March Message from Charles Barber

The Moose Legion Code of Rules specifies the following:

24.4 “Celebrations SHALL be held at LEAST four (4) times a year, on a quarterly basis.”

Quarterly Jurisdiction wide Celebration remain the preferred vehicle for conferring new members and providing an opportunity for our long standing members to gather as a whole.

Why is this Quarterly meeting so important? First it is your opportunity to make a good first impression on your new members as well as providing a continuing source of pride in the Moose Legion for our long time members as well as an opportunity to engage in fund raising activities that are not available otherwise. In addition, planning and promoting these celebrations for your entire Jurisdiction, and ensuring that all members are aware of the date, location and planned activities can actually help in your retention efforts. Members who don’t see much activity are less likely to renew their dues than members who are informed and actively involved.

Celebration is defined as: “The action of marking one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social activity.”

Since these celebrations occur quarterly it provides the Jurisdictions Directors and committees 3 months in which to plan an enjoyable, memorable and fun event.

In conclusion, please take some time to plan and promote your quarterly celebrations, directors please read through the Code of Rules and find what your duties are in planning, promoting and presenting enjoyable and memorable CELEBRATIONS.


Charles Barber IMLVP