San Mateo County : PURPLE

TOGO dinners resumed.  BAR CLOSED. INDOORS CLOSED.

GoFundMe ....

(Please note: Elks are 501 (c) (8). If you want %100 to go to the lodge, call the lodge and do it direct. Go Fund Me takes a 2.9% plus 30 cents. Go direct. Get a receipt, deduct it.  More info will be posted.) 

 

Our Thanks to Mike Reyna for getting this going.

 

We humbly request and need your financial support and we want you at our Lodge!

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Dear Elks Members,
 

We need your help!  The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on many businesses including our beloved San Mateo Elks Lodge.  The financial impact on the lodge has been extremely difficult.  We have over 250 members that have not paid their dues, and we have lost revenue from many of our usual sources including Shipman’s Swim School, Serra High School parking, rent from California Catering for events and parties, bar sales, etc.  We have made every effort to still provide our members with many of the things they enjoy at the lodge but that means we still incur many bills and expenses and our financial position has dropped significantly. 
In order to keep the lodge open and fortify our reserves, we have set up a Go Fund Me page to allow our members and friends to donate money.  Any donation is welcome and appreciated and can help us get through these tough times.

We hope you are safe and well.
 
Stuart Yoxsimer and the Officers of
San Mateo Elks Lodge #1112

Members who have not paid their dues are blocked. From website, and soon, from lodge.

 

A couple of important issues you should be aware of…

First, the House Committee and Officers of the lodge may be asking you to show your membership card when you visit the lodge.  Unfortunately some members who have not paid their dues have continued to come to the lodge.  Please be prepared to show your membership card (not your electronic key card) when asked.  I apologize for any potential inconvenience, but it’s important that we collect dues as appropriate.  Also, key card access to the lodge will be shut off for members not in good standing.  As always, if you are experiencing a true hardship and are unable to pay your dues then please contact myself or the front office and we can take your case to the Standing Relief Committee.

 

Message from our Chaplain:

During this unprecedented time, we appreciate all the work of our Exalted Ruler, Stuart Yoxsimer, and the rest of the Elks Leadership in creating safe ways for us to gather and enjoy the freedoms afforded by the ever changing County and State regulations. Thank you also to all members who are using the online reservation system, socially distancing, and wearing masks. Each of us must do our part to keep this virus out of our Elks community. May God keep us healthy and safe.

Please remember the Officers and Committee chairs are part-time volunteers and doing their best.  In the meantime , please join us when you can.  

RSVP to the Lodge Meetings on the events page, let your voice be heard.  Meetings held via ZOOM.

COVID 19 Power Point from out task force meeting.

ATTENTION!

Do NOT ENTER if you OR ANY MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD has any symptoms of COVID or any other illness. These include

· Shortness of breath;

· Dry or wet cough;

· Fever, chills;

· Temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit;

· Unusual fatigue;

· Sore throat;

· Congestion or runny nose;

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea;

· Bluish face or lips.

 If you do sneeze or cough, DO NOT remove your mask and sneeze or cough into your elbow.

 DO NOT engage in any unnecessary contact (e.g., no shaking hands).

 A facemask that incorporates a one-way valve designed to make exhaling easier IS NOT a Face Covering under the SMC Health Officer’s Order.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF OTHERS.

IF YOU HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH ANY PERSON YOU SUSPECT MAY BE INFECTED, OR IF YOU BELIEVE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LIVE WITH HAS COME IN CONTACT WITH AN INFECTED PERSON, OR IF YOU FEEL ILL IN ANY WAY, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM USING THESE FACILITIES UNTIL YOU ENSURE YOU ARE NOT INFECTED OR POSSIBLY TRANSMITTING THE DISEASE. 

PLEASE WASH OR SANITIZE YOUR HANDS BEFORE AND AFTER USING THE FACILITIES AND REFRAIN FROM TOUCHING YOUR FACE. FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN EXERCISING. 

PORTIONS OF THE LODGE REMAIN CLOSED TO EVERYONE.  THIS MAY INCLUDE BATHROOMS, LOCKER ROOMS, AREAS POSTED AS “CLOSED” OR LOCKED OR ROPED OFF AREAS.  PLEASE RESPECT THE BOUNDARIES AND DO NOT USE OR ENTER THE PORTIONS OF THE FACILITIES THAT ARE CLOSED.  

Dear Elk Members,

Until further notice please refrain from bringing your clothing and miscellaneous donations to the Lodge.  VA cannot accept these during the Covid-19 crisis and we do not know how long the moratorium will be.  For the sake of safety to our Membership, we cannot store these items onsite either.

Thank you for your understanding -- be well.  We hope we can all get back to some normalcy soon :)

-Veterans Committee

News 12/15/2020:  The San Mateo Elks lodge is proud to announce another donation was made to the the Samaritan House.  This is above and beyond the earlier contribtion in 2020. Once again, Thanks to members Colleen and Tom for putting this together.

Officers:

Exalted Ruler:  Stuart.  

Leading Knight: Jeannie

Loyal Knight: Tom

Lecturing Knight: Ken

Esquire: Brent

Chaplain: Cindy 

As always, stay safe


All indoor parts of  the Lodge will be closed until further notice.
 Members in distress please contact the lodge office. in writing, petition for "Standing Relief" -- granted to all members who cannot pay their dues because of financial hardship.  You must petition in writing, to the "standing relief committee", c/o the lodge at the regular email/mail addresses.


The health of our members and working staff is our priority, so we advice you do not come to the lodge at any time. We thank you in advance for your understanding and we send our best wishes to you and your families.
 

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The Original Jolly Corks Toast

Now is the hour when Elkdom's tower is darkened by the shroud of night, and father time on his silver chime Tolls off each

moment's flight.

 

In Cloistered halls, each Elk recalls His Brothers where'er they be, And traces their faces to well-known places In the annals

of memory.

 

Whether they stand on a foreign land Or lie in an earthen bed, Whether they be on the boundless sea With the breakers of

death ahead.

 

Whate'er their plight on this eerie night Whate'er their fate may be Where ever they are be it near or far. They are thinking of you

and me.

 

So drink from the fountain of fellowship To the Brother who clasped your hand And wrote your worth in the rock of earth And your faults upon the sand.

 

TO OUR ABSENT BROTHERS

© 2019 San Mateo Elks Lodge No. 1112

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