From your Exalted Ruler:
Greetings fellow Elk Members!
I want to thank you for your support of your Lodge over the past month. It has been wonderful to see some new faces during these unprecedented times. Your Lodge Trustees and staff continue to work to be sure that our Lodge is as safe as possible when you come in for lunch, dinner or a beverage. Many are enjoying dinner on the back pavilion or in the dining room. Our chef, Britt, continues to work hard each week to provide a varied menu while doing so in a cost conscious manner. As a reminder from my last newsletter, masks are now required while indoors while not actively eating or drinking. (You may go to the Lake County General Health District
website, www.lcghd.org to read the News Release from 7/23/2020 for full details.) Everyone must follow the statewide mask order set by the Governor, we are not exempt from this order. Your cooperation while inside the Lodge is appreciated.
The September Lodge meeting will be in person (socially distanced and wearing masks) on 9/10/2020 at 7:30 pm and we will also be receiving the District Deputy and his team for our annual inspection that day. We will attempt to have this meeting via Zoom as well, however, I know that some individuals that have been on previous Zoom meetings have said that it is hard to hear. The Board of Directors and Trustees meeting will be held in person and via Zoom on Tuesday, 9/8/2020 beginning at 6:30 pm. due to the Labor Day holiday on 9/7/2020. If you have suggestions, concerns or comments regarding the Lodge operations I would encourage you to reach out to one of the Lodge Trustees or plan on attending this meeting.
Nancy R. Kitson
Elks of the Month goes out to John Ziemak and Sue Murphy. They took about three hours of their time to scrub the tables and chairs on the back pavilion and John also replaced some of the boards on the children’s playset.
As usual, all of us here at Good ‘OL 549 hope you and your family are doing well. Your Elks Lodge is continuing to support our
community through ENF grants. Please do stop in and see us soon.
We would like to add a thank you to Jerry and Carol Popp. They have been very special in their support of our efforts to keep
running during this challenging time. A big tip of the “Great Horned hat” to them.
Our CP Donors are: Jill Luoma, Chuck Bissler, Ted and LuAnn Hursh, Roger and Judy Wiegman, Debra Poe and Norm Hoovler. They all
continue to provide donations to the Ohio Cerebral Palsy efforts. This wonderful program is the Ohio Elks State Charity, which
provide living solutions to the individuals and families that must live with this condition and deserves our upmost support. You can
help by picking up one of our small purple and white CP coin boxes, fill it up with your loose change and turn it in at the bar with name on it. It will be appreciated more than you know.
Scott Daniels, PER, Sec.
From the desk of...
Dear Members of Elks Lodge # 549,
As most of you know, the trustees and officers have been busy trying to get the Lodge back up and running smoothly. We have had a few bumps in the road but we knew this would be a learning experience for everyone. We are always looking for ways to improve on what we are doing now and we welcome any comments and suggestions you may have.
We recently opened back up on Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. The response has been great and we thank everyone who has come up and spent time at the lodge.
After talking with the health department we have loosened up on some of the restrictions we had previously concerning seating at the bar and bar area. We understand some still may feel hesitant on attending and we understand.
We look forward to seeing you in the future when the times allow.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
PER Chairman of Trustees