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ILLINI MOOSE MAGAZINE
An attitude for gratitude . . .
I want to extend a very grateful thank you to the 2014-2015 board of officers: Matt Dietz, Jim Massey, Tom Askew, Al Wanek, Bill Dietz, Chris McCoy. Special thanks to Floyd Schultz, Mike Cross & TJ Gill for stepping up to fill positions that became vacant during my seat. I want to thank Tom McSorley, Mike Vaughn for being there in the beginning and your continued help. It has a pleasure working with all of you.
It has been a great and rewarding experience and I look forward to being part of the upcoming board as Matt Dietz takes the reins of your Governor the 2015-2016 year. Despite the challenge that Matt will have to face with the widening of Route 30 I believe that with his business sense and "can do" attitude it will be a prosperous year for the lodge.
I would like to extend a thank you to the Women's Board, without their generous contribution we would not have been able to replace the ansul unit (it is the overhead fire suppression system). Within a week of scheduling the upgrade to the unit the compressor on the walk-in freezer went out which the lodge had to replace as well.
It is things like this that we cannot always predict, much less budget for, in our daily operations and always appreciate the additional monetary contributions that are made by our members throughout the year. To you, I say thank you! I don't know who you are, but YOU DO and it is always a nice surprise when a donation drop is made into the lodge mailbox that we can deposit into our account to help offset expenses when the lodge experiences setbacks for whatever reason. I just want you to know that every little bit counts, it is appreciated and we thank you!
In addition, I would like to thank Rich "Watty" Watkins and Bob Provo for their continued hard work and dedication to the lodge and sharing their talents in repairing and being there to help the lodge perform at its best by making sure things are working, clean, and safe; Chris Bell for his assistance in making sure our social quarters is stocked, working with our vendors and getting things done! Also, I would like to thank Donna, the lodge secretary/assistant. I appreciate all of her hard work and dedication and going over and above to get the job done - she puts the action into team work and made my job a little easier over the past year. THANK YOU!
Your Jr. Past Governor for the year 2015-2016
Gary "GDUB" Woods
Our Moose Lodge Gets A New Character
We recently accepted a new addition to our Lodge thanks to the generous donation and kind thoughts of members, Heather and Evan Nelson. This donation comes with a warm meaningful story.
While they were visiting Northern Wisconsin, they attended an outdoor fest that included a local chain saw artist,
auctioning off his sculptured animals. One of his quality pieces being auctioned was a head sculpture of a Moose. As the auctioneer worked the bidding over $200.00, he accidently knocked the sculpture off the stand and broke the
antler ears in half. This stunned not only the artist and the crowd, but also negated all bids on the damaged Moose. The sculpture, in everyone’s opinion was now useless and not wanted.
Until our Moose member Evan Nelson stepped forward and said he would pay $200.00 for the Moose, “as is”. The artist, without hesitation or questioning said “SOLD”. The Nelson’s took the injured Moose home to Illinois to cure the Moose’s antlers with a little wood artistry and varnish. Heather gave it a little more TLC by engraving “Lodge 2491” into the antlers. To the surprise of our members, they gifted the sculptured Moose to the Lodge during our annual Car Show.
When the Nelson’s told the story of how the Moose got damaged and they instantly purchased it with the thought of saving this Moose and giving it a good home, they were asked why they would? They’re comments were “Because its similar to what the Moose organization does, rescues rejected troubled kids and finds them a good home”.
So next time you’re at the Lodge, be sure pat our new mascot for luck, located inside the front entrance of the Lodge, and hopefully you’ll run into Evan and Heather to tell them thanks for their pride and fraternalism for Mooseheart.
Contributed by Brother Bob Provo
MONDAY, June 1st
5PM - 7PM
FAMILY DINNER NIGHT - $7
POLISH SAUSAGE, KRAUT, POTATOES
New Thursday Night Pub Menu - fresher ingredients, choice of buns and more! Come check it out when you can!
LODGE IS STILL SERVING LUNCH ON
DAILY SPECIALS WILL BE OFFERED
CHECK OUT THE KITCHEN PAGE TO SEE WEEKLY OFFERINGS!
Here come the Gov . . .
Another summer is here and with it comes some new challenges!
First, I would like to thank Gary Woods for all the hard work and time he dedicated this past year as Governor! Thanks, also, to this past years board for all you’ve done! It has been a pleasure serving with you! I am really looking forward to working with the 2015-2016 board and serving all of our members as Governor.
Each year presents new challenges and because of all of our spectacular volunteers I know we will succeed! There’s so many that help, there’s too many to name! From all of our kitchen crews, special events and committee chairs, the list goes on and on! It is my hope that this list will increase in size!
We have many great events throughout the year and each and everyone of them are counted on and needed! They are essential for the short and long term growth of our lodge. The two that I particularly want to focus on are vital to our summers!! First, the July Lodge Golf Outing chaired by Eddie Cardella, thanks Eddie! Second, our August Car Show chaired by Tom McSorley, thanks Tom! Both Eddie and Tom pour their heart and souls into these events! This is why I am asking all of our members to assist in any way possible! From buying the tickets to selling the tickets to donating your time, it is all important!
I am happy to say we did make some great strides this past year and expect even bigger and better things this year! Despite concerns over construction I believe that we are up to it! This year’s board of Officers and myself as Governor are committing to doing everything in our power to make this a great year! I, also, am personally asking each and every member to come by and support our lodge. If you haven’t spent much time here, come on by! Meet some of our great members and make some new friends! You will be glad you did! I’m looking forward to serving our world class lodge this year.
Thanks & God Bless,
2015 - 2016 Governor
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Saturday, July 18st
Volunteer Sign-up Sheet is in social quarters on bulletin board, please provide name, phone number and t-shirt size