Thursday, June 2, 2016
June 2016 - July 2016 Newsletter
The June 2016 - July 2016 newsletter has been uploaded to the web-site.
Click on the 'Documents' link above, then click on the 'Newsletter' link.
Also, see the 'Photos' link for some pictures of events happening around the Lodge.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
June 30, 2016
River Falls Family Center #594
WHAT IS MINNE PAUL?
Established in 1947, MinnePaul is a gathering of Pilgrims, Fellows, Legionnaires, Collegians, Star Recorders and Academy of Friendship members from River Falls, So. St. Paul, Maplewood and Coon
Rapids Lodges and Chapters.
We meet on the 5th Thursday of a month (2016 – June 30, September 29 and December 29).
Social Hour is at 6 PM, dinner at 7 PM and short business meeting follows.
To receive notices of meetings, please send your e-mail address to Ann Dravis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 715-440-0141 with your mailing address.
MOOSE LODGE 963 FUN RUN
JULY 23, 2016
For those who participated last year on our Fun Run for the American Diabetes Assn., THANK YOU for the thousands we raised to fund research for
This year our run will benefit the American Cancer Society. We would ask our members’ support by donating a bottle of liquor to our Wheelbarrow for a drawing after the bikes get back. Tickets will be for sale from the bartenders for $10 each. Ride starts at 10 AM, will stop at five different places and return to our Lodge for good food and live music. Bike registration is $10, $5 for passengers. We have an All-Star band booked to get you wiggling in your seats or dancing up a storm on the dance floor.
All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Please come over to the Lodge and help support kicking Cancer!
SPORTS CLUB AND HORSESHOE REPORT
Sports Club breakfast is done for the summer. Start in September. Thanks to all who made it to our breakfasts in the last few months.
Horseshoe league has six teams this year playing on Wednesday nights only, with makeup games on Thursdays.
State tournament on August 27 will be at our Lodge. The 5th district tournament will be in July at St. Charles Lodge; watch bulletin boards. For more information, see Don Heinn, Brian Radman or Bob Meyers. Come on out and watch our horseshoe players on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. Hope everyone has a good and safe summer.
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FROM THE GOVERNOR…
For those who don’t know me, I’m Kent Wilcox, your new Governor. I have been told I have some mighty big shoes to fill, and I believe it.
Thank You, Tim, for all you did over the last two years. If you happen to run in to Tim, please extend a word of thanks to him. He did a wonderful job!
I would like to thank the Chapter for their generous contribution for a new fryer for the kitchen. It was greatly appreciated.
Have you noticed how our membership has increased? There is always room for more. If you know someone who would make a great addition to the Lodge or Chapter, sign them up today. Let’s make our Lodge the number one Lodge in the State and the District.
Kent Wilcox, Governor
It’s the start of a new Chapter year. I want to start by thanking last year’s Board of Officers for a good year; thanks to Michelle Epperson and Famata King. We had some highs and lows, but it was fun.
We are still looking for a Senior Regent and Junior Regent. If anyone is interested let me, Bev Jahn or Sue Meyer know.
We have been asked by the Heart of Community Challenge to collect 300 pairs of socks, or funds to purchase them. They will be donated to the Women’s Advocates Shelter of St. Paul. Please see separate article for more information. They would like us to do this by July 1st. There is an E-mail address to send any questions about this.
We will be having bake sales and other events starting in September. All donations of baked goods are welcome. We will be planning the salad luncheon and other activities; a list of dates will be in the next Messenger. Watch for flyers for the individual events.
Hope we have a great year. Hope you all have a wonderful summer.
PLEASE NOTE: Our meetings FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST ONLY will be on August 9 and August 23.
Jr Graduate Regent
OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION FROM MOOSE INTERNATIONAL
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See the Lodge calendar page for all of the fun.
FROM THE JR PAST GOVERNOR
Thank you to all of the Lodge and Chapter members who made my two years as Governor so enjoyable. The Lodge had many successes because you all stepped up and pitched in. We’ve got a start on putting the luster on our 104 year old Lodge; now let’s keep going. There are many projects, but with everyone’s help we can become the Lodge we all know we can be. Keep up the good work!
Hope summer is going well for everyone. Our next meeting will be July 31, 2016 at 10 AM. Watch for reminder postcards.
Don’t forget to look for Moose members to sign into the Moose Legion, which is the first degree on your path to the Fellowship Degree and Pilgrim
Don’t forget – we do burger/chicken tender baskets with fries or onion rings from 6:00 to 8:30 PM on Karaoke Nights.
