I hope this finds everyone doing well. The lodge held a “social gathering” on September 8th. All social distancing procedures were followed.
Everyone that showed up had a great time with no complaints. Per statue, we were not allowed any alcohol consumption on premise and that did not seem to bother any of the members as they enjoyed their dinner.
We are shooting for an October 13th gathering. As it stands at the moment, I plan on following our traditional ham and turkey dinner for November and December. I will keep you posted as things develop.
As it stands right now, We will be having a “social gathering” at the lodge on Tuesday, September 8th.
No lodge business will be discussed. Attendance is not mandatory. Social distancing will apply and NO ALCOHOL WILL BE SERVED AT THE BAR. The normal steak dinner will be served.
Please bear with us as we continue to wade through the various ordinances, rules etc… Please pass the word and TRY TO RSVP TO REBECCA, so we can sort of control the steak, burger and chicken supply and cost.
I hope to see the Brothers and Sisters of our lodge to gather, enjoy a meal and catch up with what is going on with everyone.
I hope this finds everyone doing well as expected. Although we had our last “social gathering” in June, I was shooting for an August “social gathering”, but the numbers of Covid-19 will not give us a break. As of today, we had 5,409 cases topping 500,00 with 225 new deaths. The lodge will not be having a meeting nor a “social gathering” on August 11, 2020. I was really hoping that as a lodge, we could gather for at least a “social gathering”. Your health and life is more important to me than a dinner.I can only shoot for an indoor meeting in September with door prizes, but I will continue to monitor and keep everyone posted via WWW.FLFOP108.COM. Everyone please take care,
The June 9th “social dinner” went well. Attendance was optional and did not count against a member for not attending. Attendance was good and it was nice to see everyone that was able to attend.
No lodge business was discussed.
I was hoping that we would be able to have another “social dinner” on July 14th, but with the recent increase of Covid-19 cases within Hillsborough and the surrounding counties, it is in the best interest for the lodge and the members that the lodge not have a meeting nor a “social dinner” on July 14th.
I can only hope that all of our Brothers, Sisters and families are safe and remain positive as we navigate though this crisis. We are remaining positive and can only hope that we are able to be back on track in August.
The next scheduled meeting is June 9th. I am going to open the lodge for a “social dinner,” not a meeting for June 9th. Attendance is optional and will not count against a member for not attending. No lodge business will be discussed.
The food servers and anyone kitchen related would be required to wear a mask. Any member wishing to bring and wear a mask is acceptable. State and County Covid-19 safety orders will be enforced along with social distancing.
The meal would be the same, just cut way down since it will be impossible to estimate how many members would actually come out. You would be able to get a drink from the bar, but you could not sit at the bar at anytime. The Covid-19 rules will be posted and I expect everyone to follow the rules. If you can please RSVP with Rebecca at 813-927-2355
We have received numerous questions regarding the advisability of FOP meetings in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our Constitution and Bylaws do not address states of emergencies under these circumstances, and Robert’s Rules does not offer any clear guidance. However, based on our review of the various emergency orders issued by state, county, and local governments, as well as the recommendations from the President of the United States and the Centers for Disease Control, we believe the circumstances relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 have made it impossible, illegal and impractical for FOP Lodges to hold meetings at this time.
Although the Governor is implementing “phase one” and opening some of the establishments on May 5, 2020. Hillsborough County is not opening County buildings until May 15, 2020. There is doubts, concerns and many questions that are not clear. In my opinion, the risk outweigh the rewards in trying to have a meeting in May 2020. Hopefully, everything will be back to normal for the June 9, 2020 meeting. Hillsborough Sheriff’s Lodge #108 will not be serving dinner nor having a meeting on May 12, 2020. ******Please pass on to other members that you know.*****************
I hope this finds everyone well. The April 2020 General meeting was cancelled due to State and County requirements. The Executive Board met via online, telephone or in person to discuss Lodge #108 business matters. It was agreed upon to replace the existing carpet with new carpet in the main hall. There was no further business other than following the State and County Orders that are placed in effect. I can only hope that we will be back up and running for the May 12th meeting. I will keep you posted. Fraternally,
From the National Lodge-03/21/20: We have received numerous questions regarding the advisability of FOP meetings in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our Constitution and Bylaws do not address states of emergencies under these circumstances, and Robert’s Rules does not offer any clear guidance. However, based on our review of the various emergency orders issued by state, county, and local governments, as well as the recommendations from the President of the United States and the Centers for Disease Control, we believe the circumstances relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 have made it impossible, illegal and impractical for FOP Lodges to hold meetings at this time. Hillsborough Sheriff’s Lodge #108 will not be serving dinner nor having a meeting on April 14, 2020.
******Please pass on to other members that you know.*****************
President Couey called the meeting to order at 1900 hours.
After prayer and pledge of allegiance from Sister Miller, the lodge was open for transaction of regular business.
Roll call of Officers: Vice President Tosdevine, Secretary Tiller, Chaplain Smith, Inner Guard Paige,and Outer Guard Gage were absent and excused.
The Secretary report was report was waived and accepted by motion. The report is online at WWW.FLFOP108.com.
The Treasurer report was read and accepted by motion.
The chaplain’s report was given. Please keep all of our Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.I can only hope and pray that our Brothers and Sisters stay protected during the Coronavirus outbreak. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office released new information reference insurance waivers during this outbreak such as no co-pay, video doctor visit, and extended prescriptions. Please check the Sheriff’s Office site or contact the Sheriff’s Office for the complete details.
Steaks were good as usual… Great Job to the cooks and Rebecca.
Birthday draw was held with no winner.
50/50 was held.
Door prizes were given out.
The meeting was closed at 1935 hours.
Enjoy and be safe during Spring Break………
The next stated meeting is April 14, 2020. I hope to see you there.