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.
2021 FMA MID-YEAR Register Here
Agenda Click Here
Online registration closes March 9th
To allow distancing during the sessions, we must restrict attendance, therefore,
only current Governor’s, Administrators, Senior Regents, Recorders, current
District Presidents, Moose International Appointees, FMA Committee Chairman
(not sub-chairs), Past Association Presidents and Past Deputy Grand Regents
will be allowed to enter. Masks will be required during all sessions.
FMA Golf Outing West Volusia Moose Lodge June 12th\13 2021 Contact Bobby Baker 386-561-0937
FMA Golf Hotel Information:
Deltona Travelodge 481 Deltona Blvd
Deltona, Fl. 32725 $70
Hampton Inn Debary\Deltona 308 Sunrise Blvd
Debary, Fl. 32713 $89
Registration Form click here
Registration and Housing Now Open for the 2021 Moose Convention
Registration and housing opened today for the 133rd Meeting of The Moose. The International Moose Convention will take place from June 30 – July 4, 2021 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. To access the convention web pages, go to www.moose2021Cincinnati.org or go to the Moose International website, www.mooseintl.org, and scroll to the events section at the bottom of the Homepage.
This unprecedented event features the first sessions ever to discuss men and women sharing equal opportunities and responsibilities in the operations of our lodges Fraternity-wide. Special events include a Moose Member Night at the Great American Ballpark featuring the Cincinnati Reds vs. the Chicago Cubs; the 25 Club/Moose Fun Night with Beatle’s tribute band American English; and a free Fourth of July Concert with Killer Queen playing the hits of the legendary band, Queen.
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 after such a difficult year in 2020!
From the President March 2021
To my Brothers
Here we are in March and with only two months left in our Moose Year, many of our Lodges, Chapters and Moose Legions are at a minus in membership. Now is the time as One Moose to come together and bring our expired members back along with signing up new members. We can do this. As of the 25th of January, the reports showed our lodges are down 1,735, chapters 564, and Moose Legions 225 active members. Yes, these are big numbers. We must go to work if we plan on being a plus one in membership. We all should stop impugning Covid19 as the total cause of our membership drop. We all are to blame and must take actions to grow our membership back. Are you taking steps to make members feel safe in your lodge? Are you following CDC guidelines? Yes, we can do this with a little common sense. By making those members feel safe they will come back. I hope you are now planning for our Mid-Year Conference of the Florida Moose Association in Orlando. There will be limits of who and how many members can be in the meetings and dining areas. We will be following CDC Guidelines; masks are always required to be used. This includes walking up and down the hallways and lobby areas. If you are not able to be in a meeting but are registered, you will receive full credit for being at the Conference.
There will be a vote on the required By-Laws and Policies changes for the Florida Moose Association at Mid-Year. These changes are a requirement of Moose International and only delegates as stated in the General Laws will be allowed to vote. Now is the time also to make those hotel reservations at the Rosen Plaza—rooms will go fast. What about Moose International? Have you made your hotel reservation? Rooms are going fast, and a few hotels are already sold out. So, go online today and make your reservation on the Moose International website. Now for all our units: have you sold those MAC tickets and the Emergency Relief tickets? Please have them sold and returned with a check before Mid-Year. Florida Moose is the Best of the Best and as said before, we are Second to None! It is a great honor to serve and work for you as your FMA State President. With God’s will and blessing, we will grow our beloved Moose and FMA back stronger and better for the protection of our children and seniors and each other.
See you at the Lodge and Mid-Year, Stay Safe.
I think we all agree 2020 was a year we hope to never repeat. St. Patrick’s Day a year ago we received the State Executive Order to cease operations and the following year was one of Challenges. As always the Florida lodges and chapters met these challenges with innovative ideas to keep our Units operating. We have brought our Membership and Financial Programs into the internet. The changes produced challenges, but as always you addressed them and were successful. We are still signing members and the Retention Committees are contacting members to encourage them to renew their dues. Florida has always been a strong finisher at the end of the year and we continue this trend. We are a month away from the implementation of the ONE MOOSE Concept and FMA continues to lead the way. We have approved the Association By-Laws and Policies in March. The changes to the Membership and Financial Programs are essential to support the One Moose Concept.
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, Lodges and our Communities. If we do that our Fraternity will grow. God bless Mooseheart, Moosehaven, the Moose Fraternity and most of all you.
Larry R. Cundiff
Territory Manager/FMA Liaison
Preparations are well underway for our FMA Mid-Year Conference, which will take place on March 26 through 28, 2021. While many other associations are hosting virtually, we are fortunate to be able to hold ours in person. Being together does the heart wonders even if we have to social distance; it will give us a chance to see one another and to catch up with some good conversations. For those coworkers unable to attend, we will miss you and hope to see you at the next conference, if not before then. All Florida Chapters should have received an email from me sharing specific Mid-Year Conference details. This information is to be shared in chapter meetings and posted on the WOTM bulletin board in the lodge for all to view. Please take time to read this information as it should answer the most frequently asked questions. I would like to invite all those qualified to support our Academy of Friendship Matriculants on Sunday March 28, 2021. Earning the first degree of the WOTM is quite an achievement and is something to celebrate. Supporting and Mentoring are key factors in keeping our coworkers involved within our chapters, and these matriculants are our future leaders. Please consider joining us. Do you know that Moose Fraternity has a youtube channel where important conference videos and various other Moose related videos are shared? I would like to invite you to visit https://m.youtube.com/user/moosefraternity so that you can listen and learn of the upcoming changes ahead of us. The FMA will also be videotaping Mid-Year sessions and those will be shared on the floridamoose.com webpage soon after conference adjourns. These videos would be great to share before or after chapter meetings.
Special shout out to “ALL” that are helping to convert our chapters over to the new computer programs. It is very much appreciated and I for one, say Thank You. ***Dress Code for AOF Matriculants: A matriculant for the degree shall wear business dress attire. (No jeans!) Slacks and blouse, skirt and top or dress. Hosiery not required. Any color shoes. (No athletic shoes or flip flops. Sandals ok.) In Friendship,
In Friendship, Rhonda Shockley – Deputy Grand Regent, Florida 2020/2021