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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
December 2017 - January 2018 Newsletter
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FROM THE GOVERNOR
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Season’s Greetings to all my Lodge brothers and co-workers!

I wish I could be bringing good news for the holidays, but I need everyone to know about the future of our Lodge Home. As Gary Lenart, our Lodge Administrator, stated in his last column, we need to look hard at getting a new Lodge Home.

We can no longer take a “let’s wait and see what happens” attitude. The building is in dire need of structural repairs all of which exceeds cash on hand, and a loan could bankrupt us. We will be having a special membership meeting regarding the building this winter; watch your mail. There are several options open to us, and some that will keep us in the neighborhood. We want the membership involved, and Moose International as well.

We had a good turnout for Goodfellows Night. We had two new members join the Mafia family. Our new Godfather is Ken Parnell, and new Godmother is LeAnn Cardwell. Congratulations to all!

Please check your Messenger calendar and the table tents for upcoming events.

Fraternally yours,
Kent Wilcox, Governor


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ARE YOU INTERESTED??
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Our Lodge is always on the look-out for leaders. It’s never too early to consider being on the Lodge Board of Officers. The Officers help keep the Lodge moving in the direction that Membership and Moose International asks.

Remember the pledge you took by signing the Membership Application:

“if elected into membership, I promise to fulfill my two primary obligations of
1) increasing the strength of the Order
2) giving of my energy and substance in support of Mooseheart and Moosehaven. Additionally, I pledge myself in service to the Order..”

Nominating Committee meetings will be held in January and February. Please contact the Administrator or one of the other current Officers if you are interested in any of the positions.


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SOCIAL QUARTERS CHANGE OF POLICY
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There will no longer be drink cups or tokens given out.

People are bringing in cups from other places. People are buying a beverage and then returning their token for a more expensive beverage when they come back. We are sorry that a few bad apples are spoiling the barrel.

From now on the bartender will give you a ticket with the current day’s date, good for that day only. It is just like the way horseshoes is run. Other bars don’t let you bring back cups.

Any cups or tokens you have will need to be redeemed by January 1, 2018.

Sorry and Thank You.

Maplewood Lodge Board of Officers


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CHAPTER CHATS
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Greetings Co-Workers!

The Chapter has been busy. We had a Halloween party that was a success. Thanks, everyone, for bringing something to share!

The monthly breakfast has been doing good. We gave away two turkeys at the November breakfast.

We have more events coming up -- the spaghetti dinner/male fashion show and annual fish fry. More to come on these.

Everyone have a great holiday – see you next year.

Sue Meyer
Senior Regent


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FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR
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FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR

The plan to build a new smaller Lodge in the north parking lot was presented to the Maplewood City Council. They like the idea and gave us the thumbs up. That being said, this is not definite. The City needs to make an offer for our property that will make it worthwhile for us. There are several other properties that are being looked into. The General Membership needs to approve this plan. Moose International needs to approve this plan. We will need financing.

If we sell to the city, I believe we can retain our current address, and keep both our liquor license and food license intact. We can no longer keep taking money out of savings to pay monthly bills. A smaller mortgage and energy efficient building would be incredible.

I would love to hear what you think.

Have a Happy Holiday.

Gary Lenart


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MEMBERSHIP REPORT
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We have shown a slight increase in signing up new or former members with 10 in the last 60 days. We really need to keep up that progress. Remember every member you sign up puts you as the sponsor and another chance to win one year’s free dues. We draw for this every two months.

47 members come due by Dec. 31, 2017, and 10 members come due by Jan. 31, 2018. If you are one of them, please pay on time.

A great Holiday gift is membership in the Moose!

Pat Parnell, Membership Chairman


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FELLOWSHIP REPORT
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Happy Holidays to all!

Our next meeting is Dec. 31st at 10:00 AM. Watch for postcards.

We will be selling hamburger baskets and chicken tender baskets on karaoke nights; watch your calendar. Upcoming dates are 12/9 and 12/23/17, and 1/13 and 1/27/18.

Stay safe!

Pat Parnell


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ARMED SERVICES HONOR DAY
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Due to everyone’s generosity we raised $1371.00 for the soldiers’ families.

Over the past 14 years we have raised a total of $22,874.48.

Thank you!

Pat & Katie Parnell, Jody Osell, and Beb Hustings.


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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
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HOLIDAY MEAT RAFFLE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH -- (9 DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS)
1:00 PM TIL GONE

20 HAMS and 10 TURKEYS

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TOM AND JERRY PARTY

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017
1 – 4:00 PM

Show your membership card with current paid-to-date and get one free.

Extras/Guests - $2.00 each

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B-A-R-G-O

Join us for our 3rd Annual Bargo night. We’ll be holding it on New Year’s Eve starting at 7 PM.

Watch for flyers in the Lodge. The cost to play is still…FREE!!

