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Moose Membership Mobile App is Now Live!

The Moose Membership Mobile App is live on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Members can now download the app for free using their iPhones or any android phone (i.e. Samsung, Google Pixel, Motorola, etc.). The app includes the new electronic Moose membership card, your Moose membership record, the lodge locator, the General Laws of the Fraternity, as well as instant access to pay dues or sign a new member. Members should use their existing Moose “My Membership Record” user name and password to log in, or register in the app, if they don’t have a “My Membership Record” login.

This document gives information on how to download the app on nearly any phone.

If you are viewing this message on a phone or tablet, the links below will take you directly to the Moose Membership app. If you are viewing this from a computer, it will take you to an information page, but you will not be able to load the app to your phone.

Get it on Apple App StoreGet it on Google Play

Note: Administrators, volunteers and other individuals tasked with checking Moose membership cards should treat the new electronic membership card the same as the printed card. The membership expiration date is in the same location as on the printed card. The electronic card is almost identical to the printed card, however, if a member is marked as a Valued Veteran, the card will carry the VV design. Also, the electronic card does NOT have a magnetic strip, but rather a QR code instead, so members will still need to carry their printed card if their lodge has a mag strip reader on the entrance door that has not yet been upgraded with a QR code reader.

Moose Magazine Online

Moose International is happy to announce a more user-friendly version of Moose magazine for mobile devices – perfect for members who are busy and on-the-go! The new and enhanced version features flowable text and adjustable font size so you no longer have to struggle to read stories from your phone or tablet! In addition, the contents view makes it easy to see all the stories/features at once so you can jump to your favorite section much faster, while still being able to see the traditional/page view if you desire. A tutorial is also offered to walk you through all the features/benefits of the new platform at the beginning. We hope you enjoy this new enhanced version of Moose magazine, making it easier for those of you on the go to stay connected! Check it out for yourself here!

The Race for the Cup Championship Begins this Weekend

You never know when history will be made. Moose Fraternity NASCAR driver Ross Chastain takes to the track for the first time this year when he competes this Sunday in the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The race kicks off the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season on Sunday, February 5th with qualifying heats beginning at 5:00pm (ET) and the finals at 8:00pm (ET) on Fox.

Chastain, who has been associated with the Moose since 2020, finished 2nd overall in the playoffs last season driving for the Trackhouse Racing team. He won two races during the year including the GEICO 500 at Talladega while driving the No. 1 Moose Fraternity Chevrolet Camaro. He also made history when he used the “Hail Melon” move at Martinsville, a move that will never be seen again as NASCAR has since banned the move.

This season, Ross will be sporting the red and black color-scheme of the Moose Fraternity car during these four primary races:

  • April 23 – GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
  • June 4 – Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway
  • August 20 – Go Bowling at the Glen at Watkins Glen International
  • October 29 – Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Additionally, the Moose will be an associate sponsor on his car for all other races on the schedule and the Moose logo will appear on the B post for every race, and the C post for select races.

***NOTE: For members in the Los Angeles area this weekend, Ross will be visiting Gardena Moose Lodge 2062 at 5:45pm on Friday, February 3rd. All interested members are invited to this kick-off meet and greet to wish Ross good luck as we start a new race year.

February Message from Dan Gooch

As many of you know, I worked for DuPont my entire career, and safety was very important to all. This year as Moose Legion President I chose to fund a Tree Chipper on the Mooseheart campus at a cost of $40.000. It was important to know that our children and staff who work on the campus are living and working in a safe environment.

The tree chipper project was fully funded by Mid October 2022. I decided to add to my project. Keeping safety in mind, I chose two fire hydrants on the Mooseheart campus at another $40,000. These two new fire hydrants will also protect the children and the staff at Mooseheart.

I would like to thank everyone that has already made a donation. If you have not, Please consider making a donation NOW! We are well into the second half of my Project, but only have 3 short months to complete it.

Let’s “Make it Happen.” Why? “Because We Care.”

