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. 

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”
NEXT: 20 Apr TIME: Noon 58 members attended the Senior Luncheon on 16 March where they enjoyed Pork Chop, Mashpotatos, Greenbean, Roll & Peach Cobler. The winner of the Moose Bucks for this month was John Wills. 
Jack & Myrtle Casey

Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472
4701 Western St
Hopewell, VA 23860
Call us: 804-458-1755
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
Sat Closed
 "Volunteers Needed”
Many new members have inquired how they can get involved. Here is a list of activities that might interest you. 
Feeding the Homeless in Hopewell every Wednesday: Contact Cindy King at 931-338-2758
Kids Easter Egg Breakfast and Hunt 8 Apr: Contact the office 804-458-1755 and leave a message for Marie Matlock 
Moose International Darts 21-24 Apr: Contact Jim Jordan at 804-691-2134
BINGO Sun & Tue 6-9:30pm: Contact the office at 804-458-1755.
OIC: Contact the office at 804-458-1755 and leave a message for Brian Carpenter. 
Kids Movie Night: Contact the office at 804-458-1755 and leave a message for Brian Carpenter. 
Decorating Committee: Contact the office 804-458-1755 and leave a message for Marie Matlock. 
Volunteer Committee
VMA Facebook
        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. 

The Current Employment Opportunities: 
1) Kitchen Chef/Line Cook 
2) Part Time/Relief Bartender
3) Dishwasher (Part time) 
4) Waitress (Part time, Weds & Fri nights) 

If interested, or for more information: please send all inquires to hopewellmoose@comcast.net

Join us in the social quarters for the Queen of Hearts! Drawing is at 7 pm and ticket sales start at 5 pm. 
*Must be a member to play. Guests are not eligible.*

••NEW UPDATE: ALL MEMBERS MUST ENTER thru the front door during Queen of Hearts nights, from 5-7 pm. Your membership card will be checked upon entry. You will not be allowed to enter thru the back door during Queen of Hearts.••

Senior Regent Message
March with its blustering winds was appropriately named in honor of Mars, the Roman god of war.  Before Julius Caesar's reform of the Roman calendar in 46 B.C. March was the first month of the year instead of the third.  According to tradition, the first days of March are supposed to foreshadow the last.  If March comes in like a lion, says the proverb, it will go out like a lamb, but a mild beginning will be followed by a stormy ending.

Calm weather or windy, our Social Quarters will be sure to please with never a cover charge.  Check the calendar for your favorite activities, bingo, Shag lessons, trivia, or dancing with music provided by the DJ.  The Chef will have a delicious dinner prepared for you on Wednesday or Friday evening.  Our WOTM meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and we encourage you to attend.

Our nominating committee is still hard at work to secure officers for our next Moose year, May 2017 through April 2018.  If you are interested in a position on the board, please let any of the current officers know as soon as possible.  We are particularly trying to fill the secretary/treasurer position.  

Please ask any of the WOTM members to participate in the 'Scratcher Raffle'.  This is a fundraiser that began February 10th and will run through March 17th.  We need your help in this fundraiser to support our Junior Graduate Regent, Dawn Ozmore, Chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee.  Who knows?  You could be the lucky winner of the $100.00 worth of scratch off tickets.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  Your participation in this project will be much appreciated.

A big 'THANK YOU' to everyone for their support of our Sweetheart Dance on February 10th.  It was a huge success!

The next orientation dinner will be held in the Ballroom on March 3rd at 6:00 PM.  All new members and their sponsors are invited and encouraged to attend.

If you have a few extra hours per week or per month, we are always looking for new volunteers.  Please call the office to inquire.  Remember:  If it can be done, it can be fun!

Never let anyone dull your sparkle...SMILE.

