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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
WOTM Community Service Committee will be doing a bus trip to the
Tampa Bay Rays Game!
Rays vs. Kansas City Royals
AUG 30th -----$45.00 includes 3rd baseline lower level seating &bus ride!
Great place to catch a foul ball!
Bus will leave Lodge @ 11:00am
Games & 50/50 on bus
See Melinda Radlein 863-207-1781 or Ellen Hasse 863-258-0920 for tickets and information!
*food & small coolers permitted on bus
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Congratulations to all those who went to the State Dart Tournament in Tarpon Springs and won in their categories.

For the 3rd year in a row our lodge brought back the Traveling Trophy. Approximately 40 members participated.

David Peeples will be our new Dart Chairman. Please congratulate David and offer to help with darts in any way you can.

Our Fall Session kicked off the week of August 24th and will run for 10 weeks. Anyone wanting to play darts for the winter session will be able to sign up after current players, at the November Dart Meeting.

Patricia Hacker
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Wing Day at the Lodge
On September 7 we will be having a Wing Day. Please watch for flyers for more information.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Do you or do you know someone who runs Karaoke? We are auditioning for a new Karaoke Man or Woman for Thursday nights. Contact the LOOM's Office toreserve a spot for the next available Thursday night.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Higher Degree-College of Regents Committee Fashion Show and Luncheon
On September 26th at 11:30am we will be having a Fashion Show and Luncheon, Fashions by CATO's. Models by our own Co-Workers!
Door prizes, Cash Drawing and much more. Tickets are $10.00 per person and will be on sale August 17 thru September 26th. Looking forward to seeing YOU, and bring a friend or two!

Chairman Geneva Nash
Friday, August 7, 2015
Its All About Community Service
WOTM Community Service will be collecting donations for multiple local organizations for the entire chapter year. Please Help local children by donating food items to KidsPACK, children's story books ages K-5 for Garner Elementary, pet food and supplies for The Humane Society of Polk County and Towels/Blankets for the Polk County Animal Control. We are also collecting non-perishable food items for Meals on Wheels.

Please help by donating to these LOCAL organizations. Donation boxes can be found in the front hallway of the lodge. Melinda Radlein is our Chairman and will also be accepting donations for a "Tommy Moose" to raise funds for the purchase of Tommy Moose plush and book markers to donate to the Winter Haven Police and Fire Department.
Don't forget, the Lion's Club is still collecting old eye glasses and the WOTM are still collecting Boxtops and Campbell soup labels!
The Lodge will be hosting the Back To School Bingo on the 8th of August, and are accepting donations of school supplies. They are also collecting Cots and outer wear in conjunction with Burlington Coat Factory"Warm Heart Warm Coats" and Toiletries for Christmas Goodie Bags for nursing home. Coupons (up to 6 months expired-We are working with American Legion Post 8) just bring them into the office.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
WOTM Community Service Projects
WOTM Community Service Chairman Melinda Radlein? and her committee have 5 special project for us to work on. Community Service Committee will be collecting donations for multiple local organizations for the entire chapter year please
1. Help local children by donating food items to kidsPACK (Chef Boyardee 7.5oz microwaveable bowls: Beef Ravioli, Beefaroni, Mac and Cheese, ABC 123-Spaghetti O, Spaghetti and meatballs, Chicken and Rice. 4oz of Applesauce or mixed fruits cups, Pop tarts, Breakfast Bars, Crackers---Lance).
2. Children’s story books ages K-5 for Garner Elementary.
3. The Humane Society of Polk County ,pet food and supplies toys and towels/blankets for the Polk County Animal Control. Please help by donating to these local organizations. Donation boxes can be found in the front hallway of the lodge.
4. We will be collecting non-perishable food for Meals on Wheels.
5. Tommy Moose card sales for purchasing Tommy Moose and Bookmarkers for the local Police and Fire Departments!

Thank you from the WOTM Community Service
Monday, July 13, 2015
Moose Rewards Program - New program
It’s simple, you can earn points for sponsoring members, attending meetings, holding office, or just renewing your dues. Every member has an opportunity to participate and your points are awarded automatically without any paperwork or submissions.

