He was elected by the brothers at the 2012 session held in Lake Mary, Florida. He stands for honesty and he is eager to move forward to meet the change, as we see change, as an essential quality for growth.
Brother William Sands said he sought the office for the “good of the order.” He has a vision as a professional. He is committed; he is a businessman and will serve the members of the State Association to the best of his ability as the State President with the help of the members of the Association and local lodges. He is a well-known member of Elkdom.
Brother Sands has served as Exalted Ruler of Celery City Lodge #542 Sanford and is active in many departments of local, district, state and national Elkdom for many years. President William Sands says he is willing to serve-trust-dedicate. He asks for respect, understanding and commitment. He will work for success and accountability.
• Former Sanford native, Rev. James Gordon, a graduate of Crooms Academy Class of 1962. Many will remember him as the son of the late Ola Mae Gordon, resident of Goldsboro, where her children grew up. Sibling are, a sister Jeanette, class of ’60, brother Henry, class of 61 and Robert, class of ’62. I recently received the great news of the wonderful accomplishment of the Rev. James Gordon.
Henry and his lovely wife Elizabeth and Dr. Willie (Billy) Sherman and his lovely wife Patricia witnessed the grand opening of the Myrtle Beach, S.C. Veterans Center that will provide counseling services to veterans. This center will serve the more than 26,000 veterans in Horry County. The grand opening was held in April and the Rev. James Gordon, Jr. is the Director of the Center.
Gordon says the center offers a variety of services including individual and group counseling for military related issues plus the bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death. With a salute to the flag, the new center opened its doors. James Gordon, Director of the Horry County Vet Center says it’s a joy to see people and their families make the transition which will help to get what the adequately deserve. Gordon is a Viet Nam vet.
One area the center will focus on is helping combat vets and deal with post traumatic stress disorder. Gordon says it is important that they get help for PTSD early because it is a progressive illness. Congratulations to the citizens and veterans of Myrtle Beach.
• Greater Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church is inviting the community to come out to help celebrate Pastor Jack Jackson, Jr. First Anniversary on Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 24 morning worship at 11 a.m. with Rev. Cain of Freewill Baptist Church, Deland. Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m., Rev. Victor Gooden of Daytona Beach will be in charge.
For information contact Yvonne Brooks at 407-322-1353. Greater Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1109 W. 12th St. Sister Addie Rivers, Chairperson. Rev. Jack Jackson, Jr., Pastor
• The Juneteenth Celebration at the Goldsboro Museum has been cancelled.