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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
February 2016 - March 2016 Newsletter

The February 2016 - March 2016 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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Brothers, we need you twice a month. The Lodge is required to hold “business” meetings, also known as membership meetings, twice a month. Upon listening to the recommendations made by the Board of Officers, YOU SAY “YES” OR “NO”; this is how the Lodge needs to run. YOU have the final say on what bills are paid, etc. A MINIMUM of seven members is required. Meetings are the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. PLEASE COME AND BE HEARD.

Did you have a birthday this past year? Did you get a call from me? If not, you could be one of the 135 Lodge and Chapter members who don’t have a good phone number on file. If you’ve changed your phone number in the past two years or so, please make sure you let the office know.

The new 92-gallon water heater is in and works great. Thanks to all who donated to this important need. To date we’ve collected $3900.00. Only $700.00 more and we own it. Donations can be dropped off with the bartenders, dropped in the Lodge office or mailed to the Lodge.

Repair and Rebuild Fund: Of the 594 letters sent, 88 folks have contributed $6132.00. Could we get to $6500.00? That’s only seven more members giving $56.62 each. Your continued support of our great Lodge humbles me.

Caught Doing Good: Mike Junker and Merle Atkinson. Each has won a free meal at the Lodge. All it takes is to do something for the Lodge and get recognized. Get yourself recognized!
Thank You – to Bob Kreuger and Gordon Mallory for repairing our sign. We should be able to finish this when the weather warms up a bit.

Don’t forget about the TOWN HALL/OPEN MEMBERSHIP MEETING where we’ll be making a major announcement about the future of the Lodge. Meeting is SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, at 1:00 PM.

If not now, then when? If not me, then who? Nominations for Lodge Board positions will begin soon. Brothers, please consider volunteering for these important positions. Copies of the duties will be posted in the Lodge. See me or another Board member if you have questions or are interested.

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

Visit our web-site at lodge963@moosepages.org to see the latest news.

Fraternally yours,
Tim Slabik, Governor


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CHAPTER CHATS
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Hope everyone is staying warm.

Upcoming Chapter events include:

Valentine’s Dinner Feb. 12. Reservations must be made by 2/8/16. There will also be a surprise for the ladies.

Bake sale in conjunction with Sports Club breakfast Sunday, February 28.

All-you-can-eat fish fry Friday, March 11th.

Boutique March 12 – 9 AM to 4:30 PM.

See separate articles for particular information.

MidYear Conference will be held February 18 thru 21st at Faribault. Our official visitor will be Past Grand Regent Sandy Thompson.

Nominating Committee meetings will be held in February. See a current Board member if you are interested in an office.

Katie Parnell, Senior Regent


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FELLOWSHIP CLUB
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Next meeting will be February 7th at 10 AM – rescheduled from January 31st because of hall use. You should have received a postcard.
Don’t forget we sell burgers and chicken tender baskets with fries or onion rings on karaoke nights.

Pat Parnell, Secretary


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MEMBERSHIP
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As we are into the new year of 2016, retention still remains a problem. We are still trying to get to a “plus 1” for the year – 384. We have signed 16 new or former members so far as of 1/11/16. We need to get our “slow” or “late” payers to get on board to help us be at least +1 for the year. Don’t forget – every time you sponsor someone your name goes in to a drawing to win one year’s free dues. Next drawing will be at the first general membership meeting in March.

New State Assn Campaign – 3/1-4/30/16: Your name will be entered in drawing for every member you sign during these dates. 1st and 2nd place winners will receive 2 night hotel stay in Albert Lea for Sept. State Convention, or choose $100.00 cash. 3rd and 4th place will receive one ticket each for Saturday night banquet at convention. See flyer.

Pat Parnell, Membership Chairman


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ONGOING STATE ASSN. CAMPAIGN
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May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016

Every Lodge that is a plus one or better on April 30, 2016 will be awarded two sets of customized bean bag boards.

Let’s have some fun and be a plus one.


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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
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LODGE

Kurt Foster
Gary McAlpin

Re-enrollees
Michael Cherney
Michael Manske

CHAPTER
Barb Gomez
Denise Thill
Julie Schmidt


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SOUP-ER SATURDAY
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FEBRUARY 6, 2016 - Noon til gone

COME EARLY OR YOU’LL MISS OUT ON THE BEST!

