Findlay Moose Family Center #698 Pride of the Moose 1028 W. Main Cross, Findlay Ohio 45840 Business: 419-422-9662 Social: 419-423-2400 October–November 2005 Volume 6, Issue 3 Special points of interest: Lodge receives recognition • Lodge Family Picnic The Findlay Moose Family Center is In addition, the Findlay Moose Fam- brings out the fun in proud to announce the several out- ily Center received a Director everyone. standing awards for the 2004-2005 General’s Circle of Distinction • Lodge sponsors Na- Moose reporting year . Award for Moose Chari- tional Champions. ties support with over Findlay Lodge earned the • Lodge awards 33 $96000 donated. Over scholarships. Lodge Merit Award, $45,000 was also donated given only to those • Keep the faith in the to 34 other national and Moose and in Mem- lodges meeting or ex- local charities last year. bership. ceeding very exacting See a total list of chari- and audited criteria. • New newsletter format ties, on page 4. Be proud emphasizes Moose Only 33 out of 120 Ohio of your support. pride. Moose lodges received Brian and Peg with new this most coveted award. Lodge Merit Award Findlay also received a Some of the criteria are membership, newsletter Shining Star Nomination Moose Pride on time reporting, financial health, for the third year in a row, a Director inside this issue family activities, community service, General’s Top Hat Award for com- Pride in Women of and quality and number of activities munity service, and a Superior rank- the Moose 2 for all age groups. This takes good ing for family activities. Congratu- management, good participation, and lations and thanks to every one for Pride in membership 3 really good support from everyone. outstanding support. Pride in community service 4 Lodge honors Rookie of the Year Gene Averill was recently honored as gion, and in Pride in sports 5 the Findlay Moose Family Center many fun Pride in family Rookie of the Year for 2004-2005. events too activities 6 His work and volunteering efforts numerous to Pride in calendar during his recent years as a new mention. events 7 Moose member has been outstanding. Give Gene a Pride in Moose Gene has helped out in the kitchen, big thanks organization 9 the lodge side, the beer garden, teen and congratu- Gene Averill honored events, sports, newsletter, Moose Le- lations when you see him. PRIDE IN WOMEN OF THE MOOSE Big expectations, a report by Sandy Thomas, Sr. Regent New members July Amber Jones Bonnie Gochenauer Brittany McMahon Connie Bryant Janelle Musgrave Karen Miller July enrollment September August Kasie Feller Kimberly Farthing The Women of the Moose Chapter 362 to our co-workers who have been help- Kristina Shoemaker has been really busy showing Moose ing with all our fund raising projects. Laura Baker pride the last few months. The chapter Lisa Tiell Congratulations to our Chapter for re- Machelle Russell has enrolled 89 new co-workers so far ceiving an Ohio State Moose Associa- Marsha Bormuth this year. Outstanding! Welcome new Megan Burnham tion Buckeye Award nomination at co-workers and thanks to the sponsors the state convention in August as one of Renee Perry Sharon Fagan for helping our Chapter to grow. three Ohio Chapters in our size for the Tina Miller Top Chapter Award. Alicia Downing Our Chapter is expecting a really big Kay Tellez year for 2005-2006. Let’s all pitch in Please pay dues as soon as your state- Mary Lively and work together to make our Chapter ment is received and be patient about New members August one of the best in Ohio. Special thanks receiving your new membership card. Amanda Johnson Angie Corbin Green Cap honors accomplishments Barbara Barrett Congratulations to Lisa Niswander for with the Carla Stevens receiving her Green Cap designation at Lodge, is Deb Linhart Gwen Huffman the State convention in august. She required Peggy Hosler was capped by Past Grand Regent along with Rachel Baker Karol Smith in the