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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
April 2015 - May 2015 Newsletter...
The April 2015 - May 2015 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


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FROM THE GOVERNOR...
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Accomplishments for 2014-2015: Completed most of the work on the elevator; started the facelift in the upper hall; hired Pat Parnell as the Social Quarters manager; got the property taxes reduced by about $5,000.00; repaired the amplifier downstairs; minor plumbing repairs; started the lighting system upgrade project; prepared for Frost and English street changes; expanded gambling to pull tabs; brought in 30 new members (so far); lost several great members to death.

Only a few more weeks and my term as Governor will conclude. Wow, where did the year go? I want to thank all of the members, both Chapter and Lodge, who pitched in and helped me navigate the year. It was equally rewarding to meet so many of the members at all the great events and during the Birthday Dinners.

A free birthday dinner, combined with using the other discounts available for being a Moose Member, will more than repay your membership. Two nights stay at a hotel using your Moose discounts and you’re covered. Add to that the discounts, like Sears Benefits: 5 % off all gift cards, and benefits for entertainment, health and wellness, insurance discounts and travel programs and now you’re making money, all while having fun and helping support our Children, our Seniors, and our Community.

LATE BREAKING NEWS... DUE TO A SCHEDULE CONFLICT THE OPEN MEMBERSHIP MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. When it is rescheduled, look for flyers at the Lodge, watch this web-site and look for the information in the weekly e-mails.
.....Open Membership Meeting – scheduled for Saturday, April 11th, at 1:00 PM. Come down and ask us anything. We’ll do our best to answer it. Are we keeping the building or not? Are we getting Grant money or not? Is the elevator finally done or not? What’s next for the Lodge? Can we start carrying Brand X in the Social Quarters?

If you haven’t been to the Lodge this week, do yourself a favor; stop in and see the changes.

Fraternally yours,
Tim Slabik, Governor
P.S. Visit our web-site at lodge963.moosepages.org to see the latest news.


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MEMBERSHIP REPORT...
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We are closing in on the end of the fiscal year (April 30th) and we CAN still make our goal of 60 members. Sign up a new or former member by April 30th, and they will not have to pay application fee. You can also get a ticket to the Twins game at Target Field on May 30th, one ticket per sponsor.

Do you have friends who like to play horseshoes but aren’t members? Get them signed up and they can join the Horseshoe League. They are having their organizational meeting on April 27th (see separate article).

Pat Parnell,
Membership Chairman


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APRIL BIRTHDAY DINNER...
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Friday, April 3 at 6:00 PM

For those Lodge and Chapter members who are current on their dues... if you have a birthday in February you have a FREE Dinner at the Lodge. Choose between Steak or Shrimp. Call the Lodge office to RSVP.


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OH WHAT A RIDE!!
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Save the date – Saturday, July 11th a motorcycle ride will be departing from the Maplewood Lodge. Moneys raised will be split between the American Diabetes Association and the Lodge. When the ride returns, we will be sitting down to a fantastic meal. Open to all bikes, classic cars, or anyone who wants to have a good time. More details will be posted at the Lodge, on our web-site at lodge963.moosepages.org and in the weekly e-mails.


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MEMORIAL MONDAY FUNDAY
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MAY 25, 2015
NOON -- 7 PM

HOT DOGS PROVIDED
POTLUCK FOR SALADS, DESSERTS, ETC., ETC.

MEAT AND GIFT CARD RAFFLES

*** GAMES ***

BRING YOUR FAVORITE CD’S FOR SOME FUN MUSIC

CHECK FOR POSTINGS IN THE LODGE FOR MORE DETAILS


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SPORTS CLUB REPORT
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BREAKFAST APRIL 26TH – 9 – 11 AM

Anyone wishing to join the Sports Club see Don Heinn or any Sports Club member.
Cost is $5.00 per year.

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Horseshoe in the Snow:
Horseshoe in the Snow went well. 12 teams participated. Thanks to everyone who helped out and participated.
Results:
1st – Dick Dvorak-Ray Volkers #963
2nd – Kristie Gravem-Kevin Gillespie #963
3rd – Clayton & Bonnie Mechura-Faribault
Faribault had their doubles tournament on Feb. 28. Seven members from our Lodge participated.
B Bracket: Clint Hallmark #963 and Ted Kraus Faribault took 1st place.
3rd place –Dennis Smith-Don Heinn #963
B 2 Bracket: 3rd place – Roger Boehme—Brian Radman #963

HORSESHOE MEETING: April 27 at 7 PM for all who are going to pitch this summer league. All new members are welcome. If you can’t make it, see your captain. If you are a new member, we will put you on a team or form your own team. For more info see Don Heinn or Brian Radman.