Congratulations to all of us for the Lodge making their goal of +1 for the year. The final count is 393 members for 2015-16. 2014-15 was 383 members on rolls as of 4-30-2015.
Our goal is +1 again, with us needing to reach 394. Please encourage expired members to pay their dues. If you like the Lodge and what the Loyal Order of Moose stands for, I would think you would want to sign your family, friends and associates into the Lodge.
Every time you sponsor a member, you are entered into a drawing (held every two months) for a chance to win free dues for a year paid for by the Lodge.
R ROBERT DALE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Applications must be submitted to Moose International by June 30, 2016
Lodge office has application forms and instruction sheet.
Applications for chances to win $1,000.00 from a Robert Dale Scholarship Program:
- Applicant must be a student in a High School Graduating class of 2017.
- Father, Mother, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian of Lodge/Chapter (applicant is NOT required to reside in the same household).
- Have cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (C+) or higher on 4.0 scale.
Application forms are in the Members Area of www.mooseintl.org
Clck on Activities and Sports located on far left on the page, then scroll down to R Robert Dale Scholarship Program link.
LODGE CLEAN-UP – THANK YOU!!
Thanks to Kent Wilcox, Lee and Mary Portz, Bill Krannich, Jodie Osell, Mark Solei, Ross Aurelius, Pat Parnell, Kevin Sommers, Elizabeth Spittle, Tim Slabik and Pam Rueckert.
SICKNESS & DISTRESS
LOST LOVED ONES
William Krannich Sister
Richard Krannich Sister
Daniel Ask Brother
Greg Renteria Father
LOST LOVED ONE
Annette Reitter Sister
If you become aware of any Lodge or Chapter members who are ill, lost a loved one or are deceased, please call the Lodge office so we can offer any assistance.
Have a passion for cooking or know someone who does? Lodge wants to talk to you. Tiny is retiring the end of June; without a cook we are going to lose several monthly events. This is a great opportunity to show your culinary skills.
Have bartending experience? We can always use extra volunteer bartenders. Contact SQ Manager Pat Parnell.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Marc St Martin
WOTM COMMUNITY SERVICE SOCK CHALLENGE
Women’s Advocates Shelter of St. Paul are in desperate need of socks of all sizes for women and children of both genders. These women and their children are escaping a domestic abuse crisis where most of the time they’re coming to the shelter with just clothes on their backs.
The MN Heart of the Community Chairman’s Challenge is to collect at least 300 pairs of socks or the funds to purchase business attire for women to go to court to deal with legal issues or to wear to job interviews and clothing for the children. Checks should be made out to Lodge or Chapter earmarked for Sock Drive.
Questions may be E-mailed to:
Thanks to all who donated at the April blood drive; 31 units were collected. Thanks also to those who donated their time for set-up, canteen and registration.
Our next blood drive will be held on Wednesday, July 20, from 12 noon to 6 PM.
Call the Lodge office (651-776-2830) if you can be a donor and/or volunteer.
– Did you know sponsoring a member in to the Maplewood Lodge gets you into a drawing for one year’s dues?
– LIMITED TIME OFFER: Moose International is offering double points for officer training during May and June! Get more information at
– Watch for upcoming information.
Attention Motorcycle Enthusiasts…
Anyone who is interested in hanging out with fun, outgoing people with the same interests of taking their motorcycle out for an afternoon ride, an evening dinner cruise, attending benefit rides or a fundraiser that supports our local communities and Moose Charites…
Join us for a discussion and brainstorming ideas for a Moose Riders Group!
Date: Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30 PM
Location: Maplewood Moose Lodge
PLANNED GIVING FOR MAPLEWOOD LODGE
As responsible adults we need to plan for the future; none of us will be around forever. Have you thought about what will happen to your stuff when you’re called to your final reward? A charitable bequest is one of the easiest ways you can leave a lasting impact on the Maplewood Lodge.
If you wish to remember the Lodge as a beneficiary on your life insurance, annuity, or in your will, you may use the following language:
“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Maplewood Moose Lodge #963 of Maplewood, MN, Tax ID #8115130 or its successor organization, all (or state the fraction, or percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal.” OR “I give, devise and bequeath $_____ to the Maplewood Moose Lodge #963 of Maplewood, MN, Tax ID #8115130 or its successor organization”.
As always, consult with your financial advisor or attorney on these matters.
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