honorary ceremony. yearly jobs Sheila Bourret Tamera Rooney This one of many steps in earning the in a mixed women’s College of Regents Degree. variety of Lisa Niswander New members September leadership. receives Green Cap To earn the College of Regents Degree, Annett Packey a lot of work, organizing, reporting, and Finally, the chapter must meet require- Barbara Vermilya Bett Arnett teamwork, both with the women and ments in membership, and finances. Cheryl Leffler Debi Braun Diana Gazarek Chapter honors it’s Collegians Janice Cook The Col- The Red Jenny Evans lege of Tassel Liz Frazer Regents Ceremony Sue Ramirez Terri Ramm Chapter was con- N i g h t ducted for Transferred in was held Robin Some WOTM College of Regents! Robin Ritchie receives red tassel Cathlene Bugnr on Sep- Ritchie st Diane Hale tember 1 honoring eight Collegians by Myrna Bell. This is an honor for Dorma Crates present. Findlay Chapter now has 16 completing her first year of being a Geraldine Hauenstein College of Regents. Collegian. Congratulations! Nichole Foulk Peggy Webber This Degree is the highest degree of the Robin recently transferred into our Women of the Moose at chapter level. Chapter from Norwood. Welcome! Page 2 PRIDE IN MEN’S New membership theme, “Imagine the Possibilities” MEMBERSHIP Your membership has a positive influence on the lives of many people of all July enrollment August enrollment ages in many places! The Findlay Moose Family Center is The membership theme of the Moose off to a great start to reaching our as- Fraternity is “Imagine the Possibilities”. signed quota of 250 new members. If every member sponsored one mem- New members When you ask your family, friends, or ber, the Moose would double in size. Richard Baker neighbors to join you at the Moose, you Luke Bartholomeo have opened a new world of Moose If every member, every Lodge, every Donald Beckman pride, fun, and community involvement Chapter, every Moose Legion, did just Nathan Bennett to them and also helped strengthen our Leonard Boes their part, well just IMAGINE THE Mike Daniels order. Thank you sponsors! POSSIBILITIES and public awareness! Lynn Dietrich Matt Ekleberry Brian Edler Benefits offered to Shanon Hauenstein Many rewards are available to those Prescription Discount Program Dane Haydel Life Insurance Benefits Cory Hensley who sponsor new members. Sponsor 1 Walter Hotaling Medicare Supplement, Cancer Care member during the Moose year and Accidental Death Benefits Kevin Karrick receive a fun Moose Magic Globe. GMAC Discounts on Vehicle Insurance Tim Lawhead Simon Maag Sponsors of 2 members will receive a Subscriptions - Save $ and help our fraternity Eugene Meyer handy travel luggage strap. Sponsor 5 Sherwin-Williams Paints - save from 5-20% Phillip Neff FTD Flowers and Gifts members and receive a set of 4 stainless Ben Omlor PowerNet Global - 4.5¢ Long Distance, anytime steel cups and a 5 Club membership. Michael Omlor RCI Holiday - Vacation and Resort Rentals Steve Parish Higher sponsors receive bigger gifts. Discounted Movie, Theatre, Theme Park Tickets Paul Ramirez Jr. Sponsor members into the Moose Le- Hickory Farms - Members 15% Discount Kevin Richardson North American Van Lines - Discount on Moves Paul Roswurm gion and receive similar awards. Enterprise Car Rental Discount Program David Sausser Cruise International Travel Rewards Program- Delbert Settlemire Sr. Logon to www.mooseintl.com pass- Travel Center - Full Service Travel Consultants Terry Shepler word change for details on the follow- Hotel Savings Program - Save 15-30% on rooms Allen Simon ing members discounts, and benefits: Hertz Car Rental Discount Program Troy Trimble Ken Vaupel Findlay member makes 25 club Benjamin Wilkerson Rod Winkle Findlay Moose mem- member sponsor, and we are glad to Mike Wortman bers continue to qual- welcome Jay Rice into the Club. He Chris Young ify for the Moose 25 will now qualify for the 25 Club bene- Club by