moose april 2009 by leader6


									                                   LODGE & CHAPTER OFFICERS
                       LOOM OFFICERS
                                                                                  WOTM OFFICERS

Governor            Mark Gibson
Jr. Governor        Al Casale
                                                                Sr. Regent        Marian VanDusen
Prelate             Allen Wisniewski                            Jr. Grad Regent   Colleen Hrzenak
Treasurer           Dennis Hrzenak                              Jr. Regent        Trudy Casale
Administrator       Jim McEwen                                  Chaplain          Robin Sabatine
Jr. Past Governor   Dale Cobane                                 Sec/Treas.        Penny Skrentny
1 Year Trustee      Pat Castanso                                Recorder          Patricia Roonan
2 Year Trustee      Dean Hall
3 Year Trustee      Joseph Anastasi, Jr.

                                             Moose Lodge 1899 & Chapter 1020
                                                   9171 College Parkway
                                               Fort Myers, FL 33919-4816

                                                Lodge Phone 239-415-7342
                                                Office Phone 239-415-7332


                                                Mooseletter 6th Year, Issue #11
                            Published monthly by Ft Myers Moose Lodge 1899 & WOTM Chapter 1020

                                                 April 2009
                                           Fort Myers, Florida 1899
                                            THE MOOSE PRESS

      PERMIT NO. 248
     FORT MYERS, FL                                              FORT MYERS, FLORIDA 33919-4816
    U.S. POSTAGE PAID                                            9171 COLLEGE PARKWAY
     NONPROFIT ORG                                               LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE, LODGE 1899
From The Desk Of The Governor…
                                                                                                   Member Input
If April showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring? As all Moose              ***MOOSE STIMULOUS INFORMATION***
members know, the answer is Pilgrims. Just a little Moose humor, I hope.
Greetings to all of our fraternal brotherhood. April is here, and that means
it is election time. Elections bring new officers, new ideas, new enthusiasm,                   From March 1st to April 30th, 2009
new energy, and renewed spirit to our lodges and chapters. Here at 1899,           There will be no application fee for both LOOM & WOTM new
our election is on Tuesday, April 14th from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm. Please
come in, meet the candidates, talk to them about your ideas and concerns.
                                                                                   members! That’s right you can join up your friends, family &
Most of them spend some time in the lodge on a daily basis and will be only              neighbors for only the price of the yearly dues!
too happy to oblige . All members in good – standing whose dues are cur-                            LOOM - $50 & WOTM - $30
rent are encouraged to vote.
                                                                                              What a great break for new members!!!!
 Our recent membership drive was a terrific success, allowing us to surpass                          Please spread the word!!!!
our quota of 102 new members for the year. Great job and kudos go out to
all of us at 1899 for this accomplishment. Speaking of membership, Moose
International has informed us that there are a lot of incorrect addresses
and/or telephone numbers on our roles. If you have recently moved or
changed phone numbers, or if you have not been getting your renewal no-
tices, Please call the lodge at 239-415-7342 and ask for Mark or Jimmy,           April 1, 15 & 24th - 4 to 8 p.m. - Betsy McNeil will take all dues
and we will correct this for you.
                                                                                     and pay them online for LOOM & WOTM Members and print
                                                                                  your receipt on the spot! A special thank you to Betsy for taking
April 16-19 brings our Mid-Year Conference in Tampa. Those of us that are
                                                                                   her time to do this for all of us who don’t get online and would
attending will spread the word that Lodge 1899 is THE BOMB. We expect
to learn some, network some, eat some, entertain some, drink a little, in           rather not mail a check or can’t find the coupon to do it with!
general : Moose Stimulation. More to follow upon return.                                                  Thank you Betsy!!!

While our snowbird season is winding down, and many of our Northern                                        Coming in May
friends are preparing to return home, I would like to take this opportunity
to thank them for making us a part of their life while here in Florida. This is
                                                                                                       May 2, 2009 by WOTM
what makes Moose so very special. So many differences, yet one common
thread binds all of us. Ain’t it great ?
                                                                                                      Kentucky Derby Party!
Fraternally yours,                                                                                        Chili Cook Off
Mark Gibson- Governor                                                                                     Hat Contests
                                                                                                   Horse Races and much more!

                                                                                   Ladies & Gents get out your best hats & chili recipes and win!
 LODGE’S UPCOMING EVENTS AND NEWS!                               From The Office Of The Sr. Regent…
                                                                 Dear Co-Workers:
                         April’s Events
                                                                 Our special thanks to Betsy McNeil, Larry Null and all the volun-
                                                                 teers that worked so hard to make St. Patty’s Day a huge success again
               2009 Governor/Senior Regent Ball                  this year!
      Saturday, April 4, 2009 - Dinner Seating at 6:30 p.m.
       (Presented by Chef Dave from Whiskey Creek CC)            As you know our Chapter elections were held last month and I want to con-
                                                                 gratulate all the new officers for 2009/2010, and they are as follows:
       Tickets are presale only for $15 each and include:

   White Asparagus & Tomato Salad with Chef Dave’s Dressing                           Robin Sabatine, Senior Regent
           Chose your entrée at time of ticket purchase                              Marian Van Dusen, Jr. Grad. Regent
                         Prime Rib Au Jus                                                Penny Skrentny, Jr. Regent
                                Or                                                        Anita Milisich , Chaplain
              Bronze Salmon with Dill Cream Sauce                                        Colleen Hrzenak, Recorder
   Also included, twice baked potato, vegetable melody, & roll                          Patti Roonan, Sec/Treasurer
            Dessert: Bread pudding w/bourbon sauce
                                                                 Congratulations to each of you again, and I know that you will do an excel-
      Tickets are presales only and must be purchased by
                                                                 lent job beginning May 1st! Please be sure to lend your support to each of
                April 1st, 2009 - NO EXCEPTIONS                  them so that our Chapter has a successful year. The Joint Installation Cere-
              Dress is semi formal attire requested              mony will be held on Sunday, April 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Lodge.

