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Chastain Moves Up One Position as He Races in Texas

Ross Chastain moved from 9th to 8th in the Driver’s Standings following a 14th place finish at Martinsville last Sunday. Chastain will head to the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday and will be piloting the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro during the AutoTrader Echopark Automotive 400. The 1.5-mile track, located in Fort Worth, Texas, began hosting NASCAR races in 1997. Texas Motor Speedway is an asphalt oval with twenty degrees of banking in Turns 1 & 2, twenty-four degrees in Turns 3 & 4, five degrees in straightaways.

Last September, Ross finished second at this track as he tried to gain points and position during the Playoff Round of 12. Members can watch the race this Sunday, April 14th starting at 3:00pm ET on Fox Sports 1 (FS1).

Make your viewing plans now as Ross will be driving the red and black Moose Fraternity Chevrolet Camaro at Dover Motor Speedway on April 28th; at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 21st; and at again at Martinsville Speedway on November 3rd.

End of Year Notes

Special Tuesday April 30th Application and Enrollment Processing

An additional application transmission process (sweeper) is scheduled for 12:00 PM NOON Central Time Tuesday April 30th. This gives an opportunity on April 30th to get new applicants enrolled.

FRUs transmit New, Re-enrollment and Reinstatement applications to Moose International before NOON Central Time on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
Then FRUs must enter the Enrollment Date on New and Re-enrolling applications between 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM for inclusion on your April 30th active member count.

April Checklist  ✔

Verify Names/Addresses for new member are correct, prior to entering in LCL Web

  • Can’t read it?  Contact new member directly prior to entering applications

Verify correct sponsor has credit for applications during Fiscal Year

  • Report corrections to Member Services prior to April 30

Verify all applications in “Accepted” Status have been enrolled

  • Any applicants presently in LCL Web who remitted fees/dues and received a favorable vote of the membership, should immediately be transmitted to Moose International using today’s date as the enroll date. Hint: if you get a message when logging into LCL Web and it indicates you have applicants to be enrolled, then you have members that need to be enrolled. Click on Applications-Search and it defaults to accepted Status. You must click on Search to display the members that are ready to be enrolled. (If you need assistance, please call Member Services 630.906.3658)
  • Chapters must ensure that an appropriate ballot date is also transmitted.
  • Remember to check for any on-line applications during these final days of the campaign.

End of Year Checklist ✔

Blanket Dispensation to All Lodges/Chapters from Chief Compliance Officer’s/Grand Chancellor’s Office

  • The Chief Compliance Officer’s/Grand Chancellor’s Office has issued a blanket dispensation to all lodges and chapters wishing to conduct additional membership meetings in April for the sole purpose of voting on new candidate applications for Moose membership. ** Moose Legion new applicants must attend a conferral**
  • If a lodge/chapter chooses to implement additional meetings, they must take place on or before Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 and a quorum, as defined in the General Laws, must be present. No other business may be conducted during this meeting.

Members with April 30, 2024 Expiration Dates Are Counted as Active Members for Year-End Totals

  • As Lodges, Chapters and Moose Legions contact unpaid members to reactivate their memberships prior to the April 30th Proud Past, Bright Future campaign year end, remember that all members who expire on April 30, 2024 will be counted as Active Members. Therefore, efforts to reactivate expired members should focus on those members with a March 31, 2024, or earlier (2/29/24, 1/31/24, 12/31/23…) expiration date.

On-Line Payments Included In 2023-2024 Year-End Totals

  • Members can pay online with a credit card, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. Payments made prior to 8:00 PM CST on April 30, 2024, are included in the 2023-2024 year-end totals.
  • MOOSE INTERNATIONAL DOES NOT CLOSE THE END OF YEAR UNTIL ALL PAYMENTS ARE POSTED

On-Line Applications

  • On-line Applications must be entered by April 30th, allowing lodges time to move the application to accepted status, prior to 1:00 PM Central Time and then Enrolled between 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM CST.

Member Services Availability

  • Member Services will work their normal hours on Tuesday, April 30th: 7:00 AM CST to 4:30 PM CST
  • If you have questions after please contact your Territory Manager for assistance.

Good luck on attaining Plus 1!

