Hopewell Moose Family Center 1472
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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. Sometimes Dawn likes to play and hands the lead over to Julie Andrews or Darrell Johnson.
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.
Myrtle Casey Senior Luncheon”
NEXT: 20 Oct
The Senior Luncheon on 15 Sep There were 58 Members in attendance and the winner of the Moose Bucks for this month was Georgia Williams . Make your plans to attend next month on 20 Oct for a great time.
COME TO THE BEST MEAL IN TOWN
Jack & Myrtle Casey
Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472
4701 Western St
Hopewell, VA 23860
Call us: 804-458-1755
From the Fellowship
Thanks to all from the Fellowship Committee for the hard work and cooperation from many to make the Wine & Cheese Tasting plus the Dance on Jan. 9, 2016 successful. Anne and Dana, along with the rest of the kitchen staff, did a fantastic job in preparing the food and cheese displays. The food tables were kept refilled as items were consumed. The Decorating Committee did a great job in decorating the ballroom. Wine servers did an excellent job and looked great. Thanks to the office for handling pre-sales. The First Class Band played music selections which kept the dance floor full all evening. Even the non-dancers like the First Class Band because, when they were playing, a conversation could still be heard at the table.
Mark your calendars for next year’s event to be held in January 2017.
Thank you for a Successful 2016
"Volunteer Recognition & Rewards Program"
"Volunteer Recognition & Rewards Program"
•Volunteer• - a person who performs tasks without monetary com-pensation.
•Recognition• - the acknowledgement of something for considera-tion. Something having been previously seen, heard or known.
•Rewards• - something given in recognition of one's service, effort or achievement.
Who doesn't like to be thanked for a job well done, or simply a pat on the back for efforts? Many times in volunteer based organizations, this gets overlooked. Why? Because unlike a traditional supervisor to employee workplace, the organization is made up of peer volunteers, most of whom are also volunteering countless hours.
We make every effort to thank those individuals who give up their own time to help with projects, events, fundraisers and other tasks, but many times, that type of "peer-to-peer" recognition falls flat, and leaves us wanting more. Why? Well, it's primarily due to our time spent in a traditional workplace environment, versus a non-profit or volunteer based workplace/organization.
Last year, we developed the template for our "Volunteer Recognition & Rewards Program". We were/are looking for both male and female lodge members to com-plete this committee and oversee the new initiative program. We have published the article several times in the newsletter over the past 9 months. Currently, there are 3 members that make up the Volunteer program, two males and one female. Each month we rotate between the males & female volunteers and choose who will be showcased for that month. The volunteers are given a point value system based on activities involved in & volunteered for, the amount of activities/time that is "donated", and the overall helpful words & kind attitudes demonstrated.
To date, not one single person has expressed interest in serving on the committee, nor submitted ideas to the committee. Not one single person.
We have the guidelines in place, we have started the program, we have the "volunteer of the month" parking space, and other rewards. What we don't have....is you. We need at least 3-4 other members to step up and serve on this program. Bring your ideas! Bring your suggestions! This isn't a time consuming commitment. Most of this can be done via email or phone.
We commonly hear, "I don't want to help or give up my time because no one ever thanks me." But when asked just WHO or WHERE the Thank-You's are to come from, the answer we get is "from the lodge." But the lodge....is in actuality, all of us. WE all make up the lodge in its entirety. We all like to be thanked & recognized, it's human nature.
Please consider participating in your lodge's "Recognition & Rewards Program." You, your friends, and your moose brothers & sisters deserve it.
Visit Other Lodges In The Area
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.
Town Hall Meeting
Date: 22 October / Time: 1-3pm / Location: Ballroom / Moderator: Mike Rios, Territory Manager, Eastern Virginia
Governor's Town Hall Meeting
Location: Hopewell Moose #1472 / Ballroom
Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Moderator: Mike Rios, Eastern Virginia,
**ALL LODGE MEMBER OF LOOM
1472 & CHAPTER 1180 INVITED**
August provided us with a lot of good deeds. We donated $1,200 to the Hopewell Police Department to help with their children's camp. Then we invited retired Air Force Col. Gary (Gumby) West to stop by, as he was cycling thru Virginia on a 2,500 mile bike ride from Maine to Key, West Florida. Where we donated $1,000 to the Col. who's riding to raise money for military families who lost a loved one in battle, or has a disability from a military battle.
The mid year VMA convention was in Norfolk, Va. Hopewell Moose Lodge was standing tall and proud, both the LOOM and the WOTM. Our lodge received a few awards with Hopewell getting the TOP LODGE in VIRGINIA for membership over 800 members. We were also in the top 3 for sports in the VMA We seam to be near or at the top of all the donations we make to Moose International Charities and VMA Charities. The WOTM did a great job with coordinating all of the activities during the WOTM's convention. A job well done that got plenty of complements.