                                                                 On April 1, 15 and 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Betsy McNeil will be in
                                                                 the Lodge to accept anyone’s dues payments who does not wish to get
                       April 14th                                online or mail a check to pay your dues. She will have the computer there
           LOOM Elections - Noon to 7:00 p.m.                    to make the payments and print your receipts. Betsy will be taking dues for
                                                                 both LOOM & WOTM members. Our special thanks to Betsy for taking time
              General Meeting - 7:00 p.m.
                                                                 to do this for us all.
                     Jr. Governor:                               In closing, I want to thank all of you for making my year as Senior Regent a
Bob Skrentny (Sponge Bob) or Dennis Brough (Chef Dene’)          great one! As you know, there are no I’s in team and it takes all of you to
                                                                 get the job done, so again thank you for all your support and assistance
                        Prelate:                                 throughout this past year.
           Allen Wisniewski or Patrick Quinn
                    3 year Trustee:                              Please watch the bulletin board at the Lodge, and please check the website
                 John Fish or Len Jolliff                        for additional details as it gets closer to our upcoming events.
                                                                 Chapter website - .
                                                                                                       ***MOOSE STIMULOUS INFORMATION***
                   April 26th - 2:00 p.m.                        Sincerely and fraternally yours,       FROM MARCH 1ST TO APRIL 30TH, 2009
                Joint Installation of Officers                   Marian VanDusen                        THERE WILL BE NO APPLICATION FEE TO
                                                                 Senior Regent                             JOIN WOTM!!!! $30 DUES ONLY!!!
                       For 2009/2010                                                                     Now is the time to join up your friends!!!
                                           Moose 1899 - April 2009
Sun                        Mon                      Tue                                                      Thu                           Fri                         Sat

      April 1st Cut Off                                                          1                           2                              3     Dinner 5-7:45PM      4
      For Purchase of                                                                 Build a Burger Night              Bingo 1 pm                 Moose Games                Gov/SR Ball
    Governor/Senior Re-                                                                 By: Sponge Bob             Chicken Wings & Fries           5:30 –7:30PM
                                                                                                                                                                             Dinner & Dance
            gent                                                                          5— 7:30 p.m                  5—7:30 p.m.               ENTERTAINMENT
        Ball Tickets                                                                  (cut off day to pur-             Dart League                  By Sherry
                                                                                      chase your tickets)                                                                     Entertainment
5       BREAKFAST          6                         7                           8                           9                              10     Dinner 5-7:45PM      11
      8AM—11:00AM                MEXICAN BUFFET       3:00 WOTM Meeting               Build a Burger Night              Bingo 1 pm                 Moose Games               Volunteers Choice
                                      5-7:30 PM                                         By: Sponge Bob             Chicken Wings & Fries           5:30 –7:30PM                   Dinner
                                                           7:00 p.m.
      District Meeting                                                                   5— 7:30 p.m.                  5—7:30 p.m.               ENTERTAINMENT
                                                                                                                       Dart League                  By Sherry
                                                                                                                                                                        Entertainment by Rick

12      BREAKFAST          13      MEXICAN BUFFET   14                           15                          16                             17    Dinner 5-7:45PM      18
      8AM—11:00AM                   5-7:30 PM           LOOM Elections                                                  Bingo 1 pm                 Moose Games
                                                                                                                                                                             Volunteers Choice
                                                       Noon to 7:00 p.m.              Build a Burger Night
                                                                                                                   Chicken Wings & Fries           5:30 –7:30PM
                                                     General Mtg. 7:00 p.m.                                            5—7:30 p.m.               ENTERTAINMENT
                                                                                          5— 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                       Dart League                  By Sherry           Entertainment by Rick

19 BREAKFAST               20                       21                           22                          23                             24      Dinner 5-7:45PM    25
      8AM—11:00AM                MEXICAN BUFFET           WOTM Meeting             Build a Burger Night                 Bingo 1 pm                 Moose Games               Volunteers Choice
                                    5-7:30 PM
                                                            7:00 p.m.                By: Sponge Bob                Chicken Wings & Fries           5:30 –7:30PM                   Dinner
                                                                                       5— 7:30 p.m.                    5—7:30 p.m.               ENTERTAINMENT
                                                                                                                       Dart League                  By Sherry           Entertainment by Rick

26 BREAKFAST               27                       28                           29                          30
  8:00 TO 11:00 AM               MEXICAN BUFFET
                                                              7:00 P.M.               Build a Burger Night              Bingo 1 pm
                                    5-7:30 PM                                           By: Sponge Bob             Chicken Wings & Fries
 2:00 p.m. Joint Instal-                                     LOOM Mtg.
                                                                                          5— 7:30 p.m.                 5—7:30 p.m.
   lation of Officers
                                                                                                                       Dart League

                                                               April 4th                  April 14th               April 17 - 19th                  April 26th           Daily 11:00 - 2 pm
                                                             Gov/SR Ball               LOOM Elections         Florida Bermuda Moose                 2:00 p.m.             Lunch Specials by
                                                         Please See Upcoming          Noon to 7:00 p.m.              State Conf.               Joint Installation of            Tina
                                                         Events for additional        General Mtg. 7 p.m             Tampa, FL               Officers for 2009/2010     (no regular lunch St.
                                                                                                                                                                            Patty’s Day)

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