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Saturday, September 30, 2017
October 2017 - November 2017 Newsletter
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FROM THE GOVERNOR
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Autumn is in the air and winter can’t be far away. Have you received your Repair and Rebuild letter from me yet? If so, please donate what you can, as we still have upgrades that are needed to keep our Lodge Home going. The preferred donation is $60.00, which breaks down to $5.00 a month.

Fall also reminds us of comfort foods such as pork chop suppers and hot bowls of booya. Well, on Oct. 21 Beb is having her famous pork chop dinner from 5 to 7 PM. Cost is $15.00, and benefits the Lodge. If you can help out, let Beb or a Lodge officer know. On Oct. 28th we will have the Lodge booya, noon til gone.

The Chapter Halloween Party will be held that night. See separate articles for information.

October 14th will be Armed Services Day from noon to 4 PM honoring our men and women in uniform both here and overseas.

We will have a blood drive on Oct. 25th and Goodfellows Night on Nov. 4th.

It’s going to be a busy autumn!!

Fraternally,
Kent Wilcox, Governor


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ARMED SERVICES HONOR DAY
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SATURDAY, OCT. 14 -- NOON TO 4 PM

Plans are in the works for 14th Annual Honor Day for our servicemen/women. We will be selling pumpkins for donations of $1.00 or more which will hang on the wall in the Social Quarters. Donated baked goods and soups will be for sale along with hot dogs and chips for nominal prices. (Anyone wishing to donate items for chocolate basket – see Pat, Katie or Jody.)

All proceeds go to buy $50.00 CUB gift cards for families of MN National Guard men and women stationed overseas at Christmas time. Through your generosity we have raised $21,503.48 since we started this event in 2003.

Special note about Moose Intl. Valued Veterans Program. See the Intl. website – you can self register or call Member Services (1-630-906-3658) for help getting registered.

Pat Parnell Jody Osell
Katie Parnell Beb Hustings

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MOOSE VALUED VETERANS
-- 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
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or Call Member Services
at 630-906-3658

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CHAPTER CHATS
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Hi Co-workers!

We are trying something new to generate interest in our meetings. We will be having drawings once a month at the 2nd meeting. Winner will receive one free dinner at the birthday dinner for the month following the drawing.

See article regarding Chapter Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 28th.

Maplewood Chapter Board of Officers

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FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR
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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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HI LODGE AND CHAPTER MEMBERS!
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The Chapter is planning a Halloween Party on Oct. 28th. The party is free.

The Chapter is planning on supplying the food. The Lodge is going to supply prizes for the best costume.

The Chapter is supplying hot dogs, chips, snacks and treats. Any donations of additional food items would be great.

Food will be served from 7 to 10 PM.
Karaoke with Bob will start at 7 PM.

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MEMBERSHIP REPORT
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We are now in the fall season and we still need to address our membership issues. We all took an oath when we joined the Loyal Order of Moose – to “increase the strength of our Order by proposing for membership qualified individuals of high personal character”.

While many have sponsored one or more members, many more have NOT sponsored EVEN ONE member. To grow to be successful – we need more members.

You are members, so it would stand to reason you would want your friends and relatives to be members.
Our renewals since May 1st are #1 in the state as of 8-28-17.

Membership Chairman
Pat Parnell

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FELLOWSHIP REPORT
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Next meeting is Oct. 29th at 10 AM. Watch for postcards in the mail.

We will be trying to nominate a Moose Legionnaire for Fellowship consideration.

We are still selling chicken and hamburger baskets with rings or fries from 6 – 8 PM on karaoke nights.

Don’t forget Goodfellow Night with Italian dinner on Nov. 4th. See separate article. You will also receive a flyer in the mail.

Pat Parnell

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
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LODGE FUND RAISER - PORK CHOP DINNER

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 5 – 7 PM

COME AND ENJOY BEB HUSTINGS’ FAMOUS PORK CHOP DINNER

COST: $15.00

RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!

CALL LODGE OFFICE BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 16

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BOOYA

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

12 NOON TIL 4 PM (OR GONE)

16 OZ. BOWL $5.00

Can use help cutting veggies on Thurs., Oct.26 at 6 PM.

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GOODFELLOWS NIGHT

Be sure to keep SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH open for our annual Italian Night.

We are always looking for new members for our “Mafia”.

Contact Godfather Tim Slabik with any prospects.

Separate flyer will come in your mail concerning the dinner.

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PIG ROAST

TIM CARLSON AND CREW WILL BE ROASTING A WHOLE PIG ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH.

