Our “adult” Easter Egg Hunt was a blast! We searched the property for eggs filled with goodies, thanks to Marie and Gloria. What fun. Here’s a photo of some of the great prizes we received.
For the month of May, we have some fun activities planned for you. The Youth Awards Ceremony is happening on Saturday, May 7th, at noon. Later that same day, we’re having a Derby Party and Potluck in the Lounge. Join us for some “horsing around,” starting at 3:00. There will be games, and the wheel will also be in action. Wear your favorite “Derby Bonnet” and join in cheering on your favorite horse. The same weekend on Sunday, May 8th, there will be a Mother’s Day Ceremony at noon. Come join us to celebrate all the Mothers both here and departed. The Texas Hold ‘Em card game will follow the service at 2:00 pm. Please note the later start for this date. The second card game of the month will be held on Sunday, May 22nd. Please sign up in the Lounge so we know how many tables to set up. Bingo is scheduled for Saturday, May 14th and Saturday, May 28th. The fun starts at 2:00 pm on both dates. Darts are still happening on Saturdays at 4 pm on the back patio. And, Wednesday dinners are still available, from 5:00 to 6:00. Please sign up for the dinners by the Monday prior. Check the calendar for the menus. And, please remember that we need payment for the dinners in cash or check. Memorial Day is Monday, May 30th. We could use your help in raising the flags along Oracle Road. They go up to half-staff at 7:00 am, up to full staff at noon, and come down at 5:00 pm.
We don’t have any community projects currently in the works. If you have any ideas about folks who could use our help, please find me at the Lodge and share your thoughts. We do have access to funds for charitable causes.
As I am writing this, to think that today is the first day of spring makes it both amazing and a little frightening as to how fast this year is moving along!
March was another great month. The Germanfest was a huge success, and thanks to everyone’s generous donations y’all added almost $500 to the Easter Children’s Shopping Spree! Thank you again to everyone who enjoyed the event.
I trust that everyone has been enjoying the monthly drink specials as our way of saying thanks to everyone for a great year. We will be going back to “normal” pricing on April 1st.
As for pricing, our alcohol distributors have recently increased prices across the board. Fortunately, we took this in place when we made the price increase a couple of years ago. We will continue to keep an eye on their prices to ensure that we remain within Grand Lodge guidelines for cost of good sold. With that being said, we are going to raise our prices for bar food. Unfortunately, the rising costs of meats has forced our hand. Effective April 1st, a hotdog with chips will be $4.00 and a Hamburger/Cheeseburger with chips will be $5.00. In addition, we will no longer be selling pizzas, as they are not ordered often enough to keep them on hand. Pretzels will stay the same cost.
This month’s shoutout goes to Rod and Pat Iverson! They have been volunteering to help in the kitchen during the Wednesday dinners. Their willingness to help and their great attitudes make things run just a little smoother when they are here! Thank you so much for your help!
We continue to look for new members for the House Committee. Please consider joining, or at least coming to one of our meetings, which are always open to our members. The committee meets the first Thursday of each month, at 4:30. I Hope to see some new faces in the upcoming months!
As always, if you have questions or concerns, you can always reach out to me via email at email@example.com, or by phone at (520) 268-2375)
Take Care! Paul
Greetings all! The Arizona Elks Major Projects has asked for donations of costume jewelry or any jewelry that you no longer wear. These donations are going to the children at the Steele Children’s Hospital here in Tucson. These children are in the hospital for long term diseases and cancers. AEMP has some professional jewelers who will clean and package the jewelry. Then they will will be distributed to the children at the hospital so that they can have a gift to give to their Moms on Mother’s Day. What an awesome project! The deadline for this is April 12th., so please don’t wait as we need to sort and count. Please place your donations in plastic ziplock bags. There will be a collection box set up in the meeting room on Monday the 14th. For info contact: Betty Cook. 520 825 7566 Deborah Derting. 520 603 0896
Thank you, Monty Derting, Leading Knight.