Monthly Luncheons are held on the second Tuesday of the month, and since the dinners take the place of a luncheon, in the Dinner months, they also are scheduled for the second Monday of the month. However, the October Dinner was out of the ordinary in that it was held on the second Tuesday of the month in the week before the second Monday. No that is not a typo. The second Tuesday of October comes before the second Monday --- just look at a calendar (the first day of October was a Tuesday).
Allen Reeder, a member of Excelsior from out-of-state, was going to be in town the week before the normal second Monday week, and after viewing the Reunion vidoes on YouTube was wishing that a Sigma-Excels event would be taking place that week. Advancing the dinner date by about a week was a no-brainer.
Another plus was that the Reedeer magnet brought three additional Excelsior members to the dinner.