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Lodge News update - 09-13-2017

The Lodge held its regularly scheduled meeting last night (09/12/2017) with the following Highlights:

Membership - the 3rd Notice of Dues will be mailed out this month, 62 of our members could loose their combined Elk years of service and all priviledges throughout Elkdome, let's encourage these members to "Come back to the Herd."

  • 339 Current members
  •   60 Life Members
  •     3 Honorary Life Members
  •     6 Candidates
  •    62 Delinquents

Sickness & Distress - None

Unfinished Business -

  • Roof - the Board of Director's and the membership have approved the repair/replacement of two roofs within the Lodge.  Contracts have yet to be signed but the work should begin soon. 
  • Orioles Baseball - we are selling tickets to the Orioles game on 21 Sep 2017 at $45.00 per ticket.  Call the Lodge or come in to sign up we only have 50 tickets left!

New Business - 

  • Welcome Home Program - the Lodge requested and received a 30 day extension to the program whch allowed the Lodge to approved assisting another Homeless Veteran with the purchase of furniture.  This is the third veteran that we have assisted this year through the program.  
  • Lodge Meetings - a motion was made to change our Bylaws and hold only one meeting a month vice two as was allowed during the Grand Lodge Convention in Reno in July.  After a lenthy discussion the votes were cast and the motion was defeated.  We will continue to hold two (2) meetings a month ont he 2nd and 4th Tuesday's at 7:30 PM with the exception of July and August each year when only one meeting will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 

Good of the Order - 

  • Friday Night Dances - come dane every Friday night with a Live Band on the First Friday or each month and DJ's the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and sometimes 5th Friday Nights.  ($10.00 for DJ and $15.00 for Life Band) cover with Cash Bar, snacks and 50/50 drawings.  Doors open at 7:30 PM. 
  • Sunday Night Dances - Bowie Elks presents the 5 & Dime Follies on Sunday evenings from 5:30 - 9:30 PM.  Light fare, Cash bar with only a small cover charge.  
  • Lodge Crab Feast - will be held at the Lodge on Saturday, 7 October 2017 frm 3-8 PM.  $45.00 gets you all you can eat crabs, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, cole slaw, potato salad and draft beer.  Kids under 12 are free!  Live band "Dusty Classics" from 4-7 PM.  Not many tickets left, buy them through the Lounge or see one of the Lodge Officers!  
  • Games !!! - starting 25 Sep 2017 the Lodge is introducing a Brand New Game, come in and check it out. 

Fraternally, 

Stephen J Williams, Secretary

 

 

Posted by: Bowie, MD #2309 (09/13/2017)


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