Pilgrims, Fellows and Moose Legionnaires of the Loyal Order of Moose, together with members of the College of Regents, Academy of Friendship and Star Recorder Degree holders of the Women of the Moose comprise groups within our Order known as the Council(s) of Higher Degrees. It is a unique setting where both men and women come together to plan and serve side by side for a common cause.
The Councils' main responsibility and goal is to aid the Lodges, Chapters and Moose Legions in the retention of active dues paying members through personal contact. Our Council members run various social programs and do a fair amount of fund-raising as well. Support of Moose Charities initiatives and our fraternity in general is often very rewarding as done by these groups. After all, they are made up of past and current leaders who believe in our cause and know our needs and how to fulfill them.
Additionally, the Councils normally have an annual banquet and/or other events to honor those new degree holders who have advanced in the past year. These events recognize the individuals and offer a chance to publically thank them for their service among their peers. This in itself promotes benevolence and charity among all members.
As members of the Higher Degrees, these groups are generally in the forefront of support and promotion of Moose programs and lead the cause of fraternalism by example. These groups, at the Chapter, Lodge and Moose Legion level, may meet as often as desired to socialize, work towards building membership strength, raise funds for Moose Charities and help with various other fraternal endeavors.
The meeting for the Eastern VA Council of Higher Degrees will be held at the Portsmouth Moose Lodge on May 1st, 2016. The time for the General Membership meeting has been moved up to 1:00 instead of 2:00 due to the Youth Awareness Congress being held this weekend. The Students will be at the Gloucester Moose Lodge at 4:00 for Dinner and Awards. Please help me get the word out to all of our members and make the change on the flyer in your Lodges. I hope no one gets upset in this change.
Thanks, Donna Smith President - EVCOHD