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Sunday, August 10, 2014
August/Sept Newsletter
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. If we are to survive and grow, your participation and support are a necessity. Your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated. PLEASE NOTE: Beginning in September, the General Meetings will begin at 6:00 PM

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, August 21st and Thursday September 18th 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.

BREAKFAST: The Moose Legion Activity Committee will be sponsoring a breakfast on Saturday, September 27th, from 7:30 to 11:00 AM. The menu will consist of eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits & gravy, potatoes, fruit coffee and juice. The cost is only $8.00. Come out and enjoy a fine meal.

LABOR DAY CLEBRATION: Come out Saturday August 30th for a Labor Day Weekend Party. There will be food, entertainment and fun. We are still finalizing the details and more info will be available in the social quarters soon.

POKER RIDE FOR HOSPICE: SADDLE UP. It’s time again for our annual CHARITY RIDE FOR HOSPICE. The date is Saturday, September 20th. Registration will begin at 8:30 and riders will depart between 10:00 and 10:30. There will be food, entertainment and door prizes upon return. Come out and help support this worthy cause.

DISTRICT MEETING: The next district meeting will be held September 21st at the Hickory Moose Lodge. Meal will be provided at 1:00 the meeting will immediately follow @ 2:00 PM.

NCMA CONVENTION: The annual NCMA convention will be held August 14th-17th at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons. Anyone wishing information or registration forms please see Mark Patterson or Tom Ventrone.

AWARDS: Congratulations to Mark Patterson, Karen Ventrone and Cathy York. Mark received his Fellowship Degree and Karen and Cathy received their College of Regents degrees at the Las Vegas convention in June.

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!

CROSS-SPONSORSHIP –EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2014 Loyal Order of Moose members can sponsor women into the Women of the Moose
and vice versa. Sponsorship will count toward personal honors. Applicants must still go through the process and be voted on by the respective
unit (ie. WOTM will still vote on and enroll women and the LOOM will process, vote and enroll the men). You may sponsor new members to any
Lodge or Chapter, please see your administrator or recorder for more information.

ADMIN. TRAINING – AUGUST 10th On August 10, 2014 all of the WOTM Board of Officers & or co-workers are invited to attend the Technical
Training Class (Executive Session) in Lenoir, registration will be @ 8:30 AM, class will begin at 9:00. If you are interested in attending the
class please notify Recorder Heidi Steinke for more information. Senior Regent, Recorder & Jr. Grand Regent are required to go for Chapter
& personal honors. The trainer this year will be Past Deputy Grand Regent Beverly Dill.
BEACH CHAIR RAFFLE: The Chapter is raffling a Beach getaway chair will lots of coooooool stuff. There are gift cards, cozies, flip-flops, a Beach Towel and lots of other summer fun things along with a real cool chair. Some items we are unable to list in the newsletter, so please feel free to ask one of the WOTM co-workers or the bartender on duty and they will be happy to share the list of items. Tickets are 1 ticket for $1.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00. The drawing will take place on August 9th & all proceeds will be used to help with the Chapter monthly chairs.

PACK THE BUS- SCHOOL SUPPLIES! Hey everyone the kids in our Community need our help! Please help the kids with their first day back to
school in being prepared and confident with your donations of school supplies. With your help, the kids across our County can go back with a
fresh start. In the Social Quarters we have boxes labeled & setup to accept any and all donations. So please help a child in need!

NCMA CONVENTION - Aug 14th & 15th at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel in Greensboro. Those of us who have been before know how much
fun it is. Those who have not been should do so at least once. The weekend is full of activities including live music, dances, and hospitality
rooms where food and drinks are provided free of charge. Also, the convention center is very nice with several restaurants, bars, and a large swimming pool area complete with a large hot tub. So pack your bags and head to Greensboro for an unforgettable weekend! And remember, “What happens in Greensboro, stay’s in Greensboro!

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. August meeting will be held on Thursday, August 7th and September’s meeting will be held Thursday, September 4th.

BLOOD DRIVE: - SEPTEMBER 11th 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM Here is your opportunity to help someone who made need your blood or platelets. Please help save a life; the Red Cross Blood Mobile will be here in our parking lot. 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.

80’s PARTY – SEPTEMBER 13th STARTING @ 8pm - Come out and take a step back to the days of metal bands and teased big hair, grab some funky leg warmers, muscle shirts, or acid wash to wear. A bodacious party to celebrate one of the best decades, entertainment will be provided. A small entry fee of $3.00 per person or $5.00 per couple, please bring one of your favorite finger foods or snack. Slip into your 80’s attire fur sure, be there or be square! All proceeds will go to making repairs to the lodge, so please come out and get down with your bad self and help support this very worthy cause!

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER! Congratulations to Administrator Mark Patterson for receiving his fellowship and for Karen Ventrone & Cathy York for receiving their College of Regents Degrees at the Moose International Convention in Las Vegas this past June. For the women this is the highest degree that a co-worker can receive and because of each of you co-workers you made it possible – THANK YOU!

CO-WORKERS: Great ideas for projects for each committee are vital to help us support Mooseheart and Moosehaven succeed in their endeavors. We know you have great ideas and we are looking forward to seeing new ways to reach our goals assigned to us by Moose International for the upcoming year. Without our co-workers volunteering for the various functions and projects we have planned, we will never succeed. As a team we will succeed and without the team effort we will fail. Come on out and help us to be successful this year and the years to come. Remember to report all your volunteer work and donations to various organizations at each meeting so we can get credit for all our volunteer hours/work during the year

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