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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.

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 moosetalk@mooseintl.org. Please include the Lodge/Chapter Name & Number and a short description of the event.

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.

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

New Orleans Convention | Events

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Looking for places to eat or something fun to do in your free time while in New Orleans for the 2018 International Moose Convention? Check out the official New Orleans Guide to help plan your trip!


Speaking of the 2018 International Moose Convention, we would like to announce that this year’s Annual League of Guardians Recognition Dinner location is the National WWII Museum! It is an amazing venue, and we hope to see you there.

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. For more information, please visit the National WWII Museum official website.

New Orleans Convention | Housing

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Book your hotel for the 2018 International Moose Convention in New Orleans with our special Moose website to ensure you get the best rate. Please note that convention meetings will be held in three locations: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Sheraton New Orleans (LOOM), New Orleans Marriott (WOTM). On the housing site, click on the hotel map to view hotel locations. Descriptions of each hotel are available below.

CLICK HERE to book your room for the 2018 International Moose Convention in New Orleans taking place July 11th – July 15th, 2018.

 

Marriott Convention Center

Experience the unbridled energy and unique charm of New Orleans’ French Quarter with a stay at the New Orleans Convention Center Marriott hotel. Ideally located in the city’s Warehouse District, within a renovated 19th century cotton mill, the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center successfully combines historic elegance with modern style. Intuitively designed rooms and suites offer deluxe bedding, flat-screen TVs and comfortable workspaces. Additional hotel perks include a fitness center and an outdoor pool.


Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center

Offering a contemporary retreat within a renovated warehouse, Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center blends a historic setting with modern comforts. With the downtown location, it’s easy to access top attractions including Harrah’s Casino, Bourbon Street, and Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home to New Orleans’ professional football team. When it’s time to unwind, the stylish hotel rooms boast designer touches, plush bedding and free Wi-Fi for constant connection to family and friends. During downtime, opt for a dip in the outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees and ample space or enjoy an intense workout in the gym, equipped with cardio machines and free weights.


Crowne Plaza

Where Canal Street meets Bourbon Street, the newly renovated Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans provides luxury accommodations amid the beating heart of the legendary French Quarter. Discover a rich diversity of elegant comforts and conveniences, including free Wi-Fi, flat screen HD TVs,  a sparkling outdoor seasonal swimming pool, an acclaimed on-site restaurant and state-of-the-art fitness facility. Just outside, you’ll enjoy a whirlwind of enchanting festivals, theater, music, cultural exhibits, and culinary delights.


Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown

Enjoy the amazing location of the newly renovated Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown, just two blocks from the French Quarter’s Bourbon Street with its age-old architecture, famed restaurants and unique ambience. Many of the best attractions of downtown New Orleans are within walking distance of the hotel. Find everything you need to relax and work in your guest room, such as free WiFi, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, and workspace. Prepare for busy days with Hampton’s free hot breakfast. Work out in the fitness center, get to work in the business center, or just relax in the comfiest amenity yet, a clean and fresh Hampton bed.


Hilton New Orleans Riverside

It’s all about location in New Orleans and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside places you at the center of it all. Nestled against the banks of the Mississippi, guests can watch the ships come sailing in or dive into the city life just steps away. Grab a beignet, listen to live jazz, ride a streetcar, or hop into a parade, you never know what you’ll experience in the vibrant culture and excitement of New Orleans just outside our front door. Unwind after a busy day with a cocktail at Spirits bar, and enjoy Southern cuisine in Drago’s Seafood Restaurant..


Hotel Intercontinental

Authentic New Orleans luxury meets you at the InterContinental New Orleans—where impeccable, Four-Diamond accommodations and service are matched only by the perfect location. This is the place to immerse yourself in Big Easy culture, just steps away from the historic French Quarter and the riverfront. Richly-appointed, newly renovated guestrooms and hotel spaces envelop your senses, while the exquisite rooftop pool with stunning city views and the fine cuisine at Trenasse Restaurant make your New Orleans experience complete.


Le Meridien New Orleans

Brimming with boutique amenities, Le Méridien New Orleans seamlessly blends European heritage with a very modern sense of style, inspiring both relaxation and creativity. Located in a quieter section of New Orleans’ vibrant downtown district, the Le Méridien is just steps away from the legendary French Quarter. Soothingly appointed rooms and suites boast boutique furnishings, lush bedding, and modern technology, as well as in-room dining.  Indulge in a swim at the outdoor rooftop pool, and delight in the intriguing flavor combinations at LMNO Restaurant.


