One of our biggest, if not the biggest, charitable endeavors is Mooseheart. MOOSEHEART is a residential childcare facility, located on a 1,000-acre campus 38 miles west of Chicago. The Child City is a home for children and teens in need, from infancy through high school. The school was founded in July 1913.Read More
Congratulations to this year’s class of honored Pilgrims! Ceremonies are already being planned for around the state. To all honored Lodges and new Pilgrims, congratulations again!
The Virginia Moose has a deep and rich history within the Moose fraternity. We were founded in 1936 and have volunteered and donated within our communities ever since. To read more click the button below!Read More
Camp Ross is recreational facility for the kids at Mooseheart. It is a place where the kids get to get away from the grind of school and learning and get back to the land. There is no internet, no television, and lots of trees. This is a time to enjoy nature on a 150 acre facility. Camp Ross is just a hour’s drive west from Mooseheart. Camp Ross continues to be made possible by the donations and hard work of our Moose Legion members.Go For a Video Visit
Congratulations to this year’s class of honored Fellowship recipients! We look to you as part of the great future of our fraternity.
On Thanksgiving Day men of Salem Moose Family Center 2573 and women of Salem Chapter 2232 served dinner to 90 veterans at the Salem Veterans Administration Medical Center. These veterans included patients who were wheelchair bound, or suffering from PTSD and other physciatric problems associated with their service to our country. There were many of our members who could not attend but helped by preparing or donating food. All of the food served was donated by the Salem members or Salem Lodge 2573. Those members who brought, cooked, or donated dishes were William and Cathy Bell, Louise and Harry Rhodes, Wendy and Jay Frye, Gunther and Lisa Gass, Bette Mullikin, Brandi Dooley, Christina Wilhelm, Susan Wilhelm, Daryl Thompson, Karen Keesee, Sherri Harlow, Braden and Brenda, and others.
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Tuesday evening, November 15, 2016, the Hampton Moose Lodge’s members reached out to the ABLE US organization through a Thanksgiving bash for thirty of ABLE’s disabled adults. The lodge had a beautifully carved turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, yams, and more for all that attended. Entertainment was provided by brother Tom White who hosted the music, games and prizes for this fun event. It was a wonderful day for everyone that attended. The lodge would like to thank Tom White, Gary Adams, Rose Earhart, Penny Mantis and Ed Frankiewicz (administrator) for all their help!
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Chesapeake Virginia, South Norfolk Loyal Order of Moose #464 and Women of the Moose Chapter #947, had an open Star Recorder Committee Chapter meeting on Wednesday, September 7th 2016 at 7:00 pm with special guests in attendance. Dr. Shawnia Smiley, principal from Norfolk Highlands Primary school and Luke Marcum and Rebekah Jones from Law Enforcement United were in attendance for presentations to be made this night. There was lots of excitement in the room this night.
The first presentation was made by Senior Regent Linda Sharp to Dr. Shawna Smiley with lodge donated school supplies for the children at the Norfolk Highlands Primary school. Dr. Smiley Norfolk Highlands Principal was very gracious in thanking the lodge for its continued support in the community and of her primary school. Next up was Luke Marcum from Law Enforcement United (LEU), where he gave an impassioned speech on the goals and purpose of the Law Enforcement United program. At the end of his speech he presented our Past Senior Regent Rena Creff and Past Governor Bobby Smith both awards of recognition of their sponsorship for the 2016 Road to Hope Bicycle Ride where their contributions touched many lives. It was its seventh year; the ride has brought honor and awareness to fallen law enforcement officers. The ride was to raise money for charities that support those officers’ families.
The night ended with Senior Regent, Linda Sharp, presenting certificates of dedication to Rebekah Jones and Luke Marcum. We would like to thank all the members that attended this night. It was a fun and big night for our lodge. Without members like you, we would not be able to do the work we do! Thank you for your continued membership. Click on photos for larger images.
Fairfax City, On September 24, 2016, the Centreville Moose Lodge, donated another batch of Tommy Moose to the Fairfax County Oakton Fire Department 434. Tommy Moose® is a friendly, playful, cuddly moose doll whose sole purpose is to bring comfort to children in times of stress, uncertainty, or anxiety. He personifies one of the cornerstone tenants of the Loyal Order of Moose: caring for children.
Tommy originated as a Moose community service project in Connecticut and soon spread throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Since 2002, more than 100,000 Tommy Moose plush dolls have been donated to shelters, hospitals, and emergency workers, who in turn deliver them to children in need of some comfort when facing some of life’s biggest challenges.
So, it is with pride that our Governor Mike McKenna and Senior Regent Nancy Petty of the Centreville Moose in cooperation with all its members, donated two dozen Tommy Moose plush dolls to the Oakton 434 Fire Department. It feels good to donate these Tommy Moose’s for such a good cause.
District #2 President Ron Kitchen presents a check to Scout Master Bill Stinebac a check form the Warwick Moose Family Center. This check along with others in the District will go towards the bus trip to the Franconia Moose Lodge. Scout Troop 140 is the largest special needs troop in the country. The Moose Lodge has been sponsoring this event for 42 years. I truly appreciate all you do for these Scouts. This is the Moose in action. A job well done by all involved. Proud to be a Moose.
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Lancaster, VA – In meetings with members of the Lancaster Loyal Order of Moose #2527 in August, the lodge voted to donate funds to purchase a life saving ballistic vest for deputies of the Lancaster Sheriff's Office. It was discussed in the meeting that deputies that transport and transfer prisoners did not have ballistic vests for protection. After some discussions, the lodge voted to donate the funds to purchase a vest. During that same meeting Tim and Karen Ray of TK's Siding and Seamless Gutter, LLC, offered to purchase two other vests to go with the lodge's donation. Tim (board officer) and Karen are both members of the Lancaster Moose Lodge. The donation of three ballistic vests were made to Sheriff Patrick McCranie on August 30, 2016 at the lodge.