Programs & Events

Member Retention Week

The Moose Fraternity has designated the first full week in November as Member Retention Week, representing an opportunity to celebrate our current members as well as encourage expired members to rejoin the organization. Our fifth annual Member Retention Week will run from November 4 –10. During this time all Lodges, Chapters and Moose Legions are asked to develop a series of activities that will highlight the positive areas of the Moose and reinforce the benefits of membership. Activities across the Fraternity will include Heart of the Community projects, member dinners, fraternal nights, lodge improvement efforts, expired member phone-a-thons, and other programs developed locally.

“Member Retention Week has become a week to highlight the fraternal aspects of our program, a time to raise the roof and let the world know about our fraternity. This is the perfect time to hold an open house, allowing the public to see the good deeds our Lodges/Chapters do, not only for the fraternity, but also for their community. This is also a time to allow our dedicated members to mentor the new members, instilling fraternalism into their everyday lives. Participation by our Lodges and Chapters has increased since the program began; with every Lodge/Chapter knowing that retention is an on-going process. During this week we are asking our members and volunteer leaders to spend just a little more time focusing on activities which will help win back expired members and reinforce your value with your existing members,” states Kim Thompson, Assistant Director of Retention and Recognition in Moose International’s Membership Department. “It’s a great way to strengthen your Lodge, Chapter and Moose Legion, and get more people involved in activities that are vital to membership growth and satisfaction. Hopefully, this will result in a better understanding of the Moose’s mission and an increase in the number of individuals willing to volunteer at the local level.”

Lodges, Chapters and Moose Legions are encouraged to use their existing events and activities as part of their week-long celebration. Early planning is the key, and each Lodge and Chapter has been sent a package of resources, suggestions and information via email that will help them prepare for this week. Additionally, cash and merchandise prize drawings will be held for those fraternal units that conduct activities during this week.

“Member Retention Week is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season, by creating enthusiasm and an upbeat attitude for the Fraternity,” adds Thompson. “Active members are your most valuable assets – fraternal active members are priceless and are the strength in your foundation.”

Member Retention Week promotional materials can be found on the Forms & Documents page under Membership.

2018-2019 Moose Journalism Awards Now Open!

Entries are now being accepted for the 57th 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.

2019 Publication Entries
2019 Website Entries

The deadline for website submissions is 4:30pm CST, Friday, February 22nd, 2019. The deadline for publication submissions is 4:30pm CST, Friday, March 1st, 2019.

Winners of this year’s competition will be recognized during the International Moose Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

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.

Annual Membership Campaign

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.

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

Moose Travel Program

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 takes place in Barcelo Barvaro Beach on October 5, 2019. Join your fellow Moose Members for the ultimate carefree vacation. Everything needed for a comfortable stay is available—spacious rooms, excellent dining and extras such as spa visits and beverage service. So much to do! A tour of Altos de Chavón transports visitors to a colonial village, now a center for the arts, with fantastic views of the Chavón River. History buffs will enjoy strolling through the oldest city in America, Santo Domingo, the site of the first cathedral in the New World, a reminder of the importance of Hispaniola to American history. Visit Parque Manati, providing a glimpse of the Taino culture that Christopher Columbus encountered when he fetched up on the island in 1492. So much to do! So many ways to relax!

Click here for more information about the 2019 Moose trip to Punta Cana!

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).

 

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

Print/Download PDF Booklet


New Member Orientation Video

 


Lodge Enrollment Ceremony: The Story of the Moose

 


Moose Legion Enrollment Ceremony

 


Mooseheart Family Teacher Video

 


Moosehaven Residents Video

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