The Herd Blog is a place to find fun information at the Lodge level with some International and Higher Degree information. If you are looking for information on Lodge Dances, Feasts, Moose Karaoke, Heart of the Community, Convention Info, Youth Awareness, or Community Volunteering opportunities this is your place!

Photo from the Youth Awareness Congress hosted by the Hopewell Moose Family Center #1472 Saturday, October 21st, 2017.

Virginia has a total of 40 registered students in the Youth Awareness Program this year.
Four (4) more programs remain scheduled .....
Saturday, October 28th, 2017 ..... hosted by the Manchester-Richmond Moose Family Center #699
Saturday. November 4th, 2017 ..... hosted by the Arlington Moose Lodge #1315
Saturday, November 11th, 2017 ..... hosted by the Covington Moose Lodge #610
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 ..... hosted by the Warwick Moose Family Center #1711

 

Many lodges in the state of Virginia play the Queen of Hearts. The Queen of Hearts was approved the by the state of Virginia for play in our lodges. It is a fun game with sometimes huge pay offs. It is easy to play; you purchase a ticket and pick the number where you think the Queen of Hearts is hiding. If your ticket is drawn to pick, the number you wrote on the back of the ticket is pulled from the board. If we flip the card and it is the Queen of Hearts, you win! If not, it is progressive. The money rolls over into the next drawing.

Note: We try to keep up with all the drawings across the state. Is your lodge not getting updated? Please let us know what is happening in your lodge. You can send us updates directly to Jim Puckett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via our Contact Us page under About.

As we get updates during the week, this page will be updated. The most recent reporting lodges will be at the top of the report.  

Lynchburg-South Moose Family Center #1727
☏ (434) 237-4360
Held Fridays at 8:30 pm - last ticket sold at 8:00pm
each weeks winner receives $50.00, $100 if Joker is drawn
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 28 cards remain Pot $17,320.00
60% to the winner
$10,392.00
10/27/2017
Fredericksburg Moose #1655
☏ (540) 786-8963
Held Thursdays at 8:30 pm - each week's winner will receive $100 if present; $50 if not present and drawing a Joker will be a $100 bonus
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 47 Cards $9,535 10/26/2017
Hopewell Moose #1472
☏ (804) 458-1755
Held Mondays at 7:00, Tickets go on sale at 5:00 pm. Tickets are only sold on Mondays from 5-7pm.
$50.00 is given to the person whose ticket is pulled for a face card even if the queen is not turned over and $100.00 if a Joker turned over.
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing. 51 Cards
Week #3
Hopewell Moose1472 - Queen of Hearts total sales was $250.00 card#21 picked was the Ace of Hearts.
New jackpot $1,456.00

