Heart of the Community

First let me say how proud I am to be part of the GREATEST ASSOCIATION in our fraternity! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who participated, donated, and in your own way were involved in our great Heart Of The Community event at this Mid- Year Conference!

We had 32 members attend the HOC event at the South Pacific County Humane Society, we had 8 members working the Easy-ID Child Safety Kits/Safe Surfin’ event that helped 19 children with their Safety-ID’s, and I think everyone was happy to be serving the needs of the community we were in.

I wanted to share with you the thank you letter I got from Sandy Clancy of the Humane Society:

Please convey our thank you to all of the Washington State Northern Idaho Moose Association for all of their great work at the shelter on Friday, March 9th and the fabulous donations of food, kennels, toys, beds, blankets, leashes, dog jackets, hand sanitizer, and kitty litter.  The cats loved the attention and all of the walkable dogs got some exercise and love.  Getting the windows cleaned and moving those desks and food in our annex is so greatly appreciated.  We are all so thrilled and just cannot thank everyone enough.

What a great group of people.  Thank you again and hope to see you in the future!” 

Sandy Clancy

Now that we have shown how great we are with our HOC events let me get you prepared for what our next events are: At WSNIMA Convention in September, being held in Pasco WA, we will be delivering our “Buddy Bags”. We have already received donations of over 250 bags and have over $4000 raised by your efforts to buy more! WOW! I couldn’t be prouder of our association. We are going to make a great impact on helping children in need.

We will also be conducting a socks donation drive that we are going to call “Sock it to me!” where we will be collecting socks to donate to the Union Gospel Mission in Pasco. Please stay tuned to your communications and notices for further information. Many of our members want to get out into the community and be active in their community. At the request of our members we will be returning to the Union Gospel Mission to help clean, donate, and even do the “Walk About” to help the homeless in their community. Usually this event is scheduled for the Friday morning of the Conference. Come help us if you can. I’d love to see you there.

Now that we have shown how great we can be in our communities I am asking for your help for ideas of our next event. Let me know what you are doing in your communities, let’s share our success with our other Lodges and Chapters and see if your event is something they might want to try in their community. If you have an idea for me to try for an event at our upcoming Conferences and Conventions please let me know and I will see if we can do it.

Once again you are the greatest women and men in all this fraternity! You inspire me with your care and dedication to our Moose Core Values. I look forward to doing more HOC events with you in the future. Thank you for who you are and what you do!


Joe Fairbanks

WSNIMA Heart of the Community Chair