September is here! Normally we would all be recovering from days of parking cars at the Chatham Fair, and being very thankful that it is over. The world is changing, as it always has. The stress of Covid, BLM, the elections, and the inability to go where we want when we want. I do not think we ever realized the life we had was pretty amazing as compared to now. Slowly we learn to live in the new norm. The new game in town is figuring out who is who behind the mask.
The Lodge is semi-open. The kitchen project is moving forward. We will keep you posted as to the progress. Dave could use some help with shifts in the lounge. If you're free for a few hours give him a call I’m sure there is shift available to fit into your schedule.
I am going to plan a meeting for Marion Stegmann. We will have to think outside the box to make the program work this year.
There are some upcoming events happening at the Lodge. The Lodge yard sale will be September 12-13, from 9-3. We are renting 10 x 10 spaces for $50 for the 2 day event to vendors. The application is online if you know of anyone interested.
District visitations will be very different this year. The visits will consist of the District auditors, the DD, and only the ER, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Chairman of the BOD. NO initiation, food, or refreshments.
If you have an idea for a fundraiser, please let an officer know. If you are nterested in a chair to move the Lodge forward, also let an officer know. As we navigate our way through the next few months, take care of yourself and each other.
Thank you for everything you do for the Lodge and the community we serve.