DEAR SURFSIDE BEACH MOOSE MEMBERS: PLEASE BE UNDERSTANDING AND ABOVE ALL, COURTEOUS TO OUR LODGE WAITSTAFF. THE ENTIRE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY IS GOING THROUGH AN EXTREME SHORTAGE OF HELP. IT IS SO BAD THAT IN SOME CASES RESTAURANTS HAVE HAD TO CLOSE. OTHERS HAVE LIMITTED THEIR SEATING AND/OR FOOD SELECTIONS. REMEMBER TOO THAT OUR WAITSTAFF ARE ALSO MEMBERS AND PART OF THE MOOSE FAMILY. UNTIL WE GET MORE HELP, PLEASE LEND A HAND BY CLEARING YOUR TABLE WHEN YOU LEAVE, SORT OF LIKE WHAT YOU DO AT HOME. BE PATIENT YOUR WAITSTAFF, FOOD WILL GET TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. AND IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO MIGHT WANT TO JOIN OUR MOOSE FAMILY, AS PART OF OUR WAITSTAFF, PLEASE HAVE THEM COME IN AND SPEAK TO OUR ADMINISTRATOR JOHN HARTIGAN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THESE STRESSFUL TIMES
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After many, many years of dedication to our Members and Lodge, Joe and MaryAnn Zollinger are retiring from writing & editing our bi-monthly newsletter. The May/June Newsletter will be their last. Thank you, Joe and MaryAnn for you many hours/days/weeks/months and years of hard work for the Surfside Beach Moose Lodge. Now, we need someone to step up and fill their shoes. If you have experience in writing and editing, please contact our Administrator John Hartigan (email@example.com) or myself at the email address below. If no one steps up, we will probably have to go to an electronic newsletter that will be emailed to all members with email addresses. Many Lodges have already made this change. So, it is very important that you have a correct email address on file in the office. More on this to come, if no one volunteers to take over the newsletter. Ron (Rocket) Comperchio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Congratulations to our latest member to join the 25 club! Our Lodge Junior Past President “Clay Marcoux”.
OUR SURFSIDE BEACH MOOSE LODGE MARCH MOOSE OF THE MONTH WAS LEAH TEZYK WALENDER
OUR SURFSIDE BEACH LODGE FEBRUARY MOOSE OF THE MONTH WAS “LEE HORSTMAN”.
OUR VALUED VETERAN FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY WAS “DOUGLAS EY”.
THE SURFSIDE BEACH MOOSE LODGE MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY 2022 IS “DENNIS SHERIFF.”
THE SURFSIDE BEACH MOOSE LODGE VALUED VETERAN FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2022 WAS PETE PEDERSEN.
Our new Members voted in March 2022:
New: Robert Austin, Thomas Baker, Cynthia Bidlack, Paul Boersma, Linda Bowles, Anita Button, Stephen Button, Evelyn Byrns, Terri Campbell, Kathleen, Cappelluti, Evonne Carhart, Jeffery Carhart, Greg Carmine, Molly Case, Michael Chewens, Harold Coleman, Sylvia Coleman, Kristin Fries, Jeffrey Gilbert, Mark Griffin, Reesa Harrison, Sandra Jackson, Fred Klein, Tim Kowalski, Jodie Lacoursiere, Deborah Lilja, Jeffery Lilja, Kirk Marks, Nora McDonald, Bonnie Middleton, Kathie Morin, Sharon Nee, Sharon Nee, Michael Pappas, Clayton Powers, James Rakes, Edward Ridzy, Rick Roy, John Rush, Michael Shevnock, Harry Steitz, William Walden & Steven Wetzel,Kim Holthaus, Harold Sparks, Louis Bonazza, Mary P. McNeill, Steve Hira, Tim Roy, Robert Sprance, Jacqueline Boger, David Gootee, Peter Gasiorowski, Edward J. Gutoski, Eugene Messeck, Thomas Cafagna, Chad Barnes, Mike Pintinalli, Fred Chandler, Steve Barker, Louise Marsalisi, Carla Lovelace, Darcey Matthews, Jocko Sharon, Florence Acosta, Diane Gootee, Ken Lewis, Leonard Carl, Edward Ferrazano, Jami Isola-Russotto, Ellen Quintal, Thomas Quintal, Jo Bolt & David Gupko.Transfers: William Goldsworth Jr, David Coward & B. Ann Davis .
