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Friday, 15 Dec 17
Saturday, 16 Dec 17
Sunday, 17 Dec 17
Monday, 18 Dec 17
Tuesday, 19 Dec 17
Wednesday, 20 Dec 17
Thursday, 21 Dec 17
Friday, 22 Dec 17
Saturday, 23 Dec 17
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Monday, 25 Dec 17
Tuesday, 26 Dec 17
Wednesday, 27 Dec 17
Thursday, 28 Dec 17
Friday, 29 Dec 17

Community Investments Program (CIP) Grants

Do you ever wonder what our donations to the Elks National Foundation do for us?

The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work.

This is no exception here in our community.  Last year, we as a Lodge contributed $4,095 to the ENF.  This year so far we have contributed $3,628.  What has come back to our area is $8,000.00!

Last spring, we received a $2,000 Gratitude grant that was used to help support Back Pack Pals.  This is a local program that provides food to under privileged children to eat on weekends.

Most recently, we received $2,500.00 with the Promise grant.  As you may have heard, we joined a youth committee and purchased shoes for kids here in Lee County.  In addition we provided $1,200.00 of that grant to purchase shoes for high school athletes that were unable to buy the necessary cleats or running shoes for football and track.

The Sanford Elks Shoe Project is winding down but we expect between 50 and 60 children will have been served right here in Lee County by your Sanford Elks Lodge!

Yet to come is the Beacon Grant.  This along with a one-time Anniversary Grant will provide us with $3,500.00 which we plan to use to help support our local fire departments in their 3 alarm toy drive for the NC Children’s Burn Center.

As a lodge, we will continue our annual toy drive but this year we will add a twist.  In years past we have successfully collected toys for younger kids.  This grant will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for older kids and teenagers.  This is an area that has been overlooked in the past.

For more information on how you can contribute to the ENF, please contact Steve Johnson who is our ENF Chairman.  For more information on our grants or how you can help on any of these worthwhile committees, please contact Mike McGraw.

Thank You,
Mike McGraw, PER
CIP Grants Coordinator


July Around the Sanford Elks


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


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

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