Loyal Order of Moose

Conventions & Conferences

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

The Opening Session will take place on Tuesday, June 2oth and the Installation of Officers will take place on Friday, June 23rd. Auxiliary meetings, training, etc. may begin beforehand starting on June 17th.

Hotel and registration information will be available in December. Please check back then for more information.

In the meantime, view presentations/transcripts from the 2022 International Moose Convention in Orlando.


Mid-Year Conference Schedule – Not Available
Association Annual Conference Schedule

Chairman of the Board

A Note from the Chairman of the Board

Brothers and sisters. You do not achieve the Higher Degrees of the Moose Legion and the Women of the Moose without giving of your time, energy, and sustenance selflessly. You are the people that have led by demanding work and example. This arduous work keeps our lodges and chapters moving so they can give much needed support to our communities and our children at Mooseheart and seniors at Moosehaven. I thank you for your past efforts.

Congratulations to all of our new degree recipients.

The towns, states and country are experiencing tough times, and so are we all. It is now that we, the new and old members of the higher degrees, must reach down even further and continue to provide the leadership, guidance and education to our officers and membership to help ensure a bright future for our communities, our children, and seniors.

As it says in the Fellowship conferral, “There is a destiny that makes us brothers, none goes his way alone. That which we send into the lives of others, comes back into our own.”

I ask you to continue this oath and the oath we all took when we were enrolled “To increase and strengthen our defending circle.”

If every brother or sister in the fraternity would sign one new brother or sister, we would not need to worry about retention.

But you, the members of the Higher Degrees, are those special individuals who have the ability to “Make it Happen.” Why? Because we care.

Please reach out and convince others about the importance to continue our Fraternity’s dreams for our children at Mooseheart, seniors at Moosehaven and community service in our lodge regions.

As I travel, I look forward to highlighting the great things our lodges do to support our communities, along with meeting the fine brothers and sisters of the Moose.

Thank you and God Bless the brothers and sisters of the Higher Degrees of the Fraternity, God bless Mooseheart and Moosehaven, and God Bless the United States of America and Canada.

Download: Chairman of the Board Bio
Download: Chairman of the Board Travel Schedule

Convention Reports

Moose International would like to thank all of the volunteers who contributed their time and efforts to make the International Moose Convention in Orlando a success. The annual meeting is a huge undertaking and many members stepped up to help things run as smoothly as possible. We couldn’t do it without you, so please know your efforts were appreciated. See you next year in Reno!

Annual Reports:


New Appointments:

  • Chairman of the Board: Bruce Masopust
  • Grand Regent: Cathy Funkey
  • Moose Legion President: Dan Gooch

Speeches & Transcripts:

  • Not yet available

Audio & Visual:

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