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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
August 2018 - September 2018 Newsletter
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A copy of the August 2018 - September 2018 Newsletter is available under the "DOCUMENTS" tab above.

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FROM THE GOVERNOR
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I would like to start by thanking the eight people who assisted the Lodge for “Clean-up Day” on Saturday, June 9th. They are Gary Lenart, Kent Wilcox, Eric Aurelius, Jim (Tiny) Lane, Rusty Aurelius, Bill Krannich, Mike Young and Gordy Mallory. They removed a full dumpster of trash from the Lodge. Thanks a lot, dedicated members!

We will be having our Birthday Dinners on August 3 and September 7. I should note that you do not have to have a birthday to enjoy a very good dinner. Please notify the Lodge at least four days in advance for a reservation. Additionally, we will be having our annual Chicken and Corn feed on Saturday, August 18th. This is always a fun summer event, so please come and enjoy!

We are progressing with the sale of the Lodge. As Governor, I just signed the purchase agreement with the City of Maplewood on June 19th. We will soon present that proposal to you, the Lodge membership, for your approval. At this time we are looking at some property within Maplewood to possibly build a new place but this idea could change quickly. Stay in contact with the Lodge as there is a lot going on at this time.

In closing we, as Lodge 963 members, are living in very interesting times. We are entering the unknown. The change in front of us is unimaginable and full of fun. Thanks for being a member!

Fraternally,
John Rheinberger

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DID YOU KNOW?
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All Lodge/Chapter members in good standing are eligible for a complimentary birthday dinner in the month of their birthdays. Reservations are a MUST by noon of the previous Thursday.

Members attending the dinner without reservations may be served a substitute menu.

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FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR
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The Social Quarters now opens at 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday. Saturday and Sunday we still open at noon. Due to the lack of bartenders, we may be closed more hours. The Lodge needs volunteer bartenders. It takes more than your dues to be a good member. Looking for Monday thru Friday from 3-6 PM and 12 noon – 6 PM on Saturday. Even taking one shift will reduce the load on bartenders and keep the Social Quarters open.

The Board of Officers has accepted the offer from the City of Maplewood for the purchase of our property. There will be a special notice mailed to you soon. The meeting is for the members to vote on acceptance of this offer. Moose Intl. is on board. The city has a parcel of land which looks promising. That means we will build a new Lodge if all the pieces fall into place.
I hear all the rumors we are closing. THIS IS NOT TRUE!!! If you wish CORRECT information, talk to one of the Board members.

We will become a stronger, friendlier, younger and more profitable lodge. I know some members will quit; that is fine. For everyone who quits three more people will join. While I am pontificating, it would be awesome if every member came in monthly and had a pizza, a pop or an adult beverage.

I want to thank the seven other people who showed up for clean-up day. We are going to need more than eight people to move.

Thanks,
Gary Lenart

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THANK YOU
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THANK YOU

To Bill Krannich and Tim Slabik who have been providing outside yardcare around our building.


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CHAPTER CHATS
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Hello All:
I hope this finds you all enjoying your summer. We have a few things going on I want to let you all know of.

The Chapter/Lodge breakfasts will start again on Sunday, September 23rd. We will be having breakfast from 9 AM to 12 noon this year.

We will be doing a Toys for Tots Drive this year starting in late September and running thru the first week in November. There will be food discounts on events such as the Sunday breakfasts and karaoke baskets as an incentive to bring a toy in. If you bring in a toy to either one of these events you will receive $1.00 off your meal purchase. This is a fantastic way to support our community. W hope it is very successful and we can make lots of kids happy this Christmas. Cash donations are also accepted.

We are also looking for crafters for our Fall Craft show which will be on Saturday, November 17th, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Table rental will be $25.00 per table. Anyone interested please contact me at lcardwell99@gmail.com or call my cell at 612-388-0790. You do not have to be a member to rent a table, so if you know anyone who might be interested spread the word. There will be flyers at the Lodge with all the information if you want to grab one.

That is all I have. As always, I am open to any suggestions and/or ideas anyone has to improve our Chapter, and/or an event you would like to try.

Take care.

LeAnn Cardwell
Senior Regent

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FELLOWSHIP REPORT
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As we move thru Aug. and into Sept. I hope everyone has been able to enjoy our MN summer.

Our next meeting is Sept. 30; watch for the reminder post card. We are still hoping that one of our Moose Legionnaires will qualify for nomination for the Fellowship Degree.

We are still doing hamburger and chicken strip baskets with fries and/or onion rings on karaoke nights. We trade off with the Moose Legion on these nights.