Here’s what you earn for each activity:

Sponsor your FIRST ever new or re-enrolled member into the LOOM or WOTM – 6,000 points
Sponsor a new or re-enrolled member into the LOOM or WOTM – 600 points
Sponsor your FIRST ever new or re-enrolled member into the Moose Legion – 1,000 points
Sponsor a new or re-enrolled member into the Moose Legion – 250 points
Renew your Lodge or Chapter dues – 250 points
Renew your Lodge or Chapter Dues (year 1 to year 2) – 1,000 points
Renew your Moose Legion dues – 150 points
Renew your Moose Legion dues (year 1 to year 2) – 600 points
Pay dues multiple years in advance – 1,000 points
Become a Life Member – 1,000 points
Join the Moose Legion – 250 points
Become a Life Member of the Moose Legion – 600 points
Qualify for the 25 Club – 1,000 points
Attain the next division(s) within the 25 Club – 250 points
Attain a higher degree of the Order – 1,000 points
Members you sponsor renew their dues (year 1 to year 2) – 1,000 points
Members you sponsor renew their dues (year 2+) – 600 points
Members you sponsor renew their Moose Legion dues – 250 points
Attend an International Moose Convention – 1,000 points
Attend an instructor-led, live training session – 1,000 points
Complete an online training program – 600 points
Hold an elected office in your Lodge or Chapter* – 8,000 points
Hold an elected office on your Association Executive Board* – 600 points
Hold an elected office in the Moose Legion* – 1,000 points
Attend the Moose Texas Hold ‘Em tournament or future select programs – 250 points

*At least 10 months in office and still in the position on April 30th

Here’s how many points are needed to redeem for:

Annual LOOM dues for Lodges with dues between $34-$50 – 22,500 points
Annual LOOM dues for Lodges with dues between $51-$100 – 30,000 points
Annual WOTM dues – 12,500 points
Annual Moose Legion dues – 9,000 points
Registration for the International Moose Convention – 30,000 points
Contributions to Mooseheart & Moosehaven through Moose Charities* – 8,000 points
Moose gift store merchandise* – 8,000 points
Gift cards^ – 25,000 points
Bass Pro Shop
Cash^ – 25,000 points
Entry into the Texas Hold ‘Em tournament – 420,000 points
Moose cruise fees – 726,400 points

*Represents the number of points for every $10 contributed or available for purchase
^ Number of points needed for each $25 card or $25 in cash
Monday, July 13, 2015
Youth Awareness
For more than 25 years, we have organized high school students into a highly effective speakers’ bureau with the goal of educating preschool and elementary school-aged children on a variety of topics, including drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, “stranger danger,” bullying and peer pressure, and healthy habits and nutrition.

Through Moose KidsTalks presentations, participants in the program have reached an audience more than 750,000 children throughout North America. Students also have a chance to compete for $30,000 in college scholarship money that is awarded annually through this program.

For more information about how youth can participate and for the Association Youth Awareness Congress Schedule and lists of Loyal Order of Moose & Women of the Moose Youth Awareness Coordinators, please visit our Forms/Documents section.
Monday, July 13, 2015
The Moose Alert Program
The Moose Alert program is designed to serve two primary purposes. The first purpose of the Moose Alert program is to actively engage members in search efforts for lost or missing children. We ask our Lodges to form solid relationships with local police, fire and emergency service departments so that these agencies know they can rely on our members during such situations. The second primary purpose of the program is to utilize our Lodge buildings and facilities during times of emergencies or disasters. Our organization has partnered with The Salvation Army in an effort to effectively communicate and coordinate manpower and resources when communities are in dire need of assistance.

While these are the primary purposes of the program, there are other ways in which our members and facilities can be utilized. Volunteers can man Salvation Army mobile canteens and assist in distribution of goods to those in need. Lodge buildings can also be utilized as warming or cooling stations for local residents during those times when outdoor temperatures reach extreme levels.