SOUP-Win $50.00 cash prize for best.
Bring a big crock-pot – the more soups the better. There can’t be too many.

BAKE SALE – donate goodies

BOOK SALE – movies and music too. Donate used, buy new to you.
Start bringing them in the last two weeks of January.

KARAOKE – with BOB

$5 for soup – try one, try all and vote.

All proceeds go to Lodge operating fund. We need your participation and YOU’LL HAVE FUN!!

Questions? Call Ethel Olson 651-704-0605.


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MOOSE LEGION COMMITTEE SPAGHETTI DINNER
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SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

FEBRUARY 7, 2016 4PM - 6PM

Sponsor a new Moose Legionnaire and he will get his meal free.
Application and dues/fees must be submitted that day.

Come for the meal and stay for the Super Bowl game!


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MAPLEWOOD CHAPTER 563 VALENTINE’S DINNER
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 5 – 7 PM

MENU:
Steak and Shrimp
Baked Potato
Salad
Rolls
Dessert

Cost: $12.00 WITH RESERVATION
Call Lodge Office 651-776-2830

RESERVATION DEADLINE 2/8/16
$14.00 AT DOOR

Gift for the ladies attending


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CHAPTER FUNDRAISER BAKE SALE
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016 9 AM – 11 AM

In conjunction with Sports Club Breakfast
Donations of baked goods gratefully accepted.

SUPPORT THE CHAPTER

ENJOY THE GOODIES!


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CHAPTER ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FISH FRY
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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016

5 – 7 PM

MENU:
KATIE’S DEEP FRIED COD
BAKED POTATO OR FRENCH FRIES
COLE SLAW
DESSERT
BEVERAGE

COST: $9.00


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CHAPTER BOUTIQUE
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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016 9 AM – 4:40 PM

SEE FLYERS AT THE LODGE


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REMINDER
Spring Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, April 20.
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R ROBERT DALE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:
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Application forms can be obtained in the Lodge office or in Members Area at www.mooseintl.org. Click on Activities and Sports and scroll down to R Robert Dale Scholarship Program for form and instructions.

Applications must be submitted to Moose International by June 30, 2016.


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SICKNESS & DISTRESS
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LODGE
SICK MEMBERS
Ron Hauglie
Frank Sass
Ed Deeg
Harry Schmidt

LOST LOVED ONE
Bob Kusterman Wife


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DECEASED MEMBER
Mary Kiewatt


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PLANNED GIVING FOR MAPLEWOOD LODGE
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As responsible adults we need to plan for the future; none of us will be around forever. Have you thought about what will happen to your stuff when you’re called to your final reward? A charitable bequest is one of the easiest ways you can leave a lasting impact on the Maplewood Lodge.

If you wish to remember the Lodge as a beneficiary on your life insurance, annuity, or in your will, you may use the following language: “I give, devise, and bequeath to the Maplewood Moose Lodge #963 of Maplewood, MN, Tax ID #8115130 or its successor organization, all (or state the fraction, or percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal.” OR “I give, devise and bequeath $_____ to the Maplewood Moose Lodge #963 of Maplewood, MN, Tax ID #8115130 or its successor organization”.

As always, consult with your financial advisor or attorney on these matters.


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SPORTS CLUB REPORT
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Breakfasts will be March 20th and April 24th from 9 – 11 AM.

Anyone wanting to join the Sports Club – see any of the members. Dues are $5.00 per year.

Horseshoes for the summer: League meeting will be April 25th at 6:30 PM for all new and old members. Get your teams together (LODGE AND CHAPTER MEMBERS ONLY). We play Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 til ??. New members, see or call Brian Radman or attend the meeting April 25th.

Bocce ball and darts are still going on.

Thanks to all who helped out on breakfasts and other activities throughout the Lodge.

Don Heinn


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COME AND JOIN US!
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SUNDAY NIGHT JAM SESSIONS
WITH JOHN BEACH
6 – 9 PM

DOUBLE UP FOR A BUCK BAR SPECIAL
6 – 8 PM
Thursday, July 30, 2015
from Moose International
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