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You can t find the Hopewell Moose Lodge??? Try putting in 905 Cousins Ave, Hopewell, VA 23860 and we are right around the bend.
Trivia Night At The Lodge
You and your team could be on their way to winning a few dollars ($50 first place and $25 second) at Trivia night.  Meeting twice a month on Thursdays at 7:00 Dawn Ozmore leads her team to try to stump participants.  Most months we meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday but check the calendar to make sure as holidays can impact that. 





There's no cost to play and there's lounge food available as well as drinks.  Where else can you play a mental game while enjoying your favorite beverage?  Even if you don't win you're guaranteed a great time.  If you're alone we'll find a team for you to join and otherwise there's no limit on the number of participants. Come early, grab your table and order up some delicious food and refreshing drinks! Cash prizes, gift give-aways and moosebucks are waiting for you! 
No team? No problem! We have plenty of people you can share a table with! Just come out and have FUN. There is no cost to play, and all materials are provided.  

Lee Dixon
Myrtle Casey Senior Luncheon”

NEXT: 19 Jan
TIME: Noon
46 members attended the Senior Luncheon on 15 December.   The winner of the Moose Bucks for this month was Mary Sue Langley . Make your plans to attend next month on 19 Jan for a great time. 

COME TO THE BEST MEAL IN TOWN

Jack & Myrtle Casey   

ADDRESS

Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472
4701 Western St
Hopewell, VA 23860
Call us: 804-458-1755
OFFICE   HOURS
Sun Closed
Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Sat Closed
From the Fellowship
The Fellowship will host its Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting on 25 February 2017. Tickets on sale in the office for $20 and includes both the Wine & Cheese and a night of dancing. Fellowship Chairman Ray Schaefer Sr. is this years Chairman and is looking forward to a host of support by the WOTM, Moose Legion, the Lodge Catering Staff and a host of Volunteers. If you missed this event last year, you missed out on the classiest upscale event of the year. The selection of wines and display of cheese are too numerous to mention. Mark your calendars now so you do not miss out again. 
Ray Schaefer Sr., Fellowship 
Chairman 


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NEWSLETTER
WHATS HAPPENING IN OTHER LODGES??????
        There are several Lodges in the local area offering a variety of entertainment and activities to fit your needs. Please take the time to visit them over the holidays. 

Nominating Committee
Time to start thinking about running for the 2017-18 Moose Board of Officers. IAW Sec. 33.3 - …”The Nominating Committee will organize”...for our Lodge they will meet on 16 February immediately following the General Membership Meeting. With the exception of the Administrator, all officers are nominated on 16 March and are elected on 6 April. The final date and time to submit is 6 March at 5pm to the Administrator. No other nominations are accepted after 5pm. Current Board of Officer Positions are 3 Year Trustee, Prelate, Jr. Governor, Treasurer and Governor. Please read your General Laws as the criteria for running for Governor has various stipulations. 


QUEEN OF HEARTS WILL RESUME SOON 
Governor's Message
Brother's 
​I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Holiday. If you didn't get by the Lodge, it was looking festive. Thanks to all that helped make the Lodge look good.
I would like to start the new year off on the right foot. First thing I would like to see is our new members introducing a friend to the Lodge and encourage them to join. Invite them in for a meal and show them around.
Second thing is we have social quarters rules posted on the bulletin board in the social quarters. From time to time it's a good idea to read them to refresh our memory. Let's enjoy our lodge and respect all our members around us.
The mid year convention takes place in Norfolk this month so get your room before their gone.
Thanks for all you do to help keep our Lodge moving in the right direction.


Thanks Gerry Mastrovito Governor 1472 PRIDE

Admin Staff Message
We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  Now we can look forward to spring and warm weather! Please keep your locker dues up to date—if you aren’t sure when they are due just check with the office or one of our bartenders.  Also, remember that tickets go on sale for dances & activities 30 days prior to the event. 
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Senior Regent Message
If you enjoy looking backward and forward, January is your month.  Named for the two-faced Roman god Janus who looked in opposite directions to the past and the future at the same time, January blends the best of the old and the new.

Looking back at our Moose year, we are happy to say it has been very successful.  A great big 'thank you' to all who have supported our many activities - bingo, White Elephant Sale, Bazaar, and Jewelry sale just to name a few.  Also, thanks for supporting our Book Sale table.  The money that you put in the box helps to support our membership campaign.

Most recently, we celebrated with our annual Christmas Dinner hosted by Junior Regent, Beverly Daniel.  Thanks to those that brought their special dishes to serve.  It was a delightful evening with good food and fellowship.

