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ILLINI MOOSE MAGAZINE
From the Governor . . .
This year is winding down and by the next issue we will be welcoming in a new board while celebrating a good year! I want to thank everyone who has stepped up and helped replace or repair broken items around the lodge, decorated or chaired an event. Without you it would not have been possible! Thank you for making it happen!
It has been an honor to be a part of the Board of Officer’s. It has allowed me the opportunity to appreciate the level of commitment that is shared by our membership and afforded me an opportunity to get to know many of you that I would not have otherwise gotten to know.
Our Family Dinner Nights will be ending at the end of March as well as Chicken Wings. Golf League will begin Thursday, April 16th and all members (male & female) are welcome to come out to Carillon for the reduced rate of golf. Look for details around the lodge, facebook page or our website www.plainfieldmoose.com. The pub menu will begin on Thursday, April 2nd, so that our Summer Chef Volunteers can get back into the “swing” of things. If anyone would like to see a “special” made for a Thursday evening, please feel free to drop your suggestions in the Lodge mailbox and I am sure if it is within their ability to whip it up that they will do their best to accommodate your suggestion. Also, effective the first Monday in March and thereafter hours will be 3PM - 9PM.
Thank you again for making this a great year!
Gary "GDUB" Woods
FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR
We have had a lot of activities and fun the last couple of months here at the lodge. There are many more scheduled for the months ahead! Hope you can come on out and see what is happening around the lodge.
Our Preferred Member’s Dinner along with the installation of officers is scheduled for April 25th. This event is by invitation only. It is extended to any member who has sponsored one or more new members since May 2014. If you haven’t sponsored anyone yet there is still time to get on the invite list by sponsoring a new member by April 4th.
Please remember membership, keep your dues current and ask all perspective members to join our fraternity.
Have a safe St. Patrick’s day and a very Happy Easter!
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, APRIL 27th
5PM - 7PM
FAMILY DINNER NIGHT - $7
Chicken Alfredo, salad, & garlic bread
Prepared by Chef Tyra
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!
Inaugural Cookout and Ride:
Saturday, May 2nd - OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS
Lunch served to all from 11am - 1pm
(offered by Moose Riders)
Afternoon ride to follow (weather permitting).
Look for more details to come.
There is a Jug set up in the social quarters if you would like to contribute - thank you!