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!

27 of Manchester Richmond’s Brothers, Coworkers, and Guests joined over 10,000 walkers on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Richmond Raceway Complex in an effort to save lives from breast cancer. With their sprayed pink hair and pink ribbon tattoos, the VA Moose Stampede raised almost $3000.00 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Lodges and Chapters from around the Greater Richmond Area were invited to participate. Hopewell Moose Lodge graciously donated $1000.00.  Lakeside Moose Lodge offered to host the after walk luncheon. The staff was courteous and the food was delicious.

Some members personally donated money and/or solicited funds from friends and family. Coworker, Emily Mills, from Manchester Richmond Chapter 1078, not only was honored on stage by local celebrities for raising over $1000.00, but also won a pair Kate Spade sneakers during the "You CAN Sparkle" challenge. Other Team members simply paid a $25.00 entry fee to participate in the event where they received lunch and a team shirt. The profits after expenses contributed to the team’s fundraising goal. The Moose “Stomp Out Cancer” shirts really helped the herd stand out in an ocean of pink.

Overall, the VA Moose Stampede enjoyed a beautiful sunny day, filled with fun, fraternalism, and community spirit while doing their part to Stomp Out Cancer!

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Christopher will soon be deployed as a corporal in the Unites States Marine Corp. Christopher was a student at Mooseheart for 17 years. In the video, he gives his side of being a student at Mooseheart and what it meant to him! Home is where the heart is!
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Eric starts this video; he is a teacher at Mooseheart. Eric talks about what a difference all the members of the Moose fraternity makes in the lives of the children at Mooseheart. But wait; there are a few others at Mooseheart that have some words too! The video ends with Kami Kolb who graduated in 2015. Kami is from Lynchburg Virginia.
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Are you a new member, thinking of joining, Scott Hart CEO of Mooseheart walks you through all the reasons why members join this great fraternity in this new member orientation video!
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