We’re Glad You’re Here!
May 23, 2020, a Message from Exalted Ruler
HEAR YE, HEAR YE, HEAR YE!!
EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS!
This is a new dawn, the likes of which we have never seen in our lifetime. What we knew as normal is no longer. As a society, we are being called upon to exhibit extraordinary patience and respect for our fellow brothers and sisters during these trying times. As Elks, we have the foundation and groundwork of our order to guide us. “To do unto others as we would they should do unto us”. Let’s keep this in mind and be respectful of one another as we move forward.
THE LODGE WILL BE REOPENING MONDAY, JUNE 1st AT 11:00 AM.
Why 11:00 AM you ask?
Our annual Health Dept. inspection will occur that day as our Health Dept. permit is on the cusp of being out of date, through no fault of our own, i.e., due to the COVID-19 pandemic closure. The Health Inspector is working with us to ensure that we remain compliant when we reopen.
MONDAY, JUNE 1st AT 11:00 AM, THE KITCHEN WILL BE OPEN
TO SERVE YOU LUNCH.
DUE TO COST INCREASES OF MEAT PRODUCTS CAUSED BY COVID-19, SOME MENU ITEMS HAVE INCURRED A PRICE INCREASE OR HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED OR CHANGED.
DURING ALL DINING HOURS YOU WILL BE SEATED, BY A HOSTESS, RATHER THAN SEATING YOURSELF AS IN THE PAST. THE REASON IS THAT WE ABSOLUTELY NEED TO PRACTICE PROPER SANITATION PROCEDURES. IF THE TABLE YOU ARE TO BE SEATED AT HAS NOT BEEN PROPERLY SANITIZED FOLLOWING THE DINERS BEFORE YOU, IT COULD PUT YOU AND OUR STAFF AT RISK.
THE DINING ROOM AND DART ROOM HAVE BEEN RECONFIGURED TO SEAT 116 DINERS, WITH THE TABLES BEING A MEASURED SIX FEET APART. THE TABLES IN THE DINING ROOM AND THE DART ROOM WILL EACH SEAT FOUR (4) AT A TABLE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A COUPLE OF TABLES WHICH WILL SEAT SIX (6). THERE WILL BE NO TEN (10) TOP TABLE SEATING! IF YOU HAVE A PARTY OF MORE THAN 4 OR 6, PLAN TO BE SEATED AT MORE THAN ONE TABLE.
THERE WILL BE NO PULLING TOGETHER OF TABLES AND NO MOVING OF CHAIRS FROM ONE TABLE TO ANOTHER. THOSE WHO VIOLATE THESE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
OUR PRIMARY CONCERN IS TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF YOU OUR MEMBERS AND OUR STAFF.
PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF THOSE WAITING TO DINE. WE ONLY HAVE 116 SEATS AVAILABLE FOR DINING. AFTER YOU HAVE ENJOYED YOUR MEAL, PLEASE VACATE YOUR TABLE SO OTHERS CAN BE SEATED. A HEARTY THANK YOU, IN ADVANCE, FROM THOSE WHO ARE WAITING!
THE LODGE BAR WILL ALSO REOPEN AT 11:00 AM ON MONDAY, JUNE 1st.
There will be MANY CHANGES DUE TO THE SOCIAL DISTANCING MANDATES as set forth by our Governor!! The bar will be open WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE SEATING!! Every other bar stool has been removed to maintain social distancing. DO NOT REARRANGE THE STOOLS! TAKE A SEAT AND ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE.
For you beer drinkers, don’t blast the Bartenders if they don’t have your favorite flavor on tap! Due to COVID-19, some beers are not available in kegs by the vendors at this time. Service at the bar will be a little slower than you are used to, as the Bartenders will be practicing sanitizing for your health and theirs.
These restrictions are not going to last forever, but for now, let’s be patient and make the best of what we have to work with. As the Governor lifts restrictions, so will we.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT OUR PRIMARY CONCERN IS TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF YOU OUR MEMBERS AND OF OUR STAFF.
UPDATED JUNE CALENDAR!
Click here for the Revised June Calendar to bring yourself up to date on the many changes and deletions that have had to be made for us to be able to reopen the Lodge. All are due to social distancing requirements, sanitation requirements, and the size of some of the meeting groups.
THERE WILL BE A GRACE PERIOD FROM JUNE 1st TO JUNE 15th.
For those of you that have not renewed your membership, last year’s membership card will grant you access to the social quarters only during the grace period.
THE GRACE PERIOD DOES NOT APPLY TO LODGE MEETINGS. YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARD TO ENTER LODGE MEETINGS.
YOUR EXPIRED MEMBERSHIP CARD WILL NOT WORK IN THE CARD READER AT THE DOOR DURING THE GRACE PERIOD! DO NOT BEAT UP THE OFFICER AT THE DOOR BECAUSE YOUR CARD DOESN’T WORK!! MAKE IT A POINT TO VISIT THE LODGE OFFICE DURING THAT TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP.
THE LODGE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN 8 AM TO 4 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
STARTING JUNE 16th, YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE LODGE WITHOUT A CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARD!!
Like you, I am excited to get the Lodge reopened and once again enjoy the fellowship of being with my extended family and friends.
Stay well and stay safe.
Bill Horton, Exalted Ruler
“Together we will get things done”
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