Looking forward, we already have many activities planned.  Why not start your year as a volunteer with us?  Just call the office for information or come to our meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.  Check your newsletter calendar for Bingo, Queen of Hearts, and Trivia and don't forget the delicious dinners always served in the Social Quarters on Wednesdays and Friday evenings.

Planning ahead, the WOTM have been working to have a really special Valentine's Dance on February 10, music by 'Fantastic Shakers'.  Advance tickets $15.00, $18.00 at the door.  Please make your plans to attend this event.

We will be selecting a new slate of officers in March.  If you are interested in a position, please let us know.  We hope that you will support our lodge and its functions in 2017.

I hope that each of you had a Merry Christmas and now I wish you a Happy New Year.

Madelyn W. Collier
Senior Regent

A SMILE is the beginning of peace.


JANUARY MENU
AS A RESULT OF OUR KITCHEN MANAGER RESIGNING, THE MENU WILL CHANGE. PLEASE BE PATIENT AS MOST OF THE MONTH'S MENU WILL BE PREPARED BY TEE, KAREN AND OUR VOLUNTEER MEMBERS.  

Wednesday, 11 Jan:  TBD

Friday, 13 Jan:  TBD

Wednesday, 18 Jan:  TBD

Friday, 20 Jan:  TBD

Wednesday, 25 Jan:  TBD

Friday, 27 Jan:  TBD

  Please Remember That Our Wait Staff Works For Tips Only!!
Hopewell Moose lodge

SOCIAL QUARTER HOURS
Sun Noon - 10:00pm
Mon Noon-10:00pm
Tue Noon-10:00am 
Tue (Dart Night Midnight)
Wed Noon-Midnight
Thu Noon-10:00pm
Fri Noon-1:00am
Sat Noon-Midnight
Administrator Message
As we enter into the new year, the moose lodge looks forward to new visions, new direction and as always...new members and volunteers!! At the same time, we'll always strive to recognize and appreciate our current members and volunteers. You may have noticed, the beginning installation of 3 new "smoke-eaters", and we have 3 more to install, to better our air quality, in the social quarters.  In January a large plumbing project, will begin, as we work to upgrade, the systems in the social quarters and ballroom restrooms. The Fantasy Sports kiosk, in the social quarters, now lets you play football AND golf, with NBA coming in the future. As in any large group or organization, there are those "nay-sayers" or "negative nancy's" and those people have chosen THEIR path, don't let them chose YOURS. Come sit in on a WOTM or LOOM meeting,and learn more about and what's going on, in YOUR lodge. The back page of the newsletter has the dates and times for all meetings. Welcome all to 2017, always moving forward, never falling behind.

Best wishes for a new and prosperous year to all

Fraternally,
Brad Ozmore
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A New Moose Experience: Overview 

DetailsWritten by Moose International Senior Reporter
C Published: 16 November 2016 C Last Updated: 16 November 2016  

The New Moose Experience has been conceived to address a dramatic 
sea change in the national workforce and the lives of today’s — and 
tomorrow’s — working families. We have identified an urgent, 
unfulfilled need in the lives of Millennial-led working families (people aged 20 to 36 with young children in the home) that Moose is uniquely qualified to fulfill.

With more than 30 million unconventionally employed as “1099” employees — freelancers, contractors, and independent small-business owners — Millennials dominate today’s shifting work environment. When we add those owning or working in small businesses (companies with two to nine employees), we see that the majority of this 76.4-million-strong generation works in situations never even considered by their elders.

The media portrays Millennials as hip, creative individuals living in major urban centers, untethered by marriage and parenthood. Yet that’s not a realistic picture of the generation: 53% are already married or seriously partnered, and 44% are parents with children in the home. These family-oriented Millennials are increasingly drawn to small and medium-sized metro areas that offer a high quality of life at an affordable cost of living. They desire experiences and services that meet their needs like their urban counterparts do, but they remain under-served in these slower-to-evolve communities.

In 1906, Moose Supreme Organizer James J. Davis identified a similar sea change in the workforce and sought a way to meet the needs of families who were struggling to navigate the new era. Today, Moose International seeks to do so once again as the national economy grows rapidly toward this flexible, entrepreneurial, and on-demand employment — and drastically shifts the composition of domestic life for the entire family in the process.

