By Daryl Conley, Administrator -
I am very excited to be writing this - we broke the 700 mark in LOOM membership for the first time ever, during the month of January. We finished the month with 701 active male members on the rolls. We are doing even better this month - as I write this (February 27) we are sitting at 712, and once again we have broken the 14% mark in arrearage, with just 13.59% of non-renewed members vs active members. While not a record low (record was set at 13.46%, also during the month of January) it is a good sign. This marks the fourth month in a row that we have been under 14% in arrearage, and we have been under 15% all year long. With just two months to go in the lodge year, it looks like we will have a record-setting year for membership. Thank you one and all for joining, renewing, and sponsoring new members into our lodge.
ONLY TWO MONTHS LEFT FOR $0 APPLICATION FEES AND FREE DUES!! Have you sponsored one member, but need one more to get your dues paid? There's just two months left, March and April, to "git r done." Also, The year-long $0.00 application fee is set to expire on April 30. No word yet whether Moose International will continue this program in 2014-2015. 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!
We have 122 members whose dues will expire on March 31. This could really hurt our numbers if a significant percentage fail to renew. Check your card, are you one of them? If so, we hope you will renew and stay with us and help us with all he good work we do for our kids at Mooseheart, our senior at Moosehaven, and our community.
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