Memo from Bob Neff, Director of Ritual and Higher Degrees
MOOSE LEGION - GOING THE DISTANCE
Moose Legion Honor Month
We extend a special shout out to all Moose Legionnaires, especially during January, which is Moose Legion Honor Month. What is being done in your lodge / area to celebrate Moose Legion Honor Month? We would like to know. Please send us some short commentaries and photos of activities.
We have a proud record of accomplishments to celebrate. We do appreciate all our Moose Legion members for all they do to support our many causes. Simply renewing membership in the Degree of Service each year indeed helps the cause.
The Moose Legion dues we pay on top of our Lodge dues are small, but together and collectively it matters to our program. To all who hold membership in the Moose Legion we say a sincere: Thank you - for continuing to Go the Distance with us!
Membership Production and Retention
Lodge members have been signing new Moose Legion applications and attending conferrals this year at a significant pace compared to other recent years. Thanks to all those members who have already invited Lodge members to be part of the Moose Legion and thanks to those of you who have accepted those invitations! We welcome you into our Degree of Service.
To truly build we need to retain the base we have. I have made calls recently to members who were a tad bit late renewing. In some cases the dues renewal had slipped their mind and they appreciated the reminder. In other cases, they had intended to drop, but a friendly and caring phone call reminding them of the good accomplished by our degree was enough to get them to renew and continue to help our kids and seniors.
Saving members by convincing them to remain steadfast in our cause is the real key to being stronger in the future. We can each help in this area - one contact and one member at a time. Maybe we can't reach them all, but everyone we do is worth it!
So many of our members are busy with holiday and spiritual celebrations this time of year - we just want to take a moment and tell you that we appreciate you. We share a unique 'fraternal kindred' through our 'Moose family' and each of you is special and important to our organization and to those we care for.
As we gather with our family and friends in the weeks ahead, let us keep in mind the opportunity to extend an invitation and encourage those family & friends who are not yet members to join with us. Be sure to share your stories of good times and of the prideful feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction you have acquired through participating in our great causes as experienced in your personal membership.
You never know who might be looking for an opportunity to get involved in an organization such as ours. You can give them the chance to fulfill the sense of pride and personal goal of helping others by inviting them to join. Of course sharing information on the benefits of membership won't hurt either. Those nonmembers will only be aware of our program if we share our stories and extend the hand of friendship to invite them.
Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year's, or something else entirely, those gatherings are an opportunity to spread the good word of Moose and Moose Legion membership as we share time together. Don't let the knock of opportunity go unanswered. Please answer the call and be ready to discuss our program and then invite others to be part of this great fraternal organization.
Active Moose Legion Membership up at end of November!
Yes indeed - the Moose Legion was on top - both year over year and beginning of the year to date, at November 30th! Thanks to each of our sponsors, conferral staffs and retention workers for your efforts! Now it is up to us to finish the job by Going the Distance the rest of this fiscal year so that come April 30th, we will be up for the year.
Cordially & fraternally,
Bob Neff, PIP & Director