OUR NEW MEMBERS OF SURFSIDE BEACH MOOSE LODGE VOTED IN AT THE FEBRUARY MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS:
Ed Albertus, Sandy Albertus, John Backus, Tiohanie Beehler, Alan Boone, Gail M. Carroll, Debra Caudill, Rosemarie Czyzyk, Robert Datris, John Dorn, Margaret Dorn, Tina L. Fisher, Joseph Holley, Sheila Janis, Teresita Kenyon, Leon E. Manzo, Melisa Masterson, Donna Nathlar, Helen Novak, Mitch Novak, Marilyn Oberembt, Janis Palmer, Suzie Ridzy, Steve Schaszberger, Diane Steffick, Peterjon Steffick, Michael Stein & Wayne Valentini.Tami Miller, Howard Shapiro, David Metzler, Dominick Santoro, Vernon D. McGalliard, William McMillan, Karen Crisalli, Patricia Kucinsky, Paula Bodwell, Sharon Treacy, Lisa Koch, Mark Tilghman, Ann Weston, Brenda Piel, Barbara Gregoire, Diane Hayes, Joseph Arena, Susan Buamonte, John D’ambrosio, Patricia Obrien, Steven Calello Sr., Sherri Pendleton, Pat Hubert, Roberta Shapiro, Linda Newton, Robert Lendino, Donna Clark, Kathleen Keighron, Donna McGregor, William Garris, Elisa Santoro, David Koch, Dodi O’Halloran, Phil Cavamaugh, Edward Piel Jr., George Gregoire, Peter Boylan, Darrel Moore, Janis Dice, Rita Patenaude, Yvonne Atchley, Shari A Spada, Raymond B Bodwell, Sandra Trzpit, Judy Gorton, Howard McGregor, Lisa Krewson, Lenora Pappas, Timothy Dudley, Alex Guerrina, Sandra G. Smith.
Transfer: Roy Lukowski
OUR NEW MEMBERS OF SURFSIDE BEACH MOOSE LODGE VOTED IN AT THE JANUARY MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Jacqueline Aiello, Joan Atzel, Marion Binder, Robert Chewens, Darwin Collins, William Conlea, Felix Costa, Linda Costa, Willard S Crossley Jr., Barbara W. Ellis, Barbara Fontaine, Ron Fontaine, Robert Gandy, Edmond Gavin, George Graham, Kay Graham, Edward Gray, Darlene M. Hicks, Patrick T. Hicks, Michael Lanari, Eileen Lavagno, Richard Lavagno, James Malloch, Kathy Musch, Walter Nadzio, Leroy Nevel, Bonnie Newman, Claudia Nicholl, Bryan Pumphrey, Edith Staub, Mary Alice Yopp, Ann Yosten, James Yosten, Richard Oertner, Michael North, Jeffrey Nadeau, Tom Evans, Jennifer Helgans, Thomas Helgans, Debra Delp, Gene St Pierre, Joann Bohnet, Harold Worthy Jr., Keith Long, Anthony Hull, Susan Jaeger, Bonita G Sisak, Michael Kurinzi, Angela Miscavage, Bill Gaffney, Andrew Ainsworth, Paul Selke, Roy Lynn Burges, Paul Niemiec, Paul Greenway, Ronald David, Deborah Hull, Alan Sommers, Holly Abrams, Lisa Stout, Mr Rene Kuenkel, Michael Pink, Mary Cromwell, Edward Hendges, Mellissa Nolan, Kimberly Ostroff, Lisa Serri, John Goodwin Jr., Madison Gray. Transfers: Steve Bianco & Paul Fusco
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS AND CO-WORKERS….. WE NEED YOUR CANS! THE LODGE DEPENDS ON THE INCOME WE HAVE BEEN GETTING FOR TURNING IN OUR CANS. SINCE THE COVID STARTED, WE HAVE LOST ALMOST ALL OF OUR SUPPLIERS. PLEASE BRING ANY/ALL BEVERAGE CANS YOU MAY HAVE AT HOME TO OUT TRAILER IN THE PARKING LOT WHENEVER POSSIBLE. IT WILL GREATLY HELP THE LODGE AND YOU WILL BE DOING YOUR PART TO HELP RECYCLE TOO. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY BEVERAGE CANS PLEASE. NO FOOD CANS. THANK YOU……YOUR BOARD OF OFFICERS.