Information about starting a Moose Alert Program can be found in our Forms/Documents section.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Texas Hold 'Em
2016 Events:

Tournament Dates: January 10th-January 14th
Host Lodge: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Registration: Mail-In Form;
Monday, July 13, 2015
Supreme Governor
Terry L. Walls serves as Supreme Governor, the chief presiding officer of the Loyal Order of Moose. He was elected to this position at the 127th International Convention in Nashville in July 2015. He previously served as Supreme Jr. Governor in 2014-2015 and Supreme Prelate during 2013-2014. Terry has served on the Supreme Council, the Fraternity’s corporate Board of Directors since 2003. He had previously served on the Mooseheart Board of Directors from 1999-2003 and on the Moose Legion Council from 1996-1999.

Terry joined the Moose in 1980 as a member of Tulsa, OK Lodge #862, where he holds a Life Membership. He served in numerous capacities, including Administrator from 1988 t0 1996. He also holds membership at Farmers Branch, TX Lodge #2277. Terry joined Sooner Moose Legion #147 (OK) in 1983 and is a Past President.

During his tenure as Administrator, Terry’s lodge earned the Lodge Merit Award every year. The lodge won a Shining Star in 1995 as “Lodge of the Year” and Terry was a finalist for “Administrator of the Year” at that same time. In addition, as Editor of the lodge publication, Terry won first place in his category in the Moose Journalism Awards.

Terry also has served the Oklahoma Moose Association as President, Vice President, Prelate, Treasurer, and District President, and has chaired the Sports, Community Service, Endowment Fund, Fraternal Giving, and Family Activities committees.

A member of the 300 Division of the Moose 25 Club, Terry received the Fellowship Degree of Honor in 1988 and the Pilgrim Degree of Merit in 1995.

Aside from the Moose, Terry is involved with the Oklahoma Council for Workplace Safety and volunteers with the Red Cross. He also enjoys golf and family gatherings.

Terry and his wife Kathy reside in Tulsa, OK. They have four children and five grandchildren.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
NOTICE! NOTICE!!! ROAD KILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Road kill has been cancelled for the summer!!
Watch the Moosecall for return dates!
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Darts News for July
Our Summer Dart Session is only 3
weeks into the season. Monday night
“Toms Team” has a 1 game lead on “Two
and Two”. Tuesday “Do Goods” are ahead
of “Why Me Lord” by 4 games. Wednesday’s
combo 501 and Cricket League find
“Top Notch” 4 games ahead of “Dartsters”.
All 3 nights are in a tight race so far. Let’s
see who pulls ahead of the pack next
We are planning to once again have a
banquet in January 2016 for all those who
have played in the league during 2015.
Sheila Klingshirn has volunteered to be
in charge. We will keep you posted on the
Check the Dart Communication Board in
the hallway for all notices; Dart meeting
dates, sub-list, etc. Also please remember,
it is YOUR responsibility to get a sub
and NOTIFY your captain if you will be absent.
We cannot wait until you are a “NO
SHOW” to find a sub.
There are applications available on the
bulletin board for those interested in going
to the State Moose Tournament at the Tarpon
Springs Lodge July 31 – August 2,
League Secretary
Patricia Hacker
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Moose Call Email
Hello if you would like to get your Moose Call email to you please let me know at pinklion31@aol.com. I will add you to the email list. Thank you
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Aluminum Can Pull Tabs and Old Prescription Glasses
Aluminum Can Pull Tabs
We also help the Lion’s Club collect old prescription glasses. There is a container for them in the hall-way at the Lodge. These items are donated to Charity, and are collected on a regular basis. Help us help others by collecting and bringing in your donations. Thanks!
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Grand Chancellor

A Note from the Grand Chancellor

From the very first time I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful Mooseheart Campus, I knew that the place I had heard so very much about, was indeed real and that the children entrusted to our care were thankful for all that the men and women of the Moose do to provide them with a safe, secure environment and a good education. I also knew that Moosehaven would be nothing short of the same for our senior members. I fell in love with our mission that rainy day in 1984 and continue to believe the men and women of the Moose will ensure the safety and well-being for our residents for centuries to come.

Barbara McPherson, Grand Chancellor
Thursday, May 21, 2015
June Message from Sandy Thompson
Howdy to all and welcome to June!

June is the month for graduations, weddings, vacations, and the end of the school year and this finds me writing my final Newsletter to you. I can’t believe my year as your Grand Regent is coming to an end. Where has the time gone? What a trip this has been!

