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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Thanksgiving for the Needy
It's that time of year again (already)!! We will be distributing food baskets for needy individuals and families on Sunday, November 19 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. If you would like to come help you will be most welcome. We will also need volunteers to assemble the baskets on Saturday. We will start this at 3:00 pm, which is later than normal due to the Youth Awareness Congress being held that day also.

We will also be accepting donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items. You can leave your donation at the lodge. Cash donations also accepted.

Help us help those less fortunate this holiday season.
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Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Administrator's Message
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By Daryl Conley, Administrator -

How nice it is to report positive news on membership - now for the fourth month in a row!! As of this writing, October 27, we are tied with our figure of September 30 at 736 members. That is 18 more than we had on April 30. At this rate, we may be headed for a new record number of members by April 30, 2018. Thank you sponsors for bringing in new members and thank you members for renewing your dues!!

I will be doing some travelling in November - to East Mesa, AZ, then to Bullhead City, AZ for Pilgrim presentations, and taking some vacation time as well, so I won't be around as much as usual during the first week of November and at Thanksgiving time, so if I don't see you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Don't forget to join us for our free Member Appreciation Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 22. We also need volunteers to help in the kitchen and if you would like to bake or donate pies, or donate canned goods to help offset the cost of the dinner, it would also be appreciated.

We will be distributing Thanksgiving baskets to needy families on November 19 fro 9 am - 1 pm. On Saturday, the 18th at 3 pm we will be putting them together. If you can help hand them out on the 19th or help assemble them on the 18th, please let me know. If you have a half-ton or larger pickup, we could also use your help hauling pallets of food from Bullock's on the 18th.

Check out the facebook link on the Moose International website. Our lodge is featured there numerous times, including "Tommy Moose Meets T-Rex," a photo taken at our Kids Dinosaur Show on September 16.

Don't forget - Moose International has extended the Local Heroes program until December 31, 2017. AND - effective May 1, they are adding National Guard and Border Patrol employees to their list of qualified first responders. To recap, this program is for any active military or first responders (police, fire, EMT, etc.) including volunteer fire fighters. Their first year's dues are free and there is no application fee, so go get them and sign them up!!

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.

I will leave the rest of this article as is for our new members and as a reminder to all...

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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