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Council of Higher Degrees

Pilgrims, Fellows and Moose Legionnaires of the Loyal Order of Moose, together with members of the College of Regents, Academy of Friendship and Star Recorder Degree holders of the Women of the Moose comprise groups within our Order known as the Council(s) of Higher Degrees. It is a unique setting where both men and women come together to plan and serve side by side for a common cause.

The Councils' main responsibility and goal is to aid the Lodges, Chapters and Moose Legions in the retention of active dues paying members through personal contact. Our Council members run various social programs and do a fair amount of fund-raising as well. Support of Moose Charities initiatives and our fraternity in general is often very rewarding as done by these groups. After all, they are made up of past and current leaders who believe in our cause and know our needs and how to fulfill them.

Additionally, the Councils normally have an annual banquet and/or other events to honor those new degree holders who have advanced in the past year. These events recognize the individuals and offer a chance to publically thank them for their service among their peers. This in itself promotes benevolence and charity among all members.

As members of the Higher Degrees, these groups are generally in the forefront of support and promotion of Moose programs and lead the cause of fraternalism by example. These groups, at the Chapter, Lodge and Moose Legion level, may meet as often as desired to socialize, work towards building membership strength, raise funds for Moose Charities and help with various other fraternal endeavors.

The Board of Officers of the Eastern Virginia Council of Higher Degrees meeting on Saturday, October 28, 2017, set February 11, 2018 to have nominations and election for the Eastern Virginia Higher Degrees. Secretary and Treasures are for 3-year terms.

Meeting will be held at the Warwick Moose Family Center #1711

1711 Warwick Moose Lane
Newport News, VA 23605
(757) 930-1166

Board of Officers Meeting will be at 12:00 pm
Nominations committee meeting at 1:00 pm
General Meeting and Election at 2:00 pm

Meals will be provided for all Easter Virginia Council of Higher Degrees members in good standing.

If you would like to turn your name in for the positions, please see one of the officers or nominating committee members before 1:00 pm on February 11, 2018.