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As this is my last message as Membership Retention Chairman, I want to thank everyone for all the help I received this past year. Whith all that help, I am pleased to write we have made our goal for new membership with a month to spare. Great job all. We will have a new Board of Officers and New Chairman coming up and I know you all will support them as well. But above all always keep our men and women in the military in your heart and prayers.
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.
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
Mar. 10th: Taco Salad w/Fixin’s $6.00
Mar. 24th: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce & Garlic Bread $7.00
“Myrtle Casey Senior Luncheon”
On January 21st we had a total of 51 members & guests here to enjoy a great meal along with fellowship and fun. Congrats go out to Clint Whittington for winning the door prize.
Please join us on Thursday, March 17th, at 12noon for a great lunch of
a 5oz Flounder w/Butterfly Shrimp, Buttered Potatoes, Coleslaw, Hushpuppies or Cornbread, and Chocolate Cake.
!!!!!DEFINITELY THE BEST MEAL IN TOWN FOR THE BEST PRICE !!!!!!!
“Volunteer Participation: One of the Biggest Issues Facing Non-Profit Organizations Today.”
All over the Country, a common theme seems to be developing. Maybe it is just a sign of today’s times; the more we plug in to connect, the more we disconnect from our family, neighbors and community. In our efforts to stay connected, we actually further distance ourselves. Perhaps it has more to do with today’s culture, and/or increasing crime rates, or economic issues. Whatever the underlying issue is, or the systematic steps that led us to where we are today; the one thing that still remains is the need to aid and assist others through non-profit organizations with the support of volunteers. The common thread across the Nation is not only getting volunteers, but more importantly, retaining the volunteers.
Do these sound familiar? Common reasons people cite for not volunteering:
1) I don’t want to go to meetings.6) I don’t like Jane Doe or John Doe.
2) I don’t want to commit.7) I really don’t understand what you do.
3) It sounds like too much work.8) No one has asked me to help
4) I just don’t have time.9) I don’t feel qualified
5) I won’t know anybody.10) I’m really not sure who to talk to for info
We would like to develop and implement a “process” to initiate a program of volunteer participants that are profile based on their interests or expertise.
From this process, we would like to enrich and expand our current “Volunteer Recognition” program to include more of a comprehensive “Volunteer Rewards and Recognition” program that we can build upon over the next few years.
This new program will include: motivation stimulators, feedback, clear and concise areas needed for volunteer efforts, expectations & descriptions, training/and or support, recruitment tools, mentors, exit meeting follow-ups, reward & recognition levels. It will also include a “Volunteer Coordinator/Chairman”, and a volunteer committee.
If you are interested in helping with this new initiative and developing pathways for this program, please contact:
Troy K. King –Governor, Brad Ozmore –Moose Legion Chairman, or Dawn Ozmore –Sr. Regent, for more information.
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.
I Well brothers, how time flies by as we start a new moose year. First: I would like to thank Troy and his board for a great job that they performed the past two years. Secondly: I want to thank the Moose membership for their support and trust as your governor. This year I would like to build on all the success that Troy and his board has achieved. To accomplish this success it will take all of us to reach this goal. We have some new faces on the board with plenty of experience. Let's get behind the board with 1472 pride, and let's be successful. We have a lot of good activities at our lodge with dances, Dj's, sports, holiday outings for good family fun, the queen of hearts with the pot over $4,000.00 and many more. Come to the lodge on Wednesday and Friday night's where our kitchen makes some really good meals at reasonable prices. Lastly and most importantly, our membership. We need to keep AND bring in new members.
Again thank you for your support.
