Thursday, January 26, 2017
Valued Veterans Program (COMING SOON!)
Valued Veterans 1Supporting veterans is something that has always been near and dear to the Moose. So, it was no surprise that our newest Heart of the Community initiative, the “Valued Veterans” program, drew so much interest from Lodges and Chapters when the program was debuted at the 2016 International Moose Convention in St. Louis.
The International Heart of the Community Committee approached this project with passion, enthusiasm, and personal insights as several are veterans themselves. The goal was to deliver more recognition and support to our own members who are veterans and to provide other members with the necessary tools to make the best possible impact on all who have served.
The focus of the program is on the recognition and support of Moose veterans with an emphasis on their ongoing service to communities through the Moose. The program’s tag phrase captures this well: “Moose Members Serving Then…And NOW!” This simultaneously honors our veterans and also highlights the Fraternity’s commitment to community service.
When this ambitious program, still in its infancy, was unveiled in St. Louis, it was met with a variety of responses. Many voiced strong opinions about elements they wanted to see included in the program. Others expressed disappointment that the program was not already in effect. Several others advised us to “Take the necessary time” and to “Do it right instead of rushing.”
Admittedly, this program may not be all things to all veterans, but we will strive to serve our veterans to the best of our ability. Our members’ sentiments only confirm that they are passionate about this cause, and do want to see the program succeed – and therefore, we are confident that it will. Email suggestions and/or questions can be sent to Cherie Mondrella. Read the latest Program Status Update for information about when the Valued Veterans program will become available.
A self-identification process for veterans, accessible in the “My Membership Record” section of the Moose International website
Specially designed pins, certificates, and membership cards
A Valued Veterans section on the Moose International website featuring:
Links to local and national organizations
Therapeutic and recreational outlets to assist with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Ideas for veteran-honoring activities & events
Member access for emailing ideas to Moose International
Nomination forms for the “Valued Veteran of the Year” award at each Lodge and its affiliated Chapter
The last Saturday of each month will be designated as “Valued Veterans Day” enabling Lodges and Chapters to honor veterans in any way they feel most appropriate
Two annual recognition nights
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Nail in the board!
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.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Hello Moose Members, we need you to update your information if it has changed. If you are not sure if you changed it please check; you can go to www.mooseintl.org, click on "Members" and then on "My Membership Record", check your address, phone number (home and cell), birthday and email. Please make sure we have them and they are correct. We have tried to contact many members and your phone number is not good. We would appreciate you doing this. If you want you can check with the WOTM and LOOM's office and let them know of your changes. We have tried to get in touch with our sick and phone numbers are wrong. Thank you for doing this.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Hello Brothers, we have started an e-mail group so that you will be inform on what is going on in our Lodge, District, State and International. We have sent an invitation to your e-mail address, for you to join our group. If you didn’t receive it in your e-mail, (please check your span). If it is not there, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will resend an invitation to you. Also, if we don’t have your e-mail address and you want to join please request an invitation. We would love to have everyone to be part of this.
Thank you Ron Stubbs, Governor
Saturday, April 16, 2016
FaceBook-We are back!
We are on FaceBook!!! Type in Winter Haven Moose Lodge 1023 and like our page. We want to get the word out to our members and the Moose Family. So pass the word to everyone. Go to FaceBook and like our page. Also, make sure you like and comment on when we put our events and photos on. That way we know if you like to see them
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Central Florida Accordian Club
Come out to dance and have some fun on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday, December 24, 2015
LOOM and WOTM New Applications
To get your family and friend to join Winter Haven Moose the cost for WOTM is $52.00 and LOOM is $75.00. Then the next year the dues will be WOTM $32.00 and LOOM is $55.00. Remember you are not a member until their applications are read on the floor and vote on.
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 email@example.com.
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,
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
Stop in to see Debra's Kitchen. Her food is super and the price is right. She is open 7 days a week.
Monday, September 21, 2015
District Meetings for 2016-2017
Our new President 2016-2017 for the District is Rob Hanrahan. He is from the South Lakeland Lodge
Our District Meeting starts at 1:00pm-with an auction starting around 12:30pm, with lunch served before. When District Meeting is at our Lodge we need the WOTM's to bring in baked goods for the auction.
May 7-Haines City--
June 11-Winter Haven (Our lodge will be having Lunch-and we need baked goods for the auction. )
July 9- South Lakeland (time to turn your name in for the New Board of Officers)
August 13-Lake Wales (Voting for new Board of Officers)
September 10-Haines City (Last meeting for President Hanrahan ---- New President start his term in October)
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
2017-2018 State and International Conventions-
Dates for the Annual and Mid Year Convention will be coming soon
International dates are June 30-July 3 in Tampa - go online to book your hotel and register.
Make sure you tell them you are with the FBMA (Florida Bermuda Moose Ass.) and you want the FBMA Rate. This is the hotel for our Annual (September) and Mid Year (April) Convention
9700 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Monday, July 13, 2015
Moose Rewards Program - New program
It’s simple, you can earn points for sponsoring members, attending meetings, holding office, or just renewing your dues. Every member has an opportunity to participate and your points are awarded automatically without any paperwork or submissions.
