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As always, I would like to thank everyone for their continued good jobs. We remain #1 in the state for new membership. And are moving closer toward our goal for membership retention. Great Job!!
The New Year brings new activities that will keep all of us busy, but always remember our main goal:
Membership Retention—it keeps everything going.
Please take a moment now and then to remember our men and women in the military keeping us safe.
Member Retention Chairman: Ray Schaefer, Sr.
You can t find the Hopewell Moose Lodge??? Try putting in 905 Cousins Ave, Hopewell, VA 23860 and we are right around the bend.
Listen to what our Supreme Governor has to say.
Trivia Night At The Lodge
You and your team could be on their way to winning a few dollars ($50 first place and $25 second) at Trivia night. Meeting twice a month on Thursdays at 7:00 Dawn Ozmore leads her team to try to stump participants. Most months we meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday but check the calendar to make sure as holidays can impact that. Sometimes Dawn likes to play and hands the lead over to Julie Andrews or Darrell Johnson.
There's no cost to play and there's lounge food available as well as drinks. Where else can you play a mental game while enjoying your favorite beverage? Even if you don't win you're guaranteed a great time. If you're alone we'll find a team for you to join and otherwise there's no limit on the number of participants. Come early, grab your table and order up some delicious food and refreshing drinks! Cash prizes, gift give-aways and moosebucks are waiting for you!
No team? No problem! We have plenty of people you can share a table with! Just come out and have FUN. There is no cost to play, and all materials are provided. Lee Dixon~
“Myrtle Casey Senior Luncheon”
Our newsletter is going out too early to always include the Senior Luncheon attendance information for the previous month. So from now on that info will always be running a month behind. In the March issue we will have the information from the January 21st Luncheon.
Please join us on Thursday, February 18th, at 12noon for a great lunch of Fried Chicken(Breast & Leg), Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and Corn Pudding, with Banana Pudding for dessert.
!!!!!!!!DEFINITELY THE BEST MEAL IN TOWN FOR THE BEST PRICE !!!!!!!
The Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472 Revitalizes the Tommy Moose Program with Local Law Enforcement
Each month the Hopewell-Prince George Crime Solvers meet at the Hopewell Moose Lodge. The Lodge has offered a quiet convent location for to meet and discuss pertinent issues in Prince George County and the city of Hopewell, VA. Crime Solvers is a community-oriented program involving citizens, the business community, news media, and the Hopewell and Prince George Police Department working together in the fight against crime. The Crime Solvers Board is comprised of a group of citizens who pay cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of any person or persons who commit crimes in Hopewell or Prince George or to the capture of a wanted person. Crime Solvers is not run by the Hopewell or Prince George County Police Department.
The Hopewell-Prince George Crime Solvers program is located in South Central Virginia. This organization serves the city of Hopewell and the county of Prince George with a combined population of 59,123. This program assists with operating a system in which citizens can anonymously report information related to criminal activity. This program works in conjunction with the law enforcement agencies for both jurisdictions.
The Tommy Moose® program aids in helping children overcome fears and anxiety during times of stress. The Board of Officers have rejuvenated their efforts to donate the Tommy Moose plush doll to Law Enforcement, Fire, and other Emergency workers through the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers. Here we are able to reach and communicate the Tommy Moose Program with the key leaders in Prince George County and Hopewell Law Enforcement. During the presentation the Hopewell Police Department provided a testimony of a recent situation where Tommy Moose was used to calm a child during a stressful situation. Both departments have already inquired about receiving additional Tommy Moose dolls as well as setting up a recurring donation to replenish their dwindling supplies.
Thanks to all from the Fellowship Committee for the hard work and cooperation from many to make the Wine & Cheese Tasting plus the Dance on Jan. 9, 2016 successful. Anne and Dana, along with the rest of the kitchen staff, did a fantastic job in preparing the food and cheese displays. The food tables were kept refilled as items were consumed.
The Decorating Committee did a great job in decorating the ballroom. Wine servers did an excellent job and looked great. Thanks to the office for handling pre-sales. The First Class Band played music selections which kept the dance floor full all evening. Even the non-dancers like the First Class Band because, when they were playing, a conversation could still be heard at the table.
Mark your calendars for next year’s event to be held in January 2017.
Sponsor two(2) new or former LOOM members during the month of February and get one year of your dues paid or $25 in Moosebucks.
