The Moose fraternity supports Moosehaven through our yearly dues and donations of support. Moosehaven is a senior retirement community situated on a wide expanse of the St. Johns River in northeast Florida, the 72-acre campus has been home to members of the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose since 1922. As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, Moosehaven offers independent living for seniors 65 years of age and older, and promotes an active lifestyle on a campus full of amenities and services.Read More
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
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!
Congratulations to this year’s class of honored Fellowship recipients! We look to you as part of the great future of our fraternity.
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
Frances, mother of four, is preparing for another major surgery; esophagectomy surgery, her second one after more than 38 years of hospitalizations and invasive procedures. At the age of 18 months Frances ingested a lye based substance and suffered severe chemical burns in her esophagus. This led to a feeding tube and weekly procedures at Children's Hospital to stretch out the burned tissue in her esophagus. After 38 years, she continues to need surgeries to correct her issues.
In May 2017, it was brought to the attention of Suffolk Moose Lodge, the fight that Frances Knaack-Day was enduring. Seeing the need, the Suffolk Moose Lodge decided to donate to her cause. In the picture, Frances Knaack-Day stands beside Suffolk Moose Lodge #141 member Michael Ahmes, Lodge Governor Clay McGinley, Lodge Administrator Jesse Byrum, Women of the Moose Chapter 1315 Senior Regent Synde Terry and member Jeanette Ahmes. Knaack-Day is holding two checks, one from the Loyal Order of Moose #141 for $2,000.00 and the other from the Women of the Moose Chapter #1315 for $500.00. The Suffolk Moose Lodge continues to be a beacon of support and service within their community.
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Chris and Heather Strack are joining their church, Journey Christian Church, on a mission trip to Lighthouse Retreat in Destin, FL. At Lighthouse families battling childhood cancer are able to take a week off and reconnect the family unit. Chris and Heather will serve the families all week by cleaning their rooms, playing with the kids (can you say beach time!), getting to know the family, praying with them and for them, serving their meals, and the list goes on and on. One of the biggest ways we serve the families is through financial donations. The families accepted to go to Lighthouse Retreat don't pay a penny! That is where the Hopewell Moose Lodge come in! The lodge donated $750 to assist in their journey. The total cost is $5000.00 to send a family battling childhood cancer on this awesome retreat. The lodge offered to assist Chris and Heather with their travel but in true Moose tradition the couple feels it is their calling to burden the cost and vacation to provide relief for those in need. If you would like more information about Lighthouse Family Retreat go to lighthousefamilyretreat.org. and checkout the website! -- Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12
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The Hopewell Moose Lodge hosted our first ever "Kid's Karaoke Contest", on April 8th, 2017. As our Lodge continues to look for innovative ways to incorporate children and families; Dawn Ozmore, our Jr. Graduate Regent, suggested a kid's karaoke contest. During the planning phase, we decided "why limit contestants to just the Hopewell Moose Lodge?" Since we are ALL MOOSE, regardless of our lodge affiliation, let's ask other lodges to participate! The response was amazing. Four different lodges made the trip to participate. What an amazing group of talent! These kids sung their heart out and provided an early evening of "FAMILY" entertainment. Taylor Carter, brother of one of the contestants, said, "I thought it was just a bar. I had no idea these are the types of activities that go on behind these walls." That evening he signed up to be a Moose. The lodge looks forward to hosting another such event in the fall.
Special thanks to our judges: Sheryl Taylor Ross, Ryan Jackson, Sherry Taylor & Emily Guthrie. To our lodge staff & volunteers, DJ/Karaoke host Richard Nunnally, and most importantly- to all the parents, grandparents, family & friends that made this possible.
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On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the brothers and co-workers of the South Norfolk Moose Lodge #464 in association with the Portsmouth Fraternal Order of Police donated new and reconditioned bikes to the Virginia Portsmouth sheriff’s department. Accepting was Portsmouth's Sheriff Billy Watson.
The South Norfolk Moose Lodge has been working with the Portsmouth Fraternal Order of Police for many years to donate bicycles for deserving children in the Portsmouth community. Knowing that these bicycles are going to children in need makes the work that much easier to do. We would like to thank Portsmouth’s FOP President Sgt. Jim Swan, Portsmouth’s Sheriff Billy Watson, So. Norfolk #464 Heart of the Community Chairman Tommy Futhrell, So. Norfolk #464/FOP Board Member Rick Williams, So. Norfolk #464 Administrator Steve Crawford and So. Norfolk #464 Governor Richard Privott. Keep up the great work!
Brother Brian Carpenter, Junior Governor, presented a check from the Hopewell Moose Lodge to the Children’s Hospital Foundation on 21 February in the amount of $2,000. At the Lodge Halloween Dance in October, the LOOM and WOTM committed to donate the funds raised to the Children's Hospital in the spirit of supporting Kids in need. In the past Brian Carpenter partnered with Survivors 4U to donate three iPads to the ASK Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU so we jumped at the opportunity to help out again.
WE ARE MOOSE PROUD.
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On December 10, 2016, Santa took time out of his busy schedule to visit the children at the Franconia Moose Family Center. A huge shout out and thank you to all the elves whom helped make this such a wonderful event. From donations of prizes, breakfast and picking up baked goods. We thank all the extra hands we had in setting up and assisting the children through all the events.
The children truly enjoyed a wonderful breakfast of pancakes and sausage follow by some card making, decorating gingerbread people and snowman craft. After playing a few games the children began singing carols to help Santa in locating the Lodge. Low and behold all eyes were twinkling when Santa arrived with a big bag of delightful gifts to start the holiday for our great children at the Franconia Moose! Ho ho ho! Click on photo for larger image.
On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, the Williamsburg Chapter #1755 donated a check of $1000.00 to the Arc of Greater Williamsburg Day Support group for adults with developmental disabilities. This program provides continuing education, life skills training, recreational opportunities, pre-vocational training, and community service opportunities for the adults. This also allows a respite for care givers three days a week. This program is excited to offer this to the disabled in the Williamsburg area.
The money for this donation was raised from the Women of the Moose's Chapter #1755 golf tournament held earlier this year. Executive Director Pam McGregor, Teacher Lisa Steele and assistants Carol and Virginia were included at the presentation along with program participants Patrick, Alexis, Chloe, James, and Nancy. The chairperson for the event was Denise Johnson, assistants Shelly Bishop and Jim Johnson, along with Patti Sanford.