Membership Information

Reinstate vs. Re-enroll

If you reinstate, by paying back dues and dues in advance, you retain your years of service into the fraternal unit you are expired in.  If you re-enroll, you lose your years of service and pay the application fee and one year of dues.

You may re-enroll into any fraternal unit, while you can only reinstate into the fraternal unit you are expired in.  You also need a sponsor to rejoin.  It is often cheaper to re-enroll, but are your years of service important to you?  If so, reinstating your membership is the way to go!  Remember, you only have 24 months from the time your dues expire to have the option to reinstate.  Either option is handled by submitting an application and required monies to the fraternal unit you want to join.

New changes to Reinstatement &. Re-Enrollment:

The Moose Fraternity’s General Laws now allow expired members additional options to renew their membership once their dues have expired.

Any person whose dues have expired, but are within six months from their dues expiration date, must:

– Pay dues, which will continue their membership from the date of expiration shown on their most recent membership card

**Action: Remit dues to Dues Processing Center

Any person whose dues have been expired between six months and one year may:

– Pay dues, which will continue their membership from the date of expiration and will maintain their years of service in the Moose

**Action: Remit dues to Dues Processing Center

– Re-Enroll in their original Lodge/Chapter or any Lodge/Chapter; however, they will lose all years of service in the Moose. The new dues expiration date, however, will not occur until one full year from the enrollment date reported by the Lodge/Chapter and Moose International

**Actions:
– Submit official application, circling the application type as re-enroll
– Remit necessary application fee/dues
– Sign Former Member Acknowledgement

Any person whose dues have been expired for more than two years must:

– Re-enroll in their original Lodge/Chapter or any Lodge/Chapter, losing years of service

**Actions:
– Submit official application, circling the application type as re-enroll
– Remit necessary application fee/dues
– Sign Former Member Acknowledgement

ATTENTION: Administrator/Recorder: If an applicant is applying as a re-enrollment to his/her original Lodge/Chapter, a re-vote by membership is required. If re-enrolling into a different Lodge/Chapter, the applicant must be approved by the Application Review Committee and Lodge/Chapter membership. The Former Membership Acknowledgement must be signed.

Dues Payments

Dues notices are mailed to all members’ approximately 60 days prior to dues expiring. Dues should be paid directly to Moose International, using the enclosed notice/envelope received. Payments can also be paid via our website using quickpay simply by clicking on the “Pay Dues” Icon. Members may also contact Member Services at (630) 906-3658 as they assist members with their payments. Credit card payments currently being accepted are: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

 

**US Payments should be sent to:

DUES PROCESSING CENTER
MOOSE INTERNATIONAL
PO BOX 88065
CHICAGO, IL  60680-1065

 

**Canadian Payments should be sent to:

DUES PROCESSING CENTER
MOOSE INTERNATIONAL
PO BOX 88067
CHICAGO, IL  60680-1067

Transfer Membership

Membership dues must be current in order to transfer. An application needs to be submitted to the incoming fraternal unit, along with the required transfer fee. The incoming fraternal unit contacts the outgoing fraternal unit and if no objection, membership is then voted on at the next meeting.  If approved, your membership would be moved to the new fraternal unit.

Transfer Fee:
$20.00 – Loyal Order of Moose
$10.00 –  Women of the Moose
$10.00  –  Moose Legion

Life Membership

To purchase a life membership, the necessary funds are remitted directly to Moose International, via our lockbox service. Members that have served 50 consecutive years with the Order, paid dues in advance equal to 50 years of service, or sponsored 250 members are issued a Life Membership in their fraternal unit. Life Members are provided a new membership card indicating Life Member Status.

A Moose member whose dues are current but who does not meet the above requirements may purchase a Life Membership. The cost of a Life Membership is as follows (starting May 1, 2021):

Loyal Order of Moose – $1,200
Women of the Moose – $500
Moose Legion – $500

The option to purchase a Life Membership at a reduced rate is also available, based on your years of service with your respective fraternal unit. Below is a chart indicating the current pricing for a Life Membership. Payments should be mailed via our Lockbox, to the addresses listed below.

Years of Service 0-14

Loyal Order of Moose – $1,200
Women of the Moose – $500
Moose Legion – $500

Years of Service: 15-19

Loyal Order of Moose – $960
Women of the Moose – $400
Moose Legion – $400

Years of Service: 20-24

Loyal Order of Moose – $840
Women of the Moose – $350
Moose Legion – $350

Years of Service: 25-29

Loyal Order of Moose – $720
Women of the Moose – $300
Moose Legion – $300

Years of Service: 30-34

Loyal Order of Moose – $600
Women of the Moose – $250
Moose Legion – $250

Years of Service: 35-39

Loyal Order of Moose – $480
Women of the Moose – BUYOUT*
Moose Legion – BUYOUT*

Years of Service: 40-44

Loyal Order of Moose – $360
Women of the Moose – BUYOUT*
Moose Legion – BUYOUT*

Years of Service: 45-49

Loyal Order of Moose – BUYOUT*
Women of the Moose – BUYOUT*
Moose Legion – BUYOUT*

*buyout means that you pay dues for the number of years you need to make 50

A Life Membership may be purchased by sending a check in the appropriate amount, payable to:

Moose International
Dues Processing Center
PO Box 88065
Chicago, IL 60680-1065

Canadian members should mail their checks to the following address:

Moose International
Dues Processing Center
PO Box 88067
Chicago, IL 60680-1067

When purchasing a Life Membership, please include your member ID #, your unit #, and the words “Life Membership” on the check.

How to Sponsor a Member

Simply ask….how would you like to join the finest non-profit organization around? You are a dear friend and I would like to take you to our local lodge and have you discover the love I have for our fraternity. The cost is minimal and you would not believe the benefits you are eligible for, simply by joining. Who wouldn’t want to accept your offer?

Sponsoring is not just asking, it’s guiding that new member and encouraging them to become active in your local lodge. Once they become familiar with their own lodge, take the time to explain what their membership means to the rest of the fraternity. Further expand on Mooseheart, Moosehaven and Community Service. They will not believe what the fraternity does for those in need. Don’t hesitate – sponsor them today! Print/Download our Sponsor Guide for tips on talking to potential members.

**Get applications from your fraternal unit, or print off of this website. Ask a member to join, making sure they legibly fill out the applicant side and sign the Obligation of Membership located on the back of the form. You will need to fill out the sponsor section in full. Fill out the receipt listing the appropriate monies and provide to the new member. Turn the application/monies into the Lodge they are joining. Explain the process for joining and encourage them to attend the orientation program. Once a member, they will receive a membership card from the fraternity.