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Saturday, March 31, 2018
April 2018 - May 2018 Newsletter
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A copy of the April 2018 - May 2018 Newsletter is available under the "DOCUMENTS" tab above.

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WHO WERE THOSE GREAT LOOKIN' LADIES?
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Check out the photos from our Men's Fashion Show.
Click on "Photos" above.

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WHY ARE YOU A MOOSE MEMBER?
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Next time someone ask you this, what are you going to say? Think about all of the good we do and the fun we
have.


We support our children at Mooseheart and our seniors at Moosehaven.

Activities within the Lodge include blood drives, charitable gaming contributions to Babe Ruth East Metro Twins, fun events like Souper Saturday, Pig Roasts, Goodfellows Italian night, Viking tailgate parties, horseshoes, darts, cribbage, senior dances on Sundays, monthly breakfast, weekly meat raffles, chicken and corn feed, booya, just to name a few.

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FROM THE GOVERNOR
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My Lodge Brothers and Co-workers:

As the sun sets on one governorship it arises on the next. What a ride it’s been for the last two years. I’ve learned a lot; I’ve made decisions, good or bad. But I’ve always put the Lodge and its members first.

We are moving forward, which can be scary, but I am confident we will all make decisions that favor the Lodge and its members.

I would like to thank my Board of Officers for all the work they’ve put in the last two years.

I would like to thank the office staff, and especially the volunteers for all the hard work they put in in the last two years.

Remember to continue to sponsor members. They are the backbone of this Lodge.

Fraternally,
Kent Wilcox, Governor

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FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR
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By the time you get this the meeting to vote on selling the building will have happened. The informational meeting March 3rd didn’t bring in as many people as I hoped.

There are two purchase agreements for our building and property. The vote on March 17th to sell was positive by a vote of 46-2. There will be another special meeting to decide which purchase agreement to accept. The meetings are all part of Moose International’s rules. There will also be a meeting to purchase another property once we find one. The Board of Officers wants to thank everyone who came and voted.

The fact we will be moving – not sure when – means this year’s clean-up day will be the disposal of all the things never used around here.

If anyone has any questions about anything, please feel free to talk to me.

The Board of Officers is going to be as transparent as possible – no secrets. The Board is using Sunset Realty to decipher all the legalese in the purchase agreements. Both Steve Shea and Ken Larson are members, and they have our best interest in mind.

The Board of Officers would like to thank Mike Junker for all the time and effort he put in to cleaning the Lodge. We want to wish him good luck in his new venture.

Thank you.

Gary Lenart

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MEMBERSHIP REPORT
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Congratulations to Scott Williams on winning one year’s free dues for sponsoring a candidate and having his name drawn for this Lodge promotion.

We are still trying to be “plus one” by April 30th. The state as a whole has a very good chance of being “plus one” for this fiscal year.

Keep signing new and former members.

New tool: Go to the Moose International website and sign up for auto-pay for your dues. Never miss your dues payment again.

May 12th the Lodge will be 106 years old!

Pat Parnell
Membership Chairman

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FELLOWSHIP REPORT
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Our next meeting is April 29th at 10 AM.

I hope all of our Moose Legionnaires are making strides towards fulfilling goals so you could be nominated for Fellowship consideration.

We are still doing burger and chicken baskets with onion rings or fries on Karaoke nights from 6 PM to 8 PM.

Pat Parnell

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
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SPECIAL EVENT

BLOOD DRIVE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

12 NOON – 6 PM


If you desire to be a donor, or could help with set-up or clean-up, contact the Lodge Office with this information.

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SUNDAY BREAKFASTS

APRIL 22

MAY 20

9 – 11 AM


The cooking crew will be taking a hiatus until the fall. Watch the Messenger for the start-up date in the fall.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

INSTALLATION OF 2018-2019 OFFICERS
1:00 - CHAPTER INSTALLATION
2:00 - LODGE INSTALLATION

PAST GOVERNORS/PAST SENIOR REGENTS DINNER

3:00 PM

POT ROAST DINNER - $10.00

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

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SPORTS REPORT
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First half of darts is completed. Winners were Mike and Michelle Epperson and Ray Wells and Kathie Oachs. The second half started in January and runs until April. We have six teams at 7:00 PM on Mondays.

Bocce ball every other Tuesday runs until April. Banquet will be April 10th.


HORSESHOE NEWS

Horseshoe in the Snow on January 27 was a great success. We had 13 teams.

Double elimination winners were:

1. Dick Dvorak-Ray Volkers #963
2. Clayton & Bonnie Mechura Faribault
3. Roger Boehme-Brian Radman #963
4. Jeff Boehme-Paul Bloom #963

Thanks to all who participated.

Thanks to Roger Boehme for cleaning the courts (snow).

Horseshoe summer league meeting is April 23, 2018 at 7 PM. Get your teams together. New members – please come to the meeting. If you don’t have a team, we will put you on one.

For more info see Don Heinn or Brian Radman. (Hope there is no snow!)

5th District horseshoe tournament is at our Lodge.

State Horseshoe Tournament will be at Faribault.

Thanks to all.

Don Heinn

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SICKNESS & DISTRESS
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LODGE
SICK MEMBER
Eric Fitch
Mike Epperson
Everett Hanson
Bob Pruss
Gary Anderson

LOST LOVED ONES

Ron Suiter Father
Tom Helget Mother

DECEASED MEMBERS

Frank Braunig
Edward Kobilka

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Kathy Hanson

LOST LOVED ONE

Ellen Vollom Brother

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
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LODGE

Tanner Hendrickson
Pat Markfort
Wayne O’Connor
Mike Palm
Kevin Ross
Ryan Schaub
Brian Williams

CHAPTER

Amy Caldwell
Dawn Ross
Shauna Schaub
Tamera Schouveller
Nicole Willms

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MOOSE VALUED VETERANS
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MOOSE MEMBERS SERVING THEN AND NOW

Are you a Moose Veteran? Receive the recognition, support and honor you deserve.

Self identify today.
Visit:
www.mooseintl.org
or
Call Moose Member Services
At 630-906-3658

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NOTE
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Messenger articles are due the 1s of the month prior to the next issue (i.e. – due on May 1 for the June-July issue). Editors are not responsible for late or incorrect information.

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HEART OF THE COMMUNITY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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Students who meet the following criteria can apply:
1. Current high school junior who will graduate in 2019 (verified by high school official)

2. Have a parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian currently a member of the Moose in good standing

3. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale
(Completion of the above qualifies for chance for $1000.00 scholarship)

(Completion of one or more of optional criteria below qualifies for $5000.00 scholarship)

4. Must participate in “in school” activities (verified by high school staff)
5. Must participate in “out-of-school” activities (verifiable empkloyment or volunteer activities not related to the Moose)
6. Must volunteer specifically on behalf of/in collaboration with the Loyal Order of Moose/Women of the Moose
7. Must ensure that all required signatures and verifications have been collected on the application

Applications and further information available in the Lodge Office.

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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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