Our fraternal organization provides valuable service to our communities, care for children and teens in need at Mooseheart Child City & School , a 1,000-acre campus, located 40 miles west of Chicago and care for our senior members at Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community near Jacksonville, Florida. With a combined membership of over one million members in the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose, our presence is felt in over 1,500 communities across all 50 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain. The Moose organization contributes between $75 to $100 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations, volunteer hours worked and miles driven) annually. Moose Charities Inc., is a registered nonprofit, charity, charged with the primary goal of providing the necessary resources for the continued support and maintenance of the Mooseheart Child City & School and the Moosehaven retirement community.
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From the President February 1, 2020
To my Brothers and Co-Workers,
We held our Full Board meeting this past weekend and an historical meeting it was. In attendance were WOTM Gloria Petri, Dawn Mackland, Laurie Nelson, Joan Fedora and Shawn Esposito to offer their remarks concerning our Association.
There was a lot of information shared by the District Presidents, Committee Chairpersons and Moose International officers.
One of the issues discussed was the MAC Project and how we can fund the $850,000 commitment made by FMA. The Association will use the 2-2-2 program that was used, with great success, to help fund the Centennial Project at Moosehaven. We will be asking each Lodge, Chapter, Moose Legion and Council of Higher Degrees to donate $2 per member over a three year period for each member on their respective membership rolls as of January 31st 2020. Also we are asking that special events be held at your Lodges with the proceeds specifically earmarked for the MAC project, which some Lodges have already done, and this too will help in attaining our end goal.
I know that $850,000 is a lot of money but by working as One Moose we can, as the Florida Moose Association always has, fulfill our commitment and continue to be the number 1 Association in this great Fraternity.
Thank you all for what you do for our children at Mooseheart and our Seniors at Moosehaven.
Create Our Future One Moose - 2/15/2020
The excitement continues to build as we form our Chapter and Lodge Nominating Committees in preparation of electing the Officers that will lead our Fraternity into the New Year. This is our new direction and it is exciting. We are all part of making history into the future of the Moose Fraternity. Florida continues to lead the way and we will be successful in our endeavors.
Both the Chapters and Lodges continue to increase their Membership Numbers and I am confident we will go to the FMA Mid-Year Conference in Orlando and Moose International Annual Convention in Milwaukee as the largest Association in the Fraternity. We will also have the “Bragging Rights” of having attained our Plus One Goal Number.
We have a very aggressive Training Schedule establish for the upcoming year and encourage Officers and Members to attend these Training Sessions. You will be able to do a better job in your Chapters and Lodges when properly trained.
We need to keep focused on what we do and remember why we do it. We need to make sure we make every Lodge and Chapter the best they can be. We need to do only things that support Mooseheart, Moosehaven and our Communities. If we do that our Fraternity will grow.
Thanks for all you do in support of the Lodges, Chapters, Moose Legions, Council of Higher Degrees and our Fraternity. Never lose sight that our efforts are for the Support of Mooseheart and Moosehaven. God bless Mooseheart, Moosehaven, the Moose Fraternity and most of all you.
Larry R. Cundiff
Territory Manager/FMA Liaison
Hello Coworkers, Happy New Year!
As we move into the future with new and exciting changes within our Fraternity, I am filled with anticipation to learn and inspire others. In January our FMA officers will be meeting to plan our 1st Joint Conference. Coworkers and Brothers working together, within State and Districts, to ensure a future for our Twin Cities. Please be sure to watch your emails so you stay informed of all the information that will be coming your way. Don’t forget our first Joint Mid-Year Conference in Orlando May 1-3 with our joint meetings with women voting and our Academy of Friendship conferral. I sent all Chapters a list to contact those who are holding past call cards: please contact them and encourage them to attend. These cards never expire. We will be welcoming Past Director of Operations, Judy Sisson, as our official visitor. I’m looking forward to what she has to share. Congratulations to our new collegians and advancing red tassel and red stole collegians for a job well done and thank you for your commitment to your oath. I am pleased to see that we do have many women already on district boards and leading higher degree committees. Make sure your Recorder and Senior Regent attend the district officers meeting and have a vote for proposals. This is an honor long awaited, so show up at you district meetings and make a difference.
So, let’s talk about the ONE MOOSE Town Hall meeting you attended—what, you didn’t make the meeting? OK, so this is what you do, go to Mooseintl.org and you Message from the Deputy Grand Regent can get all the information, so you are properly informed. The power points and speeches that were presented to us at the Town Hall are all there. This is important information that should be shared with your coworkers. Maybe you can plan a presentation at your lodge (have food, they’ll come). This will give your members a better understanding of how we are moving forward into a bright future for our Fraternity. A team of International Officers has been planning and preparing for years to make this transition work as smoothly as possible. If the vote passes in Milwaukie at our 2020 International Convention, May 22-25 2020, we will all be working together to make exciting changes within your Lodges and Chapters. Please try to stay positive and correctly informed as this is the key to a successful transition and a bright future for our great organization.
Laurie Nelson, Deputy Grand Regent