Now for rolling up our sleeves and getting back to work after a well deserved summer vacation. Our membership drive looks like it stalled a bit. We have signed roughly 35 new members. We've got a ways to go to reach our goal.
The Queen of Hearts is growing it'll be close or over $11,000 by the time you read this. Our kitchen is rolling and the specials around the bar are always changing you may see a special name after you. Football is here, so come by check it out.
Everyone should give themselves a well deserved pat on the back because it takes everyone get where we are. This is 1472 PRIDE at work, let's keep it rolling.
Thanks Gerry Mastrovito Governor 1472 PRIDE
Senior Regent Message
This year has moved along so quickly, hard to believe it is already October. October is the tenth month of the modern calendar. The name October comes from the Latin word for eight, which is OCTO. According to the ancient Roman calendar October was the eighth month, but when King Numa Pompilius reformed the calendar and added the months of January and February around 700 BCE, it became the tenth. The name, thus made inappropriate, was retained after several attempts to agree upon a new one.
Our annual Bazaar held last month on September 23 and 24 was a huge success. Many thanks to all of the ladies that worked countless hours designing and creating beautiful items that will look lovely in your homes or will make perfect gifts for your family and friends. Thanks also to all of our shoppers - we hope you were able to check off many of the names on your Christmas list.
Now that we are well into Fall and more desirable temperatures, come on out to the Lodge and join in any of the many activities we have planned. If you like Shag dancing, join the group on October 1st. Octoberfest is always fun - you don't want to miss that on the 7th. On October 14, dance the night away with Feature Attraction in the Ballroom. October 15 is the date for Fall Celebration, come and check that out. The monthly Senior Luncheon will be on the 20th. Everyone knows what fun that is! The Kids' Halloween party will be on the 24th and the Halloween Dance will be on the 29th. Come and see what surprises Julie has for you. Please check the calendar in the newsletter for the various times for these events.
This year we will have a Town Hall Meeting in the Ballroom on October 22. That will be from 1PM- 3PM. Decisions will not be made at that time, but we do want to hear your thoughts and opinions concerning the Lodge and activities.
Ladies, if you have not attended one of our meeting lately, or ever, we invite you to come and be with us. Our meetings are at 7:30 on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The meetings usually last for an hour and we really do get a lot accomplished during that time. We would love to see you.
Madelyn W. Collier
Remember you are not fully dressed until you put on your SMILE.
The October menu for the Hopewell Moose lodge: Every dinner night we have wonderful fresh steaks to cook to your perfection as well as great desserts and soups available. The Moose plate has always been a good choice as well, I like to change the Moose plate up daily for our member to have more choices to choose of. Senior Lunch is on October 20th-Thursday we will be serving "Chili" it is that time of the year. Please, if you see me let me know if there is anything that i can help you with. Thanks, looking forward to seeing you at the lodge.
October 5th Wednesday
Chicken-n-Rice with your choice of two sides-$7.95
BBQ Ribs: 1/4 Rack $6.95 1/2 $9.95
BBQ Chicken 1/4 White $6.95 1/4 Dark $5.95
serve with baked beans and Cole Slaw
Joe's Prime Rib with your choice of sides *Price To Be Announced*
Chicken-n-Dumplins cup $3.00 or a bowl $4,50
Open face Roast Beef sandwich on toast with your choice of sides.
October 20th-Thursday-Senior Lunch serve at 12pm till 1pm
Chili serve with bread of your choice.
Stuff Peppers with two sides $7.95
Joe's Heidelberger Meatloaf serve with two sides
Bake Chicken with marinara sauce
Please Remember That Our Wait Staff Works For Tips Only!!
3rd Annual VMA Moose Karaoke Contest
22 OCT LOOM/WOTM Hopewell Moose Lodge Karaoke Contest.
All entries must be in NLT 4pm on 17 Oct **NO EXCEPTIONS**
Call the office at 804-458-1755 and
leave your contact information for the
Governor. Winners from Lodge and
Chapter Level competitions will compete
to represent your District at the Virginia
Moose Association Karaoke Contest Friday, January 27, 2017 at the VMA Mid-Year Conference in Norfolk, Virginia.
SOCIAL QUARTER HOURS
Sun Noon - 10:00pm
Tue (Dart Night Midnight)
In starting off, my first article as Administrator, I want to say "Thank You", to those who have wished me the best and offered their support. The goals of our lodge remain the same, to support Mooseheart and Moosehaven, and to provide a friendly and enjoyable gathering place for ALL our members, young and old. We have received 6 new air filter systems and will be replacing the old ones, in the social quarters and bar area. The kids room has had an upgrade and has lots more to offer youth of all ages. A new fantasy football kiosk, is in the game room, for those members, to spice up the football season. The board of officers are looking into events to be held in the park, as the evening temperatures, become more comfortable. Make sure, you keep that newsletter calendar handy, so you don't miss anything, and follow us on Facebook.