Here’s what you earn for each activity:
Sponsor your FIRST ever new or re-enrolled member into the LOOM or WOTM – 6,000 points
Sponsor a new or re-enrolled member into the LOOM or WOTM – 600 points
Sponsor your FIRST ever new or re-enrolled member into the Moose Legion – 1,000 points
Sponsor a new or re-enrolled member into the Moose Legion – 250 points
Renew your Lodge or Chapter dues – 250 points
Renew your Lodge or Chapter Dues (year 1 to year 2) – 1,000 points
Renew your Moose Legion dues – 150 points
Renew your Moose Legion dues (year 1 to year 2) – 600 points
Pay dues multiple years in advance – 1,000 points
Become a Life Member – 1,000 points
Join the Moose Legion – 250 points
Become a Life Member of the Moose Legion – 600 points
Qualify for the 25 Club – 1,000 points
Attain the next division(s) within the 25 Club – 250 points
Attain a higher degree of the Order – 1,000 points
Members you sponsor renew their dues (year 1 to year 2) – 1,000 points
Members you sponsor renew their dues (year 2+) – 600 points
Members you sponsor renew their Moose Legion dues – 250 points
Attend an International Moose Convention – 1,000 points
Attend an instructor-led, live training session – 1,000 points
Complete an online training program – 600 points
Hold an elected office in your Lodge or Chapter* – 8,000 points
Hold an elected office on your Association Executive Board* – 600 points
Hold an elected office in the Moose Legion* – 1,000 points
Attend the Moose Texas Hold ‘Em tournament or future select programs – 250 points
*At least 10 months in office and still in the position on April 30th
Here’s how many points are needed to redeem for:
Annual LOOM dues for Lodges with dues between $34-$50 – 22,500 points
Annual LOOM dues for Lodges with dues between $51-$100 – 30,000 points
Annual WOTM dues – 12,500 points
Annual Moose Legion dues – 9,000 points
Registration for the International Moose Convention – 30,000 points
Contributions to Mooseheart & Moosehaven through Moose Charities* – 8,000 points
Moose gift store merchandise* – 8,000 points
Gift cards^ – 25,000 points
Bass Pro Shop
Cash^ – 25,000 points
Entry into the Texas Hold ‘Em tournament – 420,000 points
Moose cruise fees – 726,400 points
*Represents the number of points for every $10 contributed or available for purchase
^ Number of points needed for each $25 card or $25 in cash
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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
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 is July 12. If you would like to send them a birthday card or just a card their address is
1701 Park Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Safe Surfin' Foundation
ENDOWMENT-WHERE SOME OF YOUR DONATIONS ARE GOING
The mission of the Safe Surfin’ Foundation is to implement and continually support nationwide Internet safety education for all students K-12, their parents, and law enforcement officers by providing training, technical assistance, and educational materials at NO COST to the recipients.
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-
Welcome to our New Members. We would love to meet you please stop in for meetings and events.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Our New Members for LOOM -
LOOM Welcome to our New Members we hope to see you at our Lodge, meeting and events:
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, December 2, 2014
Just a reminder, when you sponsor a new member they don't become a MEMBER until their name is read on the Floor and vote, the 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, that is after they become a member!
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
Monday, June 9, 2014
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 email@example.com, 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.
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 Olan at lodge1023mooseunits.org: Moosecall.
If you want to submit in the Moosepages I can put it in anytime. Please contact Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org (in the subject line put WH Moosepages) and/or call me at 863-409-5711.
The Moose Call will be sent to the WOTM's E-mail group. If you are not getting it please contact Sherry. If you (LOOM's Member) would like to have the Moose Call e-mail to you please send a request to the LOOM's office and we will add you to the list.
Monday, December 3, 2012
UPDATE ON New Applications and becoming a member
NEW: Cross-Sponsorship, New Re-enrollment Policy To Begin August 1st.
Members of the Loyal Order of Moose can now sponsor women into the Women of the Moose, and women may sponsor men into the LOOM. Despite this change, the sponsorship rules still require an endorser from the lodge or chapter, as well as the review and membership approval of all candidates.
As a member of the Moose we want you to bring in your family and friends, but they are not to purchase any item at the Moose Home. They are your guest until they have joined.
There is 3 things that will happened after they have filled out their applications:
1. You have a friend or family member fill out their application and you have turned it in to the office (LOOM or WOTM).
2. The application will be voted on at the next meeting.
3. They will receive a letter telling them that they are now a member of the Moose, and receive their membership card in approximately two weeks. If a temporary card is needed, it can be requested from the LOOM office or the Recorder of the Chapter.
You must be a member to play with the Dart League, Bar Bingo Monday & Friday, and Road Kill. Remember, you NEED to have your Moose ID Card on you when you come into the Lodge to play and win. These are some of the perks for being a member of any Moose Lodge.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Bar Bingo & Mini Bar Bingo
Monday and Friday Bar Bingo--start at 1:00pm to about 4:30pm. (Members Only)
Straight Line or Four Corners
Block of Nine
Mini Bar Bingo---Every Tuesday at 2:00pm---We will begin selling cards at 1:45pm-$1.00per card and 5 cards maximum per person per game.
Game 1-Straight Line or 4 Corners,
Game 2-Straight Line or 4 Corners,
Game 3-Straight Line or 4 Corners,
Game 4 Letter X
Game 5 Coverall
Come and enjoy your favorite beverage, have fun with friends and play mini bar BINGO!
You must have your Moose ID Card with you to play and to win.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Chaplain and Prelate Message 2016-2017
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: Van Harden at 863-294-1727
For the Women of the Moose
Please contact:Linda Johnson at 863-401-3800