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Brothers,

We are inching closer to that magical 100%.  We had 81 lodges reporting this period for 94.18%.  Please thank all of the Lodges who got their report in on time, and congratulations to Districts 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, and 13.

Please contact the following Lodges and find out why they did not get their money in on time!

  • District 1: Aragona 1198 (Last report 5/16/17)
  • District 5: Leesburg 1041 (no report this year)
  • District 6: Rockingham Co 2713 (Last report 5/16/17); Staunton 1635 (Last report 5/30/17)
  • District 9: Caroline Co 2610 (Last report 5/23/17)

Thank you for all that you do and keep up the good work as we try to achieve that magic number 100% reporting!

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.

 " 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)

 " 2017-2018 Endowment Fund Report "  June 2017     (posted June 19, 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   



 " Moose Legion Membership percentage to Lodge Membership (25% is the goal) (June 15, 2017)

 " Lodge Membership Count - 2016-2017 Retention Standings (April 30, 2017)

 " Lodge Membership Count - 2017-2018 Retention Standings (June 15, 2017)

 

 

Blue Ridge Moose Legion #82 Events Schedule
Event Location/Info Date
Celebration & Drawdown - 2017 Lynchburg Moose Lodge #715 July 8, 2017
11th Annual Special Olympics Golf Tournament Sponsored by Blue Ridge Moose Legion #82 Ivy Hill Golf Club - Forest Virginia August 12, 2017, 8:30 AM Shotgun Start
Fall Conferral - 2017 Bedford Moose Lodge #1897 October 14, 2017
Winter Conferral - 2018 Brookneal Moose Lodge #1507 January 13, 2018
Annual Conferral & Picnic - 2018 Lynchburg-South Moose Family Center #1727 April 14, 2018
Celebration & Drawdown - 2018 Lynchburg Moose Lodge #715 July 21, 2018
12th Annual Special Olympics Golf Tournament Sponsored by Blue Ridge Moose Legion #82 Ivy Hill Golf Club - Forest Virginia August 11, 2018, 8:30 AM Shotgun Start
Fall Conferral - 2018 Vinton Moose Family Center #1121 October 13, 2018
Winter Conferral - 2019 TBA January 12, 2019
Annual Conferral & Picnic - 2019 Bedford Moose Lodge #1897 April 13, 2019
Celebration & Drawdown - 2019 TBA July 20, 2019

 

 

Black Diamond Moose Legion #122 Schedule of Events
Event Location/Info
Conferral January 28th, 2017
Wytheville Lodge #394 - 11:00am
Conferral April 22nd, 2017
Wytheville Lodge #394 - 11:00am
Conferral July 22nd, 2017
Wytheville Lodge #394 - 11:00am
July 8th, 2017
Tazewell Lodge #198 - 11:00am
Conferral October 21st, 2017
Wytheville Lodge #394 - 11:00am

 

 

The Moose has different districts all over the state of Virginia. These districts help in the everyday running and distribution of great ideas for our fraternity. We invite all members that wish to contribute more to our fraternity to attend our next district meeting! Below you will find information on District 12 meetings. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

District #12 Meeting Schedule
Date Location/Info
Saturday, October 8th, 2016 Galax Lodge
Saturday, January 7th, 2017 Montgomery County Lodge
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 Floyd Lodge
Saturday, July 8th, 2017
     rescheduled to Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Pulaski Lodge

All officers meetings start at 9:30 am with the General membership meeting starting at 10:00 am.

 

The Supreme Council has extended the Lodge Grant program one additional year in order to assist more lodges throughout the Fraternity.  Application dates for the 2017-18 Lodge Grant Program will begin on July 5th, 2017 and close on August 9th, 2017.  This year, the projected time frame for the next $1,000,000 grant award announcements is early September.

Please read the following information in order to improve your lodge’s chances for securing a Supreme Council Lodge Grant:

1. Attendance at the 2017 International Moose Convention is still required.  Lodges can begin applying on July 5th, with the final date for submitting an application being the close of business on August 9th.  No extensions will be granted.  The process will be the same as last year, with access to the application appearing within the Moose Admin section on the website starting July 5th.

2. All lodges will have access to the application; however, those lodges not represented at the 2017 International Moose Convention in Tampa will be eliminated following the meeting.  At least one representative from the lodge needs to be scanned into a meeting of the Order to qualify.

3. Grants will be dispersed in quantities between $500 and $25,000.

4. Funds are to be used to repair, replace or upgrade current equipment and facilities which will make the Lodge more appealing/functional to current and future members.  (i.e. – replacement of a water heater; roof repairs; new seating for the social quarters; replacement of worn carpeting; new signage; installation of a POS system; parking lot repair, etc.)  Funds will not be granted to pay taxes, loans, past bills, or other financial obligations of the Lodge.  Repairs and upgrades cannot be retroactive.

5. These are not loans – there is no monetary payback required.  The Lodge will be required to sign a statement if a grant is awarded, however, pledging to become more Fraternal by following the tenets set forth by Moose International regarding Lodge activities, fraternal giving and Heart of the Community activities.