sponsoring 25 fits at conventions. or more total members 25 Club member The 5 Club membership must be earned into the Moose. each Moose year, but the 25 Club or To make the 25 Club for the first time higher division is permanent. Each 25 is an outstanding achievement of a members sponsored is a new division. Joint membership theme Please patronize our advertisers! This space available for your They help the lodge control the cost marketing message to 1600 of your newsletter men and 900 women. Page 3 PRIDE IN Findlay Lodge awards 33 scholarships COMMUNITY The Findlay Moose Family Center pes, Mitchell SERVICE through the Jimmy Haide Memorial Coppes, Keri Scholarship Fund was proud to award Hauman, scholarships to 33 deserving students A a r o n this summer. This was the largest num- Hauman, ber awarded from a non profit organiza- Chelsey Rad- tion in the area and more than any other abaugh, Tif- Scholarship committee Moose Lodge in the State. fany Lee, Eric Trout, Stephanie Sweet, Amanda Brandeberry, Stacy Essinger, The recipients, some of which are pic- Tiffany Wickham, Eric Wickham, Si- tured on the left, were: Alexandra erra Slane, Jillian Richards, Matthew Packey, Joy Savage, Kimberly Diller, Gault, Amanda Gault and Kenneth Nicole Firestine, Kristen Geaman, Beilharz. Congratulations to all! Samantha Foster, Nathan Cass, Sara 2005 scholarship winners Chester, Joe Alexander, Lindsay Alex- Thanks to the Scholarship Committee ander, Katie Schleucher, Kyle for raising the necessary funds by hav- Schleucher, Lauren Corbin, Ryann ing activities, outings, sales, and dona- Toeppe, Derrick Cook, Benjamine Cop- tions. It could not be done without you. Lodge supports indirect community service The Findlay Moose Family Center uses service the services of many groups that di- profes- rectly support community service. One sionals, of these is the Reunion band, headed up donates by our own John Courtney. This band the pro- played for our Lodge a few times, the ceeds to a Reunion Band most recent being the first annual worthy Rockin’ the Beer Garden “Rocking the Beer Garden Party’ pre- community service function. Also, started with a half chicken sented by the Teen Club and the Sports rooms are used by the Red Cross, Committee. This band, made up of funerals, and local events. Charity begins at the Moose The Findlay Moose Family Center Sup- Wish Foundation Intl., Fraternal Order “When you ported over 34 national and local chari- of Police, Cory Rawson Midget Foot- ties the last Moose year. Some of these ball, Children’s Mentoring Connection, spend money at were City Missions, Hope House, Human Society & SPCA, Muscular Findlay youth baseball, Special Kid’s Dystrophy Association, Disabled Veter- the Moose, you Therapy, American Cancer Society, ans, and many others. In addition, the Cancer Patient Services, Bridge Home Women of the Moose, the Moose Le- are benefiting Health & Hospice, Children’s Fire Pre- gion, the Line Dancers, and others have vention Handbook, Children’s Drug given to their own charity groups. You many charities.” Safety Manual, Special Olympics, can be proud to be part of this Crime Prevention Digest, Children’s benevolent organization. Page 4 PRIDE IN SPORTS OSMA Bowling Tournament strikes again The 64 Annual Ohio State Moose Asso- placed on a team on combined to form ciation Bowling Tournament will be an additional team. FINDLAY SPORTS held at Barberton Moose Lodge in the spring. The Bowling Committee is Entries are due by Monday, November Pool tournaments: 2:00 looking at April 1-2, 2006 for Findlay 15, 2005. Turn in entries at the social 2nd Sat. each month Lodge to bowl. They are open for sug- quarters. Any questions should be straight 8 ball gestions! Entries are posted on the bul- directed to Charlie Nicholson or John Nicholson, Jr. 4th Sat. each month letin board by the office. scotch doubles Any one interested in bowling can sign In 2005, our men and women’s bowl- ing