Designed for the Working Families of Today and Tomorrow

The New Moose Experience is uniquely designed to give working families two things they value most without compromise: (1) time together as a family and (2) a genuine sense of community. To do so, the new concept fully integrates three revenue-generating lines of business that will be packaged, priced, marketed, and operated to be a place of daily habit, trust, delight, fulfillment, and tight-knit community for today’s working families.
•Coworking: Flexible, hospitable work environments to meet the needs of independently and small-business-employed working Millennial parents; the fastest growing and most under-served population in today’s national workforce.
•Flexcare: Flexible, learning-oriented childcare for their kids — designed to accommodate the variable schedules of today’s parents while delivering a high-quality early childhood education experience that instills the values that Moose cares about most: caring for others in need, social responsibility, and community contribution.
•Best-in-class food-and-beverage: An accessible, appealing kitchen/market/cafe that welcomes the community (whether or not they participate in the co-working and childcare offerings) by serving a fresh, delicious, and healthy take on casual Americana cuisine at all parts of day and in all of the ways that modern families — and diners at large — want to eat.

The New Moose Experience will be a place of caring and contribution, positively impacting the surrounding community and supporting Mooseheart. To do so, the three core lines of business will be supplemented with community service activities and learning-oriented programming that engage and enrich the community at-large as well as our everyday community subscribers.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Congratulations to Don Readshaw! Moose of the Year ~ 2016 !!! Don Readshaw has led by example in many capacities throughout his moose history. His dedication and commitment are comparable to none. He has spent decades upholding the Moose principles of giving his time and financial aid for the advancement of not only his community, but his fellow man & child in need. While he may not be much of talker....his lifelong actions and philanthropic nature speak volumes of his compassion for human welfare. 

Hopewell Moose Fall Golf Scramble
The Hopewell Moose Lodge conducted it’s Final Fall Annual Golf Scramble on 12 November at the Prince George Golf Course. This year Butch Morris and Mark Marshall turned in a score with 5 under par to claim bragging rights until next fall. Thanks to Mark and Butch for another great year of Golf at the Lodge. Lets hope Santa gets you some clubs so you can join us next spring. 
Our very own Butch Morris also placed 3rd in the Super Senior Division at the Moose International Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach in October. Please congratulate him the next time you see him in the Lodge. 
If you wish to participate in the Lodge Golf events, please contact Butch. His contact information is at the back of the 
newsletter. 

See you at the next 
golf outing. 

Troy King, Jr. Past 
Gov.
The Queen of Hearts was found at the Hopewell Moose Lodge. So why is this news? I did not win the $17,000. Well in true Moose spirit Dewey Taylor was able to do what he has always wanted. He donated $5,000 to the St. Jude. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Unlike other hospitals, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from generous donors. Dewey also plans to share his fortune with other to pass on what was provided to him during the Christmas Season. 
Congratulations to Dewey Taylor on winning the ♥️Queen Of Hearts♥️!!! The Lodge is taking the Holiday’s off to enjoy family. Look for postings when the Queen of Heart will pick back up. 
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Hopewell Moose Lodge!

FREE DANCE LESSONS
Date: Carolina Shag Dance lessons will be held on Monday evenings in February and March. Lessons are free to all members. If you want to come as a guest to see if you would like to join, you can come twice and participate and then join if you want to continue. Anyone wanting to participate call Art Seward (804-731-4951) and let him know what you want to learn. (beginners, intermediate, advanced) by Jan 10th. The schedule will be based on your requests.
Art Seward, Entertainment Chairman


Central Virginia Junior Shaggers Workshops
Beginning in January the Central 
Virginia Junior Shaggers will be 
having their monthly workshops in our 
social quarters from 2 until 4. We have 
a great group of kids ranging in age 
from pre-school to upper teens. If you know of any kids that might enjoy this, please bring them. There are no fees with this activity. Stop by and see what these youngsters can do and how much they enjoy what they are doing. The schedule, so far, is January 8th and February 12th from 2 until 4. Refreshment will be supplied. The rest of the schedule will be announced at a later date. Bring your kids, your grandkids, or a neighbor’s or friend’s kids. It will be fun for all! 
Art Seward, Entertainment Chairman
COLONIAL HEIGHTS MOOSE LODGE
A local Lodge needs your support. 

Quarter BINGO, visit the Colonial Heights Moose Lodge for details.
St. Patrick’s Day at the Hopewell Moose Lodge!!!  
Date:17 March 
The Hopewell Moose Lodge 
presents: 
The PIZAZZ Band

“GET YOUR GREEN ON” and come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Hopewell Moose Lodge!!!  

Doors open at 7 and the band takes the stage at 8!!! 
Members and Qualified Guests Only No outside food, set-ups or 
coolers allowed. This is a smoking event sponcered by the Lodge.