It has been my honor and privilege to serve you in this position. I have traveled this wonderful fraternity and have visited many different Moose Homes and Conferences, but I found one thing to be the same no matter where I was visiting; we belong to the greatest Fraternity in the world with the most dedicated men and women who share a common bond in taking care of our Mooseheart children, Moosehaven seniors, and helping in our communities.

Last year in Las Vegas, we were asked to get “Back to Basics,” which meant to go back to our roots and bring our Fraternity back to the reason James J. Davis started this great organization. In order to do this, we had to make sure we were holding orientations and making sure that the men and women we are sponsoring into our organization clearly understand our core values, the importance of their membership, and why they are a vital part of the future of Mooseheart & Moosehaven.

They need to know how important it is to give back to the community they live in. So many join for the fellowship and playing in pool, dart, bowling, or baseball leagues, but we need to show them there is so much more to their membership. If we are communicating our program from the day they fill out their application and attend an orientation, there is a good chance they will remain committed and dedicated Moose Members. By following our new theme for the 2015-2016 Lodge/Chapter year (Moose Build Our Foundation), we can continue to build our Fraternity for many future generations.

In closing, you have followed me on my “Yellow Brick Road” this past year and for that I will be eternally grateful. I have had the most fantastic year anyone can imagine. I will never ever forget all the hugs, smiles, good wishes, and hospitality that both Glen and I were shown during my travels. I am and will remain extremely humbled by this honor. I have made friendships that will follow me the rest of my life.

I am only an email away if you ever have a question or just want to visit.
You are the best!! MOOSE ROCK!!

Be proud to be a Moose Member and continue to share our organization with everyone you have the chance to talk to. Jan Fregulia, Executive Director of Moose Charities, closes her letters with this phrase and it’s so very true and important to remember:

“If it is to be, it’s up to me!”

In Love and Friendship Always,
Sandy, Grand Regent (AKA Dorothy from Oz)

Thursday, May 21, 2015
LOOM's Community Service Project
We have two Community Service Project right now. The first one is the "Burlington Warm Heart Warm Coat"The lodge will be collecting any size coats from babies to adults. Please let your family members and friends know about the project.The next one is "Christmas Gift Bags" we are collecting small items like shampoo, cream rinse, hand lotion, combs,tooth brush and paste, tissues, paperback books and etc. If you want to bring the coats or other items in to the lodge the office will take them. You can bring it into Ronnie Stubbs at Bingo on Monday, Tuesday Night and Friday. We will be doing this until December 10. Thank you for supporting our community service project.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Our Sunshine Children and Grandparents
We have three Sunshine Children, The Nassenstein Family- Anthony (AJ), his birthday is March and Matilda, her birthday is February 7.We now have another Sunshine child, Sylvestre Delgado, his birthday is October 11, 1999. If you would like to send them a birthday card or just a card their address is
Their Name
C/O Sunshine Department
115 James J. Davis Drive
Mooseheart, IL 60539

Our Grandparents are
Rena Croft, her birthday is February 3,and Togo Jansen, his birthday if July 12. If you would like to send them a birthday card or just a card their address is
Their Name
C/O Moosehaven
1701 Park Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
WOTM Committees Monthly Meetings
We would like to invite you to come to our meetings each month (first and third Monday at 7:00pm). You will be receiving a letter from the Senior Regent (Wilma) telling you what committee your are now on (it may have changed because we only have 4 development committees and 1 standing committee)
Our Chairmen are:
Higher Degrees Geneva Nash
Membership/Retention Margaret McWhirter
Mooseheart/Moosehaven Melissa Edmiston
Community Service . Melinda Radlein

September-Higher Degree (Star Recorder)
October-Mooseheart/Moosehaven (Christmas monetary gift walk)
November-Higher Degree (College of Regents) and Award of Achievement
December-Community Service
April-Higher Degree (Academy of Friendship)

Ways and Means (Green Cap)-November 1 and January 31
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Moose-Build Our Foundation May 1, 2015- - -30 April 2016
Building membership to make the Moose stronger at the core level will be our commitment during the "Moose-Build Our Foundation" campaign year.

