By Daryl Conley, Administrator -
What an exicting year it has been for membership!! We started the year with 665, and are sitting at 726 right now (March 28); that's a gain of 57 so far this year!! We still have around 45 members whose dues will expire March 31, but if even if none renewed, we would be ahead of where we started. Hopefully, that won't be the case, all our members are important to our lodge and Order, and we hope they will renew. We also have ten applications for new and former members to be approved next month, and will no doubt receive more by the end of the month. I would be very proud see us finish with over 700 active members; 725 would be even better!!
Business in the Social Quarters has been good also, which helps us not only pay bills, but provide you with better product (more variety) and better service. Our Social Quarters Attendants work very hard and very diligently, often-times working ten or twelve hour shifts to make sure everyone gets served. We have hired an additional Social Quarters Attendant, named Alissa, who will be coming in as needed, especially on our busier nights. Let's welcome her with good ol' Moose hospitality.
Remember, 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 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.
ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT FOR $0 APPLICATION FEES AND FREE DUES!! Have you sponsored one member, but need one more to get your dues paid? There's only the month of April left, to "git r done." Also, The year-long $0.00 application fee will end on April 30. So if you've been putting it off, now is the time to sponsor another member (or two) and get your next year's dues paid by Moose International - and save your sponsor $20.00 in the process.
FINAL DASH CAMPAIGN - NOW THROUGH APRIL 30. Moose International has begun a short-term membership campaign that will run from February 1 - April 30 whereby any sposnor of a new or former member has a chance to win up to $500.00 cash. Here's how it works: 1. sponsor a member; 2. go to the Moose International website at www.mooseintl.org; 3. click on the Members Only portal; 4. click on the Final Dash logo. All sponsor's names will be entered into this drawing, and one name wll be selected and posted every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, after 9 a.m. CST for LOOM and WOTM, and every Wednesday for sponsors of Moose Legion candidates. Names will also include the last four digits of their Moose ID for veification. If you see your name, you have 24 hours to call the number listed and claim your prize. Prizes are $100.00 cash, but will rollover if unclaimed, up to a maximum of $500.00. Then, at the conclusion of the program, all unclaimed prize money will be added together for a Last Chance Drawing. All sponsors will be entered into this final drawing. You do not need a special username or password to access the site.
Moose International has added some features to the My Membership Record portion of the site. Now, you can review your history as an officer in the Moose or Moose Legion, as well as training dates, which became mandatory for all officers a few years ago. As always, you can also check your dues renewal date, dates you joined the Moose or Moose Legion, received degrees, and your sponsorship history. To access our own membership records, go to the Moose International website and click on My Membersip Record. You will need to create a username, which is your Moose ID number, and a password of your own choosing. Check it out!
Have a great month!
Sponsor 2 - have you sponsored two members yet this year? You still have until April 30 to sponsor two new or former members into the lodge (any lodge) and get your next year's due paid! Our list gets longer each month, but yet is a miniscule percentage of our lodge membership. What better deal can you get - convince two people to join and get your won dues paid - plus they get to enjoy all the fun activities and benefit of being a lodge member. If you don't know what the benefits are, or are having a hard time explaining the details to a prospective member, there are plenty of materials available at the lodge or at the Moose International website www.mooseintl.org.
Don't Forget -- Moose International has waived application fees for ALL new and former members FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR - through April 30, 2014. All you need to collect from a new or former member is: $30.00 for the WOTM or $40.00 for the LOOM. AND - they have also reduced the first-year dues for new (new only) Moose Legionnaires to just $10.00 - and also NO APPLICATION FEE (for new and former members), so there's no better time than now to sign up two and get your dues paid for one year!!
Daryl Conley - Administrator