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 Pilgrims! Ceremonies are already being planned for around the state. To all honored Lodges and new Pilgrims, congratulations again!
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
Congratulations to this year’s class of honored Fellowship recipients! We look to you as part of the great future of our fraternity.
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
Over 90 Seniors came to play at the Hampton Moose Lodge on Saturday, October 7, 2017, and dined on Open Face Hot Roast beef Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Corn and a desert of Cookies and other Sweet Cakes. What makes this Senior BINGO note worthy is that Stacey Crane from JenCare Senior Medical Center came out, donated some door prizes and talked to the Seniors about what JenCare offers our Senior Citizens.Stacey also brought with her WALMART Pharmacy Manager Timothy Brando and Jo Sampson,who took Blood Pressure, and Sugar readings, gave out FREE Flu Shots and if needed,Pneumonia shots. Over 30 Seniors took advantage of this offer. Hampton would like to thank all of it's volunteers, it's members, and Sylvia Hollingsworth, Senior BINGO Chairperson for making all this happen.
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27 of Manchester Richmond’s Brothers, Coworkers, and Guests joined over 10,000 walkers on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Richmond Raceway Complex in an effort to save lives from breast cancer. With their sprayed pink hair and pink ribbon tattoos, the VA Moose Stampede raised almost $3000.00 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
Lodges and Chapters from around the Greater Richmond Area were invited to participate. Hopewell Moose Lodge graciously donated $1000.00. Lakeside Moose Lodge offered to host the after walk luncheon. The staff was courteous and the food was delicious.
Some members personally donated money and/or solicited funds from friends and family. Coworker, Emily Mills, from Manchester Richmond Chapter 1078, not only was honored on stage by local celebrities for raising over $1000.00, but also won a pair Kate Spade sneakers during the "You CAN Sparkle" challenge. Other Team members simply paid a $25.00 entry fee to participate in the event where they received lunch and a team shirt. The profits after expenses contributed to the team’s fundraising goal. The Moose “Stomp Out Cancer” shirts really helped the herd stand out in an ocean of pink.
Overall, the VA Moose Stampede enjoyed a beautiful sunny day, filled with fun, fraternalism, and community spirit while doing their part to Stomp Out Cancer!
During the month of July, the Manassas Moose Lodge, both the men and women, conducted a Virtual 5K contest to raise money for Moose Charities. The Manassas Chapter challenged the Lodge to a friendly competition and the men graciously accepted. The lodge and chapter raised funds by selling red and green Christmas lightbulbs made of paper for 1 dollar each. They used the term race to indicate they were racing to see which team would collect the most money first. These competitions were held on each Friday of July. By the last Friday of the month, they had almost run out of room to hang the lightbulbs. Each paper lightbulb had the signature and words of inspiration for the team or the kids at Mooseheart. They even had a wager to make the competition fun. The looser had to wear a Tutu and crown on the last Friday of the month; the day the competition ended.
The Chapter team "Manassas Moosette's" was captained by Past State President "Tony Wallace". The Lodge team "Amber's Moose Cuties" was led by Manassas Moose's "Amber Young" the Social Quarters bartender.
Every Friday during the month of July, there was racing to get the most lightbulbs sold, and the team captains got a little down and dirty in their methods of collecting money…and it was all for a good cause.
It was a tough race but the men were able to pull it out in the last hours over the women. Raising a total of $1451.00 by selling Christmas lightbulbs made of paper. Everyone got in the spirit of things and had so much fun at the expense of Tony, who was a good sport about the whole night!
On June 23, WTVR6 reporter, Wayne Covil, aired a story about 9yr old Kierston Lee. Kierston's, 1 yr old, baby brother, had to have a liver transplant. Kierston's birthday was coming but she was more concerned about her baby brother and wanted the family, to use their money, for the medical costs, instead of her birthday. Kierston even took to YouTube, to help raise money, for her brother. As she put it " presents are a want, this is a need". Upon seeing this segment, the members of the Hopewell Moose sprang into action! After coordinating with reporter Wayne Covil and Kierston's mother. Members, of the lodge, met at Toys R Us, at Southpark Mall, and surprised Kierston, with a birthday shopping spree! Kierston and her baby brother were presented with lil Tommy Moose dolls, and the shopping began. A check was also presented to Kierston's mom, towards medical expenses.
As the June 25th headline read: "she asked for donations not gifts, then got a birthday surprise" Thanks to Hopewell Moose Family Center #1472
The Hopewell Moose Lodge has supported the 804 Heat Basketball for the past two years. Most of these kids would never have the opportunity to participate in a high level of completion if it were not for the generosity of the surrounding community. The Lodge donated $500 at the beginning of the season for uniforms and entry fee to defray the cost of entering various tournaments. Recently the Lodge donated $2,000 to allow the 10th grade team to compete in the Nationals in Myrtle Beach, SC. We also host the teams for their post season banquet.
The 804 Heat is a non-profit AAU basketball organization serving over 70 youth athletes ages 10 thru 16 each year. The 804 Heat consists of players from across the Colonial Height, Prince George, Hopewell “Tri-Cities” and surrounding areas.
The main objective of the program is to increase opportunities for young men and women in our community's. Teaching players the fundamentals of demanding work, dedication and sportsmanship on and off the court through a structured athletic environment. The organization aim is to develop teamwork and self-confidence, expressing the importance of academics in a family atmosphere.
Their goals are to give these young athletes the chance to play the best competition within the state and surrounding areas. This organization allows players the opportunity to showcase their talents and possibly receive scholarships to help further their education. The 804 Heat is led by an all-volunteer group of coaches and staff.
On the second Monday of each month the Hampton Moose Lodge opens its doors and its heart to 90+ Senior Citizens. These Seniors converge on the Hampton Lodge to play BINGO, but not just any BINGO, they come to play Senior BINGO.
Senior BINGO is like regular BINGO in many ways, except you must be a Senior Citizen to play and it doesn't cost you a cent, and as a matter of fact we'll even feed you! Once the doors open the Seniors have time to mingle with each other over coffee. Winners of the BINGO games receive "Gift Bags" that contain anything from a roll of paper towel, soap, canned food etc. Items that can help stretch their retirement check. At half time, it's lunch time. First is the prayer offering then our small group of volunteers, about 10, shop, cook, prepare, and serve the meals. Desert is always included! Our Women of the Moose are very clever in how they decorate the deserts! Once lunch is over, then the BINGO Manager, announces the monthly birthdays and hands out birthday cards. Once this is all complete then it's back to round 2 of BINGO! As for the volunteers, sadly it's time to start the chore of washing dishes! In case you were wondering, all these Seniors are fed on a budget of just $300.
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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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