Thanks, Marvin
$1,456.00 10/23/2017
Portsmouth Moose #898
☏ (757) 487-1221
Held Tuesdays at 9:00 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 18 Cards Pot $14,866.00
60% if present
40% not present
$8,920.00 or $5,946.00
10/24/2017
Altavista Moose Family Center #1433
☏ (434) 369-6945
Held Mondays at 8:00 pm - last ticket sold at 7:30pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 24 Cards remain
Dinner Specials each night of Queen
Pot $17,815.00
60% to the winner
$10,689.00
10/09/2017
Strasburg Moose Family Center #403
☏ (540) 465-9168
Held Mondays at 7:30 pm - last ticket sold at 7:15pm
each weeks winner receives $25.00, Joker and other Queens pay $50.00, .... must be present to win
Winner does not have to be present if Queen of Hearts is turned over
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 10 Cards $25,966.99
60% to the winner
$15,580.19
09/11/2017
Arlington Moose #1315
☏ (703) 820-9345
Held Fridays at 7:30 pm
each weeks winner receives $25.00, $75.00 if Joker is drawn
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 22 cards pot to winner  =  $4,918.00 09/08/2017
Tappahannock-Warsaw Moose Lodge #2133
☏ (804) 443-1217
Held Wednesday at 7:00 pm, also 50/50 each night
Tickets only sold night of drawing, Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
Ticket pulled gets $25.00, Jokers recieves $100.00, .... must be present to win
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing
All membership cards checked
8 Cards
(10,20,27,28,39,40,46,49)
$13,080.00 08/23/2017
Waynesboro Moose #1309
☏ (540) 942-9234
Held Thursdays at 8:00 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing. 30 Cards $13,163.00 08/03/2017
Lynchburg Moose #715
☏ (434) 385-5203
Held Thursdays 8:30 pm - last ticket sold at 8:00pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 35 cards $6,474.00 07/13/2017
Centreville Moose #2168
☏ (703) 385-4403
Held Wednesdays at 8:00 pm - last ticket sold at 7:30pm
each weeks winner receives $25.00, $100.00 if Face Card or Ace is drawn, $200 if Joker is drawn
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 29 Cards Pot $4,647.00
60% if present
30% not present
$2,788.20 or $1394.10
06/28/2017
Warwick Moose #1711
☏ (757) 930-1166
Held Thursday's at 8:00 pm
All membership cards will be checked
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing ?? Cards remain Pot to winner $10,314.00 06/15/2017
Winchester Moose Family Center #1283
☏ (540) 667-8284
Held Thursdays ..... Ticket sales, (1.00 per ticket), stop at 7:00pm and the drawing is a few minutes later.
You do not have to be present to win. If not present and ticket has no Card # written on it then the game committee will choose a card for the ticket.
Winning tickets not claimed by the owner with the matching coupon will be hung in the Lodge for 60 days.
The other 3 Queens and 2 Jokers Win $100.00.  $25.00 to the ticket winner for any other cards turned over and you are present at the drawing.
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 54 Cards Pot $17,368.00
60% to the winner
$10,420.00
05/18/2017
Front Royal Moose #829
☏ (540) 636-6355
Held Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 11 Cards

Pot $72,000.00
60% to the winner
$43,200.00

05/10/2017
Caroline County Moose #2610
☏ (804) 448-2993
Held Friday s at 8:00 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 46  Cards Pot $4,296.00
60% to the winner
$2,577.00
04/14/2017
Vienna Moose #1896
☏ (703) 281-4370
Held Thursdays at 7:30 pm - last ticket sold at 7:15pm
each weeks winner receives $25.00, $50.00 if face card is drawn, $100.00 if Joker is drawn - both Jokers remain
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing. 17 cards 6,954.00 10/06/2016

 

Roanoke Moose #284
☏ (540) 384-7172
Held Fridays at 8:30 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 52 Cards 1,150.00
60% for winner - $690.00
5/20/2016
Manchester Moose #699
☏ (804) 794-4318
Held Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 36 Cards $4722.00 04/13/2016

 

The Manchester Women of the Moose #1078 is holding their 5th Annual Holiday Craft / Vendor Bazaar on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. You will be able to shop from over 50 different vendors and local artists. Admission is free and this is open to the public. All proceeds to support Moose Approved Charities.

 

Graphic of Moose Youth Awareness ProgramVIRGINIA MOOSE YOUTH AWARENESS PROGRAM

“Helping Students To Succeed” since 1986

High School Students 9th-12th Grade

How would you like to EARN A $1,000 VIRGINIA MOOSE ASSOCIATION COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP?

  • A CHANCE FOR A $12,000, $8,000, $5,000, $3,000 OR $2,000 ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP?
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY?
  • HELP YOUNG CHILDREN MAKE POSITIVE CHOICES?
  • DEVELOP MARKETABLE LEADERSHIP SKILLS?
  • GAIN EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR RESUME?
  • TRAVEL WITH OTHER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM ALL ACROSS NORTH AMERICA & LEARN ABOUT OTHER CULTURES?
  • THE BEST PART IS IT`S ALL “FREE”

Contact a local Moose Lodge and inquire about the Moose Youth Awareness Scholarship Program other contacts are:

  • Mannuel Propst: 540-241-3772
  • Kay Morrison: 540-820-9887
  • Virginia Moose Association Office: 434-237-3006

Check out our video- https://youtu.be/VWPkKRF9UCc

On Facebook @Virginia Moose Youth Awareness Scholarship Program

Congratulations Brothers and Sisters !!!!!

