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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.
Eagle Scout National Jamboree
The Hopewell Moose Lodge donated $750 to assist Drake Hannuksela in attending
the National Jamboree. Drake was selected by the Heart of Virginia Council to
represent central Virginia at the 2017 Boy Scout National Jamboree. Attending the
National Jamboree is a once in a lifetime experience for any dedicated Boy Scout.
In 2013, 30,037 youth and adult instructors attended the National Jamboree and
326 of those youth were from 18 different countries outside of the United States.
The National Jamboree is a 10 day event that is held once every four years and held
on 10,600 acres near the New River Gorge Recreation Area. Some of the activities
offered at the National Jamboree include: Stem Quest for High Technologies, State of the Art Exhibits, Numerous Merit Badges, Leadership and Citizenship Skills, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving and Zip lines.
He obtained the rank of Life scout (the last rank before becoming an Eagle Scout) in March 2017. Drake’s current plan is to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout by the summer of 2018 at the age of 16. He is currently a ninth grade student at N.B. Clements Junior High in Prince George and an active in Oakland Baptist Church. Troy King, Junior Past Governor
Myrtle Casey Senior Luncheon”
NEXT: 20 July TIME: Noon
51members attended the Senior Luncheon on 15 Jun where they enjoyed Beef Tip. The winner of the Moose Bucks for this month was Janet Sandford.
••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
I want to start out by saying my time at the international convention was a blast. I learned a lot and have brought back some great ideas to try and help our moose home. The one main thing I wanted to bring back was hospitality. During one of the presentations at the convention one person went around to many different lodges to see if they were friendly and checking cards as a new person came in. It was sad to see that some of the lodges did not check membership cards when they went to make purchases from the bar. Also members would ignore the new person who came in. they did not speak to him or anything. There were some who spent a great deal of time talking to the newcomer. As members of the moose fraternity I want to make sure we take the time to make newcomers feel welcome so they want to come back. The state convention will be August 24-27 I hope many of the women try to be there as Madelyn Collier will be receiving her Green Cap. Many congratulations are sent to her. I hope to learn many things at the state level as well. The women will be having their fall bizarre the first weekend in November which means it is almost time for craft donations. Just some ideas for crafts include Christmas themes along with fall and winter colors.
Pamela Harsh, Senior Regent
SOCIAL QUARTER HOURS
Sun Noon - 10:00pm
Tue (Dart Night Midnight)
Well, as the first year comes to a close, as Administrator of our great lodge, I can truly say it has been both a learning and rewarding year. Together we have weathered some storms and seen quite a few rainbows. Our membership is increasing, in all age ranges. More folks are renewing their memberships, and some are even transferring from other lodges. Our donations and commitment to Heart of the Community, has lead us to 4 quarters of SUPERIOR ratings, at the 2017 Moose International Convention we were awarded the Premier Lodge Award. I can tell you, with confidence, that the board of officers work diligently and with the best interest of the members AND lodge. As we go forward the bathroom renovations in the ballroom will focus on the men's side. In the women's bathroom there is now a handicap accessible stall, new plumbing and new tile and wallpaper, as well as a baby changing table. Thank you for your support of our lodge, Mooseheart and Moosehaven.
Quarter BINGO, visit the Colonial Heights Moose Lodge for details.
Brothers and Co-Workers,
Children’s Hospital, Four Mile Fun Run
Saturday, Sept. 16th, consider joining Team Moose for the Children's Hospital Fun Run.
Join our team and represent Hopewell Moose Lodge Family Center for this great event. This is sure to be a fun time for all.
This event will have food, fun, kids activities, entertainment, raffle prizes & awards. Dress for the part by dawning your favorite super hero costume.
100% of the proceeds will help the tens of thousands of children in Central Virginia who receive care from Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
If you are interested in heading up or joining our team, please contact Brian 804-712-6763.
For more information, visit www.CHFRACE.org Register now for the 2017 Children's Hospital Foundation Four Mile Fun Run, featuring a race format perfect for the whole family.
With your help, we did great. I want to thank all of our volunteers, participants and the Southern Knight Cruisers for allowing us to show our support for our Soldiers and their families through the Holiday Helpers of Fort Lee. With almost 100 cars and bikes in attendance, we were able to raise $2500 for Holiday Helpers and this is a great way to support our troops. Be proud of our good work.
