My fellow members, under normal circumstances I try to write something positive for our newsletter. However, I have to start off by saying that the Queen of Hearts has seemed to bring out the worst in some people. While our parking is limited, it is in the process of being expanded. The Board of Trustees has been proactive in that area, as well as in the kitchen, which is the original kitchen built for an entirely different purpose than what it is utilized for now.
These things are not five-minute processes and while not perfect, are being done with the members in mind. We had a member of our Club park across the street in the church lot and then act rudely toward the Pastor when he showed up to tell that person they weren't to park there. This is unacceptable on the part of whomever that member is and we are working to find out who it was. That individual represented our Club in a terrible fashion and made all of us look very bad and certainly not very neighborly. We have gotten along with all of our neighbors for the 29 years we've been here on Robb Avenue.
Let's wake up and realize we aren't the only building on Robb Avenue, so we can't just inconvenience our neighbors any time we feel like it. This is a Fraternal Organization, not just a bar and restaurant. Let's think before we act. The Lima News represented the entire organization as a problem because of one, frankly, dumb person. This Club has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities and in one article we became a bad neighbor.
Let's all try and think, please!
- Doug Wise, President