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October Message from Debra Evans

Fall has arrived and October is a very busy month in our Moose World.

The October Chairman should be gearing up for Christmas in October and the monetary walk that helps support Mooseheart and Moosehaven. Make this a special event. Decorate your meeting room for Christmas and make the meeting fun all the while collecting money for Christmas gifts for the children and our senior members. Set up a Christmas tree and donation basket in the Social Quarters. Encourage the Lodge members to participate in this giving opportunity.

October is also time for the Cradle Fund. Have a competition; men against women or Lodge vs. Chapter. (You know the women will win.) Post your cradle display on your Facebook page or your web page. Let’s make this a fun giving time for our kids!

Mooseheart Founder’s Day is October 27th. What a great day to celebrate the Moose! James J Davis had a dream, and we live that dream every day. Sponsor a member for Founder’s Day. Make it a special day in our Fraternity.

And of course, there is Halloween. Be the Heart of the Community by hosting a Trunk or Treat, participating in the town parade, creating a family-friendly haunted Lodge or donating Tommy Moose Trick or Treat bags. Did you know our residents at Moosehaven love Halloween? Children and their families from the Orange Park area come to a safe environment at Moosehaven for Trick or Treating and residents love to see the children in their costumes. Tons of candy is distributed annually. Be sure to follow the Moosehaven Facebook page for updates.

Wishing you a productive, fun-filled October.

Fraternally,

Debby Evans
Grand Regent