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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Supreme Governor Harry L Johnston to visit T or C Lodge on January 17
Official Release - Moose International

Lodge No. 2050 has been selected to host Harry L Johnston, supreme governor of the Loyal Order of Moose, during his travels through the state of New Mexico. This visit is scheduled for Thursday, January 17. (There will be a dinner and enrollment in his honor that evening - watch this newsletter for further details - ed.) Brother Johnston rose to become the Moose Fraternity's Chief Presiding Officer on July 15, 2018, elected by vote of the Supreme Lodge delegates to a one-year term, at the fraternity's 130th International Convention in New Orleans, LA. Harry had served as Supreme Jr. Governor since July 2017, elected to that post at the 129th International Convention in Tampa, FL. Harry has served on the Supreme Council, the Fraternity's corporate Board of Directors, since 2008.

Harry joined Greeley-Evans, CO Lodge 909 in 1986. He held numerous chairs, including that of Governor.

Harry has been an active Ritualist, and has finished in the top three individually in International Ritual competition eight times, winning the International Shining Star as Lodge Ritualist of the Year in 2004. He is a member of Pikes Peak Moose Legion 156 and served that unit as a Champion ritualist since 1997 and as the International Champion in 2005 and 2006.

Harry is a Past State President of the Colorado State Moose Association and also served as Deputy Supreme Governor.

A member of the 75 Division of the 25 Club, Harry received the Fellowship Degree of Honor in 1993 and the Pilgrim degree of Merit in 2000.

Harry holds a Bachelor's Degree in education from Colorado State University and is a General Manager for Loveland Ford-Lincoln in Loveland, CO.

He and his wife Linda have 10 children and 10 grandchildren.

All Moose members and their families are invited to attend this special event and meet the Moose Fraternity's chief presiding officer.
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Thursday, July 30, 2015
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By Daryl Conley, Administrator -

12/7/18 - There is a reason this month's newsletter is so late - we had some unresolved issues at the end of November, such as the menu for New Year's Eve and some other last-minute topics that I wanted to get finalized so I could include that information in this month's newsletter, especially for those whom we mail hard copies to, so that they can be up to date also.

We officially went non-smoking in the Social Quarters and lodge hall on December 1. There have been some complaints and we will deal with those individuals, but 99% of our members have graciously used the smoking lounge to have their cigarette. If you have been following this chain of events, or attended a lodge meeting in the past four months, you have heard about this change and our plans to make it suitable for all members. We (myself included) have installed an exhaust fan and moved a smoke eater from the Social Quarters into the Smoking Lounge. We are still evaluating the efficiency of the new room and will no doubt add some thins such as a fresh air intake, in the near future. I would also like to personally thank Jean and Melvin Meyer for donating the electric heater that we have been using in the smoking lounge.

Please be advised, this change to go non-smoking is a change to our Social Quarters and lodge rules and regulations and will be enforced. This proposal to go non-smoking was brought to a forum back in August, which included LOOM and WOTM members, smokers and non-smokers, and the overwhelming majority were in favor of going non-smoking, with the proposed "smoking lounge" provided. Taking this information, the board of officers agreed to move forward, and set a deadline of December 1. This proposal was approved at a general membership meeting, in accordance with the Moose International General Laws. We did have to make some changes to our original proposal due to lack of response from contractors and the state building inspector, but we did meet our deadline by turning the old "non-smoking" room into the smoking lounge. We plan to try this for a while, but continue to seek building the addition we wanted to do originally build on the east side of the building. Bear with us, we want to make this area as comfortable for the smokers as possible.

It is our hope that by going non-smoking will entice new members to join, and hopefully regain many of those whom we have lost over the years. Come check it out!!

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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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