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Judy Bainto

Judy is a relatively new member to our Lodge, and has shown a strong desire to become involved in helping our Lodge. She became involved in our Lodge's activities right away. After being Initiated, Judy attended all regular meetings and became one of our Initiates of the month. Judy has volunteered for a taco team and Saturday BBQ's. She even volunteered to head up the second Saturday BBQ recently. She and her husband attend many Lodge and Club events. Judy can be found on Tuesday evenings helping at Bingo, and has become one of our regular callers. Her outstanding voice and outgoing personality is a perfect fit for this duty.

It is my pleasure to congratulate Judy Bainto as our May Elk of the Month for his dedication and willingness to help our Lodge.

California Hawaii Elks Association

Chuck Nolan was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 11, 1940. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1960 and served four years' military duty at the Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, CA before joining the federal civil service. He held many positions in the information systems and financial management fields including Resource Management Officer and Comptroller for the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, San Diego and the Business Manager of the Defense Information Systems Agency, San Diego. He retired in 1995 after 35 years of federal service.

He attended St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland and graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management.

Chuck was initiated a member of San Diego Lodge No. 168 in October 1973. He was immediately appointed as the Lodge Youth Activities Chairman. Other Lodge Committees chaired by Chuck include the Hoop Shoot, Major Project, Drug Awareness, Elks Training, Public Relations, the 100th Lodge Anniversary and 125th Lodge Anniversary Committees, Ritual Coach and Chairman of the Lodge Building/New Site Committee.

He served as Exalted Ruler in 1981-1982, having filled the offices of Chaplain, Esquire, EsteemedLecturing Knight, Esteemed Loyal Knight and Esteemed Leading Knight. He also served as Lodge Treasurer for five terms.

Chuck served the South Coast District as Youth Activities Chairman, being first appointed in 1976. He has also served as the Hoop Shoot and Scouting District Chairman.

He worked on past California-Hawaii Elks Association Annual Conventions as Secretary, Co-Chairman and General Chairman for the CHEA Conventions held in San Diego since 1983 through 2015, and the CHEA 2016 Mid-Term Conference.

Chuck served as CHEA Vice President in 1992-1993 under CHEA President Richard Owen. He was installed as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler at the 1995 Grand Lodge Convention in New Orleans, LA.

Chuck served as a Trustee of the CHEA Board of Trustees 2000-2003 and was appointed Trustee of the CHEA Major Project, Inc. Board of Trustees and served from 2010-2015, serving his final year as Vice Chairman.

He served as CHEA First Vice President in 2016-2017 and has served as Co-District Leader, CHEA South Coast since 2006.

In addition to his Elks activities, Chuck is an active member of the National Association of Parliamentarians and he is a Past President of the California State Association of Parliamentarians. He belongs to the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

His wife, Ginger has been an active member and officer of the San Diego South Clairemont Park and Recreation Council since 1973 serving many terms as President. She operates her own dog training business and is now active in a local dog rescue organization.

Chuck and Ginger, have been married for 51 years. They have three children Cheryl, Michael and Camille. Chuck and Ginger are active in St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, both serving as Eucharistic Ministers.


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