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From the Territory Manager/FBMA Liaison
Jerry Monk Regional Manager

“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.


From the President
FBMA President

We came back from our Mid-Year with a bunch of reports and information to put to work.

I was so impressed with the number of new attendees that stood up (the future of the Fraternity looks pretty good). Some of you had a hand in talking these folks into taking their time to listen and learn to hopefully see how they might better serve, PLEASE continue To mentor. Our new Lodge year is starting (yeah we know) you’ve accomplished a lot in the 2015/2016 Lodge Year now I need to ask you “LETS DO IT AGAIN” each year we set our sights just a little higher but “dang” doesn’t it feel good when you make it. We have so much to be proud of when we hit St. Louis, and you know we are gonna make some noise. (bring your bells)

They want us to “RAISE THE ROOF”....(Florida)... “again” will show’em how it’s done. It takes a lot for the “BIG GREEN MACHINE” that we call the F.B.M.A. Not only to run, But to be successful, and that is accomplished by every member in every Lodge, Chapter, Moose Legion, the Districts, T.M.s, Committee Chairmen, and Officers at every level. You work hard for your own entities to be successful and that in turn makes the Fraternity successful, and the proof is in the “puddin” we/you will being going to St. Louis International Conference with our head held high. Once again Florida will show An increase in Membership, there are several people to personally thank, but the biggest thank you goes to you folks who work the programs every day. Wouldn’t be great

If just maybe perhaps we found ourselves as the #1 Association (like we should be) People will ask where you from “ I’m from Florida we're # 1 “ because Our members “Did Their Very Best In Every Situation”

Fred Van Nostrand
President, FBMA

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