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Greetings everyone and happy Fourth of July. I want to apologize for the tardiness of this newsletter. For some reason I have procrastinated in writing this and I don’t know why. I guess I could blame it on the Corvid thing, but to be quite honest, my life has not been affected much by it. My job was not affected much, the impact on my family wasn’t that huge, my political obligation wasn’t much changed. Mostly what did change was interaction with people. We have been unable to be together since March 15th,
the pancake breakfast. So much has changed in that short amount of time. Now with the notion that things are getting back to normal, maybe I’ll have a better mind set? Yet, I feel that we are far from being back to normal. Think about that. If I were to ask you on March 1st of this year what “Social Distancing” meant, you wouldn’t know what I was asking. Now, we hear it 100 times each day. The Hall is finally reopened, but the social gatherings that we have so come to love and look forward to are not even on the horizon. I only know that I miss each and every one of you every day. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
With that said, yes, the hall is opened on a limited schedule. Tuesday through Friday from 4pm to 8pm. Yes, social distancing considerations are in place. Joe Mihalko has worked diligently to ensure that we are all safe. 37 people are allowed in the club at one time. Drinks will be served in plastic ware. Bar managers will be onsite at all times to oversee that the guidelines are followed. Check the hall for a complete set of rules.
The National convention will be held virtually from July 22-26. Three are delegates. Mark Kadlecik, Bill Burke and myself. If any- one wants to join us please let me know. There are convention reports on line at https://aoh.com/cgi-bin/2020NationalConventionReports.pdf.
Please remember to pay your dues. If you are having financial difficulties during this time we will certainly take that into consideration. Contact Mark Kadlecik or myself.
Again, we are in difficult time to say the least. We are a charitable organization, and are anxious to help all that are in need. Whether it be financial, need for a ride to doctor’s, or just need to have some interaction with others, please let me know.
Once again, I want to apologize for the tardiness. I continue to pray that we all stay safe. Remember that just because things are reopening does not mean that we are over this pandemic. Remain vigilant, follow the authority’s mandates, and raise a pint to us!
in our Motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity
John Walker, President
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