Monday, September 9, 2013

annual District Deputy visit was positive

We had our official DD visit and inspection last Thursday and we are pleased to report that all is well with Salisbury lodge. We have a few minor issues that need some tinkering with but for the most part, we are an above average lodge. Thanks to the few who work so hard to make it that way and the many who support this lodge by continuing to pay their dues. Without both, we would surely flounder.

Passing of Vickie Reavis

It is our sad duty to report that Vickie Reavis passed September 5th. She will be sorely missed and was a good Elk. ------------ SALISBURY - Vickie Lee Revis, 61, of Salisbury, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Vickie was born on Sept. 1, 1952, in Wayland, N.Y., a daughter of the late Forrest Erwin and Emma Mary Desmond. Vickie was a graduate of East High School in Rochester, N.Y. Vickie was a CNA, a member of Elks Lodge 699 in Salisbury and enjoyed watching mystery television, camping at the lake and volunteering at the Elks Lodge. Vickie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Vickie was preceded in death by a son, Scott Troy Desmond; and a brother, Leonard Paul Desmond. Vickie is survived by her husband, Steven Revis; son Sgt. Arthur Walter Desmond, U.S. Army, and wife Lisa of Fort Bragg; daughter Jenny Lynn Jackson of Lynchburg, Va.; brothers Herbert W. Desmond and wife Lori of Leesburg, Fla., and Forrest E. Desmond Jr. "Pete" and wife Marilynn of Ridgeway, S.C.; sisters Gail C. Sce and husband Robert of Salisbury and Susan R. Fields and husband Ted of Bloomington, Ind.; grandchildren Travis, Coty and Jacob Desmond, Jesse and Zachary Pitman, Samantha Williams, Miranda Desmond, Edwin Desmond, Charlotte Jackson and James Nash; and five great-grandchildren. Service: There will be a Memorial Service Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. at Salisbury Elks Lodge 699 conducted by Rev. Harold Jordan, Hospice Chaplain. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144; or Salisbury Elks Lodge 699, 508 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC 28144. Carolina Cremation of Salisbury is assisting the Revis family. Online condolences may be made at - See more at:

Monday, July 15, 2013

Second Annual Brotherhood Awards

We have been remiss in reporting our Lodges participation in the 2nd annual Brotherhood awards program. This presentation occurred in the middle of June and involved the expenditure of $2000 between the two lodges. (Seven Sons Masonic Lodge). Please see below for the article in the Post.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Brother John Whymark passed away March 18

John Edward Whymark, 70, of Salisbury, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. 

John was born June 9, 1941, in Manhattan, N.Y., the son of the late John Edward Whymark, Sr., and Katherin Bianco Whymark. 

Educated in New York schools, John had worked for the City of New York, retiring with 23 years of service. 

John was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, a member of Salisbury Elks Lodge 699 and Moose International. 

Survivors include wife Joan Guadagno Whymark, who he married Nov. 20, 1995; son Michael Whymark of New York; stepsons Anthony Napolitano and Robert Napolitano of New York and Lewis Napolitano of Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren; two god daughters, Sydney and Reese Miller; and John's extended family, Jim and Brenda Costantino, Jayme and Chris Miller and Dena and Tim Kimball and Charlie Beeker. 

Visitation: Thursday, March 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, March 23, 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Powles Funeral Home, Rockwell.

Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Friday, March 23 at the Powles Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. William Ketchie, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Salisbury.

Burial will follow at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury.

Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Whymark family.
John Whymark Obituary: View John Whymark's Obituary by Salisbury Post

long time member James Stout passes away

James Stout Obituary: View James Stout's Obituary by Salisbury Post

Friday, April 6, 2012

Officer Installation April 5th

 While lightly attended, we did install new Officer's tonight. Officer's pictured left to right. Leading Knight David Doherty, Loyal Knight Archie Blythe, Trustee Mike Davis, Tiler Debi Davis, Lecturing Knight Mike Rattz, Inner Guard Ron Beale, ER Richard Penk, Trustee Buddy Henderson, Trustee Brett Summers, Sec. Mike Jones, Chaplain Gary Sebold & Esquire Brad Walworth. Taking the picture is PER Ray Paradowski. He and 6 others helped install the new Officer's. Missing are Bob and Gail Sce.

On  a sad note, a lodge of sorrow was held for John Waymark and Jim Stout who have recently passed away.
Other business is that an antlers (ages 12-20) lodge will be instituted on April 20th at 6:30. Should be lots of fun for the youth that join.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Old Timer's and PER's mtg.

The lodge first meeting of February is the annual Old Timer's and PER's meeting. We had a good attendance but a number of those who were there did not stay for the meeting and hence are not in the picture. Officer's were nominated and if memory serves me correct, we have
Richard Penk for ER
Lillie Marks and David Doherty for Leading Knight
Archie Blythe for Loyal Knight
Mike Rattz for Lecturing Knight
Sec-Mike Jones
Treasurer- Bob Sce
5 yr Trustee- Kevin Frey and Gail Sce
Tiler- Debbie Davis

The unopposed positions will be approved unamimously while the two contested positions will be decided by secret ballot.

Also, the roof is being replaced!!.