Dan Gooch – International Moose Legion President

January Message from Cathy Funkey

Happy New Year! Does anyone else feel like 2022 flew by? It sure has for me. I am more than halfway through my journey as Grand Regent and I can see the finish line at the end of my “road not taken” peeking out in the distance. And that is a good thing. Soon it will be time to congratulate a new Grand Regent and join in her celebration.

January is the historical month to make resolutions for the new year. I think we make some resolutions after a month of parties, food and more food. Resolutions are great, but many of them fail because we make big leaps instead of baby steps to be successful.

The same can hold true as we enter the “home stretch” for this Chapter year. Perhaps there are goals you have not met, or you are disappointed with how this Chapter year has been progressing. There is still time to meet your 2022-23 goals.

This is the time to prepare for a successful 2023-24 Chapter Year. The choices you make in your Nominating Meetings will set the foundation for the next Chapter year. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of our Officers and Chairmen during your next meeting or have a special meeting specifically to discuss that topic. Don’t just “fill in the blanks” with someone who may create problems later on.

If you are having problems getting nominees, brag about what your Chapter does to support your Community, Mooseheart and Moosehaven when you are in the Social Quarters. Please contact your Chapter Advocate if you have questions about the election process.

Make January the first step towards an amazing year.

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.

2022-2023 Moose Journalism Awards Open

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.

Entries are now being accepted for the 61st Annual Moose Journalism Awards, to be announced at the 2023 International Convention in Reno, NV. Participants can download entry/informational forms for both the publications and website portions of the contest at the following link(s):

2022-2023 Publication Entries
2022-2023 Website Entries

Website entries are due Feb. 24, 2023. Newsletter entries due  March 3, 2023.

Questions about the contest can be directed to the Moose International Department of Communications at (630) 966-2229.

Good luck to all the participants!

Diversity Statement

The Moose Fraternity is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We will only be able to grow today as an organization, and provide meaningful help to others, with a diverse group of members, employees and partners that are representative of the communities and individuals which we serve.

Therefore, we do not discriminate against any member, potential member, employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

January Message from Dan Gooch

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2023.

January has been set aside as “Moose Legion Honor Month.” This is a time to celebrate everything Moose Legion. It is a time to acknowledge those Men that have taken the “Next Step in Fraternalism,” whether they were just conferred, or have been elevated to be Fellows or Pilgrims. We all took that first step by joining the Moose Legion.

Moose Legionnaires are known for their “Get-R-Done” attitude. Never asking for recognition, just wanting to “Make it Happen.” As Past International Moose Legion President Bruce Berger always said, “They are the movers and shakers of the Moose.”

Hopefully, every Lodge acknowledges the importance of the Moose Legion, but especially in January:

  • Possibly have a dinner, free if you are a Moose Legionnaire. Set the table with cloth table cover and real silverware and plates just for Moose Legionnaires.
  • Hold a Special Conferral in honor of your “Moose Legionnaire of the Year.”
  • Present awards that may have been earned, things like the Key Club, Medals of Honor and Elite Rings.

Other men of the lodge may ask, “What makes the Moose Legion so special?” Wherever and whatever the need, Moose Legionnaires are actively involved. This is a great opportunity to promote the Moose Legion.

There are many ways to say “Thank You” to those dedicated men of the Moose Legion.

Let’s “Make it Happen.” Why? “Because We Care.”

Dan Gooch – International Moose Legion President

2023 International Moose Convention | Reno

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Join us in Reno for the 2023 International Moose Convention from June 20th-23rd, 2023!

The Opening Session will take place on Tuesday, June 20th and the Installation of Officers will take place on Friday, June 23rd. Auxiliary meetings, training, etc. may begin beforehand starting on June 17th.

Reno Tahoe offers an eclectic array of dining, activity and nightlife options and is a destination beyond all expectations. Moose members will love to visit the “Biggest Little City in the World,” not only for what this unique area offers, but also for the chance to reunite with friends from across the country and an opportunity to earn more about what makes the Moose so special.

Make plans to visit today! Registration and housing now open.