The cost of the application will be at the reduced rate of $40 for the first year’s dues.
This incentive is available for LOOM and WOTM members who sponsor a LOOM applicant.
Any member-LOOM or WOTM-who sponsors two(2) LOOM members before April 30th will receive dues paid for one year.
New Virginia Moose Association Website
Please visit the new VMA site at lease visit the new VMA site at www.virginiamoose.org. Just click the picture below.
Hopewell Moose Facebook
Lodge Changes & Updates
Beginning 1 January 2016 there will be no smoking in the Social Quarter "LOWER LEVEL" from 5:30 to 8:00 at the Wednesday and Friday Night Dinners as a consideration to others as they eat dinner. This is not a change to the Social Quarters Rules. No other night of the week is effected. Smoking is permitted in all other areas of the Social Quarters to include the Game Room. Smoking resumes in this area at 8pm.
**AT THE 22 OCT 2015 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING THE LODGE MEMBERSHIP VOTED TO ELIMINATE THE SMOKING OF CIGAR'S AND PIPE'S IN THE SOCIAL QUARTERS**
We are in our last ninety days of the Moose 2015-16 year. This has been our biggest year yet for membership with new faces popping up all over the Lodge and fresh volunteers getting into the Moose Spirit of supporting Mooseheart and Moosehaven. We only have a few more members to sign to reach our goal of 126 new members and will easily reach that by the end of the month, 60 days ahead of planned. We paid off the $80k loan in under two years last month while making numerous improvements to the Lodge—thanks to everyone’s support.
Please remember your promise when you joined and were accepted into the LOOM as you live your daily lives:
1) Increasing the strength of the Order by proposing for membership qualified individuals of high personal character
2) Giving of my energy and substance in support of Mooseheart and Moosehaven.
Nomination - Election – Representation Dates
Nominating Committee: 18 February 2016 (2nd LOOM Meeting in February)
Final Day to Turn in Slip for a Candidate: 7 March 2016 at 5pm to the Administrator
Nominating Committee Interviews Candidates: 7 March 2016, 7pm
Nomination Committee Report of Candidates: 17 March 2016 (2nd Election: 7 April 2016 (1st
LOOM Meeting in April)
Installation of Officers: 21 April 2016 (2nd LOOM Meeting in April)
Troy K. King / Governor May 2015 to April 2016
I WOULD LIKE TO START OUT BY THANKING ALL OUR MEMBERS AND OFFICERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND DONATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR 2015! I LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR. IT TAKES SEVERAL MEMBERS TO GET A JOB DONE. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE UPCOMING FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS IN THE NEW YEAR. ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME AT (804)458-1755.
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO GARLAND JACOBS FOR BEING CHOSEN AS MOOSE OF THE YEAR, JOE DISANTO AS VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER, AND DON READSHAW FOR WINNING THE ATTENDANCE DRAWING AT THE JANUARY 7,2016 LOOM MEETING.
Hopewell Moose Lodge Karaoke Winner
Congratulations to the "WINNERS" of the Karaoke Contest held last night at the Hopewell Moose Lodge!!! The house was packed, some fine talent shared the 'karaoke' stage, and, D.J. Claiborne Fisher did an awesome job spinning those tunes! Can't forget the 'Judges', they had an awesome challenge with so much talent to choose from!
I know one thing, those contestants put their hearts and souls into each song they sang, and the audience loved each and every one of them!!!
Lodge Raffle Fundraiser
The Lodge is raffling off a life time membership to the Moose. Only LOOM 1472 and WOTM 1180 are eligible. Cost is $1 a ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. The cost of a LOOM lifetime membership is worth $1,000. The drawing is 9 January 2016 at the Wine & Cheese Fellowship Dance. Presence not required. We will contact you.
Jim Akridge, Gov’t Relations Committee Chairman
Dear Moose Brothers and Sisters I am happy to report that the Hopewell Moose Family Center has been living up to its obligation to support Mooseheart our Child City and Moosehaven our Seniors Retirement Community, over the past Moose Quarter (Aug, Sep and Oct) we have donated, $6, 244.00 to Mooseheart and Moosehaven.
Over the same period of time we have donated $27, 895.00 to other charitable initiatives like, Massey Cancer, Hopewell and Prince George Schools, Emergency Crews, Police Departments, Youth Sports, Scouting and other areas.
