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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.  

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 49 Cards remain Pot $3,485.00
60% to the winner
$2,091.00
06/02/2017
Tappahannock-Warsaw Moose Lodge #2133
☏ (804) 443-1217
Held Wednesday at 7:00 pm, also 50/50 each night
Tickets only sold night of drawing, Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
Ticket pulled gets $25.00, Jokers recieves $100.00, .... must be present to win
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing
All membership cards checked
21 Cards $5,763.00 05/31/2017
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 25 Cards $15,307.99
60% to the winner
$9,184.80
05/29/2017
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 16 Cards $17,102.00 06/01/2017
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 39 Cards Pot $6,084.00
60% if present
40% not present
$3,650.00 or $2,43400
05/30/2017
Lynchburg Moose #715
☏ (434) 385-5203
Held Thursdays 8:30 pm - last ticket sold at 8:00pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 42 cards $4,641.00 05/25/2017
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. 50 Cards
Hopewell Moose Lodge #1472 update on the Queen of Hearts. Total sales $230.00 the number picked was #32 Queen of Diamonds no winner.
New jackpot is $1556.00
No Queen of Hearts on Memorial Day May, 29th
The next Queen of Hearts will be on June 5th
$1,556.00 06/05/2017
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 54 Cards Pot $17,368.00
60% to the winner
$10,420.00
05/18/2017
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 11 Cards

Pot $72,000.00
60% to the winner
$43,200.00

05/10/2017
Arlington Moose #1315
☏ (703) 820-9345
Held Fridays at 7:30 pm
each weeks winner receives $25.00, $75.00 if Joker is drawn
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 38 cards pot to winner  =  $2,372.00 05/05/2017
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
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

 

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

 

Effective with all new applications received for the 2017-18 school year, from applicants graduating in 2018, the R. Robert Dale scholarship program has been modified and renamed as the new "Heart of the Community Scholarship Program".  Because R. Robert Dale funds were expended years ago, and the program is now being supported solely by the Moose Fraternity. We believe this more accurately reflects the fraternity's commitment to supporting youth in the community.

Another modification to the program relates to adjusting the distribution of the scholarship funds in a way that is more relevant to the needs of todays' students.  Under the R. Robert Dale Scholarship Program, funds were provided for higher education to students with Moose affiliation.  Students who satisfied requirements were entered into random drawings for the chance to receive a $1,000 award and several students received scholarships. But, as the cost of higher education has steadily increased over the years, the need for more substantial financial aid has increased as well. This trend indicates a very present need for us to adapt accordingly, if we are to continue to attract young people to our organization through this program.  Therefore, under the new "Heart of the Community Scholarship" program, the pool of funds will remain the same but we will be reducing the total number of scholarships given, and raising the award amount for each recipient.  Yet, please note that special consideration will still be given for Lodges and Associations that exceed the program requirements.

The third component of the program that was in need of adjustment was the applicant criteria, as these were minimal under the R. Robert Dale program, requiring just a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  Applicants also were required to be a Junior in High School, and be sponsored by an active Moose member who was an immediate family member.  Under the new Heart of the Community Scholarship program, students will still need to be a Junior in high school during the year of application, and will still need to be sponsored by an active Moose Member and immediate family member, but will be required to have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale instead of a 2.5.  Additionally, new in the Heart of the Community Scholarship program, students must also have participated in both in-school/ extra-curricular and out-of-school activities, to be verified by school staff and/or employers.

Applicants must also engage in volunteer activities on behalf of the Loyal Order of the Moose.  This requirement assures that they have some connection to the fraternity and more appropriately embodies the spirit of volunteerism which is so foundational to our fraternity.

The recipient selection process will remain exactly the same which takes into consideration an association or province's total active membership as well as the number of applications received.  The refined Heart of the Community Scholarship program will commence in the 2017-18 academic year.  Applications for the Class of 2018 will be due no later than June 30, 2017.  We are confident that, by implementing these changes, we will be better able to serve the applicants, increase the integrity of the program, and better emphasize the high value our fraternity places on both activities and community service.

Class of 2018 Information Sheet
Class of 2018 Application

If you have any additional questions, please contact Brian Schimek either by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 630-966-2257.

