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Monday, November 30, 2015
Prisoner of Love Dance
Tickets are on sale for the Prisoner of Love Dance
February 13, 2016 7:00pm - the band will be Southern Comfort
Tickets are $8.00 pp or $15.00 for a couple
There will be snack, Prisoner of Love Jail (max $5.00 to put someone in & $10.00 to get them out), Game, Door Prizes and much more. Ron Stubbs is hosting this event
Tickets are in the Social Quarter, LOOM's Office and the LOOM's Board of Officers.

Check with the kitchen for her special Prisoner of Love dinner!
Thursday, January 28, 2016
IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!!!
The lodge needs the help of all members who camped or witnessed
camping on the Winter Haven Moose Lodge’s grounds before 2000.
We are trying to get our permits back and need affidavits from all
witnesses and participants in order to do so. Stop in the LOOM's Office
to get a form. Then PLEASE, fill out the form ASAP return it to us.
Thank you for your help
Thursday, January 28, 2016
PRISONER OF LOVE DINNER
Our Kitchen will be having a Prisoner of Love Dinner to go with our Prisoner of Love Dance. DinnerTickets are on sale (Sold Separately ) cost for your meal will be $8.00/plate or 2 for $15.00
Lasagna, Side Salad and Garlic Bread
See the kitchen to purchase your ticket or any questions you have.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
We Love our Volunteers!
A SPECIAL THANK YOU!!
The lodge would like to give special thanks to Ron Stubbs, RC Street,
Anneda Stone, Gail Rizzo, Paul Brohawn, Terry Ernst, Amy Cook, Craig
Lowe, Chris Radlein, and the Tuesday Night Bingo crew for their work
as volunteers at our lodge. We appreciate all the hard work and effort
to put into making our lodge and functions a success.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
WOTM Community Service Pet Supplies
If you have extra towels or blankets that you no longer use or want, the dogs and cats at animal control would love to have them!!!
We can use:
sheets, blankets, comforters, bedspreads, bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, dish towels, and any clean rags and linens.
A collection bin is located outside the WOTM office.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Message from the Junior Past Governor
Hi All,
We had our steak and shrimp dinner down at the hut on January 16th. It was a huge success thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, and people who attended. Without their hard work and dedication, this event would not have been the success that it was. Gerell Morgan and Brad Pinner did an amazing job preparing the steaks for the event. In addition Frank Nutter sold a whopping 45 tickets to the event. I would like to personally thank sponsors and volunteers who donated re-sources and time to this event.
SPONSORS
Eula Street $100 Velda Bob $100 Leo Raymond $100
Ron Sofield $50 Tom Sincavage $50 Craig Lowe $50
Olan Gilmore $50 Ron Falzarano $50 Brad Pinner 10 tickets
Cindy Van Pool 10 tickets Ron Stubbs 50lb baked potatoes
Ron Darby 50lb baked potatoes Violet Shock Rolls
Martha Winders Rolls Frank Nutter Grill Donation for the raffle
Roby Strret Jr Grill Gas and Charcoal Donation
VOLUNTEERS
Roger Shelton, Kickstart, Ron Darby, Amy Cook,
Leroy Hill, Stan Stamper, Betsy Stamper, Cleve Dotson,
Violet Shock, and Joann Bellanca for selling the 50/50 raffles
Tom Sincavage selling the raffle tickets for the grill
Tina Bailey for bartending
Olan Gilmore, Roger Shelton and Leo Raymond for serving the meals
Gerell Morgan and Brad Pinner for cooking the steaks
Again I want to give a big thanks to all that volunteered, donated, and attended this event. It was a great day of fun, food, drinks, and friends.
RC Street, Jr. Past Governor
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Road Kill
Come play the fastest, and the most fun game in town!
Games start at 1:00 pm Don’t forget your Moose Card.
Win items for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
February 6th and 20t
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
District 20 Fun Day
Our Lodge will be hosting the District 20 Fun Day on Feb 7, 2016, 12:00pm-5:00pm at the Pavilion on the lake. dome on out for a day of fun with District 20. We will have Cornhole Tournament, Beginning at 1pm hosted by Polk County Cornholers, Live music opening up will be Our Band Headliner will be The Big Deal band. Games, Games, Games Bingo, Feather your Nest,Closest to the Pin Contest.
Vendor Booths, bake sales. Rafles, 50/50 drawings, auction, prizes, liquor basket.
BBQ Chicken Dinners $7.00each.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
WOTM Speak Easy Casino Day
Sunday February 21st, 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tickets are required and go on dale December 1st $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00. If purchased in advance $4.00 each at the door. You will need a password to get in the door along with you ticket. Passwords will be given when you buy the ticket.
Enjoy period drinks and appetizers like Shine Runner Punch, Bloody Chicago Shooters and Fingers Sandwiches. Its the Coppers Nachos.
Bugsy and Al are dealing Black Jack and Stud Poker, Biggy Sweets shuffling for Texas Holdem, Diamond Darling will be running the Moose Races, Tommy Two Guns' Spinning the Roulette Wheel. Lots of games of chance run by Moms Malone, Jimmy Clarks Ghost and Machine Gun Jack.
Costume contest for best period costume. Moose Dollar Auction for great prizes.
Contact Jeannie Chodazeck or any Board Member. Talktoala@gmail.com or cell 863 668 1900

