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Friday, January 1, 2016
January/February 2016 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 BLANKET RAFFLE – On January 8th we will have a drawing for the Moose Blanket that is being showcased in the Social Quarters. Please ask the bartender on duty to purchase a ticket, remember; you can’t win unless you purchase a ticket. The proceeds will go to the Safe Surfin’ Event in May.

WENOCA MOOSE LEGION WINTER CELEBRATION – You won’t want to miss out on this! For the Higher Degree, we will have the Winter Celebration in Lenoir on January 15th – 17th. For those that have never gone, its an opportunity to meet other Moose Members, learn more about where your money goes, what we as the High Degree do to support the Moose Organization and have some fun and fellowship. On Saturday after the meeting a meal will be provided followed up with entertainment.

BENEFIT FOR TOM VENTRONE – Mark your calendar on Saturday, January 23rd we will host a benefit for Tom Ventrone. The benefit will be Harold’s world famous meatballs and spaghetti, garlic bread & salad. ALL proceeds will go to help Karen with funeral expenses – cost per meal $10.00. Serving at 5:00 pm – PLEASE COME OUT A SUPPORT THIS CAUSE!

DISTRICT MEETING – It’s time again for the District Meeting on January 31 @ 1:00 PM in Hickory.
Please keep in mind the Hickory Lodge is now located in the Riverside Building, so please be sure to get directions before heading out – hope to see many of you there!

SUPERBOWL PARTY – Maybe it’s not your team playing, but on February 7th the Lodge will be hosting a Super bowl Party – food, fellowship and some darn good football. We will also be holding a raffle of $1750.00 during half –time, so don’t wait to buy a ticket, ask the bartenders on duty or any of the Board of Officers and get your ticket today!

VALENTINE’S STEAK DINNER – On Sunday, February 14th we will be hosting a STEAK DINNER. Tickets are being pre-sold in the Social Quarters for $15.00. The meal will be a Rib-Eye Steak, bake potato, asparagus and a salad. So bring a date or a friend and have a great meal!

MID- YR. CONFERNECE IN GREENSBORO - February 19th – 21st If you are looking to get out of town for the weekend and have some fun and meet some other Moose members, then this is the time. Registration forms are available in the Social Quarters and must be submitted by January 18th.

SMOKING IN THE SOCIAL QUARTERS – The voting for smoking or not smoking has been postponed until a special joint meeting in April.

Kitchen 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!
Check the board in Social Quarters for SPECIALS! SPECIALTY – FRIED FISH! Yummy!

DATES TO REMEMBER
January 9th- WOTM Chili Cook-Off
January 16th-17th- Moose Legion Celebration, Lenoir
January 23rd- Benefit for Tome Ventrone
January 31st- District Meeting, Hickory
February 7th- Superbowl Party
February 14th- Valentines Day Steak Dinner
February 19th-21st- NCMA Midyear Conference

Chili Cook-Off!!!
So you think you have the best Chili in town? PROVE IT! On Saturday, January 9th the Chapter will be sponsoring a chili cook-off. Serving @ 2:30 PM. Sides, like cheese, sour cream, crackers, etc… will be provided. Cost will be $1 for a 2 oz sample and $4 for a bowl. Bring your favorite chili in a crockpot and may the best man or WOMAN win. Prize will be awarded. All proceeds will be used to support the
January WOTM program.

Valentine Raffle!
You won’t want to miss out on this raffle! Only way you can win is to buy a ticket. There will be something in the basket that everyone would love to have – so win it for yourself or for a love one! Purchase one ticket for $2.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00. ALL proceeds will be used to help with the
Chapter’s February program. The basket will be given away on Valentine’s Day.

Midyear Conference
I know it seems like its months away, but believe me; it will be here before you know it. So mark your calendar, hop on the caboose & head to Greensboro for the February NCMA Mid-Yr. Conference in Greensboro. The dates are February 19th – 21st. You will have a lot of fun, learn a thing or two
about the Moose Organization and make some new friends, so plan on being there. But remember what happens in Greensboro, stays in Greensboro!

A BIG thank you to everyone for all of your donations for the winter coat drive, the Toys for Tots and for the Food Drive. It’s just not a toy; it’s a gift of joy! We have helped a lot of people who will stay warm and not go hungry over the holidays. Sadly hunger doesn’t stop after the holidays so please continue to bring your food items and let’s help end hunger!

In Memoriam:
George Hooks, Dave Pickard, Odell McCurry, Mariann Clawson, Tom Ventrone

We need your help. If anyone has any information regarding Lodge members who have passed on, have an illness, or are recovering from surgery, we would appreciate all the thoughts & prayers and well wishes to those in need. Please keep members posted on all issues. I want to take this opportunity to Thank each & everyone of you in this Lodge for everything that you all have done for me and my family during this past year. Besides Tom’s faith and family, this Lodge was Tom’s love and passion. He was very proud of this Lodge and so look forward to being the Department President in 2016. Tom was my best friend, he made me laugh, he held me when I cried, and he supported me in the best & worst of times. I feel as though a part of me has died with him, but because of our Moose Family, our daughter and my work, I am taking one day and a time but NEVER forgetting what a wonderful husband, father and friend he was. Thank you for your continued love and support! Karen
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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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