6. Whenever possible, always submit specific bids for each of the projects listed on your application.  Attach the bid to your proposal if possible, but if you cannot, you must still list specific costs within the application.  If selected, you will be required to supply the bid upon which the application was based.   It is highly unlikely that you will be funded if you submit estimated costs with no justification.

7. Have some skin in the game. Very few lodges will receive the capped amount of $25,000 as the Supreme Council seeks to help as many lodges as possible throughout the fraternity.  If you do submit a request for $25,000, or for any amount for that matter, please note how your lodge has – or is going to – contribute to the project either financially or through volunteer labor.  If your project costs exceed the $25,000 cap, you are more likely to be considered if you indicate whether partial funding of the project through a grant will allow you to move forward, with additional funding coming from the lodge or other sources.

8. If you list several projects on your application, always identify specific costs for each project and the order of importance to which you attribute each project on your list.  Many of the awards during the last two years were for one or more specific projects listed within a single grant request.

9. NEW in 2017 – If the General Law proposal that eliminates smoking in all Moose lodges passes, funds requested for providing an outdoor smoking structure may be considered in those areas where state or provincial laws still allow smoking in lodges.  Applications must be very specific in what they are requesting to build and lodges should be willing to absorb part of the cost of the project, if necessary.

10. Size of the lodge makes little difference as long as you can show that you operate as a true fraternal unit.  Grants have been approved for lodges ranging from 50 members to 2,000 members, but not for any that currently operate as little more than a bar.

11. Your fraternal record is taken into account when considering grants, including membership trends; contributions through Moose Charities; MI accounts receivable trends; Heart of the Community activity, etc.

12. Applications will be reviewed by the Territory Manager, the Regional Manager, Moose International staff, and the Supreme Council.  Applications may be denied at any time during this process based on the request of the field staff or fraternal history of the Lodge.

13. Make sure your Territory Manager or Regional Manager thoroughly understands the projects for which you are requesting funds and how completion of the projects will enhance the lodge.

14. All proceeds granted by the Supreme Council will be forwarded directly to the vendor.  The lodge must approve the work that was done and forward the invoice to Moose International.  Moose International will also pay deposits on projects when requests for payment are submitted with a proper proposal/quote.

15. A follow-up report, including before and after photographs, is required for all projects.

16. Finally, don’t wait until the last minute to submit your application.  While it has no bearing on whether you are approved for a grant or not, issues in regards to completing the application caused much distress among those who waited.

Questions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the membership department; Phone – 630-966-2228.

We are very excited to roll out the next aspect of our new Moose Valued Veterans program, the "Valued Veteran Of The Year" honor (V.V.O.Y.). This special honor is to be bestowed upon just one exceptional Valued Veteran in each lodge and its affiliated Chapter, each fiscal year. Criteria will focus heavily on how much effort this Valued Veteran has put into both local and fraternity-wide Moose community service initiatives. The "Valued Veteran of The Year" should be the ultimate example of a Moose member who has continued their service to humanity beyond their military efforts, by serving the community through the Moose – hence the program’s motto, "Moose Members Serving Then... and NOW!"

Key V.V.O.Y. Points:

  • Any active member in good standing of a lodge, and/or its affiliated chapter, can submit nominations to the presenting lodge who will facilitate the vote;
  • Members should consider a Valued Veterans’ efforts made in the prior fiscal year;
  • Nominations should begin May 1st and should be completed no later than 7/31/17, when a designated official of the lodge will prepare a ballot and initiate a vote among members of a special Voting Committee (comprised of lodge and chapter Officers and community service committees);
  • The vote should occur no later 8/31/17;
  • Results will be due to Moose International by 9/1/17(instructions for that process will follow soon);
  • Moose International will send special V.V.O.Y. certificates to each submitting lodge to be presented to their lodge/chapter’s Valued Veteran Of The Year at their November 2017 Fall Recognition ceremony.

These instructions, and other important information about this process, can be found within the three attached documents:

  1. The V.V.O.Y Overview;
  2. The V.V.O.Y. Nomination Form (and instructions);
  3. The V.V.O.Y. Ballot Preparation & Voting Instructions.

Thank you, in advance, for doing your part to extend this special recognition to one very special Valued Veteran. Your extra efforts will not only bring recognition to your deserving Valued Veteran of The Year, but will also serve as a reminder to everyone involved of our fraternal commitment to community service.

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Virginia LOOM Membership

The Virginia Moose Association's Loyal Order of Moose yearly new membership quota for 2017 -2018 is set at 5056!
Members 5056
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Members 1057
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21%
Updated
7/18/2017
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Upcoming Events

23Jul
07/23/2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
District 7 Meeting at Lexington Moose
27Jul
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29Jul
07/29/2017 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
District #8 Meeting at South Hill
12Aug
08/12/2017 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Blue Ridge Legion - 11 Annual Golf Tournament
16Aug
08/16/2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ODML Meeting at Colonial Heights
24Aug
08/24/2017
VMA Convention