Saturday, November 30, 2013
December News Letter
BOONE MOOSE LODGE #1805
DEC. 2013 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.
DINNERS: We will be losing Annie, as she will be moving back to Georgia. However, we will continue to offer dinners on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights for your dining pleasure.
PRICE INCREASE: November 15th we implemented a price increase on several beverages. Please ask your bartenders for clarification if you have any questions.
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.
MOOSE RIDERS: Moose Riders meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. All Moose Riders are asked to please attend.
ENTERTAINMENT: Please see the calendar posted on the lodge website for a listing of other entertainment events for November.
MOOSE LEGION: Our Moose Legion Activity Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. Our next meeting will be Thursday, December 19tht at 6:30 PM. All Moose Legionaires are invited to attend.
ATTENTION: LODGE FUNDRAISER: We have collected over $2500.00 towards our goal of $5000.00 in the matching funds campaign. We have until December 31st to raise this money, which will be used to reduce lodge debt. Please reach into your pockets for $1, $5, $10 or $100. Every dollar counts.
HAROLD’S MEAT BALLS: Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and Harold’s Famous Meat Balls all for only $7.50. Saturday, December 7th beginning at 5 PM. Come out and enjoy a great meal.
CHRISTMAS PARTY: Our annual Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 21st, with free beverages from 3 to 6 pm and the party continuing until 11pm. The lodge will provide ham, potatoes, veggie tray, wings, meat balls and rolls. There will be a sign up sheet in the social quarters for side dishes and desserts. (PLEASE MEMBERS ONLY & NO CHILDREN!)
CHRISTMAS HOURS: The Social Quarters will be open at 1 pm on Christmas Eve and will close at 6 pm. We will be closed on Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
SUPER BOWL FUNDRAISER: Tickets are available for the annual Super Bowl Raffle. Tickets are $20.00. First place $1000. 2nd place $500 and 3rd place $250. Only 200 tickets are available so get yours now.
DANCE: The Boone Shag Club will be hosting another dance on December 14th. All Moose members are invited to attend. A nominal door charge will apply and free dance lessons will be available.
FROM THE GOVERNOR:
Because we serve food at our lodge, we will no longer allow animals in the lodge. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Key Cards: As you know, we have a new key card reader for entry into the social quarters. Your membership card is your key card. If you have lost or misplaced your card, please contact the Help Desk at Moose International for a new card. EFFECTIVE January 1, you will be allowed 3 entries without using your card. After that, there will be a $1 charge which will be donated to Moose Charities.
With the Christmas season fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for an awesome year. We have had several successful fundraisers and are continuing to serve our community in a variety of ways. We have placed donation boxes in the social quarters for both Toys for Tots and The Hunger Coalition. Please be generous towards those who are less fortunate.
I also want to thank Gene and Devon for their generous donation of kitchen items and various other supplies to our lodge. Many of you have also donated your time and other items to the lodge and I want to make sure you know how much we value your efforts and support. I also want to give a special thanks to Karen and Tom Ventrone for all the extra effort they do in preparing & the printing the newsletter each month.
Ben York has been appointed to fill the vacant office of Prelate. This is the only office which Ben has not held during his time as a Moose member. Please give Ben your support and let him know of anyone who is ill or in need. Pat McConkey has accepted the position of entertainment committee chairman, so please let Pat know of any requests in this area.
Last but not least, I want to thank all of our officers for their service and time. Dave, Mark, Jason, Jimmy, Clinton, Bobby and Richard, your efforts on behalf of our lodge greatly appreciated. I also want to let our staff, Devon, Scott, Sherry, Annie and Mary, know that they are equally valuable and appreciated. THANK YOU.
Well it is hard to believe but the time has come for warmer clothing and those many holidays. The Board of Officers would like to wish every Lodge and Chapter member a healthy and safe Happy Holiday Season!
Remember our Troops, the homeless and our residents at Mooseheart and Moosehaven as you sit down to enjoy your holiday’s. Please drive safely and if we have any of that nasty four letter word, i.e. SNOW, please be careful and do not over exert yourself shoveling.
BLOOD DRIVE: DECEMBER 11TH TIME 2:00 PM – 6:00 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.
HOLIDAY BASKET: The women are back again this year with their annual Christmas basket. – 1 ticket for $2.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00. Drawing will be held the night of the Christmas Party – Dec. 21st. – DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN! Please ask one of the Board of Officers for more details.
FOOD COLLECTION/TOY’S FOR TOTS: Through December, the Lodge and Chapter are sponsoring a food collection for the Hunger
and Health Coalition. There is a box in the Social Quarters for your donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items. Please be generous and support this worthwhile cause – the donations have been very slim for October and November – so PLEASE HELP!
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Please keep track of your Community Service hours – driving someone to the store, picking up a prescription for
someone, visiting someone at the hospital or a shut-in. These are just a few examples of Community Service – at any time that you are helping
someone in the Community other than your family, please track the hours, expense and mileage and turn this into the recorder, Heidi Steinke.
EARN CASH FOR MOOSEHEART WITH BOX TOPS!
Box Tops for Education makes it easy to help our school earn the extra cash it needs.
Make a difference every time you go to the grocery store!
Clip Box Tops Send Box Tops to School Our School Earns Cash
Find Box Tops on hundreds of Turn in your Box Tops to Heidi at the Twice each year, Box Tops will
Your favorite products. Each chapter meetings and Heidi will send send Mooseheart a check worth
Box Top worth 10 cents to the Box Tops for Education 10 cents for each Box Top redeemed
our school. Up to $20,000.00
Our school can earn up to $20,000 per year from the Box Tops you clip!
DON’T FORGET - NEVER PAY DUES AGAIN! APPLICATION FEE WAIVED ALL YEAR LONG!
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 re-enroll 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.
JOINT BOARD OF OFFICERS MEETING! The meeting night has been changed to the 2nd Monday of each month beginning @ 6:30 pm.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Happy Birthday to ALL of the Brothers and Co-Workers celebrating a birthday in the month of December.
A HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM YOUR CHAPLAIN KAREN VENTRONE & PRELATE BEN YORK:
2013 has brought many challenges for all of us, we have laughed, we have loved & lost special people in our lives – but with friends, family and faith we have all managed to continue living and moving forward with life.
Please take time today, every day and especially during the holiday’s to be thankful for the gift of life: for the breath that sustains life, for the food of this earth that nurtures life, for the love of family and friends without which there would be no life.
Be thankful for the mystery of creation: for the beauty that your eyes can see & for the joy that your ears can hear.
Be thankful for setting us in this community: for our families who nurture us, for friends who love us by choice, for companions at work, who share our burdens and daily tasks,
Be thankful for this day: for life and for our freedom, Also, please pray for all of our military and their families