From the Territory Manager/FBMA Liaison

Jerry Monk Regional Manager

MOOSE- HONORING COMMUNITY HEROES

It is hard to believe that we are already headed into the winter months. Let me wish all a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year. Please be safe during this time and if you have a bit too much libation, call a cab, uber or a friend.

I also want to let those who were affected by Hurricane Irma that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

I want to give a special thanks to Larry Cundiff for covering for me while I was recuperating after my surgery. Larry did a great job filling in as the Liaison for me.

Okay, now that that is all out of the way I want to thank all who made it to the convention in September despite the storm. We had a smaller turnout but we did accomplish what is required by or laws and did have a good time while doing it. Our Official Visitors were great and brought us some very good information

As we move forward through the year we must do all we can to ensure that each of our units has a gain in active members on April 30, 2018. We must be proactive in contacting members who are about to expire and encourage them to pay their dues. We must also be contacting those members who have already expired and do all we can to get them back on the rolls as dues paying members. Remember we all took an oath to strengthen our order, this not only means sponsoring new members but helping keep the ones we have. We all have that responsibility.

As you know many of our lodges had significant damage from Irma. The Association has a fund to help lodges affected. We can’t cover all costs of repair but we will do what we can. Lodges that had damage must send written estimates for repairs, insurance coverage with deductible amount to Association Secretary Scott Cushing. The requests will then be reviewed by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will then determine how much we can do for each lodge based on the amount in the relief account. IF anyone Lodge, Chapter, Moose Legion or member wishes to donate to this fund please make your check payable to the FBMA earmarked for disaster relief and mail to Association Secretary Scott Cushing. I pray that we are not hit with anymore disasters for years to come.

Thanks for all you do and God Bless Mooseheart and Moosehaven.

Fraternally,
Jerry

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