||Regional Manager mails the Fellowship Recommendation Form to selected Lodges.
||Annual meeting of the members of the Fellowship Degree.
|| Regional Manager reviews and evaluates the forms.
||Regional Manager returns forms to Moose International for selection process.
|| Invitations mailed to candidates.
| Summer / Fall
||Conferrals held at International and Association conventions
GENERAL / MEETINGS:
The annual recommendation form will be developed by the Moose International Fellowship Committee and mailed to every Lodge in the Order, together with a letter of instruction.
Lodges will be advised to set a date in November (Fellowship Degree Honor Month) for the Annual Meeting of the Fellows of their Lodge. Once the date is set the notice should be placed on the Lodge bulletin board and in the September (if possible), October and November Lodge publications. In addition, a letter is to be sent by the Lodge, to EVERY Fellow of that Lodge, advising them that the date and time has been set, and that the meeting will take place.
The purpose of the meeting is to consider Moose Legionnaires meeting the criteria to be recommended for the Fellowship Degree of Honor. Only Fellows in good standing with their Lodge and Moose Legion may attend this meeting.
The Lodge may include a dinner for the Fellows and their ladies, or some other activity to draw business to the Lodge on that day. At the appropriate time, the Fellows will retire to a closed-door session. The signatures of all in attendance will be recorded on a roster furnished by the Fellowship Committee of Moose International.
Note: Instructions on the Fellowship Recommendation Form must be reviewed and carefully followed. A comprehensive and detailed listing (resume) of the outstanding services rendered by the member must be attached to the completed form. You must provide sufficient details to demonstrate his worthiness for advancement. The form and detailed resume are then returned as instructed.
Remember: All recommendations are to be considered confidential. A breach of confidentiality will jeopardize the degrees of all the parties involved, including current members and that of the prospective candidate.
OFFICERS / CHAIRMAN:
The members of the committee select the Chairman of the Lodge Fellowship Recommendation Committee, during the annual meeting of the Fellows. The Chairman must be a Fellow, if a Fellow is available. The Governor or Administrator, or other officers must be a Fellow to attend meetings of the committee, unless the lodge has no Fellows, in which case Lodge Officers can act under specific guidelines as indicated in the instructions.
MINIMUM ELIGIBLILITY CRITERIA:
The Fellows should review the record of the Moose Legionnaires of the Lodge to see if any should be recommended for elevation to the Fellowship Degree of Honor. Only Moose Legionnaires who, as of September 30 of the current year, have a minimum of five continuous years of membership in the Lodge, and one-year membership in the Moose Legion may be considered for elevation.
The Fellows should closely review the fraternal history of each Moose Legionnaire being considered to include:
- Evaluation of the candidates sponsor record, including the Moose Legion
- Record of service to Lodge, Moose Legion, Council of Higher Degree and Association (including District) to include offices held, committees served and chaired, major accomplishments achieved
- Other service to Lodge, Moose Legion, Council of Higher Degree and Association such as; mowing lawn, retention of members, shoveling drive, working in kitchen, stapling newsletter, selling 50/50, conducting other fundraisers, participation in Lodge or Moose Legion ritual, etc.
The Fellows should then prepare a detailed resume for attachment to the recommendation form that will clearly indicate the level of extraordinary fraternal service delivered by their nominee. If they believe they have more than one highly qualified Moose Legionnaire they should make a copy of the recommendation form and prepare another resume.
Fellows attending the meeting need to understand that this selection process is highly confidential. ALL Lodges will have an opportunity to submit candidates to be considered for the honor, even though only a limited number of candidates will be selected by the International Fellowship Committee for approval by the Pilgrim Council.
Upon conclusion of the meeting, the completed Fellowship Recommendation Form(s) with attached resume and attendance roster will be forwarded as instructed for evaluation and recommendation.