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 December 2020
To my Brothers
First, I want to wish each and everyone one a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. What a year 2020 has been. Lodges closed then re-opened, events cancelled, but with God’s will our Moose members have overcome and will continue to be the greatest at what we do. Caring and giving for each other, our children at Mooseheart and seniors at Moosehaven.
2021 is here and we only have four months left in our 2020/2021 Moose Year! There is work that must be done, our Lodges, Chapters, and Moose Legions must pass the goal and numbers each of them obtained during the 2019/2020 Moose Year.
It is up to every Moose member to make it happen! We all have work that must be done in membership, retention, endowment giving, community service projects and building the financial growth of these units. Can we do this? Yes, we can and will, why we are Florida Moose, the Best of the Best!
Let us not forget the persons who are not here with us the Christmas Season, reach out to his or her loved ones and let them know you are here for them. That personal call or contact will mean the world to them. Is this not what a Moose member is? Always giving, caring and being there for one another. Our Florida Moose brothers and sisters are number one!
Let us all be safe this Christmas and New Year’s, by following CDC and Florida guidelines for this virus and not driving drunk on the roadways, you are our Moose Family, loved, needed and wanted! We all want to be with you in 2021!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year may God Bless you all, see you at a lodge soon.
Our Lodges continue to struggle with restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 virus. Although we are into the “Snow Bird” season a lot of our Northern Members have not joined us. Our Lodges have met the challenge by working to reduce expenses and modifying their operations. Lodges and Chapters continue to introduce new activities to support the Unit. We thank our Lodge Leaders and Staff in keeping us Moose Strong during these trying times.
We are bringing our Membership and Financial Programs into the internet. All changes produce challenges, but you continue to address them and make these changes successful.
We are still signing members and the Retention Committees are contacting members to encourage them to renew their dues.
We are four months away from the implementation of the ONE MOOSE Concept and FMA continues to lead the way. We are working on the Association By-Laws that will be voted on in March. The changes to the Membership and Financial Program 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
Hello & Happy New Year.
I hope that my message finds you in good health & good spirits. It is a new year, and we have many changes coming at us in all directions of our every day lives. We must remain positive and do our best to work together.
Now is the time all chapters should be opening nominations for the 2021–2022 Board of Officers and announcing their nominating committee members, meeting dates & times. The Women of the Moose Election Handbook to be used for the 2021-2022 Elections is now posted online at https://www.mooseintl.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/WOTM-Election-Handbook.pdf. Please print and review the changes prior to your meetings.
I am super excited about our upcoming Mid-Year Conference. I have been invited to attend the FMA Full Board Meeting on 1/23/2021 where we should hear more details as far as our conference is concerned. Information will be shared as it becomes available to us. The planning process is underway so if you have not already done so you may want to call Rosen Plaza to reserve your room if you plan on attending. Dates are March 26-28, 2021 and the phone number is 1 (800) 627-8258. I am excited to announce that I have asked my home chapter “West Boca Raton Chapter 2273” to be the host chapter for our Mid-Year Conference and they have graciously accepted. They are excited and looking forward to the task ahead of them.
Not long ago, our District Presidents were given FMA Raffle Tickets to distribute to the lodges & chapters in their district to sell which will support the FMA - MAC Building Fund. This was the first year that our chapters were included so I would like to remind all chapters to remit their tickets & monies to Jim Esposito, FMA Special Project Fundraising Chairman. Any questions contact your District President.
Many coworkers are patiently awaiting to be conferred with their degrees at the International Moose Convention which is scheduled to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio. The dates for International Convention are June 30 – July 4, 2021. The Registration & Housing information will be available on January 20, 2021. Please visit mooseintl.org for more details on that.
As we start this new year let us remember that – we belong to a great fraternity, we are family, we are strong, we are caring, we have big hearts, we help others, we are dedicated, and we are leaders. Let us do our part to help lead the way to becoming “ONE MOOSE”.
In Friendship, Rhonda Shockley – Deputy Grand Regent, Florida 2020/2021