Happy June everybody. I have some good news! We are going to start opening up a little bit this month. I know it’s been a long haul but the House Committee and Board of Directors met a week or so ago and we developed a plan that we hope works for everyone.
First, know that for now, you must pay close attention to your bulletin calendar. We are open ONLY on the days there is something planned and on the calendar. Any other days, we are still closed as usual.
The standard safe distancing will still be observed, face masks are NOT mandatory but can be worn if you so desire, and if there is something you see on the calendar you wish to attend, please call the Lodge at 352 799 7148 or Cindy Griffiths at 770 653 2360 to make reservations. We are operating only at 50%.
In the future, when things get back to normal, it will be mandatory that you make reservations for any and all dinners. A premium will be charged at the door for non-reserved dinners or we simply may have to turn you away and we don’t want that.
There will be a regular meeting on June 22 at 7 pm. I would ask that just my essential officers attend. If you do attend, please remember and practice social distancing rules.
In closing, the new A/C unit is up and running just fine. The surveying of the property is taking place; the stations got a new coat of paint thanks to the House Committee.
Phil Rafferty E.R.
No message this month.
Rich Griffiths, Leading Knight
Hello everyone, hope you have all stayed well and safe through these trying times. We have surely missed seeing all your smiling faces. Hopefully we can all get back to some sort of normal before too much longer.
We have decided to do a trial run for the month of June and hope you feel comfortable enough to come and visit your Lodge. Beginning June 6th we will reopen with the Steak Shoot (no Dinner). The Lodge will be open for the time of only the events that are on the calendar. We will adhere to the State’s guidelines regarding social distancing, etc. so you will notice not as many chairs at a table. You will be able to purchase drinks but not sit at the bar.
Please be respectful of other people.
Below are the dates and times of openings for the rest of the month, (as it stands right now), and again all State guidelines will be adhered to.
June 6th – Steak Shoot – 3:00-5:00 pm
June 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th - Line Dance Lessons – 4:00 -6:00 pm
June 14th Flag Day Ceremony 2:00 pm
June 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th – Karaoke with Clay & Sheila – 2:00-5:00 pm. Kitchen open 1:00-3:00 pm
June 12th – Angelo, Dinner Dance – 5:00-9:00 pm
June 19th – Trivioke with Paul & Jan 6:30- Kitchen will be open from 5:00 – 6:00 pm
We will reevaluate at sometime during the month to determine if it is worth while staying open. So please try and support your Lodge. I will be posting on the Brooksville Elks’ Facebook page any changes that may come up so please pass along any changes you may see. The past couple of months have been tough for everyone and we look forward to seeing you all again.
We have been busy cleaning up the Lodge getting ready for you to come back and feel safe, we miss you!
Your House Committee,
Cindy Griffiths, Nora Hughson, Sherry MacKeil. Diane Hein,
Bonnie Young, Bill Rundgren, Carr Hussey, Jane Hussey & Phil Rafferty
No message this month.
Larry White, PER