Friday, March 28, 2014
BOONE MOOSE LODGE #1805
APRIL 2014 NEWS LETTER
SIGN 2 AND GET YOUR DUES PAID. This is an ongoing program. Sponsor and enroll 2 new members and your next year’s dues will be paid.
This is a great opportunity not only for you, but an opportunity to help build your lodge and chapter; this applies to Lodge, Chapter and Moose Legion.
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. Your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated. Any member attending the meeting will be given a free drink chip.
NOTICE: The lodge will be closed on Thursday, April 3rd to clean the carpets. We will reopen Friday, April 4th at regular time. Thank you for your understanding.
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 meeting will be Thursday, April 17th at 6:30 PM. Boone Moose Lodge will be hosting the Wenoca Moose Legion Celebration April 11th – 13th. We will be hosting Moose Legionaires from around Western Northern Carolina. If you are interested in joining the Degree of Service (Moose Legion) please contact one of the current Moose Legionaires. There will be a dance Saturday evening, April 12, from 8:00 – 12:00. Cover charge for non Moose Legion Members is $6 each / $10 couple. Entertainment will be provided by a band from Johnson City, “Shane”.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS: The election of officers for the coming year will take place on Tues, April 1; The Board of Officers has been advised that Bruce Canton and Pat McConkey have withdrawn their names from the ballot. In accordance with the General Laws of the Order, if there is only one candidate for each office, the lodge may dispense with the necessity of a paper ballot and conduct the election by using the voting sign of the Order. That vote will occur at the general membership meeting April 1.
ADMINISTRATOR: Mark Patterson has been serving as interim Administrator for the past 6 months. In accordance with the General Laws of the Order, for Mark to continue in that position, it must be approved by the membership. That vote will be taken at the general meeting on April 1, 2014.
BBQ: The Marine Corps League, Mountaineer Detachment will be holding a BBQ sale at the Boone Moose Lodge on Saturday, April 26th from 1:00 to 6:00 PM. The cost is $10 per plate. Come and enjoy.
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!
EMERGENCY MEETING! – Please attend our meeting on Wednesday, April 2nd in order to have nomination and election for Junior Regent.
According to our by-laws, unfortunately, Nancy Coyle cannot go in as Junior Regent since she has already fulfilled the position as Senior Regent.
Therefore, we will have to nominate & elect another co-worker for Junior Regent. At this time we do have a nomination for Cathy York as
Secretary and Crystal Brown as Junior Regent. If you know of someone else that you would like to nominate or if you would be interested in
the being Junior Regent please feel free to make a nomination.
JOINT BOARD OF OFFICERS MEETING! Meeting night for the joint Board of Officers is the 2nd Monday (April 14th) of each month beginning @
CONGRATULATIONS! Please take a moment to congratulate your 2014/2015 Board of Officers, Senior Regent – Ashley Guy, Junior Regent – ?????, Secretary – Crystal Brown, Recorder – Heidi Steinke, Chaplain – Karen Ventrone and Junior Graduate Regent –Nancy Coyle. Without these amazing women and all of our committed co-workers we would not have a Chapter, so Thank you! The installation of Officers will be Wednesday, April 2nd, which will be in lieu of our general meeting at 6:30 pm., so please attend as Cathy York and her selected committee as they install your new Board of Officers.
PUZZLE TIME: NEWS FLASH – WE HAVE MADE A CHANGE IN THE PRICE OF PUZZLE PIECES! As of March 19th the Chapter has changed the donation fee for the puzzle pieces from $1 per piece to 3 pieces for a $1. We do apologize for the inconvenience; unfortunately, we did not think this out all the way in order to compensate for the larger puzzle. So with that said, please be sure to ask the bartenders on duty for some puzzle pieces. However, as of March 23rd Jim Sparger found the first puzzle piece and therefore, was the winner of the 2 drink chips – CONGRATULATIONS JIM! There are still 3 other pieces to be found and you can still win the following: for the second chip found you will win two WOTM Dinner vouchers, the third piece you will win a bottle of your choice Bourbon/or Vodka of $15.00 value and the fourth piece found you will win $30.00 cash.
THE FINAL PUSH - DON’T FORGET - NEVER PAY DUES AGAIN! ONLY UNTIL APRIL 30, 2014 THE APPLICATION FEE HAS BEEN WAIVED!
That’s right to celebrate Moose International Anniversaries the application fee is waived from now through April 30, 2014, so call all your friends that have been thinking about joining and sign them up soon. All it will cost is $30.00 for Women. Never Pay Dues Again, just get 2 new members or 2 members that have dropped to reenroll and your membership for the year is free. Get 2 more members next year and Moose will pay your dues again. And so on and so on, you never have to pay your dues again.
CHAPTER YARD SALE- RENT A TABLE & SELL YOUR STUFF! MAY 3rd & 4th: - Believe it or not there are warmer days ahead, so clean out those closets, storage units & or garages and keep in mind what you think is junk, could be someone else’s treasure. For a donation of $10.00 for one day or $15.00 for both days you can rent a table, please contact Cathy York @ (828) 964-5831.
HELP! MOOSE LEGION CELEBRATION! Ladies, we need HELP! The lodge is in desperate need of cleaning, therefore from now until April 11th we will be cleaning the inside and outside of the Lodge – the weekend of the celebration we need volunteers to help with clean-up, cooking, washing dishes and desserts are needed for Saturday night. We realize that everyone is busy, but if you have an hour or two to donate the weekend of April 12 & 13, 2014 it would be GREATLY appreciated. Let’s show the other lodges and Chapters what we are made of and that we are proud of our Lodge.
? Tea Party: No date has been scheduled at this time, but Cathy York is hoping to have a tea party sometime in May, for those of you who have never attended one – plan on it, Cathy does a fabulous job and it is a lot of fun.
? Way’s & Means: The Board of Officers will be providing a program in April for the Way’s & Means – which is to raise awareness on Alzheimer’s. We will raise funds for the Katherine Smith Center in Moosehaven, however, sometime in April we will have the pleasure
of having Heidi’s daughter Breanna speak to us about her experience in Panama where she is completing her internship next week.
? Blood Drive: I am excited to announce that we will be hosting another Blood Drive on June 4th from 2pm – 6pm in the dance hall.
So please mark you calendar, more information to come in May’s newsletter. For those of you who like to donate platelets we will
make sure that it is available.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Happy Birthday to ALL of the Brothers and Co-Workers celebrating a birthday in the month of April.
SICKNESS AND DISTRESS:
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.
As many of you know we have lost another one of our finest and nicest members – Fred Owens passed away on Saturday, March 15th – please keep the Owens Family and friends in your prayers
Fraternally Submitted your Board of Officers