As you all know, we are in the middle of COVID-19. Some say this Lodge year is going to be easy, less meetings, less functions, less things to take care of, but oh how wrong that is. This Lodge year is going to be hard. We need to keep people connected, reach out to members to see how they are, we need to let it be known we are still here and we are doing what we can for the community and for our members.
All four chairs have made phone calls to check in on members to see how they are doing. We have been asked to get some help for some members in other states. We have reached out to the Lodges in their area and have requested their assistance in helping our members. The response was in true Elk form, OF COURSE WE WILL!! was their answer. Some just needed a simple prescription picked up, others a grocery run.
This is going to be going on for a while yet so at the beginning of this month the chairs are going to each take a different set of numbers and recall all our members. We have found that many numbers are invalid or disconnected. If you have not heard from us please drop one of us a line, or an email and let us know your contact information. We are all listed on the Lodge page.
I’d would like to personally welcome Steve Everett as Lecturing Knight, Tammy McDermott as Loyal Knight, Larry Eleby as Leading knight, and Jean Engel as Inner Guard. We still have John Deane as Esquire, Sharron Deck as Chaplain, Jerry Shook as secretary, Joe Laviano as treasurer, Larry Knott as tiler, and Ben Lasher has signed on again as trustee. Your Board of Trustees members not already listed are Chris Akers, John Sundwall, Tom Miglio, and Robin Howes. The House Chair again for this year is our one and only Dave Travis. I hope we can keep the Lodge together and moving forward thru this difficult time. If you have an idea, a concern or issue please do not hesitate to contact one of these individuals.
Thank you for all you do for the Lodge and the community we serve.