Camp Ross is recreational facility for the kids at Mooseheart. It is a place where the kids get to get away from the grind of school and learning and get back to the land. There is no internet, no television, and lots of trees. This is a time to enjoy nature on a 150 acre facility. Camp Ross is just a hour’s drive west from Mooseheart. Camp Ross continues to be made possible by the donations and hard work of our Moose Legion members.Go For a Video Visit
Congratulations to this year’s class of honored Fellowship recipients! We look to you as part of the great future of our fraternity.
Congratulations to this year’s class of honored Pilgrims! Ceremonies are already being planned for around the state. To all honored Lodges and new Pilgrims, congratulations again!
One of our biggest, if not the biggest, charitable endeavors is Mooseheart. MOOSEHEART is a residential childcare facility, located on a 1,000-acre campus 38 miles west of Chicago. The Child City is a home for children and teens in need, from infancy through high school. The school was founded in July 1913.Read More
The Moose fraternity supports Moosehaven through our yearly dues and donations of support. Moosehaven is a senior retirement community situated on a wide expanse of the St. Johns River in northeast Florida, the 72-acre campus has been home to members of the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose since 1922. As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, Moosehaven offers independent living for seniors 65 years of age and older, and promotes an active lifestyle on a campus full of amenities and services.Read More
Chesapeake Virginia, South Norfolk Loyal Order of Moose #464 and Women of the Moose Chapter #947, had an open Star Recorder Committee Chapter meeting on Wednesday, September 7th 2016 at 7:00 pm with special guests in attendance. Dr. Shawnia Smiley, principal from Norfolk Highlands Primary school and Luke Marcum and Rebekah Jones from Law Enforcement United were in attendance for presentations to be made this night. There was lots of excitement in the room this night.
The first presentation was made by Senior Regent Linda Sharp to Dr. Shawna Smiley with lodge donated school supplies for the children at the Norfolk Highlands Primary school. Dr. Smiley Norfolk Highlands Principal was very gracious in thanking the lodge for its continued support in the community and of her primary school. Next up was Luke Marcum from Law Enforcement United (LEU), where he gave an impassioned speech on the goals and purpose of the Law Enforcement United program. At the end of his speech he presented our Past Senior Regent Rena Creff and Past Governor Bobby Smith both awards of recognition of their sponsorship for the 2016 Road to Hope Bicycle Ride where their contributions touched many lives. It was its seventh year; the ride has brought honor and awareness to fallen law enforcement officers. The ride was to raise money for charities that support those officers’ families.
The night ended with Senior Regent, Linda Sharp, presenting certificates of dedication to Rebekah Jones and Luke Marcum. We would like to thank all the members that attended this night. It was a fun and big night for our lodge. Without members like you, we would not be able to do the work we do! Thank you for your continued membership. Click on photos for larger images.
Fairfax City, On September 24, 2016, the Centreville Moose Lodge, donated another batch of Tommy Moose to the Fairfax County Oakton Fire Department 434. Tommy Moose® is a friendly, playful, cuddly moose doll whose sole purpose is to bring comfort to children in times of stress, uncertainty, or anxiety. He personifies one of the cornerstone tenants of the Loyal Order of Moose: caring for children.
Tommy originated as a Moose community service project in Connecticut and soon spread throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Since 2002, more than 100,000 Tommy Moose plush dolls have been donated to shelters, hospitals, and emergency workers, who in turn deliver them to children in need of some comfort when facing some of life’s biggest challenges.
So, it is with pride that our Governor Mike McKenna and Senior Regent Nancy Petty of the Centreville Moose in cooperation with all its members, donated two dozen Tommy Moose plush dolls to the Oakton 434 Fire Department. It feels good to donate these Tommy Moose’s for such a good cause.
District #2 President Ron Kitchen presents a check to Scout Master Bill Stinebac a check form the Warwick Moose Family Center. This check along with others in the District will go towards the bus trip to the Franconia Moose Lodge. Scout Troop 140 is the largest special needs troop in the country. The Moose Lodge has been sponsoring this event for 42 years. I truly appreciate all you do for these Scouts. This is the Moose in action. A job well done by all involved. Proud to be a Moose.
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Lancaster, VA – In meetings with members of the Lancaster Loyal Order of Moose #2527 in August, the lodge voted to donate funds to purchase a life saving ballistic vest for deputies of the Lancaster Sheriff's Office. It was discussed in the meeting that deputies that transport and transfer prisoners did not have ballistic vests for protection. After some discussions, the lodge voted to donate the funds to purchase a vest. During that same meeting Tim and Karen Ray of TK's Siding and Seamless Gutter, LLC, offered to purchase two other vests to go with the lodge's donation. Tim (board officer) and Karen are both members of the Lancaster Moose Lodge. The donation of three ballistic vests were made to Sheriff Patrick McCranie on August 30, 2016 at the lodge.
Another GREAT event!!!! 7:05am on a Saturday morning, a lone biker stood in the parking lot of the Hopewell Moose Lodge Family Center, wondering if anyone was going to show? As the cool temperature warmed and the sun rose, here came the rumble of a classic muscle car, then another and another and finally another motorcycle. THEY CAME! to The Hopewell Moose Lodge First Annual Car & Bike Show! We had it all! The hope was to have at least 20 cars, truck and motorcycles to attend, 50 was a dream and ultimately 67 entrees participated in what I hope we continue as an annual event. We had old, we had new, we had cars, trucks & bikes. We had US and foreign built rides. This was a great time for all. The proud owners sat around and admired each others rides, swapped stories and compared notes. All while participating in this wonderful fundraiser to support our US Military and their families through Ft Lee's Holiday Helpers. THANK YOU, ALL.
This wouldn't have been possible without our host, The Southern Knight Cruisers and help from the Hopewell Moose Legion for serving lunch, Colonial Heights WOTM for serving breakfast, John Hall DJ'd and MC'd all day & organizations such as Survivors4U and the River City Bombshells for providing assistance and additional fundraising efforts.
What a way to wrap up our 60th anniversary of The Hopewell Moose Lodge Family Center 1472, doing what we do so well by empowering our community to help our community. I am so thankful to have been a part of this wonderful opportunity to give a little back to those who give so much. Through the registration fees, vendor's fees, individual donors and the generosity of The Hopewell Moose Lodge Family Center, at the Hopewell Moose Lodge General Meeting on June 16, 2016 we were able to present a check to Ft Lee's Holiday Helpers. The Southern Knight Cruisers raised $1,947 and the Board of Officer of the Hopewell Moose added to the total in order to make an even $3,000. Click on images for larger pictures.
On July 21, 2016, the men and women of the Luray Moose Chapter 1647 and Lodge 1413 held a donation drive, at the Wal-Mart in Luray Virginia, to help families of the recent West Virginia floods. The project was a huge success due to the participation from the membership and the many caring people within our community. With community participation, we were able to pack a trailer full of needed supplies. Items were combined with the efforts of the Salem Moose Lodge for an amazing effect. All items were driven to West Virginia and donated to families in need. The families and people of this terrible disaster are in our thoughts and prayers. A special thanks to the Salem Moose Lodge for taking on this project and using their lodge as a staging site for donations. It was a lot of work and time for all involved. Thanks to everyone for all their efforts.
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