A Gathering Place In The Heart Of

Gold Country's Historic - Grass Valley

June Bulletin 2020

All Meetings of the Lodge are cancelled 
Until Jun 9, 2020

Tuesday Jun 9 - 9:00am

(lodge Social Quarters)

Mask Required

Trustees will hold a special meetings for All Officers and members

to discuss protocols and procedures to re-open.

Trustees Meeting
Tuesdays 4pm


House Committee Meetings

To Follow Trustee Meetings
approx 5:30pm
PER Meetings
​​Regular Lodge Meetings


1 & 3rd Wednesdays
Social Quarters 6-7p
700pm Meeting
​Reservations Call
email: secretary@grassvalleyelks.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


continued from the Haps 6/05/20  Hardy Schwarz writes....

     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.


Hardy Schwarz

Trusty Chairman

Other Lodge News

Membership cards have been mailed, if yours was not received please call 273 9228 or email


JoAnn Boterro, Leading Knight has stepped up to Exalted Ruler as we received the sad news of Brian Hoyle's resignation at the special Trustee meeting held on May 29.

At the next Lodge meeting, pursuant to Rules of the Order, nominations and election date for Exalted Ruler will be announced.

On behalf of our Lodge, thank you Brian, for stepping up during a time when much was demanded of you and for your guidance, time and caring you gave.

Also, upcoming PER Jim and June Darnell, Trustees have announced their happy future travel plans, which will keep them from attending Trustee, House and Meetings of the Lodge.

Jim made this announcement with mixed emotion and they are both dedicated to staying until the Lodge is re-opened and their positions can be filled by election. 

Their absence will be sorely missed as they have both been strong contributers for our Lodge.

The Lodge is looking for member candidates who would be interested in enthusiasticly stepping forward.  The Trustee position is very important as it deals with our property and assets they are also part of the House Committee and they deal with our Lodge Activities and club functions.

Wanna learn more/call the Lodge at 273 9228


Sadly...our flag day ceremony may need to be 

Postponed       Postponed        Postponed      Postponed


Grass Valley Elks Lodge 538

109 S. School Street

Grass Valley, CA 95945

530 273 9228