We will be open for business on August 11! It has been a long time, and we're opening in a "new" space, with a new work flow, a new look, a new cook, and new restrictions due to COVID-19.
When you come in, you are required to wear a mask until you arrive at your table. If you get up from the table at any time, you will need to wear your mask. Unfortunately, if you have an issue with wearing a mask, we cannot accommodate you at this time. This is a Grand Lodge mandate. We must make sure we are taking precautions to protect the health of all members.
We will be at 50% capacity, which is approximately 90 people. For now, the deck access is being limited to 10 people at one time. Due to these restrictions, Grand Lodge has determined that, for now, guests will not be allowed at the club in order to make sure there is ample room for our members and their families. Members, spouses, and immediate family members such as parents, children and grandchildren are welcome. This is disappointing to us as well because we are anxious to show off our new space and hope that it will attract new members. As soon as this restriction can be lifted, we will do so.
The tables have been spaced accordingly. Please do not move tables or chairs. All service will be table service. Per Grand Lodge re-opening guidelines, there will be no seating at the bar and no walk-up service at the bar. Overflow seating will be set up in the Lodge room as needed. Pull tab cash-ins and keno will need to go through your server. We truly appreciate that some people are used to bussing their own table, however, we ask that you allow the server to clear the table once you have finished your meal and drinks. The goal is to reduce as many touch-points as possible.
Our menu will be available in limited numbers in paper form. We will also have a bar code that will be provided so that you can view the menu on your phone or tablet. You will be able to readily see our menu on the informational TVs in the bar area, along with what beers are on tap and the wines that are available.
Our employees are being trained in COVID-19 cleanliness protocols prior to opening and we ask that you help us uphold these at all times for everyone's safety. We have a new pull tab machine for your enjoyment. We will provide hand sanitizer at the pull tab machine, as well as disinfecting wipes. Please use the hand sanitizer prior to touching the machine and then wipe the areas touched once you are complete. This will ensure we all get to continue to enjoy playing pull-tabs.
Please have patience as we maneuver through these new guidelines. We have only the best interest and safety of our employees and members at heart. As restrictions change or are lifted, we will take immediate action until finally, we can return to a more normal operation.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone and we truly hope that you will be happy with the new look.
Dues were payable on April 1 and we appreciate those who have paid, which helped us during the down time. If you were planning to pay in person or over the phone with a credit card, please do so once we open next week. You can also mail a check for $89 made out to South Haven Elks to 405 1/2 Phoenix St., South Haven, MI 49090. Another easy way is to pay on line at https://squareup.com/store/southhavenelks. A $4.00 processing fee does apply.
REMINDER: You will be required to show your card for service. Please do so cheerfully. Our servers are doing their job by checking.
Scott Goodnough, ER, presents a $500 scholarship check to Kaia Hayes, daughter of Rob and Kerri Hayes. Kaia will be attending Northern Michigan University this fall. Congratulations, Kaia!!
PLEASE HELP US WELKOME OUR NEW MEMBERS WHO WERE INITIATED ON JULY 27. RICH AND LAURA BARDEN, LESLIE PILLAR, DARREN KIESEL, KRISTEN WILSON, MONICA PEAK, SCOTT LOVETT, KEVIN MCPHERSON, AND AMBER JOHNSON. CONGRATULATIONS!