Spring has arrived and with it more vaccinations and less restrictions. We are moving forward with functions at least on Friday nights. They have been a huge hit and are helping pay the bills.
The last meeting in March we gave out the Officer of the Year award and the Elk of the year award. Lee Jackson's picture will be up shortly for all to see as our Elk of the Year, and we may even get a picture of John Deane up to as officer of the year.
I had a few applications for Citizen of the year. There are people that do so much for the community. The Citizen of the Year is Dawn Steward. Tammy has put in the newsletter some of the things that she has done and is doing.
We have a partial slate of officers. All remain the same except ER is vacant, and Tom Meglio's term as trustee has expired and Rick Lacrosse was voted in. Thank you, Tom, for your dedication to the Vets and the Lodge. Please help welcome Rick to the board.
We have a bunch of things in the works, another ice cream day hopefully for the kids in May, the Easter Bunny drive thru, the Lodge yard sale, and meals every Friday for the next few months, and even a car show coming in July. If you want to get involved, please let an officer know. Many hands make light work, and the camaraderie is amazing especially after this past year.
If you like to cook and you would like to do a Friday meal, please let us know. We have the fish fry's, a Frank's meatloaf night, a hot sub night, a parm chicken night, a lasagna night, stuffed shells, and a chicken bbq in the works. These are paying the bills now so if you cannot make the meals, please spread the word. Members are allowed to eat inside, and once the pavilion is open, we should be able to have people stay and eat outside.
Wednesday night meals are a thing of the past. There just was not enough steady business to continue.
As of the moment the Chatham Fair is a go!!! Yup that means we will need everyone's help to park cars. Signup sheets will be up shortly. Please come in and sign up, or call the lounge and have the bartender on duty put your name down in a time slot or two. Making phone calls is a long tedious and thankless job.
Thank you for everything you do for the Lodge and the community we serve.