The annual Moose International Convention is an opportunity to gain knowledge, inspiration, know-how, and new ideas. For these reasons, every Lodge is required to send its Governor and Administrator, who are the Lodge's official representatives. However, any active Lodge member selected by the Lodge may serve as an alternate representative in the event the Governor or Administrator is unable to attend.

The procedure to have an alternate is as follows: when an alternate has been voted on in a general membership meeting, he shall bring with him a statement on lodge letterhead to present at the registration desk at convention. The letter shall state that John Jones, MID #________ was selected at a general membership meeting on (Date) 00/00/0000 to be the alternate for the Administrator or Governor at the Moose International Convention.

This letter is to be signed by both the Governor and Administrator, with the lodge seal applied (if available).

This program recognizes each Lodge's selection of its most outstanding member as their Moose of the Year.  Since ALL active members of the Order may be considered as a Lodge's Moose of the Year nominee, it is our belief that no Lodge has an excuse to not participate in this recognition program. Submitting a timely Moose of the Year is one of the criteria for a Lodge to earn the Premier Lodge Award.

The Moose of the Year is selected by the Lodge's Junior Past Governor, serving as Chairman, and at least three other Past Governors of the Lodge. If three (3) active Past Governors are not available, the Governor may appoint other Lodge Officers to the selection committee. Additionally, if the Junior Past Governor is not available to serve as Chairman, the Governor may appoint any Past Governor of the Lodge to serve in this capacity. The Moose of the Year selection should be based upon the member's overall record as a Moose during the past year, with particular attention paid to his membership efforts, his support of Moose Charities and his contributions to his Lodge and community.

Electronic Submission. The Lodge's Moose of the Year selection will be submitted to Moose International electronically, via the Admin Menu. Submissions will begin being accepted on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and end on Monday, July 10, 2017.

The Junior Past Governor may convene this committee and identify their Lodge's Moose of the Year selection any time after May 1, 2017, so their selection is ready to be submitted between June 1, 2017 and July 10, 2017.

As a reminder, Lodges are required to submit a Moose of the Year nominee as part of the criteria for the Premier Lodge Award.

The Richmond-Lakeside Moose's Fellowship committee invites all Moose members to come share in an evening of fun to support "The Virginia House at Mooseheart" on Sunday September 24, 2017.  There will be food, drinks, music, and a 50/50!  The Embers "The Heart and Soul of Beach Music" will be playing.  So, grab a beach chair and come enjoy an afternoon of fun!  The fun starts at 2:00 pm and the music stops at 5:00 pm.  Don't forget this is open to the public!  So, bring your non-member friends and family!  The lodge will have a DJ playing music starting at Noon for those that want to start early!  We look forward to seeing everyone.  For more information please download the attached flyer!

One of the tenants of the Moose is supporting Special Olympics.  Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier, and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.  All lodges within the fraternity make regular volunteering and donations to this worthy organization.

On April 22nd, the Hampton Moose Lodge 1514 was recognized for its continuous support to Virginia Area 30 Special Olympics, and was award a plaque for its contributions.  Included in the picture are 2nd Year Trustee Gary Adams, Hampton City Mayor Donnie Tuck, Administrator Ed Frankiewicz, Governor Mike Raiford, and some of the Olympians participating in the day’s event.

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Frances Knaack-Day Donation Frances, mother of four, is preparing for another major surgery; esophagectomy surgery, her second one after more than 38 years of hospitalizations and invasive procedures.  At the age of 18 months Frances ingested a lye based substance and suffered severe chemical burns in her esophagus. This led to a feeding tube and weekly procedures at Children's Hospital to stretch out the burned tissue in her esophagus.  After 38 years, she continues to need surgeries to correct her issues.

In May 2017, it was brought to the attention of Suffolk Moose Lodge, the fight that Frances Knaack-Day was enduring.  Seeing the need, the Suffolk Moose Lodge decided to donate to her cause.  In the picture, Frances Knaack-Day stands beside Suffolk Moose Lodge #141 member Michael Ahmes, Lodge Governor Clay McGinley, Lodge Administrator Jesse Byrum, Women of the Moose Chapter 1315 Senior Regent Synde Terry and member Jeanette Ahmes.  Knaack-Day is holding two checks, one from the Loyal Order of Moose #141 for $2,000.00 and the other from the Women of the Moose Chapter #1315 for $500.00.  The Suffolk Moose Lodge continues to be a beacon of support and service within their community.

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