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Sunday, March 26, 2017
April 2017 - May 2017 Newsletter
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MOOSE LODGE APPAREL
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Moose Lodge 963 and Women of the Moose 563 have a website for a variety of apparel, including sweat shirts and long/short sleeve tee shirts. This store closes April 2, 2017 at midnight.

Payment is made online. Apparel will be picked up at the Lodge once completed.

A portion of the proceeds will come back to our Lodge and Chapter.

The link is: mooselodge2017.itemorder.com


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SUPREME GOVERNOR VISIT AND CHAPTER WALLEYE DINNER
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SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - social, 6:00 PM Dinner, 7:00 PM program

MENU:
Walleye Almondine, Baked Potato, Salad Bar , Dessert, Beverage

COST: $15.00
RESERVATIONS REQUESTED
Call the Lodge Office (651-776-2830)


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April Birthday Dinner
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All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry
$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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Greetings my Moose Brothers and Sisters!

We are honored to host Supreme Governor Franz 'Fritz' Griswold, and his wife Beth, when they visit our Lodge on April 1st. We will show him what Minnesota Nice looks like! He will be here at 4:30 for a social hour followed by dinner at 6 PM and program at 7 PM. He will see first hand our community involvement with the East Twins ball team, the hockey association, and he will present Tommy Moose plush dolls to leaders of the police, fire and EMS departments.

Have you noticed how much more comfortable it is in the Social Quarters? On March 1st work began on the HVAC updates with money provided by the Moose International Lodge Grant Program. When the weather gets nicer we hope to get roof repairs done also, but there is still a lot more work to get done. Please consider helping out at the Lodge; if you can paint, clean, pound a nail, do plumbing, change a light, or if you are able to donate more to Repair and Rebuild Fund, please do so. This is your Lodge and it needs you!

Fraternally yours,
Kent Wilcox, Governor


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CHAPTER CHATS
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The Chapter has had a great two months. The Fashion Show was a hit; I want to thank all of our great models!

We have had our Nominating Committee meetings, and will have a great Board.

We are looking for new ideas to be more active in the community.

Be sure to let us know your ideas for community activities and also any other Chapter activities we could consider.
Thanks.

Katie Parnell, Jr Graduate Regent


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FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR
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The two new furnaces/air conditioners for the Social Quarters have been installed. The repair on the roof is complete. The roof is in horrible shape. This repair is to stop the immediate leaking.

I have been asked about bringing Taco Night back. I am willing to take charge of the task, but I will need some volunteers to help. If you are interested please let me know.

We are now offering Deli Express sandwiches in the Social Quarters.

Watch the Bulletin Board for upcoming 70’s music nights.

Thanks.

Gary Lenart


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MINNESOTA TWINS GAME

Thank you to everyone who signed up for the Twins game. The game is Sunday, May 21, 2017; game time is 1:10 PM. The Kansas City Royals are in town. Cost of a ticket and round trip bus ride is $40.00. Departure time is 11:00 AM. Alcohol is permitted on the bus.

There are 40 tickets available to us as of now. The Twins office will call me three weeks prior to game for a final head count. More tickets are possible.

I will need payment as soon as possible. Make checks out to Maplewood Moose Lodge.

The people already signed up will have first option for a ticket; your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received. There will be a sign-up sheet with the bartenders; you can give them your payment.

As a special treat, the Moose Lodge will be welcomed on the scoreboard. Wow!

Thanks!

Gary Lenart


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MEMBERSHIP REPORT
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I would welcome once again all of our new members who have joined since May 1 2016. I would like to thank everyone who has paid their dues when they come due since May 1, 2016.

It is very important that you keep the Lodge informed of every time your address changes. That causes a lot of renewal notices to get lost in the mail and memberships to go past due.

We can still be plus (+) one for the year, but we need everyone’s help. April 30, 2017 due date needs to be paid before April 30th. We need members to sponsor one new or former member to increase our membership. See Moose Intl website for info on Moose Rewards Program. See same site about First Year Free Dues for First Responders, and Active Military we sign up through April 30th.

New members who joined since May, 2016: don’t forget Horseshoe League is forming (see separate article). Come to meeting and enjoy summer outdoors playing horseshoes.

Pat Parnell
Membership Chairman


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FELLOWSHIP REPORT
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As we are in to spring – working in the yard and starting up the grill – don’t forget the Lodge for socializing with your friends.

When you come up for karaoke, don’t forget the Fellows serve burger and chicken tender baskets with fries or onion rings.

Our next meeting is April 30th at 10 AM. Watch for postcards in the mail.

We hope our Moose Legionnaires are striving to earn the higher degrees (Fellowship, Pilgrim). There are certain goals you need to reach for consideration for the Fellowship Degree. If you have questions or concerns about this, see myself, Tim Slabik or Bill Grams.

Pat Parnell, Secy/Treasurer
Fellowship Club


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BLOOD DRIVE
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Our next drive will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 12 noon to 6 PM.

