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Friday, August 4, 2017
August 2017 - September 2017 Newsletter
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August / September Birthday Dinner
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NO BIRTHDAY DINNER IN AUGUST


The August Birthday dinner is being combined with the September Birthday dinner.
If you have a birthday in August, please come to the September dinner to receive your free birthday dinner.


Menu is Steak or Cod
$10.00 per person (tax included)
For reservations, please call the Lodge – 651-776-2830.

All reservations must be made 4 days prior to the dinner.
Please specify number of people, month attending, meal choice and birthday person.


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FROM THE GOVERNOR
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Well, summer is in full swing. Don’t forget to stop in the Lodge to beat the summer heat and enjoy a cold beverage with friends.

On August 26th we will be having the chicken and corn feed – noon til gone.

I don’t like to sound like a broken record, but the Lodge needs your help. We need to get our membership numbers up. If you know anyone who would be a welcomed member, please ask them to join. If you know someone who hasn’t renewed their membership, please ask them to do so.

Again – if you can paint, do plumbing, clean or help out in any way – please do. We welcome any and all help. If you’re not mechanically inclined, then come in for a dinner, a dance, karaoke or a beverage. Every bit helps.

Fraternally yours,
Kent Wilcox, Governor


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CHAPTER CHATS
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We are planning our new Chapter year to include the following activities:
9/22/17 Mexican dinner
10/28/17 Halloween Party to include free food and a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for various categories.
2/10/18 Annual spaghetti dinner and male style show
3/16/18 Katie’s annual fish fry
4/22/18 Installation of Officers

We will also be coordinating with the Lodge to provide breakfast buffets on the fourth Sunday of each month.

We may schedule other events during the Chapter year. If you have ideas of other types of events that would appeal to our Lodge and Chapter members, please share this information with one of the Chapter Officers. We would appreciate hearing any/all of your suggestions.

Please feel free to join us at our meetings, which are held at 6:30 PM on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.


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FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR
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Summer is here and thank God for the new air conditioners. They are kicking butt.

Wednesday night tacos are selling very well. I want to thank all the members who are eating tacos. I also want to thank Jenell Kreuger, and Katie and Pat Parnell for volunteering their time to help prepare, serve and clean up. Always looking for more help.
By the time you get this Messenger our roof will be patched. B and I Roofing is doing the work.

The Board of Officers would like to thank Ken Welk for his extremely generous donation to restripe the parking lot, update the handicap spots and replace the handicap signs.

We have roughly 40 members who have not paid their dues and that is just pathetic. We are struggling to keep the doors open here; every little bit helps.

Thanks.

Gary Lenart


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MEMBERSHIP REPORT
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Brothers, the Lodge needs your help; we all need to sponsor a member or former member.

We have members who are now expired who haven’t paid their dues from April 30, May 31 and June 30th. I send out reminder letters to all - some pay, some don’t. Each non-payer drags the Lodge down a little bit.

We can’t be successful if we keep taking three steps back after taking three steps forward.

Pat Parnell
Membership Chairman


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FELLOWSHIP REPORT
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Our next meeting will be October 29th at 10:00 AM to review any possible candidates for consideration for the Fellowship degree.

Don’t forget – the Fellows provide burger and chicken tender baskets with either fries or onion rings (rings and fries sold separately also).

Enjoy the rest of the summer.

Please sponsor a member or former member!

Pat Parnell
Membership Chairman

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Hope everyone is enjoying summer, and you are including the Lodge in your social activities.

Remember – the Fellows sell burger and chicken baskets with fries or onion rings on Karaoke nights between 6 PM and 8 PM.

All Moose Legion members –we hope you are working to gain consideration for a Fellowship nomination. Contact myself, Tim Slabik or Bill Grams on what items you need to satisfy to qualify for consideration.

Pat Parnell, Secy/Treasurer
Fellowship Club


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WHAT’S THAT HEAVENLY SMELL?
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Why, it’s the Monthly Breakfast hosted by the Lodge and Chapter. All members and their guests are welcome.

Better mark the 4th Sunday of September thru May as “full” from 9 AM to 11 AM. We serve a great all-you-can-eat breakfast for $8.50.

Know any First Responders? They get their first meal free!
Cooked with love, served by Friends, and you don’t have to do dishes. Come hungry!

Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26, Jan. 21, Feb. 25, March 25, April 22, May 20. No breakfast in December.