THE LODGE VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY WAS A SMASHING SUCCESS. ALL WHO PARTICIPATED ENJOYED AN EVENING OF GREAT FOOD, DANCING AND FUN. SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE COMMITTEE AND VOLUNTEERS THAT MADE IT ALL POSSIBLE.
Beginning September 1st our kitchen will be offering a choice of four nightly dinner specials. These specials will be available from Monday through Saturday starting at 4:30pm until 8pm. Sundays will have our Football menu available. Your dinner choices will be: Chicken Parm served over spaghetti, Pot roast dinner w/ mashed tators & veggie, Corned beef platter served w/mashed tators & veggie, or a different “fish of the day” special with side. All of these will be offered as a “Your Choice” $10. Just as a reminder to all…… Lunch specials end at 4:30pm
Attention Surfside Beach Moose Lodge Members……..Fall/Winter Activities & Lodge Hours: As usual, the Lodge will open seven days a week at 11AM. The Lodge will stay open until 10PM 7 days a week.
Karaoke hours with Babybean will be 6 to 9pm Tuesdays and Saturdays in the Social Quarters.
Survey Says… Tuesday evenings at 6 – 8PM in the Dining Room.
DJ Bingo at 6 – 8PM Wednesdays in the Dining Room..
Thursday Night Trivia on Thursday evenings from 6 – 8PM in our Dining Room.
Rick Phillips will entertain in the Social Quarters Friday afternoons 4 – 6PM.
Our Friday Night Entertainment 6 – 9PM in the Dining Room.
Mind Games Trivia Sunday afternoons 4 -6pm in the Dining Room
Organized Pool Tournaments Monday and Thursday 6-9pm in the Social Quarters. Horseshoes are played Wednesday and Saturday mornings in our back Horseshoe Pits 11am – 3pm.
A New Year’s note from the Chief Executive Officer Scott Hart:
My dad put me behind the wheel of our Volkswagen Beetle when I was seven years old. Trying to work the clutch and peek between the top of the steering wheel and the dashboard resulted in a close call with the neighbor’s mailbox. At fifteen years old and in the school’s driver education car, our Instructor tapped me on the right arm more than once to tell me to pay attention to what was in the rearview mirror. I learned it was important to have a vison on what lies ahead, as well as what is behind you.
When the calendar turned to January 2021, most of us let out a sigh of relief that 2020 was over and better things were ahead for us and our fraternity. We saw one of the greatest fraternal achievements accomplished on May 1st with equality reigning throughout every Moose Lodge. After a virtual International Convention in 2020, we traveled to Cincinnati over the 4th of July and celebrated together as One Moose. Membership production has taken off like a family sedan on nitrous oxide this year. We are already close to topping more than 100,000 new members signed since May 1st – simply incredible! Not only did we see a National Marketing Campaign with NASCAR Cup Series driver Ross Chastain go well in 2021, but we also saw the launch of Local Marketing Grants become available for every Lodge that was represented at the International Convention. To date, more than $300,000 has been granted to 151 Lodges. From parades, music festivals, county fairs and youth sport teams, our Moose Lodges are making themselves known. This is an ongoing program, so click on the Programs/Events tab just to the left of this message for more information.
