The Supreme Council has extended the Lodge Grant program one additional year in order to assist more lodges throughout the Fraternity. Application dates for the 2018-19 Lodge Grant Program will begin on July 18th, 2018 and close on August 17th, 2018. This year, the projected time frame for announcing the next $1,000,000 cumulative grant award recipients is early September.
Please read the following information in order to improve your lodge’s chances for securing a Supreme Council Lodge Grant:
Membership campaigns are created and implemented by the Membership Department at Moose International. Annual Membership Campaigns typically run from May 1 to April 30 and have a unique theme each year.
This year’s Annual Membership Campaign is Moose on a Mission, which runs from May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019. Last year we focused on growing our Lodges and Chapters in order to support our core values. Now it’s time to build on that success and push above those levels and recognize those individuals and organizations who share our value of “doing good for others.”
Campaign ads to use in your Lodge/Chapter newsletter can be found in our Forms/Documents section.
The Moose Legion Council is excited to announce a FUN Moose Legion weekend in Oklahoma City this November! We will have Ritual Competition, honor our Veterans, enjoy some fellowship, sightseeing, and just have fun.
This event promises to be a relaxing fun event for Moose Legionnaires and their ladies with minimal meeting structure buts lots of neat stuff to do. Come and have fun with us in OKC in November 2018.
For additional information on any of these tournaments, or if your lodge would be interested in hosting a future tournament, please contact:
Mooseheart, IL 60539-1172
It’s simple, you can earn points for sponsoring members, attending meetings, holding office, or just renewing your dues. Every member has an opportunity to participate and your points are awarded automatically without any paperwork or submissions.
Here’s what you earn for each activity:
*At least 10 months in office and still in the position on April 30th
Here’s how many points are needed to redeem for:
*Represents the number of points for every $10 contributed or available for purchase
^ Number of points needed for each $25 card or $25 in cash
All program access is online:
Simply visit the My Membership Record section of the Moose website and your Rewards Record will be contained in your individual section. If you have visited before, simply log in. If you have not, follow the instructions to establish a user profile. You can keep track of your points and redeem them by revisiting this area. To redeem points, you must also provide a valid email address.
The program’s official start date is May 1, 2015 and is scheduled to conclude on April 30, 2020. All activities conducted from the start date through conclusion will be counted towards points earned. No activities prior to the start date will be awarded points as previous programs and awards were in place to reward activity. Points are non-transferable. Moose International reserves the right to alter the program at any time.
For promotional materials and more information, including the Official Terms & Conditions, please visit the Membership section on the Forms & Documents page.
Since 2000, the fraternity has offered at least one travel opportunity each year for our members to take advantage of. Previous excursions have traveled to destinations like Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, the Mexican Riviera, Great Britain and the Caribbean. We have many members who participate on a regular basis, and new travelers are always welcome. Travel opportunities are normally posted one year in advance to give members time to plan and save money for the trip. And if you have a favorite vacation spot, please share it with us. It may end up being a selected destination in the future.
This year’s trip is a 10 Night Panama Canal Cruise from October 8-18, 2018. Sailing with your fellow Moose Members is a great way to check the Panama Canal off your bucket list, and the perfect way to travel through one of Condé Nast Traveler’s 7 Cruise Wonders of the World, all while exploring equally fascinating places along the way. So stretch out on a Caribbean beach, admire the pristine rainforests, stroll the cobbled streets of colonial towns and journey through the fabled Panama Canal.
Click here for more information and to register for the 2018 Moose Cruise!
For more information, please contact Gordie Dailey by E-Mail or at 630-966-2214. (Please note: Generally, emails will receive a more timely response than phone calls).
Many of us forget that new members really know very little about how the Fraternity, or for that matter, how an individual lodge or chapter, operates. People want to believe that they joined an organization with a higher purpose, as well as one that celebrates life through activities and friendships at the local level. Use the materials below to supplement the information you will be providing at the local level. Make sure you discuss those areas that are most important for the new member, stay on-point, and make your presentation as interactive as possible.
Two years ago in Nashville, Moose International launched the beginnings of “The New Moose Experience,” an as-yet undefined project that would look to engage the next generation of families and individuals with whom we have had limited success in attracting as members.
This year in St. Louis, that vision was more refined, yet not quite ready to be introduced to the membership as additional details needed to be solidified. An exciting program had emerged from a myriad of initial proposals, but there was a tremendous amount of research, testing and planning still needed to make it a reality. I want to share with you an excerpt about this “new experience” from my message to those in attendance at the St. Louis Convention –
“The hardest thing for you and me to grasp is that it will not have anything to do with your Lodge or Chapter. This is something completely innovative, yet has Moose DNA threaded through it. This new Moose experience will be under the Umbrella of our organization. It’s lifeblood will be Moose. And realizing that Millennials, as a whole, are just not interested in joining Lodges, this experience has to be different. And it will be different. It will be a new brand that has Moose at its foundation. Just as the lodges are the experience that is hallmark and preference of all of us in this hall. This new Moose experience for Millennials will be their unique way of coming together. And the timing is right. Millennial families are seeking a way to come together. A way to come together that compliments and supports their unique lifestyles that blend work – play – learning – and giving into a singular day to day, even hour to hour life – as a integral and supportive community.“
This investment into the future of our Moose organization, our fraternal mission and into the lives of future generations is something that only Moose can own. It is three distinct lines of business under one roof, meeting the needs of Millennial parents, today’s child and our local communities. In this New Moose Experience you will find –
1. A state-of-the-art flexible workspace environment available to independent workers and small businesses that desire a flexible and convenient workplace for themselves and/or their employees. Our hospitality-first focus generates a dynamic and creative work environment that brings leaders and innovators together under one roof.
2. A unique Moose-branded, flexible learning-oriented childcare experience –designed to accommodate the variable schedules of parents while delivering a high-quality early childhood education experience that instills the values Moose cares about and are found at Mooseheart – caring for others in need, social responsibility, and community contribution.
3. A comfortable, casual social space with intentionally family-focused food and beverage. Serving high-quality, healthy foods at all parts of the day that meet the needs of today’s modern family. Whether the need is for a quick-serve breakfast, a more relaxed lunch or a ready-made family dinner to take home, we have it covered.
4. To compliment all three lines of business, Tommy Moose will lead our development of “Kid Citizens.” A space where children and their parents live out their values through service programs and initiatives that benefit the local community and raise funds for Mooseheart.
This is truly an exciting time to be a Moose! We are expanding our network and setting ourselves up to be positive community influencers for centuries to come. In addition, we are opening up another avenue of financial support for our children at Mooseheart.
Thank you in advance for your continued support and the dedication you provide our Fraternity. Without you, we would not be in position to invest in such an ambitious program that looks out long-term for the future of our fraternal mission.
I hope you’ll agree that for the longevity of the organization, this additional path makes sense and contains just the right amount of Lodgic to succeed!
Sincerely and fraternally,
Scott D. Hart