teams did very well in state tour- OSMA SPORTS up a team or individual bowlers are also welcome. Separate individuals will be naments and they want to repeat! Electronic Darts October 14-16 Michigan - Ohio State party promises winner Hamilton The annual Michigan - Ohio State foot- Mixed Bowling ball party before, during, and after the Oct. 15 - Nov. 13 game is November 19. Come tailgate Marietta early. There will be food, fun, prizes Billiards and goodies for an all day fundraiser for January 27-29 the Jimmie Haide Scholarship fund. Delaware Lodge sponsors National Champions Findlay lodge Tournament Champions. Super con- helps sponsor several youth gratulations! The Moose is proud to be one of the sponsors of this team. “Findlay Lodge sports teams in the area. The Next spring and summer, Findlay helps sponsor Moose will be the soul sponsor of this Findlay Dia- mond Dogs are fine community organization and it several youth National Champion “Diamond Dogs” once again the United States will be known then as the Bull Moose team, a attribute to all the support we sports teams.” youth baseball team Youth Baseball will be giving them and their coaches. Horseshoe ritual determines The annual ritual called “Lodge horse- grand champions were the Thomas shoes’’ to determine brothers, Roger and Jimmy Joe the “braggin’ rights” over Gary Kern and Ken Agner. for the year was held Congratulations! after the Lodge Picnic. Several lodge members had good When the dust cleared games but were unable to “ring it up” and the tape measures when needed. All in all, everyone had were put away, the fun for the tournament. Lodge horseshoe champions Good form Page 5 PRIDE IN FAMILY ACTIVITIES Lodge Family Picnic highlights summer’s end Once again the end of Summer is sig- The annual naled by the Annual Family Picnic. Horseshoe Activities for kids included the face Tournament painting, dart toss, ring toss and many (see ritual on more traditional activities. A new event page 5) pro- this year was the shaving cream and duced rings of cheese ball catch pictured on page 10. cheer and Water balloon contest, fun for all! The water balloon toss for all ages was thuds of dis- a soaking affair. The winners truly appointment as the brackets thinned earned their water wings. As the day out. Evening shadows unveiled the hot- wore on, food of all kinds was available test “beer garden” music in town played in great quantities. by the Hanson Brothers. Kid’s horse around on rides! The highlight was a ride in the “pony Thanks to Chairman Ruth Haide, our wagon” or in the “Rucker Mobile”, great volunteers, and staff, for the out- truly unique experiences! standing program for everyone. Little winners have big smiles The biggest smiles of the Lodge Picnic available. “You don’t learn were reserved for the little bike win- Congratu- ners. They took to riding almost in- lations to to ride a bike stinctively, but the saying “you don’t the boy learn to ride a bike unless you get back and girl unless you get on when you fall off” was well illus- winners! trated with bumps and dumps. The back on when winners of the small bikes, shown, were This has Little kids bicycle winners! Michael Rider and Kendra Crist. The become a special Lodge tradition each you fall off!” names of the large bike winners are not year to give away four bicycles. Lodge has something for everyone Roll out the Barrel! A barrel of fun was for all kinds had by all ages as they were entertained of events. with hula, limbo, playing fake instru- F i n d l a y ments, beards, balloons, and dancing Moose is very provided by Roller Girl with her fan- proud to offer tastic singing and roller skating. “something Dora Pilcher knows In a fast paced evening, she passed out for everyone” how to have fun! hundreds of balloons tied in all shapes, in entertain- had people wear beards, chicken beaks, ment and family activities. Check the (for chicken dance of course), best lip calendar or watch MooseVision for ac- Moose family swingers print contest, and many other fun rou- tivities and upcoming family commu- tines. Prizes were given out to winners nity or sports events. Page 6 PRIDE IN EACH MONTH October 2005 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat MONDAY IS 1 TEXAS HOLD-EM MEGA POKER TOURNEY DRAWING NIGHT Signup 2–3:00 pm only 8 PM FLAG CITY KARAOKE 8 PM – ?? 