From the Territory Manager/FBMA Liaison

Jerry Monk Regional Manager

MOOSE- HONORING COMMUNITY HEROES

July is upon us. Hard to believe that the first two month of the Moose Year is gone.

Have you determined what you r mission is for your unit yet? Don’t procrastinate and get it in place before more time slips away. This campaign is for you to decide what your mission is to increase membership and be “Plus 1”, or more, on April 30, 2019. Your mission may be to spruce up the building to make it more presentable to possible new members. It may be to go smoke free as many lodges in our Association have done and are still doing. It may be to hold Heart Of The Community events to bring the community to your lodge to showcase it. It may be to have events open to the public to raise funds and awareness about your lodge and the Moose Fraternity. It may mean that your officers commit to contacting all members in arrears to ask them to keep their dues current to support Mooseheart and Moosehaven. Whatever you decide, do it with conviction. Remember to invite applicants to your lodge or chapter that you would personally invite to your home for dinner, after all the lodge is your home.

As we head to New Orleans for the International Convention don’t forget to bring your bells and remember to sit Front Left (FL). Make some noise every time you hear Florida mentioned. Be proud to be a Moose form Florida and let your bells ring.

As a reminder all lodges must hold an Orientation or Enrollment every two month in order to qualify for the Premier Lodge Award so let’s get those in place.

Thanks for all you do for our fraternity and especially for your Lodge, Chapter and Moose Legion. Together we can and will grow this fraternity to the heights of days gone by.

God bless Mooseheart, Moosehaven and most of all you.

Fraternally,
Jerry

From the President

FBMA President

2018 is upon us, our goals are set… Let us show the world, we are the Heart of the Community!

Centennial Project’s $800,000 commitment: Our focus has been on completing our 3-year commitment this year. It is within our reach! Our membership has been generous even with the challenges of Irma. We are not there yet, but I am hopeful to be there by the time we reach New Orleans.

The Moosehaven Bus $125,000 Commitment: We are struggling to earmark funds for this venture. As we go forward, a new focus will bring this goal to fruition. Members will for the first time be able to make a donation while registering on-line for the Mid-Year Conference. I challenge each District President to form a committee and fundraise for the Moosehaven Bus Project.

Special Olympics of Florida: As Moose International has decided not to continue to sponsor the National Softball Tournaments, we changed our focus to our own Florida programs. I challenge each of you to go out and support the thousands of volunteer coaches and athletes by volunteering at events, or just cheering from the stands. If your lodge and chapter would like to donate funds, you can still send the money to the FBMA earmarked for Special Olympics and the FBMA will forward them.

The Florida Sherriff's Youth Ranch is again right in our own backyard. During our Full Board Meeting at Moosehaven in January, I was proud to hand Chairman Frank Kenny a check for over $22,000 to cover the cost of t-shirts for the kids that participate in the FSYR Summer Youth Camps. This would not have been possible without the efforts of our membership and especially our Moose Riders Activity Groups.

As we strive to be the Heart of the Community with donations and volunteerism, we all know there is strength in numbers. Our Membership Team has been hard at work and we are approaching a milestone we have not seen in many years. As of January 31, the FBMA sits at 74,656 Active Members. Chairman Fred Scott has made it known our goal before April 30 is to be over 75,000. We are so close. Just a little effort with the expired and some new member production and we should be able to reach that goal. As we honor our community heroes, First Responders get their first year’s dues for free. Make those phone calls, keep the members we have, invite new members and let’s hit that goal!

And finally, FLAMINGO ! Florida Day is set for March 25, at Moosehaven. It would be awesome to see some of the over one hundred Flamingos at the Florida Building for a photo opportunity. The Flock should meet up around 11 AM. After the picture the birds can travel home and be displayed at Lodges or members’ homes. If your bird cannot make the trip, share pictures with me on Facebook. “W Scott Duncan”.

Proud to be a part of the Florida Bermuda Moose Association

Fraternally Yours, W. Scott Duncan, 2017-18 FBMA President



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