Prizes are more valuable than you can imagine. Come for the games; stay for MIDNIGHT!

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MATT AND LAUREL -- ACOUSTIC DUO

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017

7:00 – 10:00 PM

Matt Trost was a competitor on “The Voice” last year.

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LODGE FUNDRAISER

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

HOT TURKEY SANDWICH
Including vegetable, cole slaw, cranberries and dessert

Cost: $7.00

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SUPER BOWL PARTY

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018
KICK-OFF 5:30 PM

DOUBLE UP FOR A BUCK ON 12 OZ. TAP BEER, CANNED AND BOTTLED BEER, POP, WINE, RAIL DRINKS, BLOODY MARYS 4:30 PM to 1 hour after game

PLEASE BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE FOR A POTLUCK EXTRAVAGANZA

THE GAME IS HELD HERE IN OUR STADIUM.

PULL TAB BOOTH WILL BE OPEN

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SOUP-ER SATURDAY

FEBRUARY 10, 2018
NOON TIL 3 PM OR GONE

SOUP: $50 cash prize for the best. Bring a large crock pot – the more soups the better! There can’t be too many!
** $5.00 for soup –try one, try all and vote**

BAKE SALE: Donate goodies

BOOK SALE: Movies and music too. Donate used; buy new for you.

RAFFLES

KARAOKE: with Bob!


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!! SAVE THE DATES !!
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CHAPTER SPAGHETTI DINNER & MALE STYLE SHOW - MARCH 3, 2018

KATIE’S ANNUAL FISH FRY - MARCH 16, 2018


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SICKNESS & DISTRESS
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LODGE

Sick Members:
Reginald Meissner
Harry Schmidt
Bob Meyers
Bob Valencour Sr.
DECEASED MEMBER
Thomas Kelly

CHAPTER
SICK MEMBER
Marcella Macioch
LOST LOVED ONE
Myrtle Telin Brother


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BLOOD DRIVE
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Thanks to all who donated at the October blood drive; 22 units were collected. Thanks also to those who donated time for set-up, canteen and registration.

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THANK YOU...
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to all the members who contributed to the Cradle Fund. Your generosity totaled $98.00.

Know that every cent goes directly to Moose Charities for the Endowment Fund, which is there in case the Moose Lodge and Chapter organizations disappear, unlikely as that is. It helps keep our pledge to look after the children of Mooseheart even if we aren’t around.


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
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LODGE

Doug Dexter
Steve Diebel
Wade Hartmann
Herman Hassinger
James Marsh
Michael Mootz
Roger Thompson
Tony Wigstrom
Scott Zins
Stephen Zins

TRANSFER IN
Mark Ehlenz

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Sandra Atchison
Lucille Aurelius
Janice Diebel
April Englin
Martha Houck
Kaitlyn Nichols
Mary Prader
Christi Wigstrom

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SPORTS REPORT
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DARTS: Mondays at 7 PM ------ 6 teams

BOCCE BALL: 12/12, 1/9, 1/23
Days 12:45 PM, Nights 7 PM

HORSESHOE IN THE SNOW:
Jan. 27. Sign up 10:00 AM, start 11:00 AM. Doubles tournament – double elimination.

HORSESHOE MEETING:
April 23, 2018 at 7 PM for Summer League. Get your teams together, old and new. If you do not have a team, we will put you on one. We play on Wednesday nights. For more info, see Brian Radman or Don Heinn.

NOTE: We will have the 5th District tournament in 2018. Faribault Lodge will have the state tournament.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Don Heinn

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Birthday Dinner
Menu for December and January
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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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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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First off, the Board of Officers want to thank all the members who have donated money to the Repair and Rebuild fund. It is both greatly needed and appreciated.

The Board is putting together a building planning commission. The City of Maplewood is pushing hard for community redevelopment, They are extremely interested in our property. We no longer need this large of a facility. The cost to heat and cool the Lodge is astronomical. Our membership continues to decline. It has been brought up that perhaps we build a smaller Lodge in the north parking lot and sell the rest to the city. We would keep the horseshoe courts. Numberwise we could pay off our existing mortgage with Moose Intl. and have money to put down on a building – maybe a prefab unit. Moose Intl. would be pleased if we continue as a Lodge. Sorry, people, but at the rate we are going we will end up out of money. It would be awesome to keep our existing address, liquor license and food license. Moving somewhere else may cause a problem renewing our licenses. The two new furnaces and air conditioners would come with us.

I know this all has to be voted on by both Moose Intl. and the Lodge members. We are trying to stay ahead of our future monetary problems. It is time for the members to know what has been taking place recently. All input is welcome. We can use people who have experience in buying, selling or building.

Contact me, Gary Lenart, if you want to be part of the new building planning. Thank you.

Gary Lenart
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