We witnessed the start of construction on the Mooseheart Activity Center (MAC) on June 7th. This incredible gift from the Moose Fraternity to our children will be dedicated during Graduation/Pilgrim weekend in June of 2022. Thanks to your amazing generosity the fundraising goal of $8,000,000 is almost complete – great job! On a final note concerning 2021, we sadly had to say a final goodbye to many friends, family members and fellow Moose. It was a difficult year for us all and 2022 won’t be the same without their laughter, advice and presence. May they rest in peace.
Finally, what will 2022 look like for our Moose family? As I focus my eyesight out ahead, I rest in the assurance that we are riding together as a stronger and more united Moose than ever before. Let’s enjoy the journey and share a big thank you for all you do to make tomorrow brighter for someone or some family that is hurting and needs a helping Moose hand to steady the steering wheel of their life. God Bless!
The Surfside Beach Moose Lodge Valued Veteran for 2021 was Johnny Gossett. Thank you for all you do for our Veterans Johnny.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS OF SURFSIDE BEACH MOOSE LODGE VOTED IN AT THE DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS:
Alice Reagan, Arthur Camera, Casey Pelletier, Charles Hargraves, Chuck Bizzari, Claude Trani Jr., Debbie Ratchford, Deborah Hargraves, Dee Frustaglio, Dennis Dunn, Donald Clarke, Gary L. Hangen, Jai Minotti, Joan Leboeuf, Jo-Ann Costanzo, Kara Faraone-Dipiazza, Kara Faraone-Dipiazza, Kathy Borges, Leroy Brilyea, Leslie Gray, Marian P. Pavy, Michael A. Craig, Michael Corsi, Micheal Watson, Mike Vela, Nancy Cahill, Patricia Rosinski, Paul Mitchell Jr., Robert Horace Jr., Rose Locascio, Scott Harrison, Sharon Stillions, Tammy Radke, Ted Peterson, Tonya Keefer, Wayne Minotti, & William Wynn, Cliff Choate, Noreen McAloon, Debra McNemar, Lori Fabina, Jean Arena, Robin Peters, Charles Fortner, Christopher McNemar, Robert Heger, Kim McAbee, Shirley Fishel, Robert Sherman, Lori Krause, Michael Kochansky, Dawn Greenway, Jan Sherman, Dick Greco, Art Garcia Sr, Michael Meehan, Linda Flanagan, Francis Sparso, Eleanor Moras, Arlen Reid, Carol Marsh, Stacey Puka, Kim Zeiss & Pat Zeiss. Transfers: Alice Marsh, Charles Himelright, Marion Scott Callaghan & Pete Mogelnicki.
Surfside Beach Moose Lodge welcomed our Moose Chairman of the Board Paul Curtis on Friday August 6th. He stopped by for lunch at the Lodge along with his wife Bonnie.
On a Sunday morning, a transport team from Surfside lodge was organized to transfer 1900 Boxes of cereal, donated by the North Carolina State Convention at the Crown Reef Resort, to the Surfside Beach Moose lodge and then to the Low Country Food bank. It took two trips from the coral reef convention center to bring it to the lodge. It took two pick-up trucks and three SUVs to transfer it all to the food Bank Monday morning.In case you’re interested how much does cereal weigh…………. 1900 boxes weighed ….1559lbs. Top Photo: Vehicles loaded with cereal boxes for the food bank. Bottom Photo: Transport team- Gary Sampson, Dave Barrows, Tom Brown, Bill Carroll & Joe Lechner. Missing– Bill Innis, Maureen Innis & Laura Simoes. Submitted by Bill Carroll, SBMLC(Surfside Beach Moose Legion Chairman)
Check presentation to our Moose COB Paul Curtis from our Lodge for Special Olympics. See more pics under Photos/Videos tab.
Ever wonder what all those wooden Moose were on the Lodge walls in the Social Quarters? One of our talented Moose members hand crafts each wooden Moose in his home workshop. We are still accepting orders for member to have their own Moose on the walls of the Social Quarters. If you wish to have a Moose made with your name or to honor someone else, please see the Administrator for details.
Pool is flourishing at the Lodge. Come join in on the fun and competitions Monday & Thursday nights 6 – 10pm.
