Well, we aren ’t in full swing at the lodge, but we did have a lodge activity -not at the lodge. It was our Flag Day ceremony on Sunday June 14 th . It was held at the Vistoso Funeral Home. Doug graciously allowed us to have our service there in order to accommodate all who wanted to honor our flag and our country. We had 4 different speakers and the Oro Valley American Legion Post# 132 posting the flag and conducting the flag retirement ceremony. It was a very moving event. Please enjoy the photos in the Bugle.
AND, Wednesday dinners are back -SORT OF - We are preparing the meals “to go”. Marie has created the menus of all of your favorites. We are packing the meals in containers, but you may stay in and eat with plastic utensils and with social distancing. The same rules apply -please sign up by the end of business on Monday to be included in the count. The meals are ready to pick up between 5 PM and 6 PM. They ’re still $10.00 each. Tacos, Queen of Hearts, Friday meals, and other events are still on hold for now. We hope to return to normal one of these days.
Although our lodge doesn ’t have too many community projects planned for the next few months, we do have something slated for September. So, mark your calendars. We are unable to deliver the full turkey dinners to our first responders in our lodge district this September 11 th due to the COVID situation. They have requested that our Elks club do something in their honor at the food bank, Impact of Southern Arizona. I ’m not too sure exactly what we will end up doing. I will keep you all informed via the internet and also word of mouth. See you in September!
Hopefully y ’all know that we have opened the lodge and have continued to review our opening procedures in response to the ever-changing world that we find ourselves in these days. And of course, just when we think we have settled into our new normal, another curve ball comes at us. Pima County has mandated that everyone wear a mask while in public. There is an exception if you are drinking or eating. Based on this, I do not believe that our members will be required to wear a mask while in the lounge or patio, but if you feel safer to wear one, please do so. We will now require all who are working to wear a mask so that we are complying to the new rules.
With all that being said, I have been very happy to see our lodge open and people are practicing safe distancing and embracing the new procedures. Please keep an eye on the website for any other changes as we continue to evolve into the “new normal.” We have restarted the Wednesday dinners on a take out basis only. As always, Marie continues to create awesome dinners. Make sure you check out her menu for your favorite! We will also be bringing back Bingo starting 11.July at 2 pm. We are confident that we can have the game in a responsible, socially distant way. Going forward, we will try to have Bingo on the first Sat of each month, but always check the calendar to make sure. The August bingo game will be held on the 1st at 2 pm. We are continuing to work on the plans for The Night Under the Stars. As this will be our 20th Anniversary, look for updates coming in future articles as we are planning on making this year ’s event really special.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, you can always reach out to me via email
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Thank you, and stay safe and sane! Paul
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