Hello fellow Elks! I do hope that after our COVID 19 related closure, this finds you well and happy. I hope you managed to have a merry Christmas in spite of not being able to be with members of your families. As you know, we decided to close the Lodge after an outbreak of COVID just before Thanksgiving. We thought we had a good bubble of safety here in Ore Valley and Catalina, but the bubble burst and we got hit hard. Twenty some members that we know of, including Alane and I came down with the virus. Fortunately, for most of us, the cases were mild, and we are back in good health. Unfortunately, I know of a member who didn’t fare as well. Members Urban Smith and his wife Kay both passed away in separate hospitals last month. Our condolences to their families.
The lodge re-opened December 29th and barring any future issues, will remain open this month on normal hours. This month the Bugle and the Website are not as encompassing as normal issues since there really was not much going on last month to talk about. Hopefully, now that vaccines are getting available, this pandemic is due to be over. Maybe this summer we can get back to normal. Till next time, stay safe and healthy.
Please be safe and embrace gathering safely – use Zoom and FaceTime. Let us hope the promised vaccines roll out smoothly and quickly in 2021. I for one am looking forward to the new year!
To be Initiated (Dec 10th) 4
Transferring out 2
Transferred out 2
In various stages for membership 10
Average age 70.92
Please stay safe !
Gloria Cisneros, PERA President