September is upon us and the lodge is working on many projects this month. The biggest one is the Brotherhood Riders’ spaghetti dinner on the 12th. It will be 10 dollars per person to help raise money for the families of fallen first responders in the state of Florida. Please come have dinner and meet the police officers and firefighters who are riding this year to raise money.
We are working around the lodge this month to get it looking nice as our snow birds return home to Florida. If anyone would like to help out, let me know. We will return to 2 meetings a month in September on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. September 29th is the Special Olympics’ fundraiser. There will be a poker run for anyone who likes to ride. Doors open at 7am for breakfast and registration of the poker run. Kickstands up at 10:30. There will be tables with vendors selling things. Come shopping for some neat items. The band will start playing at 2 pm. There will be food available all day long if you get hungry. So please come down and enjoy yourself.
I hope everyone has a good month and would like to see everyone at the lodge soon.
Larry White, P.E.R.
Folks! I have great news! The entire hall is void of that nasty carpet and tile. A crew of volunteers came in on the 25th of August and made it happen. The exposed concrete is a temporary condition and will be remedied quite soon. A huge thank you to the volunteers!!
Color choices for the floor will be on display until the first meeting in September; make your voice heard by attending the meeting and help choose the floor color.
Our bar permit has been applied for. It took a lot of red tape and effort to get this far but the bar project is coming to fruition…finally!
I want to thank Rich Griffiths for his most generous donation of $300.00 for the purchase of the balance of the lumber needed to complete the super structure of the bar. THANK YOU SO MUCH Rich!
We are still accepting donations for the bar project as we still have to purchase a beer cooler, stools, new plastic tables and a host of other things…please help if you can. Checks can be made out to the Brooksville B. P. O. E. 2582 bar fund and mailed in or, we have donation jars in several areas of the lodge. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
If you haven’t met our new bartender Tom, stop in and say hello, shake his hand and thank him for the 15 years he served us in the United States Army. He and his wife Jen became Elks on the 18th of last month. We love them both.
In closing, remember to make early reservations for dinners and so forth. It helps us make better choices when it comes to buying food.
Don’t forget the New Year’s Eve party this year. Prime rib, Cornish hen, potato, sides and dessert. Same as last year, the cost is $60.00 per couple with live entertainment. One last thing, if you or someone you know would like to advertise in our bulletin call me at 813 352 1261and we will make it happen. Till next time…
Phil Rafferty E.L.K.
Greetings from the House Committee.
We would like to welcome all our new members! We hope to see you all at our various lodge functions!
As always, we want to thank our awesome volunteers for all their hard work. Good job, Tom! Those hot dogs are pretty tasty!
We have several fundraisers scheduled. We hope to see our lodge out in full support of these worthy causes. September 12th is a spaghetti dinner for first responders. It’s $10 a plate. We will be donating to the first responders. The 29th of September is a fundraiser to help send 8 Hernando county kids to Georgia for the Special Olympics. Just a heads up, the 3rd annual Wreaths Across America fundraiser will be October 13th from 9-5. It will be a little different, as we will have vendors there. A bit like an arts and crafts fair. Tickets will be available at the bar. We will have a breakfast for early shoppers and our usual picnic lunch at noon. Please show your support for these fundraising events.
We are working hard to have things going on in our lodge. If anyone has any ideas, or an event they would like to see happen, feel free to come to a house committee meeting!
As always, we ask that if you plan on attending a dinner, please call the lodge for a reservation well in advance. You have a month from dinner to dinner to make a reservation. This helps keep costs down in the kitchen, and ensures we make enough food. Thank you.
In closing, we wish you all well and hope to see more of you at the lodge. Please always be kind to others. You never know what struggles they may have.
The House Committee
Donna Felker, Cindy Griffiths, Diane Hein, Joan Volkorez, Jennifer White