Your Governor Gerry Mastrovito
My dear Brothers and Sisters I want to ask for your help and generosity once again. I would like to see The Hopewell Moose Family Center be the leader in the fraternity with Membership in the Moose Charities Donors Club. Many of you throw $10.00 a month away playing jar tabs, pull tabs, Instant bingos etc, and when we get done we say dang I just threw money away. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could say I just helped some Child at Mooseheart or Senior at Moosehaven, when you choose to set up your gift of $10.00 per month you will become a dedicated Donor of the M&M Club. Please join with us today. Thank You
Please join us for the BIGGEST Massey Cancer fundraiser in the Virginia Moose Association this year. The Hopewell Moose Lodge is this years host.Contact the Hopewell Moose Lodge for more details. • Sign up – 8:00 – 9:00 am
• Shot Gun Start 9:00 am
• Prizes and trophy’s to be awarded
• Mulligans – 2 for $5.00
• $260.00 per team
Butch Morris (804) 712.0969
Jarold Langley (804) 731.2141
Make checks payable and mail to Hopewell Moose Family Center, care of “Massey Cancer Center”.
Hopewell Moose Family Center
4701 Western Street
Hopewell VA 23860
Hopewell Moose Lodge Car and Bike Show
Hosted By the Southern Knight Cruisers Car Club
Registration starts at 8:00am and show ends at 3:00pm
The Show is to raise money for our country’s military personnel and their families...100% of the money goes to the Fort Lee’s Holiday Helper Association ____
Show pre-registration till June 5th is $15, day of show registration is $20, Vendor spots are available, starting at $25
Free for spectators
Over 30 awards will be handed out along with dash plaques to the first 100 registered vehicles. Food will be provided by the Moose Lodge, it will be a fun day for the whole family.
Show Contact: Ricky Williams, 804-691-3754 or email@example.com.
Congratulations to Christie Wilcox! The proud new owner of a Yeti Cooler! Thanks to all that purchased & helped sell raffle tickets to support the Moose Legion & WOTM!
Volunteer of the Month
The Hopewell Moose & Family Center #1472, and the Women of the Moose, Chapter #1180, would like to congratulate Betty Kilbourn for being chosen as “Volunteer of the Month” for March – 2016.
Betty Kilbourn defines the word “volunteer”. She joined our Chapter in 2012, and has dedicated countless hours to both our lodge and chapter. She can usually be found working the door to our lodge’s weekly dinner service, Bingo twice a week, Queen of Hearts weekly progressive game, as well as most dances and spe-cial events. Being greeted by Betty “at the door”, is something most members have come to expect and enjoy, upon entering our lodge. She can always be counted on to help with applications and questions from new members and guests.
In addition to devoting 5-6 days at the lodge, Betty also volunteers her time with: our Children’s parties, lodge fundraising dinners, special breakfasts, picnics, bake sales and other special events such as: Dart & pool tournaments, Wine & Cheese Tasting, Policeman’s Breakfast, Wild Turkey Dinner, and our annual “Ride to the Wall” event.
Betty takes the initiative to stay involved and current of lodge happenings. She routinely attends District Meetings, State and Mid-Year Conferences as well as International Conferences. She re-cently earned her degree as our chapter’s newest “Academy of Friendship” co-worker, in January of 2016.
Please join me in congratulating Betty Kilbourn, for her tireless dedication to our lodge and to the Moose Fraternity!
Senior Regents Message
Our Moose year runs May-April each year. Looking back at the past year, I'm sure everyone will agree, it has been a very successful year. Many, many thanks to everyone for making that possible, and special thanks to the outgoing Senior Regent, Dawn Ozmore.
The new slate of officers for 2016-2017 was in-stalled at a delightful dinner and program on April 27. I am honored to be the new Senior Regent and, with your help, will try to fulfill the duties of the office. Hopefully, this year will be even more successful.
Looking ahead, we have many plans already in place and more to come. We would love to see each of you and cordially invite you to attend our Wednesday evening meetings. Your assistance with the many projects will be greatly appreciated and, you will be rewarded knowing that your help will be a blessing to many others.
The Hopewell Moose Lodge will host the Run For The Wall Midway Route final stop on 26 May in the Ballroom for dinner before heading to DC. This marks our third year and we are very excited that our Lodge is part of such a historic event.
"To promote healing among ALL veterans and their families and friends; to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW / MIA); to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (KIA) from all wars; and to support our military personnel all over the world."
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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**