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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Kids Halloween Party October 27
Bring the family to our Haunted Hall on Saturday, October 27 starting at 2:00 pm. Come see our witches, werewolves, zombies, and other spooky creatures. The kids will get to play games, have a pumpkin decorating contest, and other activities to keep them entertained. We will also hand out plenty of games, and prizes. This is open to members' families only.

We will also have Trick or Treat for all local children on Halloween night starting at 6:00 pm.
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Administrator's Message
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By Daryl Conley, Administrator -

Sept. 26 - Update on Non-Smoking. We had a very productive meeting on August 9. There were about 50 members, smokers and non-smokers alike, and all shared their ideas and concerns. By an overwhelming majority the group recommended moving the Kids Room into the current non-smoking area, and extending the kids room out into the patio and turning it into the smoking area.

Plans have begun, we are getting estimates on construction costs to enclose the patio so that members can take alcohol out and we will have to submit a new floor plan to the Alcohol Division. we already have new ceiling tiles that are being donated so we can replace the old ones, and we will no doubt have to re-paint the walls also.

So please bear with us, we are trying to keep things moving along as fast as possible. You will be notified in the near future to attend a special meeting of the membership to approve the plans, construction costs, etc. then work can begin.

We also held a meeting with other local business owners on August 14 regarding the proposed Date Street construction. It appears that this is a done deal and there is no way of getting the idea scrapped without investing six figures in lawyers, court costs, etc. and even then our chances of winning are virtually nil. On the positive side, NMDOT will have to make a fair market value offer on the land they will be taking, just shy of 13,000 square feet. With land in this area currently selling for $10 - $13 per square foot, we could do quite well, and we could use some of that money to rebuild our RV spaces if necessary.

Membership has been a little slow this summer, with only four applications turned in during August. thankfully we had twice that many in September. We also had three new members attend the Orientation and Enrollment ceremony in September. If you have never seen the video and really want to see what Mooseheart and Moosehaven are really like, come to one of our enrollments on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Have you signed up for 'Auto Pay?' This is a new program, introduced in 2018 where you can sign up to have your dues automatically renewed every year!! No more dues reminders, no more expired cards, your dues will be paid 60 days in advance and you will automatically receive your new card in the mail!! To sign up simply go to 'My Membership Record' in the Moose Internatioal website and click on 'Auto pay.'

Be sure to self register as a Valued Veteran if you served or are serving in the military. In November, we will be honoring all military veteran members with a special ceremony. You will also receive a specially designed Valued Veteran Moose card and lapel pin for registering. If you haven't self-identified yet, go to www.mooseintl.org, enter the members portal and click on My Membership Record. Check the box marked Veteran and that's it!! If this is your first time using this portion of the site, you will be asked to create a username and password, then a confirmation will be sent to your e-mail address. We also do a monthly Valued Veteran of the Month presentation to a member or members at the lodge. On October 11, we will be honoring God Star Mothers who are members of our Chapter.

If you know someone who has not paid their dues or is thinking of not paying; go visit them or call them up. Statistics show that the best persuasive advice is a face to face visit, the second most effective method is a phone call, especially from a friend or acquaintance whom they feel comfortable talking to. I also invite any member to come see me and I will print you a list of expired members or those about to expire and you can call or visit each one of them. We have got to focus on retaining our current members or we will continue to see our membership drop year after year. Let's all get busy - I know we can do it!!

If you need to pay your dues, you can pay them at the lodge. If I am in my office, I will be glad to pay them on-line for you, either with cash, check or your own personal credit card. If you don't catch me at the lodge, simply pay the Social Quarters Attendant on duty (cash or check) - they will give you a receipt and I will pay it on-line as soon as I get back. I am normally in my office from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, except for lunch which I usually take from around 1:00pm - 2:00 pm.


Don't forget to keep track of your Members Rewards Points, You can earn points by sponsoring new or former members, then earn additional points when their sponsored member renews their dues after their first year. We can earm points by attending training sessions and conventions, being elected into office, joining the Moose Legion and/or earning higher degrees of the order, and the list goes on. Once earned, these points can be redeemed for gift cards, credit at the Moose Store, payment of dues, or cash. Hopefully, this new program will provide incentive for our current members to go out and sign up new or former members while earning credits for themselves. To check on your points, go to www.mooseintl.org and click on My Member Benefits. Here you will find all your membership statistics, including number of members sponsored, last time you attended and officer's training, date you were enrolled, your original sponsor, etc. If you have never logged in before, follow the instructions and enter your Moose ID number as your log-in name then create your own personal password. Pamphlets are available that show how you can redeem you points or you can find the information on the Moose International website.

MI has also introduced several new ways and new programs where you can donate to Moose Charities. Remember that any donation to Moose Charities is tax-deductible. Check out the Documents section of this newsletter for downloadable applications and information.

Remember, once you have given that prospective member an application, your job is not over. You should try to get them to attend an enrollment. After they are enrolled, you should call them periodically and invite them to join you at the lodge for dinner or drinks, and while you are here, introduce them to the officers and to other members so that they feel welcomed and not left out. Hopefully, this feeling of belonging will also prevent them from dropping out in the years that follow.

Have a great month!

Daryl Conley - Administrator
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