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  • 1 Greenville Moose Newsletter

    March 2018


    March 2018

    Joy has been a Moose member since 2012 and a Moose Rider since 2016. She says, “We joined because we wanted the camaraderie, the fellowship, and a safe place to go out and enjoy a band, dinner, or drinks with friends. We’ve been fortunate to make some new friends through our Moose membership and we enjoy the fact that we can go to so many places and be a welcome Moose member in any different lodge in the nation. We also take advantage of the insurance and travel (hotels, car rental discounts) benefits.” As the Recorder Joy is responsible for a variety of tasks. She is the person who is responsible for going between the Chapter and Moose International; she enters data into the Moose International database where all WOTM member information presides. The recorder handles all money for the Chapter, including dues, weekly deposits, fundraisers, campaigns, the AUCE breakfast, paying bills, writing checks, handling donations, and ensuring all quarterly Federal, state, and local payroll taxes are filed. She is also responsible for all WOTM forms needed for Moose International; distributes the monthly newsletter to Chapter members; and runs a list of members who are in arrears each month and lets the retention committee chairman know so reminders can be sent out or Officers can approach and encourage them to renew their dues. She is also responsible for entering new member applications into the database and sending out orientation letters inviting new members and sponsors to orientation night, as well as attending WOTM Officer and Lodge business meetings. Joy had to take a special training to learn her job as officer and recorder; which was provided by Moose International and paid by the local WOTM chapter. She says, “It’s a huge responsibility and I feel honored that the WOTM put their trust in me to handle their money and all of these responsibilities.” Joy took on the Recorder position because there was a need at the time and she has an accounting background. “I wanted to help out. It gave me a positive way to give my time and effort to the Chapter. While this position does provide some compensation, it’s not about the money. My husband Darrell and I enjoy the monthly WOTM AUCE breakfast, we enjoy meeting new people, and we enjoy the Moose Rider events. I really like the idea of being able to give to children in need and support our elders because they have given so much to us,” Joy

    says. Joy also says that making the Lodge an inviting place for people to bring their families takes effort but that its worth it. As her year-long commitment as the WOTM Recorder comes to an end, Joy wants women members to know, “We need people to step up and take on officer positions. Without officers there is no chapter. You won’t be a Lodge member, or a Moose Rider, and you can’t sign the book if there is no WOTM Chapter. The women raise a lot of money and donate a lot of money and time to this Lodge; without the WOTM there will be no more kid’s parties, no more charities, and no more AUCE Breakfast.” Joy and her husband settled in Hadley 15 years ago. They wanted a community located in between their families. “Our daughter was in 3rd grade when we came here, she is now a senior at Commodore Perry. My daughter participated in the scholarship program; we are hoping to hear from the Pennsylvania Moose scholarship program this Spring. This is an extra benefit for Moose members’ children and grandchildren.” In addition to her daughter Joy has 3 sons.

    Meet Your WOTM Recorder Joy Hayden

    Greenville Moose Newsletter Greenville Moose Family Center #276, Loyal Order of Moose

    In this issue…. Officer Updates Page 2 WOTM Officers Needed Page 3 Admin/Valued Veterans Update Page 4 Moose 25 Club Page 5 Moose Rider Updates Page 6 Meet Your Treasurer Page 6 Moose Council of Higher Degrees Page 7 Calendar of Events Page 8

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    Message from the Governor Moose Lodge #276 Charles Redzinak, Governor Nominations for Lodge Officers — All offices are available except for 2-year trustee. If you are interested in running for an office, please fill out a form with your name, what office you are interested in, place in an envelope, and give to one of the bar stewards. Officers will be voted on during our first meeting in April and installed at our second Lodge meeting in April. 50/30 Night — This March 30th we will not be having 50/30 night due to this falling on Good Friday. There will be food and drink specials this day. Information will be posted in the social quarters and on Facebook. Expanded Happy Hour — Effective the first of March, we will be expanding our afternoon Happy Hour. We will be adding an hour to our current schedule. Hours are 4 pm to 7 pm. Bingo Volunteers Needed — Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with our bingo games on Wednesday or Friday evenings, please let one of the officers know. We do appreciate the help. Our lodge’s success depends on the charitable contribution of your time. Membership — Remember the Lodge is waiving the $20 initiation fee for men this year who become new members; if you sign three new members you get a free year of dues. Lodge Clean Up Day — Lodge clean up day is Saturday April 21st. Please come help us clean up the inside and outside of our Lodge for our annual Spring cleaning event. We will post more information as the date gets closer and we have more details. Please read the monthly newsletter for upcoming events, as well as postings throughout the Lodge or on our Facebook page:

    Message from the Senior Regent Women of the Moose 1890 Shelia Doddo, Senior Regent Happy March, and soon to be Spring! A few reminders: St. Patrick’s Day — The bar and kitchen managers are working together to provide some food and beverage specials during March Madness and St. Patty’s Day. Easter Bunny AUCE Breakfast — Mark your calendars! Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is fast approaching. Please make sure that you sign your child, grandchild, niece/nephew etc. up; the sign-up sheet is on the glass case inside the social quarters. We are also asking for donations of fun size candy for the kiddo’s treat bags. Thanks to Marcy Webb for the time and effort she is putting into this event. If it is anything like the Christmas Party there will be plenty of smiles. WOTM Officer Nominations -— As my term is coming to end, I cannot help but sit back and reflect on how the past year has flown by. While I still have a few more months as the Senior Regent, I want to take this time to thank everyone that served on the board, committees, appointed offices, and every WOTM that donated time, items, baked goods, soups, etc. However, I am sad to say this might all might come to a quick end due to the lack of seats within the WOTM Officers being filled. The WOTM Chapter does a lot for this Lodge. For single ladies that don’t have a partner that is a member, myself included, they will no longer be able to come into the lodge. We will no longer have a monthly WOTM AUCE breakfast and the children’s parties will be gone as well. Last but not least, we will not be supporting our local community or Mooseheart and Moosehaven. If anyone has any ideas, is interested in a position but unsure, or just wants to talk, I am available.

    2018 International Moose Convention This year’s Moose Convention is being held in New Orleans, Louisiana from July 11, 2018 to July 15, 2018., You can find out more on the Moose International website:

    WOTM AUCE Breakfast with the Easter Bunny When: Sunday, March 25, 2018 What: WOTM AUCE Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Where: Greenville Moose Lodge, Social Quarters Price: Adults $7.50; Children under 12 eat free Party: Please sign up! Sign up sheet is on the glass case in the social quarters.

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    Moose Family Center #276 Social Quarters Hours Sun —Thurs 11 am to 12:30 am Last Call: 12:15 am Fri—Sat 11 am to 1:30 am Last Call 1:00 am Children’s Hours 7 Days A Week; Open to 9:00 pm

    Lodge Meetings  Men meet the 2nd and 4th Wednes-

    day of every month at 8:00 pm  Women Officers meet the 2nd Mon-

    day of every month at 6:00 pm  Women meet the 2nd and 4th Mon-

    day of every month at 7:00 pm  Moose Legion 88 meets 2nd Tues-

    day at 7:30 pm  Moose Riders meet the 1st Monday

    of every month at 7 pm Kitchen Hours Mon-Thur 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Fri/Sat 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Entertainment Bingo Wednesdays 7:00 pm Bingo Fridays 8:00 pm Free Juke Box Fridays 9:00 pm to 1:00 am Bands/DJs Various Saturdays Specials Valued Vets Saturdays All Day Members Night Tues 7:00– 11:00 pm Preferred Mem- bers Discount Thursdays

    Please Help Us Recycle in the Bar Please help us recycle aluminum can