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Blue Ridge Moose Legion #82 Events Schedule
Event Location/Info Date
Winter Celebration / Conferral - 2018 Brookneal Moose Lodge #1507 January 13, 2018
2018 VMA State Mid-Year Conference Sheraton - Norfolk VA. January 18th - 20th, 2018
Annual Celebration / Conferral & Picnic - 2018 Lynchburg-South Moose Family Center #1727 April 14th, 2018
2018 International Moose Convention New Orleans, Louisiana July 11th - 15th, 2018
Celebration / Conferral & Ritual Drawdown - 2018 Lynchburg Moose Lodge #715 July 21, 2018
1st Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Massey Cancer Center
Sponsored by Blue Ridge Moose Legion #82
Ivy Hill Golf Club - Forest Virginia August 11, 2018,
8:30 AM Shotgun Start
2018 VMA State Convention Sheraton - Roanoke VA. August 23rd - 25th, 2018
Fall Celebration / Conferral - 2018 Vinton Moose Family Center #1121 October 13, 2018
2018 International Moose Legion Ritual Competition and Conference Oklahoma City, Oklahoma November 9th - 11th, 2018
Winter Celebration / Conferral - 2019 Bassett Moose Lodge #383 January 12, 2019
2019 VMA State Mid-Year Conference Sheraton - Norfolk VA January 17th - 19th, 2019
Annual Celebration / Conferral & Picnic - 2019 Bedford Moose Lodge #1897 April 13, 2019
Celebration / Conferral & Ritual Drawdown - 2019 location to be announced July 20, 2019
2019 VMA State Convention Sheraton - Roanoke VA. August 22nd - 24th, 2019


The Blue Ridge Moose Legion #82 makes several documents and reports available to it's membership to aide and assist each Lodge Moose Legion Committee in membership growth and fundraising efforts.  The list of documents below are updated throughout the year.  Check back often for the latest reports and standings.

For more information please contact the Legion Secretary Robbie Robertson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 " 2017-2018 Endowment Fund Report "  November 2017     (posted December 14, 2017)

 " Lodge Membership Count - 2017-2018 Retention Standings (November 30, 2017)

 " Moose Legion Membership percentage to Lodge Membership (20% is the goal) (December 7, 2017)


 " International Moose Legion Fund Raising Projects for Fiscal Year 2017-2018(posted June 19, 2017)

 " 11th Annual Special Olympics Golf Tournament Sponsorship Form(posted May 29, 2017)

 " 11th Annual Special Olympics Golf Tournament Team Registration Form(posted May 29, 2017)


Download and view/print  " The Blue Ridge News" .....the latest newsletter from Blue Ridge Moose Legion 82
 " The Blue Ridge News "  July 2017                                     Click here to view past newsletters   


EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Please Cease Special Olympics Donations to Moose Charities

For the past nine years, you have generously sent donations in to Moose Charities to sponsor the annual national Special Olympics softball event. However, Moose leadership recently announced our desire to modify the way in which we support Special Olympics – shifting our support away from the national softball tournament, and focusing exclusively on increasing our volunteerism at local Special Olympics events in lodge communities across the fraternity. We believe that, by doing so, we will 1) increase Moose presence in multiple lodge communities; and, 2) provide more members with the opportunity to get personally involved, and to enjoy seeing the impact of their volunteerism in their own lodge communities. Attached is a list containing contact information for all local Special Olympics programs throughout North America. We encourage you to contact your local office and ask how your members can get involved in local events, such as the local Summer Games. Efforts made in your local Special Olympics programs in the 3rd and 4th quarters will still count towards your Heart of the Community efforts and should still be entered under the Special Olympics section of the report.

Lastly, for the past nine years, you were asked to give a minimum of $25 per quarter, or $100 total per fiscal year, for the annual Special Olympics softball event. We now ask that you please cease earmarking these donations for Special Olympics. Instead, we suggest that you take the same amount and apply it towards Mooseheart/Moosehaven each quarter. By doing this, we can ensure that our children at Mooseheart, and our seniors at Moosehaven, receive even more support than we have given in the past.


Moose Legion #199 Meeting Schedule
Date Location/Info
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Hampton Moose #1514
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Portsmouth Lodge #898
Saturday, October 07, 2017 100 Year Gala at the Warwick Lodge #1711 *
Saturday, December 9, 2017 Newport News Lodge #1119
Saturday, February 10, 2018 Aragona Lodge #1198 (No lunch. no conferral 10:00am)
Saturday, February 15 - 17, 2018 Winter Celebration with Guest speaker Scott Hart **
Holiday Inn, Virginia Beach
Click to Download and Print the Winter Celebration Housing Reservation Form
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Warwick Moose Lodge #1711

Officers Meeting is at 10:00 am, Orientation is at 11:15 am, and General Membership meeting follows.

* We have Redskins vs Cowboys Football Game Raffle tickets to help with the expenses of our 100th Anniversary Gala; it includes 2 upgraded Game tickets at FedEx field on October 29, 2017, Bus transportation from Norfolk and Newport News, and a double occupancy room at the Hyatt hotel in Crystal City, all for just $5 per ticket. Need not be present to win or ride the bus. The drawing will be on October 7, 2017 at the Gala, winner will be notified immediately after the drawing. Call Gary Jacobs at 757-478-4558 for tickets or questions.

** We will be having a very special VIP at our Winter Celebration February 15-17, 2017; the Director General Scott Hart will be here helping us celebrate our 100th Year Anniversary. Please plan to attend. You can contact Ike Burlingame (Housing Chairman) for your reservations at 757-879-7615.

It is with great sadness that we must announce our Defending Circle has been broken . Pilgrim of the Order Bobby Gallagher went to be with his maker November 3, 2017.

Pilgrim Bobby Gallagher, 95, passed away November 3, 2017. Born in East Liverpool, OH, and Resided in Virginia Beach, Virginia he was the son of the late Frank and Elva Gallagher.

He was a retired Chief Engineman from the U. S. Navy. Bobby was also a Lifetime member of the Moose Aragona Village Lodge #1198 and the VFW Post #392.

Bobby was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Helen Agnes Gallagher. Left to cherish his memory is his niece, Kathy Bowie and her husband, Brian.

Service Arrangements:  The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 3600 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA in the Lynnhaven Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Moose Service of Tribute Ritual will be held at 7 P.M. the same night at the funeral home
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church located at 712 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach, Va.
Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the V.F.W. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Click Here to view obituary and sign guest book as posted by Holloman-Brown Funeral Home.

It is with great sadness that we must announce our Defending Circle has been broken today.   Pilgrim of the Order Steve Sawyer went to be with his maker this morning October 15, 2017.   A member of the Sandston Moose Lodge #1937, Steve received his Pilgrim Degree in 2005.

Service Arrangements:

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday October 18th, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home 16409 Court Street Amelia, VA 23002

Funeral Service is scheduled for Thursday October 19th, 2017, 11:00am at his Thursday at 11:00am Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home 16409 Court Street Amelia, VA 23002

Click Here to view obituary and sign guest book as posted by Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home.

Shenandoah Valley Moose Legion 47 Schedule of Events 2017-2018
Event Location/Info
Fall Mini Celebration - Nascar Theme Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Verona Moose Family Center #2172
 Mini Celebration Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Stevens City Moose Lodge #2483
Winter Celebration February 23rd - 25th, 2018
Luray Moose Lodge #1413
Spring Celebration April 2018,
open and to be announced
Summer Celebration September 2018
open and to be announced

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