Pat Parnell

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MEMBERSHIP REPORT
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Our main effort is to increase our membership by paying our dues on time, signing up our family, friends and associates as members and getting former members back into the fold.
Every time you sponsor a candidate you become eligible to win free dues for a year, which is drawn every three months.

We have fall dart leagues, bocce ball leagues; we have corn hole boards, etc., if someone wants to start a league on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday nights.

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
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MAPLEWOOD CHAPTER ANNUAL SALAD EVENT

MAPLEWOOD CHAPTER COUNTY FAIR DAY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH
2 – 6 PM

Popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs, candy, mini donuts and more for sale
Games for the kids

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CHICKEN AND CORN FEED
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH
NOON TIL GONE’

1/4 CHICKEN - $5.00
1/2 CHICKEN - $9.00

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CORN ON THE COB

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LABOR DAY MEAT RAFFLE

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29TH

20 GRILLING PACKAGES

START 5:00 PM UNTIL GONE

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MINNE PAUL DINNER AND MEETING
RIVER FALLS LODGE
AUGUST 30, 2018

6:00 PM

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

SPAGHETTI DINNER

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

$6.00


KARAOKE BASKET MENU

4:30 – 8 PM

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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LODGE-CHAPTER BREAKFAST

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

9 AM – 12 NOON

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ARMED SERVICES HONOR DAY

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 13, for our 15th Armed Services Honor Day. Over $22,800.00 has been raised for National Guard members, their families and homeless vets.

Watch Oct./Nov. Messenger for further information.

Pat & Katie Parnell, Jodi Osell and Beb Hustings

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SICKNESS & DISTRESS
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LODGE

SICK MEMBERS
Gary Charpentier
Fred Jergenson
Dan Wojcik

DECEASED MEMBER
Marven Thompson

CHAPTER
SICK MEMBERS
Susan Schuweiler
Beb Hustings

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
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LODGE

Roger Groetsch
Robert Sullivan

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GAMBLING REPORT
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Thank you to all who buy Lucky Buck tickets. Remember, even if you don’t win, about 75% ($.75) goes to the East Twins Babe Ruth League, and also helps to pay some of the Lodge’s property taxes.

In the fall/winter months we give money to local hockey programs; these are the younger children, both boys and girls.

In case you are wondering, the City of Maplewood gets 10% and the State of Minnesota gets around 15%.

Remember to buy your Lucky Bucks; it helps everyone!

Thank you.

Bill Krannich
Gambling Manager

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CRAFTERS WANTED
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Chapter 563 will be having a Craft/Boutique show on Sat., Nov. 17th, from 10 AM-2 PM.

We are looking for vendors to display and sell their items. Cost: $25.00 per table.

Anyone interested, please contact Lulu at lcardwell99@gmail.com.


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SPORTS CLUB REPORT
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5th District Horseshoe Tournament will be held at our Lodge on August 18, the same day as chicken and corn feed. Tournament will start at 9:00 AM. Entry fees are $15.00 which must be submitted no later than August 3. Contact Don Heinn or Brian Radman for further information.

Our horseshoe league is going very well. We have eight teams on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Play will continue until the end of August. We have a good bunch of Lodge and Chapter members who participate.

We had ten teams entered in the Hi-Low tournament. Winners were:
1st – Kevin Gillespie and Dave Engberg
2nd – Kristie Gillespie and Jim McCord
3rd - Roger Boehme and Terry Magler

Thanks to Kevin Gillespie and Brian Radman for a great job on running this tournament.

Don Heinn
DARTS

Dart leagues are now forming. Deadline to sign up is August 26th. Dart play begins Monday, September 10th.

4 player teams
12 games of “301”
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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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The Social Quarters now opens at 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday. Saturday and Sunday we still open at noon. Due to the lack of bartenders, we may be closed more hours. The Lodge needs volunteer bartenders. It takes more than your dues to be a good member. Looking for Monday thru Friday from 3-6 PM and 12 noon – 6 PM on Saturday. Even taking one shift will reduce the load on bartenders and keep the Social Quarters open.

The Board of Officers has accepted the offer from the City of Maplewood for the purchase of our property. There will be a special notice mailed to you soon. The meeting is for the members to vote on acceptance of this offer. Moose Intl. is on board. The city has a parcel of land which looks promising. That means we will build a new Lodge if all the pieces fall into place.
I hear all the rumors we are closing. THIS IS NOT TRUE!!! If you wish CORRECT information, talk to one of the Board members.

We will become a stronger, friendlier, younger and more profitable lodge. I know some members will quit; that is fine. For everyone who quits three more people will join. While I am pontificating, it would be awesome if every member came in monthly and had a pizza, a pop or an adult beverage.

I want to thank the seven other people who showed up for clean-up day. We are going to need more than eight people to move.

Thanks,
Gary Lenart
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