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Thursday, April 2, 2015
LOOM's 2015-2016 Board of Officers
Congratulations to the new 2015-2016 LOOM's Board of Officers.
Governor-Ron Sofield, Past Junior Governor-R. C. Street, Junior Governor-Rich Hacker, Prelate-Harry Nelson,Treasurer-Ron Stubbs, 1 year Trustee-Frank Nutter, 2 year Trustee-Ron Falzarano, 3 year Trustee-Tom White.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
WOTM Board of Officers for 2015-2016
The WOTM Board of Officers for 2015-2016 will be Wilma Howell-Senior Regent, Joyce Simmons-Junior Regent, Martha Adair-Sec/treas, Amy Cook-Recorder and Carmela O'Driscoll will be the Junior Graduate Regent. Congratulation!
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
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Safe Surfin' Foundation
The Safe Surfin' Foundation works to educate the public about Internet crimes against children and how communities can protect their children from becoming victims.

For more than a century, the Moose fraternity has had concern for the welfare of children at its core. So 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.

As of the beginning of 2008, the Moose have entered into a partnership with the Safe Surfin' USA Foundation, a Virginia-based organization which has been a leader in attempts to keep the Internet a safe place for children to explore.

Our Lodge will be going around with donation cards. Please give so we can protect our children on the internet. Thank you
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Academy of Friendship
Our newest Academy of Friendship is Tammy Moina. She received her degree at the Mid Year Conference in Orlando. Congratulations Tammy. Check photos tab for a picture of her and go the the New Degree Holders.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Annual Charity Golf Tournament
The Annual Winter Haven Lodge 1023 Charity Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, April 25th.,at Highlands Reserve Golf Club . Shot gun start 8:00 AM. 4 person scramble (men & women) $220.00 Per Team. Includes Golf, lunch at the Lodge after golf, raffle tickets, closest to pin, longest drive and straightest drive. and more. Contact the office (863-294-1727) for registration forms and additional information.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
LOOM Leadership Training
We will be having a Leadership Training on April 25th at 8:00am. Everyone is welcome to attend this informative class. Check with the LOOM's Office for price and other information about the class.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Joint Installation of Officers
Joint Installation of Officers will be on 26th of April. Starting with WOTM at 1:00pm follow by the LOOM. Please come and meet your new Board of Officers.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Special Olympics
This is what we do as Moose!. . . . . Special Olympics a "Core Initiative" for Heart of the Community Program.

One of the six "core initiative" within the Moose Fraternity's Heart of the Community program is Special Olympics.

Thanks to support from the Moose, Special Olympics North America has an invitational softball event each year since 2009. Participation ranged from 20 teams in the initial year to 32 at its largest and continues to grow.

"There was no stand-alone softball event in Special Olympics until the Moose got involved," Moose International Director of Activities Shawn Baile said. "We have had a hand in not only providing an opportunity, but in contributing to a specific sport in the Special Olympics program," he added. "This Fraternity has crated something that's created a lot of interest and desire in the people who otherwise would not have this opportunity to compete."

In addition to substantial financial support, Moose members volunteer their time to ensure these events run smoothly. Mooseheart students have also traveled to the competitions to volunteer their time as well.

"I've said so many times that there are so many things in Special Olympics that make it worthwhile," Baile said, "The athletes not only have a desire to win, but they also pull for the other guy, even if it's their opponent. I've seen athletes high-five an opponent who hits a home run. You definitely cover the full range of emotions in seven innings of Special Olympics softball game, there's no doubt about it."
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Central Florida Accordian 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
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 some belong to the LOOM and WOTM and some don't. So if a request comes to you please make sure you know the person before you friend them on your facebook.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Community Service Project--CHEF BOYARDEE Bowls
WOTM are collecting 7.5oz CHEF BOYARDEE Bowls to be donated to Kids Pack to help feed local disadvantaged children on weekends and over summer months while they are not at school to receive breakfast and lunch. There are more than 2400 homeless hungry children in Polk County. Kids Pack currently feeds 773 children per week in 47 Polk County public school.

