2/7 SUPERBOWL SUNDAY PARTY!
SIMON GOMEZ 2/1
ALICE MENDOZA 2/1
KENNETH LANGSTON 2/2
JOE RAMOS 2/4
TIMOTHY EDER 2/5
PAM BRANDT 2/6
BRENDA CARR 2/6
ALEXI PARKER 2/7
CHRISTIE COFFMAN 2/10
BRENDA HOOVER 2/11
ROBERTA PEREZ 2/15
RANDY FERGUSON 2/16
STEVEN POWELL 2/16
ROBERT GONZALEZ 2/17
ARCHIE CARTER 2/17
NEIL GREEN 2/19
ERIT GATLIN 2/21
JEFFREY SEIVER 2/26
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,
February is upon us and everyone knows what that means... SUPER BOWL!!! Come on down to the Lodge! We'll raffle off a TV at half time! There will also be a potluck, so everyone bring a dish to share, and drink specials and lots of fun! We'll be selling 15 seats at the bar for the Super Bowl for $20. Get your money in if you want a primetime seat. We'll pull numbers for seating. I know this will make some of you angry, but please understand we have to raise money.
With only a few more months until this board of officers completes their term at the end of April, we're looking for a few good men to replace us. We should be able to find 5 members out there willing to carry the torch with new ideas and enthusiasm. I'll be putting the pressure on you from here on in, please don't feel offended. As a long time member I would feel terrible if the Lodge closed because of lack of participation. You'll be taking over a Lodge that we hope to have debt free at the end of our term. COME STEP UP, MOOSERS!!
Our past governor Mike Clute is not in the best of health. Please drop him a line at:
Michael Clute c/o Community Extended Care Hospital, 9620 Fremont Avenue, Montclair, CA91763.
Thank you to all of the members that volunteer your time to cook and clean, donate items that we desperately need, the patrons that support our Lodge and our lovely bartenders.
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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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Our condolences go out to the family of Bob Hoover. Continued prayers going out to Brenda Hoover, Robert Doc Horn, Linda Hart, Mike Clute and anyone else in need of a prayer.