2 BREAKFAST 3 BEER GARDEN 4 BEER GARDEN 5 PERI GROUP 11 AM 6 BEER GARDEN 7 8 8 AM to 11 AM 4 PM TO ??? 4 PM TO ??? BEER GARDEN 4 TO ? 4 PM TO ??? BAKED STEAK MEGA DRAWING TUESDAY DRAWING Line Dancing Beginners 6 PM NASCAR 8 PM Advanced 7 PM FRIDAY DRAWING Talladega Family Dining Euchre 7-9 PM WOTM Enroll 7:00 pm JUST US TWO 9 CENTURY CLUB 10 BEER GARDEN 11 BEER GARDEN 12 BEER GARDEN 13 BEER GARDEN 14 15 NASCAR MOOSE LEGION 4 PM TO ??? 4 PM TO ??? 4 PM – ?? 4 PM TO ??? BBQ RIBS Lowes ENROLLMENT MEGA DRAWING TUESDAY DRAWING Line Dancing House Committee In Port Clinton Beginners 6 PM 6:30 PM FRIDAY DRAWING 8 PM Family Dining Advanced 7 PM LINE DANCERS NASCAR JAM session 7:00 PM Board Mtg 7:00 PM W&W KARAOKE Euchre 7-9 PM Kansas City Men’s Mtg 8:00 PM 16 BREAKFAST 17 BEER GARDEN 18 TUESDAY DRAWING 19 BEER GARDEN 20 BEER GARDEN 21 COUNTRY 22 8 AM to 11 AM 4 PM TO ??? BEER GARDEN 4 TO ? 4 PM TO ??? 4 PM TO ??? FRIED STEAK 50’S – 60’S DANCE MEGA DRAWING Legion Dinner and- Line Dancing JOINT MTG. 6:30 PM HALLOWEEN PARTY Beginners 6 PM House Committee 7:00 PM DISTRICT MTG 8 PM Meeting KIDS & ADULTS Advanced 7 PM Board Mtg 7:30 PM VAN WERT Starts at 6:30 PM Euchre 7-9 PM Family Dining WOTM Bus. Mtg. 7 PM SPICE 23 24 BEER GARDEN 25 HALLOWEEN 26 BEER GARDEN 27 BEER GARDEN 28 FISH FRY 29 4 PM TO ??? PARADE 4 PM TO ??? 4 PM TO ??? MEGA DRAWING TUESDAY DRAWING Line Dancing Trick or Treat Night FRIDAY DRAWING NASCAR Family Dining Beginners 6 PM 8 PM Advanced 7 PM NO KIDS Pizza & JR HUNTER & Martinsville JAM session 7:00 PM Movie This Month CROSSFIRE Euchre 7-9 PM 30 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS 31 HALLOWEEN BREAKFAST TIME ENDS ENROLLMENT 2 PM EVERY MEGA DRAWING STATE PRESIDENT 8 PM 1ST & 3RD NASCAR – Atlanta SUNDAYS PRIDE IN EACH MONTH November 2005 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 TUESDAY DRAWING Line Dancing CHOPPED SIRLOIN TEXAS HOLD-EM Family Dining Beginners 6 PM WOTM Enrollment POKER TOURNEY Advanced 7 PM 7:00 PM FRIDAY DRAWING Signup 2–3:00 pm only EUCHRE 7-9 PM LATESHOW 6 BREAKFAST 7 8 9 10 11 12 8 AM to 11 AM TUESDAY DRAWING Line Dancing House Committee BBQ RIBS MEGA DRAWING Family Dining Beginners 6 PM 6:30 PM NASCAR 8 PM JAM session 7:00 PM Advanced 7 PM Board Mtg 7:00 PM FRIDAY DRAWING TEXAS EUCHRE 7-9 PM Men’s Mtg 8:00 PM HANSON BROS. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 CENTURY CLUB Legion Dinner and- JOINT MTG. 6:30 PM FISH FRY House Committee 7:00 PM MEGA DRAWING Meeting Line Dancing Board Mtg 7:30 PM OSU / MICHIGAN NASCAR 8 PM Starts at 6:30 PM Beginners 6 PM FRIDAY DRAWING GAME PHOENIX TUESDAY DRAWING Advanced 7 PM SPITTIN IMAGE WOTM Bus. Mtg. 7 PM Family Dining EUCHRE 7-9 PM LINE DANCERS 20 BREAKFAST 21 22 23 24 25 26 8 AM to 11 AM TUESDAY DRAWING Line Dancing BUILDING CLOSED SIRLOIN TIPS Beginners 6 PM HAPPY COX KARAOKE District Meeting MEGA DRAWING Family Dining Advanced 7 PM THANKSGIVING FRIDAY DRAWING INDIAN LAKE 8 PM JAM session 7:00 PM EUCHRE 7-9 PM PEGASUS NASCAR HOMESTEAD 27 CANCER 28 29 30 BREAKFAST BURGER FRY MEGA DRAWING TUESDAY DRAWING Line Dancing EVERY NASCAR Auction 8 PM Beginners 6 PM 2 PM Family Dining Advanced 7 PM 1ST & 3RD Bill & Dodie’s EUCHRE 7-9 PM SUNDAYS KARAOKE PRIDE IN MOOSE Moose words - a report by Brian Bell, Administrator ORGANIZATION As you are aware, changes are happen- this year will result in a more uniform ing in the Moose organization which dues cycle for everyone in the future. will affect members, Districts, and Associations. Some of these changes Some nice features include one card