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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
NOTICE - NEWSLETTER MAILINGS
Good ol' modern technology!! My computer crashed last week and I had to replace it. And as usual I had to have QuickBooks and LCL.net re-installed by the IT Dept at Moose International. The problem is, when they re-load LCL.net I lose my newsletter mailing list (this happened the last time I had to get a new computer).

So, unfortunately, I lost the list of names to whom I was mailing copies of the newsletter. If you know someone who was getting their newsletter in the mail, please have them contact me so I can get their names and addresses again. This time, I am going to keep a printed copy on file so this doesn't happen again.

Daryl Conley - Newsletter editor.
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Thursday, July 30, 2015
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By Daryl Conley, Administrator -

July 31 - this month's newsletter is a few days late - I had to get a new computer last week but everything is up and running again. I guess computers only have a life span of 5 to 6 years. Gotta love technology!!

July 25 - I've been back to work since the 23rd and I am getting a little closer to being caught up! I took a few extra days off after getting home from the Moose International convention to catch up on some work around the house.

The convention went well, although there were no real earth-shattering news or revelations. There were no new by-laws changes and the topic of non-smoking lodges did not come up either. We did welcome in Pam Amundsen as the new Director of Moose Charities and said farewell to Jan Fregulia who is retiring from that position after many years of dedicated service.

The workshops were interesting and provided good information. Each of the officers that attended the convention also attended the workshops so I know we will be full of great ideas for the coming year ahead!

Be sure to come to the membership meeting on August 9. We will be breaking away from the regular order of business to have an open floor discussion - including the WOTM - regarding the implementation of non-smoking in the lodge and Social Quarters. We have a couple ideas to make a healthier environment for non-smokers while providing a comfortable area for smokers as well. Governor Bruce and the board of officers want to hear your input and ideas so please try to attend.

Update on Date Street - We are making arrangements to meet with the other businesses that will be affected to discuss our next move. In the meantime, you can express your opinion on the DOT website at www.dot.state.nm.us. Got to Projects then find I-25 Business Loop - T or C/Williamsburg. At the bottom of the project description is an on-line survey, or you can click on the blue link Public Meeting Comment Sheet, print it and send it in by mail.


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.

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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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