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Fraternity Implements Virtual Convention During Time of Crisis

Fraternity Implements Virtual Convention The pandemic crisis has forced many organizations and businesses to conduct operations in an entirely different way, and the Moose Fraternity is no different. Besides canceling a number of Association meetings, Mooseheart and Moosehaven events, and International sporting events, Moose International also was forced to cancel the in-person International Moose Convention scheduled for May in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As stated in the General Laws, the Fraternity is required to have an annual meeting; however, that meeting does not have to be attended live, as long as there is a representative quorum of delegates in “attendance.”

Therefore, the Moose will be having a  “virtual” convention for the first time in the Fraternity’s history. The virtual convention will occur on June 25-26,2020 and any member with internet access has the ability to participate in the live and taped sessions that are set to occur. Included in the live sessions will be the address of Director General Scott Hart, as well as the reports of Mooseheart and Moosehaven, and the installation of officers.

Further, addresses by Supreme Governor Rodney Hammond, Grand Regent Mary Froning, Grand Chancellor Barbara McPherson, and Director of Membership Mike Rios are expected to be broadcast live. Additional live sessions may be added and other presentations will be recorded and stored on a special Moose Virtual Convention website for viewing at any time by Fraternity members.

Voting for the proposed changes to the Moose General Laws is still scheduled to take place during this meeting. Loyal Order of Moose delegates will be required to register for this meeting in order to take advantage of this opportunity to vote. The General Laws proposals all revolve around the change to create a new and unified Moose membership where women and men have equal membership rights, privileges, opportunities, and a vote in lodge business and activities.  Scheduled to be on the Moose Virtual Convention web page will be workshop presentations; convention and general Moose merchandise for sale; links to YouTube presentations; and access to the live events. The Moose Virtual Convention webpage and information on the One Moose proposal can both be found at www.mooseintl.org  beginning June 1.

Make sure to look for additional information to be sent via Official Communications and on the Moose International website in the coming days and weeks.

 

 

Updates from the General Governor’s Office

To clarify some of the information that was sent out on Monday, the General Governor’s Office offers these points:

  • At this time, all LOOM Officer terms will be extended until June 30, 2020 with the nomination process continuing/occurring in May and the election process then occurring in June with the new officer year for 2020-21 beginning on July 1st and ending on April 30, 2021.  The General Governor’s Office will provide further detailed procedures and any updates to this schedule, if necessary.
  • All current officers whose term has been extended will act as official delegates to the May 2020 International Moose Convention.
  • At this time, LOOM meetings are to be conducted as scheduled pursuant to CDC recommendations for meeting size (10 or fewer individuals).  Quorum requirements are still applicable.  If necessary, meetings may be conducted by conference call or electronically until further notice.  Meeting minutes are still required.  The health and safety of our members is paramount; therefore, no penalties shall be imposed for absences related to viral concerns.
  • To ease the requirement of membership votes on new and re-enrolled applications, the General Governor’s Office is allowing the Lodge Officers to approve applications, if necessary, after submission by the Application Review Committee, until further notice.

Updates from Women of the Moose

  • At this time, all Women of the Moose Officer terms will be extended until June 30, 2020 with the nomination process continuing/occurring in May and the election process then occurring in June with the new officer year for 2020-21 beginning on July 1st and ending on April 30, 2021.  As many Chapter elections are already in progress, if the Chapter is meeting, the elections can continue to be held however the Installation of Officers for the 2020-2021 Chapter year will not be held until June of 2020.  International Headquarters will provide further detailed procedures and any updates to this schedule, if necessary.
  • In accordance with Section 112 of the Women of the Moose General Laws, the Chapter has the right to choose it’s representative to attend the International Conference.  If the incoming Senior Regent has already been chosen to attend, she may still do so.  If the Chapter chooses to send the current Senior Regent that is ok as well.
  • At this time, Chapter meetings are to be conducted as scheduled pursuant to CDC recommendations for meeting size (10 or fewer individuals).  Quorum requirements are not applicable as indicated on March 13.  If necessary, meetings may be conducted by conference call or electronically until further notice.  Meeting minutes are still required.  The health and safety of our members is paramount; therefore, no penalties shall be imposed for absences related to viral concerns.
  • To ease the requirement of membership votes on new and re-enrolled applications, the General Governor’s Office is allowing the Chapter Officers to approve applications, if necessary, after submission by the Application Review Committee, until further notice.  Completed applications with the associated funds must still be submitted to one of the Chapter Officers for review by the application Review Committee.  Online applications are now available as well atwww.beamoose.org.              

 

Thank you!

Each and every time you pay your dues, donate directly to, or raise money for Moose Charities, you make it possible to take care of these kids that live in the house with our name.  On behalf of a grateful fraternity and association, thanks for being a member and giving of your time and substance so these children have a great quality of life, an education, and most importantly, a bright future.  You make a difference.  Never forget that.

 

Our WSNIMA Girls and Family Teachers - June 2019

Our WSNIMA Girls and Family Teachers - June 2019