Madelyn W. Collier
Senior Regent
Fri, March 3: BBQ Chicken Leg Quarters w/2 sides, cheddar biscuits….$7.95; Moose Plate: Potato Bar + 1 trip to salad bar…..$5.00
Wed, March 8: Whiting Fish (fried or broiled) w/2 sides, hushpuppies (only) $8.50; Moose Plate: Taco salad…$5.95
Fri, March 10: Flat Iron Steaks w/demi glaze, 2 sides, bread….$8.95; Moose Plate: Chicken Sliders w/1 side….$5.95
Wed, March 15: Philly Steak & Cheese Sub or Philly Chicken & Cheese Sub, 2 sides….$7.95; Moose Plate: BBQ on bun w/coleslaw, 1 side…….$5.95
Fri, March 17: Corned Beef & Cabbage w/2 sides…..$8.95; Moose Plate: Chicken Alfredo w/Garlic Bread…..$5.95
Wed, March 22: Shrimp Scampi over Noodles w/Garlic Bread & 1 trip salad bar…$8.95; Moose Plate: Cold Plate (choice of 3), chicken salad, ham salad, pasta salad, cottage cheese, peaches and crackers…..$5.95
Fri, March 24: Fried Shrimp Basket w/2 sides, hushpuppies….$8.95; Moose Plate: Personal Pan Pizza, Cheese, Pepperoni, Sausage…..$5.95
Wed, March 29: Braised Beef over Rice or Noodles w/2 sides, Bread…..$8.95; Moose Plate: Italian Cold Cut Sub w/1 side…..$5.95
Fri, March 31: Stuffed Pepper w/2 sides, bread……….$8.95; Moose Plate: Baked Chicken w/1 side……….$5.95
April Menu
Wed, Apr 5: Tuna Noodle Casserole, 1 trip Salad Bar, Bread……$7.95
Fri, Apr 7: (1) Cabbage Rolls w/2 sides, Bread………$7.95
  (2) Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad…………$7.95
Wed, Apr 12: Hamburger Steak w/2 sides, Bread………….$7.95
Fri, Apr 14: Ham Slices, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Stuffing, Broccoli, Bread………$7.95
Wed, Apr 19: (1) Spaghetti & Meatballs, sauce, w/1 trip Salad Bar, Garlic Bread………….$7.95
  (2) Meatball Sub w/2 sides………………$7.95
Fri, Apr 21: Cod Nuggets w/scallops & bacon, 2 sides, 
Wed, Apr 26: Fried Chicken, dark…$5.95 White….$6.95, w/2sides, Bread

Fri, Apr 28: 6oz Steak w/Fried Shrimp, sides, bread…………$9.95  
Please Remember That Our Wait Staff Works For Tips Only!! 
Hopewell Moose lodge
Sun Noon - 10:00pm
Mon Noon-10:00pm
Tue Noon-10:00am 
Tue (Dart Night Midnight)
Wed Noon-Midnight
Thu Noon-10:00pm
Fri Noon-1:00am
Sat Noon-Midnight
Administrator Message
If you have been in the social quarters lately, you have noticed the "plastic wall", blocking the bathrooms. Construction has been underway, in the sewer line replacement, of both bathrooms. That part of the project is nearing completion, on the inside. New tile will then be put in both restrooms and a baby changing table added, to the women's restroom. Work will begin soon, on the outside lines running, from the restrooms to the sewer. The small side section of the parking lot, will be blocked off, until completion. 
We heard your comments about Friday, Jan 27, regarding the change of music format. Our intent is to offer a range of music, for ALL our members, to enjoy. Therefore, we are happy to announce that on select Saturday's we will be offering a variety of entertainment venues, so watch your Facebook and announcements. Wednesday and Friday entertainment will stay, as you have grown to know.
Finally.....The BIG NEWS!!!!..after attending an electronic gaming expo, at the VMA State mid-year convention, in January, and conferring with the board of officers, NEW VTAB machines are coming!!!!! Their arrival should be within a few weeks! 
Stay tuned and stay informed
Brad Ozmore

A New Moose Experience: Overview 

DetailsWritten by Moose International Senior Reporter
C Published: 16 November 2016 C Last Updated: 16 November 2016  

The New Moose Experience has been conceived to address a dramatic sea change in the national workforce and the lives of today’s — and tomorrow’s — working families. We have identified an urgent, unfulfilled need in the lives of Millennial-led working families (people aged 20 to 36 with young children in the home) that Moose is uniquely qualified to fulfill.

