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Get Ready for Race Day!

Ross Chastain, driver of the Moose No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro, keeps delivering for the Fraternity as he raced to a 7th place finish in last weekend’s Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders in Richmond, Virginia. Ross’s car featured a unique and powerful color scheme that honored first responders and those whose lives were impacted by the events of 9/11 twenty years ago; and he received plenty of air time on NBCSN as he raced near the front all night long.

Make sure to follow Ross again this weekend as he races the Moose Fraternity car in the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. The race is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm ET on Saturday night and can be seen on NBCSN.

For those who will be in the Bristol area on Saturday, Ross will be making a personal appearance at Kingsport, TN Lodge 972 from 11:00am – 12:00n. He’ll discuss his NASCAR Cup Series season and his relationship with The Moose. The Lodge is located at 1213 Stewball Circle, Kingsport, TN 37660. All members are invited to attend this event, which is also open to the general public.

Find out more about the Moose-Chip Ganassi Race Team partnership, as well as other races where the Moose Fraternity will be featured, here.

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!

July Message from Chuck Barber

IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME

This misquoted line is spoken by Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, in the film Field of Dreams, directed by Phil Alden Robinson (1989). While wandering in a corn field, Ray Kinsella hears a strange whisper: “If you build it, he will come.” Build what?

Moose Legionnaire’s, just like Ray Kinsella in this fantasy story there has been a soft and continuous voice over the years whispering to us “If you build it, they will come,” and just as he did, we ask “Build what, who will come.” The answer lies in the Moose Legion Jurisdictional President’s opening remarks at each conferral, “Our mission is to have fun while providing greater service to the Moose Fraternity.”

I know you get tired of hearing HAVE FUN, but let’s face facts, just like Shoeless Joe Jackson and the 1918 White Sox would have had no place to play if Ray Kinsella had not built that field.  Similarly, our Moose Legionnaires will have no place to bring their families if we don’t build fun activities and celebrations for them.

I remind you Jurisdictional Chaplains that, as Chairman of the Publicity and Member Relations Committee, you are responsible for bringing together a committee to provide Fun and Frolic for our members and their families. If you put some time and effort into this committee’s job to provide fun, then soon your members will be sounding just like Shoeless Joe when Ray Kinsella asked him where all those players came from:

Shoeless Joe Jackson: Where did WE come from? You wouldn’t believe how many guys wanted to play here. We had to beat ’em off with a stick.

So, remember “If you build it, they will come” and if you maintain it, they will stay!

Fraternally,
Charles Barber IMLC