November/December/January 2004-2005

Lodge/Chapter News:

Not Sure If the Dress Code for Meetings Has Been Relaxed Quite This Much, But ...

Lake Panasoffkee, FL Chapter 1590—with the amused support of Lake Panasoffkee, FL Lodge 1179—requested that members dress up “any way you can” for a meeting last April. Outfits ranged from fur coats and pajama combinations to old work clothes. The event’s goal was simply to inject a bit more fun into their Chapter meeting—and they seem to have succeeded!

‘Now If You Don’t Sink Anything on the Break...’

Dunnellon, FL Lodge 2308 and Chapter 1662 members believe in helping children spend their free time doing fun and constructive activities—including games such as pool. Lodge member Mike Lassen (right) helped Jordan Bumgardner learn the finer points of the game.

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Ft. Myers, FL Lodge & Chapter Generate Positive Publicity at Local Parade

Proudly holding a plaque are Administrator Tom Bartell (left) and Florida-Bermuda Moose Association President Will Maki surrounded by a few of the Lodge’s and Chapter’s volunteers.

> Ft. Myers, FL Lodge 964 and Chapter 551 participated in the annual Lions Club Shrimp Parade last spring, and took home two prizes! The Lodge’s float entry (top) took second place in the “Civic Groups & Associations” category, while the Chapter took first place in the category “Best Decorated Boat.”

At Fort Madison, IA: ‘Extreme Makeover,’ Moose Edition!

Chapter members Dana Mueller (left) and Linda Rudel celebrated after they finished one portion of the project.

> Fort Madison, IA Chapter 584, with help from Lodge 671, are in the midst of renovating their Moose home. The project included a complete redecorating of the Social Quarters and the addition of two new picture windows offering a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. The windows have been well received by members, and the renovation has even been mentioned in a local newspaper. The outside of the building was tuckpointed last fall and the ballroom will be started this winter.

> Lodi, NJ Lodge 1971/Chapter 2156 received a visit from then-Supreme Governor Tom Hatcher (left) last March. Hatcher never had a dull moment during his visit, which included a visit and proclamation from local dignitaries acknowledging the good work the Lodge has done in the community. Hatcher (left) even rolled up his sleeves and helped Jr. Past Governor August De Falco fix pancakes at a local school fundraiser.

Hats Off to These Creative Ladies!

> Smith Mountain Lake, VA Chapter 1951 members had some creative fun when they decided to all make Easter bonnets during a meeting shortly before the holiday last spring. The hats were all judged and worn to the meeting, and prizes were given to first and second place.

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