Last month we had our annual Night Under the Stars event on Saturday, October 30th. It turned out to be an awesome evening. The food was great and the band was so fun. I know we all had a wonderful time. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this evening so special. We also had some fun and laughs at our Halloween Bash. We all found “spider eggs” on a hunt, got prizes, and had fun spinning the wheel. Thanks to the Halloween crew who decorated the Lodge. Its was “Spooktacular”!!
I can’t believe it’s December already. We have some activities planned for you. We start out with Bingo on Saturday, December 4th, starting at 2 pm. Come join us for some fun. Directly after Bingo, we will have our Secret Santa event. It is a potluck, so please bring a dish to share and also a wrapped gift if you want to participate in the gift exchange. The gift should be around a $20.00 value. There will also be some great items that will be auctioned off. We have a quilt, two diamond pictures from Christine Sullivan, and a gift certificate to Canyon’s Crown restaurant. Come check it out.
The Elks Memorial Service is on Sunday, December 5th, at 11 am. Please join us to honor and remember our members who have passed during the past two years. The Lounge will open after the ceremony. Tuesday, December 14th, is Taco Tuesday, from 4:30 to 6:00. Texas Hold ‘Em card game is on Saturday, December 11th, at 1:30. Please sign up in the Lounge so we know how many tables to set up. On Christmas Eve, Alane and Steve will be serving up tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Thank you to all Elks who helped with the Thanksgiving stuff-a-bag project. We had more than 30 people help on Sunday morning putting the food items into individual bags to be given to our less fortunate neighbors. Special thanks goes out to Gloria for helping me acquire all the turkeys for this project.
Christmas is almost here and I’m still looking for monetary donations for the Adopt a Family program. We purchase clothing, toys, and art supplies, and wrap the presents so our local kids can have a Merry Christmas. This program is coordinated through our local food bank, Impact of Southern Arizona. Thanks for considering a donation to this awesome project.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
I can’t believe that this week is Thanksgiving already, and Christmas is right around the corner.
December will be a fun and busy month. Make sure you check out Jan’s article for all of the fun activities that we have planned this month.
If you did not make it to our Night Under the Stars event, you missed a great time. The food was fantastic, as always, from Blue Banjo BBQ. We had live music, for the first time in almost 2 years and everyone loved dancing into the evening. Pam Wedwalt did a fantastic job on leading her first big event, and as always we had several members step up to help serve and set up. It is our awesome members that make our lodge so special. So a huge thank you to Mary, Betty, Cameron, Jan, and, of course, the army that helped set up and take down the tent!!
This month’s shoutout goes out with mixed emotions…. Marie has asked to no longer cook every other Wednesday, starting in January, so she can help out in the Bar more often. Marie was willing to step up to cook on Wednesdays and has been a fantastic cook for the past couple of years. THANK YOU SO MUCH, your delicious meals will be missed!! Marie has already stepped up in the Lounge with a 12 days of Christmas shot specials this month, so make sure you check out her special menu later this month. I personally cannot thank Marie enough for all she does, and I am very thankful she will still be part of our team.
For those of you concerned about Wednesday dinners—fear not—thankfully Cindy has agreed to step up to cook full time on Wednesdays, so we will continue to offer the great meals with no interruptions.
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 open to our members. We meet the first Thursday of the 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (520.268.2375)
Take Care! Paul
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