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3.28.2020 Hello All, 


I hope this finds you and your families well.


I am informing you on the latest guidelines to follow for immediate Lodge business from Grand Lodge issued this past Tuesday.


Lodge Facility remains closed at least until April 8th except for needed business and carry-out/delivery Food and beverage service by designated staff and volunteers with limited hours. See eblast for menu and details.


The newly elected officers are being installed remotely (by phone) or in person using recommended safe distance guidelines. Any PER can administer the oath to the officer and notify Secretary of time and date for minutes entry as Tony Dardano installed many on Tuesday at the Board meeting. 


I'm asking remaining officers to call me
224-425-7951 or Andy Parenteau
224-595-5291 by March 31st to be installed.


Remaining officers to be installed: Chaplain Donna Reda, Tiler Christine Troglio, Organist Phyllis Perry, Esteemed Loyal Knight Ed Pizza and Esquire Joan Hoosen.


The Lodge will reschedule an official ceremony hosted by Don Bahr and Co. when applicable.
Congratulations Officers You Made It!! 



There is a new member initiation today at 4:00pm in a “Closed” session that practices “safe dis-tancing” guidelines for new member initiates.
And another one on this Tuesday March 31st.


The candidates will say the oath of obligation and be sworn in, with a formal ceremony to come.


We agreed to send a combined April/May Elks Tooth to be sent out approx. mid-April with latest from Grand Lodge, new officer committee info, along with May's scheduled events; subject to change. 


Please get necessary info from your committees to Lou V. by April10th.  elkstooth1526@gmail.com


We do have guidelines on how to conduct a regular Lodge meeting and working on logistics for that. And thank you all for your hard work
and support during these challenging times.


Please keep safe and look forward to a Great Lodge Year to get here soon! Let me know of
any questions or comments.


Remember Fellow Elks, It’s the people we value the most!



Michael Hozian

ER Des Plaines.#1526 

     Des Plaines Elks Lodge #1526 • 495 Lee Street  Des Plaines, IL 60026 • 847-824-1526