Elks Lodge holds Exalted Ruler Ball
The Exalted Ruler Committee of Pride of Vance Elks Lodge recently held it’s annual Exalted Ruler Ball for Exalted Ruler Jameel Williams.
The committee was chaired by Cedric L. Hinton. Additional committee members were Johnny Bullock, Eric Seward and Ronald Lowery. Lowery was the co-chairman.
The theme of the ball was “given honor to those who labor before us.”
During the ball, deceased members of the lodge were recognized.
Lowery recognized all attending guests.
Among those attending were Majorie Edwards of Eureka Temple in Ahoskie and Brenda Mitchell of Salome Temple in Durham.
Social clubs present and recognized were Pure Elegance, Red Velvet, Shades and Badd Boyz and Lady Badd Boyz.
Thanks and recognition were given to Margaret Scarboro and her sister for their support.
Grand Lodge officers recognized included Johuntas Hawkins, Erskine Hawkins and Lowery.
Michael Henderson presented a token of appreciation to Williams. Tokens of appreciation were also given by the N.C. Association of Educators, Vance County Association of Educators, National Education Association, Badd Boyz and Lady Badd Boyz and family members and friends.
Lodge members 65 years of age and older were recognized. Erskine Hawkins, Sidney Townes, Ralph Glover, Emeron Cash, Clinton Harris, Ralph Vaughn, Thomas Young and William Murphy received certificates of appreciation. The lodge’s oldest members, James Jordan and George Cheathman, also received certificates.