An auction will be held at the end of the night for many items donated for your bidding.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Our Circle has been broken-Members we lost in 2015
KEN BOLIN, MARKEL BRINGGER, BILLY COLEMAN, JOE DIXON,
JAMES DUNEVANT, MICHAEL DUNNING, RICHARD FOWLSTON,
DAVID HERBST, DOW JACOBS, GLYNN JOHNSON, MELVIN KEEFER,
A LIGHT, DONNIE MC BRAYER, NATHAN MC GUIRE, RUSSELL PERKINS,
WATSON PIZON, TERRY STANDEN, DON STRICKLAND,
RONALD STUBBENDICK, JOSEPH SWEENEY, ROBERT WILKINSON,
MILDRED BLAKE, MARGRETE FISHER, SHIRLEY GRIFFEN, EVELYN HALL,
FAYE HIGGINS, DONNA KING, CAROLYN NUNES, NATALIE PERKINS,
BETTY PLOCKI, SARAH ROBINSON, MARY ELLEN SMITH, SUE SNIPES,
PATRICIA SNODGRASS, AUDREY STEEN, DOROTHY WALKER,
MAUREEN WELLS.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Moose Legionnaires, Fellows, and Pilgrims
Our Moose Legionnaires sponsored a fund-raiser for the benefit of the Moose Legion. Our committee chairman, Roger Fisher, spearheaded this function; a “Wheelbarrow Full of Cheer.” It was a tremendous suc-cess!!! Our thanks go out to the following for their part in making this fundraiser a success. The Winter Haven LOOM, ROGER Fisher, George Bunt, Richie MacAteer, Harry Nelson, Tom Sincavage, Fred Jordan, Olan Gilmore, Ron Falzarano, Frank Nutter, Rick Ramsey, Leo Raymond, and Ron Sofield. Thanks to all these men who donated to the wheelbarrow and everything that was in it!!! Great Job, Gentlemen.
MOOSE LEGION NEWS
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Moose International Convention
St Louis the Moose is coming!
It is now open to book your hotel rates are from $90.00 to $106.00 per night plus taxes and your Registration (online $50.00pp).

Don't forget the 2nd Annual Karaoke Contest.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
WOTM Application to Join
Starting January 1, 2016 it will cost your friends and family to join our Chapter $52.00 and dues will be $32.00. Any questions contact the WOTM Board of Officers.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
R. Robert Dale Scholarship Program
R. Robert Dale served as Secretary/Administrator of St. Charles, IL Lodge 1368. He passed away on August 15, 1983, leaving an estate of more than $2 million to be divided equally between the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home and the Loyal Order of Moose, both for the purpose of providing scholarships.

In 1985, Director General Paul O’Hollaren and the Supreme Council approved a program in the R. Robert Dale Scholarship Fund was to be used to provide scholarships for higher education to the sons and daughters of Moose members, who had graduated from high school. Applicants for the program must be high school juniors with a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. They are eligible only if their father, mother, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a member of the Moose in good standing. The scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books and fees at any accredited vocational or academic institution the recipient chooses to attend.
You can go to Mooseintl.org, go to Activity and Sports tab (on left side), then go to R. Robert Dale Scholarship Program; click on it follow to class of 2017.
– Class of 2017 Information Sheet
– Class of 2017 Application

If you have any additional questions, please contact Camille Ruffino either by E-Mail or at 630-966-2213.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
2015-16 Karaoke Contest
General Rules:

Participants must hold active membership in the Loyal Order of Moose or Women of the Moose. It is the responsibility of the unit hosting the competition to assure that this requirement is met. Membership cards for each competitor should be checked for validity. Applicants for membership who have not been properly enrolled are not eligible to compete.

Each individual member is permitted to have one entry in the competition. Those individuals who hold multiple memberships must decide under which Lodge or Chapter membership they will be competing.

