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Monday, May 28, 2018
June 2018 - July 2018 Newsletter
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A copy of the June 2018 - July 2018 Newsletter is available under the "DOCUMENTS" tab above.

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FROM THE GOVERNOR
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Fellow Brothers and Co-Workers:

As your new Governor for the 2018-2019 year, I want you to know that it is a great honor for me to be allowed to serve in such a capacity. I first joined in 1974. I remember to this very day the great privilege that was bestowed on me just to be a member of this great organization. Thank you so much!

I would like to publicly thank outgoing Governor Kent Wilcox for his outstanding service and leadership which he unselfishly gave to our fraternal club during the past two years. Thank you Governor Kent! I also would like to thank the Chapter for their great contributions along with their hard earned donation of $600.00 to assist our Lodge. It is very much appreciated especially at this time! Finally I would like to thank Past State Deputy Supreme Governor Pat Parnell and crew for conducting a very memorable officer installation for the 2018-2019 year!

In closing, we are living in very interesting times. Our existing Lodge building could be sold within the next couple of months. Our current plan is to initially rent for a while and then buy a new building close by. As we transition we will be looking for many of you to help convert the new places into new Lodge facilities. You all have great talents that can make things happen. We are now asking you for help. Please step forward. In the end this experience should be fun and memorable for all of us.

Thank you so much for being and continuing to be Loyal Moose members!

Fraternally,
John Rheinberger

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LODGE CLEAN-UP DAY
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The Lodge will be having its “Clean-up” day on Saturday, June 9th, from 9 AM to noon. Lunch will be provided. Please come and help if you can. Thanks!!

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FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR
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Once we have both purchase agreements phrased the way we want them, there will be a special meeting on which to accept. A special notice will be mailed out to members. Once again only Lodge members can vote – sorry, ladies. The Board is looking for places to move or build.

Welcome to John Rheinberger, our new Governor; Ross Aurelius, our new Jr. Governor; Pat Meyer, our new Treasurer; and Tim Slabik, our new Trustee.

Congratulations to Bill Grams and Bob Kreuger for reaching the 50-year plateau as members. Both will now get free dues for life. Very Impressive!!

I am looking for some part time bartenders. The current bartenders are getting burnt out on all the shifts they cover. Bartenders volunteer their time. Please let me know if you have any interest.

I have been asked if there will be a last hurrah here before moving -- YES! Less stuff to move.
Way too nice to be typing – need to get outside!

Thanks,
Gary Lenart

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NOTE:
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We will be going through storage areas on the lower level (and possibly upper level) during our Clean-up Day and disposing of unwanted items. Please come to the Lodge prior to June 9 if you have been storing any personal items in these areas which you wish to keep.

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CHAPTER CHATS
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Hello Co-Workers:

As our new year begins I would like to thank all of you for believing in me as your Senior Regent. I would also like to welcome my fellow officers and thank them for joining the Board and wanting to make a difference at our Lodge.

New Board members are as follows: Senior Regent LeAnn Cardwell, Junior Regent Healther Nelson, Secretary/Treasurer Beverly Jahn, Recorder Katie Parnell and Junior Graduate Regent Sue Meyer. I look forward to working along side these ladies and planning some fun new events this year.

As a reminder – the Chapter meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month at 6:30 PM. Come join us and share your ideas, comments, concerns or just enjoy some great company. We look forward to your participation in making our Maplewood Chapter one of the best.

I am very excited for this upcoming year; we have some fun activities as well as some exciting family-friendly events in the works. Watch your Messenger for more details. If you have any ideas you would like to do, please do not hesitate to let me know. I can be reached at 612-388-0790 or emailed at lcardwell99@gmail.com.

I would like to thank everyone who has attended the Lodge/Chapter breakfasts this year. We will resume them again in late September or October.

Thank you.

LeAnn Cardwell
Senior Regent

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FELLOWSHIP REPORT
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We are still doing burger and chicken baskets on karaoke nights (some nights the Moose Legion does them).

We are looking for a Moose Legionnaire who is very active in the Lodge and who is sponsoring members in the Lodge and Moose Legion. They could be recommended for Fellowship Degree.

Next Fellowship meeting is Sunday, July 29th, at 10:00 AM.

Pat Parnell

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MEMBERSHIP REPORT
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We fell a little short on our goal of being “plus one”. We needed to have 369 members as of 4-30-18, but ended up at 342.
So, to be “plus one” for 2018-2019 we have to be at least one more than 342 on 4-30-19.
As we look for a new home, we need to keep our retention up and sign new and former members. We all took an oath when we joined which said we would strengthen the Order by signing friends and associates into the Order. In reality, less than 25% of our members have signed at least one member into the Order. Once again I ask the question - If you enjoy your Lodge and the Loyal Order of Moose, why wouldn’t you want to ask your friends and associates to join? You get Moose Reward points for being a sponsor.
Many members still pay their dues a little late and need many reminders. Moose Intl. has now set up an Auto Dues Pay. If you go to the Moose Intl. website you can set up “Auto Pay” and never miss paying your dues on time. We are still offering “Free Dues” for a year to one of our sponsors every two-month period. Next drawing is July 10th for May/June period. Keep signing those members!

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
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MAPLEWOOD CHAPTER ANNUAL SALAD EVENT

SATURDAY, JULY 14TH 6 PM – 8 PM
$8.00

MENU: Salads, Sloppy Joes, Dessert

Donations of salads appreciated.

KARAOKE WITH BOB STARTING AT 7 PM.

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SAVE THE DATE!

5TH DISTRICT HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT MAPLEWOOD LODGE

CHICKEN & CORN FEED

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018

Further information will be in the August/September Messenger, or see Don Heinn.

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DONATIONS

Beb Hustings makes and donates scarves/hats for needy families and baby blankets for hospital nurseries on an ongoing basis. She would really appreciate donations of yarn or money to purchase yarn to continue this Community Service activity for the Chapter.

You can drop off either of the above donations at the Lodge office and we will make sure she receives them.
Thanks in advance for either of the above.

SIGN UP FOR AUTO PAY TODAY!
Moose members now have the opportunity to sign-up for Auto Pay via the My Membership Record link near the bottom of Moose Intl’s website homepage (www.mooseintl.org). You can also contact Moose Intl. Member Services at 630-906-3658 if you need assistance in doing this.

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SICKNESS & DISTRESS
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LODGE

SICK MEMBERS

Tom Polzin
Dutch Dancer
Gary Charpentier
Fred Jergenson

LOST LOVED ONES
Bob Kreuger Sister

DECEASED MEMBER
Nick Tucci

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
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LODGE

Daniel Eggers
James McCord
Joe O’Brien
Kevin Ross
Barry Schwartz

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Abby Cline
Dawn Ross
Katherine Tschida

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BLOOD DRIVE
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Thanks to our donors 29 pints of blood were collected at the drive on April 18.

Thanks also to the volunteers who set up the room and manned the canteen.

Our next drive will be Oct. 24 from 12 noon until 6 PM.

If you can help in any way or want to be a donor, please contact the Lodge office.


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NOTE
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Messenger articles are due the 1st of the month prior to the next issue (i.e. – due on July 1st for the August - September 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 employment 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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