Oct/ Nov Issue of the “Antlers” is ready for reading…

Check out the latest issue of the Antlers Newsletter, October-November 2020. Click HERE

Remember; the Antlers pages are now in the  Members Only Section and are password protected. Contact the Lodge Secretary for the password.

  • Read a statement from your Exalted Ruler, John Mathison.
  • Read messages from our Veterans Committee, House Committee, and Board of Directors.
  • Get an update on all of our upcoming meals & events including our annual Veterans Dinner & Fundraiser on Nov. 13th.
  • Take a peek at all of our new members from October-November.
  • And don’t forget that you can connect with us on Facebook

Additional Lodge Hours

The Lodge Lounge is now open until 9pm on Sunday & Monday.

Lodge is OPEN

Welcome back home! The Lodge is OPEN.

 

Please read this important information before visiting the lodge.

  • Please be advised that you are entering the lodge at your own risk.
  • By entering the lodge, you are agreeing that Lakeland Elks 1291 will not be held liable should you contract COVID-19.
  • If you are sick, have a fever or are not feeling well, YOU MAY NOT ENTER THE LODGE.

Temperatures of all bartenders, dishwashers, cooks, servers and volunteers will be taken and logged prior to each time they are serving at the Lodge.

As a volunteer driven Fraternal Organization, we ask each of you to assist in keeping us code compliant with CDC regulations.

  • Sanitizing products will be placed on each table and we ask that these remain on each table.
  • You will be required to sanitize the table & chairs before being seated.
  • You will be required to clear your own tables of all garbage before leaving.

At this time, our allowed capacity is 100 members. If we are at capacity, no member may enter until another member leaves.

To insure social distancing:

  • All tables and chairs are currently set a safe social distance apart – NO TABLES MAY BE MOVED AT ANY TIME!
  • There may be no groups of more than 10 at any table.
  • Practice safe social distancing at all times.

The Bar:

  • Only disposable items will be used and YOU must dispose of them when finished.
  • Drink orders must be placed at the West end of the bar practicing social distancing.
  • There will be no pitchers, buckets or use of personal drinkware.
  • Can Koozies may be brought in in with you and must be taken with you when you leave. No items may be left at the Lodge.
  • There is to be no reaching over the bar for napkins, straws, etc.
  • Seating at the bar will be available -stools must remain where located and NO standing is allowed.

About other lodge happenings:

  • Shuffleboard and Pool: Are unavailable until further notice.
  • Jukebox: May be played -If you use the touchscreen, please sanitize it when you are done.
  • Lodge Hours: Adherence to posted Lodge hours will be strictly enforced. Last call will be 15 minutes prior to closing. Entry to the Lodge will be denied 30 minutes prior to closing without exception.

We know things are different, but these rules are for everyone’s safety. Please help us all remain safe by adhering to them.

 

Pay your Dues…How to do it

Here are three ways you can renew your membership before we re-open:

  • By Mail: We understand that most of your cars are simply set on autopilot, so here’s our address again: 4529 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33813.
  • By Phone: This Friday, May 1st from 10AM-11AM, Shannon will be available by phone to process renewals. Simply call the lodge at (863) 644-4332.
  • In Person: Again, this Friday, May 1st from 10AM – 11AM. Please stay safe and respect social distancing guidelines if you decide to come by. Unfortunately, we can’t allow you to stay and socialize, but it will be really nice to see you!

We’ve received a ton of questions about how you can pay your dues.
There are actually a few ways that you can make sure to get your membership renewal to us:

You don’t have to wait for us to re-open. Here’s how:
We know things are a little weird right now, but your dues are what keeps our lodge strong and able to sustain this situation. If you haven’t already, here are three ways you can renew your membership before we re-open:

  • By Mail:  We understand that most of your cars are simply set on autopilot, so here’s our address again: 4529 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33813.
  • By Phone: This Friday, May 1st from 10AM-11AM, Shannon will be available by phone to process renewals. Simply call the lodge at (863) 644-4332.
  • In Person: Again, this Friday, May 1st from 10AM – 11AM. Please stay safe and respect social distancing guidelines if you decide to come by. Unfortunately, we can’t allow you to stay and socialize, but it will be really nice to see you!

 

A couple of Quick Updates from Your Lodge

A couple of quick updates from your lodge:

Being closed for an extended period of time means we’re not able to keep up with each other like we could when we had our regular events.

We want you to know that everyone in your lodge, from the board of directors to the bartenders are missing you, and wishing you the best.

Can we help you with anything?
Part of being the strong lodge that we are is our commitment to helping each other.  If you are in need of any kind of help, please make sure to contact the lodge at (863) 644-4332 or our reach out to our house committee chair, Sher Thrush at (863) 295-7906 and we will do everything we can to help.

When we do re-open, we have some surprises for you!
We haven’t been resting over here, either.  We’ve been using this time to give our lodge some much needed TLC. That’s about all we’re going to say about that right now, though.  You’re just going to have to stop in and experience it for yourself. 🙂

Finally, we are wishing that ALL of our Elk Family is safe and healthy!

Until we meet again,

The board, committee members and staff of Elks Lodge #1291.

Officer Installation 2020-2021

Officer Installation

Just because we couldn’t have a dinner with everyone didn’t stop us from the officer installation. It took place Saturday at 5:30 PM with only the officers and board of directors able to make it. As you can see from the photos above, we were careful and kept our social distance for the entire ceremony. This is definitely one for the record books!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our new officers.  This is going to be one of our greatest years ever and we appreciate each and every one of you!

(PS – if you look closely, you’ll see how AMAZING our hall is looking. We can’t wait for all of our membership to see it firsthand!)