There is no charge for participating in this competition.

This is an amateur solo karaoke competition. No professional singers are permitted to participate. For the purposes of our competition, a professional singer in this instance is defined as “an individual who participates or has participated in an activity or field of endeavor often engaged in by amateurs, in this case a vocal musician, as a permanent career or for the purpose of receiving a financial return. This includes individuals who have sung solo, in a group and/or with a band.” Additionally, individuals who provide D.J./karaoke services are not eligible to participate.

Participation by a Lodge or Chapter is encouraged, but is not mandatory. If a Lodge chooses not to participate, it is up to the members to voice their opinions to the Lodge’s Board of Officers.

Lodge Competition:

Competition at the Lodge level is open to members of that particular Lodge and its affiliated Chapter.

A Lodge that does not occupy physical property should coordinate with a neighboring Lodge to use their Lodge home for competition. If the neighboring Lodge home is not available, the Lodge may seek another venue.

Members of stand-alone Chapters (Chapters whose affiliated Lodges have closed) may compete at neighboring Lodge competitions. Members will only compete against members from the same Chapter.

Lodges are responsible for securing professional karaoke services for competition, as well as paying all associated fees for such services. Lodges are also responsible for securing qualified individuals to serve as judges for competition. Recommendations for selecting judges are defined later in this document.

The number of weeks of Lodge competition should be based on the number of registered participants. A low number of registrants allows for a format of individuals performing multiple songs and should allow the Lodge competition to be completed in a minimal number of weeks. A higher number of registrants likely allows for one song per person over a period of several weeks, with a certain number of participants being eliminated each week. A high number of participants will also require more time, and the format utilized should allow the entire competition to be completed in the prescribed time period.

It is anticipated that approximately six minutes will be devoted to each participant, including introduction of the performer, performance of the selected song, judges’ comments and scores, and the change to the next performer. Using this time frame, Lodges with a high number of registrants would require three hours to complete 30 performers singing one song each.

Event Promotion:

The dates and times (and locations, where applicable) of Lodge competition should be advertised to members well in advance. Information could be posted in the Lodge home, distributed in Lodge newsletters, posted to Lodge websites or Moose Pages sites, sent via email to Lodge and affiliated Chapter members, or sent via regular mail to those for whom there is no email address on file.

There should be a clearly indicated deadline date by which participants must register for competition. The deadline should be enforced.

Judges:

It is recommended that the individuals selected to serve as judges are music teachers from the local school district, radio or television personalities, or local music professionals.

Ideally, those individuals who agree to serve as judges should be willing to make a multi-week commitment. This will ultimately be determined by the number of weeks that Lodge competition will run, which will be based on the number of participants.

Judges should not be served alcohol while competition is taking place. There have been cases in other similar contests where judges were continually served complimentary beverages as “compensation” for judging, and their effectiveness was compromised.

Scoring:

The following is the recommended scoring system for competition. For each of the 15 items, judges award 0-5 points. Associations may choose to use or develop their own scoring system for Lodge, District, and Association competitions, but the scoring system outlined below is the system that will be used during the International competition finals at the 2016 International Convention in St. Louis:

Vocal Performance (maximum 30 points)
– Was the singer on pitch?
– Did the singer hit high notes without sounding weak or straining?
– Did the singer choose a song suited to his/her ability?
– Did the singer stay in time with the track/music?
– Was the singer able to sustain notes and phrases without losing his/her breath?
– Did the singer show knowledge/mastery of the song?

Song Interpretation (maximum 20 points)
– Was the singer’s phrasing well done? (ex – no breathing at inappropriate times)
– Did the singer have his/her own style, or did he/she mimic the original well? (either is fine)
– Did the singer use loud and/or soft dynamics to make the song come alive?
– Was the singer’s vocal rendition suited to the song?

Stage Presence (maximum 25 points)
– Did the singer perform the song in an entertaining manner?
– Did the singer draw the crowd and you as a judge into the performance?
– Was the singer enthusiastic/emotionally in sync with the song?
– Was the singer confident on stage?
– Did the singer show unusual talent, range or skill?

A perfect score would be 75 points. Judges will be provided blank score sheets for each competitor. Each judge will circle the appropriate point value for each of the 15 criteria on the score sheet.

District Competition:

Due to the number of Lodges in some Associations, the Association Executive Board may determine that District competition is necessary in order to narrow down the number of participants for Association competition to a figure that will ensure Association competition can be completed during the Mid-Year Conference.

