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Electronic Renewals Now Available

It’s 2022 and time for the Moose Fraternity to start using less paper and help to protect the natural habitat of our namesake – The Moose!

Utilizing the technology right at your fingertips, you can start receiving your membership dues notice electronically either by simple text message or in an email.

Once you opt-in to text messaging or an email notice, you’ll be just a simple tap or click away from the Moose International renewal page, and paying your dues by credit card in a matter of minutes.

Stay better connected to The Moose Fraternity; get your dues notice electronically and know that you’re helping us all be better stewards of our natural resources.

When you receive the email, click the link provided to opt-in to begin receiving electronic dues notices in the future.

If you need any assistance, our Member Services staff is ready to assist you Monday – Friday from 7am – 4:30pm (CT). Just call us at (630) 906-3658 or email our Help Desk.

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!

Grant Program Application Dates Announced

The Moose International Board of Directors approved two separate grant programs for the 2022-23 fiscal year in which lodges can receive money for marketing and infrastructure projects.

The Local Marketing Grant Program will open applications on Wednesday, July 6th and will continue to accept applications until the end of the Moose year (April 30, 2023) or whenever funds run out, whichever comes sooner. This program offers lodges up to $3,000 in grant money to promote themselves within the communities in which they operate. $500,000 has been committed to this popular program and the application can be accessed by Lodge Administrators through the dropdown menu on LCL.web.

The Lodge Grant Program will also open applications on Wednesday, July 6th, but applications for this program will close on Friday, August 12th. $1,000,000 has been earmarked for this program and if there are any funds left from the first application period, a second application period will be announced at a date TBD. This grant is intended to provide funds for lodge improvements to make the home more inviting for new and existing members, and again the application can be accessed by Lodge Administrators through the dropdown menu on LCL.web.

Please note: The main requirement for either grant program is attendance at the International Moose Convention in Orlando. To meet this criterion, lodges must have at least one member scanned into an official session of The Moose at the Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando.

For more details about each program, please click the appropriate Guidelines link:

Local Marketing Grant Program Guidelines
Lodge Grant Program Guidelines

Ross Chastain Visits With Members at Mooseheart Campus

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Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 1 Trackhouse Racing/Moose Fraternity Chevrolet Camaro, visited the Mooseheart campus on Thursday, June 2 at 5:00pm prior to representing the Moose in NASCAR’s Cup Series race, Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter, at the World Wide Technology Raceway near St. Louis on June 5th.

Ross discussed his spectacular 2022 racing season so far, including his first-ever Cup Series victory in Austin, TX and his win at Talladega in the Moose Fraternity No. 1 car in April!

Cheer on Ross during his next race at the Toyota Savemart 350 at the Sonoma Raceway in California and stay tuned for the No. 1 car emblazoned with the Moose Fraternity logo again on August 14th, 2022!

Moose Fraternity Renews Relationship with NASCAR Driver Ross Chastain

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The Moose Fraternity will once again partner with Ross Chastain as he seeks to capture the NASCAR Cup Series Championship with his new team, Trackhouse Racing.  Last year, Ross raced full-time on the top NASCAR circuit with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) in the number 42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE.  The Moose was the primary sponsor for four races and an associate sponsor for the remainder of the schedule.

CGR sold its charters to Trackhouse last year, and Ross joined his new team in time for the 2022 season, which begins with The Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on February 6th.  The Moose will again be the primary sponsor of the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro for four races: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 24th; Worldwide Technology Raceway near St. Louis on June 5th; Richmond (Va.) Raceway on Aug. 14th; and Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Oct. 30th.  The Fraternity will also be represented on the car and Ross’s firesuit in all other races during the season.

“Ross is carrying tremendous momentum into the 2022 season and has the enthusiastic support of nearly one million Moose members in his pit box. Ross and the No. 1 crew will be one of the most exciting teams to watch this season.” said Scott Hart, CEO, Moose International. “We are also eager to build a strong partnership with Trackhouse Racing. We know Trackhouse supports our core missions and all of us look forward to reaching out to loyal NASCAR fans across the country.”

The relationship with NASCAR and Chastain, a member of Tice and the Shores, FL Lodge 1287, is intended to raise the profile of the Moose Fraternity to an audience with similar demographics as the current membership.  In conjunction with the local marketing grant program that the Moose Board of Directors approved in 2021, the Moose hopes to drive new member production by being more active within our local communities and more recognizable to a broader national audience.

