Middleboro Lodge #1274    Elks Care, Elks Share

June 2020

Exalted Ruler's Message

 

     The past few months have been a challenge for our lodge and the nation. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on all of us. It has changed our way of life withall the restrictions we must follow. We are waiting for direction as to how we proceed to open our lodge and get back to business.

     We have been staying in touch with our Officers, Trustees and House Committee, thanks to Dennis, our HC Chairman via Zoom. The House Committee had a great idea to do takeout food only, using what we have on hand, until depleted. We are all in support of the idea. Tuesdays and Thursdays are our takeout days. Dawn Craig posted the menu on Middleboro #1274 for all to see.     Thank you for getting this underway and for the volunteers that have come forward to help out. We appreciate our members for stepping up. Please call in or e-mail your orders. Help to support your lodge. It will be nice to see the people we are missing.

     This is the time for us to stay strong and, as Elks, we must try to help others as best we can. Check on a neighbor, friend or someone in need to make sure that they are okay. Helping our community is what we do as Elks. We are a great organization with extraordinary members who are eager to help. Unfortunately we have not been able to conduct business as usual due the circumstances of the previous months. It is out of our control. We are now looking forward to the month of June and setting up our calendars.

     We have a vacant position on the Board of Trustees which we are posting for the membership to see. The opening is for a 2 year Trustee Position. Nominations for the 2 Year Trustee Position will be accepted at the June 3rd Meeting. We will have Nominations and Voting for this 2 year Trustee Position at our June 17th meeting. (see Section 12.150 of the Statues). There may be restrictions as to how many people we can have in the lodge. I will let you know when we have some direction. We must follow the guidelines of the Governor and the Grand Lodge. Let’s hope we get some news as to

what phase of the plans we are in.

     When we are open please stop in for that beer, cocktail or just conversation with the ones you have not seen in while. You may even meet a new friend, who knows. Remember this is your lodge and our motto is ELKS CARE ELKS SHARE. Take care of yourselves, stay healthy and safe.

 

Fraternal yours,

Flo Cadillac

Exalted Ruler

Flo Caddilic