It feels like we skipped spring, and went straight into summer. The weather outside may be hot, but our patio and the Club are great places to come and beat the heat! I’ve noticed over my years of being an officer that we have tended to decline in bar and food sales during the summer months. I know that for many of you, your outside jobs keep you busy late into the night, and for even more of you, you like to go to the lake, travel, or do your own cooking out during these summer months.
I hope we can keep you coming up to the Club as much as possible. We have continued to upgrade our lodge over the last month, and more plans are in the works! If you’ve noticed an improvement in the sound quality of the jukebox and microphone behind the bar, Inner Guard Justin Draper has gone into the ceiling and worked on the wiring that sends sounds to each room in the lodge; even the bathrooms! Our trustees are meeting to continue to put together a plan for the upstairs Club room to be renovated, and our appearance to the outside world is getting a facelift this month too, as we have a new electronic sign coming in to replace the current sign on the corners of Wayne and Franklin Streets.
One more way to stay connected is by checking out our newly redone website: kentonelks157.com. We have added features to allow you to reserve the ballroom and see the ballroom reservations online, view the history of our lodge and the Elks organization, check out our food and drink menus, and more! With technology available at our fingertips, we want to utilize as many avenues as possible to continue our mission: serving our community, serving our members, and bringing new members into Elkdom.
We have most of these projects going smoothly, but are looking for help in some other areas. One area of particular need is our youth programming, both our Little Elks and Antlers programs. Little Elks are under the age of 12, and Ant-lers goes from ages 12-20. If you have any interest, please contact me, or any off our lodge officers!