As I sit in my office and look at the calendar, I cannot believe September is gone. What a beautiful September it was and now you can see fall is in the air and the vibrant colors are starting to appear.
Last week at our Lodge, we initiated 4 new members. It was great seeing the excitement and probably wonderment of “what is this all about?” My hope is to keep all these “new” members informed and feeling WELCOME in our Lodge. I thank all of you sponsors who made the ‘ask’ in helping bring in new people who want to be a part of the organization. That’s all it takes folks – make the “ASK.” You never know when they will say “Yes, I want to join.”
At our meeting, we had a wonderful presentation from Geri Ray, Special Ed Teacher K-2, and Pepper Abbott, Special Ed Teacher 3-5, informing us on how they will use the $800 that our Lodge donated to their classroom at McDonald School. They shared what items will be purchased to make this room a “special” room for children who benefit from a modified environment to help in learning. It gives me a very warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that we are helping our students in the community.
September has been a fun-filled month as we hope October and the rest of the year, will be. We are trying very hard to come up with ideas to keep your interest and make this a place to come out and relax and enjoy your Lodge.
Please check out the October schedule on our website: elks249.com. We are hoping to start “Monday Night Football” with Jon’s famous Chili Dogs. “Taco Tuesdays” are starting up again, so bring the family out and enjoy them as well. Ladies Bunco will be starting soon, so check the calendar for the date to see when you can come and have a crazy night with the girls!!
Please, again, keep making the “ASK” in bringing in a new member and help support our mission for the Lodge. It’s up to you, the members, to make a difference in how we keep the Lodge a fun place to be and being the organization that believes in Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity.
Thanks again everyone for your support, and let’s keep the ball rolling at our Lodge.
Moscow Lodge #249