Moose News

International Open House Day – October 27th

Moose International has designated Saturday, October 27, 2018 as “International Open House Day” for lodge homes throughout the Fraternity. This date corresponds with Founder’s Day, which celebrates the birth of James J. Davis, the driving force who brought purpose and meaning to the Fraternity during its earliest stages.

All lodges and chapters are encouraged to conduct events that will bring friends, family and local residents in touch with the Moose, our lodge homes, and the work we do on behalf of children, seniors and our communities. Additionally, lodges and chapters that conduct an Open House on this day may use the event as one of their activities for Member Retention Week. Simply indicate your participation on your form following Retention Week.

The General Governor’s Office has issued a blanket dispensation for all lodges and chapters to hold events on that day that are open to the public, as long as the Moose’s general guidelines for public events are followed. Alcohol may or may not be served, based on the structure of the event, but cannot not be sold to members or non-members during the event. Lodges and chapters should refer to Section 46.13 of the General Laws for guidelines to public events, such as Open Houses.

**Note, if October 27th is unavailable to conduct an Open House, the blanket dispensation allows lodges and chapters to hold the event a week earlier, on Saturday, October 20th.

To order applications / brochures for this event, email the Catalog Sales department. Applications / brochures come in packs of 50 and are free minus the cost of shipping, which will be applied to your monthly statement.

Winners of 56th Annual Moose Journalism Awards Announced

Congratulations to all the winners in the 56th Annual Moose Journalism Awards Competition! Click here for the complete list of the 2017-18 Moose Journalism Award winners.

In the 2017-18 contest there were 96 qualifying entries in 11 divisions, which were evaluated and judged by the Moose International Communications Committee members. Newsletters were evaluated on attractiveness of page layouts, readability of printing, quality of writing, effective use of  photographs (where applicable), and comprehensiveness of content concerning lodge/chapter and Fraternity-related news of interest to members.

In addition to the 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mention winners, Editor John Matis of Arlington, VA Lodge 1315 was selected as the Top Moose Journalist for 2017-18 by Director General Scott Hart.

Congratulations again to all the winners and watch the Heard of Moose? Facebook page,  Moose International website, Official Communications and Moose magazine for the 2018-19 contest call!

Convention Updates & Annual Board Reports

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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!

Story Submissions

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