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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
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COMBINED AUGUST/SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY DINNER

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Menu:
Steak or cod
$10.00

Make reservations at the Lodge office


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CHICKEN AND CORN FEED

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017

NOON TIL GONE

¼ CHICKEN - $5.00
½ CHICKEN - $9.00

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CORN ON THE COB
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CHAPTER
MEXICAN DINNER

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
5 – 7 PM

CHEF CHOPPO’S MENU:
Tacos
Enchiladas
Tostados
Refried Beans
Spanish Rice
Dessert
$10.00

COME AND ENJOY!
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LODGE FUND RAISER
PORK CHOP DINNER

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

5 – 7 PM

$15.00

COME AND ENJOY BEB HUSTINGS’
FAMOUS PORK CHOP DINNER

RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!

CALL LODGE OFFICE BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 16
(651-776-2830)


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SPORTS CLUB
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HORSESHOE

After seven weeks of horseshoe, Team #3 (Kristi and Kevin Gillespie and Sue and Steve Gravem) is in first place. We have seven teams this year. Season ends last week of August, with banquet on Sept. 6th.

High-Low tournament was Wednesday, June 28th. Ten teams participated. Winners were Sue Gravem and Denny Varland, 1st place; Kristi Gillespie and Rusty Aurelius, 2nd place; Kevin Gillespie and Annette Kane, 3rd place.

5th District Tournament is August 12th at Faribault.

August 26th will be a doubles tournament, high-low, double elimination. Chicken and corn feed will also be on this date.


Darts will start in September. For more information call the Lodge. Get your teams together. We had six teams last year and had a great time. We can still use more team players on Monday nights.
Don Heinn


FALL-WINTER DART SIGN-UPS

Darts will resume on Sept. 11th. Please sign up on the Sports Board in the Social Quarters for Monday night – 4 members to a team. Don’t wait til the last minute! Make sure your membership dues are current.


MEMBERS DUES MUST BE CURRENT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY LODGE SPORTS ACTIVITIES.

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BOCCE BALL

Bocce Ball season will start on 10/10/17. Day league plays at 12:45 PM. Night league plays at 7:00 PM.
We welcome all new players and teams. Members must be active Lodge or Chapter members.
We play on 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesdays of each month; no play on Tuesday, 12/26.

Any questions, call:
Day – George Rahn
(651-337-0386)
Night – Paul Bloom
(651-773-4859)


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SICKNESS & DISTRESS
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LODGE

SICK MEMBERS
Al Hartman
Kenneth Meidlinger

LOST LOVED ONES
John Parnell Jr. Daughter
Vincent Erickson Wife

DECEASED MEMBER
Frank Omann
Joseph Sanchelli

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LOST LOVED ONES:
Helen Platzer Son

DECEASED MEMBER:
Susan Erickson



NOTICE

If you become aware of any Lodge members who are ill, lost a loved one or are deceased, please call the Lodge office (651-776-2830) so we can offer any assistance.

For Chapter members: call Beb Hustings, (651-776-5153) or the Lodge office.


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WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS
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LODGE

Rusty Svendsen


CHAPTER

Joanne Driscoll


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MOOSE VALUED VETERANS
-- MOOSE MEMBERS SERVING THEN --- AND NOW!
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Are you a Moose Veteran?

Receive the Recognition, Support and Honor You Deserve!

Self Identify Today!

Visit
www.mooseintl.org
or Call Member Services
at 630-906-3658


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CONGRATULATIONS TO:
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DEPUTY SUPREME GOVERNOR -- Eddy Parke, Two Harbors
PILGRIM -- Heith Sherod, Ortonville
FELLOW -- Steve Blaha, So. St. Paul
DEPUTY GRAND REGENT -- Sharon Kuklok, St. Cloud:
PRESIDENT COLLEGE OF REGENTS BOARD -- Sue Peerboom, Cloquet


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HEART OF THE COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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SCHOLARSHIPS IN AMOUNT OF $5000.00.

Application and instructions can be found in Members Area of www.mooseintl.org, Heart of the Community link, or at the Lodge office.
Deadline is June 30, 2017.

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Please notify the Lodge office if you plan to/are moving. We are charged double postage for any mail item returned to the Lodge for incorrect address .


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HALL RENTALS
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AVAILABLE FOR

Banquets
Weddings
Birthdays
Anniversaries
Showers
Family Gatherings
Meetings

Rentals made to members
In good standing.

Call:
Jim Lane – 651-429-0954
Or
Lodge Office – 651-776-2830
For further information
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Administrator's Message
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Maybe some of you are unaware, but the roof has been leaking where the old building meets the new building (the north edge of the dance floor). We have hired Gopher Roofing to repair the expansion seam. There is three inches of ice where the repair needs to be done, so warmer weather is needed to continue.

At the last general membership meeting members voted in favor of new furnaces and air conditioners for the Social Quarters. We have received a $10,000.00 grant from Moose International towards the cost.

The Social Quarters is still offering double-up-for-a-buck during all NFL games (including the playoffs).

Happy New Year!

Gary Lenart
Governor's Message
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Senior Regent's Message
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Recorder's Message
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