Loyal Order of Moose

Chairman of the Board

A Note from the Chairman of the Board

We are in the midst of the holiday season, and I hope everyone had a wonderful “Thanksgiving Day” with a nice turkey and all the trimmings. Hopefully you were able to gather with all your loved ones to celebrate and rekindle everything you have to be thankful for. I was truly thankful for having the opportunity to belong to the greatest fraternity in the world and being able to meet so many wonderful people across the country in all of my travels so far this year. I am always proud and humbled to be able to break bread and talk Moose with each and every one of you. I am also thankful for the warm welcomes you have shown my wife Bonnie and myself during our visits. You have truly made us feel right at home and one of your family.

As we approach Christmas two things stand out in my mind. First of all, it signifies the birth of our Lord which stands for all the good things in our world. Let us honor him on this special day. Secondly, it represents a time of giving. I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your generous giving to the principles and purposes of our fraternity. Your gifts to Moose Charities, Mooseheart, and Moosehaven are outstanding. Your continued outpouring of financial support to the basic foundations of “The Moose” have not only ensured their survival, but have allowed them to provide the best that anyone can give to those entrusted to their care. For our Mooseheart children, they entered to learn, and because of you, they leave to serve. For our Moosehaven residents, you have added years to their life and life to their years. Your presentations of “Tommy Moose” to your local police departments, fire departments, and first responders is truly amazing. I have witnessed this first-hand wherever I traveled and their gratitude for your support is nothing short of absolutely amazing. Your financial donations to worthwhile causes in your communities has left such a positive image for your local lodges that can’t be matched by anyone else. I thank you for being who you are and doing what you do.

During this holiday season we had a very good year as a fraternity. This year is quickly coming to an end and now is the time to start thinking about how great we can be next year. We have the tools in place as “One Moose” to grow and prosper and reach new heights never before achieved in this wonderful fraternity. We are “The Moose” and we are definitely “Stronger Together.” Let’s make 2022 one of the most memorable years in the history of this great fraternity. I am proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with each and every one of you because we are all “Moose Proud” and we are all in this together.

I look forward as always to visit with each and every one of you during my upcoming travels. You embody what this fraternity is all about and I am grateful to have the opportunity to share some time with you. God bless Mooseheart, God bless Moosehaven, and God bless each and every one of you during this holiday season.

Fraternally Yours,
Paul Curtis

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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:


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.
  • Weekly Stats - 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