Loews New Orleans Hotel

Tennessee Williams famously captured the charm and romance of our city in his plays and stories, and it’s all on show here at Loews New Orleans Hotel. Discover comfort, luxe experiences, and the heart of the Big Easy. Ideally located just outside the historic French Quarter, Loews New Orleans Hotel offers impeccable service and a comfortable home away from home. At Loews New Orleans, you’ll find amenities and services that make you feel like you’ve just checked into an oasis of tranquility in a city that never stops.


New Orleans Marriott

The excitement and energy of Crescent City is at your doorstep when you stay at the New Orleans Marriott. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter, directly on Canal Street, this impressive hotel lets you experience everything this city is renowned for. Within the hotel, guests will enjoy over 1,300 distinctive hotel rooms offering luxurious amenities and inviting bedding, two delicious dining options and a Starbucks Cafe in the lobby. When it’s time to relax, go for a dip in the pool or work out in the fully-equipped gym.


Omni Riverfront

Located in the thriving cultural scene of New Orleans’ Arts District, Omni Riverfront Hotel—fresh off a comprehensive renovation—offers the best of both past and present. Just steps away from top attractions in the Big Easy, this hotel features modern and luxurious accommodations with a vintage feel. Whether visiting for business or pleasure, the comfort of every guest is a top priority. The new Fulton St. Bistro | Bar invites guests and locals to relax in an upbeat atmosphere offering the finest in quality bistro fare and beverages. Visit the well-equipped fitness center for an intense workout or request an in-room Get Fit Kit for a workout in the privacy of your own room. Make your arrival and departure as seamless as possible with a complimentary shuttle service.


Renaissance Arts Hotel

Luxuriate in comfort at Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel. Set in the Arts and Warehouse District near the Garden District, this boutique hotel offers historic architecture, urban-style guest rooms, and luxury amenities. Treat yourself to a chocolate beignet in the hotel café, cocktails in the upscale bar, or Cajun-inspired American cuisine in the Legacy Kitchen. Soak up the sun, sunsets, and glorious views of the Warehouse District in the rooftop pool. When you’re ready to explore the city, walk to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center, and New Orleans Museum of Art.


Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel lifestyle experience at Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel. This French Quarter location makes all points of interest and public transportation easily accessible. The Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel offers spacious rooms and suites with deluxe amenities. Enjoy the historic architecture as the first high-rise in the city and the opulent interior recently restyled to honor the New Orleans French Quarter and Jazz heritage. Stop by the hotel coffee house for beignets or enjoy authentic French and Southern cuisine and evening cocktails at the hotel restaurant.


Residence Inn by Marriott New Orleans

Let the good times roll at Residence Inn New Orleans. Located in the Warehouse District in downtown New Orleans, the hotel offers easy access to many local attractions. After an adventure-filled day, retreat to the pet-friendly suites and relax on luxury bedding with crisp linens and fluffy pillows. Cook your favorite meal anytime in fully equipped kitchens. Complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs keep you well-connected and entertained. Take advantage of a complimentary breakfast buffet, 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool, and Sport Court for a game of volleyball, tennis or basketball.


Sheraton New Orleans

Situated in downtown New Orleans, steps from the famed French Quarter, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is within walking distance of Bourbon Street, the Riverwalk, the Port of New Orleans, and much more. Start your day in the Big Easy with a beignet breakfast at Roux Bistro before exploring the area’s wealth of things to do. While nearby attractions beckon, travelers of all types will appreciate thoughtful hotel amenities like a rooftop pool and sun deck, 105,700 square feet of event space, a Sheraton Fitness Center and a lobby Starbucks. However you elect to spend your time in New Orleans, you’ll look forward to returning home to your spacious guest room to soak up scenic views of this one-of-a-kind city.


Westin New Orleans at Canal Place

Experience the best of both worlds when you reserve a stay at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place. Situated in downtown New Orleans, this hotel is moments from the excitement of the French Quarter, but offers travelers a restful retreat that is a world away from the bustle of Bourbon Street. Located right on the Mississippi River, the hotel is adjacent to top waterfront destinations like Harrah’s Casino and the Shops at Canal Place. Travelers of all inclinations will appreciate our proximity to points of interest like Jackson Square, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Port of New Orleans and an endless assortment of restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Soak in breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and the French Quarter from our 437 modern, spacious guestrooms and suites, find your balance in the fitness studio, or toast the evening with a nightcap at The Green Bar. As the locals say, laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll!