Hello December. It doesn’t seem like fall, much less almost winter! Only in Arizona. We are still on a limited schedule at the lodge, but we do have a few activities you may participate in-if you feel like it.
The Elks Memorial is going to be held the first Sunday of December. That date is Sunday the 6th at 11 AM. It is being held at the Vistoso Funeral home. Thank you Doug Harpold for hosting our awesome ceremony. We will remember all our fellow Elks who have passed away in the past year. In my last article, I had an incorrect date-sorry for any confusion. I had the wrong calendar in front of me.
Bingo is scheduled for Saturday December 5th at 2 PM. It’s really lots of fun. Come and join us. Texas Hold-Em card game happens on Saturday December 12th at 1:30 PM. Please sign up in the lounge so we know how many tables to set up. Wednesday take out dinners are still availableEXCEPT we will not serve dinner on December 23rd, nor on Wednesday December 30th . Football is still here on Sundays starting at 11AM. Come on in and cheer on your favorite team. Unfortunately, we will not be having a Christmas party this year. Maybe next year.
The lodge will be closed on Christmas day, and also on New Year’s day. I hope everyone has a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year too!
A huge THANK YOU to the 25 hard-working Elks who helped deliver tables and stuff over 200 Thanksgiving food bags for Impact of Southern Arizona. The food bank coordinates the food give-away, and every year the Elks lend a helping hand. It was in a different location and set up than previous years, but we still made short work of it. Way to go Elks!
I also want to thank everyone who donated money and helped wrap Christmas presents for the “Adopt a Family” project. This year our lodge “adopted” 16 kids. We purchased clothing, toys and art supplies for all of them. This project is sponsored through Impact of Southern Arizona-our local food bank. The gifts are delivered to the food bank, and the families pick up the presents there. I will publish some photos of us wrapping and delivering the goodies in the next Bugle. Again, thanks for helping to put smiles on all the children’s faces on Christmas morning.
I trust that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and remembered to give thanks for all that we are blessed within our lives.
With the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in Arizona, we continue to closely watch for any changes and restrictions that may be put in place. Currently AZ does not have any new restrictions which have been enacted in many other states. If our governor should enact new limits or restrictions that would affect our lodge, we will post them, both on our web page, as well as send out an email blast. In the past the governor did not give much advanced notice. Lets hope that everyone acts in a responsible way to do their part to help mitigate the current spread so we can get back to many more events and fun activities at the lodge.
Ona much more positive note , our anniversary party was a great success. We received lots of compliments on the food from the caterer, Banjo BBQ. I think we will definitely be having them prepare food for us at other events. We also got great feed back from our special guest, AZ State President Rich. He and his wife had a great time getting to spend time with everyone and came away understanding why our lodge is so special.
Have a very Merry Christmas and holiday season!!
As always, if you have questions or concerns, you can always reach out to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (520.268.2375)
Thank you, and stay safe and sane! Paul
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