Programs & Events

New Member Benefit Program: VillagePlan

As a Moose, Access Aging-in-Place Expertise and Family Caregiving Solutions FREE. Receive Over $450 in Care Advocacy.

Care Library

$125 Annual Value FREE to Each Family User

Over 60 Proprietary Personal Health & Care Personalized Assessments.
Quick Tips & Videos – Over 200 No/Low-cost solutions.
Senior Health & Family Caregivers Navigator Guides.
Hundreds of current articles for aging-in-place and caregiving insights.

Professional Care Management

$225 Value: 90 Minutes No-Cost/No-Obligation Benefit:

Telecare Consults & Assessments with Expert Care Managers.
Encounters range from 6 – 60 minutes each with RN’s, Licensed Social Workers and Counselors, including central recordkeeping family portal.
Join Our Free Care Library Today!

For more information, please visit the VillagePlan website.

2022 International Moose Convention | Orlando

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Join us in Orlando from June 30th – July 4th, 2022 for the 2022 International Moose Convention.

It’s true: Orlando is a magical place. And it’s not just because it’s home to Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World. There’s an incredible mix of fun things to do in Orlando that make it an ideal spot to visit for not only families but young singles, baby boomers, foodies, outdoor adventurous types, luxury shoppers and international visitors.

While the city was built on theme park fame, the number and variety of Orlando attractions have grown to include world-famous restaurants, high-end outlet shopping centers, theatrical performances, and amazing concert and sporting event venues.

There’s no limit to the many adventures and exciting times that await in Orlando, a city that’s inspired by dreams and wonder.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear the latest information about the future of your Fraternity and to reconnect with friends from across North America – See you in Orlando!

Sports

For additional information on any of these tournaments, or if your lodge would be interested in hosting a future tournament, please contact:

Activities Department
Mooseheart, IL 60539-1172
630-966-2214

New Member Benefit Program: Wintrust Mortgage

The Wintrust Member Mortgage Benefits Program grants you exclusive access to a custom mortgage option with a variety of benefits. Whether you’re a first time home buyer or looking to refinance an existing mortgage, Wintrust Mortgage is here for you.

  • Lower rates
  • Superior customer service
  • Specialized mortgage team
  • Apply online, on your phone or tablet through WintrustZoom®
  • Securely link assets and upload documents anytime, day or night
  • A broad range of programs including: First-time Homebuyer programs, Conventional, Adjustable Mortgages, Jumbo, FHA and VA
  • Prequalify in just a few steps
  • PLUS, when you get a mortgage with Wintrust, you’ll receive a $500 GIFT CARD!

Apply by calling (833) 201-2676 or visit the Wintrust Mortgage website for more information.

As an additional bonus, Wintrust Mortgage will be conducting two webinars in November in which our members may participate:

Home Buying 101

Mortgage interest rates are historically low and many people are looking to take advantage of the low rates to buy a home.

Join the Home Buying 101 webinar to get answers to your home buying questions, learn about mortgage interest rates and the benefits available to you through The Employee Mortgage Benefits Program!

November 10th, 11:00am – 11:30pm CT – If you would like to attend this educational webinar CLICK HERE

If you cannot attend this session but would like additional information please contact David Andersen either by phone (630) 446-4240 or email or visit the Wintrust Mortgage website for more information.

Mortgage Refinance Basics

Mortgage interest rates are historically low and with these low interest rates, homeowners are saving money monthly, paying off their mortgages early or taking cash out of their home equity for debt payoff or large expenses. Join the “Mortgage Refinance Basics” webinar to learn about the current rates, types of refinance options available and the simple steps you can take to benefit from this low rate environment.

November 10th, 1:00pm – 1:30pm CT – If you would like to attend this educational webinar CLICK HERE

If you cannot attend this session but would like additional information please contact David Andersen either by phone (630) 446-4240 or email or visit the Wintrust Mortgage website for more information.

Local Lodge Marketing Grant Program Applications Available

The Moose International Board of Directors has committed $500,000 in grant money to help lodges market themselves locally through community events and public gatherings, such as festivals, minor league ball games, and local races. Funds may also be used to place local advertising or engage in team or event sponsorships. Generally, lodges’ promotional efforts will be limited only by their own creativity.

The program is designed to help raise the profile of our Moose lodges locally and to assist our units in signing new members who may be unfamiliar with the Fraternity.

Grant applications will appear in the Forms section of LCL.web. There is no current deadline to apply as funds will remain available until depleted or the fiscal year ends; however, attendance is required at this year’s International Moose Convention in Cincinnati to receive funding through this program. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis and approved lodges will receive a check from Moose International that will be used to pay for expenses outlined on the completed form.

Grants are available in amounts up to $3,000 per lodge. Funds can be used for promotion at an event in the form of a sponsored “Moose Night,” announcements at the event, ads in programs, signage; or separately, radio, newspaper, billboards or online advertisements. As part of the program, Moose International can provide artwork for display materials and signs, along with brochures and other handout materials that will help lodges raise their profiles locally.

It is also anticipated that lodges may work together on combined marketing activities meant to raise the profile of all fraternal units within a region.

NOTE: It is imperative that lodges which are considering applying for the grant read the Program Guidelines carefully before filling out the application to increase their chances of receiving funds.

