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Monday, January 26, 2015
WOTM Ways and Means Activity Meeting
We will be having our Ways and Means Meeting on March 30 at 7:00pm. Melinda Radlein will be the Chairman for this committee.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Winter Haven Moose Lodge on FaceBook
We are now on FaceBook!! If you want to be a friend just send a request to us. Just a reminder we friend people some belong to the LOOM and WOTM and some don't. So if a request comes to you please make sure you know the person before you friend them on your facebook.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Community Service Project--CHEF BOYARDEE Bowls
WOTM are collecting 7.5oz CHEF BOYARDEE Bowls to be donated to Kids Pack to help feed local disadvantaged children on weekends and over summer months while they are not at school to receive breakfast and lunch. There are more than 2400 homeless hungry children in Polk County. Kids Pack currently feeds 773 children per week in 47 Polk County public school.

For every 7/5oz Chef Boyardee Bowl you donate you will receive a ticket for a chance to win a $50.00 Visa Gift Card at the end of the chapter year. At this time bowls can be dropped of every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month at the WOTM meetings at 7:00pm or in the donation box in the front hall. When putting donations in the box please tape your name and phone number to all bowls to insure a ticket will be put in for the drawing.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
New Members
Just a reminder, when you sponsor a new member they don't become a member until their name is read on the Floor of either LOOM- 1st and 3rd Thursday or WOTM-1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Also, they need to get a TEM. Card from the LOOM or WOTM Office to be able to play or buy anything at the LODGE that is for Members Only!
Monday, November 3, 2014
We are looking for a few good men!
On Tuesday night we have public Bingo and we need help!!
If you would like to join in on supporting our Bingo, here is what we need.
IF you can work from 5:00-7:00pm or 6:00-9:00pm or from 5:00-9:45pm That would be great!
Here are some of the things you will be doing. (We are non smoking Bingo)

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

We know that this is a commitment to the Loyal Order of Moose members, so please step up to the plate and help us.
Please contact Ronnie Stubbs at 863-409-6012
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
This is What we Can Do Together!
"Although I was not aware at the time of my arrival, Mooseheart was improving the skills of the young adult in me by inserting me into a community inhabited with many people from different backgrounds. This diversity has taught me that although we may all come from different places, we all strive for happiness and success.

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

Rocio Sanches, Mooseheart Class of 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Moose Cruises for 2015 and 2016
Since 2000, the fraternity has offered at least one travel opportunity each year for our members to take advantage of. Previous excursions have traveled to destinations like Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, the Mexican Riviera, Great Britain and the Caribbean. We have many members who participate on a regular basis, and new travelers are always welcome. Travel opportunities are normally posted one year in advance to give members time to plan and save money for the trip. And if you have a favorite vacation spot, please share it with us. It may end up being a selected destination in the future.

Please view the 2015 and 2016 Moose Travel packages listed below and book your spot in advance! The 2015 Moose Cruise to Alaska (2 options) 1. 4 Night Land and 7 Day Cruise Package or 2. Cruise Package only, The taxes & fees, insurance and air are extra. The 2016 Moose Cruise to Hawaii 7 Day Cruise Package. The taxes & fees, insurance and air are extra.

For more information, please contact Shawn Baile either by E-Mail or at 630-966-2214. Check out at www.mooseintl.org at the Activities and Sport section.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
International Karaoke Contest!
All active members of the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose are eligible to participate and the top 12 finalists will travel to the 2015 International Convention to compete for the top prize in front of a packed convention audience. Each finalist will receive round-trip airfare (or equivalent) and two nights lodging at the Opryland Hotel with cash prizes of $5,000, $2,000, and $1,000 going to the top three performers.

Singers will first enter their local Lodge/Chapter competition; then move up through District and Association competitions in order to qualify for the finale at the Nashville Convention. Association winners will be responsible for sending DVD’s or audio recordings to Moose International, where music professionals and media contacts from around the Chicagoland area will narrow the field to the final 12.

See the documents below for more information:
- 2014-2015 International Karaoke Contest Guidelines
- 2014-2015 Promotional Poster (8 1/2 x 11 format)
- 2014-2015 Promotional Poster (11 x 17 format)

Check out all information at the LOOM Office or on www.mooseintl.org on the Activities and Sport section.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Youth Awareness Program
For more than 25 years, we have organized high school students into a highly effective speakers’ bureau with the goal of educating preschool and elementary school-aged children on a variety of topics, including drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, “stranger danger,” bullying and peer pressure, and healthy habits and nutrition.

