For those attending and voting – and sticking around – Lodge 351 will be in compliance with the State of Michigan COVID restrictions in effect on Feb 4 …



Michigan To Resume Indoor Dining Feb. 1 With Some Restrictions | Detroit, MI Patch


LANSING, MI — Indoor dining will resume in Michigan beginning Feb. 1 with certain requirements, state officials said Friday during a news conference.


Restaurants and bars will be allowed to reopen at 25 percent capacity with up to 100 people, according to the executive order.


Tables must be 6 feet apart with no more than six people per table.


Bars and restaurants must close by 10 p.m.


Contact information must be collected from customers for contact tracing purposes, as well.



Lodge 351 to Hold an officer Election Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4 to 7pm


It’s been over 30 years since Zora Lodge 351 had to hold an election to complete the roster of officers.   I guess that’s good news because we now have more people that care about their lodge and want to help keep it going.   The election will be for the office of Vice President.   The candidates are Blake Roller and Steve Talan.   Both gentlemen are pretty awesome individuals and either would be a great addition to the leadership team of Zora Lodge 351.    It’s unfortunate that we have to choose just one – because Lodge 351 would absolutely benefit by having both involved.


The election will take place on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4 to 7pm at the American Croatian Club, 32851 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092. At 7pm sharp, we will hold the regularly scheduled monthly lodge meeting – and announce the voting totals as soon as they are available.   We welcome everyone to attend the meeting.


The CFU bylaws stipulate that voting must be in person.   There will be no exceptions for mail in votes, email votes, call in votes or verbal votes.   All potential voters will be checked against the official roster (as of 12-31-20).   The CFU bylaws also state that only those members that are designated as “active” will be given a ballot – members designated as “passive” will not be allowed to vote.   Judges may require photo I-D to verify your identity.


Because of the current COVID pandemic restrictions, we ask that all voters please respect their fellow members and wear a mask when inside the building.   Personally, I’ve lost family to this dreaded disease and do not want to see it spread to anyone else.   Also, thinking positively, if the number of voters present exceed the State of Michigan restrictions on that date, we may be forced to ask some to exit the building.


Once again, I want to thank both Blake and Steve for caring about their lodge – and wish both candidates the best.


Bob Novosel

President – Zora Lodge 351

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