As the new Family Activities chair for the state of Wisconsin, I would like to say that I hit the ground running, but it’s more like I am learning the ropes.  And I feel like I have a lot to learn.  Please bear with me as I get up to speed. 

October is here and I hope that our lodges and chapters have a kids Halloween party on the calendar.  And maybe even an adult Halloween party.  

The holiday season is around the corner and with that, we have Mooseheart Treelighting to look forward to on December 7th.  If you haven’t been to Mooseheart for this event, plan to attend this year, it is such a wonderful experience. The campus is decorated for the holiday and it is so beautiful.  The kids and staff are so welcoming and the holiday program is great.

Are you planning a holiday kid’s party?  It’s not too late to get something on the calendar.  Start planning something now for a successful visit with Santa or Mrs Claus and/or maybe some elves. 

I hope by next month, I will have a better understanding of my role and will be able to deliver a better newsletter article.

Until then, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or call/text 920-639-1988.

In friendship,

Stephanie Aanonsen