Last year we emphasized the children at Mooseheart, our seniors at Moosehaven, and the communities in which we serve during the "Moose - Build Our Foundation"
campaign. This year we will focus on growing our lodges and chapters, our foundations, in order to support these core values.

Sign 1 Member - - -Moose-Build Our Foundation Lapel pins are presented by your lodge, chapter or Moose Legion to members that sponsor their first member during this campaign.

Sign 5 Members- - -Help replace the flooring in the Indoor Playroom at the
Student Center at Mooseheart.

Funds will be donated for every man, woman or Moose Legionnaire who qualifies by signing 5 members courtesy of your State Association, Women of the Moose and the Moose Legion,
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Special Olympics
Since the first World Games were held in Chicago, IL in 1968, Special Olympics has provided year-round training and athletic competition in Olympic-style sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Moose is pleased to be the primary supporter of Special Olympics softball. In 2009, the Moose made possible the first Special Olympics National Invitational Softball Tournament, which was held in Lincoln, Nebraska as a test event for the 2010 Special Olympics USA Games. Since that initial event, we have sponsored the softball venue at the 2010 and 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, and have enabled Special Olympics to hold a North American Softball Invitational Tournament during the interim period between USA Games. As a result of our support and our partnership with Special Olympics North America and ASA Softball, there is now a nationwide event for Special Olympics softball held each year.

Information about the Special Olympics Program can be found in our Forms/Documents section. To learn how your Lodge, Chapter, or Moose Legion can contribute, please contact Shawn Baile either by E-Mail or at 630-966-2214.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Safe Surfin' Foundation

Safe Surfin’

It should come as no surprise that the fraternity that cares enough about children to make Mooseheart a reality enters the 21st century with protection of children who use the Internet as a key concern. In 2008, the Moose entered into a partnership with the Safe Surfin’ Foundation, a Virginia-based organization which has been a leader in attempts to keep the Internet a safe place for children to explore.

In addition to educating children and their parents on using the Internet safely, support provided by the Moose has enabled Safe Surfin’ to expand its programs to furnishing law enforcement with computer equipment to be used to pursue Internet predators, as well as ballistic vests to protect officers while apprehending these criminals. Moose is also a strong proponent of the EZ Child ID program, which provides parents with an electronic file that contains personal information, electronic fingerprints, photographs and a video file of their children. This information is readily available to law enforcement if a child becomes lost or is abducted.

More information about the Safe Surfin’ Foundation can be found in our Forms/Documents section. To learn how your Lodge can participate, please contact Shawn Baile either by E-Mail or at 630-966-2214.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Our New Members for WOTM-June
Welcome to our New Members. We would love to meet you please stop in for meetings and events.
Ann Dean, Debbie Gwynn, Jacqueline Harner, Jennifer Hindy, Roberta Jacobowski, Terri Joy, Melanie Roy and Transfer in Annie Cardwell and Sylvia Groleske.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Our New Members for LOOM July
LOOM Welcome to our New Members we hope to see you at our Lodge, meeting and events:
Thomas Kelley, Kevin Pusker, David Summerfield, Eric Cullop, Dewayne Kirkland. Transfer in James Patterson.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
LOOM and WOTM Community Service Projects
Yes! LOOM- We still collect Aluminum Can Pull Tabs, we help the Lion's Club collect old prescription glasses. There is a container for them near the main door in the Lodge. Please bring in the items to help with our community service projects. Thank you for supporting your Lodge.

WOTM-We are collecting the Campbell Soup Labels and Box Tops for Education. Please save them and bring it into the WOTM Office or give it to our Moose Charities. We will do the work in counting and mailing them into Moose Charities.