Call the Lodge office if you can be a donor and/or volunteer.


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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
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EASTER MEAT RAFFLE

SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017
STARTING AT 1:00 PM

30 EASTER HAMS


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MOOSE RIDERS
HOT DAGO BASKETS
SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017
5 pm TIL GONE

COST: $7.50


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EASTER DINNER
SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017
11 AM – 2 PM Seating

MENU
Baked Ham – Baked Chicken, Salad - Jello, Mashed potatoes w/gravy, Au Gratin potatoes, Vegetables, Coffee-Juice-Milk, Dessert

ALSO
Ham & Cheese Omelets
Made on request

Adults: $10.00
Children 12 & under: $5.00

RSVP:
Lodge office (651-776-2830)
lodge963@mooseunits.org

Leave a note with waitstaff


See the full flyer under the "Documents" tab above. Look for "2017 Easter Dinner".


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SPORTS CLUB BREAKFAST UPDATE
As we have for the last two years the Sports Club Breakfast will take a hiatus during the summer. Our last breakfast will be Sunday, April 23.

We serve a great all-you-can-eat breakfast for $8.00 from 9 AM to 11 AM. Know any First Responders? They get their first meal free!


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PAST GOVERNORS/PAST SENIOR REGENTS DINNER
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017
3:00 pm

BAKED CHICKEN DINNER

COST: $8.00

Call Lodge Office (651-776-2830) for reservations


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May Birthday Dinner
Friday, May 5th at 6:00 PM

Menu
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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MEMORIAL DAY
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MONDAY FUN DAY
MAY 30TH - NOON TO 6 PM

Come join our annual event to raise some money for the Lodge while having a great time with friends. Last year we had “pot luck” and the response was TERRIFIC. We hope you will contribute again this year.

WE WILL PROVIDE THE “SANDWICH” COMPONENT.

BLOODY MARY BAR
KARAOKE WITH BOB
MEAT RAFFLES
OTHER FUN STUFF


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SICKNESS & DISTRESS
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LODGE

SICK MEMBERS
Ed Deeg
Ron Hauglie

LOST LOVED ONES
Norbert Bierschbach - Mother
Mark Hansen - Brother


CHAPTER

DECEASED MEMBER
Olena Bierschbach


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WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS
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LODGE

Eric Aurelius
Richard M Dvorak
Brent Hystead
Robert Kane
Alex Kulzer
Stanley Lenart
Paul Mordorski


CHAPTER

Virginia Belisle


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SPORTS CLUB REPORT
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Horseshoe in the Snow: twelve teams participated.
1st: Dick Dvorak 963 – Bob Faribault
2nd: Kevin - Kristi Gillespie 963
3rd: Clayton-Bonnie Mechura – Faribault

I want to thank Kevin & Kristi for taking care of the score sheet and results. Also Choppo for making the chili, Roger Boehme for taking care of the courts, Pat Parnell and Pam Rueckert. A Big Thanks to everyone who participated.

Horseshoe meeting for Summer League is April 24 for old and new members. See Don Heinn or Brian Radman for more info.

Don Heinn


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MOOSE RIDERS
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All members who ride are welcome to join us in the following events and rides:

April 15 – 5 PM til gone we are selling hot dago baskets $7.50. All proceeds will go to the Moose 4 Kids Ride which will be donated at the Blessing of the Bikes this year. Blessing plans – leave 5/19 with the Kyle Petty ride; ride to Mooseheart that day. Stay the night and attend the “Blessing” on Mooseheart campus; return home on 5/21. More hotel with cost, times will be posted.

Our Sunday Funday brunch ride is 6/4; meet at 9 AM at Lodge, ride to Hinckley for brunch and short ride around area before coming back to Lodge. Contact us if interested in joining for above events or come to a meeting 2nd Sunday each month at 5:30. Hope to see you there.

Fraternally, Trisha Magnuson
Maplewood Mooseriders 963 President. 651-434-8242

Mooserider963@gmail.com


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THANK YOUS...
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THANKS to Doug Horning, LeAnn Cardwell and Bob Toulouse for running the Bargo event on New Year’s Eve in my absence. They did a great job. Make sure to tell them so the next time you see them.

Bargo will return next New Year’s Eve.

Tim Slabik

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To the Membership for helping make the Love and Remembrance Tree a success. We had a goal of $100 and raised $114! As noted on the flyers, this will be split evenly between the Chapter, Lodge and Moose legion for their endowments. The tree will be back next year. Bring a picture of a favorite pet or your sweetheart and post it for a small donation.

I’d like to thank the 66 members who contributd a total of $4010.00 to the Repair and Rebuild Fund. As you’re aware we’ve had some roof leaks and what little remained from this fund has been wiped out. Please remember we all have one share of the good and one share of the bad. Please help us get this fund restarted as there are more repairs to be made on the roof and elsewhere.

Tim Slabik

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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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