Loyal Order of Moose

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.

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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:

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