The Herd Blog is a place to find fun information at the Lodge level with some International and Higher Degree information. If you are looking for information on Lodge Dances, Feasts, Moose Karaoke, Heart of the Community, Convention Info, Youth Awareness, or Community Volunteering opportunities this is your place!

The Donors Circle is a program designed to recognize donors who send in an individual tax-deductible Endowment Fund donation to Moose Charities. Individuals may join the Donors Circle at any time with a minimum $25 dollar donation and their donations are cumulative over time. As a donor reaches each level of the Donors Circle recognition program, a pin for that level will be sent from Moose Charities. Member's primary Lodge/Chapter will also receive credit for individual donations.  Below is our latest spreadsheet with information on donations sent in to Moose Charities!  Thanks for helping us secure the future of Mooseheart and Moosehaven!

To see prior months donations, please click here!

 

Chris and Heather Strack are joining their church, Journey Christian Church, on a mission trip to Lighthouse Retreat in Destin, FL. At Lighthouse families battling childhood cancer are able to take a week off and reconnect the family unit. Chris and Heather will serve the families all week by cleaning their rooms, playing with the kids (can you say beach time!), getting to know the family, praying with them and for them, serving their meals, and the list goes on and on. One of the biggest ways we serve the families is through financial donations. The families accepted to go to Lighthouse Retreat don't pay a penny! That is where the Hopewell Moose Lodge come in! The lodge donated $750 to assist in their journey. The total cost is  $5000.00 to send a family battling childhood cancer on this awesome retreat. The lodge offered to assist Chris and Heather with their travel but in true Moose tradition the couple feels it is their calling to burden the cost and vacation to provide relief for those in need. If you would like more information about Lighthouse Family Retreat go to lighthousefamilyretreat.org. and checkout the website! -- Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12

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Many lodges in the state of Virginia play the Queen of Hearts. The Queen of Hearts was approved the by the state of Virginia for play in our lodges. It is a fun game with sometimes huge pay offs. It is easy to play; you purchase a ticket and pick the number where you think the Queen of Hearts is hiding. If your ticket is drawn to pick, the number you wrote on the back of the ticket is pulled from the board. If we flip the card and it is the Queen of Hearts, you win! If not, it is progressive. The money rolls over into the next drawing.

Note: We try to keep up with all the drawings across the state. Is your lodge not getting updated? Please let us know what is happening in your lodge. You can send us updates directly to Jim Puckett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via our Contact Us page under About.

As we get updates during the week, this page will be updated. The most recent reporting lodges will be at the top of the report.  

Strasburg Moose Family Center #403
☏ (540) 465-9168
Held Mondays at 7:30 pm - last ticket sold at 7:15pm
each weeks winner receives $25.00, Joker and other Queens pay $50.00, .... must be present to win
Winner does not have to be present if Queen of Hearts is turned over
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 29 Cards $13,269.99
60% to the winner
$7,961.99
05/01/2017
Hopewell Moose #1472
☏ (804) 458-1755
Held Mondays at 7:00, Tickets go on sale at 5:00 pm. Tickets are only sold on Mondays from 5-7pm.
$50.00 is given to the person whose ticket is pulled for a face card even if the queen is not turned over and $100.00 if a Joker turned over.
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing. 54 Cards $1,000.00 05/01/2017
Lynchburg-South Moose Family Center #1727
☏ (434) 237-4360
Held Fridays at 8:30 pm - last ticket sold at 8:00pm
each weeks winner receives $50.00, $100 if Joker is drawn
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 54 Cards remain
Queen was found 4/21/2017 with 48 cards remaining.
Congratulations to Earl Campbell who pulled card #11 revealing the Queen of Hearts and won $19.470.00
Pot $??,???.00
60% to the winner
$??,???.00
04/28/2017
Winchester Moose Family Center #1283
☏ (540) 667-8284
Held Thursdays ..... Ticket sales, (1.00 per ticket), stop at 7:00pm and the drawing is a few minutes later.
You do not have to be present to win. If not present and ticket has no Card # written on it then the game committee will choose a card for the ticket.
Winning tickets not claimed by the owner with the matching coupon will be hung in the Lodge for 60 days.
The other 3 Queens and 2 Jokers Win $100.00.  $25.00 to the ticket winner for any other cards turned over and you are present at the drawing.
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 3 Cards
( 1 Joker still in play for $100.00)
Pot $55,705.00
60% to the winner
$33,423.00
04/27/2017
Fredericksburg Moose #1655
☏ (540) 786-8963
Held Thursdays at 8:30 pm - each week's winner will receive $100 if present; $50 if not present and drawing a Joker will be a $100 bonus
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 21 Cards $11,990.00 04/27/2017
Portsmouth Moose #898
☏ (757) 487-1221
Held Tuesdays at 9:00 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 44 Cards Pot $4,293.00
60% if present
40% not present
$2,576.00 or $1,717.00
04/25/2017
Front Royal Moose #829
☏ (540) 636-6355
Held Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 14 Cards

