – Mike McGraw, Past Exalted Ruler of the Sanford Elks Lodge presents the Lodge’s Citizen of the Year to Sandy Yarborough of Southern Lee High School. Sandy was recognized for her contributions to high school foreign exchange students in Lee County. In addition to being a facilitator in recruiting host families to various international students, she serves as a beacon to all international students from various programs. The Sanford Elks Lodge nominates and elects a deserving citizen of Lee County on an annual basis for their contributions for the betterment and advancement of the community.
Lodge Member of the Year – Sanford Elks Lodge member Monty Frelich was awarded the outstanding lodge member for the 2013-2014 Elks year. Monty is that member that will take a day off when we need him to arrive at 4:30 am to cook chickens for a lodge fundraiser. He helps arrange and organize the Texas Hold’em tournaments and he’s been known to cook up a pot or two of vittles to serve in the clubroom on Sunday afternoons! Thanks Monty for all you do for our lodge.
OFFICER OF THE YEAR – The 2013-2014 award recipient for the Sanford Elks Lodge officer of the year goes to Joe Clancy. Joe has contributed over and above the duties of office toward the improvement of the Lodge and our Order. Joe has shown leadership, contributed voluntarily to services and committees and has a status among members as an outstanding Elks. Please join us in congratulating Joe for a job well done!