MESSAGES

Exalted Ruler Message

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. We have a lot going on this month. Please come down and enjoy the holiday fun functions. Also, if you can, bring a toy to the Lodge for a child.  We are having the foster kids’ Christmas party.  If we receive more toys then we need, we will help Toys of Tots of Hernando County also. 


I would like to thank all my officers and the members for your hard work on making the Lodge's fresh new look great and I know everyone will love it when we are done.  


God bless everyone during the holidays.


Larry White, P.E.R. 

A Note from your Leading Knight

Hello all of my friends, can you believe it’s December already? We have been very, very busy here at the lodge these past few months.


The new convection ovens have been installed in the kitchen with the tremendous efforts of Scott and Bob. They worked nonstop and diligently until it was done. Kudos fella’s!


The ante room is nearing completion and the bar is progressing nicely. Yard work is being done so the property is looking real nice. Come down and see us soon and look at all the changes that have been made.


Don’t forget to order tickets early for dinners and such…it helps the volunteers in the kitchen to know how much food to prepare. ALSO, our New Year’s Eve party is the 31st. Don’t forget to get those tickets. There will be a social hour from 5pm till 6pm. This year the choices are prime rib OR Cornish hen. Indicate which one you prefer when placing your order. Thank you in advance for your support. 


In closing, I would like to thank all of the volunteers that have stepped up to make our lodge so beautiful. You know who you are so give yourselves a heartfelt pat on the back.


Fraternally yours,

Phil Rafferty E.L.K.


House Committee Message

Greetings from the House Committee. 

   

It looks as if we have made it another year! Saying that reminds me to remind all of you to please make your reservation and purchase tickets for the New Year’s Eve party on December 31st. As always, please do so in advance, so we know how much food to purchase and prepare. 


If you are interested in purchasing a gift for a foster child, there is a list of names on the bulletin board near the front door. The children's Christmas party will be held on Sunday, December 16th, from 1-4pm. If anyone would like to come and have a nice time, all are welcome. Also any help with clean up, would greatly be appreciated. This year there will be pony rides and a petting zoo for the children. There will also be a photographer there. 


We will also have a wrapping party again. That will be Sunday, December 9th, at 1pm, if anyone would like to help with that. Our adult Christmas party will be combined with our steak dinner on Saturday, December 15th. Ham will also be on the menu, and Vic and Lisa will be getting everyone in a dancing mood!


Please don't forget to get your Golden Elk tickets for the drawings on Thursdays. The more tickets sold, the bigger the pot! You can't win, if you don't play!


We would always like to thank everyone who volunteers at the Lodge. We hope you all know how much it is appreciated! It takes Lodge members to run a Lodge! Thank you all so much, and a special thanks to Phil, Bob, and Scott who installed very heavy convection ovens in the kitchen! 


As always, we ask for any dinner, to please call and make reservations well in advance. This helps us to not only know how much to prepare, but helps keep kitchen costs down. Thank you.


For any members traveling, safe travels! We wish everyone a safe and blessed holiday season. Merry Christmas everyone!!


GOD BLESS,

The House Committee

Cindy Griffiths, Dianna Hines, Jennifer Reaper, Joan Volkorez, Jennifer White