Moose News

Moose Mourns Passing of Grand Chancellor Emeritus

Tonie Ellen Ewoldt, age 70 of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away, Sunday, January 20, 2019 at her home.

Born March 9, 1948 in Davenport, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph Lawrence and Darlene Louise Ewoldt. Tonie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and taught business education and computer science for 18 years. She then started her career with Women of the Moose as Office Manager from 1988-1990 and then Director of Administration from 1990-1999. Tonie held the esteemed position of Grand Chancellor of the Women of Moose from January 1999 until retiring in August 2005. She had joined the Women of the Moose at Davenport, Iowa Chapter 106 in September 1970 and became a Life Member in January 1991. She served her Chapter in many capacities where she was a member of the 50 Division of the Moose 25 Club, achieved her Academy of Friendship in May 1972, College of Regents in June 1985 and Star Recorder in June 1989 and has remained an active member. Tonie moved to the South Carolina area in 2013 where she was a member of Low Country Community Church, Murrells Inlet where she was involved in many activities including Community Lunch, N.O.A.H. and Women’s Salt. She had also worked with H & R Block in Illinois and later South Carolina.

Surviving are her sister, Terry Brus of Tennessee; brother, Wayne Mark Ewoldt (Cheryl) of Desert Palm Springs, CA; nephews, Jared, Jason and Mark; niece, Dana; numerous great nieces and nephews; several cousins; a special close friend, Sallie Sauer of Myrtle Beach and her loving companion dog, Gracie

Inurnment will be later in Davenport, Iowa.

Texas Hold ‘Em Live Streaming

Watch the final 10 players of the 2019 Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament compete live today (Wednesday, January 16th)! If you would like to watch live streaming of the final table on the Internet, please go to:

The top ten players (in no particular order):

Tim Hagensen – Camas-Washougal, WA Lodge #1042
Jesse Jones – Fairborn, OH Lodge #1068
Raymond Drake – South Phoenix, AZ Lodge #2072
Gerald Malueg – Celina, OH Lodge #1473
Diane Klipp – Frederick, MD Lodge #347
Jill Derr – Greely-Evans, CO Lodge #2220
James Nichiporuk – Penn Yan, NY Lodge #2030
Ivan Green – Madison, IN Lodge #765
Robert Rooker – Houghton Lake, MI Lodge #1616
Cheryl Walton – Hayward Castro Valley, CA Lodge #934

Best of luck to all of the participants!

Double Moose Rewards Offered to Sponsors

Double Moose Rewards can be earned by every sponsor through the end of the February, 2019. For every new and former member reported and accepted in January and February, double Moose Rewards will be given, getting you closer to redeeming valuable incentives. Encourage your membership to sponsor during these months to earn double Moose Rewards! Please print and post this flyer to help promote the double Moose Rewards! For more information about the Moose Rewards Program, click here.

Member Retention Week Recap

We had hundreds of Lodges/Chapters that participated during Member Retention Week and submitted their participation forms. We thank them for their efforts. Those that held four or more events, during the week, were included in our drawings for cash and honorable mention grab bag awards.

The following Lodges/Chapters were winners of our cash giveaway – Congratulations!

$1,000 Winners

Dundalk, MD Chapter 97
Tooele, UT Lodge 2031

$500 Winners

St. Albans, WV Chapter 857
Bel Air, MD Lodge 1952
Laramie, WY Chapter 423
Old Bridge, NJ Lodge 485

Honorable Mention Grab Bag Qualifiers

Chippewa Falls, WI Chapter 770
Urbana, OH Lodge 1215

Next year, Member Retention Week will be November 3 – November 9th.

Moose Magazine Online

Moose International is happy to announce a more user-friendly version of Moose magazine for mobile devices – perfect for members who are busy and on-the-go! The new and enhanced version features flowable text and adjustable font size so you no longer have to struggle to read stories from your phone or tablet! In addition, the contents view makes it easy to see all the stories/features at once so you can jump to your favorite section much faster, while still being able to see the traditional/page view if you desire. A tutorial is also offered to walk you through all the features/benefits of the new platform at the beginning. We hope you enjoy this new enhanced version of Moose magazine, making it easier for those of you on the go to stay connected! Check it out for yourself here!

2019 Karaoke Contest Information

2019 Karaoke Contest Flyer – Print/Download
2019 Guidelines/Rules – Print/Download
2019 Karaoke Judging Form – Print/Download
2019 Association Instructions – Print/Download
2019 Association Winner Form – Print/Download
2019 Karaoke Contest Finalists – Not Available

ALL Active Members Now Eligible!

Thank you to all of the 2018 Karaoke Contest participants and congratulations to our winners!

  • 1st Place, $5,000: Judith Abraham from Interbay Tampa, FL Lodge 1254
  • 2nd Place, $2,000: Linda Bracamonte from Folsom, CA Lodge 1588
  • 3rd Place, $1,000: Jamie Jo Aquirre from Wilsonville, OR Lodge 1958

Story Submissions

Tell us about the good work of your Lodge/Chapter for the chance to be featured on the Moose International website or the Heard of Moose? Facebook page!
  • Submissions that include high-quality photos are more likely to be featured.
  • If necessary, additional photos can be emailed to Please include the Lodge/Chapter Name & Number and a short description of the event.