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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.  

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 8 Cards $34,818.00 06/27/2017
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 31 Cards Pot $8,840.00
60% if present
40% not present
$5,304.00 or $3,536.00
07/25/2017
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. 43 Cards
Hopewell Moose1472 - Queen of Hearts total sales was $390.00 card#27 picked was the five of Spades.  New jackpot $2,822.00
Thanks, Marvin
$2,822.00 07/24/2017
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 17 Cards $19,384.99
60% to the winner
$11,630.99
07/24/2017
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 42 Cards remain Pot $6,940.00
60% to the winner
$4,164.00
07/21/2017
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 35 cards $6,474.00 07/13/2017
Altavista Moose Family Center #1433
☏ (434) 369-6945
Held Mondays at 8:00 pm - last ticket sold at 7:30pm
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing 36 Cards remain Pot $9,110.00
60% to the winner
$5,466.00
07/10/2017
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
16 Cards $7,749.00 07/05/2017
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. 35 Cards $10,312.00 06/29/2017
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 29 Cards Pot $4,647.00
60% if present
30% not present
$2,788.20 or $1394.10
06/28/2017
Warwick Moose #1711
☏ (757) 930-1166
Held Thursday's at 8:00 pm
All membership cards will be checked
Eligibility Cards Remaining Current
Pot
Next Drawing
Open to all members in good standing ?? Cards remain Pot to winner $10,314.00 06/15/2017
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 32 cards pot to winner  =  $3,078.00 06/16/2017
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
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
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

 

picture of Moosehaven buildingBrothers,

We move closer to our goal every day! We now have collected $466,788.19 or 93.36% of our $500,000 goal.  We have 24 Lodges that have given at least 100% of what we asked for with Woodbridge 583 leading the way by giving over 427% of what was asked of them! We have another 7 Lodges that have given over 66% or two years’ worth and another 27 who have given at least one year's worth for this worthy cause. This is outstanding work by all of you in getting this far in just 18 months of a three-year project! Be sure to thank all of those who have contributed thus far!

So, let's keep the momentum going and with a little coaxing we may be able to get this project done by August Convention time" and get me fired!  Attached you will find an updated list of what has been collected on behalf of the state. The WOTM and Moose Legion have not been updated. There is also an "Honor Roll" showing how every Lodge has given ranked by percentage of what was asked of them. Please try to work on those near the bottom and see if they might give just a little more to see this project completed.

Thank you for all that you do for our great fraternity!

BowlingCalling all Moose Members!  We know you care about children and seniors in need, but can you bowl?  The Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation of Tidewater Virginia is holding its annual Family Fun Bowling Day on July 30, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Edsall Road Bowl America in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation was chartered in 1966 with a mission to develop and maintain a 38+ acre campus to provide and help server people with intellectual and / or developmental disabilities.  In addition to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities, the foundation's goals include providing grant awards, information and referral services and advocacy.  Currently on the campus, four houses that provide homes for full-time residency programs for 30 residents, a large gymnasium for recreational and therapeutic activities, "Explorer Post 140" the largest scouting program for adult men and women with disabilities in the United States, they also have many other operations going on each day.  We invite you to read more about this foundation on their website.

Now you might ask, why is the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation's Family Fun Bowling Day on the Virginia Moose Associations website?  That is easy!  This bowling event is being hosted by the Women of the Moose #1042 of Franconia, Virginia.  We hope you can all make it out and help Franconia aid this fine foundation.  For more information please download and print the flyer below.

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

Moose Youth Awareness ProgramAre you familiar with the Moose Youth Awareness Program?  This program started in 1986 as the "Just Say No to Drugs" program and has been adapting to the ever changing needs of the community ever since.  With each year comes different challenges, this year is no different.  So we ask all members of the Moose to come help nurture and mold the minds of the future.  Below is a set schedule of events for this year's 2017 Youth Awareness Student Congress schedule.  We hope you can all find time to come help.  To get more involved please contact Manuel Propst at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (540) 234-0316 or (540) 241-3772 or Kay Morrison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (540) 564-0273 or (540) 820-9887. 

Please follow them on Facebook at Virginia Moose Youth Awareness Scholarship Program!

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.

August 18, 2017:  The Fantastic Shakers are celebrating their 38th anniversary, as a group, and they are bringing their party to us!  They are one of the oldest, and most recognized, premier beach music bands in the business.   Food will be available and the bar will be open.  This is a non-smoking event.   BYOB.  Advanced tickets are $15.00 in advance, $18.00 at the door.   The doors open at 7 and the band cranks the party up at 8. This special party will kick off our 2017/2018 ballroom season.

We hope to see you at every event.  Come see what’s going on at YOUR MOOSE LODGE!!!

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