Elks lodge announces officers, welcomes new members
Pride of Vance Elks Lodge No. 1263 recently welcomed two new brothers during an initiation ceremony at the lodge.
Brother Ronald Lowery lead the ceremony for Brother Omega Perry and Brother Glenn Daniel.
Lowery was assisted by lodge brothers Cedric Hinton and Michael Henderson.
Perry and Daniel attended their first official meeting June 7, dressed in Elk regalia, where they were introduced to the lodge’s 2014 elected officers.
Officers are Brother Jameel Williams, exalted ruler; Brother Vernon Mitchell, esteemed leading knight; Hinton, esteemed loyal knight; Brother Eric Seward, esteemed lecturing knight; Brother Erskine Hawkins, esquire; Brother Johuntas Hawkins, treasurer; Henderson, financial secretary; Brother Benjamin Edwards, inner guard; Brother Lewis Brodie, tiler; and Lowery, recording secretary and chaplain.
Brother Johnny Bullock is the chairman of the house, and Hinton is in charge of booking for the lodge.
During the meeting, two new lifetime members were named, Brother Emeron Cash and Brother Clinton Harris.
The lodge also recently participated in the community day in May sponsored by Clubs Come Together As One. The event was held in the lodge parking lot.
The lodge now has 43 members.