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

For more information about how youth can participate and for the Association Youth Awareness Congress Schedule, please visit our Forms/Documents section.
on www.mooseintl.org on the Heart of the Community Section.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Important Information for All Members as a result of the 2014 International Moose Convention
Important Information for All Members as a result of the 2014 International Moose Convention
1. All recommended General Law revisions we re-approved by the membership during the votes taken Monday, June 23rd . Key changes that impact most Moose members include:
a. The option of reducing the number of Lodge Officers. Currently, the General
Laws provide for three Trustees to be on the Board. The revision gives our
lodges the choice between the current officer configuration and reducing the
number of Trustees from three down to one. Dispensation from the General
Governor’s Office is required prior to reducing the number of Trustees.

b. 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 candidates.

Further, with the change in sponsorship policy, all individuals over the age of 21
are now considered candidates; therefore the guest policy of two visits before
membership is required applies to all individuals, including lady friends of male
members and gentlemen friends of female members. The only exceptions are
spouses of current members, who still have no limits to the number of times they
may visit.
Friday, September 5, 2014
2015 State and International Conventions

FBMA Mid Year Conference (Academy of Friendship)
April 9-12, 2015 Rosen Plaza 1-800-627-8258

International Convention-Nashville
July 3-8, 2015

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

Friday, September 5, 2014
Florida Day at MooseHaven
Mark your calendar 22 March 2015 - More information will come about Lunch Tickets. This is a fun day if you have been or never been to Moosehaven. What a great trip.
Friday, August 1, 2014
This is What we do for Mooseheart
"I have now been at Mooseheart for a little over five years. I have changed a lot, but I do believe that it has been for the better. I am now more respectful, kind, and more concerned for those around me. I know what behaviors are expected in different settings and situations. I have also really Matured not just in my actions, but also in my thoughts. Through my leadership roles in sport, clubs, and Mooseheart's ROTC program, I have acquired better people skills. After all the opportunities giving to me, I wish to give them back by going into the U. S. Military.

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

Christopher Schwartz, Mooseheart Class of 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Nails in the Fence
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer
a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into
the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the
father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell
his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. But it won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound will still be there. A
verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.” Remember that friends are very rare
jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Moose Call
Any member of the LOOM----If you would like the Moose Call to be mail to you please contact the LOOM's Office or email them at lodge1023@mooseunits.org, in the email make sure that you leave your name and address.
Friday, May 9, 2014
New Theme for the 2014-2015
This is our new theme for this year "MOOSE - BACK TO BASICS".

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

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

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

March-Moose Charities-Gail Rizzo
April-Health Awareness
Feb-April Ways and Means/Green Cap-Melinda Radlein
Monday, November 4, 2013
Thursdays 7-10:30pm with Shumate or Angie and on Sunday 5-8:30pm with Less
Monday, November 4, 2013
Community Service Projects for LOOM and WOTM
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 servicer 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, GoodSearch 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
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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 held on October 3, 2013, to make the big room non-smoking along with the blue room.

This will be an effect on November 1, 2013!!!

Smoking will still be allowed in the Social Quarters until the law comes into effect.

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 in February and March! Our goal will be at least 75 new members for the Donor's Circle.

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

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

The Moose Call will be sent to the WOTM's E-mail group. If you are not getting it please contact Sherry. If you (LOOM's Member) would like to have the Moose Call e-mail to you please send a request to the LOOM's office and we will add you to the list.
Monday, December 3, 2012
UPDATE ON New Applications and becoming a member
NEW: Cross-Sponsorship, New Re-enrollment Policy To Begin August 1st. Co-sponsorship between men and women.
Members of the Loyal Order of Moose can now sponsor women into the Women of the Moose, and vice versa. Despite this change, the sponsorship rules still require an endorser from the lodge or chapter, as well as the review and approval of all candidate.