Here is a list of some of the other items that we are collecting or that you can do:

1. “GoodSearch.com” By using this search engine on your computer instead of yahoo or google, Good Search will pay Moose Charities one penny for each inquiry.
2. “Goodshop.com” A percentage of up to 30 % of your purchase will also go to Moose Charities.
3. General Mill’s “Boxtops for Education” Immediate cash is sent to Moose Charities when you clip the ten-cent coupons from many General Mills products.
4. Target “Take Charge of Education” Every time you use your TARGET Redcard, Target will donate 1% of your purchase to Mooseheart schools. There are only 125 moose members enrolled in this program nationwide.
5. “Recycle for Mooseheart” This is a no brainer for all. You simply collect ink cartridges, laptop computers, cell phones including all accessories, children’s electronic games, and digital cameras from yourself, family, and local businesses.
6. Campbell’s “Labels for Education” By simply clipping the bar codes from Campbell’s soup and Pepperidge Farm products we can earn either 1 or 5 points. Think about it, if every member of this fraternity would just save one
Campbell’s soup label bar code we could receive a new van to transport our children!
7. Food Lion “Shop and Share” Simply register your MVP card - Each time you shop at Food Lion and use your card, a portion of your total grocery purchase will be donated to Mooseheart Schools.
8. “My Coke Rewards” Save the points from coke products and donate them to Mooseheart to obtain sports equipment, textbooks, school supplies and other rewards for our Mooseheart schools.
9. Tyson “Project A+” Simply clip and save the bar code from Tyson Project A+ labels and earn 24 cents for each one.
10. Terra-Cycle Terra-Cycle is a new addition to our recycle program. Trash collecting earns Mooseheart $0.02 each for items such as empty Capri Sun drink packets, Lays Chip bags, discarded candy and cookie wrappers, and many other snack and household item containers.
Terra-Cycle will in turn make backpacks, pencil cases, and other school supplies with the recycled items. Just think, all of these items would have been thrown away and they would end up in a landfill. This way we are doing our civic duty to keep America clean, green, and helping our children at Mooseheart. We are in a way picking from the “money tree” and giving to our children.
Please visit the Moose Charities website on a regular basis as we are constantly finding new programs to help Mooseheart.

Thank you for helping Moosheart School
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Central Florida Accordion Club
Central Florida Accordion Club will be meeting on the first Sunday of every month at 2:00pm-5:00pm. Come out to dance and have some fun!
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Kitchen Specials
Open 7 Days per Week
Lunch til 8:00 PM

See our Menu under the DOCUMENTS heading!

Our Kitchen has a few specials. Come down and try them out.
1. Italian Sausage and one side item--$5.00
2. Pork Chops Dinner and two side items-$8,00
3. Filet of Fish Dinner and two side items-$8.00
Friday, December 5, 2014
Winter Haven Moose Lodge on FaceBook
We are now on FaceBook!! If you want to be a friend just send a request to us. Just a reminder we friend people most belong to the LOOM and WOTM and but some don't. So if a request comes to you please make sure you know the person before you friend them on your facebook for your safety.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
New Members
Just a reminder, when you sponsor a new member they don't become a member until their name is read on the Floor of either LOOM- 1st and 3rd Thursday or WOTM-1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Also, they need to get a TEM. Card from the LOOM or WOTM Office to be able to play or buy anything at the LODGE that is for Members Only!
Monday, November 3, 2014
We are looking for a few good men!
On Tuesday night we have public Bingo and we need help!!
If you would like to join in on supporting our Bingo, here is what we need.
IF you can work from 5:00-7:00pm or 6:00-9:00pm or from 5:00-9:45pm That would be great!
Here are some of the things you will be doing. (We are non smoking Bingo)

1. We start selling papers at 5:00pm to 9:30pm
2. We start quarter games at 5:30pm for 20 games (around 1 hour)
3. We start regular games at 7:00pm and we get done around 9:45pm
4. We will teach you how to call BINGO, also.

We know that this is a commitment to the Loyal Order of Moose members, so please step up to the plate and help us.
Please contact Ronnie Stubbs at 863-409-6012
Friday, September 5, 2014
2015 State and International Conventions

FBMA Annual Convention (Green Cap)
September 10-13, 2015 Rosen Plaza 1-800-627-8258

Friday, August 1, 2014
This is What we do for Mooseheart
"I have now been at Mooseheart for a little over five years. I have changed a lot, but I do believe that it has been for the better. I am now more respectful, kind, and more concerned for those around me. I know what behaviors are expected in different settings and situations. I have also really Matured not just in my actions, but also in my thoughts. Through my leadership roles in sport, clubs, and Mooseheart's ROTC program, I have acquired better people skills. After all the opportunities giving to me, I wish to give them back by going into the U. S. Military.