Brian Carpenter, Governor / MOOSE PROUD
Admin Staff Message
Tickets for Fantastic Shakers on sale in the office. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! New Year’s Eve tickets go on sale on Tuesday, November 7, at 9:00 am.
Kathy & Mary
"Kid's Karaoke Contest"
What an amazing group of young talent! These kids sung their heart out last night at our first ever District-wide "Kid's Karaoke" contest. Congratulations to: Aliyah Carter, Amelia Rainey, Lily Jackson, McKayla Thomas, Kaylynn Allison & Sophia Gonzalez (not pictured).
Special thanks to our judges, lodge staff & volunteers, DJ/Karaoke host Richard Nunnally, and most importantly- to all the parents, grandparents, family & friends that made this possible.
•Sandston, •Louisa, •Manchester and •Hopewell; thank you for your participation, support & encouragement for these children!
~ D.M. Ozmore Jr Grad Regent
The Moose wants to recognize our Valued Veteran with in our Fraternity. This is a self reporting program that will allow the Moose to properly recognize all the Veterans within our Lodge.
To begin, pull up your Membership Record and log-in using your established username and password. If you are a first time user, you will need to set up a user profile before you can manage your member information online. This is a one time process.
After you have successfully logged-in, check the box next to Valued Veteran under Membership Information. We encourage you at this time to look over the rest of your record and please update any other information that might be inaccurate (current address, phone number, etc.) Once all of the information in your Membership Record is updated, click Save. You have now Self-Identified! Please see the “Lodge Program Components” section to learn of the special recognition aspects that you will enjoy in the program.
Look for more information from the Lodge on recognizing our Veterans in the upcoming months.
KIDS MOVIE NIGHT
Join us for the next Kids Movie Night on
July 28 @ 7:30pm with Tarzan! But even
better, join us before movie time for arts &
crafts starting at 6pm, prior to movie time.
Remember, this is a free event for our members and their guest. So join us for free movie, popcorn and drink. As always, parents, grandparents are welcome to join and must be present at Hopewell Moose while children are present.
A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.
The movie is about the life of Tarzan. Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family he should belong to...
This event is hosted by the Kids’ Entertainment Chairperson, Julie Stamper and the WOTM.
We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday, August 25th, for movie night where we will be featuring the movie Tangled. Here, the magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life shut up in a tower. But now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time and who she really is.
The movie will begin promptly at 6:30 pm where we will be serving popcorn and lemonade. If you would like to join us a little earlier we will be making a special treat at our Craft Time 6 p.m. to be enjoyed during the
movie. Our featured" craft" will be
pudding dirt cake to celebrate back to
school time. Parents please remember
that you must remain on the premises
while the children are enjoying movie
Any questions please call
Julie Stamper at 804-720- 8523.
LIGHTHOUSE FAMILIES BATTLING CHILDHOOD CANCER
Chris and Heather Strack are joining their church, Journey Christian Church, on a mission trip to Lighthouse Retreat in Destin, FL. At Lighthouse families battling childhood cancer are able to take a week off and reconnect the family unit. Chris and Heather will serve the families all week by cleaning their rooms, playing with the kids (can you say beach time!), getting to know the family, praying with them and for them, serving their meals, and the list goes on and on. One of the biggest ways we serve the families is through financial donations. The families accepted to go to Lighthouse Retreat don't pay a penny! That is where the Hopewell Moose Lodge come in! The lodge donated $750 to assist in their journey. The total cost is $5000.00 to send a family battling childhood cancer on this awesome retreat. The lodge offered to assist Chris and Heather with their travel but in true Moose tradition the couple feels it is their calling to burden the cost and vacation to provide relief for those in need. If you would like more information about Lighthouse Retreat go to lighthouseretreat.org. and checkout the website! ---Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
2nd Annual Car & Bike Show a Success
We asked, they came..again!
The Hopewell Moose Lodge, 2nd Annual Car & Bike show was another great success. With the assistance of our host, The Southern Knight Cruisers, our car show was an even bigger success than last year. With approximately 100 beautiful cars, bikes & trucks, more vendors & even more participants this year we have grown another great event.
With the help of the volunteers of the LOOM, WOTM, Moose Legion & our host, the Southern Knight Cruisers, we were able to raise $? to benefit our soldiers and their families through the Holiday Helpers Association at Fort Lee.
