Programs & Events

New Member Orientation Program

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.

Moose: New Member Orientation Program

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New Member Orientation Video


Mooseheart Family Teacher Video


Moosehaven Residents Video

2018 International Moose Convention | New Orleans

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New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities – it’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. Join us in one of American’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations from Wednesday, July 11th – Sunday, July 15th, 2018 for the 2018 International Moose Convention.

From world-famous restaurants to hidden music clubs, New Orleans has something to discover at every turn. Follow your instincts, your rhythm, your flavor and fun to discover the heart, soul and spirit of the city.

2017-2018 Moose Journalism Awards Now Open!

Entries are now being accepted for the 56th Annual Moose Journalism Awards!  This year, all entry forms will be posted online only. Participants can download entry/informational forms online through the Moose International website under the Communications Department tab, the Heard of Moose? Facebook page, and Official Communications.

The Moose Journalism Awards program seeks to encourage and motivate editors of all Moose publications towards the achievement of consistently high journalistic standards in their newsletters and, through such achievement, to enhance communication and shared information between Moose members and their Lodges, Chapters, Moose Legions, Higher Degree Councils, and Associations.

2018 Publication Entries
2018 Website Entries

The deadline for website submissions is 4:30pm CST, Friday, February 23rd, 2018. The deadline for publication submissions is 4:30pm CST, Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

Winners of this year’s competition will be recognized during the International Moose Convention in New Orleans, LA July 11th-15th, 2018.

Questions about the contest can be directed to the Moose International Department of Communications at (630) 966-2229.

Good luck to all the participants!

Moose Rewards Program

Moose Rewards

 

Moose Rewards Program FAQs | Log in to My Membership Record | View Reward Points

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:

  • Sponsor your FIRST ever new or re-enrolled member into the LOOM or WOTM – 6,000 points
  • Sponsor a new or re-enrolled member into the LOOM or WOTM – 600 points
  • Sponsor your FIRST ever new or re-enrolled member into the Moose Legion – 1,000 points
  • Sponsor a new or re-enrolled member into the Moose Legion – 250 points
  • Renew your Lodge or Chapter dues – 250 points
  • Renew your Lodge or Chapter Dues (year 1 to year 2) – 1,000 points
  • Renew your Moose Legion dues – 150 points
  • Renew your Moose Legion dues (year 1 to year 2) – 600 points
  • Pay dues multiple years in advance – 1,000 points
  • Become a Life Member – 1,000 points
  • Join the Moose Legion – 250 points
  • Become a Life Member of the Moose Legion – 600 points
  • Qualify for the 25 Club – 1,000 points
  • Attain the next division(s) within the 25 Club – 250 points
  • Attain a higher degree of the Order – 1,000 points
  • Members you sponsor renew their dues (year 1 to year 2) – 1,000 points
  • Members you sponsor renew their dues (year 2+) – 600 points
  • Members you sponsor renew their Moose Legion dues – 250 points
  • Attend an International Moose Convention – 1,000 points
  • Attend an instructor-led, live training session – 1,000 points
  • Complete an online training program – 600 points
  • Hold an elected office in your Lodge or Chapter* – 8,000 points
  • Hold an elected office on your Association Executive Board* – 600 points
  • Hold an elected office in the Moose Legion* – 1,000 points
  • Attend the Moose Texas Hold ‘Em tournament or future select programs – 250 points

*At least 10 months in office and still in the position on April 30th

Here’s how many points are needed to redeem for:

  • Annual LOOM dues for Lodges with dues between $34-$50 – 22,500 points
  • Annual LOOM dues for Lodges with dues between $51-$100 – 30,000 points
  • Annual WOTM dues – 12,500 points
  • Annual Moose Legion dues – 9,000 points
  • Registration for the International Moose Convention – 30,000 points
  • Contributions to Mooseheart & Moosehaven through Moose Charities* – 8,000 points
  • Moose gift store merchandise* – 8,000 points
  • Gift cards^ – 25,000 points
    • Kohl’s
    • Amazon
    • Walmart
    • Target
    • Bass Pro Shop
  • Cash^ – 25,000 points
  • Entry into the Texas Hold ‘Em tournament – 420,000 points
  • Moose cruise fees – 726,400 points

*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.

Sports

For additional information on any of these tournaments, or if your lodge would be interested in hosting a future tournament, please contact:

Activities Department
Mooseheart, IL 60539-1172
630-966-2214

First Responders Program

Program FAQs | Privacy & Selectivity Note

Beginning in January, 2017, the Moose started offering first-year memberships at no cost to some core community heroes – first responders and active military members – on a limited trial.  Because of the success of that initial offering, and the continued focus on community, Moose International has extended that program through the end of December, and has added two categories – National Guard members and border patrol officers – to the list of included responders.  These individuals bring three things to the Moose that are desperately needed, a shared commitment to serving others; a youthful, energetic viewpoint that can reinvigorate our fraternal units; and the potential to step into leadership positions within our lodges, chapters and Moose Legions.

Keys to note:

– The promotional program has been extended to December 31, 2017

– All original categories in the Active Military/First Responders Program are still eligible

– National Guard members and border patrol officers may be added AFTER May 1, 2017

– Make sure you are conducting orientation programs and inviting all new members to participate in lodge/chapter activities

– Don’t stop inviting qualified candidates in other fields to join the Moose.  Even though fees and dues apply to these groups, adding members will make your lodge/chapter stronger

Take the time over the next several months to identify individuals and organizations which step up in your community and invite them to join.  The Moose cannot have enough members who recognize the benefits of giving to others and supporting causes purely because it’s the right thing to do.

First Responders Poster

New Moose Experience

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 –

New Moose Experience

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 just a brief description of the program. For additional information about the New Moose Experience please refer to the following documents: New Moose Experience Overview and our FAQ Sheet.

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
Director General
Moose International