Middleboro Lodge #1274    Elks Care, Elks Share

July 2020

Exalted Ruler's Message

 

     Another month has passed and we are still unable to open the Lodge. Our members are working hard with takeout and have been given the okay for outdoor dining under Phase 2. Preparing for this is a challenge with the protocols that must be followed to the letter. Signage, sanitizing, distancing, seating etc. can be daunting. Our House Committee Chairman Dennis and the House Committee members have a potential plan in place. Many people have stepped forward to make this happen.      Let’s hope the weather does not dampen our efforts. As it stands now, we are in Phase 4 with a projected date of July 20th.

     A sincere thank you to all of the volunteers for donating their time, and to Dan and Randy for taking care of the lawn. It looks great. Our Lodge business has been continuing with our meetings on Zoom.

     We had our Flag Day Ceremony with members and boy scouts chiming in on zoom. Mike Mott PER read the history of our flag and our District Deputy Laura LeFebvre gave the response. The ceremony was very moving for all to see.

     Father’s Day Ceremony was done without our usual breakfast, hope you all enjoy a Happy Fathers Day. The Two Person Pool has now been moved to October (TBD). Due to so many restrictions we still need to do initiation of our new members. It is tough to do all the things that have been planned but we are doing the best we can under the circumstances.

     As you look through your bulletin this month you will see a September Calendar. This is a Fundraiser for your lodge and I hope that each and every member considers buying a calendar for the small amount of only $10.00 each. Maybe someone else you know will buy one (or two!) too.      We need all of our members to participate in this effort because bills need to be paid and there is no direct cash flow coming in. All of us are trying very hard to stay afloat.

     We know you can’t wait to come back to see your friends and have that beer or cocktail, and say hello to your favorite bartender. Please help us make that happen. This is your lodge and as we say ELK CARE, ELKS SHARE!

 

Exalted Ruler Florence Cadillic

Flo Caddilic