Thursday, December 4, 2014
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. THIS IS YOUR LODGE—GET INVOLVED.
MOOSE RIDERS: Moose Riders meet on the 2nd 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 at 6:30 PM. Due to the holidays, there will be no meeting in December our next meeting will be Thursday, January 15th. All Moose Legionaires are invited to attend. The next Moose Legion Celebration will be January 17-18 at the Black Mountain Moose Lodge.
CHRISTMAS PARTY: Our annual Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 20th, with free beverages from 3 to 7 pm and the party continuing until 11pm. This year we are having the food catered. The menu will consist of ham, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls. We would appreciate desert donations. Anyone bringing a desert or other covered dish, please place directly on the food table and take your dish when leaving. Please do not leave dishes in the kitchen. (PLEASE MEMBERS ONLY & NO CHILDREN!) Thank you.
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. The drawing will be held during half time of the Super Bowl game February 1st, 2015. Thank you for your support.
HUNGER COALITION/TOYS FOR TOTS: There are collection boxes in the social quarters for both of these organizations. Please bring your non perishable food and toy donations to support these worthwhile organizations.
DISTRICT MEETING: The next district meeting will be held January 25th at the Lenoir Moose Lodge. Our meeting will be at 1:00 PM with a meal to follow.
Well it is hard to believe but the time has come for warmer clothing and those many holidays, so please bundle up and stay warm during the
Holidays & winter weather.
UGLY SWEATER CONTEST – Tis the Season to be Tacky – Join us for a Ugly Sweater Contest during our December 17th meeting @ 6:30 . Win a prize for the tackiest sweater, In addition to the contest we have games and finger foods. All proceeds raised that evening will be used towards the January chair.
MINI BOUQUET: Check out the ‘MINI BOUQUET” can’t win unless you buy a ticket – Don’t know what the Bouquet is, please ask one of the co-workers or the bartender on duty. Purchase 1 ticket for $2 or 6 tickets for $5.00. The Bouquet will be given away on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd.
You DO NOT need to be present to win.
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. 20th. – 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.
In addition there is a box for any toys that you may wish to donate for Toys for Tots. If you are not able to shop but would still like to help a child receive a toy there is a donation box on the bar in the Social Quarters sponsored by the Marine Corps. Please feel free to make a monetary donation, if you would like to write a check to help - please make it payable to Toys’ for Tots. If you have any questions please feel free to talk to Chuck Wright. PLEASE HELP those that are less fortunate have a Christmas & or a Holiday meal.
JOINT BOARD OF OFFICERS MEETING! The meeting night is the 1st Thursday of each month beginning @ 6:00 pm. Therefore, Decembers will be
on December 4th, but due to New Year’s the January meeting will be moved to January 8th @ 6:00 PM
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Happy Birthday to ALL of the Brothers and Co-Workers celebrating a birthday in the month of December & January.
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE BULLETIN BOARDS IN THE SOCIAL QUARTERS FOR UPDATES AND FUTURE ACTIVITIES.
A HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM YOUR BOARD OF OFFICERS:
Now that the holidays are upon us and we are all being thankful for our family, friends and health, please take a minute to thank all of the members and coworkers (volunteers) that put such hard work into making our Lodge run.
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.
The Board of Officers would like to wish every Lodge and Chapter member a healthy and safe Happy Holiday Season!