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Friday, January 23, 2015
FEB. 21ST., BAY CITY BAND AND DINNER
GREAT BAND ON SAT., GREAT DINNER, SHRIMP SCAMPI WITH RICE AND VEGGY. JOIN US 6 PM. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE BAR.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I TRUST ALL HAD HAPPY HOLIDAYS. WELL, IT IS A NEW YEAR AND WE HAVE A LOT GOING ON HERE AT THE PALM BEACH GARDENS MOOSE LODGE. FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T HEARD, THE LOOM MEMBERS VOTED ABOUT 3 TO 1 TO ELIMINATE SMOKING WITHIN THE INTERIOR OF THE LODGE FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS BEGINNING UPON THE COMPLETION OF THE SCREEN PATIO ( WHICH WE ALSO VOTED TO BUILD FOR OUR SMOKING MEMBERS) OR MAY 1ST, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
I KNOW THERE ARE MEMBER SMOKERS WHO ARE UPSET BY THE OUTCOME OF THE VOTE. I AM HOPING THIS WILL NOT KEEP THEM AWAY AS WE WOULD MISS OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO SMOKE. THIS WAS NOT A VOTE AGAINST THE SMOKERS, BUT A VOTE TO CREATE A HEALTHIER, MORE PLEASANT ENVIRONMENT IN OUR LODGE FOR EVERYONE.
OK, NOW I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU INDIVIDUALLY. WHY ARE YOU A MOOSE?
IF THE FIRST THING THAT CAME TO YOUR MIND WAS NOT: TO SUPPORT MOOSEHEART, MOOSEHAVEN, AND THE MANY OTHER CHARITIES THE LODGE SUPPORTS, THEN PERHAPS YOU NEED TO RETHINK YOUR MEMBERSHIP. I AM NOT TRYING TO CHASE MEMBERS AWAY, BUT I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THEM AS A LOOM OR WOTM MEMBER. YES, I SAID EXPECTED. WHEN YOU APPLIED FOR MEMBERSHIP WITH THE MOOSE FRATERNITY YOU SIGNED AN OBLIGATION OF MEMBERSHIP. I DO NOT HAVE ROOM TO QUOTE THE COMPLETE OBLIGATION HERE, BUT I WILL QUOTE A FEW LINES. "IF ELECTED INTO MEMBERSHIP, I PROMISE TO FULFILL MY TWO PRIMARY OBLIGATIONS OF 1) INCREASING THE STRENGTH OF THE ORDER BY PROPOSING FOR MEMBERSHIP QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS OF HIGH PERSONAL CHARACTER AND 2) GIVING OF MY ENERGY AND SUBSTANCE IN SUPPORT OF MOOSEHEART AND MOOSEHAVEN." PLEASE FEEL FREE TO READ THE COMPLETE OBLIGATION THAT YOUR SIGNED ON ONE OF OUR APPLICATIONS. YOU WILL PLEASE NOTICE THAT THERE IS NO MEMTION OF TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE LOOM BY BRINGING A LARGE NUMBER OF GUESTS TO DINNER OR OTHER FUNCTIONS MULTIPLE TIMES. THE GUEST POLICY IS IN PLACE FOR INVITING QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS SO THEY MIGHT SEE THE ADVANTAGES OF BECOMING MOOSE MEMBERS THEMSELVES. ONCE A GUEST HAS ENTERED THE LODGE TWICE, HIS OR HER THIRD VISIT CAN ONLY BE FOR THE PURPOSE OF APPLYING TO JOIN THE LOOM OR WOTM. THIS POLICY IS PART OF OUR BYLAWS AND MUST BE ADHERED TO BY THE MEMBERSHIP. AS LOYAL MOOSE MEMBERS , PLEASE HELP ME AND THE BOARD OF OFFICERS BY INFORMING YOUR GUEST OF THIS REQUIREMENT AND NOT ALLOWING THEM TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU AND OTHER MEMBERS. AFTER ALL, YOU PAY YOUR DUES EVERY YEAR, WHY SHOULD OTHERS GET A FREE RIDE. ALSO, IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN OUR STATUS WITH THE IRS AS A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION, THIS POLICY IS NOT OPTIONAL. KEEPING A LODGE AS LARGE AS THIS ONE RUNNING SMOOTHLY IS A MONUMENTAL TASK AND WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO ENFORCE THIS WITHOUT THE HELP OF EVERY MEMBEER, SO THANKS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR SUPPORT.
THERE ARE SOME OTHER WAYS IN WHICH MEMBERS (AND OTHERS) TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR LODGE. I MUST ASK THAT YOU TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOUR BEHAVIOR WHEN YOU ARE HERE. ARE YOU HELPING THE LODGE BY : CONTRIBUTING YOUR TIME? PURCHASING DINNER OR DRINKS? DONATING TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND? OR ARE YOU TAKING ADVANTAGE BY : TAKING MORE THAN YOU CAN EAT AT THE BUFFET AND EITHER THROWING IT AWAY OR TAKING IT HOME? COMING TO A FUNCTION WITH ENTERTAINMENT AND DANCING ALL NIGHT WITHOUT PURCHASING DINNER OR AT LEAST A DRINK OR TWO? TRYING TO FIND ANY WAY YOU CAN TO GET EVERYTHING YOU CAN FOR FREE? THIS LODGE EXISTS BY MAKING MONEY TO KEEP IT GOING AND TO SUPPORT MOOSEHEART AND MOOSEHAVEN. IF YOU'RE NOT HELPING YOU'RE HINDERING. LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS THE BEST LODGE EVER! WELL, THAT'S IT FOR NOW.


JOHN BISHOP
ADMINISTRATOR
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