Pot $56,830.00
60% to the winner
$34,098.00

04/19/2017
Caroline County Moose #2610
☏ (804) 448-2993
Held Friday s at 8:00 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 46  Cards Pot $4,296.00
60% to the winner
$2,577.00
04/14/2017
Lynchburg Moose #715
☏ (434) 385-5203
Held Thursdays 8:30 pm - last ticket sold at 8:00pm
Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
50 cards
$24,040.00 was won 02/23/2017
$2,514.00 03/30/2017
Waynesboro Moose #1309
☏ (540) 942-9234
Held Thursdays at 8:00 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing. 49 Cards $6,298.00 03/30/2017
Centreville Moose #2168
☏ (703) 385-4403
Held Wednesdays at 8:00 pm - last ticket sold at 7:30pm
each weeks winner receives $25.00, $100.00 if Face Card or Ace is drawn, $200 if Joker is drawn
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 53 Cards Pot $1,136.00
60% if present
30% not present
$681.60 or $340.80
01/11/2017
Vienna Moose #1896
☏ (703) 281-4370
Held Thursdays at 7:30 pm - last ticket sold at 7:15pm
each weeks winner receives $25.00, $50.00 if face card is drawn, $100.00 if Joker is drawn - both Jokers remain
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing. 17 cards 6,954.00 10/06/2016
Arlington Moose #1315
☏ (703) 820-9345
Held Fridays at 7:30 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 37 card pot = 60% of total
pot greater than $4,171.00
6/17/2016
Roanoke Moose #284
☏ (540) 384-7172
Held Fridays at 8:30 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 52 Cards 1,150.00
60% for winner - $690.00
5/20/2016
Manchester Moose #699
☏ (804) 794-4318
Held Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 36 Cards $4722.00 04/13/2016

 

The Queen of Hearts was found Friday night April 21st, 2017 at the Lynchburg-South Moose Family Center #1727.  With 48 cards left to choose from .... The Queen was found under number 11.  Congratulations to Earl Campbell from Lynchburg-South 1727 who won $19,470.00 !  Tickets for the next Queen of Hearts game are already on sale.  60% of the Pot to the winner who turns over the Queen of Hearts.  $50.00 if your ticket is drawn ... additional $50.00 if a Joker is drawn.
TICKET SALES END AT 8:00pm Friday April 28th, 2017.
You do not need to be present to win ... but join us Friday Night with Entertainment by ' On 3 ' .
The Lynchburg-South Lodge 1727 welcomes and looks forward to seeing everyone!

Brothers,

We are creeping closer to our $500,000.00 goal! To date we have collected $370,063.25 (74.01%) for this project. This figure includes contributions from Lodges, Districts, Individuals, and the VMA. All together if we include Chapters and Moose Legions, which do not count toward our $500K goal, the members of Virginia have contributed $393,696.15 to the construction of the new building project at Moosehaven. I have attached a spreadsheet showing what has been given to date and an "Honor Roll" of Lodges contributions.

We have 17 Lodges that have met their full three years, 7 that have met 2 years, and 29 that have met at least 1 year. Sadly we still have 9 Lodges that have yet to give anything to this important project. Please thank the ones that have given and try to help those who have not find a way to raise at least a little for this worthy project.

We are very close to completion of this project so please keep talking about it to your Lodges and let's try to have it completed by the Mid-year Conference in January if not before. If we all work together there is no reason we cannot make this happen! I have faith in all of you we can get this done and get me fired! Andy Dooley said he has a banner for me when the time comes!!

Thank you for all that you do for our fraternity!

If you walked into the Clifton Forge Moose Lodge on Saturday, April 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm, you heard the laughs and giggles of children looking for Easter eggs.  The children hunted around for the lodge for the special eggs that later were awarded special prizes.  The Easter Bunny event showed up to mingle with everyone!  There was an Easter Bunny walk played for prizes with the kids.  All participating children received a toy for playing.  Fruit and Bunny treats were served and bunny goodie bags were given to all children.

It is with great excitement that we post this announcement.  Our past Virginia Moose Association’s President Rodger Huffman invites all members to come and celebrate his marriage to Juice Grimm.  The post wedding celebration will be on Saturday, June 10. 2017 starting at 5:00 pm.  Rodger and Juice will have a reception line for friends and guests starting at 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm.  After the reception line ends the newlyweds will have a music performed by the Goodson Band from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  We hope you can all make it for this once in a lifetime party!  For more a flyer and something to post on your refrigerator, please click on the image in the article!

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