- Physical Address: 108 N Sidney St North Bend, WA 98045
- Social Quarters Phone: 425 888-0951
- Mailing Address: PO Box 1416 North Bend, WA 98045-1416
- Chapter Address: PO Box 1535 North Bend, WA 98045
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:
Updates from Women of the Moose
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.