If an Association chooses to hold District competitions, Lodge competitions will have to be completed earlier so that District competitions are completed no later than four weeks prior to the Mid-Year Conference. The Association will need to communicate its intent to the Lodges in a timely manner so that Lodges can schedule Lodge competition accordingly, and District competition dates and venues can be secured.

Because Districts are part of the Association, it shall be the responsibility of the Association Executive Board to communicate the date by which District competitions are to be completed to the officers of each District within the Association.

Each District Executive Board is responsible for determining the date, time, and location for District competition. The format for District competition should allow of competition to be completed in one day. The District should communicate with the winners from the Lodges or Chapters within the District to assure they are aware of District competition and the need to participate if they are to have a chance to advance to Association competition.

Association Competition:

In order to allow proper preparation time for Association competition at the Mid-Year Conference, each State/Provincial Moose Association will determine the date by which all Lodge competitions must be completed and names of winners submitted to the designated person within the Association. (ex – Association Secretary, Associations Liaison, Association Activities Committee Chairman)

Associations will need to communicate to all Lodges when Lodge competitions need to be completed. It is recommended that Lodge competitions be completed no later than four weeks prior to the Association Mid-Year Conference to allow competitors to make necessary travel arrangements.

Each Association will be responsible for securing space for Association competition at the Mid-Year Conference, including details on any food or beverage that will be available. The Association is also responsible for securing professional karaoke services for Association competition and paying all associated fees.

Association is responsible for securing the judges for Association competition. It will be up to the Association to determine whether or not lodging will be provided for judges. As with Lodge competition, it is recommended that the individuals selected to serve as judges are music teachers from the local school district, radio or television personalities, or local music professionals. Also, judges should not be served alcohol while competition is taking place.

International Competition:

Following the conclusion of Association competitions, all 43 Association winners will be asked to forward recordings of themselves performing two songs to the Moose International Membership Department. The recordings, either video or audio with a photo, should be posted to YouTube, with the link forwarded via email to Camille Ruffino. These recordings will be provided to a panel of judges from the Chicagoland area, which will be comprised of media contacts and music professionals.

The panel of judges will narrow the field from 43 to 12, and those 12 finalists will be invited to the 2016 International Convention in St. Louis to participate in our competition finals for cash prizes. Each finalist will also receive round-trip airfare and two nights lodging at one of our convention hotels.

The top three winners in the International competition will win $5,000, $2,000, and $1,000 respectively.

Monday, November 30, 2015
Karaoke!!!!!
2015-16 Karaoke 2nd Annual Contest-St Louis International Convention. Check out the rules and what you could win.

Contest will be coming to our Lodge soon for the Karaoke Contest.

Karaoke every Thursdays 7-10:30pm and on Sunday 5-8:30pm come down and sing your heart out. Watch for special contest.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Help our Child City (Mooseheart) 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.
Monday, November 30, 2015
BINGO! BINGO! BINGO!
Tuesday Night Bingo-Non Smoking
Quarters starts at 5:30pm, Regular 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 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.
WE NEED YOU!
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

We would like to thank everyone who help us.
Again thank you,
Ronnie, Robert, Roland, Dennis, Bill, Jo, Sherry, Vicki, Shirley and Kathy
Monday, November 30, 2015
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, November 30, 2015
Moose Kitchen
MOOSE KITCHEN
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
2. Pork Chops Dinner and two side items
3. Filet of Fish Dinner and two side items
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Turkey Shoot!
Our Turkey Shoot every Sunday at 1:00pm. Sign up will be at 12:00pm.
Cost $3.00 per shot
We will be here until April 1, 2016
Monday, September 21, 2015
District Meetings for 2015-2016
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. When District Meeting is at our Lodge we need the WOTM's to bring in baked goods for the auction.

2016
February 7-Winter Haven--Fun Day
March 13-South Lakeland/Mulberry
April 10-Lake Wales
May 15-Haines City (3rd Sunday because of Mother's Day)
June 12-Winter Haven
July 10-South Lakeland/Mulberry (Resume must be turn in this month for District 20 Officers for the 2016-2017)
August 14-Lake Wales (Voting for new officers for District 20)


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.
Monday, September 21, 2015
2016 State and International Conventions
2016 State and International Conventions
MARK YOUR CALENDAR------

Mid-Year Conference April 14-17, 2016 (Academy of Friendship)
International Convention-St. Louis - July 1-5, 2016
Annual Convention - September 15-18, 2016 (Green Cap)

Make sure you tell them you want the FBMA (Florida Bermuda Moose Ass.)
Rosen Plaza
9700 International Drive
Orlando
FL
32819
(800) 627-8258

If you want to stay some where else
Some of us stay at the Best Western and they have a great breakfast!
8222 Jamaican Court (International Drive),
Orlando, FL, 32819, United States
Phone: 407/345-1172
Monday, September 21, 2015
Dart News for February
DART NEWS

DART NEWS

Two more weeks in the Winter Session and the “WB Aggravators” are still in first place on Monday with the “Queen Bees” in 2nd place.

Tuesday’s “Do Goods” are tied for 1st place with “Get the Point” followed by only one game by ”Stone Cold”

Wednesday’s Combo League finds the “Hat Trickers” have taken over first place from “Final Four”. Good Luck to all teams in the second half of the season.

The next Dart Meeting will be held Sunday February 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM.

Anyone wanting to play darts should show up the week of February 1st on the night you would like to play. You can sign up after current players if there are available spaces.

Please read the League Rules posted on the board in the hallway across from the restrooms. If you get a sub, it is your responsibility to pay for them. They are doing you a favor. Try to use available subs from the list with a close average to your own.

This session we have had an issue with people signing up to play and then not showing up and not notifying any one they have changed their minds. This is not courteous to your fellow Moose Members. If you are uncertain about the commitment, don’t sign up. We’re here to have fun.

Patricia Hacker
Secretary
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Moose Legionnaires, Fellows, and Pilgrims

It's time for all our Legionnaires
to come to the forefront !!! When
we took our oath to become a
Moose Legionnaire, it was told
to us that "We are the ones who
make things happen, the ones
who get things done!
Well, for some time now, we
haven't!! It's time to do what we
have pledged!! We're planning
to finish the painting of the building after the
roof is completed. But, we still have things
in the building, at the hut,,. and
on the grounds that need attention.
Let's all pull together and get it
done. Contact our Moose Legion
Chairman, Roger Fisher to help. We
gladly accept new and fresh ideas. We
meet on the first Monday of every month.
See you at the Lodge!
Friday, August 7, 2015
UPDATE-----Its All About Community Service
LOOM Community Service Project are
1. We are also collecting Coats and outer wear in conjunction with Burlington Coat Factory"Warm Heart Warm Coats" any size, boy, girls adults. Make sure you ask you family and friends if they have any coats. WE TOOK 119 COATS OVER TO BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY.
2. Toiletries Items, 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 for Christmas Goodie Bags for nursing home. A lot of our seniors have no one at Christmas and this will put a smile on their face.
You can drop it of at the LOOM's Office or you can bring it into Ronnie Stubbs at Bingo on Monday, Tuesday Night and Friday. We will be doing this until December 1. Thank you for supporting our community service project.WE DELIVERED 130 BAGS TO THE TWO HEALTH CARE.
3. Coupons (up to 6 months expired-We are working with American Legion Post 8) just bring them into the office. You don't need to cut them. OVER $4000.00 IN COUPONS FOR OUR MILITARY FAMILIES OVERSEAS.
4. The Lion's Club is still collecting old eye glasses
5. Christmas Food Baskets for 4 families.

You can make a difference in people lives with doing a little bit.

Thank you for supporting both the WOTM and LOOM Community Service Projects. We can make a DIFFERENT in our Community.
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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
Kohl’s
Amazon
Walmart
Target
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.

Watch for new dates for 2016

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.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
ROAD KILL
Come play the fastest, and the most fun game in town!
Games start at 1:00 pm
Don’t forget your Moose Card.
Win items for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
JANUARY 9TH AND 23RD
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
Sherry
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!
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 Jeannie Chodazeck
Community Service . Melinda Radlein
Activities/Sports--- Lisa Radlein

January-Activities/Sports
February-Mooseheart/Moosehaven
March-Membership/Retention
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
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-January
Welcome to our New Members. We would love to meet you please stop in for meetings and events.
CHRISTIE WILEY RAY
BETTY BABLER
SHERRY TROMOTOLA
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Our New Members for LOOM -January
LOOM Welcome to our New Members we hope to see you at our Lodge, meeting and events:
JOSEPH BABLER
KEITH RICE
DAVID FORGUES
BRIAN WARES
JACK MENSER
THOMAS LAFRENIERE
CHARLES YOUNG II
PAUL BONIFAY
WILLIAM GODFROY
JAMES HALL
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!
Friday, December 5, 2014
Winter Haven Moose Lodge on FaceBook
We are having problems with FaceBook. We are hoping to be back on FaceBook by the first part of January 2016.
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!
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.
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!!!!

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 Katie at lodge1023mooseunits.org: 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
Cover-all

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: Kathy Jacobs 863-258-8705