Notes from the Lodge Administrator, November 2021

Hello Brothers and Co Workers,

Now that we are all one, life is a bit similar. We all meet twice a month at our general membership meeting (on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month) with a combined energy and working towards only one goal: to make the Pacifica Moose Lodge the best it can possibly be and keeping the good times rolling.

I want to give a big shout out to all the members that have helped out all summer and continue to do a tremendous job volunteering doing all it takes to run the Lodge. Keeping it stocked up, doing the cooking, and constant cleaning to keep us safe. We are also still in need of additional help in the kitchen. Please let us know if you have time once or twice a month to join a cooking crew. It’s actually a lot of fun. And just so you know: “volunteers go to heaven”.

My apologies to everyone for the delay with the Queen of Hearts game. The Secretary of State’s office in Sacramento this year added additional requirements and documentation to renew our raffle permit. They sent a letter telling us to cease until satisfied. So, we’re waiting on their reply and unable to resume until then. We still have plenty of other things filling up the calendar. So, please take advantage of them.

November 20th is shaping up to be a very big day. We are honoring our newest College of Regents recipient Jodi Bonilla who received her honors at the international convention this summer in Cincinnati. We will also be honoring our newest Fellowship Degree recipients, Past Governor Bando Bonilla and our Treasurer Dr. David Kazakoff. There will also be other Fellowship recipients from our district that will be acknowledged. Then followed by a dinner show with a Frank Sinatra impersonator. Big Big night. So get your reservations in early, it will be a sell out!

I don’t want to end on a down note but I need to send prayers and condolences to the families and friends of past State President and Pilgrim Brother Bud Harwood, as well as Pilgrim Brother George Hannum, both recently passed due to complications of COVID-19. They were both friends and mentors of mine. They will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to all of you that have lost someone or are dealing with this horrible virus.

Please keep safe and enjoy the upcoming holiday season. Hope to see you all at the lodge.

Fraternally Yours,
Rich Russitano

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