We did it! We have broken the $500,000.00 mark on the Moosehaven Centennial Project in record time!

In just 20 months we have collected $517,948.63 from the Lodges, Districts, Individuals, Chapters, and Moose Legions in our state! These numbers may change a little as more money is recorded or some is moved from the VMA total to the WOTM project but for all intents and purposes we have met our goal. Please thank everyone who has given to this project, especially those who went above and beyond! Also remind them that if they wish to contribute more it will be more than welcomed!! I have been in contact with Jan Fregulia of Moose Charities and there is still an overall shortfall in collections from Fraternal Units. She asks that we continue to give what we can to help complete this project for our seniors at Moosehaven.

Therefore, I call upon all of you to continue to give what you can so that we may show the fraternity that Virginia is indeed the TOP ASSOCIATION when it comes to taking care of our seniors!

THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR OUR GREAT FRATERNITY!!!!

Sincerely, Donald Ridenhour
VMA Moose Charities Chairman

As we all know College tuition is "Very Expensive", Our organization has a program that could "Help" you offset some of that expense and it’s "FREE".

Can teenagers persuade younger children to make positive choices in life?  "YES!" say the teens and adults who work together in the MOOSE YOUTH AWARENESS PROGRAM.

For more than 25 years, we have organized high school students into a highly effective speakers` bureau with a goal of educating preschool and elementary school-aged children on a variety of topics, including child abuse," stranger danger", bullying, peer pressure, health and nutrition, and internet safety.  Through "Kids Talks"; which are short presentations given to groups of children 4-9 years old.

More than 1,000 energetic teens gathered last year at State and Provincial Moose Youth Awareness Congresses throughout the United States and Canada. They listened to guest speakers, exchanged ideas and used their creativity to help themselves and others to deal with adverse elements in their own communities. Some students draw from their own personal experiences to determine how they could help prevent future tragedies.

Some of these students that attend the program are already leaders in school or community youth programs; others become leaders as a result of the knowledge and experience they gained because they attended.  The Moose Youth Awareness Program has a bright future, our participants can educate the youth of their communities to make wise decisions and to avoid adverse situations. They can also motivate and inspire. In fact, the voices of those students that have attended our Youth Awareness Programs during the last 29 years have reached an audience of more than 803,000.

Our programs start Mid-September and run through November each year. The student has until the end of February to complete. They are also asked to complete written reports on their "Kids Talks" and submit them to their respective Association Youth Awareness Chairman.

You will be competing for 1 of 5 scholarships awarded annually at the International Youth Awareness Congress, a $12,000, $8,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, and if you are chosen to represent Virginia and attend the International Youth Awareness Congress, the Virginia Moose Association will award an additional $1,000 scholarship.  There is "NO" expense to the student or parent to participate in this program.

The future rests in the hands, hearts, and minds of our children. Without a doubt, members of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Women of the Moose will continue to provide assistance to make our communities a better place for families to live and for children to grow.

For more information contact:  Mannuel Propst at (540) 241-3772 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Virginia Moose Association Youth Awareness Chairman

Here is an event that we can all enjoy.  The Virginia Moose Association's 4th District is hosting a day with the Nationals.  We are inviting all members to join us for a day of fun in the sun.  The Nationals will be playing the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, October 1st, 2017 at 3:05 pm.  This is going to be a fun day to hang out with other Moose members.  With each ticket purchased a donation will be made as part of the ticket price to the Virginia Moose Association.

Get your tickets early as they may run out!  To purchase tickets please go to https://www.groupmatics.events/event/4thdistrict.  In the Coupon area add "MOOSE" (it is case sensitive), then pick your seat to purchase.  We hope you can all make it for a fun afternoon.  If you have any questions, please contact Skip Staggs, our District 4 sports chairman, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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