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Maumee - BG 1850 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Maumee - BG 1850 Trustee Meeting. Questions on out re-opening
Time: May 20, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 739 6859 3956
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Greetings to our Valued Members of Maumee-BG 1850!

I hope this message finds you all healthy and well! I very much understand the toll the last 9 weeks have taken on all of us-not just physically, but emotionally and mentally. But, it does seem that the light at the end of the tunnel is shining very bright!

Since the temporary closure of local businesses, our trustees have been working diligently at the lodge to prepare for reopening! Their teamwork and solidarity reflects an approved lodge budget for the coming year, and a sparkling facility-cleansed from top to bottom! Walls, light fixtures, plaques, tables and chairs, and many points in between have been sanitized for our safety and protection in preparation of our doors opening to us. There is still much work ahead for our members, but I am confident that together, we can ensure safety and fun for all.

On May 7th, Governor DeWine unveiled his reopening plan for area businesses. I (personally) feel that the most important part of that message is that we must all maintain our diligence in personal safety. Stay at home if you are not feeling well, and to continue to practice safe social distancing while in public. It is the duty of the Officers and Trustees of 1850 to take every precautionary measure we can to help maintain the safety of our members AND employees. Below is the reopening plan for Maumee-BG Elks 1850:

  • We will officially open on May 21st. Opening at 11am to 9pm through June 1st. Hours will be adjusted as demand requires. Currently, a limited kitchen menu will be available until further notice.
  • 1850 will also resume our Summer Monday Night hours like last year, Monday's will be returning to 11am-6pm on Mondays only effective June 1st through Labor Day.
  • Our 150 Club will begin on Thursday June 4th, but all 150 Club members are encouraged to visit prior to June 4th to share ideas with Tom and Cindy Machoukas to detail the remainder of the year.
  • Beverages and tickets WILL be available for sale at the brass rail area on the bar beginning May 21st . There will be no barstools or congregating permitted at the actual bar. We are asking that patrons maintain social distancing while waiting in line-unless a server is available during your visit.
  • Seating areas are currently being rearranged. Large parties up to 8 will be permitted in the Ballroom only, the lounge area is being adjusted to accommodate tables of 4 based on 6ft social distancing guidelines.
  • Per state health department guidelines, billiards (cards and pool) or dancing is not permitted until further notice.
  • The Queen of Hearts will resume on May 30th, our hours of operation will be adjusted to accommodate our normal drawing schedule for the Queen on this date. First daily and weekly drawing will coincide with the Queens drawing.
  • We are asking all members to bus their own tables at this time. Disposable dinner and drinkware will be used as we first open, this is to ensure cleanliness and safety for our employees. Assistance will be provided to those members that need it. We are all here to help one another. Washing and sanitizing of tables will be provided by staff.
  • Personal protection equipment will be provided to lodge employees. If members wish to adhere to masks, we urge members to wear them. A small number of masks will be available to those that are in need.
  • To our beloved Lady Elks...please watch your emails for an important message from Cindy Machoukas with updates for the first meeting of the lodge year.
  • The Allen Street entrance will be the only door available to enter the building on a temporary basis. Entrance only on Allen Street, and exit only on the Wayne Street (Lounge area). A card is 100% needed for entrance. The bartender or other designated employee is approved to open the Allen Street entrance. The only reason to require the buzzer for entrance if you do not have your new card and you need to pay dues to pay current dues.
  • For our members that have asked about discounts on membership dues as a result of the pandemic, no-there are no discounts available to members. True-there were several weeks that the lodge was not available to ANY members, but there are no discounts or pro-ration of dues in light of the current situation. Any members that wish to pay in the building, dues can be paid during bar hours. Please be sure to bring paperwork at that time, so payments can be properly tracked.
  • We are strongly urging members not to invite quests for a temporary period.

Our officers and trustees have our very best health at heart. Some of these modifications may seem stern-but it is for the safety of not only you-our member, but also our valued employees. These alterations may be subject to change at any given time. Not by the choice of 1850, but by government and licensing.

I cannot stress enough to you how ready and excited we all are to see you at the Lodge. It was a very harsh situation to hit not only our country, but the world, reaching all continents with a vengeance. But together, much like we all band together to protect our communities during trying times, we will come through this stronger than we started.

Thank you very much for your understanding, patience, and continued support of this amazing organization!!

We are Maumee BG Elks Strong!

With much Love and Respect,

Amy Jo Lowry, ER
Tom Machoukas, 1 yr Trustee
Larry Stadler, 2 yr Trustee
Tim Aberl, 3 yr Trustee
Don Williams, 4 yr Trustee
James Ward, 5 yr Trustee
Kathy Jackson, Secretary

Maumee / Bowling Green, Oh Elks brings so much to our community. We are a place where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.

We invest in our community through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, honor and meet the needs of today's veterans, and improve our quality of life.

Each year, Maumee/BG Elks donates thousands of dollars to various charities in our community including the following:

  • Student Scholarships Sunshine
  • Communities Veterans Organizations
  • Special Olympics Ohio
  • Maumee Little League-Team Sponsor
  • Zenobia Shriners Maumee High School
  • After Prom FOP Charities-Shop with a Cop
  • Panther Pride Foundation Assistance dogs for Achieving Independence
  • Alzheimer's Association of NW Ohio
  • Drug Awareness Programs

Maumee/BG Elks also offers the following activities to members:

  • Golf Leagues
  • Pool Leagues
  • Dart Ball Leagues
  • Euchre/Poker Clubs
  • Dance Lessons
  • Hoop Shoot/Soccer Shoot

Many other entertainment activities such as dinner dances, theme parties and holiday events are offered throughout the year.

If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a member, please see a volunteer or call the Administration office at (419) 893-7272. 



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