We look forward to welcoming you to the 2022 International Moose Convention in Orlando, Florida this year.
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.
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!
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