you can see and some are not visible. replacing all the non-permanent ink cards of the past. Lodges and members The changes in dues handling is the will be able to communicate over the most obvious. Please pay your dues as network with any Lodge, Chapter or soon as you receive your statement to Moose Legion. All transactions and avoid timing problems with your cur- business will be electronically trans- The Moose is a great organization. rent card expiring. Dues now can be ferred to Moose International. This is Findlay hosting District 3. paid with a credit card. All lodges have The Moose is a great organization, been asked to be lenient with expiration and the Findlay Moose Family Cen- For more information, grace periods until the card problems at ter is a top ten lodge in Ohio. Don’t logon to Moose International are smoothed out. let your frustration with the changes www.ohiomoose.com or to Also, the prorated Moose Legion dues keep you from fun and pride here. www.mooseintl.org. Fraternalism works , a report by Doc Thomas, Governor Fall approaches and our family center tinues to be outstanding. We are one of will be busy with fun and activities of the top, if not the best, Moose sports all kinds. Many things are coming to lodge in Ohio. Be sure and check the give you the chance to bring your fam- calendar for all the upcoming great ac- “If we all work ily and friends to the Moose. tivities for everyone. together as a Our newsletter has a new format, to Several improvements are coming. The team, we can do better show us as a top Moose Lodge in air quality will be improved. The park- Ohio and is in color on the state web- ing will be improved. The carpeting great things.” site. Our Scholarship Committee is the will be better. If we all work together best in the state. Our food service con- as a team, we can do great things. Moose Legion fun, a report by Ron Weyer, Chairman The Moose Legion is happy to wel- mystery bus trip was great fun for all. come the following into the Second The group visited Sylvania, Adrian, MI, Degree of the Moose: Gary Singer, Hillsdale, MI, Coldwater, MI, Montpe- Greg DeAmicis, Jeff Standfield, Jim lier, and Whitehouse-Waterville Moose Saum, James lodges. The trip featured the Karaoke Murphy, Carlos of Bill Foster, food and refreshments on Gonzales, and the bus and at the lodges, and various Ben Pratt. Big other entertainment. Let’s get on the bus! Congratulations! The next enrollment is at Port Clinton New Moose Legion The 2nd annual October 9th lunch at 1. Findlay Moose members Moose Legion Legion meets October 18th at 6:30. Page 9 Findlay Moose Family STD Center #698 U.S. Postage PAID 1028 W. Main Cross, Findlay, Ohio Findlay Ohio 45840 Permit No 91 Business: 419-422-9662 Social: 419-423-2400 E-mail: email@example.com Women of the Moose Address Service Chapter #362 Requested P.O. Box 464 Findlay, Ohio 45839 “The Friendliest Place in Town” E-mail Dated material Chapter362@mooseunits.org please do not delay! “The information contained herein is both confidential and privileged and shall be available to and used by good standing members of the Loyal Order of Moose for fraternal purposes. Any use of the information contained herein for private gain or for any commercial, political or business purpose is strictly prohibited.” David A. Chambers, General Governor The greatest story never told Special upcoming events Breakfast every 1st and 3rd Sun Halloween party all ages Oct 21 Halloween parade Oct 25 50-60’s dance Oct 22 Corn puffs do stick to shaving cream Ohio State - Michigan Family activities, party, Nov 19 sports, community Cancer benefit burger fry service, children at Nov 27 Mooseheart, seniors at Moosehaven, and Happy Thanksgiving special times with Nov 24 lodge closed good friends! State President Enrollment This is what it is Oct 30 Winner of kid’s hot lips contest Watch me mom all about!
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