Many aviators have been at 2000 ft. AGL (above ground level) taking a peek at the ground watching the vehicles that look like matchbox cars go about their daily routine.  Sometimes it is a good thing to stand back and look at what we have been doing.  We need to analyze if our promotions and programs to see if they have brought about their intended outcomes.

Our International Moose Legion membership numbers were off by just 204 at Convention from April 30th which is not terrible, but still in the wrong direction from our intended growth in active membership.  Even with the slight decrease in active members our donations to the Endowment Fund were up from previous years.  This means our members are more determined to help build the Fund and get the job done. Our guys always step up to the plate and we are all proud of what we do.

Co Pilot Tommy is going on his first flight and is looking for the members of the Moose Legion to help by getting behind the President’s Project to fund the Camp Ross bunkhouse siding project.  The bunkhouse also needs windows and doors and as any contractor knows, doors and windows need to be installed immediately after the old siding comes off and before the new siding goes on.

The siding project has a price tag of about $30,000.  The windows and doors add another $15,000.  Hopefully the other incidental damage from the water damage over the years doesn’t get too devastating.  As is often said “A burden heave to one is borne lightly by many”.  With 54,000+/- members it is less than $1 each to get this project finished and the rest of our Camp shining again.

I would like to invite all Moose, Women of the Moose and Moose Legion members to visit our camp and see what you have been doing over the past few years.  Without your support many of the buildings would be in very sad condition.

It had been 25 years since the last major renovation and only critical repair had been done.  Now the original section of the camp is a very nice relaxing environment for kids, staff and members.  The new playground is assembled and the kids love it.  It is a great addition to the overall feel of the facility.  Thanks to the Moose Legionnaires in CA and FL for this great bonding tool.

We are looking at a brave new year with some of the same hurdles and some new ones.  But we shall go “Above and Beyond” our expectations always looking out in front, around to the sides and where we‘ve been to see what we have to overcome to make our Fraternity the best it can be.

International Moose Legion President, Mike Hauf

The Bull Run Moose Legion #185 has a rich history participating in the Moose Legion Conferral Ritual competition at each International convention.  The Ritual team participates by memorizing the section of the Conferral Ritual and repeats it without mistake during the competition. Virginia has a rich history of winning in these competitions.  This year is no different.  Please give a warm congratulation to the Bull Run #185’s ritual team for winning Grand Champions of this year’s Moose Legion Ritual competition!

Position Name Lodge Place
President Wayne Jones Fredericksburg 1655 6th
Orator Wayne Noel Fredericksburg 1655 5th
Faith Kenny Head Woodbridge 0583 6th
Hope Danny Doane Leesburg 1041 8th
Charity Larry Stocks Leesburg 1041 3rd
Loyalty Wayne Leavell Culpeper 1348 5th
Moose Legion #199 Meeting Schedule
Date Location/Info
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Hampton Moose #1514
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Portsmouth Lodge #898
Saturday, October 07, 2017 100 Year Gala at the Warwick Lodge #1711 *
Saturday, December 9, 2017 Newport News Lodge #1119
Saturday, February 10, 2018 Aragona Lodge #1198 (No lunch. no conferral 10:00am)
Saturday, February 15 - 17, 2018 Winter Celebration with Guest speaker Scott Hart **
Holiday Inn, Virginia Beach
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Warwick Moose Lodge #1711

Officers Meeting is at 10:00 am, Orientation is at 11:15 am, and General Membership meeting follows.

* We have Redskins vs Cowboys Football Game Raffle tickets to help with the expenses of our 100th Anniversary Gala; it includes 2 upgraded Game tickets at FedEx field on October 29, 2017, Bus transportation from Norfolk and Newport News, and a double occupancy room at the Hyatt hotel in Crystal City, all for just $5 per ticket. Need not be present to win or ride the bus. The drawing will be on October 7, 2017 at the Gala, winner will be notified immediately after the drawing. Call Gary Jacobs at 757-478-4558 for tickets or questions.

** We will be having a very special VIP at our Winter Celebration February 15-17, 2017; the Director General Scott Hart will be here helping us celebrate our 100th Year Anniversary. Please plan to attend. You can contact Ike Burlingame (Housing Chairman) for your reservations at 757-879-7615.

 

The Hampton Roads Moose Legion would like to remind members that the next meeting on August 12, 2017 will be at the Portsmouth Lodge 898.The Officer’s Meeting will be at 10:00 am, Orientation at approximately at 11:30 am with the Conferral to follow. Lunch to be provided by Portsmouth Lodge 898. Please, don’t forget the Hampton Moose Legion #199 100th Year Gala on October 7, 2017, 6 pm until Midnight at the Warwick Lodge 1711. Attendee’s must R.S.V.P. no later than September 12, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

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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.

 " 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)

 " 2017-2018 Endowment Fund Report "  June 2017     (posted June 19, 2017)

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



 " Moose Legion Membership percentage to Lodge Membership (25% is the goal) (June 15, 2017)

 " Lodge Membership Count - 2016-2017 Retention Standings (April 30, 2017)

 " Lodge Membership Count - 2017-2018 Retention Standings (June 15, 2017)

 

 

Blue Ridge Moose Legion #82 Events Schedule
Event Location/Info Date
Celebration & Drawdown - 2017 Lynchburg Moose Lodge #715 July 8, 2017
11th Annual Special Olympics Golf Tournament Sponsored by Blue Ridge Moose Legion #82 Ivy Hill Golf Club - Forest Virginia August 12, 2017, 8:30 AM Shotgun Start
Fall Conferral - 2017 Bedford Moose Lodge #1897 October 14, 2017
Winter Conferral - 2018 Brookneal Moose Lodge #1507 January 13, 2018
Annual Conferral & Picnic - 2018 Lynchburg-South Moose Family Center #1727 April 14, 2018
Celebration & Drawdown - 2018 Lynchburg Moose Lodge #715 July 21, 2018
12th Annual Special Olympics Golf Tournament Sponsored by Blue Ridge Moose Legion #82 Ivy Hill Golf Club - Forest Virginia August 11, 2018, 8:30 AM Shotgun Start
Fall Conferral - 2018 Vinton Moose Family Center #1121 October 13, 2018
Winter Conferral - 2019 TBA January 12, 2019
Annual Conferral & Picnic - 2019 Bedford Moose Lodge #1897 April 13, 2019
Celebration & Drawdown - 2019 TBA July 20, 2019

 

 

Black Diamond Moose Legion #122 Schedule of Events
Event Location/Info
Conferral January 28th, 2017
Wytheville Lodge #394 - 11:00am
Conferral April 22nd, 2017
Wytheville Lodge #394 - 11:00am
Conferral July 22nd, 2017
Wytheville Lodge #394 - 11:00am
July 8th, 2017
Tazewell Lodge #198 - 11:00am
Conferral October 21st, 2017
Wytheville Lodge #394 - 11:00am