We started the year by looking back, many other Lodges in California had closed, but few had closed for fourteen months. We had to put together a very conservative budget. Looking both at last year, as well as, some more customary years budgets, we finished with a very workable document. We retained a CPA firm, as well as a stand along CPA, to deal with the Grand Lodge’s FRS system, budget review, and taxes. Both have been complementary of our books, each has over twenty years of Elks Lodge finance experience.
The VCHD mandated some cleanness standards that had to be met, which a few intrepid members undertook and exceeded. Then supplies that had gone bad had to be removed and replaced. The smoking issue came up at a House Meeting and your Officer Corp chose to abide by our By-Laws and State Law. Old habits die hard. Our bar staffing has turned out well; our Friday Night Dinners, fortunately, has folks coming back for a good meal and a good time. time. The
dilapidated siding on the outside of the Game Room has been replaced and looks outstanding. The big surprise will come when the Bunco group returns next month. More improvements are on the way for the Game Room.
The dilapidated siding on the outside of the Game Room has been replaced and looks outstanding. The big surprise will come when the Bunco group returns next month. More improvements are on the way for the Game Room.
Many have questioned why so much of the work has been done by so few. We welcome your input and participation in any of the events and work parties. Please come to the monthly Meetings and House Committee Meetings and when asked, step up to the plate and VOLUNTEER.
Each year ERs are mandated to go to the Grand Lodge Convention. Gayle and I will go, as will Terry Gicking PER, PDDGER from our Lodge. David Martin, our District DDGER has sent each of the ER’s a number of required classes and events we must attend. When we return, I will inform our members of the decisions made at the convention.
Richard Platt, Exalted Ruler