With more than 30 million unconventionally employed as “1099” employees — freelancers, contractors, and independent small-business owners — Millennials dominate today’s shifting work environment. When we add those owning or working in small businesses (companies with two to nine employees), we see that the majority of this 76.4-million-strong generation works in situations never even considered by their elders.

The media portrays Millennials as hip, creative individuals living in major urban centers, untethered by marriage and parenthood. Yet that’s not a realistic picture of the generation: 53% are already married or seriously partnered, and 44% are parents with children in the home. These family-oriented Millennials are increasingly drawn to small and medium-sized metro areas that offer a high quality of life at an affordable cost of living. They desire experiences and services that meet their needs like their urban counterparts do, but they remain under-served in these slower-to-evolve communities.

In 1906, Moose Supreme Organizer James J. Davis identified a similar sea change in the workforce and sought a way to meet the needs of families who were struggling to navigate the new era. Today, Moose International seeks to do so once again as the national economy grows rapidly toward this flexible, entrepreneurial, and on-demand employment — and drastically shifts the composition of domestic life for the entire family in the process.

Designed for the Working Families of Today and Tomorrow

The New Moose Experience is uniquely designed to give working families two things they value most without compromise: (1) time together as a family and (2) a genuine sense of community. To do so, the new concept fully integrates three revenue-generating lines of business that will be packaged, priced, marketed, and operated to be a place of daily habit, trust, delight, fulfillment, and tight-knit community for today’s working families.
•Coworking: Flexible, hospitable work environments to meet the needs of independently and small-business-employed working Millennial parents; the fastest growing and most under-served population in today’s national workforce.
•Flexcare: Flexible, learning-oriented childcare for their kids — designed to accommodate the variable schedules of today’s parents while delivering a high-quality early childhood education experience that instills the values that Moose cares about most: caring for others in need, social responsibility, and community contribution.
•Best-in-class food-and-beverage: An accessible, appealing kitchen/market/cafe that welcomes the community (whether or not they participate in the co-working and childcare offerings) by serving a fresh, delicious, and healthy take on casual Americana cuisine at all parts of day and in all of the ways that modern families — and diners at large — want to eat.

The New Moose Experience will be a place of caring and contribution, positively impacting the surrounding community and supporting Mooseheart. To do so, the three core lines of business will be supplemented with community service activities and learning-oriented programming that engage and enrich the community at-large as well as our everyday community subscribers.
Congratulations to Don Readshaw! Moose of the Year ~ 2016 !!! Don Readshaw has led by example in many capacities throughout his moose history. His dedication and commitment are comparable to none. He has spent decades upholding the Moose principles of giving his time and financial aid for the advancement of not only his community, but his fellow man & child 
in need. While he may not be much of 
talker....his lifelong actions and 
philanthropic nature speak volumes of his 
compassion for human welfare. 


The Hopewell Moose Lodge is 
forming a Tuesday night league. 
Anyone interested contact Richard 
Boyette at 804-720-5986. 
Requirements: Must be an active 
Hopewell Moose LOOM or WOTM 
Cost: $15 per week per 
Date: Teams Bowl every 
Location: 15th Street 
Bowling Alley, Hopewell 

Troy King, Jr. Past Gov.
The Queen of Hearts was 
found at the Hopewell Moose 
Lodge. So why is this news? I 
did not win the $17,000. Well 
in true Moose spirit Dewey 
Taylor was able to do what he 
has always wanted. He donated 
$5,000 to the St. Jude. St. Jude 
is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Unlike other hospitals, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from generous donors. Dewey also plans to share his fortune with other to pass on what was provided to him during the Christmas Season. 
Congratulations to Dewey Taylor on winning the ♥️Queen Of Hearts♥️!!! The Lodge is taking the Holiday’s off to enjoy family. Look for postings when the Queen of Heart will pick back up. 
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Hopewell Moose Lodge!

