Great News from Moose International Membership Chairman Mike Rios:
Progressive Changes Bring Positive Results for The MooseThe Fraternity shows a gain in membership for only the second time in 30 years! Moose members, energized by recent actions taken on behalf of the Fraternity, made 2021-22 a year to remember for The Moose. For the first time since 2012, year-end records show a gain in membership. Lodge membership numbers ended at 852,356, up an impressive 5,120 members over the previous year.Several factors played important roles in this inspirational increase. First, members approved a General Laws amendment to ban smoking within the lodge homes in 2019, which encouraged non-smokers and younger prospects to revisit their decisions to avoid our facilities due to smoke.Next, members voted in 2020 to make lodge membership open to all individuals, men and women alike, beginning with the 2021 fiscal year. That meant an influx of talent at a variety of leadership positions across the Fraternity, which in turn, produced more effectively run operations. This decision also resonated with a younger audience that looked to participate in an organization that more closely associated with their integrated upbringing.Third, the Fraternity began a more aggressive marketing approach, utilizing NASCAR and driver Ross Chastain to reach a larger national audience that exhibited similar demographics as the current Fraternity membership. When Chastain won the Talladega race with the Moose Fraternity car, visits to beamoose.org quadrupled the previous single-day high for the site and lodges across the country reported race fans walking into lodge homes to apply for membership. Finally, the Moose International Board of Directors approved over half a million dollars’ worth of local marketing grants that allowed lodges to become more visible in the communities in which they operate. By utilizing youth team sponsorships, community event participation and even local billboards, Moose lodges became much more evident in the towns and counties where they recruit new members.And recruit they did! Moose members invited 163,703 individuals to become members this past fiscal year – nearly 29,000 more than the goal of 135,000 members set at the beginning of the year. While the Women of the Moose experienced a slight decline in membership, as expected when women joined the lodges, the Moose Legion gained nearly 2,700 members over the previous year, drawing from a larger pool of members.“It’s exciting to see the changes we made translate into increased membership so quickly,” commented Moose CEO Scott Hart. “The energy we created when we integrated the membership, combined with our increased marketing efforts, proved we are on the right path. Our leaders and members should be proud that they took these changes and positioned the Fraternity to support our missions for years to come. Keep up that momentum!”
Join us in Orlando from June 30th – July 4th, 2022 for the 2022 International Moose Convention.
A Note from the Chief Executive Officer Scott Hart:
While watching my first Mooseheart Soccer match of 2021 at the Ohio Field, I noticed that the long shadows of late summer were in full view at the stadium. Both Soccer and Volleyball are in action once again after a year’s hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic. It does the soul well to see children and teens enjoying their favorite activities as another school year at Mooseheart begins. Right between the Ohio Fieldhouse and the School is the site of the new Mooseheart Activity Center (MAC). The incredible gift from the Moose Fraternity to the children is under construction, with a spring 2022 completion date just around the corner. What is amazing about this fundraising project is how many Associations surpassed their original commitment. Those extra funds will help Moose Charities realize the fundraising goal of $8,000,000 on schedule – way to go!
Speaking of strong finishes, if you haven’t tuned in to watch Moose member and NASCAR Cup Series driver Ross Chastain turn left in the Moose No. 42 car, you missed a couple great opportunities. On Saturday, September 11th Ross finished a strong 7th Place at Richmond Raceway, with lots of TV time as he put the Moose car in first place for a number of laps. Then on Saturday, September 18th Ross fought hard for every position he could get in the Moose No. 42 and finished 14th at Bristol Motor Speedway. He also had two personal appearances at Richmond East, VA Lodge No. 1947 and Kingsport, TN Lodge No. 972 prior to the races. A great time of fellowship together and talking Moose and short track racing!
Not to be outdone, we have an equally strong start to the newly announced Local Marketing Grant Program. Over 100 Lodges have received a total of $200,000 to market themselves in their local community. From parades, music festivals, county fairs and youth sport teams, our Moose Lodges are making themselves known.
Thank you for all you do to make the Moose shine brightly in your community. Summer may be fading, but the Moose Fraternity is strengthening, with the best yet to come! God Bless!
It’s true: Orlando is a magical place. And it’s not just because it’s home to Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World. There’s an incredible mix of fun things to do in Orlando that make it an ideal spot to visit for not only families but young singles, baby boomers, foodies, outdoor adventurous types, luxury shoppers and international visitors.
While the city was built on theme park fame, the number and variety of Orlando attractions have grown to include world-famous restaurants, high-end outlet shopping centers, theatrical performances, and amazing concert and sporting event venues.
There’s no limit to the many adventures and exciting times that await in Orlando, a city that’s inspired by dreams and wonder.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear the latest information about the future of your Fraternity and to reconnect with friends from across North America – See you in Orlando!
Link to all news and registration details for our Orlando Moose Convention: 2022 International Moose Convention | Orlando | Moose International (mooseintl.org)
New Member Online Application: Moose Online Application (mooseintl.org)
New Member Video: https://youtu.be/XsAOl6JR7G0
Fall 2021 Conference Video: 2021 Fall Conference: Chief Executive Officer – YouTube
Fall 2021 Membership Video: 2021 Fall Conference: Membership – YouTube
Fall 2021 Compliance Video: 2021 Fall Conference: Compliance Office – YouTube
New Member Application: https://secure.mooseintl.org/mooseonlineapplication/memberprompt.aspx
Beyond retirement as a Moose…..Moosehaven: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+videos+of+moosehaven&&view=detail&mid=230F5DB57CED8E71C3D2230F5DB57CED8E71C3D2&&FORM=VDRVSR
Moose International Website: mooseintl.org
View Your Membership Record Here: https://secure.mooseintl.org/MyRecord/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fMyRecord%2f
Moose General Laws: https://www.mooseintl.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/May-2021-General-Laws.pdf
Moose International Officers-Boards – Councils – Committees 2020 – 2021: https://www.mooseintl.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Officers-Boards-Councils-Committees.pdf
Moose Online Catalog Store: Home | Loyal Order of Moose – Online Catalog (mooseintl.org)
Surfside Beach Moose Lodge on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/239237550554287
Moose Riders: Moose Ride 4 Kids (mooseriders.org)
2022 Moose International Tournaments
- Moose International Texas Hold’Em Tournament January 9-13, 2022
Golden Nugget Casino Las Vegas, NV
- Moose International Pickleball Tournament February 5-6, 2022
Gulf Cove Lodge #2554 Gulf Cove, FL
- Moose International Darts Tournament April 22- 24, 2022
Belleville/Swansea Lodge #1221 Belleville, IL
- Moose International Bowling Tournament May 7 &8, 14 &15, 21 &22, 2022
Sellersville Lodge #1539 Sellersville, PA
- Moose International Pool Tournament June 7 -11, 2022
Lynchburg South Lodge #1727 Lynchburg, VA
- Moose International Bar- B- Q Cook- Off June 17-18, 2022
Mooseheart Lodge # 2655 Mooseheart, IL
- Moose International Horseshoe Tournament July 9 -11, 2022
Marion Lodge #1705 Marion, NC
- Moose International Golf Tournament July 29 31, 2022
Crawfordsville Lodge # 6 Crawfordsville, Il
For additional information and registration instructions on any of the above Tournaments,
Please contact: Activities Department
Mooseheart, Il 50539-1172