Moose International has designated Saturday, October 23, 2021 as “International Open House Day” for lodge homes throughout the Fraternity. This date corresponds closely with Founder’s Day (October 27th), which celebrates the birth of James J. Davis, the driving force who brought purpose and meaning to the Fraternity during its earliest stages.
All lodges and chapters are encouraged to conduct events that will bring friends, family and local residents in touch with the Moose, our lodge homes, and the work we do on behalf of children, seniors and our communities.
The Compliance Office has issued a blanket dispensation for all lodges to hold events on that day that are open to the public, as long as the Moose’s general guidelines for public events are followed. Alcohol may or may not be served, based on the structure of the event, but cannot be sold to members or non-members during the event. Lodges should refer to Section 46.13 of the General Laws for guidelines to public events, such as Open Houses.
**Note, if October 23rd is unavailable to conduct an Open House, the blanket dispensation allows lodges and chapters to hold the event a week later, which is Saturday, October 30th.
Check out this helpful PowerPoint on Conducting Proper & Frequent Open Houses.