The Hopewell Moose Family Center has become a leader in the local community as well as the Virginia Moose Association we can’t do it with out your support. We thank you and ask you to keep on keeping on.
Left to Right: Troy King Governor Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472, Luther Sodat Hopewell VA, Sheriff, Captain Eric Young Prince George County VA, Appointed Interim Police Chief, John F. Keohane Hopewell VA, Police Chief, Gary Bartholomew Administrator Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472, Roy Snyder, Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472 Moose Charities Chairman
Golf News From The Pro-Shop
2015 has been a great year for golf. I would like to express my appreciation to the board members, office workers and social quarters staff for the all the support that you have given to golf to make this a successful year. As you all know it takes TEAM work to make any event come together.
The Massey Cancer Center tournament was a huge success and we plan on making it even bigger next year.
We had the opportunity to go and represent the Hopewell Moose lodge in several tournaments.
· 51st International tournament in Henry County, Georgia where Butch Morris and Larry Almarode winning their flights.
· Virginia Moose State Tournament in Portsmouth, Virginia where Daryl Hurt won first place trophy and is in the golf showcase in the lodge.
· 51st International tournament in Williamsburg, Virginia where Larry Almarode and Daryl Hurt came in first place.
· Last but not least our 2nd annual fun filled Hopewell Moose members only golf outing, where Mark Marshall and Butch Morris took the trophy.
We have starting planning for 2016 and working on bringing the State tournament back to the Hopewell Moose lodge in September.
Once again thank you for your support.
Golf Chairman, Butch Morris
Thank you to all that supported the Hopewell Moose Lodge's Third Annual Halloween Party
We had an awesome turnout, and with the lodges continued support, will only grow more and more each year. A special thanks goes out to Julie Andrews for her amazing decorations. The ballroom was transformed in such a way, many couldn't believe the outcome. Thank you to everyone who assisted Julie as well. Chip Cook kept the dance floor packed and did a fantastic job.
We had a special guest in the house that night named Mike Rios. He is the Moose International Territory Manager for our district. Earlier that day we had our District Meeting. Mike and his wife decided to come out for a bit and check out the party. A few minutes turned into most of the night. He was so impressed by the decorations, costumes and atmosphere, he and his wife got caught up in the festivities.
A 50-50 was held and Mike Rios ended up winning. He donated it back to the Endowment Fund. A win for the lodge as well as Mooseheart.
We had so many outstanding costumes that night. The judges had such a difficult time deciding the winners. We had a $500 first place prize that went to Fred and Donna Kneifer and second place went to the Spice Girls Dawn Ozmore, April Johnson and Teresa Hios.
If you didn't make it this year you missed a night to remember!! Only your support can keep events such as this alive. Thanks again to all that attended.
Darrell Johnson, Halloween Party Chairman
Thanksgiving at lodge went great! This year the Lodge purchased the hams and turkeys and the members volunteered to cook. This event it a highlight every year for our members and enjoyed by all. Fifty-six members attended- but a few more came and we lost count - stragglers here & there. Brian Carpenter, Junior Governor, blessed the food for everyone. The Mertz family donated a turkey in addition to the Lodge and all were deep fried for a total of 6 turkeys -6 hours deep frying.
The best part of the evening was a random stranger, homeless guy with back pack- walked in off the street and asked if he could please eat. He asked a member if he could get something to eat and Dawn Ozmore, Senior Regent, took him in, showed him the bathroom so he could freshen up, and got some water for him. He was signed in as a guestbook and enjoyed a meal with the members of the Lodge. He kept apologizing for eating with no money/contribution- but was assured it was ok. He had a meal set up for the evening thru a church, and sleeping arrangements- but couldn't go there yet (it was too early). So he ate 2 plates and took a little to-go box. But that one thing, feeding someone who might not otherwise have had a meal until this evening...was a good thing...so thanks to the members for the Hopewell Moose Lodge for doing what you do best.
Application For Position On The Board Of Officers:
I, Brother (First)__________________(M.I.)______(Last)_____________________,
wish to be considered for the office of (circle one):
Governor, Junior Governor, Prelate, 3 Year Trustee or Treasurer. I recognize the responsibilities and duties of the office and am willing to devote the necessary time and effort required by the office if elected.
Congratulations to JoAnn Noland for winning the "Lifetime Membership"!