“I really enjoyed getting to know the team from the Moose Fraternity over the last few years and am honored to be a member of the Moose,” said Chastain.

“It’s great to welcome them to Trackhouse Racing and the No. 1 team in the Cup Series. Their members do a lot of good work in communities across the country, and with everything going on, I can’t think of a better time to help promote what the Moose do and who they are. We are going to have a lot of race fans in 2022 with the Moose support.”

2022 International Moose Convention | Orlando

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Join us in Orlando from June 30th – July 4th, 2022 for the 2022 International Moose Convention.

It’s true: Orlando is a magical place. And it’s not just because it’s home to Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World. There’s an incredible mix of fun things to do in Orlando that make it an ideal spot to visit for not only families but young singles, baby boomers, foodies, outdoor adventurous types, luxury shoppers and international visitors.

While the city was built on theme park fame, the number and variety of Orlando attractions have grown to include world-famous restaurants, high-end outlet shopping centers, theatrical performances, and amazing concert and sporting event venues.

There’s no limit to the many adventures and exciting times that await in Orlando, a city that’s inspired by dreams and wonder.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear the latest information about the future of your Fraternity and to reconnect with friends from across North America – See you in Orlando!

May Message from Cletus McManama

Welcome to May!  It’s finally Spring which brings a fresh new start for all units of our Fraternity. Congratulations to the new Officers and Chairmen whether it be for The Moose, Chapter or Moose Legion. I wish you a successful year. Your position gives you the opportunity to promote our organization and help it continue to be successful. I encourage you to listen to our members; they are our most important asset and will be the key to our success. We need to mentor our members about all the good work we do each and every day. Ask both new and seasoned members what they would like to see happen in our Moose Homes. By following through we will continue to grow.

Spring is also a time to celebrate graduation for our Mooseheart students as well as promote a new class of Moose Brothers into the Pilgrim degree. I hope to see many of you on the Mooseheart Campus on June 3rd and 4th to enjoy these joyous occasions. It is truly an honor to witness the Senior Class processional onto the stage for graduation, and cheer on the called Fellows as they march into the House of God.

Always remember we are Stronger Together, and the Moose will Make It Happen!

Cletus McManama
Grand Regent

Progressive Changes Bring Positive Results for The Moose

The Fraternity shows a gain in membership for only the second time in 30 years!

Moose members, energized by recent actions taken on behalf of the Fraternity, made 2021-22 a year to remember for The Moose. For the first time since 2012, year-end records show a gain in membership. Lodge membership numbers ended at 852,356, up an impressive 5,120 members over the previous year.

Several factors played important roles in this inspirational increase.

First, members approved a General Laws amendment to ban smoking within the lodge homes in 2019, which encouraged non-smokers and younger prospects to revisit their decisions to avoid our facilities due to smoke.

Next, members voted in 2020 to make lodge membership open to all individuals, men and women alike, beginning with the 2021 fiscal year. That meant an influx of talent at a variety of leadership positions across the Fraternity, which in turn, produced more effectively run operations. This decision also resonated with a younger audience that looked to participate in an organization that more closely associated with their integrated upbringing.

Third, the Fraternity began a more aggressive marketing approach, utilizing NASCAR and driver Ross Chastain to reach a larger national audience that exhibited similar demographics as the current Fraternity membership. When Chastain won the Talladega race with the Moose Fraternity car, visits to beamoose.org quadrupled the previous single-day high for the site and lodges across the country reported race fans walking into lodge homes to apply for membership.

Finally, the Moose International Board of Directors approved over half a million dollars’ worth of local marketing grants that allowed lodges to become more visible in the communities in which they operate. By utilizing youth team sponsorships, community event participation and even local billboards, Moose lodges became much more evident in the towns and counties where they recruit new members.

And recruit they did! Moose members invited 163,703 individuals to become members this past fiscal year – nearly 29,000 more than the goal of 135,000 members set at the beginning of the year. While the Women of the Moose experienced a slight decline in membership, as expected when women joined the lodges, the Moose Legion gained nearly 2,700 members over the previous year, drawing from a larger pool of members.

“It’s exciting to see the changes we made translate into increased membership so quickly,” commented Moose CEO Scott Hart. “The energy we created when we integrated the membership, combined with our increased marketing efforts, proved we are on the right path. Our leaders and members should be proud that they took these changes and positioned the Fraternity to support our missions for years to come. Keep up that momentum!”

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.