Great News! The Kids Play Room has been re-opened and is already getting used by our future Moose members.
2023 MOOSE CRUISE NEWS: UPDATED 2/27/2022. The first offer was such an overwhelming success & sellout that Ashley, our travel consultant was able to get 14 more balcony and 4 more concierge balcony cabins at another fantastically low rate. Of those, only 5 Balcony Cabins remain! So those of you who got shut out or hesitated at the first offering better hurry to join the over 140 Moose and friends from around the country. Check out the new flyer posted in our Lodge. Email or call Ashley at the number provided on the flyer. Your $250 fully refundable deposit is good until October 22, 2022, when the balance is due. Remember, the adult beverage package, free wi-fi and all gratuities for the entire cruise are included, as well as a $100 per person onboard credit. WOW!!! This offer is for all Moose Members and guests. So, what are you waiting for, you’ll never find another cruise with all these amenities at this price, anywhere.
REMINDER TO ALL MEMBERS: NO OUTSIDE DRINKS OR CONTAINERS ARE ALLOWED INSIDE THE LODGE. THIS INCLUDES WATER BOTTLES AND TO-GO CUPS.
The Moose will once again partner with NASCAR driver Ross Chastain and the Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) team to help promote the Fraternity throughout North America. Chastain, who flashed the Moose Fraternity logo during three NASCAR Xfinity Series races and one Cup Series race last year, has moved to the Cup Series full-time in 2021 as he races the CGR No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for the entire season. The Moose will be the primary sponsor for four races during the current season, and an Associate Sponsor for a minimum of 18 additional races throughout the year. Further, the Moose will have a personal services agreement with Chastain, a member of Tice and the Shores Florida Moose Lodge 1297, for the entire season.“ Last year, the races we participated in averaged between 1,000,000-3,000,000 viewers each, and along with additional marketing with NASCAR online, we were able to at least triple the traffic on our website and social media sites,” Director General Scott Hart stated. “This was all done within a very short time frame in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, so as our lodges get back in business, we expect an even bigger impact in 2021.” Members can root for Ross all season long, but especially during those races when the Moose is the primary car sponsor. Those races include the Drydene 400 at the Dover International Speedway on May 16; the FireKeepers Casino 400 at the Michigan International Speedway on August 22; the Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond Raceway on September 11; and the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway on September 18. The last two races are part of the playoffs at the end of the NASCAR season, promising even larger audiences for the Moose.
THE MOOSE CAMPAIGN SLOGAN COINCIDING WITH OUR ONE MOOSE CHANGEOVER FOR 2021 – 2022 IS “STRONGER TOGETHER.” As of May 1st, the WOTM are now members of the Moose Fraternity and will work side by side along with the Moose Legion to help advance women and men to their higher degrees while assisting in fund raising activities for the Lodge and it’s Charities.
FROM THE PRESIDENT:
I would like to welcome all our ladies to the lodge as we become One Moose. I look forward to an exciting and productive year. I would also like to congratulate all our newly elective officers of both the LOOM and the WOTM. As we begin our new year please note that the starting time for our lodge meetings is now 6:30 PM commencing May 10th. Women can now attend these meetings, vote and make motions. Entertainment continues every night except Mondays so come out and enjoy. We continue to see an increase in our members returning to enjoy the numerous activities we offer. We continue to be short handed in the kitchen as well as wait staff, so once again I ask for your patience on busy nights as it will take time to get your orders out to you. Finally I look forward to being one Moose and all that we can achieve. God Bless, Clay Marcoux, President
Say Hello to our new board of elected and appointed officers for the 2021 – 2022 Moose year. Back Row Left to Right: Past President Tom Brown, 1 yr Trustee Ron Comperchio, 2 yr Trustee Bill Innis, 3 yr Trustee Bill Carroll, Outer Guard Buddy Patton, Sergeant-at-Arms Carol Comperchio. Front Row Left to Right: Chaplain Bill Fyfe, Vice-President Bob Pyle, President Clay Marcoux, Administrator John Hartigan & Treasurer Bob Ilse