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It is with great sadness that we must announce our Defending Circle has been broken. Pilgrim of the Order and past VMA President, Mike Arrington passed away February 14, 2018.

Mike was a member of the Tappahannock Lodge #2133 and was Virginia Moose Association State President - 2013-2014. Mike received his Degree of merit in 2009.

A Pilgrim Tribute is planned to be held at the Tappahannock Moose Lodge. Date and time to follow.

 

UPDATE: 2/17/2018

****Services for Mike Arrington****

**1 pm, Saturday, Feb 24th, 2018**
***Ephesus Baptist Church***
***Dunnsville, VA, 22454***

****Social to follow at Church****

 

It is with great sadness that we must announce our Defending Circle has been broken.
Pilgrim of the Order Norm Desroches, passed away Thursday, February 8th, 2018.
Norm was a Lifetime member of the Sandston Lodge #1937 and was living in San Leandro, Ca. He received his Pilgrim degree in 1997.
Norman was Deputy Regional Manager for the VMA from 2007-2011.
Norm was instrumental in establishing the Walkerton Moose Service Center #2679 September 28, 2008

the Following is a VMA Web Page Guest Book entry he made Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Name:

Norman DesRoches

Comments:

I would like to say I miss everyone in VA.
I am now living in California
Bob Guest if you see this I miss talking to you I am on facebook contact me. 
I am still a life member of Sandston lodge 1937 

Pilgrim. Brother 
Norman DesRoches

Sunday, June 30th 2013 - 07:26:59 PM

A private memorial service will be in California.

Click Here to view obituary and sign guest book as posted by tributes.com.

The Moose has different districts all over the state of Virginia. These districts help in the everyday running and distribution of great ideas for our fraternity. We invite all members that wish to contribute more to our fraternity to attend our next district meeting! Below you will find information on District 4 meetings. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

District #4 Schedule of Meetings
Date Location/Info
Saturday, April 7, 2018 Dale City Lodge #2165
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Franconia Lodge #1076
Saturday, October 6, 2018 Manassas Lodge #1380

Regular Officer Meetings 10:00 am
General Business Meetings 11:00 am

Blue Ridge Moose Legion #82 Events Schedule
Event Location/Info Date
Annual Celebration / Conferral & Picnic - 2018 Lynchburg-South Moose Family Center #1727 April 14th, 2018
2018 International Moose Convention New Orleans, Louisiana July 11th - 15th, 2018
Celebration / Conferral & Ritual Drawdown - 2018 Lynchburg Moose Lodge #715 July 21, 2018
13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Massey Cancer Center
Sponsored by Blue Ridge Moose Legion #82
Location to be announced August 11, 2018,
8:30 AM Shotgun Start
2018 VMA State Convention Sheraton - Roanoke VA. August 23rd - 25th, 2018
Fall Celebration / Conferral - 2018 Vinton Moose Family Center #1121 October 13, 2018
2018 International Moose Legion Ritual Competition and Conference Oklahoma City, Oklahoma November 9th - 11th, 2018
Winter Celebration / Conferral - 2019 Bassett Moose Lodge #383 January 12, 2019
2019 VMA State Mid-Year Conference Sheraton - Norfolk VA January 17th - 19th, 2019
Annual Celebration / Conferral & Picnic - 2019 Bedford Moose Lodge #1897 April 13, 2019
Celebration / Conferral & Ritual Drawdown - 2019 location to be announced July 20, 2019
2019 VMA State Convention Sheraton - Roanoke VA. August 22nd - 24th, 2019

 

 

The Moose has different districts all over the state of Virginia. These districts help in the everyday running and distribution of great ideas for our fraternity. We invite all members that wish to contribute more to our fraternity to attend our next district meeting! Below you will find information on District 10 meetings. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

District #10 Meeting Schedule
Date Location/Info Last Updated
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 Farmville Moose Family Center #968 -09/14/2017
Saturday, January 6th, 2018 Brookneal Moose Lodge #1507 -09/14/2017
Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Saturday. March 31st, 2018
Piney River Moose Lodge #2032 (Nomination Forms Due) -02/03/2018
Saturday, July 7th, 2018 Lynchburg Moose Lodge #715 (Elections) -09/14/2017
     

All meetings start at 2:00 pm.

The Blue Ridge Moose Legion #82 makes several documents and reports available to it's membership to aide and assist each Lodge Moose Legion Committee in membership growth and fundraising efforts.  The list of documents below are updated throughout the year.  Check back often for the latest reports and standings.

For more information please contact the Legion Secretary Robbie Robertson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 " 2017-2018 Endowment Fund Report "  February 2018     (posted February 4th, 2018)

 " 2017-2018 Retention Standings (February 1st, 2018)

 " Moose Legion Membership percentage to Lodge Membership (20% is the goal) (February 1st, 2018)

 

 " International Moose Legion Fund Raising Projects for Fiscal Year 2017-2018(posted June 19, 2017)

 " 11th Annual Special Olympics Golf Tournament Sponsorship Form(posted May 29, 2017)

 " 11th Annual Special Olympics Golf Tournament Team Registration Form(posted May 29, 2017)

 

Download and view/print  " The Blue Ridge News" .....the newsletter from Blue Ridge Moose Legion 82
 " The Blue Ridge News "  July 2017                                     Click here to view past newsletters   

 

What and When:  Bull Run #185 Moose Legion Winter Celebration Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: Woodbridge Moose Family Center #583,  9612 Fernedge Lane,  Lorton VA 22079  Phone: (703) 339-6688

Theme:  Bottles & Brushes

  • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Registration $10.00 fee for Legionnaires and their guests
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Moose Legion Membership Meeting
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Painting and Music
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Lunch at Lodge Prices
  • 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Orientation of Candidates
  • 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm – Conferral Ceremony (Open to all Legion members, Candidates, Ladies and guests)
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Social Hour sponsored by the Woodbridge #583 Moose Legion Committee
  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner

Your registration badge is your admission to the Social Hour and Dinner.

Welcome Official Visitor
Virginia Moose Association President
Pilgrim Brother John Layman
John is from the Timberville Lodge #2335

Click the link below to View and Print the Schedule for the Bull Run #185 - 2018 Winter Celebration

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02/24/2018 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Wine and Cheese Tasting at Hopewell
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District 2 Meeting at Newport News
31Mar
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District 10 at Piney River
7Apr
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ODML Spring Celebration at Dinwiddie

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