For every 7/5oz Chef Boyardee Bowl you donate you will receive a ticket for a chance to win a $50.00 Visa Gift Card at the end of the chapter year. At this time bowls can be dropped of every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month at the WOTM meetings at 7:00pm or in the donation box in the front hall. When putting donations in the box please tape your name and phone number to all bowls to insure a ticket will be put in for the drawing.
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
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
This is What we Can Do Together!
"Although I was not aware at the time of my arrival, Mooseheart was improving the skills of the young adult in me by inserting me into a community inhabited with many people from different backgrounds. This diversity has taught me that although we may all come from different places, we all strive for happiness and success.

Making the decision to come to Mooseheart is one that I value greatly. Mooseheart has taught me to step outside of my comfort zone. My experiences here have made me want to help those around me reach their potential. I have come to enjoy challenges: weakness is an obstacle that everyone has. I plan to acknowledge my weaknesses and continue on. Attending Mooseheart has changed me as a whole, teaching me that as long as I want something and work hard for it, only then will I be successful."

Rocio Sanches, Mooseheart Class of 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
2015 State and International Conventions

International Convention-Nashville
July 3-8, 2015

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.
Friday, May 9, 2014
New Theme for the 2014-2015
This is our new theme for this year "MOOSE - BACK TO BASICS".

Sign 1 Member--"Moose- Back to Basics" Lapel Pin

Sign 5 Members--$5.00 Donation to build the Elementary Academic Center at Mooseheart

Sign 25 Members--Brick Dedicated in you Name to the Mooseheart School Renovation Project
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
WOTM Committee Activity Meeting for 2014-2015
Your Chairman will be getting in touch with you about the fund raising project meeting, this is where you discuss what your committee fund raising project will be. Also, your Chairman will let you know when the committee Activity Meeting is, your committee will bring in refreshment for that meeting. If you would like to become a Chairman, just ask Carmela our Senior Regent. Please support her as much as you can.

April-Health Awareness
Monday, November 4, 2013
Thursdays 7-10:30pm with Shumate or Angie 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!!!!

Watch for the upcoming Fund Raising project over the summer! Our goal will be at least 75 new members for the Donor's Circle.

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

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. Co-sponsorship between men and women.
Members of the Loyal Order of Moose can now sponsor women into the Women of the Moose, and vice versa. Despite this change, the sponsorship rules still require an endorser from the lodge or chapter, as well as the review and approval of all candidate.

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. Once you have a friend or family member to fill out their application and you have turned it in to the office (LOOM or WOTM).
2. Then, the application will be voted on at the next meeting.
3. Their will receive a letter telling them that they are now a member of the Moose.

You must be a member to play with the Dart League, Bar Bingo Monday & Friday, Mini Bingo on Tuesday 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 members of Winter Haven Moose or any other Moose Lodge.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
SUNSHINE CHILDREN AND GRANDPARENTS----To see photos of them go to the photo tab.
We have three Sunshine Children, The Nassenstein Family- Anthony (AJ), his birthday is March and Matilda, her birthday is February 7. 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, June 27, 2012
Bar Bingo & Mini Bar Bingo
Monday and Friday Bar Bingo--start at 1:00pm to about 4:30pm. (Members Only)

Mini Bar Bingo---Every Tuesday at 2:00pm---We will begin to sell cards a 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!

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

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Road Kill-2014-2015
We are looking for volunteers to help with Road Kill, if you would like to help see R. C. Street.

Come play the most fun game in town! Games start at 1:00pm, Don't forget your Moose Card and make sure to bring a friend! Win items for breakfast, lunch or dinner!!! . Must have Moose ID Card out!!! Dates are subject to change.

April 4 and 18

R. C. Street, Chairman
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Chaplain and Prelate Message 2014-2015
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: Martha "Martie" Adair at 863-206-9121
Sunday, April 15, 2012
District Meeting Information
Our new President 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.

April 19-Lake Wales
May 17-Haines City
June 14-Winter Haven
July 12-South Lakeland (Need your Resume if you are running for an office)
August 9-Lake Wales (Voting for new Board of Officers)

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? Did you know that if you sponsor two new members by April 2014, Moose International will pay your dues for you next year?...and if you sponsor two members every year, you could never pay dues again!?!?!
Are your dues expired? Did you get a notice in the mail from Moose International about your Dues renewal?.....If not, 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, Dennis, Bill, Jo, Sherry, Vicki, Shirley and Kathy