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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Oct/Nov 2014 newsleter
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 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, October 16th and November20th at 6:30 PM. All Moose Legionaries are invited to attend. The next Moose Legion Celebration will be held October 18-19 at the Lenoir Moose Lodge.

POKER RIDE FOR HOSPICE: Our seventh annual Poker Run for Hospice was held Saturday September 20th and was a huge success. While the final numbers are not in, we can report that we raised approximately $3100 for Hospice. Thank you to all those who participated and those who worked to make this event a huge success.

DISTRICT MEETING: The next district meeting will be held November 30th at the N. Wilkesboro Moose Lodge. Our meeting will be at 1:00 PM with a meal to follow.

HALLOWEEN DANCE: Friday, October 31st. 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM Costume contest, door prizes and great entertainment. Admission - $5.00 per person. Come out and enjoy a fun filled evening.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Johnny Neel in Concert at the Boone Moose Lodge, Friday, November 21st, 9:00 PM-1:00. Cover charge $6.00. More info will be available in the Social Quarters soon.

CRADLE FUND: It’s October, and that means it is time for the Mooseheart Cradle Fund. Purchase your cradle in the social quarters and support our children at Mooseheart. All proceeds will go to the Moose Charities Endowment Fund. Thank you for your support.

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE BBQ ½ CHICKEN PLATE! On October 25th from 11am – 5 pm the Marine Corp will be preparing and selling plates of ½ BBQ chicken with coleslaw, baked beans and a roll for $10.00 a plate. ALL proceeds with be going to Toys For Tots! Please come out & show your support to a group of men who have given up their lives, time and talents for our Freedom – help support a very worthy cause, help a child with a Christmas.

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!

HERE we are into October, with November close behind. Summer is gone, and the beautiful colors of fall are beginning to appear. August & September we were very busy with the Labor Day Celebration, Bike Rally, Blood Drive & the 7th Annual Poker Run for Hospice just to name a few projects…. A sincere thanks to everyone who pitched in and helped.

THANK YOU! - To everyone who came out to the 80’s Party on September 13th –we stepped back in time, we danced, we ate, we drank and we had a really good time. To everyone who helped put this together, thank you - it would not have been a success without the volunteers. We look forward to more parties in the future …. It’s not how many people attended, it’s the experiences and fun that matters, ask those who attended!
OCTOBER 15TH MEETING: At the last meeting Chaplain Karen Ventrone challenged all the co-workers in decorating a BRA and wear it over a T-shirt during the meeting. October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS month – so to show our support, decorate a bra. If you do not decorate a bra then you are asked to make a monetary donation, we will also have a 50/50, a raffle or two which all proceeds will go to the October chair. A prize will be given to the best decorated BRA! An Italian meal will be provided to the co-workers that attend and participate, your host will be Karen.

AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER! October 25th & 26th Karen Ventrone will be walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. For the 8th year, for two days Karen will walk 39.3 miles in Charlotte to bring awareness to Breast Cancer. In order to walk Karen MUST raise $1,800.00, she I hopes she can count on your support. This year Karen will be walking in honor of the oldest member of our Chapter Mariann Clawson. If you wish to make a donation to the walk you may give your donation to Karen or make a donation online - http://www.avonwalk.org/goto/karenventrone ALL donations must be submitted NO LATER than Wednesday, Oct. 22nd.

ROAD TRIP – CHARLOTTE – OCTOBER 26TH On October 26th some of the co-workers are planning a road trip to Charlotte for the closing Ceremony for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Wear your PINK, come cheer the walkers on and watch one of your own cross the finish line. It is truly a humbly experience and one that you will not want to miss!

PUMPKIN CARVING! On Wednesday, October 29th at 6:00 PM the co-workers will be having a pumpkin carving party. Bring your pumpkin, tools to cut with and your favorite finger food and have a margarita or two while cutting pumpkins. This is not a meeting night, just an evening to have some fun and catch-up with the co-workers.

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. October’s meeting will be held on Thursday, October 2nd November’s meeting will be held Thursday, November 6th. We have a lot to cover with the upcoming Holiday’s so please make every attempt to attend the meetings.

AWESOME JOB! THANK YOU- THANK YOU! The BLOOD DRIVE was a BIG success! We had 23 donors – that is a lot of lives that we saved that day. Please mark your calendar the Lodge will be sponsoring another drive on February 26th. Again thank you to everyone who came out to donate and to those who worked the Blood Drive.

VETERANS DAY! November 11th – Remember, HONOR, RESPECT our VETERANS TODAY & EVERYDY! THAN YOU to all of our Veterans and their
Families for your service, dedication, courage & sacrifice.

CO-WORKERS: When every members gives her best, goals are achieved and the Chapter is a winner. Regardless of the role you play, your talents
& abilities are needed & appreciated.

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

Update on Mariann – Heidi, Cathy & Karen went and paid a visit to Mariann last week. Mariann is currently doing very well, she is getting stronger every day and is her cute witty self-right now. We do not know the long term progress, but we continue to pray for her and her family and will enjoy every visit that we share with her. On Oct. 12th we have planned another visit and to play BINGO with her.
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