Aug 5, 2020
Details in the
Haps to be announced
5 August, 2020
details to follow
Tuesday Jun 9 - 9:00am
(lodge Social Quarters)
Trustees will hold a special meetings for All Officers and members
to discuss protocols and procedures to re-open.
House Committee Meetings
To Follow Trustee Meetings
Regular Lodge Meetings
1 & 3rd Wednesdays
Social Quarters 6-7p
LODGE MEETING Aug 5, 2020
by Zoom 7:00pm
Grass Valley Elks Lodge Meeting
(must be a member to attend)
Membership cards have been mailed, if yours was not received please call 273 9228 or email
Our Lodge held it's first zoom Lodge meeting on July 22. Our previous meeting was Mar 04 and we had scheduled an important vote to be held on Apr 1 which did not occur.
On July 22, our normal business session was held and in addition we announced vacancies in the Officer positions and opened nominations.
We will close nominations and hold the elections at the next special meeting Aug 5 (Zoom-details were sent to you in the Haps email 7/29)
We balloted on several regular business items by google vote, these results will be reported on Aug 5.
It was determined the Lodge would also meet on Aug 22, our regular Lodge Meeting Nite - stay tuned for details....
I hope you join us for the upcoming Zoom Meeting, it's important that you be on the call, vote your preference and find out how we are surviving in 2020. If you are unable to manage Zoom, Bill Convis is providing "connectivity" in the Lodge, while maintaining Social Distance, health screening and mask to enter . If you want to reserve your space, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
from the Haps....The Trustees held a special meeting on 5/29/20 and decided that due to the questionable liability coverage from our insurance carrier and for your protection - the Lodge building, with their regrets, must be locked.
If you feel access to the building is necessary, please email the Secretary@grassvalleyelks.org
The consequences of the coronavirus and slowing its spread.
Governments on all levels have closed businesses and institutions, including our lodges.
Our "highest priority is the health and well-being of our members, volunteers, guests, and staff."
The GER has said, "Our lodges have been closed and our activities have been suspended."
The DD has informed us that that our AON insurance does not cover us when engaged in unauthorized activities.
Lodges have lost their ABC licenses and/or charters for violations during this lockdown.
This list of reasons could go on.
The Trustees are just as eager to re-open our lodge as every other member. We are awaiting guidelines from the county government, Grand Lodge, and the CDC. However, we must abide by the most stringent criteria. We have lost almost 1/4 of our Elk year. Re-opening will not be a simple task, because it must be done properly. Hopefully, it will be accomplished sooner rather than later.
Until we meet again, stay healthy and safe, and remember the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherhood, and Fidelity.