After high school,I wish to attend Lewis University of Romeovillie,Illinois. Here, I wish to study Aviation mechanics while going through their Air Force ROTC program. I know that none of this would be possible if it weren't for the love and care from others. So, the best way to give back to those individuals is to protect their liberties and other freedoms. This, I pray, will be compensation enough for all that has been given to me our of love. Thank you for always being there for me."

Christopher Schwartz, Mooseheart Class of 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Nails in the Fence
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer
a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into
the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the
father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell
his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. But it won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound will still be there. A
verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.” Remember that friends are very rare
jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Moose Call
Any member of the LOOM----If you would like the Moose Call to be mail to you please contact the LOOM's Office or email them at lodge1023@mooseunits.org, in the email make sure that you leave your name and address.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Thursdays 7-10:30pm with Shumate or Les and on Sunday 5-8:30pm with Less
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Update-Winter Haven Lodge NON-SMOKING Changes
In an effort to stay in front of the upcoming state edict on non-smoking, the Lodge Members and Board of Officers voted at the General Meeting

Smoking will still be allowed in the Social Quarters only.

We have been working on the plans for a designated smoking area for some time now, that will satisfy the Membership and the guidelines set forth by the state. We realize that this will not be an easy transition for anyone, so we ask your patience and understanding in accomplishing this.

Thank you.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Update on Donor's Circle
Join the Donor's Circle today! Give from the Heart!!!!

We have a new fund raiser we will be giving a gas grill away, here is how it works: you donate $5.00 to Donor's Circle and you will receive 6 tickets for a chance to win. The drawing will be at the District meeting in September.

Together we secure the future of Mooseheart and Moosehaven. The Donors Circle recognizes donors like you for your individual tax-deductible Endowment Fund Donations. Your Endowment Fund donations are cumulative! Receive your first pin when you reach $100.00. There are 9 heart shape pins, you can receive them in $100.00, $250.00, $500.00, $750.00, $1000.00, $2,500.00, $5000.00, $7,500.00 and $10,000. You can You can go online (www.moosecharities.org/donorscircle) or give Sherry Stubbs a call at 863-409-5711. Look at the Donor's Circle pins on the flyer at the Lodge to see what each pin looks like. You can get started with a $1.00 or more
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Blind Draw Darts
Saturday 7:00pm and Sunday 3:00pm Everyone is Welcome to Play
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Moose Call (paper) or Moosepages (online) News Letter
If you want to put something in the Moose Call it must be submitted by the 18th of the month. There is a folder in the LOOM's Office just put it in it. Please contact Annie at atc60638@yahoo.com memo: Moosecall.

If you want to submit in the Moosepages I can put it in anytime. Please contact Sherry at pinklion26@aol.com (in the subject line put WH Moosepages) and/or call me at 863-409-5711.

The Moose Call will be sent to the WOTM's E-mail group. If you are not getting it please contact Sherry. If you (LOOM's Member) would like to have the Moose Call e-mail to you please send a request to the LOOM's office and we will add you to the list.
Monday, December 3, 2012
UPDATE ON New Applications and becoming a member
NEW: Cross-Sponsorship, New Re-enrollment Policy To Begin August 1st.

Members of the Loyal Order of Moose can now sponsor women into the Women of the Moose, and women may sponsor men into the LOOM. Despite this change, the sponsorship rules still require an endorser from the lodge or chapter, as well as the review and membership approval of all candidates.

As a member of the Moose we want you to bring in your family and friends, but they are not to purchase any item at the Moose Home. They are your guest until they have joined.

There is 3 things that will happened after they have filled out their applications:

1. You have a friend or family member fill out their application and you have turned it in to the office (LOOM or WOTM).
2. The application will be voted on at the next meeting.
3. They will receive a letter telling them that they are now a member of the Moose, and receive their membership card in approximately two weeks. If a temporary card is needed, it can be requested from the LOOM office or the Recorder of the Chapter.

