From the Administrator;
Fraternal greetings to all my Brothers and Sisters. As I’m writing this, the Virginia State Moose Association Convention in Norfolk is fast approaching and I want to congratulate the WOTM Chapter 966 for being recognized as one of the top Chapters in the State. By the time you read this they may have been named as the number one Chapter. We will see.
I’d like to talk about membership. We know how important signing new members is to our lodge, but do you know that retention of current members is even more important. We can’t continue to lose more members each month than we sign. What I’d like to suggest to you is that you look back and try to recall all the Brothers that you have sponsored and try to contact them to ensure they continue to enjoy the benefits of Moose Membership. If you want a list of those members, just stop by the office and we will print one for you. It will contain addresses and phone numbers. It won’t take you long to contact a few people. We need your help.
We held the first formational ‘Building Committee’ meeting on 8/16/16. I apologize, but due to very little advanced notice, the turn-out was light. We will hold the second ‘formational’ meeting in October and the date will be announced at all meetings and in the Leader. The Board of Officers is not going to be the ‘Building Committee’. All Members and Co-workers are invited to participate in this project. If you are interested, keep an eye out for meeting date announcement.
I’d like to thank all the Bingo volunteers for their hard, dedicated work to produce income for our lodge. You know everyone says bingo pays the bills and to some extent it does, but what is more important is that it provides the thousands of dollars that we donate to our core projects (Moose Heart & Moose Haven) and all of the other charities that we help. The first quarter of 2016 we donated over $18,000.00, 2nd quarter almost $18,00.00 and this quarter we have already given over $11,000.00. Here are some of the Charities we support in addition to Moose Heart and Moose Haven;
Massey Cancer Center, Virginia House, Camp Ross, Special Olympics, VA Senior Games, Safe Surfin,
Southeast VA Food Bank, The H.E.R. Shelter, The Salvation Army, the American Diabetes Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the YMCA, Vets House-VA Beach, Phoenix– a New Beginning, Union Mission, Oasis Ministries, Bra-Ha-Ha, the National D-Day Foundation and of course our Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts & Cub Scouts.
So, it’s important work, volunteering at Bingo!!!
‘Til next month, I am Fraternally yours, Bob Knight