Carolina Shag Dance lessons will continue to be held l be held on Monday evenings in March. Lessons are free to all members. If you want to come as a guest to see if you would like to join, you can come twice and participate and then join if you want to continue. Intermediate lessons will be held in March. Doors open at 6:30, lessons begin at 7.

Art Seward, Entertainment Chairman
Central Virginia Junior Shaggers Workshops
The Central Virginia Junior Shaggers will 
be having their monthly workshops in our 
social quarters from 2 until 4. We have a 
great group of kids ranging in age from pre-school to upper teens. If you know of any kids that might enjoy this, please bring them. There are no fees for this activity. Stop by and see what these youngsters can do and how much they enjoy what they are doing. We are getting a late start because of last month’s snowstorm. The first workshop will be on February 12th from 2 until 4. Refreshments will be supplied. The rest of the schedule will be March 12th, April 9th, May 7th, and June 4th.. Bring your kids, your grand-kids, a neighbor’s or friend’s kids. It will be fun for all! 

Art Seward, Entertainment Chairman
A local Lodge needs your support. 

Quarter BINGO, visit the Colonial Heights Moose Lodge for details.
Junior Governor's Message
Well, ask & you will receive... from some.
We have have been asking for ideas to help expand the interest of current & potentially new members & a few of you have presented some great ideas to explore. But as usual, with new things means a change from some routine things. We owe this exploration to our new and long term members & realize that all of the ideas are not for everyone but we ask that you consider where we are coming from. Some events &/or ideas may work great but some may not. However, we request your patience in our attempt to explore these options that others have requested & to utilize our internal methods for making your voices heard by attending our General Membership meetings &/or survey cards, instead of methods such as Facebook or bar gossip. Let your opinions be heard in the proper manner, please.
A few ideas I would like to hear your feedback on (again, in the proper way); occasion small bands for free in the Social Quarters, Casino Night, Poker Tournament & open to public events like Auto Show, Educational Scholarship Forum.  These are a few ideas which have been presented & we are asking your feedback & to hear your interest, but PLEASE give it in the right method, at the right place. If not, it may not be heard & more importantly, it may not reflect the fraternal way of support.
Additionally, we have a few newer members that I would like to highlight & just say Thank You. Joe & Theresa Brisendine just recently became members of our lodge & already they have been volunteering in the kitchen on a regular basis. I personally would like to say thank you for selecting our lodge to become a part of, but also by jumping in so quickly to helping us out. And these are but a few of our most valuable assets, or members, our volunteers.  Thank you to Joe & Theresa and all of our very valuable volunteers.
Brian Carpenter, Junior Governor / MOOSE PROUD
Admin Staff Message
Please remember to pay your locker rent on time.  It’s $5 per year, or $50 for lifetime.  If your membership drops, your locker will be emptied and the contents moved to the back room.

If you aren’t sure when you are due, please call the office at 458-1755.  Also, if you no longer want/need your locker, please turn your key in to the office or to the bartender.

REMINDER:  The office hours have CHANGED!  We are open Tuesday thru Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. Office Staff 
Academy of Friendship 
  In total, the State of Virginia, Women of the Moose, had 76 co-workers present that received their "Academy of Friendship" Degree. This is the first degree for the WOTM. These women came from lodges/chapters all throughout Virginia. Way to go! 
  Special thanks to Portsmouth Chapter #966 for hostessing this conference, and to all the special guests and dignitaries, past & present, for your efforts to ensure a successful conference for all. 
  Our chapter has several women who are eligible to receive their A/F Degree. We urge each of you, to take the time and join us at our next Mid-Year Conference, to receive your honors. These honors will remain with you throughout your "Moose" lifespan, even if you transfer lodges. If you qualified several years ago, you are STILL eligible to receive your degree, you would just need to contact our Chapter's Recorder prior to our next Mid-Year conference for details. These are your personal honors that you worked hard for, whether it was from holding a chairmans position and sponsoring 2 new members, or from sponsoring 5 new members. Your hard work should not go unnoticed, and only helps to strengthen our chapter. 
~ D.M. Ozmore Jr Grad Regent 