2024 Pilgrim Conferral

For accommodations to attend the June 1, 2024 Pilgrim Degree Conferral and the Mooseheart Commencement Ceremony, check out the following hotel in the Mooseheart area for a discounted rate:

Comfort Inn & Suites North Aurora – Naperville

3003 Corporate W Dr, Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 505-0900 | Booking Link

Group Code: CMI
Group Name: Moose International Graduation
Arrival Date: May 28, 2024
Departure Date: June 3, 2024

 

Moose Magazine Online

Moose International is happy to announce a more user-friendly version of Moose magazine for mobile devices – perfect for members who are busy and on-the-go! The new and enhanced version features flowable text and adjustable font size so you no longer have to struggle to read stories from your phone or tablet! In addition, the contents view makes it easy to see all the stories/features at once so you can jump to your favorite section much faster, while still being able to see the traditional/page view if you desire. A tutorial is also offered to walk you through all the features/benefits of the new platform at the beginning. We hope you enjoy this new enhanced version of Moose magazine, making it easier for those of you on the go to stay connected! Check it out for yourself !

WOTM Grand Regent’s Project

The Women of the Moose recently announced the inception of a Grand Regent’s Project. This year, the Grand Regent’s Project is a $150,000 commitment to provide new furniture and updated flooring in the Ohio Residence at Moosehaven. Upon a recent visit to the residence, well-used, dark, heavy, scratched and worn furniture was observed in the rooms of our senior members.  While none of the residents complained, new furniture will surely brighten the rooms and spirits of those who reside in enhanced living. New flooring will assist those using mobility aids and rejuvenate the aesthetic of the home.

As the Women of the Moose have done in the past, our members and chapters continue to provide a bright future for our residents.

Contributions toward new furniture and flooring in the Ohio Residence at Moosehaven may be sent to Moose Charites, earmarked Grand Regent’s project. Thanks to your generosity, I know we can meet our $150,000 goal by April 30, 2024. Moose Charities has received about $15,500 towards this goal and we are hoping more Chapters will participate. Thank you for your support!

Donations may be mailed to the following address:

Moose Charities
155 S. International Drive
Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100

Fraternal Recognition Survey

The Moose International Fraternal Recognition Committee is asking members to complete a very short survey to help guide them as they look at ways to reward and recognize members who provide superlative service to the Fraternity moving forward. This is a new survey that includes updated questions, so if you previously completed the 2023 Higher Degrees Survey, we ask that you again provide your insights here. If you haven’t completed a previous survey, no problem. We would like your input as well.

This information will be used to guide the Committee as they weigh all of the different options available to recognize both men and women who now work side-by-side to advance our Lodges, Associations and the Fraternity. Thank you in advance for your input!

*Keep scrolling down to complete all 15 questions

Story Submissions

Tell us about the good work of your Lodge/Chapter for the chance to be featured in the Moose Magazine or on the Heard of Moose? Facebook page!

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Max. file size: 32 MB.
    Submissions that include high-quality photos are more likely to be featured.
  • Max. file size: 32 MB.
    If necessary, additional photos can be emailed to moosetalk@mooseintl.org. Please include the Lodge/Chapter Name & Number and a short description of the event.

Quickbooks Assistance for ALL Fraternal Units

Effective immediately, the Moose International Membership Department will provide all Fraternal units, Lodges, Chapters, Moose Legions, and Associations, with real-time assistance with Quickbooks/Online issues. Senior Financial Review Specialist Glenn Neil will respond to inquiries and provide this vital service and can be contacted at (630) 906-3655 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm CST Monday through Friday.

Content Creator Application

Moose International is a nationwide organization that focuses on community. Our organization has several entities, such as Mooseheart, Moosehaven, and Moose Charities. We are looking for content creators to join the Moose with the hope that we can show the online community how our efforts impact our members and affiliates. We understand our past but want to build on a better future.

Convention Updates

Moose International would like to thank all of the volunteers who contributed their time and efforts to make the International Moose Convention in Renoa 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 New Orleans!

Annual Reports:

Awards:

New Appointments:

  • Chairman of the Board: John Sipes
  • Grand Regent: Debby Evans
  • Moose Legion President: Charles Barber

Speeches & Transcripts:

  • Not yet available

Audio & Visual: