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Thursday, May 28, 2015
On JUNE 28th at 12 noon-til ?? Down at the lake we will be having a Crown Royale Bar-B-Que. We will be serving---Boston Butt, Bakes Beans, Baked Potato and Slaw
Cost of the dinner will be $8.00 per plate
We also will have music and a Bar, 50/50

Hosted by R. C. Street
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 28, 2015
GOLF tournament BIG SUCCESS!!
Brother's and Sister's,
We had our 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament this year on April 25th
at Highlands Reserve Golf Course. I am happy to say that we raised $3,500
this year for our children at Mooseheart and our seniors at Moosehaven. I
would like to thank my co-chair this year, Russel Short, for all of his help. I
would also like to thank the Women of the Moose, Michelle Cassell, Anneda
Stone, Annette Jordan, Tina Bailey, Dayna Binford, Leta Short and Teresa
Wiley for volunteering their time to help us at the golf course. We couldn't
have done it without their help. A big thank you to Progressive Printers who
went above and beyond when we had a shipping issue to make sure we had
banners on the day of our event. Please use them for all you printing needs.
I would also like to ask our members to please help support the local
businesses that stepped up and made donations for the tournament, our
lodge, and charities.
Longhorn Steakhouse, Chick-fil-A and Dels Go Shop made contributions
for our gift bag that every golfer received before the tournament.
The following is a list of businesses or individuals that were corporate sponsors
this year:
Mosaic Lyle and Michelle Cassell
UFCW Local 1625 Governor RC Street and Eula
CE Oxford Street
Jarrett/Gordon Ford Marvin Murphy
B&W Exhaust Governor Elect Ron Sofield
WOTM 1152 Bell Chem
Bruce Sanders Allstate Joe Tillis
Publix Supermarkets Lawson Music Company
Pour House Lounge Performance Contracting
Classic Controls
The following Individuals made cash donations:
Sam Rivera Joe Swader
Sharon McGill Gary's Auto
Mike Smith

Firestone, Carrabas, Chilis, Manny's Steakhouse, Tires Unlimited
Gary's Oyster Bar, The Clock Restaurant, Beef 'O' Brady's Auburndale
Salem's Winter Haven, Denny's Restaurant, Perkins Restaurant
Olive Garden, Lisa Floyd Massage, Andy's Igloo, Performance Tire
Tijuana Flats, Hurricane Grill and Bar, American Lube, Peebles BBQ
Autozone, E&W Tools, Whits Building Products, Main Street Salon
Ace Hardware, AA Electric, Bartow Golf Course, Highlands Reserve Golf Course
Willowbrook Golf Course, Golf America, Grenlefe Golf Course
Cypresswood Golf Course, Sandpiper Golf Course, Huntington Hills Golf Course
Wedgewood Golf Course, Hooter's South Lakeland, Winn Dixie,
Texas Roadhouse, Winter Haven Fiat, El Norteno Restaurant
Tanner's Lakeside, Caribbean Bay Bar, Caribbean Bay Bait Shop
Smokin' Jim's BBQ, Azteca Restaurant, Winter Haven Moose 1023
Apple Lounge, Morgan's Jewelers, Pizza Connection
Sweet Smoke Q Competition BBQ Team,Andrea's Restaurant
Discount Foods,Bow's Bar Lakeland, Harvest Meat Market Berkley Rd
Winter Haven Chevy Center, RC Street, Cleve Dotson, Carolyn Gee

GOLF tournament BIG SUCCESS!! ..
Again, I would like to ask you to please help support all these businesses that support our Lodge. I would now like to say a huge thank you to Olan and Annette for all their support for the last three months and last but not least to my wife, Michelle, for her continued support and the many hours
she contributed to help me. Fraternally, Lyle Cassell
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
May Message from Sandy Thompson

May 1
Welcome to a New Chapter Year!

I can’t believe I am writing one of my final newsletters to you. There are only a couple of months to go in my year as your Grand Regent.

I am so excited to welcome all the New Officers and Chairmen to a fun-filled Chapter year. I can feel in my weary bones that this is going to be a good one for the Loyal Order and Women of the Moose. I feel we are all going to get down to business right from the start and “Build Our Foundation” for success. It just feels right and I know after our Conference in Nashville we will be rejuvenated to spread the word of our fraternal mission.

Make plans now to be the first to sponsor new members into the Moose by inviting someone special to be a part of the greatest fraternity in the world. We have so much to be proud of! Tell them about the graduating Class of 2015 and all the successes of our students. Remind them of the contentment our senior members experience every day at Moosehaven. And don’t forget about all the discounts and perks available with Moose Member Benefits.

My sincerest congratulations to the 2015-16 Officers and Chairmen. While you may be overwhelmed with emotions right now, I’m sure with the confidence and support of your Chapter your year will be a smooth and rewarding one. Senior Regents, please remember to study the Officers’ Handbook and plan your meetings accordingly. Be prepared to help the chairmen who volunteered and dedicated themselves to our program. Please make sure they have all the tools needed to communicate with their committee members. Always remember two very special words: “PLEASE & THANK YOU.” As a leader of your Chapter, other members will look to you for information and guidance. Set a good example and you will be successful!

May is also the month we honor moms. Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers; those to two-legged children or the four-legged furry ones, have a full-filled and relaxing day! Sadly, my mom is no longer with us, but she is always with me. If you are lucky enough to still have your mom here in the physical world, don’t forget to give her a call. It only takes a minute and will mean the world to her. As a mom I know I don’t need “stuff,” but I so enjoy hearing my kids voices knowing they are thinking of me. Yours will too.

We are counting down the days until we arrive in Nashville! (or at least Toto, Mainerd, and I are) If you haven’t registered yet, please do so ASAP. Time is running out. It’s going to be an awesome few days for sure and you don’t want to miss it. Visit the Moose website for a full listing of events and check back often for any changes that might occur. Hope to see you there!

Until Next Month….

In Love and Friendship,
Sanday (AKA Dorothy)
Thursday, May 21, 2015
LOOM's Community Service Project "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. If you want to bring the coats 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

June-Community Service
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
Road Kill
Come play the fastest, and the most fun game in town! Games start at 1:00pm--Check the Calendar for dates. Don't forget your Moose card. Win items for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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 29, 2015
Cruise the Hawaiian Island-7 days on Norwegian Cruise Line November 2016
Interior Cabin-$1589.00 per double and taxes and Fees $196.63
Out side Cabin-$2109.00 per double and taxes and fees $219.44
Balcony Cabin-$2349.00 per double and taxes and fees $229.95

Deposit Due $265.00
Final Payment due on August 8, 2016
Air Quote and Pre/Post Hotel Options Available

Travel Guard Insurance is highly recommended and will be quote at the time of booking.

With our unique 7-day Hawaii cruise itineraries, you get overnights in both Maui and Kauai as well as visits to Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii. You’ll be on island time as you discover cascading waterfalls, active volcanos, black, green and white sand beaches, historic sites and unspoiled nature.

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Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Sat Honolulu, Oahu (EMBARK) --- 7:00 pm
Sun Kahului, Maui 8:00 am ---
Mon Kahului, Maui --- 6:00 pm
Tue Hilo, Hawaii 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Kona, Hawaii 7:00 am 5:30 pm
Thu Nawiliwili, Kauai 8:00 am ---
Fri Nawiliwili, Kauai --- 2:00 pm
Sat Honolulu, Oahu (DISEMBARK) 7:00 am ---

For more information contact: Cruise International at 1-800-ALL Ship
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
R. Robert Dale Scholarship Program for the 2016
Enter your Class of 2016 high school students NOW for a chance to win a
$1,000 R. Robert Dale Scholarship!
Questions on the R. Robert Dale Scholarship Program can be addressed to Valerie
Korstick at vkorstick@mooseintl.org or by calling (630)-966-2214.
Applications may be faxed to (630)966-2248
or mailed to:
R. Robert Dale Scholarship
activities department
155 S. International Dr.
Mooseheart, IL 60539-1172
Is there a High School
Junior In Your Life?
Is there a High School
Junior In Your Life?
Winners are randomly drawn and will be notified by November 13, 2015.
Each $1,000 check will be mailed directly to the college of their choice.
There is no better way to help the youth of the Fraternity than to offer
them the opportunity to further their education, and that is exactly
what the R. Robert Dale Scholarship is all about.
The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible
for the R. Robert Dale Scholarship.
The applicant must:
Be a student in the high school graduating Class of 2016
Have a father, mother, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian
whose Moose membership dues are current (Applicant is NOT
required to reside in the same household)
Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (C+) or higher
on a 4.0 scale
Send the completed application by the deadline
(application must be
completed in its entirety to be valid)
The application can be found in the MEMBERS AREA of
. Click on Activities & Sports located on the far left of
the page, then scroll down to the R. Robert Dale Scholarship Program link.
Faxed applications must be received by June 30, 2015.
Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before June 30, 2015.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
International Karaoke Contest
Well you are in Nashville for the International Convention they will have a Karaoke Contest from the top winners in each state. Plan on going to see who ones! - Karaoke is one of the most popular events in Lodge homes throughout North America. Now, members will have an opportunity to put their talent to the test, as we begin the competition to crown a winner in our inaugural Moose International Karaoke Contest. 12 finalists will compete for a $5,000 top prize at our 2015 International Convention in Nashville! Read more for details.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Our New Members for WOTM-May
Welcome to our New Members. We would love to meet you please stop in for meetings and events.
Transfer from:
Riverview Chapter # 1031
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Our New Members for LOOM May
LOOM Welcome to our New Members we hope to see you at our Lodge, meeting and events:
Lodge 3000
Lodge 2494 Highlands County
Monday, April 20, 2015
Mark your Calendar-May 17
Our District meeting for May will be on the 17th at Haines City. The meeting will start at 12:30pm (short meeting). Then the fun begins--We will be having a BBQ Cook-off Contest the cost is $35.00. All Lodges and everyone who would like to get into the contest please contact with Linda Bolton at 863-412-2943. The Chapters will be having a booth (you will have to come to see what kind of booth) and they will be a cake walk.
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 Simmonds-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
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
Open 7 Days per Week
Lunch til 8:00 PM

