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Monday, June 27, 2016
July/August Newsletter
GENERAL MEETINGS
General Membership Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM
These meetings are held for you, this is your lodge. If we are to survive and grow, your
participation and support are necessary. There are numerous projects and committees
that need your ideas and help.

MOOSE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION – JULY 1st – 5th.
Thousands of Moose members will descend upon the “Gateway to the West”, St. Louis, Missouri, from July 1st – 5th for what should be an entertaining and informative 2016 International Moose Convention. Anyone who is interested in attending need to go on-line to the Moose International
website and get all of the necessary information and register immediately. For those who will be attending, please have safe travels and represent Boone well.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: On July 4th, the lodge will sponsor our annual celebration with quality fellowship beginning at 1:00. At 5:00 there will be free burgers and hot dogs with potluck sides. Around 5:30 will be our annual DUCK RACE followed up with entertainment by “Suicide Sally” for our listening pleasure. The music will continue until the fireworks begin around 9:30. Volunteers are needed for all tasks at hand, so don’t be bashful!
PLEASE NO PERSONAL COOLERS WHILE THE LODGE IS OPEN!

MOOSE LEGION CELEBRATION (SYLVA) – JULY 15th -17th
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 please keep a LOOK OUT! or please feel free to contact your Administrator Mark Patterson
for more information,

MOOSE LEGION COMMITTEE FUNDRAISER:
The Moose Legion Committee is giving away a pack of 60 $5.00 scratch off lottery tickets (a 300,00 value). For a $5.00 donation, you can have a chance to win this prize The drawing will take place on Monday, September 5th. The proceeds will go to a worthwhile project for the lodge. Tickets are available in the Social Quarters or from any Moose Legion committee member.

JULY 1-5th Moose International Convention (St.. Louis)
JULY 4th Independence Day Celebration
JULY 15th – 17th Wenoca Moose Legion Celebration –(Sylva)
JULY 23rd WOTM Executive Training 9am & Annual Mooseheart Ride
JULY 31st District Meeting (Lenoir) 1pm
AUGUST 18th-21st Annual NCMA Conference in Greensboro

Grill is Open!!!
Tues. thru Fri. 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday’s. 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bar Menu always available! Check out the burgers & fries, BLT’s and much more! Always made fresh to order. Eat in or have it to go! SPECIALTY – Turkey Club & cheese sticks- Becky Love’s favorite!

NCMA CONVENTION: The annual NCMA convention will be held August 18th-21th at the
Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons. Anyone wishing information or
registration forms please see Mark Patterson.

3RD ANNUAL MOOSEHEART BENEFIT RIDE: Come out and join us July 23rd
with a rain date of July 30th for the 3rd Annual Boone Moose Riders Run for
Mooseheart to help secure our children’s future. Entry fee of $20 or $25
with passenger, there will be food, fun, prizes, entertainment, 50/50 and a
great ride. Registration is @ 9:00 am, kickstands up at 10:30 am.

EXECUTIVE TRAINING: On July 23rd all of the WOTM Board Of Officers & or any co-worker as invited to attend the Executive
Training Class. The Boone Chapter will be the host Chapter. Registration will begin @ 8:30 am. Class will begin at 9:00 am. The
Chapter will provide breakfast items and lunch. Vivian Poole & Beverly Dill will be our trainers for the day.

INDOOR YARD SALE –
Tentatively scheduled for Sat. August 6th. As info. is
gathered we will post it on the WOTM bulletin board in the
Social Quarters. So please check the board regularly.

Hey Folks, the Chapter will be having another Winter Warmth
Campaign, beginning Aug 7th and running through the month
of Oct. So as you are clearing out your coats and blankets
for the summer – think about helping a family or a child stay
warm this winter.

I just want to take this opportunity to inform you that this will be my last newsletter for the Lodge. Tom & I have been members of this lodge for 25 1/2 years and it has been a roller coaster ride over the years. We have seen this place flourish and we have seen days that we wondered if the doors would be open. We are so grateful for the things that we have gotten to experience over the years and the friendships that we have made. I am sorry that Tom did not get to make it to see his dream come true which was to be the Department President in August of this year, he would have been a good one & I am so proud of him. I know that Tom was proud of all of the accomplishments that I have made over the years, as Star Recorder, Academy Friendship & College of Regent. I have to say until I visited the Mooseheart campus back in 1996, I had no idea what and why we were doing all of this. Seeing all of those kids faces and the beautiful campus where they live put this all in perspective. However, now that Tom has passed away my life has changed and it is time for me to move on and begin a new life.Therefore, at the end of July Tom and I & Mousse will be moving to Tampa, Florida to begin a life with Tom’s family. So with that said, I wish you all the very best and May God Bless each and every one of you, this is NOT Good-bye, this is until we meet again, wherever that maybe.

Karen Ventrone
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September 1st marks two years since I became your Administrator. I would like to thank everyone for supporting our Lodge and making us financially solvent once again. It’s a great thing to see us all working together in order to get things done. Our celebrations and parties are awesome. But that’s not the reason our Lodge exists. In the coming months our Lodge needs to concentrate on doing community service. If we do this, our Lodge will become more visible in our community and our membership will increase. I look forward to working with all of you in this area..
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