The Virginia Moose has a deep and rich history within the Moose fraternity. We were founded in 1936 and have volunteered and donated within our communities ever since. To read more click the button below!Read More
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
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
Food Banks provide food to people who would otherwise go hungry. And many Moose Lodges in the state of Virginia help out each week. On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, Wally Johnson "VMA Community Service Chairman" and District # 2 President Ron Kitchen presented a check from the Hampton Moose Lodge #1514 for $80.00 dollars, also partnering with Save A Lot of Newport News they presented 40 bags of non-perishable food items to Maria Quigley of the Peninsula Food Bank in Hampton Va.
The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has been a community leader in providing food to in need residents across the Greater Peninsula in Southeastern Virginia for many years. The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank provides over 127 million meals to residents throughout the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, and the Counties of Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Surry and York each year. We are proud to help support such a great organization. Thanks to all the members of the Moose for lending a helping hand to those in need.
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The Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472 and Chapter 1180 hosted its second annual Karaoke Contest. The winner advances to the District 8 competition on 19 December at the Chesterfield Moose Lodge for a chance to compete at the Virginia Moose Association (VMA) Karaoke Contest. Following the conclusion of VMA competitions, the winner will compete against the other 42 Association winners in Moose International by submitting a recording of themselves where they are judged from the Chicagoland area, comprised of media contacts and music professionals. The panel of judges will narrow the field from 43 to 12, and those 12 finalists will be invited to the 2016 International Convention in St. Louis to participate in our competition finals for cash prizes, receive round-trip airfare and two nights lodging at the convention for a chance for $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.
The contestants that competed for the chance to advance to the District 8 competition were Emily Gothrie, Sandy Baker, Diane Allen, Tootie Ferguson, Wayne Sprinkle and Tony Zevgolis. It was a night filled with a very talented group of performers. Our judges were selected from a group of professionals who rated each contestant on Vocal Performance, Song Interpretation and Stage Presence. The competition was close but only one could advance. The winner of the Lodge competition was Tony Zevgolis. Tony will now represent the Lodge at the District 8 competition on 19 December at the Chesterfield Moose Lodge. In the event Tony is unable to attend the second place winner Wayne Sprinkle will advance. The Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose Board of Officers would like to thank and congratulate all our contestant’s for an outstanding performance and a great night of entertainment.
The Lodge opens its heart to the local community each year to give a much back as they can. Many of our members know firsthand what cancer can do to a family unit and at the Hopewell Moose Family Center 1472 we look out for each other and support this worthwhile cause.
The Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472 is part of the Virginia Moose Association, a fraternal organization of men and women dedicated to supporting the seniors and youths of our community and our Lodge. For more information about the Moose visit the Lodge website at http://www.hopewellmooselodge.com/and Moose International at http://www.mooseintl.org/.
The Moose organization maintains more than 1,800 Moose Centers across the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda, providing members with family-oriented social, dining and sports activities. The Moose organization’s main endeavors include Mooseheart Child City & School, a residential community and school for children whose families are unable to care for them; and Moosehaven, a Florida retirement community for senior members in need. Children at Mooseheart, located outside of Chicago, receive the nurturing home, spiritual development and solid education they need to reach their full potential through a variety of innovative, nationally recognized educational and family-living programs.
The date was Saturday, September 19, 2015 and the Dulles Day Plane Pull was about to start. It was a sunny day on the brutal Tarmac of Dulles International Airport as the men and women of the Centreville Moose arrived at the line of scrimmage ready to devour the enemy ahead of us. The place was perpetual motion. A swirl of flying bodies and constant collisions as teams jockeyed for position. A 5-hour carnival of color, sound and action.
There's glory in the lessons of this hard-muscled life and there's poetry in each season made of sweat and strife. But then came the time to work and strain in an event that tests the spirit and challenges the brain. Did we fear the force of the wind or the slash of the rain? No, we faced them and fought them and were SAVAGES again!
We screamed in one voice, "If this doesn't light your fire...your pilot is out!"
A time for achievement...a time for purpose...a time for glory was upon us. It was our time! We charged the rope and, with hands well-chalked, threw caution to the wind. The horn was sounded and we pulled with all our might, knowing that our efforts had been planned just right. Twenty-five of us went head-to-head wth a 168,000 pound Cargo Plane and our combined Herculean strength pulled that monster into the abyss just twelve feet later. The mission was accomplished.
In the end, it matters not where we placed (13th out of 72). The true heroes of the day were those we supported, the kids of Special Olympics Virginia! As a lodge we raised over $2,500 for the cause...and had a great time doing it! My hope this year is the same as it is after every event. The hope that more will come, more will support and more will cheer when the 2016 Dulles Plane Pull comes around next September! Game On! Click on photo for larger image.
On October 27th 2015, the Sisters & Brothers of the Hopewell Moose Family Center celebrated Halloween with 21 residents. Organized by our Senior's Activity Chairwoman, Mary Simmons, we served ice cream, cookies and a beverage, told a few Halloween jokes, and performed a little skit for all in attendance. Then, the seniors held a costume contest and awarded Minnie Mouse 1st, The Clown 2nd, and Batman won 3rd place. Forty goodie bags filled with snacks and a Halloween Sno-globe were given to residents at the social, and to those who remained in their rooms. Join us for our next "Birthday Month Party" at the nursing home on Thursday, November 19th at 2 pm, immediately following Senior Lunch at the lodge.
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A huge "THANK YOU" to the Clifton Forge Women Of The Moose in Clifton Forge, VA for their generous donation to the Safe Surfin' Foundation! On October, 22, 2015, these ladies took time out of their busy days and baked up a load of goodies. Thank you to Covington Walmart that let them set up shop in front of the store to sell their tasty cakes and cookies!
Safe Surfin' Foundation relies on donations to be able to send out Internet safety educational programs to schools, libraries and youth groups across the country at no cost to the recipient! From the entire Safe Surfin' team, ‘Thank you, WOTM Clifton Forge!' Click on photos for larger images.
On Monday, October 19th, Brian Carpenter, Junior Governor of the Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472, represented the Lodge who partnered with Survivors 4U to donate three iPads to the ASK Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
Survivors4U is a project formed by 2 cancer survivors, Willie Emory and Chad Bowen, who wish to give back to cancer patients, their families, and survivors in need. Survivors 4U is a new group with high expectations and the Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472 is excited to be part of a great cause in the local area.
The Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU's (CHoR) hematology and oncology team is dedicated to improving the quality of children's lives through prevention, control and cure of childhood cancer and blood disorders. CHoR's hematology and oncology team includes doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, chaplains, educational consultants, psychologists and child life specialists who help treat the whole child and family -- not just the illness. The hematology and oncology team also coordinates treatment with CHoR's other medical specialties, from cardiology and nephrology to critical care and endocrinology, the full spectrum of care is available at CHoR. http://www.chrichmond.org/Services/Hematology-and-Oncology.htm
The Lodge is not new to VCU Health. The Hopewell Moose Lodge along with the Virginia Moose Association has donated over $1.2 million to The Massey Cancer Center.
To know a little more about us, please visit the Hopewell Moose Lodge at http://www.hopewellmooselodge.com or stop by. We are located at 4701 Western St. Hopewell, VA 23860 if you are interested in a Strong Fraternal Organization dedicated to helping others. Click on photo for larger image.
On September 29, 2015, Gary Jacobs presented a donation to the Southeastern Virginia Food Bank on behalf of the South Norfolk Moose Lodge #464 (Little Lodge with the Big Heart). The amount was equal to 1,143 meals to the needy, also the men and women worked together and donated over 300 pounds of badly needed food. Click on picture for larger image!