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
Thursday, April 2, 2015
LOOM's 2015-2016 Board of Officers
Welcome New Board of Officer! Meet your new Board of Officers

Governor-Ron Sofield- Ron became a member of the Loyal Order of Moose on January 10th, 2008. He was Governor 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 and became District 20 President for 2014-2015. He became a Moose Legionnaire on June 5th, 2011. His birthday is November 18th.

Junior Governor-Rich Hacker- Richard Hacker became a member on February 28, 2002 and joined the Moose Legion on August 28, 2011. His birthday is August 30th.

Treasurer-Ron Stubbs- Ron joined our Fraternity on June 27, 2002. He joined the Moose Legion on September 28, 2003, and was Governor of our Lodge 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. Ron is a member of the 25 Club and received his Fellowship Degree on May 25, 2009. Ron was also District 20 President 2012-2013. Ron's birthday is June 12th,

Prelate-Harry Nelson- Harry joined the Loyal Order on September 26, 2011. He became a Moose Legionnaire on December 7th, 2014. Harry's birthday is July 16th.

Past Junior Governor-R. C. Street-R. C. (his Momma calls him Robey) joined the Moose on March 2nd, 1995. He was our Governor 2014-2015. He earned his Fellowship Degree on June 23, 2014. He is a member of the 25 Club. R. C,'s birthday is July 26th.

1 year Trustee-Frank Nutter-Frank became a member of the Lodge on December 16th, 1964. He earned his Life Membership by serving the Fraternity for 50 straight years. Frank joined the Moose Legion on March 25th, 2012, and is a member of the 25 Club. His birthday is September 12th.

2 year Trustee-Ron Falzarano- Ron is a transplant from California, where he was Governor 1994-1995. He re0joined the Fraternity on December 15th, 2011, and became a Moose Legionnaire on September 22nd, 2013. Ron's birthday is May 21st.

3 year Trustee-Tom White-Tom is fairly new to the Fraternity, having joined on January 31, 2013. We look forward to his many years of service to the Lodge, Fraternity and community in the coming years ahead. Tom's birthday is February 8th.

Sgt-AT-Arms Roger Fisher-Roger is also a transplant, his home being New York. (Roger enrolled in the Moose on November 7th, 1964 (probably when he was on leave from the Navy). He joined the Moose Legion on September 10,1972, and became a member of the 25 Club in 2003. He received his Fellowship Degree on June 19th, 2005, and was our Governor in2004-2005 and 2005-2006. Roger was also District 20 President for 2013-2014. Roger's birthday is May 18th.

Administrator Olan Gilmore- Olan joined the Moose on June 29th, 2006, and became Administrator of our Lodge in February of 2008. He received the Moose Legion Degree of Service on March 25th 2007. He received his Fellowship Degree on June 23rd, 2014, and is a member of the 25 Club, Olan is currently the Vice -President of District 20. His birthday is March 4th.
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
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.
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.
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.

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: Joyce Simmonds (please check with WOTM Office to get in touch with her)
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.

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, Roland, Dennis, Bill, Jo, Sherry, Vicki, Shirley and Kathy