Hopewell Moose Family Center 1472
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You can t find the Hopewell Moose Lodge??? Try putting in 905 Cousins Ave, Hopewell, VA 23860 and we are right around the bend.
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.
Myrtle Casey Senior Luncheon”
NEXT: 17 Nov
The Senior Luncheon on 20 Oct There were 54 Members in attend-ance and the winner of the Moose Bucks for this month was Bessie Winbush . We also We celebrated the 106th Birthday of Patty Hughes. Make your plans to attend next month on 17 Nov for a great time.
COME TO THE BEST MEAL IN TOWN
Jack & Myrtle Casey
Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472
4701 Western St
Hopewell, VA 23860
Call us: 804-458-1755
From the Fellowship
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.
Thank you for a Successful 2016
"Volunteer Recognition & Rewards Program"
"Volunteer Recognition & Rewards Program"
•Volunteer• - a person who performs tasks without monetary com-pensation.
•Recognition• - the acknowledgement of something for considera-tion. Something having been previously seen, heard or known.
•Rewards• - something given in recognition of one's service, effort or achievement.
Who doesn't like to be thanked for a job well done, or simply a pat on the back for efforts? Many times in volunteer based organizations, this gets overlooked. Why? Because unlike a traditional supervisor to employee workplace, the organization is made up of peer volunteers, most of whom are also volunteering countless hours.
We make every effort to thank those individuals who give up their own time to help with projects, events, fundraisers and other tasks, but many times, that type of "peer-to-peer" recognition falls flat, and leaves us wanting more. Why? Well, it's primarily due to our time spent in a traditional workplace environment, versus a non-profit or volunteer based workplace/organization.
Last year, we developed the template for our "Volunteer Recognition & Rewards Program". We were/are looking for both male and female lodge members to com-plete this committee and oversee the new initiative program. We have published the article several times in the newsletter over the past 9 months. Currently, there are 3 members that make up the Volunteer program, two males and one female. Each month we rotate between the males & female volunteers and choose who will be showcased for that month. The volunteers are given a point value system based on activities involved in & volunteered for, the amount of activities/time that is "donated", and the overall helpful words & kind attitudes demonstrated.
To date, not one single person has expressed interest in serving on the committee, nor submitted ideas to the committee. Not one single person.
We have the guidelines in place, we have started the program, we have the "volunteer of the month" parking space, and other rewards. What we don't have....is you. We need at least 3-4 other members to step up and serve on this program. Bring your ideas! Bring your suggestions! This isn't a time consuming commitment. Most of this can be done via email or phone.
We commonly hear, "I don't want to help or give up my time because no one ever thanks me." But when asked just WHO or WHERE the Thank-You's are to come from, the answer we get is "from the lodge." But the lodge....is in actuality, all of us. WE all make up the lodge in its entirety. We all like to be thanked & recognized, it's human nature.
Please consider participating in your lodge's "Recognition & Rewards Program." You, your friends, and your moose brothers & sisters deserve it.
Visit Other Lodges In The Area
There are several Lodges in the local area offering a variety of entertainment and activities to fit your needs. Please take the time to visit them over the holidays.
Town Hall Meeting
Date: 22 October / Time: 1-3pm / Location: Ballroom / Moderator: Mike Rios, Territory Manager, Eastern Virginia
Thank you to all the extra volunteers that stepped up last month. It was a busy time and your efforts are greatly appreciated. The Moose Legion hosted the Old Dominion Moose Legion Fall Celebration with great success. If you did not attend, you missed out on Friday Karaoke, Friday dancing with the Feature Attraction Band, the Golf outing on Saturday and the Sunday Conferral. Please join me at these event and enjoy the fellowship we shared. Our Queen of Hearts is now over $13,000. Good job to Butch and his team. Along with trying to find the Queen Steve has many dinner specials for your taste buds to enjoy. Membership!!! Membership!!! Membership!!! We need to improve on signing members. We are just shy of 50 new member with 6 months to go to meet out quota of 128. From now until April 30th 2017 we reduced the fee to $45.00 for new members. Don’t forget if you’ve been a member for at least six month or signed one new member you are eligible to join the Moose Legion.
Thanks Gerry Mastrovito Governor 1472 PRIDE
Senior Regent Message
November, number nine on the ancient Roman calendar, is named from the Latin NOVEM meaning nine. When the Roman calendar was reformed and two additional months added, November became the eleventh and penultimate month. There were several changes in its number of days, but the present number, thirty, has prevailed since the time of Emper-or Augustus. November is usually referred to in poetry in melancholy terms, for in northern climes it is a time of bare woods and gray days.
