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Administrator's Message
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By Daryl Conley, Administrator -

Dec 31 - it's hard to believe another calendar year is over. Let's hope we all have a safe, happy and prosperous 2020. If you have been following this newsletter and reading your e-mails, then you know we have lots of plans for the coming year including lots of activities for you, our members.

Our Christmas party on the 21st was not as well attended as we had hoped, but those who were there had a terrific time. We handed out seven male and seven female gifts during our "pick-a'-stocking" and it was a blast!! Several of the members also brought their own gifts and exchanged them in a game of "White Elephant." If you weren't there, you missed a great time.

I am hoping for a good turnout for our New Year's Eve party. We will have a Roaring Twenties theme which should be a lot of fun. This year we are going to do things a little differently. This year, the NY Eve party will be held in the Social Quarters, so that everyone can enjoy the festivities.

Another exciting event for all you pool players will be coming up January 18-19. We will have an statewide pool tournament, inviting all the other lodges in New Mexico to the competition. Details are inside this newsletter, including sign up sheets in the Documents section. In addition to cash for the winners, we will also have drawings for two pool cues. So chalk up your cues and come play!!

We have scheduled our annual matanza for Saturday, February 1. We serve roast pork, cooked in our pit and it is FREE!! We will have music in the afternoon and karaoke that evening. Also in February we will have our annual Sweetheart Auction on Friday, February 14. We will publish more information in January, but we will need people to prepare desserts and sweet treats for us to auction off.

Speaking of volunteers, we can always use extra help. We have a small group of men and women who do all the work for the meals and activities we provide. If you can spare a few hours a month, please let us know. Without volunteers, our lodge could not provide all the things we do for our members and community.

Come out to the lodge and pay us a visit, we'd love to see you!! Have a great month!!

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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