Brothers the latest numbers are in and we are a little short of our 500K goal for Lodges at $468,913.48. For the whole VMA, including Lodges, Moose Legions, WOTM, and the Council of Higher Degrees, we have a total of $572,496.18. I would still like to see the initial pledge come from Lodges only if at all possible. We still have nearly 3/4 of the last year of the allotted period of three years to go so we should be able to finish this project hopefully by the August Convention.

Some Lodges have done an outstanding job on this project so be sure to congratulate them and recognize them at your District Meetings. We have 33 Lodge who have given over 100% of what we asked for, another 12 have met two years, and another 20 who have met at least one year. There are also some who have done a very poor job of contributing and while some lodges may be in trouble there is no excuse for not supporting our seniors at Moosehaven as we all swore to do. Please encourage those lodges who have contributed very little to at least try to show some sign they are trying and together we can get this project over with and on to the next!

Something to note, Moose Charities has begun adding individual member's giving into their Lodge and Chapter totals so some of the totals on this spreadsheet reflect money contributed by individuals to this project.

Thank you for all that you do for our fraternity and keep up the great work!


I have attached a copy of the latest figures for the Centennial Project. There is one showing who has met or exceeded the goals and another that shows the total overall giving for the men and women in Virginia. Please thank those who went above and beyond by exceeding what was asked of them. I would like to see the lodges make the goal on their own without the other monies we have received. We are not that far of and can still get it done in the time frame given. Please ask those lodges that are close to reaching the goal we set to try and get it done soon. There are some lodges that have given very little and I know that some of those are struggling. There are others that are just, for whatever reason have not given as they are capable and I ask you to ask them to please help us reach ythe goals set forth for them. We can get this done by August if we all work together.

Thank you for all that you do and I'll see you in a couple of days!

Donald Ridenhour
VMA Moose Charities Chairman
"A burden heavy to one is borne lightly by many"


Attached is a copy of the latest Centennial Project report. If you have any questions regarding this please bring them to Waynesboro on Saturday and I will try to answer them!

Thank you for all that you do!

Donald Ridenhour
VMA Moose Charities Chairman
"A burden heavy to one is borne lightly by many"


Attached are the latest reports for the Moosehaven Centennial Project. We have more than met our goal but please don't let that stop anyone who wishes to give more from doing so. They are still short of the $10M goal and need our help. You have done on outstanding job thus far so keep up the good work and let's show the fraternity that Virginia Moose Association people have the biggest hearts when it comes to taking care of our seniors!

Thank you for all that you do!

Donald Ridenhour
VMA Moose Charities Chairman
"A burden heavy to one is borne lightly by many"

Congratulations Brothers and Sisters !!!!!

We did it! We have broken the $500,000.00 mark on the Moosehaven Centennial Project in record time!

In just 20 months we have collected $517,948.63 from the Lodges, Districts, Individuals, Chapters, and Moose Legions in our state! These numbers may change a little as more money is recorded or some is moved from the VMA total to the WOTM project but for all intents and purposes we have met our goal. Please thank everyone who has given to this project, especially those who went above and beyond! Also remind them that if they wish to contribute more it will be more than welcomed!! I have been in contact with Jan Fregulia of Moose Charities and there is still an overall shortfall in collections from Fraternal Units. She asks that we continue to give what we can to help complete this project for our seniors at Moosehaven.

Therefore, I call upon all of you to continue to give what you can so that we may show the fraternity that Virginia is indeed the TOP ASSOCIATION when it comes to taking care of our seniors!


Sincerely, Donald Ridenhour
VMA Moose Charities Chairman


We are just days away from the Virginia Moose Convention in Norfolk, Virginia. And, I have some great news! We have collected $489,221.65 of our $500,000.00 goal! This is truly amazing. When our association took on this goal (a three year project), we had no idea we would be so close this soon into the project. We are just 20 months into this and we have collected 97.84% of the goal. We are just $11,000 dollars away! Please get the word out and let’s try to get the remaining before the convention starting in just 11 days!

Many thanks to everyone that has really taken this project to heart! Brothers, we are so close we can almost taste it!

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!

Moosehaven Centennial Project

$ 500,000
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$ 572,496.18
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