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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”
69 attendees enjoyed salad, spaghetti w/meat sauce, and banana splits.
Wanda Grovenor won $10 in moose bucks, Carolyn Sovine won 2 anniversary mugs, Loretta Haley won 2 anniversary tumblers, and Clint Whittington won 2 anniversary tote bags.
Next Sr. Lunch: 16 June at Noon.
!!!!!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 –Jr. Past Governor, Brad Ozmore –Moose Legion Chairman, or Dawn Ozmore –Jr. Graduate 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 want to thank you for all your comments and concerns.
There are so many that I will have to prioritize them. Please give me some time to work through everything.
First we are working with the kitchen to improve your dinning experience. We are working on the “Burgundy” to include your requests. Please look for a new look soon. The trial menu is paper handout menus but will soon be in the Burgundy Menu. I ask everyone to help us to work through this process as we try to make improvements.
Let’s get involved and Volunteer. Anything you do will only enhance the Lodge. NO VOLUNTEER WILL EVER BE TURNED AWAY. Come see me and I will get you involved.
I will always be open to new or old idea's that will make improvements.
This is our lodge so let's have ( 1472 PRIDE ) and let's all of us pitch in.
Your Governor, Gerry Mastrovito
I would like to thank the Hopewell Moose members, both men and women, for their generosity thus far in donations to the Moosehaven Centennial Project. In just four months since the launch of this project the VMA has reached 22.42% of our three year goal of $500,000.00. Our Lodge has met our three year goal of $12,500 (104.78% ). We will keep up the momentum going above and beyond as we always do for Moosehaven and Moose Heart in order to complete this project ahead of schedule. Although the VMA didn't set any goals for our Chapters, Districts, and Moose Legions we at the Hopewell Moose Lodge will support this project with all we can over the next three years. Lets get behind building of our future home in the “City of Contentment”. Thanks to your efforts.
Fourth Annual Massey Cancer Golf Tournament – June 11, 2016
Prince George Golf Club – Captains Choice
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth Annual Massey Cancer Golf Tournament – June 11, 2016
WOTM & Moose Legion Yeti Cooler Raffle Fundraiser
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 Lodge Volunteer of the month, for April 2016 is Jimmy Matlock. Brother Jimmy has distinguished himself throughout his lengthy tenure, with the Hopewell Moose Lodge. Brother Jimmy, volunteered his time and services, as both governor and administrator. Upon leaving these positions, Brother Jimmy did not just go "into retirement" or "sit idly by", Brother Jimmy has volunteered for years as Santa, for the kids Christmas party. Brother Jimmy has been a fixture, working the door, for the kid's Halloween party. Brother Jimmy has volunteered to be a bingo caller, for the lodge's bingo nights. Brother Jimmy can also be found in the sand traps, of fundraising golf tourneys.
This dedication and giving have not gone unnoticed. The Hopewell Moose Lodge Board of Officers is proud to recognize Jimmy Matlock, April Volunteer of the month. Thank You Brother Jimmy!!
Volunteer Recognition Committee
Senior Regents Message
We can hardly believe our 'jump start' into the new Moose year. If you were one of the many that joined in our WOTM activities during May, we were happy to see you. Our Memorial Day Picnic was a huge success, so much food, so much fun, so much fellowship. Hint...You may want to make a note on your calendar now for the similar picnics on July 4 and Labor Day.
Can you believe it? Our Lodge is celebrating 60 years of Moose in Hopewell. You may participate each day by going to the Moose web site to win one of the daily prizes. Hope to see you on Friday, June 10th for the pre-celebration with the Elvis impersonator and especially on the 11th at the Grand Celebration with an antique car show, bake sale, breakfast, lunch and displays of the past 60 years plus, much more. You do not want to miss this special event.
As always, we honor our local Nursing Home residents with a birthday party each month on the third Thursday at 2:30 PM. We invite you to come with us, meet the residents and help with serving cake and ice cream. Mary Simmons always has games to play and songs to sing. We never get too old!
A very important date to remember is Father's Day, June 19. We will provide a Breakfast/Brunch, free to the fathers and it's the best deal in town for the ladies. What a nice way to celebrate the Father in your life! Hope to see you there.
If you need additional information, please call the Moose office during working hours or call me.
Have A Good Day!
The good we do today becomes the happiness of tomorrow. SMILE…..
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**