Pride of Vance Elks attend lodge convention
Five members of the Pride of Vance Elks Lodge No. 1263 attended the 115th Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the Worldwide International Grand Lodge Convention from Aug. 1 through Aug. 8 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
The delegates were E. Jameel Williams, Larry Wallace, Erskine Hawkins, Johuntas Hawkins and Michael T. Henderson. Each holds various positions in their local lodge, which was established June 9, 1948, as well as positions in the district, state and national levels of the organization.
Williams serves as exalted ruler over the Pride of Vance lodge, as well as acting director of the North Carolina beauty and talent department.
Wallace serves as grand legal advisor.
Erskine Hawkins serves as esquire at the Pride of Vance lodge, as president of the North Carolina state association and as grand liaison of security.
Johuntas Hawkins serves as treasurer for the Pride of Vance lodge and the North Carolina state security commissioner.
Henderson serves as the director of education and financial secretary for the Pride of Vance lodge and as assistant musician and assistant choir director for the Grand International Choir.