Hopewell Moose Family Center 1472
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Higher Degrees

We are continuing a good job toward our goal at membership retention.  We remain #1.
Thanks to all for your continued efforts.  Remember always,  teamwork and fellowship help to keep our fraternity what it is. 
As we approach the Christmas holidays,  I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy season.  Remember our men and women in the military who ensure our freedom. 
Member Retention Chairman: Ray Schaefer, Sr.

Contact Us
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”

On November 19th 28 members & guests attended our Senior Luncheon. Another day of fun, fellowship, and great food! Jim Akridge was the lucky winner of the door prize. Our next luncheon will be held on December 17th—same place, same time. A special meal of Turkey, Homemade Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Roll and Pumpkin Pie is planned! Hope to see you then!

God Bless All!!! Jack Casey
New Year's Eve 

Music By: “Feature Attraction”
Tickets: $30 per person 



MUSIC FROM 8pm-12:15am

“Nursing Home Seniors Christmas Wish List” 
The Christmas Holidays are fast approaching! Mary Simmons 
(our senior health care coordinator/co-worker) has already begun 
plans for our seniors Christmas. She has been working alongside 
with the Hopewell Health Care facility and has a “Christmas Wish 
List” that we would like to provide our seniors. They are in need of 
clothing, new clothing. We would like to ask all of you to help us 
make their Christmas “merry and bright”. 
  The outpouring of love and generosity shown by our lodge last 
year was simply amazing. I can not think back upon it without 
getting teary eyed. It went beyond any expectation we had. Can we do the same this year? 
  Mary has a list of nineteen (19) seniors at this current time that have requested an article of clothing for Christmas. Some requested jogging suits, blouses, sweaters, and some just requested a new gown. The names and items requested (with sizes) are posted on the WOTM Bulletin Board located in the Social Quarters by the ramp. If you would like to participate, please sign YOUR NAME & PHONE NUMBER by the seniors name, and shop, purchase and wrap your gift (if possible) and please return it with a tag addressed to that senior recipient. You may drop off the items in the office during daytime operating hours, or just give it to a WOTM board member or place it on the stage during the evening hours and we will collect them. We kindly ask that items be turned in by Wednesday, December 9th. 
  At this time, we are not sure if we will be collecting smaller items: hygiene products, candies, snacks, socks, and undergarments; but we will update everyone once we receive notice. 
With sincere appreciation, 
Co-worker Mary Simmons & The Women of the Moose #1180


Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472
4701 Western St
Hopewell, VA 23860
Call us: 804-458-1755
Sun Closed
Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Sat Closed
Sun Noon - 10:00pm
Mon Noon-10:00pm
Tue Noon-10:00am (Dart Night Midnight)
Wed Noon-Midnight
Thu Noon-10:00pm
Fri Noon-1:00am
Sat Noon-Midnight
Wine & Cheese Tasting/Dance

Entertainment by First  
Class Band. Our annual 
Wine & Cheese Dance is 
in the ballroom. L. F. 
Edwards and the FIRST 
Virginia Beach will play from 8 until 12. Wine tasting and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 6:30. This is always a highly anticipated evening and our kitchen staff always outdoes themselves for this party. Come please your palate and dance the night away.  
This Moose Fellowship Committee event is enjoyed by all that attend, hope you can make it this year. Saturday, January 9, 2016. 
Members and Guests. Only member can BYOB.
Tickets $15 in advance; $18 at the door.

Ray Spalek, Chairman, Fellowship Committee

Lodge Coat Drive
    Clean out your Closets! The Lodge is  collecting gently used, clean coats for the needy. We are also in need of: Gloves (men’s, women’s, & children’s), Thermals (all sizes), and socks (all sizes). Please make sure all items are gently used/clean or new. If possible, please place gloves and socks in plastic baggies so they do not get lost or unmatched in the collection box. The collection box will be located in the main lobby. Collection dates will run from 
16 November until mid December 2015.

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
VMA 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.

