Welcome to September. While we’re still in these uncertain times, we don’t have a lot going on in the lodge. Taco Tuesdays, Queen of Hearts Fridays, and poker games are currently not being held. We do have one activity we can do while still being socially distant…..It’s BINGO!! We have it scheduled for Saturday September 5th at 2 PM. Come and join us for some fun.
We will put the flags up on Oracle Road two times this month. First on Monday the 7th-Labor Day, and again on Friday the 11th- Patriot Day. Flags go up at 7AM,and come down at 5 PM.
Wednesday dinners “to go” are still being served. Please check the bugle and e-mail blasts to see what the menus are for the month. The sign-up sheet is in the lounge. Please note that we are limiting the number of dinners to be made each week due to rising costs of the to-go situation.
We are now having a weekly 50/50 drawing. It will be happening each week with the ticket being drawn on Sundays around 3 PM. You do not have to be present to win, we just need a name and a phone number on the ticket. Buy your tickets in the lounge. Good luck!
Looking forward to October, we have decided to postpone our annual Night Under the Stars event. We are trying to organize another smaller event in October-outdoors-to coincide with the Elks’ president visit. Stay tuned for further details.
Earlier in July, we received a request from our local food bank-Impact of So. AZ to assist them with food pick-ups from Walmart and Safeway. We were there to help them out. Thanks to Gloria Cisneros-PER, Marie Starjnski, Gunny Lindroth, Steve Asp-ER, and Alane Asp for helping me pick up and deliver the goods to Impact.
Due to our current circumstances, we will be unable to cook and deliver full turkey dinners to the local first responders. They have requested that we do something for the local food bank in their honor on that day-9/11/20. I am looking for monetary donations so we can present a check to the food bank to assist our less fortunate neighbors. Please contact me-Jan Trudeau at 818-0742, or see me at the lodge. You can make a cash donation, or write a check payable to Catalina Mt. Lodge #2815 and write “9/11 project” on the memo line. Please see the flyer in the Bugle for further information. Thank you in advance.
Howdy! Well we have settled into our new “normal”, whatever that means these days! We continue to implement procedures that can provide a safe environment for our members and guests to enjoy our wonderful lodge. We recently started a weekly 50/50 drawing that has been well received and the first 2 payouts were $185 and $225!! Make sure you stop in to buy your tickets, you do not have to be present to win (just ask Jan T!) and enjoy a cold drink of your choice during these hot days we are enduring.
Normally, I would be writing about our biggest event of the year, Night Under the Stars, especially since it is our 20th Anniversary as a lodge. But, given the unknowns with the COVID-19, we will be postponing this event until we can do so in a safe environment with live entertainment. This does not mean that we will not be celebrating our 20th Anniversary. We are in the process of coordinating a celebration that will be fun and safe. We will have a low-key style party that will be limited to the first 50 that sign up and pay. The new date will be 14.Oct, which is the actual date, 20 years ago, that we became an Elks lodge. Tickets will be $30/pp, and the dinner will be catered by Banjo BBQ. To maintain a safe environment, we will not have life entertainment. The sign-up sheet will be in the lodge, so make sure you get your tickets soon!!
We will send out additional details shortly around this event, so look out for an email blast and Web page update. We will also have the honor of Hosting the Elks AZ State President, Rich Botkin.
Last topic of this month’s article has to do with Wednesday dinners. Things have been going well with the takeout version, and Marie continues to create fantastic dinners. However, given the recent increase in foods costs, we will be raising our price for a Wednesday dinner to $12/pp. This will allow Marie to continue to create a fantastic full soup, dinner and desert at a great price point for our members. This price increase will go in affect on 7.Oct
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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