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Monday, May 22, 2017
June 2017 - July 2017 Newsletter
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June / July Birthday Dinner
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NO BIRTHDAY DINNER IN JUNE


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


Menu is Steak or Shrimp
$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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WOW! What a spring we’ve had at the Lodge! On March 18th and 19th we had spring cleaning. Special thanks to Scott and Lori Kelch, who cleaned and waxed the basement floors and donated a wet/dry vac. The kitchen and bathrooms got a much needed cleaning and look great.

Thank you to Doug Horning, Bob Toulouse, John Rheinberger, Tim Slabik, Tom Helget, Liz Spittle, Bob Pruss, Callie Pruss, Kris Tschida, and Ethel Olson for a the help. A big Thank You to the Chapter for a great lunch.

A fall cleaning is planned for September 30th and October 1st.

We had the honor of hosting the Supreme Governor Franz “Fritz” Griswald and his wife Beth on April 1st. Fritz was shown our community involvement with the city of Maplewood, the East Twins ball team and the Johnson/Como/No St Paul Hockey Assn. He presented Tommy Moose plush toys and coloring books (donated by the Chapter) to Fire Chief Steve Lukin for children in crisis.

On April 29th we had a town hall meeting letting members know what is going on in the Lodge, and what needs to be done with repairs for the Lodge, and where we see ourselves in the future.

One more thought – this is your Lodge; you own one share of it. Do you have a plan to maintain and cover the costs of your share?

Fraternally yours,
Kent Wilcox, Governor


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CHAPTER CHATS
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Our new Chapter year is beginning! We are in the process of firming up the Chapter events calendar for the coming year. Watch the Messenger for these events, which will include fun events and meals. We will appreciate everyone’s participation at these events.

Our first activity is our annual salad luncheon which will be held on Saturday, July 15. Come and enjoy the yummy Chapter members’ creations. Salad donations will be appreciated.

NOTE: Our July and August meetings will be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays FOR THESE MONTHS ONLY.
Maplewood Chapter Board of Officers


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FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR
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The Lodge has a program which has been in place for a while. If you sponsor a new member or a former member, you could win free dues for one year. Anyone who sponsors someone gets their name in a drawing. Names are saved for two months, and are drawn at the General Membership meeting. There is a drawing every other month. The next drawing date is July 11th. You get your name in the bucket for each person you sponsor – no limit on how many slips you can have.

The most recent winner for free dues for one year is Pat Meyer. Congratulations, Pat!

TACO NIGHT RETURNED ON MAY 10TH. It has moved from Monday to Wednesday from 5 – 7 PM. The prices remain the same -- $2.50 for soft or hard shell, $5.00 for a bowl. I would appreciate some more help so volunteers would only have to work every other week.

Monday night in the Social Quarters is MIXER MONDAY. Come enjoy adult ice cream drinks. JELLO SHOTS have also returned for $1.00.

Thank you.

Gary Lenart


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MEMBERSHIP REPORT
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Well, the MN State Assn. count (all lodges together) was a +41 for the year. We weren’t able to be a + 1 for the year. We were 26 (new or former) members short for being a “plus one” for the year.

We need to get going right away signing new and former members into the Lodge. Paying your dues on time is critical; sponsoring new and former members into a Lodge that you enjoy only makes more sense.

Don’t forget that for every candidate you sponsor your name goes into a drawing every two months for a year’s free dues. Drawing for May-June sponsor period will be July 11th. We will have some pocket size brochures available at the Lodge on how to sponsor a member. Pick one up if you need one.

2017-2018 Campaign: MOOSE --HONORING COMMUNITY HEROES

Pat Parnell
Membership Chairman


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FELLOWSHIP REPORT
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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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BLOOD DRIVE
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Thanks to all who donated or volunteered during the last blood drive on April 19. Due to your efforts 31 pints of blood were collected.

Our next blood drive is Wednesday, July 19. Please call the Lodge office if you are willing to donate or volunteer your time that day.


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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
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TACOS ARE BACK!

Every Wednesday
5 – 7 PM or until gone

Hard or soft shell taco - $2.50
Taco salad - $5.00

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COMBINED JUNE/JULY BIRTHDAY DINNER

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017

Menu:
Steak or Shrimp
$10.00

Make reservations at the Lodge office


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MAPLEWOOD CHAPTER ANNUAL SALAD LUNCHEON
SATURDAY, JULY 15TH
12:00 – 2 pm
$7.00

Menu: Salads, Hot Dogs, Dessert

Donations of salads appreciated


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PROSPECTIVE MEMBER NIGHT

SATURDAY, JULY 29 2017
7 – 10:30 PM

We need to attract new member, especially younger people. Moose Intl. calls them Millenials.

In an effort to get millenials in our Lodge, we are having a hard rock band. This ain’t your grandma’s oompah band!

Other Lodges have tried this approach and have had good luck signing up members.

This event will be open to the public.


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SPORTS CLUB BREAKFAST UPDATE
Our Sports Club breakfast is done for the summer. The Sports Club members want to thank everyone who participated at our breakfasts throughout the years – 1980 until present – 2017.

Darts are done for the summer until September. Congratulations to the winners – Kristie, Sue, Kevin and Steve – both halves. Six teams participated. Get your teams ready for next year.

Bocce ball is over for the summer, and will resume in October.

Horseshoe has started. We play every Wednesday at 6:30 PM. We have seven teams this year.

5th District tournament will be held at Faribault Lodge. State tournament will be held at St. Charles Lodge. Dates are not yet determined. See Don Heinn or Brian Radman for further dates.

I hope everyone has a safe summer and enjoy.

Don Heinn


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SICKNESS & DISTRESS
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LODGE

SICK MEMBERS
Ken Larson
Bill Grams
Harry Schmidt
Russ Anderson
Curt Forster
Ric Trobaugh
Rusty Aurelius
Jim Lane

LOST LOVED ONES
Lee Lundblad Sister
Don Wing Wife
George Valento Brother

DECEASED MEMBER
Roger Cree
Ron Hauglie

CHAPTER

SICK MEMBER
Callie Pruss

LOST LOVED ONES:
Joanne Cree Husband
Sandy Webinger Mother


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

Jesse Lopez
Josh St George


CHAPTER

Amy Bauer
Jan Houck
Annette Kane
Kristi Lopez
MOOSE
VALUED VETERANS


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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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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

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

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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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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