Annual Membership Campaign

Membership campaigns are created and implemented by the Membership Department at Moose International. Annual Membership Campaigns typically run from May 1 to April 30 and have a unique theme each year.

This year’s Annual Membership Campaign is “Stronger Together,” which runs from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022. What has been over 100 years in the making is about to become a reality in — The Moose. A Fraternity that is unified, equal and Stronger Together. On May 1, we enter a new chapter in the Moose Fraternity and we become a single voice in supporting our missions of helping children in need, senior members and the communities in which we live. Our lodges now have the opportunity to have the best people serve as officers and committee people, regardless of gender, opening the way for new ideas and a brighter future.

The future of our Fraternity is bright, because of members like you, that understand the need for us to serve our communities, our Mooseheart children and Moosehaven seniors as one Moose, Stronger Together.

Campaign ads to use in your Lodge/Chapter newsletter can be found in our Forms/Documents section.

One Moose a Reality

During the 132nd Meeting of the Supreme Lodge, delegates voted favorably to pass a set of General Law Amendments that would essentially create a new and unified Moose membership where all members, male and female, would have equal opportunities, rights and privileges within the Lodge. Nearly, 77% of the delegates voted in favor of moving to a unified Moose membership, easily surpassing the 67% majority necessary for adoption.

For a brief rundown, check out this handy FAQ Sheet that we have put together.

The changes are scheduled to go into effect on May 1, 2021 and will impact the membership in the following ways:

For the Supreme Lodge:

  • The “Supreme Lodge” and any references to “the Order” will now be referred to as “The Moose.”
  • There will be individual title changes for what was previously referred to as the “Supreme Council;” now the Board of Directors. Women will be allowed to serve on the Board beginning May 1, 2021, however, no terminology change will be necessary to make this happen.
  • The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than nine (9) or more than thirteen (13) members, including the following five (5) officers, who shall serve on the Moose International, Inc. Board of Directors during the terms of their respective offices: The Chief Executive Officer (Director General); the Junior Past Chairman of the Board of Directors (Jr. Past Supreme Governor); the Chairman of the Board of Directors (Supreme Governor); the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors (Supreme Jr. Governor); and a Director/Chaplain (Prelate).
  • “The Moose” shall be composed of Past Chairmen of the Board of Directors; members of the Moose International, Inc. Board of Directors; officers of The Moose; committeemen of The Moose; Past Lodge Presidents; Past Senior Regents (having received the honor prior to May 1, 2021); and representatives of the member Lodges. Each member shall be entitled to one (1) vote, and except as otherwise defined herein, the majority shall rule.
  • No changes at this time to the men’s or women’s higher degrees.

For Associations:

  • The ability to incorporate chapters into an Association is no longer applicable as this function is no longer needed in the “One Moose” Lodge structure. All Moose Lodges (as well as the entirety of their membership) will automatically be members of their local Associations.

For the Lodge:

  • Women will become members of the Lodge automatically on May 1, 2021.  Women may become elected to the Board of Officers beginning May 1, 2022; however, qualified women may be eligible or appointed to open positions on the Board or to committees beginning May 1, 2021.
  • Individual title changes will occur for the lodge officers, including “President” for Governor; “Vice President” for Junior Governor; “Chaplain” for Prelate and “Past Lodge President” for Past Lodge Governor.  Any member, man or woman, may serve in the new positions as long as they are a member of either the Moose Legion or the newly structured Women of the Moose, or join within 60 days,
  • All previous honors will transition seamlessly to the new integrated Moose. i.e. Any member receiving the honor of Past Lodge Governor shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of any Past Lodge President of The Moose.
  • The revised Laws for Moose Social Quarters and Homes (Section IV) eliminates the House Committee; those duties will now be performed by the Lodge’s Board of Officers.
  • An Executive Session has been added to every Board of Officer’s meeting, if necessary, to discuss confidential topics (i.e. personnel matters, legal matters, etc.), including issues previously handled by the House Committee.
  • The minimum proposed dues amount for the Lodge will be $38, although Lodges have the option to set higher dues amounts.

For the Chapter:

  • The Women of the Moose will be structured similarly as the Moose Legion; as an affiliated unit of the new Moose lodge.
  • The WOTM will maintain all honors, charitable focus, lower dues and influence.
  • Chapters will retain their current assets, without turning monies over to the Lodge.
  • The minimum proposed dues amount for the chapter is $15, although Chapter dues are waived for the first three years of the transition to the One Moose lodge structure.
  • Stand Alone Chapters will need to be chartered as a new Moose Lodge although the current WOTM Chapter will still exist.
  • Similar to the Moose Legion, women have the option of joining the Lodge without having to join the Chapter.

Additional information regarding the changes to occur May 1, 2021 will be distributed in the coming months to aid in the transition.

Moose “Heart of the Community” Scholarship Program

The R. Robert Dale Scholarship program has been modified and renamed as the new “Heart of the Community Scholarship Program,” because R. Robert Dale funds were expended years ago, and the program is now being supported solely by the Moose Fraternity. We believe this more accurately reflects the fraternity’s commitment to supporting youth in the community. Read about more specific program changes here.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Brian Schimek either by E-Mail or at 630-966-2257.