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

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

You must be a member to play with the Dart League, Bar Bingo Monday & Friday, Mini Bingo on Tuesday and Road Kill. Remember, you NEED to have your Moose ID Card on you when you come into the Lodge to play and win. These are some of the perks for being a members of Winter Haven Moose or any other Moose Lodge.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
SUNSHINE CHILDREN AND GRANDPARENTS----To see photos of them go to the photo tab.
We have three Sunshine Children, The Nassenstein Family- Anthony (AJ), his birthday is March and Matilda, her birthday is February 7. If you would like to send them a birthday card or just a card their address is
Their Name
C/O Sunshine Department
115 James J. Davis Drive
Mooseheart, IL 60539

Our Grandparents are
Rena Croft, her birthday is February 3,and Togo Jansen, his birthday if July 12. If you would like to send them a birthday card or just a card their address is
Their Name
C/O Moosehaven
1701 Park Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Bar Bingo & Mini Bar Bingo
Monday and Friday Bar Bingo--start at 1:00pm to about 4:30pm. (Members Only)

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 7 and 21
March 7 and 21
April 4 and 18

R. C. Street, Chairman
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Chaplain and Prelate Message 2014-2015
Moose and Moosettes
If you know of someone or it may be yourself who is not feeling good, in the hospital or nursing home, call us!
For the Loyal Order of Moose
Please contact: Harry Nelson (please check with LOOM Office to get in touch with him)
For the Women of the Moose
Please contact: Martha "Martie" Adair at 863-206-9121
Sunday, April 15, 2012
District Meeting Information
Our new President for the District is Ron Sofield. Come to the meeting to show your support for him and our Lodge and Chapter.
Our District Meeting starts at 1:30pm-with an auction starting around 1:00pm, with lunch served before.

March 8-South Lakeland
April 19-Lake Wales
May 17-Haines City
June 14-Winter Haven
July 12-South Lakeland (Need your Resume if you are running for an office)
August 9-Lake Wales (Voting for new Board of Officers)

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

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

Sunday, March 4, 2012
Safe Surfin
The Safe Surfin' Foundation works to educate the public about Internet crimes against children and how communities can protect their children from becoming victims.

For more than a century, the Moose fraternity has had concern for the welfare of children at its core. So it should come as no surprise that the fraternity that cares enough about children to make Mooseheart a reality enters the 21st century with protection of children who use the Internet as a key concern.

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

Our Lodge will be going around with donation cards. Please give so we can protect our children on the internet. Thank you
Thursday, January 19, 2012
TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO--Non Smoking!!!!!!!
Starting November 1 Tuesday night Bingo will go NON SMOKING.

I want to thank you brothers for stepping up to the plate and helping with Bingo. We still need a few more but we are getting there.
If you have a few hours to spare think about us!

We need help from 5:00pm- -9:15pm

If you can work only from 5:00 to 7:00 or
7:00 to 9:15 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.
Also, we need help to set up early on Tuesday.

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

For more information how you can help, please visit www.moosecharities.org, call (630) 966-2200 or email questions to request@moosecharities.org.
Friday, July 22, 2011
New Membership Card
Take a look at your Moose Membership Card....just a small piece of plastic, but oh so powerful!
Did you know that your Membership Card will allow you admittance to ANY Moose Lodge ANYWHERE in the US, and Canada?
Did you know that your Moose Membership Card also carries a whole list of other benefits, other than admittance to a Moose Lodge? Ask any officer, visit the web page or look for the brochure found in any Moose Lodge about the other wonderful benefits available to you because you are a member of this great Fraternity.
Did you remember the promise that you made when you signed the enrollment form, or when you attended the Enrollment Ceremony.....to strengthen our membership by inviting your friends and social contacts to join us? Did you know that if you sponsor two new members by April 2014, Moose International will pay your dues for you next year?...and if you sponsor two members every year, you could never pay dues again!?!?!
Are your dues expired? Did you get a notice in the mail from Moose International about your Dues renewal?.....If not, did you know that you can pay your dues on the internet? If you don't have internet access, you can pay your dues by mail, or see any Officer about how we can help get your dues paid.
In any case, please remember to renew your dues, and invite your friends, relatives and co-workers to join us. There are a lot of children and seniors that need your help, and you help hundreds of folks every year just by paying your dues.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tuesday Night Bingo-open to public will be going non smoking as of November 5.
Quarters start at 5:30pm. Bingo starts at 7:00pm you can plan all of the games with a starting price of $20.00 and up. 3 jackpots up to $250.00.
Thank you for supporting us and bring a friend on Tuesday Night.
Come down and join us.

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