We have two important unfinished business items to discuss and vote on at the April 20th meeting. All members are invited to attend and provide input.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 Item 1.) The House Committee is proposing a major overhaul and upgrade to the two main floor bathrooms. The estimated cost of the renovation is $10,000 per bathroom. This will include completely gutting both bathrooms. Installing floor and wall tiling, all new fixtures, stall partitions, lighting and replacing the paper towel dispensers with air blown hand dryers. The total cost of this project can be funded from the  Lodge Special Fund account.

Item 2.) Last year the Lodge approved and supported the Hope Southern Indiana Snack Attack program after Pillsbury announced they were closing their plant and leaving town. Pillsbury had funded this program for many years at a cost of $12,000 per year. The SA program provides 52,000 meals per year to inner city school children and is distributed through 5 different locations throughout the city. The program would have been cancelled if we had not stepped in and pledged to fund for a year. This was paid to Hope SI in quarterly installments of $3,000 each. We are seeking some ENF Grant monies but if this is not available then we will be voting for the Lodge to support this very worthwhile program for another year. This program can be funded through our charitable gaming Special Fund.

Thanks for your attention to this matter. Please ALL MEMBERS, plan to attend the Lodge meeting on April 20th at 7:00 PM to provide your input on these important matters.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sincerely;

Ed Snelling, ER, Lodge #270