Hello my members. As you’re probably aware, we were closed for the month of January and may have to close for February….we don’t know yet. However, February is the month we nominate the new Officers at our first meeting and then elect them at the second meeting. These meetings WILL take place regardless if we are open or not. I feel this is important so I’m going to go out on a limb here and ask that on the designated days of our regular February meetings, PLEASE, if you plan on attending, come prepared to wear your mask. We will try to social distance as much as is possible.
I’m told by Grand Lodge that the job of installing the new Officers falls on the shoulders of the District Deputy. We will be installing the Officers sometime in March…the date is yet to be determined.
In other news, the past several weeks during our closing, a few of the members have been busy making upgrades to several areas inside and out of the Lodge. For instance, brand new toilets have been installed throughout the Lodge. A new tile floor was installed in the men’s room, new electric hand dryers in both bathrooms, freshly painted walls in both restrooms, our Elk at the entrance got a new pair of antlers and a fresh paint job, the dance floor was screened and coated with fresh floor polish, the new members’ entrance was completed and is functional, the Secretary’s and E R’s offices received new flooring left over from when we did the big floor, the food pantry was cleaned out and re-organized, the kitchen closet got new shelving donated and installed, and many, many small things too numerous to mention have been accomplished. KUDOS to those very dedicated members. You know who you are!
In closing, I would like to leave you with best wishes and hope that you are all safe and sound.
Please remember to support your Lodge in any way you can. May God Bless!
Phil Rafferty - ER
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Rich Griffiths, Leading Knight
Hope all is well with everyone or on the road to recovery anyways. It seems 2021 did not start out so well with a lot of us. We hope and pray it gets better from here on!
As you probably saw on the calendar we are reopening the Lodge on February 2nd. As of right now we ask that everyone please wear your mask except when sitting at your tables (if you don’t have one we will provide one for you). We tried without them and things just seem to be getting worse all around us!!! I know it is not the most comfortable thing but we all have to do our part to help the virus go away!! At least this way we can still have a good time and see each other.
While we were closed our ER, Phil RAFFERTY and Scott Mackiel have been diligently working around the Lodge! They have replaced all the toilets, got the new Door all finished, replaced some flooring, refinished our dance floor and worked on some things in our kitchen! I’m sure I have probably forgotten something but they have done a great job and we thank them very, very much!! Mike & Nora Hughson as well as our Treasurer, Sherry MacKeil were also there a lot helping out and cleaning. Our Lodge has definitely had a thorough cleaning from top to bottom! We thank you all.
Please keep your calendar handy so you can join us! Of course Angelo will be back the 1st & 3rdFridays, “The Retros” the 2nd Friday and Trivioke the 4thFriday!! Hope to see you at some or all of our functions soon. In the meantime stay safe and well.
Don’t forget nominations for new officers are on February 8th and the election of officers is on February 22nd at our regular Lodge meetings.
God Bless you all,
Your House Committee
Cindy Griffiths, Sherry MacKeil, Nora Hughson, Diane Hein, Bonnie Young,
Bill Rundgren, Carr Hussey, Jane Hussey & Phil RaffertyHappy New Year Everyone,
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Larry White, PER
My name is Rob. I'm the new chaplain for the Elks Lodge #2582. I need the help of Lodge members. If you know of a member who is ill or deceased, please let me know. I'll need the name & address of the ill or deceased. You can call or text to 727 741 3175, e-mail to email@example.com or call 352 777 4602 & leave a message, or phone # to call you back.
Rob Young, Chaplain
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