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!

My brothers,

We get closer to fulfilling our obligations every day. I am proud to report that thanks to your efforts we are at 89.26% of our goal with over $446K collected so far! Let's keep the momentum going and get this thing done so you can fire me as chairman of this project when we meet in Norfolk at the state convention. We have 21 Lodges that have met or exceeded our three year request for donations. We have 8 more who have met at least two years and another 29 who have given at least one year's worth. We are very close to reaching our goal and since generating this report I have been informed that at least three others have made contributions that have not yet been recorded!

As a whole the men. women, and Moose Legions of Virginia have contributed nearly $500K to this project. The Women of the Moose have a $2M goal of their own along with the Loyal Order of Moose $10M goal. The Moose Legion also has a goal of their own. Together our Virginia men and women once again prove their leadership in the Order by giving of their substance to care for our children and seniors. Working together is the secret of success in any organization and we have proven time and again that Virginians can do it better than anyone! Thank you for your efforts and please keep up the good work!!

I have attached the total report along with an "Honor Roll" of Lodges. Thanks those that have done their part and let's prod those who may need a little push to get going on theirs!  Let's get this thing done so we can start saving for the next project (you know there will be one!!) Thanks again for everything you do for our great organization!

Brothers,

We are creeping closer to our $500,000.00 goal! To date we have collected $370,063.25 (74.01%) for this project. This figure includes contributions from Lodges, Districts, Individuals, and the VMA. All together if we include Chapters and Moose Legions, which do not count toward our $500K goal, the members of Virginia have contributed $393,696.15 to the construction of the new building project at Moosehaven. I have attached a spreadsheet showing what has been given to date and an "Honor Roll" of Lodges contributions.

We have 17 Lodges that have met their full three years, 7 that have met 2 years, and 29 that have met at least 1 year. Sadly we still have 9 Lodges that have yet to give anything to this important project. Please thank the ones that have given and try to help those who have not find a way to raise at least a little for this worthy project.

We are very close to completion of this project so please keep talking about it to your Lodges and let's try to have it completed by the Mid-year Conference in January if not before. If we all work together there is no reason we cannot make this happen! I have faith in all of you we can get this done and get me fired! Andy Dooley said he has a banner for me when the time comes!!

Thank you for all that you do for our fraternity!

Brothers,

Attached you will find the latest report on the Centennial Project. They broke ground at Moosehaven for this project on Sunday March 5th at Moosehaven! The Virginia Moose Association is well on it's way to completing their $500K part of this project with over $ 351,168.52 (70.23%) collected thus far! All together  the Virginia Lodges, Chapters, Moose Legions, Districts, and individuals have contributed over $372,000.00 to this project.

Please thank everyone who has contributed, especially those who have completed their three year total to date on this project. We still have some lodges who have given very little so I would ask you to please help these lodges find a way to at least contribute something. Remember these numbers only go through February 28 and some have given since then, notably Appomattox 975 just sent a check for their $2,835.00 three year total and I'm sure there are others who have given.

I have also attached an Honor Roll showing who has met their various suggested obligations. I want to especially thank those who have vastly exceeded the requests we made with Woodbridge 583 leading at a whopping 427%!! We have 16 Lodges over 100%, 6 Lodges over 66%, and 28 Lodges over 33%. Sadly there are still 11 who have been unable to give anything. Let's see if we can find a way to help them raise a little to contribute!

Brothers thank you for all that you do and let's try to get this project done ahead of schedule by the next Mid-year Conference in January 2018. If we all work together there is no doubt in my mind that we can get it done!

I want to personally thank each lodge, chapter, districts, legions, and mostly individual donors for helping with your generosity and help.  The state of Virginia is doing great with its donations to help the Moosehaven Centennial Project.  I want to thank everyone that has met their first year, second year, and some that have even exceeded into their third-year donations.  Attached are the latest donation documents for December.  Again, Thanks!

I have also attached an "Honor Roll" of those Lodges that have met at least one year of the goals set for them. It includes forty Lodges who have met one, two, and exceeded three years of the goal. There are others who are very close to completing one year. Here is a list of what has been collected thus far:

Moosehaven Centennial Project Report
Group Amount
Lodges $203,865.86
Virginia Moose Association $39,441.08
Chapters $12,760.90
Individual Donors $6,274.92
Districts $4,175.00
Eastern Council of Higher Degrees $1000.00
Moose Legions $100.00
Total Amount: $267,617.76

Thank you for all that you do and please help me get this project done ahead of schedule!

Brothers and Co-workers,

Here is the latest update on the Moosehaven Centennial Project. We are progressing nicely toward our goals thanks to your hard work. Let's keep the momentum going and get this project accomplished ahead of schedule so the work may get started on securing our future.

I have already gotten word that the landmark Moosehaven water tower has been brought down after ninety years of service. They are working on preparing the site so that construction may begin when fundraising is complete.

To date our member lodges in the VMA have contributed $200,176.86 (40.04%) towards our goal. Add to this District, individuals, our Association, and others and we have collected a total of $239,041.46 (47.81%). Along with the money collected from Chapters and Moose Legions of Virginia our members have contributed $249,774.46 (49.95%) towards the construction of the new 105 unit building that will house our members in the land of sunshine and contentment we call Moosehaven!!

This is an outstanding achievement to have raised this much money in less than one year and it is all thanks to the hard-working men and women of the Virginia Moose Association! Let's get this project done ahead of schedule and show the fraternity how much we care for our seniors!

Thank you to all who have given and are helping us meet this $500,000.00 goal!! Be sure to share these numbers with the Lodges and Chapters in your Districts and give them our appreciation!!!!! I have attached an "Honor Roll" for the lodges that completed one or more years of the goals we set forth, please give them a heartfelt thank you!

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

Don Ridenhour - VMA Moose Charities Chairman

Moosehaven Centennial Project

$ 500,000
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$ 466,788.19
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93%
Updated
07/19/2017
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