9 SAT NASCAR DINNER
16 SAT BBQ & Live Band
Edward Valenzuela 4/1
Daniel Dahms 4/3
Howard Well 4/4
Ricardo Brown 4/4
Lori Farrell 4/9
Laurie Hayes 4/10
Bea Kolar 4/16
William Heymers 4/19
Monica Fausto 4/21
Censarn Roungruseme 4/24
Rita Galaz 4/30
Fellow Moose members,
I will try to keep this months letter a lot shorter than last months. Let me start with some of the positives... the children's Halloween party came off without a hitch seemingly; I'm sure that was because of those that volunteered. The decorations, food, drink and prizes were Great this year! I personally would like to thank all those that took on this enormous task and did a wonderful job. Hopefully we will see as many adults stop in for some socializing on Saturday nite for Halloween as well.
As for our mid-month October "Town Hall Meeting", I can't say I was very happy with the turn-out. Out of our approximately 300+ members, we had a whopping 20 members attend. Of those that did make it, we had some lively debates and some new suggestions on what we can do to make "OUR" Lodge a better place. Unfortunately, to do that we need more than a handful of people to help. If all the Lodge is, to the majority, is just "another bar" to stop in for a cheap drink then our premise has been lost. The whole reason for "The Moose" organization is to give to others that otherwise would do without i.e. "Mooseheart" and "Moosehaven." If our lodge is to stay viable we need it to become a destination where members will come to support it and socialize there. And to those that only criticize when they are there, because we don't always have their personal drink of choice, all I can do is to say I'm sorry we don't always have the money to buy everything on the list of "favorites" but I do honestly endeavor to keep as many as possible happy in those regards. We have been hit hard lately with many large bills and are doing our best to maintain an even keel.
Finally, now that the holiday season is Really upon us, It's my wish that all of you have a safe, healthy and loved filled Thanksgiving. Bless us all.
Hello Moosers and Moosettes,
With regret I'm writing my final newsletter as your Governor. I had a ton of fun and have taken a few arrows, some deserved some not, but I tried to leave the Lodge in a better place. One regret I have is not involving the previous officers in the beginning, whose wisdom would have helped us get off the ground and avoid some of the mistakes. SORRY GUYS. I would like to thank all of you that helped us throughout the year, especially Joe Moreland our administrator, who is leaving
(One difficult job) and all the officers.
I'm sad to report we only have 1 person that signed up to be a new officer to date, unless the Lodge members step up to fill the seats, we will either close the Lodge or merge with one of the
IT'S UP TO YOU!!
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!
I have been a member of this Lodge for 25 years and it would break my heart to see us close. We are calling a general meeting on April 7th to discuss the future and see if we have any officers in waiting. I will help out in any way to keep us open.
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October was a fun month for the lodge! We had bar bingo, Friday night karaoke and the Kids annual Halloween Party!
I would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped to decorate the lodge, donated the candy, cakes, cookies and food for the Kids party, it was a huge success! Many, many children attended in their Halloween costumes, everyone had fun!
November will be just as exciting for our lodge. On Saturday the 7th at 4 pm, we will be celebrating Betty Kane receiving her College of Regent at the lodge. Please come and celebrate this achievement with Betty Kane.
Bar Bingo is back by popular demand, come on down to the lodge on Saturday the 14th from 5-7 pm for some good old fashion bar bingo!
Our lodge Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day November 26th. Let's all get behind and support our great lodge with its great people! Come on down and see some old friends or make some new friends. See you at the lodge!
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Continued prayers going out to Brenda Hoover, Robert Doc Horn, Linda Hart, Mike Clute and anyone else in need of prayer!