Special Announcement From The Lodge Leadership
Hello everyone. We hope you are staying safe and healthy. It’s a new month, hang in there.
We just want to remind you all that if your membership has expired, please take the time to renew it. Remember that your membership is how we take care of our seniors at Moosehaven and our kids at Mooseheart, as well as our very own lodge. While we are not open right now, we still need to take care of our bills, endowment fund and upkeep of the Lodge. So if you can find it in your hearts to help donate to this fund, please let us know. You can call and leave a message at 650-355-1540.
As you all know, we donate back to our community, and since we have been closed we are unable to do so. We have a monthly obligation to send an endowment check back to Moose International for our seniors and kids by the 10th of each month. So now we are looking to you to help us.
Anything you can help with will be greatly appreciated.
As always, the latest updates about COVID-19 are available at the county’s website:
Please stay safe and God bless you all.
The Moose Fraternity
An International Organization of Men and Women Dedicated to Caring for Young and Old, Bringing Communities Closer Together, and Celebrating Life.
You may have heard the saying, “A burden heavy to one is borne lightly by many.” This is at the core of the Moose organization and what makes us unique in our Lodges, local communities and charitable “cities” that we support. Our roots can be traced to 1888 and the founder of the Moose, Dr. Henry Wilson, who successfully established the first Lodge in Louisville, Kentucky. In the early years, the Moose was to serve a modest goal of offering men an opportunity to gather socially, to care for one another’s needs and celebrate life together.
Since those early years, our fraternal organization rapidly expanded to include valuable service to our communities, care for children and teens in need at Mooseheart Child City & School, a 1,000-acre campus, located 40 miles west of Chicago and care for our senior members at Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community near Jacksonville, Florida.
With a combined membership of over 1,000,000 members in the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose, our presence is felt in over 1,500 communities across all 50 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain and Bermuda. The Moose organization contributes between $75 to $100 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations, volunteer hours worked and miles driven) annually.
In addition to Mooseheart and Moosehaven, the Moose fraternity’s Heart of the Community effort is multifaceted with internally developed programs like Tommy Moose. Tommy Moose aids in helping children overcome fears and anxiety during times of stress. Donated to law enforcement, fire fighters and other emergency workers, Tommy Moose plush dolls are presented to children in various traumatic situations. The external focus of our service is directed towards many worthwhile national charities, a few of which are: Salvation Army, Safe Surfin’ USA Foundation, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, and St. Jude.
In our local Lodges, you will find a wide array of activities to participate in both as an individual and as a family. From holiday parties, dances, sports, themed dinners and live entertainment, the Moose has much to offer. Membership can mean different things to different people. You are the one determining what you want to get out of the organization, and what you want to give back.
The Moose is about celebrating life together, serving those in need within our local community, supporting our children at Mooseheart and standing by our senior members at Moosehaven. To find out more information on how to be a Moose, stop in the lodge when we’re open and ask at the bar or any member.