VCU Massey Cancer Center Golf Tournament 
  Written by Senior Sports Reporter
  Published: 09 January 2017

Williamsburg and Warwick Massey Cancer 
Center Golf Tournament. One of the biggest 
benefactors of the Virginia Moose, other than Mooseheart and 
Moosehaven, is the Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center in Richmond Virginia. The Williamsburg and Warwick Moose Lodges invite all Moose members to the VCU Massey Cancer Center Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Kiskiack Golf Club in Williamsburg, Virginia. The day will have many activities including a putting contest, a closest to pin contest, a longest drive contest, a fifty/fifty raffle, and more. The cost for joining will be $80.00 each player. 
   We are currently looking for hole sponsors to help in adding prizes for the contest and donations to go to the VCU Massey Cancer Center. To sponsor a hole, please see the links below. We really appreciate any and all help we can get. We hope to see you all for a fun day of golfing!

~ 2017 Moose Scholarship Program~
•Must be a current high school junior
•Must earn a min. 3.0 cumulative 
GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. 
•Must participate in "in-school" 
activities (verified). 
•Must participate in "out-of-school" activities (employment or other activities -verified).
••Must "volunteer specifically" on behalf or in collaboration with the Loyal Order of the Moose/Women of the Moose•• •Must ensure that all signatures & verification's are collected on application. 
•Must submit application by the deadline of JUNE 30, 2017. 
     This new scholarship program is a new version of the R. Robert Dale Scholarship Program reshaped to better meet the needs of today's students. The total fund will remain at $50,000, however; the distribution amounts will be in higher amounts & among fewer students. During the first year, eight scholarships for $5,000 and ten for $1,000 will be awarded. All qualifying names will be drawn randomly at each Moose Associations Annual Convention. Allotments for these drawings are based on the total number of qualifying applications sent in, and with regards to total size of membership within the association ***Special consideration is given to TOP Performing Associations & Lodges***
     For more info, please read the Feb/March edition of the Moose Magazine, or contact your Lodge Administrator or Chapter Recorder, or go online www.mooseintl.org (Members area/Heart of the Community) ~D.M. Ozmore 
17 April, Monday following the Queen of Hearts
Hopewell Moose Lodge Car and Bike Show 
Hosted by The Southern Knights Cruisers Car Club
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 Time: 8:00a to 3:00p
Awards: This is an open judged show. All vehicles welcomed! Over 30 awards will be handed out along with dash plaques to the first 100 registered vehicles.
Registration: All vehicles must be registered and set up by 11:00a to be judged
Registration Fee: Pre-register: prior to Sunday, June 4, 2017 $15.00 Register day of show: $20.00
Vendor Registration information: Vendor spots are available starting at $25.00
Open and print your Vendor Registration Form and follow the instructions under Show Information.
Ricky Williams: Show Contact 804-691-3754 uworime@comcast.net 
  You heard me but you'll hear them far louder.  They are back by popular demand, The Hopewell Moose Lodge 2nd Annual Car and Bike Show.  Last year I was hoping for at least 40 participants but honestly expecting about 20 cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Well with the great help of our host, the Southern Knight Cruisers we had over 70 autos who participated.  This resulted in a donation to Fort Lee's Holiday Helpers of $3000!  What a great effort for a tremendous organization and very worthwhile cause.
  This year we anticipate many more participants and with more vendors, children's activities and lots more beautiful cars, trucks and bikes.  I know many missed this event last year as it was the same day as the Massey Cancer Golf Tournament who is on a different date and sponsored by Williamsburg this year so I hope more members and guest will attend and enjoy these works of art and hear the story of the owners.  Several of our members not only participated but won trophies as well.
  So, if you have a car, truck or motorcycle that you are proud of, bring it.  It's sure to be a great time by all young and older, guys and gals, and all while helping to raise money for those who do so much for us, our soldiers and their families. 
  This event is open to the public so even more can enjoy all that we'll have to offer.