Summer is finally here and our outside games have begun. Hopefully our board of officers will come up with some new and interesting things to do here at the lodge. Our new fiscal year has just gotten under way and we have two new officers on our board which are here to help serve you. Brian Brusha is our new Prelate and Duane Michalski is a new Trustee. Please welcome them and thank them for taking part in being an officer of the lodge.
Your Governor and I will be representing the lodge at the Moose International Convention in St. Louis, Missouri the week-end of July 4th. At the convention we'll attend seminars that will help us learn more about lodge operations. They will also let us know if our lodge became a Premiere Lodge Award winner. Some of the criteria for making this award are retention, arrearage, new application goals, and total giving to Mooseheart and other charitable institutions. It is based on a point system throughout the fiscal year. If we meet the requirements and make this award it helps the lodge save a percentage off the per-capita we have to pay the Wisconsin Moose Association each year.
Our annual family picnic is just around the corner on August 27th from noon to 5:00 pm. The lodge will be giving away $3000.00 in our annual drawing. Your tickets will be arriving in the mail shortly. Please help the picnic become a success by either purchasing the tickets yourself, or by selling them. The proceeds from this fundraiser will help defray ongoing lodge and picnic expenses.
Finally, for those that smoke by the front and back doors, please don't put your cigarettes out on the ground, dispose of them properly. There are plenty of receptacles around. Other members are complaining about how it looks, and this is your lodge, so treat it as such. Thanks for all you do.
John Buchaklian - Administrator