This was a wonderful event that was open to the public as another opportunity to showcase our lodge, our home, and our Moose family. All while supporting those that give so much.
The Holiday Helper Association strives to ensure the holiday season for wounded warriors and nominated military members facing difficult times is a memorable one by allowing them to shop at the Fort Lee Holiday Helper toy store free of charge. We also offer food vouchers to assist with their family meal, stocking stuffers, hats and mittens, homemade infant blankets, books, puzzles, a live tree if needed and so much more.
VMA Membership Campaign
for 2017 - 2018
Written by Calvin Green
Published: 01 May 2017
Supporting members is something that has always been important to the Moose. So, it is no surprise that our newest Virginia initiative, the "VMA Membership Campaign" program, has drawn so much interest from Loyal Order of Moose members.
The focus of this program is on recognizing the support of members within our state with an emphasis on their ongoing work to sign up quality new members and re-enrollment of great former members. Our new VMA Membership Campaign starts on May 1, 2017 and runs until April 30, 2018. Just pointing out the highlights of this program year's campaign you can receive one year's free dues, earn a "Super Sponsor" shirt, and take part in winning $2,500 in cash prizes. And, District Presidents not to be left out, you can win one year's free membership and be included in the drawings for the $2,500, if you have a plus membership within your district.
100 YEARS of LOOM
What!?! 50 years as a loyal Moose Lodge membership, for two Hopewell Moose Lodge members! What a lifetime of commitment that many of us could learn from. And not just one but two of our members have dedicated 50 years of commitment each and we appreciate you, Franklin Brockwell & Leonard Leslie. These gentlemen have earned their Moose Lodge Lifetime Membership and well deserved! Congratulations gentlemen.
The Governor and the entire LOOM Board of Officers would like to recognize Frank & Leonard at our 1 June LOOM meeting and would like to encourage all LOOM members to attend and show their support.
28 June-3 July- 32nd Annual Moose International Pool Tournament Lynchburg South, VA
4th—Moose Legion Picnic in the park Noon-5pm
20th-Senior Lunch @ Noon
29th-Moose Legion Shrimpfest
29th-District 8 Elections @ South Hill Moose Lodge
17th-Senior Lunch @ Noon
24th-27th—Virginia Moose Association Conference, Norfolk, VA
TBD-Senior Fishing Trip
4th—Labor Day Picnic Noon to 5pm
9th—District 8 @ Colonial Heights Moose Lodge
11th—ODML Meeting at Richmond East @ 7pm
2017-2018 IN HOUSE MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIN FOR THE HOPEWELL MOOSE LODGE "LOOM"
Back by popular demand. The 4 Tier Membership Campaign continues for a second year. Congratulation to Brian Carpenter for signing the most members and earning a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP TO THE MOOSE.
What: Build a permeant location to sell and store BINGO equipment.
Where: Hopewell Moose Ballroom
When: 7pm 3 August
Why: BINGO is the #1 revenue source for the lodge. Currently the time to set up and take down the BINGO stations takes 2-3 hours per session and BINGO is run twice a week. The damage to the BINGO equipment is from the constant setup. The restructure will reduce the wear and tear on the equipment including the reduction of volunteer hours required per session.
THE MOOSE FRATERNITY
An International Organization of Men and Women Dedicated to Caring for Young and Old, Bringing Communities Closer Together, and Celebrating Life.
Visit the new and improved Moose International Website at http://www.mooseintl.org/
Every Meal: Ribeye $10.95
5 July: Soup: Potato
Entrees: Homemade Brunswick Stew/Corn Bread $7.95
Virginia Crab Cake with 2 Sides (1) $6.95 (2) $9.95
10 oz Rib Eye with 2 Sides and Roll $10.95
Moose Plate: Tater Tots Casserole with One Side $5.95
Lodgic is an ambitious new plan to do more of what the Moose has been doing since 1888. We’re the Moose Lodge, a.k.a. the Loyal Order of Moose. We’re one of the original fraternal service organizations that shaped the 20th century in America, and we were doing great things long before Fred and Barney joined Bedrock’s Water Buffalo Lodge.
We’ve been supporting communities, inspiring working families, and caring for at-risk children for more than 100 years. Lodgic is an all-new way for a new generation to do the timelessly good things we've always stood for — to work hard, take care of each other, and have fun.
We can’t wait to begin making new friends in Champaign and other cities soon!