While we may have a few gray days outside, your lodge is beautifully decorated and activities abound. We are hoping for sunshine on November 5th when we will be hav-ing Bar-be-que in the Park. This will be a Family Fun day with so many activities planned. The event will be opened to the public (Adults $10.00, Children ten and un-der $5.00). The fun will begin at noon and continues until 3:00 PM. There will be a BBQ Plate lunch, sale of whole Boston Butts, Bake sale, and Popcorn $1.00 per bag. Also being served are chicken quarters, beans, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, and tea/water.
For the younger people there will be a 'Teeny Tiny Farm', miniature petting zoo and don't forget the face painting! Ticket sales will include the band 'The Antiques', plate lunch and petting zoo. Sign up a new member and sponsor and new member tickets will be waived....good deal!
If you are feeling lucky and would like to make some child very happy, we have a raf-fle for you. We will be selling tickets for a Kid's Christmas Toy Wagon. This will be over a $350.00 value. Tickets are 6 for $5.00 or one ticket for $1.00. You need not be present to win on November 24th.
As usual, many other events are planned - Bingo on Sundays and Tuesdays, and Mon-day nights are for Queen of Hearts. Check out Trivia on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00 PM and the Senior Luncheon will be on the 3rd Thursday at noon. Don't forget, no cooking or dishes to do on Wednesdays and Fridays - our kitchen staff does it all for you. Hope to see YOU at the Lodge in November.
Madelyn W. Collier
Senior Regent Conserve energy. It takes 43 muscles to frown - it only takes 17 muscles
Joe's Heidelberger Meatloaf serve with two sides
Bake Chicken with marinara sauce
November 2nd, Wednesday
Wonderful cooked to perfection Frog Legs(8) $10.95
Your choice of Hamburger Steaks and Ham Steaks $7.50
A great Chicken Alfredo Dinner $8.95
Oyster Dinner (8) $8.95
Thanksgiving Dinner, Turkey,Ham and all the fixin' for $8.95.
November 17th-Thursday-Senior Lunch serve at 12pm till 1pm
Open Face Turkey sandwich'
BBQ Ribs: 1/4 Rack $6.95 1/2 $9.95
A Hearty Pot Roast $6.95
BBQ Chicken 1/4 White $6.95 1/4 Dark $5.95
November 30th- Wednesday
Salmon Cakes (1) $6.95 (2)$8.95
Please Remember That Our Wait Staff Works For Tips Only!!
3rd District 8 Moose Karaoke Contest
19 NOV District 8 Karaoke Contest.
Winners from each Lodge in the District will compete for a chance to sing at the VMA Mid-Year Conference 19-22 January 2017
Wayne Sprinkle is the Hopewell Moose
Lodge's representative. The Board of
Officer for the LOOM and WOTM want
to wish Wayne the best of luck. Come
out and show your support and enjoy a great evening of Karaoke in the Ballroom. The contest start at 6pm followed by a night of dancing and celebration.
SOCIAL QUARTER HOURS
Sun Noon - 10:00pm
Tue (Dart Night Midnight)
The Hopewell Moose Lodge office staff, has been burning the candle at both ends, these past 2 weeks. Kathy Snyder, Mary Simmons and Don Readshaw have had to work with some challenges, but the lodge never missed a beat. It seems after the last strong storm, the lodge took a light-ning strike. This caused our phone and internet lines to go down. A few electronics were damaged as well. After many phone calls and repair visits, we are back on track! Job Well done to a GREAT staff!
Membership Retention Week
Saturday: Family Fun Day in the Park w/Membership
Sunday: Nascar/NFL specials
Monday: New Years Ticket Drawing
Wednesday: Call expired and dropped members
Thursday: New Years Ticket Drawing
Join us at our first event of the week as we kick off our week a little early with the Family Fun Day in the park on 5 Nov from Noon to 3pm. $10 Adult / $5 Kids, Petting Zoo, Music by the “Antiques”, BBQ all include with admission. Join us on Sun-day the 6th for Nascar and NFL specials. Re-enroll a former member at a re-duced price of just $25 during 6-12 November. All LOOM Hopewell Moose Members attending are entered in a drawing for a pair of New Years tickets on Monday at the Queen of Hearts, must be present to win. Join us for Trivia on 10 Nov and be entered for a drawing for two New Years Tickets, must be present to win. Meet us in the Lodge Wednesday the 9 to make calls to expired and dropped members.