You must be a member to play with the Dart League, Bar Bingo Monday & Friday, and Road Kill. Remember, you NEED to have your Moose ID Card on you when you come into the Lodge to play and win. These are some of the perks for being a member of any Moose Lodge.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Bar Bingo & Mini Bar Bingo
Monday and Friday Bar Bingo--start at 1:00pm to about 4:30pm. (Members Only)
Straight Line or Four Corners
Block of Nine

Mini Bar Bingo---Every Tuesday at 2:00pm---We will begin selling cards at 1:45pm-$1.00per card and 5 cards maximum per person per game.

Game 1-Straight Line or 4 Corners,
Game 2-Straight Line or 4 Corners,
Game 3-Straight Line or 4 Corners,
Game 4 Letter X
Game 5 Coverall

Come and enjoy your favorite beverage, have fun with friends and play mini bar BINGO!

You must have your Moose ID Card with you to play and to win.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Chaplain and Prelate Message 2015-2016
Moose and Moosettes
If you know of someone or it may be yourself who is not feeling good, in the hospital or nursing home, call us!
For the Loyal Order of Moose
Please contact: Harry Nelson (please check with LOOM Office to get in touch with him)
For the Women of the Moose
Please contact: Joyce Hayes 863-397-5316
Sunday, April 15, 2012
District Meeting Information
Our new President 2015-2016 for the District is Ron Sofield. Come to the meeting to show your support for him and our Lodge and Chapter.
Our District Meeting starts at 1:30pm-with an auction starting around 1:00pm, with lunch served before.

September 27 at Haines City

WOTM brought home the plaque for membership for the 2013-2014 year. Lets do it next year for both WOTM and LOOM.

We need you to come to the District Meeting to STAND and be COUNTED so that we can bring the plaque home each month, when we at the other Lodges.

Thursday, January 19, 2012
TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO--Non Smoking!!!!!!!
. We still need a few more volunteers to help us with public Bingo!

If you have a few hours to spare think about us! We need you!

We need help from 5:00pm- -9:30pm

If you can work only from 5:00 to 7:00 or
7:00 to 9:30 that would be great. You will be helping on the floor and learn to sell the papers.

If you want to learn to call BINGO we have great teachers who would like to teach you, just let us know.

Please stop in on Tuesday night or contact Ronnie Stubbs at 863-409-6012
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Help our Child City with Good Search
GoodSearch--What if the Child City received a penny every time you searched the Internet? Use Good Search as you would any search engine, get quality search results and watch the donations add up! Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter Moose Charities as the charity you want to support. And, be sure to spread the word.

For more information how you can help, please visit www.moosecharities.org, call (630) 966-2200 or email questions to request@moosecharities.org.
Friday, July 22, 2011
New Membership Card
Take a look at your Moose Membership Card....just a small piece of plastic, but oh so powerful!
Did you know that your Membership Card will allow you admittance to ANY Moose Lodge ANYWHERE in the US, and Canada?
Did you know that your Moose Membership Card also carries a whole list of other benefits, other than admittance to a Moose Lodge? Ask any officer, visit the web page or look for the brochure found in any Moose Lodge about the other wonderful benefits available to you because you are a member of this great Fraternity.
Did you remember the promise that you made when you signed the enrollment form, or when you attended the Enrollment Ceremony.....to strengthen our membership by inviting your friends and social contacts to join us?
Are your dues expired? Did you get a notice in the mail from Moose International about your Dues renewal?.....or receive a phone call regarding your dues? Did you know that you can pay your dues on the internet? If you don't have internet access, you can pay your dues by mail, or see any Officer about how we can help get your dues paid.
In any case, please remember to renew your dues, and invite your friends, relatives and co-workers to join us. There are a lot of children and seniors that need your help, and you help hundreds of folks every year just by paying your dues.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tuesday Night Bingo-open to public will be going non smoking as of November 5.
Quarters start at 5:30pm. Bingo starts at 7:00pm you can plan all of the games with a starting price of $20.00 and up. 3 jackpots up to $250.00.
Thank you for supporting us and bring a friend on Tuesday Night.
Come down and join us.

We would like to thank everyone who help us when we are shorthanded.
Again thank you,
Ronnie, Robert, Roland, Dennis, Bill, Jo, Sherry, Vicki, Shirley and Kathy