October came and went with a Bang!

September ended with Hurricane Ian; Volusia County had a lot of flooding both near the St. Johns River and also in neighborhoods. Thankfully none of our families suffered major losses in the storm.

Oct. 1 After Hurricane Ian – We had a blast on our fun night. We played cards and frisbee, ate Mac and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, and Chilli, and had a basket out for donations to our Day of Comfort Food Drive.

Dad Sapp was deployed to the Ft. Meyers area to help with the recovery efforts. Several of our members were out in their neighborhoods and around town, helping with clean-up efforts. We had multiple advisors out for part of the month recovering from scheduled surgeries.

We had 1 meeting in person and another on Zoom.

On Oct. 22nd, we held our District 3 Conclave and Halloween Party. The day started at 1 pm with an Initiation at St. John’s Lodge. (We brought in 2 new members YAY!) We then moved over to Mom Redding’s house for a Halloween pool party and barbecue. It was a wonderful mellow afternoon and evening with games on the patio and in the yard.

On Oct. 27th, Deland Rainbow Girls and our members helped Landmark Lodge serve and clean up after their Hundred Mason Kilt night.

The month ended with us gearing up for another major Storm. Tropical Storm Nicole hit the coast, and the repeated storm surge caused major damage. Thankfully none of our members nor advisors were hit hard.