“Moose – Build Our Foundation.”
We have just finished our Mid Year and what a great time it was. Our two Official Visitors were great and we all had fun. If you missed it I’m sorry and hope you will make the convention in September.
Congratulations to Everett Goodwin and Angie Clark for being selected as the Lifetime Achievement Award winners for Florida. Congratulation to South Florida Moose Legion Ritual team for its first place finish in the competition. For the first time I can remembers the team had a clean sweep. Every member placed first in their individual parts.
During the time we were there we lost one of our most valued members. Past Supreme Governor Robert “Bob” Bullock passed away on Friday April 15th. Bob will be truly missed at our meetings. He was a true fraternalist and a great leader in our fraternity.
As I am writing this prior to the end of April I am confident that we will have a gain in active members in the Lodges, Chapters and Moose Legions. All I can say is if we don’t it won’t be for a lack of trying. I know the many of our units have worked diligently to do so and big thanks goes out to all that have helped.
As we prepare for the Moose International Convention in St. Louis just a reminder to bring your bells and make some noise whenever you here a Lodge, Chapter, Moose Legion, Member or the Association named for anything. Make sure you find a seat Front Left (FL) as you are facing the stage. We want to make sure the folks back here in Florida that can’t make it to St. Louis hear us loud and clear.
As we wind up the Build Our Foundation campaign and begin the Raise The Roof campaign we must be sure that every unit has a plan in place to ensure growth during the 2016-2017 year. Every unit must have a local campaign and must recognize your sponsors. The awards for sponsoring a new or former member do not have to be expensive. A simple award such as a free drink or a free meal will help promote sponsorship. The sponsor should also be recognized in the newsletter, on the web page on Facebook and at meetings and events at the lodge.
Thank you for all you do for our children, seniors, your Lodge, Chapter and Moose Legion and your fraternity.