Governor's Message

Brothers and Co-workers,
What a great success our members had on the October Cradle Endowment Fund. With your support, we were able to raise $2,017. This truly is a monumental accomplishment and reconfirmed we truly are part of a great Fraternal Organization. The first week in November is always the start of a yearlong commitment to Membership Retention. The lodge offered specials to expired and dropped members, discounts at a Wednesday dinner as well as an incentive to encourage a member that never attended a LOOM meeting a chance at a $50 drawing. We ended the week with by showing the 15min New Member Orientation Video in the Social Quarters followed by the 9 o’clock ceremony. During the video every male member present received a hard copy of the General Laws. Before, during and after this event many members thanked the Lodge for reconfirming why we are MOOSE and what it was to be part of a Fraternal organization and not just a corner bar. We earned back many members over the week and even sparked some interest in getting involved. I look forward to the follow on conversations with these members. I would like to say thank you for your donation of $220 that was remitted to Moose Charities on your behalf and thank you to all the Moose Legionnaires, Fellows and Pilgrims who wore their Regalia or Polo shirt. If I only reached one member, then I declare it a successful event. I received only one complaint and it was from longstanding member, who did not even attend the event the night before. My goal this year and it was clear when elected for a second year as Governor was to raise the level of Fraternalism in our lodge within the bounds of our General Laws.  

Here are the percentage of the USA that voted for the President of the United States from 2000-2014: 2000, 54.2%; in 2004 60.4%; 2008 62.3%; and 2012 57.5%. Do you know the percentage of LOOM members voting on important issues and board members in your lodge? Of the 850 LOOM members in the Lodge, 25 show up for the meetings and 9 are on the Board of Officers and we have to be there. Which mean you are allowing 2.9% of the General Membership to dictate the direction of the Lodge. I encourage you to attend the meetings otherwise, like the Presidential election, you are stuck with the end results. Please attend!!! 
Troy K. King / Governor May 2015 to April 2016

Administrator's Message

It’s an old Christmas custom And a pleasant one too! Sending warm greetings to Brothers and Sisters like you. And adding a wish for the Season’s good cheer,
Have a very Merry Christmas And a Happy New Year!

From your Administrator Gary Bartholomew and 
Administrative Assistants Carol Walston and Kathy Snyder

Hopewell Moose Lodge Karaoke Competition 
2 December hosted by Claiborne Fisher

The Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472 will host a Karaoke contest to select a member, man or woman, to represent us at the District Completion being held at the Chesterfield Lodge date to be announced. 
General Rules:
Participants must hold active membership in the Loyal Order of Moose or Women of the Moose. It is the responsibility of the unit hosting the competition to assure that this requirement is met. Membership cards for each competitor should be checked for validity. Applicants for membership who have not been properly enrolled are not eligible to compete. Each individual member is permitted to have one entry in the competition. Those individuals who hold multiple memberships must decide under which Lodge or Chapter membership they will be competing.
There is no charge for participating in this competition. This is an amateur solo karaoke competition. No professional singers are permitted to participate. For the purposes of our competition, a professional singer in this instance is defined as "an individual who participates or has participated in an activity or field of endeavor often engaged in by amateurs, in this case a vocal musician, as a permanent career or for the purpose of receiving a financial return. This includes individuals who have sung solo, in a group and/or with a band." Additionally, individuals who provide D.J./karaoke services are not eligible to participate.

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 

Christmas Baskets 

It is that time of the year where the Hopewell Moose Lodge likes to help those families who may need a little help during the Holidays. If you are a member in good standing and you want to recommend a family to receive one of our Christmas Food Baskets, please write a short letter and please bring it to the Lodge’s office. Please – Letters Only, No Phone Calls. Cut-off date for letters will be December 15th 2015. Pick-up date for baskets will be December 19rd 2015.

Children’s Christmas 

Join us Monday, December 14th at 6:30 pm for our Annual Children’s Christmas Party. Games, food, prizes and a special visit with Santa awaits! Children eat for free, and adults pay just $3.00. Event sponsored by the Women of the Moose and the Loyal Order of the Moose. volunteers are encouraged and welcomed!
  ~D.M. Ozmore                                                   
Super Bowl Party In The Social Quarters

The Hopewell Moose Lodge is hosting the 2016 Super Bowl Party in the Social Quarter. The Lodge will provide hors d’ oeuvres along with drink specials throughout the game. We have four large TV’s to enjoy the game. Football Pull-Tab Game Will Be Played.

Moose Charities
         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.    

Roy Snyder, Moose Charities Chairman

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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.