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Thursday, June 5, 2014
2014 June/July Newsletter
GENERAL MEETINGS: General Membership Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. These meetings are held for you. This is your lodge. If we are to survive and grow, your participation and support are a necessity. Your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated.

MOOSE RIDERS: Moose Riders meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. All Moose Riders are asked to please attend.

MOOSE LEGION: Our Moose Legion Activity Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Our next meetings will be Thursday, June 19th and Thursday July 17th at 6:30 PM. All Moose Legionaries are invited to attend. The Moose Legion Summer Celebration will be held July 18-20 at the Sylva Moose Lodge, Sylva, NC.

STREAM CLEANUP: Thank you to those who helped with the stream clean up on May 17th.

CHARITY RIDE FOR MOOSE CHARITIES: This fundraiser is sponsored by the Boone Moose Riders. The date is Saturday, June 7th. The cost is $15 for a single and $25 with a rider. Registration will be from 8:30 – 10:00 AM. Riders will leave at approximately 10::00. There will be fun, food and prizes. Come out and support this worthy cause. Tentatively scheduled to provide the entertainment will be George Wilson.

JULY 4TH CELEBRATION: Come out and enjoy a day of fun & fellowship and celebrate America. There will be food, entertainment and the “Famous Boone Moose Lodge Duck Race”. Cap off the evening with the spectacular fireworks display provided by the Town of Boone. For additional information, please see the bartenders in the social quarters.

DISTRICT MEETING: The next district meeting will be held July 27th at the Lenoir Moose Lodge.

NCMA CONVENTION: The annual NCMA convention will be held August 14th-17th at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons. Anyone wishing information or registration forms please see Mark Patterson or Tom Ventrone.

E-MAIL ADDRESSES: To help reduce mailing costs, we are asking that anyone wishing to receive the newsletter via e-mail to provide us with your e-mail address. If you have not already done so, please leave your information with the bartender or one of the officers. Thank you!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

? INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION – JUNE 20th – 24th in Las Vegas
? JULY 4th CELEBRATION – FRIDAY, JULY 4th
? MOOSE LEGION CELEBRATION (SYLVA) – JULY 18th - 20tH
? ANNUAL NCMA CONVENTION (GREENSBORO) –AUGUST 14th – 17th


WOTM NEWS:

JUNE 14th "STUFFED CHICKEN DINNER" - June 14, 2014 serving at 4:30 PM until it is all gone the Chapter will be having a "Stuffed Chicken Dinner" sides will include green beans, rice & watermelon for dessert. Due to the cost of everything going up we will be charging $8.00 in order to cover all expenses for this meal. We hope that you will come out and support the Chapter.



LAS VEGAS HERE WE COME! OMG! Vegas will never be the same…Cathy York, Sherry Tymchuck, Deb Fox, Mark Patterson, Tom Ventrone and Karen Ventrone will be attending the Moose International Convention, June 20th – June 24th. Cathy & Karen will be receiving their College of Regents Degree during the Cap & Gown ceremony at the International Convention on Saturday, June 21st. For the Women of the Moose this is one of the highest degrees that a coworker can receive. Please keep all of them in your prayers as your brothers and co-workers represent your lodge and Chapter proudly.

MOOSE LEGION CELEBRATION (SYLVA) – JULY 18th - 20th
Alright Boone lets go party and represent Boone Proudly. We know what it took to put on the Moose Legion Celebration here in Boone. They supported us and know it is our turn to relax, but yet help support Sylva. As soon as Hotel accommodations are made available and we have more of the particulars of the weekend activities we will post the information on the Bulletin Boards in the Social Quarters – so keep a LOOK OUT!

BLOOD DRIVE: JUNE 4TH TIME 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM Here is your opportunity to help someone who made need your blood or platelets. Please help save a life, it could be someone you know or it could easily be you one day who needs the blood in order to save your life. The Lodge and the Chapter are co-sponsoring this, please let you friends and family know. Please see sign-up sheet in the Social Quarters or please talk to Karen Ventrone for more information. Those of you who sign up now will be processed first prior to those who walk in off the road, so please keep that in mind. DONATE A PINT AND RECEIVE A FREE DRINK CHIP – for members only on the free drink chip. We are also in need of people to help with checking people in, making sure that snacks are available for our donors and that we are there to support the Local Red Cross & the donors. Please contact Karen Ventrone @ (828) 964-6439 if you can help.

JOINT BOARD OF OFFICERS MEETING! - IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ALL OF BOARD OF OFFICERS! The joint Board of Officers meetings are held the first Thursday of each month @ 6:30 PM. June’s meeting will be held on Thursday, June 5th and July’s meeting will be held Thursday, July 3rd. So please mark your calendar and attend the meetings.

LOWELL MILLER/JOHNNY RAGAN & VFW SCHOLARSHIP! The WOTM & the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars thank each and every person that made a donation towards the $100.00 Lowes Hardware gift card. The winner of the Lowes gift card was Dave Lund, CONGRATULATIONS Dave! The next fundraiser will be a chance on a $100.00 Walmart gift card. Again, for a small donation of $5.00 for 6 tickets will get you a chance on WINNING the $100.00 Lowes Gift card. You do not need to be present and we will give it away on Fourth Of July Weekend! Please see any of the bartenders on duty or any of the WOTM for tickets – again you can’t win unless you play!

BACK TO THE BASIC’S
Moose will be going “Back to Basics” in 2014-15. We have all heard that many of our members, especially new members, have little knowledge of what the Moose stands for and the causes we support. For this reason, in the coming year, our Fraternity will be emphasizing the basic principles upon which we were founded – fraternalism; support of children and seniors in need; and giving back to the communities in which our lodges and chapters operate. This basic training for our members will begin with our new membership campaign, appropriately titled “Moose – Back to Basics.” We are asking our brothers and co-workers to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and reinvigorate our fraternal bond by becoming advocates on behalf of the Moose. Not only are we asking individuals to re-educate our existing members, but also to attract new members who believe in the same basic principles that inspired us to join the Moose.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Happy Birthday to ALL of the Brothers and Co-Workers celebrating a birthday in the month of June & July!

There are many members and their families who are dealing with health issues and/or hospitalization. Please keep all of them in your thoughts and prayers.

PLEASE CHECK THE BULLETIN BOARDS IN THE SOCIAL QUARTERS REGULARLY FOR UPDATES!
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