Viewing & Carving: 11 AM
Serving: 12 noon til gone

Menu:
BBQ pork sandwich, Beans, Cole Slaw and Dessert

$7.00

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SICKNESS & DISTRESS
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LODGE

Sick Members:
Kenneth Meidlinger
Mike Young
Terry Magler
Brian Radman

Lost Loved Ones:
Bob Kreuger Sister

Deceased Member:
Ed Deeg

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Lost Loved Ones:
Lois Brown Son
Debra Senst Brother
Kristi Lopez Sister

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PROSPECTIVE MEMBER FREE MEAL
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Members, do you have a birthday in October/November? Don’t forget you get a free birthday dinner just for having your dues paid up.

How about getting a friend who is not already a member a free meal? The first 10 non-members to show up at the November birthday dinner with a completed membership application get a free meal!

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BLOOD DRIVE
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We had a very successful drive in July. 41 pints of blood were Collected. THANK YOU!

Our next blood drive is Wed., Oct. 25. 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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GARY’S TAILGATE PARTY
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OCTOBER 15TH FROM 11 AM TO 4 PM

GREEN BAY PACKERS VS MINNESOTA VIKINGS - NOON KICKOFF

$25.00 FOR ALL THE FOOD AND DRINK YOU CAN CONSUME OR $10.00 FOR JUST FOOD
(DRINKS ARE POP, 12 OZ. TAPS, CANNED OR BOTTLED BEER, RAIL DRINKS, BLOODY MARYS AND WINE.)

This is a Viking home game and the first game of the year between these teams. Any willing volunteers would be greatly appreciated. Contact Gary Lenart.

PULL TAB BOOTH WILL BE OPEN.

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LEGION COMMITTEE FIRST-HALF GAME TIME FIESTAS
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Sun, 10/01 at Detroit...................– noon
Sun, 10/22 at Baltimore..............– noon
Sun, 11/12 at Washington...........– noon
Sun, 12/03 at Atlanta..................– noon
Sun, 12/10 at Carolina................– noon
Sat, 12/23 -Green Bay................– 7:30 PM

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HOLIDAY MEAT RAFFLES ARE COMING BACK!
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SAVE THE DATES:

NOV. 18 (PRE THANKSGIVING)
1:00 PM UNTIL GONE
20 TURKEYS
10 HAMS

DEC. 16TH (9 DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS)
1:00 PM UNTIL GONE
20 HAMS
10 TURKEYS

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HORSESHOE REPORT
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STATE-5TH DISTRICT-WED. LEAGUE

SEASON CHAMPS, Team #3 -129-63: Steve & Sue Gravem, Kevin & Kristi Gillespie

PLAYOFF CHAMPS, Team #4: Jeff Boehme, Mike Boehme Sr., Mike Boehme Jr., Denny Varland, Wade Varland

SECOND PLACE, Team #3

Most % improved average 12% to 25% +13

High Average 32.85%. Most Wins 42.

Most ringers Kevin Gillespie- - 657

Most double ringers Kevin – 115

Thanks to Brian Radman for running the league and Roger Boehme for taking care of courts.

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State Tournament results at St. Charles

A class: 1st Bob Meyers, 2nd Dick Dvorak, 3rd place Paul Bloom
D class: 3rd place Don Heinn
E class: 1st place Clint Hallmark

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5th District results at Faribault:

A class: 1st Dick Dvorak, 2nd place Bob Meyers
B class: 2nd place John Hustings
D class: 1st place Brian Radman
E class: 1st place Don Heinn

Had a great time at St. Charles and Faribault. Both were good hosts. There were 30 players at each place.

Next year State at Faribault & 5th District at 963.

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August 26: Chicken and Corn Feed Doubles Tournament. Nine teams (two teams from Faribault participated).

1st Place: Kristie Gillespie & Sue Gravem
2nd Place: Kevin Gillespie & Paul Bloom
3rd Place: Cheryl Ryder & Rusty Aurelius

Thanks to all who helped - Kevin did a great job running it – and all who participated.

Remember next year; get your teams together. Meeting for horseshoe will be in April. Check Messenger for date.Also remember Horseshoe in the Snow. Check the Messenger for date.

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SPORTS

Darts: Monday nights at 7:00 PM from September til April.

Bocce ball every other Tuesday starting October 10th at 12:45 and 7 PM from October to April.

Thanks to all!
Don Heinn

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Birthday Dinner
Menu for October and November
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BBQ Ribs/Chicken or Cod

$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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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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