From the Administrator….
We are now starting on a new year. We had a successful year, however we failed to qualify for the Premier Lodge Award. We met and exceeded every requirement except one, and that was increasing our membership. We fell short by less than 1%. This coming year we will strive to do better.
We are going to extend the $0.00 application fee through the next year and we will be keeping our dues at the same price. A new member will only have to pay $45.00 to join, which is his first years dues. Our new Governor and his Board have a full schedule of activities planned for the coming summer, so read the flyers posted around the lodge, check the calendar and newsletter and participate with your fellow Moose members.
Moose International has cancelled the “Sign Two New Members A Year and Never Pay Dues again” program. It failed to accomplish what was planned, which was increasing membership. Most of the members who benefitted from the program were the same members who sign up new applicants every year. They were also losing out on the dues for those members who signed up new applicants. The new membership program will be “Moose - Back to Basics” where we will be emphasizing the basic principles upon which we were founded - fraternalism; support of children and seniors in need; and giving back to our communities in which our lodge and chapter operate. Lets all stand shoulder to shoulder, men and women, to achieve those goals.
Tom Hickman, Administrator