State Tournament: Faribault in July/August
5th District: Our Lodge 963.

More info will follow in the next Messenger or see Don Heinn or Brian Radman.
Don Heinn

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REMINDER...

Just a reminder that the Sports Club Breakfast is planning a summer hiatus beginning in May. They will resume in September. Proceeds continue to help our Lodge fulfill the mission of helping Children, Seniors and our Community, all while having fun … or eating a good meal with great friends.


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PIG ROAST...
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Tim Carlson and crew will be roasting a whole pig on Saturday, April 4
Viewing & Carving: 11:30 AM
Serving: 12 Noon

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

$7.00


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BLOOD DRIVE
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
12 Noon – 6 PM

Call the Lodge office (651-776-2830) if you can
Volunteer some time, and/or be a donor


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INSTALLATION OF LODGE AND CHAPTER OFFICERS
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SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015 2 PM

DINNER HONORING OUR PAST GOVERNORS AND SENIOR REGENTS
3:30 PM
Meat Loaf Dinner - $10
Honored Guests - $5.00

All members are welcome to attend the dinner. Call reservations in to Lodge (651-776-2830)
by 4/22/15.


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AUCTION
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SATURDAY, MAY 16
VIEWING AT 11 AM
AUCTION AT 12 NOON

Bring good useable items to the Lodge
After April 15th.

Volunteer Meeting
Wednesday, May 13th – 6:30 PM


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REV YOUR ENGINES!
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MOTORCYCLE RUN BENEFIT FOR AMERIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

JULY 11, 2015

LIVE MUSIC, FOOD & FUN!

For more info, watch the next Messenger or call Dan
651-328-7937


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WHEELBARROW RAFFLE
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Please consider donating a bottle of nice quality liquor or wine for our wheelbarrow in the Social Quarters for the July 11 American Diabetes Association Benefit.


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SICKNESS & DISTRESS...
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LODGE
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SICK MEMBERS
Fred Jergenson
Nick Tucci
Bernie Brown

LOST LOVED ONE
Tim Vanderhoff Sister

DECEASED MEMBERS
Bill Olson
Carl Reitter
Clarence Espelien
Don Fearing

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LOST LOVED ONES
Ethel Olson Husband
Annette Reitter Brother
Audrey Fearing Husband


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CAMPAIGN PROMOTIONS...
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The Lodge still has the two-month promotion until April 30, 2015. Every two months we have a drawing of sponsors during the past two months; one will win a year’s free dues paid for by the Lodge.

MN Moose Assn. Has a promotion with MN Twins for first 200 sponsors, one ticket per sponsor. You will also receive a chance to throw out the first pitch for the game on May 30th with Toronto.
Moose Intl.: No application fee for new or former members signed by April 30, 2015. Only one year’s dues ($55.00) are required with application.


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
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LODGE

Anthony Albang
Gregory Benesch
Daryl Haley
Leo Houck
Stephen Milton
Jerry Wahlin
Daniel Young

CHAPTER

Sandra Albang
Kelle Meyers
Danielle Strandmark
Kelly Weberg


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IS THERE A HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR IN YOUR LIFE?
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Applications for chances to win $1000.00 from R Robert Dale Scholarship Program:

Applicant must be:
- Student in high school graduating class of 2016.
- Father, mother, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian must be a paid up member of the Moose (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 . Click on Activities and Sports located on far left of the page, then scroll down to R Robert Dale Scholarship Program link.
- Application forms aee also available in the Lodge Office.
- Applications must be submit ed to Moose Intl. By June 30, 2015.


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DONATE POP AND HELP THE LODGE!
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We Need:

Pepsi caffeine free diet
Regular and diet Dr. Pepper, 7 UP, Coke and Mountain Dew
Sprite
Root Beer

You can drop off donations any time with the bar manager or bartenders.

Thank You!


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