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Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Loyal Order of Moose:

Annually, the Moose Associations each nominate one Lodge member within their Moose Association to be considered for the honor of being recognized as the Order’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The Associations each determine their own criteria for selecting their nominee. All Association nominees are judged and ranked, with just one Loyal Order of Moose member recognized during the International Moose Convention for their career of service and dedication to their Moose Lodge, Moose Legion, Moose Association, and the Order.

Congratulations to William T. Trice III of Seaford, DE Lodge 1728 who was this year’s Lifetime Achievement winner!

 

Women of the Moose:

The Lifetime Achievement Award program is designed to give special recognition to an outstanding co-worker in your Chapter for services rendered in the Chapter, the Lodge, and the community. Each State/Province has established their own criteria. Please verify nomination requirements and deadlines with the Chapter Analyst Coordinator. A committee of State/Provincial and Current/Past International Officers will judge the nominees. One nominee per State/Province will be submitted to Women of the Moose Headquarters by November 1st. There are no criteria established by Women of the Moose Headquarters, but the nominee will be judged against the most outstanding nominees of other States/Provinces. Each Chapter may recognize their nominee by completing and printing the certificate template available in the Forms/Documents section. Women of the Moose Headquarters will provide a plaque for each State/Provincial winner to be represented at the Midyear Conference.

Congratulations to Cheryl P. Volden of Oxnard, CA Chapter 1464 who was this year’s Lifetime Achievement winner!

Chairman of the Board

A Note from the Chairman of the Board

It is with deep sadness that we share news of the sudden passing of current Moose International Chairman of the Board, Paul Curtis.

A member of the Camas, WA Lodge #1042, Paul truly loved the Moose and served the fraternity in numerous ways. He was a member of the 175 Division of the Moose 25 Club and received the Fellowship Degree of Honor in 1991, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit in 1996 and the Moose Legion Elite Ring in 2018. Paul served on the Supreme Council/Board of Directors since 2013 and was instrumental in many of the major changes that the Fraternity has undergone in the past several years, including the transition to “One Moose.”  He was elected to his current office in July 2021 during the 133rd International Moose Convention in Cincinnati after having served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Supreme Jr. Governor, and Supreme Prelate.

He spent the last year traveling the country visiting different lodges and doing what he loved most – connecting with members who shared his passion for our missions.

“I can’t think of anyone who loved the Moose as much as Paul,” said Moose CEO Scott Hart.  “I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news of Paul’s passing.  He was such a positive and compelling person who gave all his time and efforts to make this Fraternity stronger.  I am comforted to know that he was doing what he enjoyed most, touching the lives of members across the nation who looked to his leadership for inspiration and direction, when he passed.  He will definitely be missed.”

Please keep his wife Bonnie, their children and grandchildren, and all his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

Download: Chairman of the Board Bio
Download: Chairman of the Board Travel Schedule – Not Available

Convention Reports

Presentations/transcripts from the 2021 International Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio will be posted only as we have received them. If there is something that is not listed below that you would like to view, please contact us and we will post it as soon as we are able to. Thank you & enjoy!

Annual Reports:

Awards:

New Appointments:

  • Chairman of the Board: Paul Curtis
  • Grand Regent: Cletus McManama
  • Moose Legion President: Dan O’Neal

Audio & Visual:

General Laws:

  • The proposed amendments to the General Laws of The Moose were passed with a 94% approval rate at the 2021 International Moose Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. This was a ground-breaking vote, as voting delegates included both men and women for the first time in the Fraternity’s history.

Moose Legion & Higher Degrees

 

  • Pilgrim Degree - The Pilgrim Degree of Merit is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Loyal Order of Moose. This degree, originally created on August 1, 1918, is conferred only in the House of God at Mooseheart, Illinois and comes as a reward to members of the Fellowship Degree for extraordinary service to the Order.
  • Moose Ceremonies & Procedures - Ceremonies performed by members are varied in nature. They largely outline and facilitate how we conduct business and are primarily the meeting agendas that follow the orders of business for various purposes or aspects of our program(s).
  • Council of Higher Degrees - Pilgrims, Fellows and Moose Legionnaires of the Loyal Order of Moose, together with members of the College of Regents, Academy of Friendship and Star Recorder Degree holders of the Women of the Moose comprise groups within our Order known as the Council(s) of Higher Degrees. It is a unique setting where both men and women come together to plan and serve side by side for a common cause.
  • Fellowship Degree - The Fellowship Degree of the Loyal Order of Moose is an honorary degree. It was first created on August 7, 1918. To advance to this degree one must first be an active status Moose Legionnaire. This degree must be earned through service to the Lodge, Moose Legion, and or other entities of the Order.
  • Moose Legion - The Moose Legion is a higher degree of the Loyal Order of Moose. Male members of the Order who have held membership for at least six months or who have sponsored at least one member into the Order qualify to advance to the Moose Legion.
  • Statistics - Check back weekly for updates on Moose Legion membership production and fundraising projects.
  • Monthly Messages - Check back for updates from Bob Neff, Moose International's Director of Ritual & Higher Degrees and the International Moose Legion President.

 

Moose Legion & Higher Degrees Forms/Documents

Hall Rental Insurance

When renting your hall, fraternal property, or facilities, either for a fixed amount of money or gratis (no fee), you must make sure that the requirements listed below are followed when alcohol is being sold, served, given away, or consumed during such rental.

The Fraternal Unit must obtain Hall Rental Insurance with limits of at least $500,000 for General Liability including $500,000 for Liquor Liability. Your Lodge, the renter, and Moose International, Inc. must be named as Insureds under this coverage. You must be provided with proof of this coverage prior to the event. The only approved Hall Rental Insurance is the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company policy purchased through K&K Insurance Group, Inc.

Failure to follow these requirements will result in there being no insurance coverage for you for any claims arising out of the rental.

These requirements apply regardless of whether or not you are renting to a Moose member. All other requirements, including requirements placed on rentals by the General Governor’s office, remain in full effect.

To purchase Hall Rental Insurance, please click here.

If you have additional questions regarding this coverage, call the Moose Lodge Services Desk at Lockton at (866) 836-3373 or speak with Ann Price from Moose International’s Risk Management at 630-859-6615.

Additional Legal forms or information can be found in our Forms/Documents section.

Moose Journalism Awards

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 60th Annual Moose Journalism Awards, to be announced at the 2022 International Convention in Orlando, FL. 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 (Not Yet Available)
– 2022-2023 Website Entries (Not Yet Available)

The deadline for website and publication submissions is currently closed.

Entries are based on male membership only.

Lodge/Chapter publications are eligible for the Moose Journalism Awards competition ONLY if they hold a valid Moose Publication Permit (per requirement of the General Laws), UPDATED with EDITOR’S E-MAIL ADDRESS, or have sent a completed Publication Permit application to the Moose International Communications office that has been received by January 31, 2022. If you’re unsure whether your lodge holds such an UPDATED permit, call 630-966-6243. Association, Moose Legion and Higher Degree Council publications do not require a permit, but are required to follow the permit requirement of mailing one copy of every issue of the publication to the Dept. of Communications, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539-1174.

Good luck to all the participants!