Here we are wrapping up July and heading into August. Time flies when you are a Moose On A Mission.

June  found me on the road visiting Lodges, attending the 100th Annual Mooseheart Graduation,

watching over 130 Fellows enter the House of God and come out as part of the 100th Class of Pilgrims.

Congratulations to Wisconsin’s 3 newest Pilgrims, Kenneth Knop from West Bend #1398, Gail Myers Sr. from Monroe #754, and Brian Mifflin from Kenosha #1398. A well-deserved honor for all of you. Then it was off to the cook out at the Wisconsin Home, great food and Fellowship as always. While at the cook out, I received some bad news / good news. Zac and Melissa, the House Teachers for the Wisconsin Home, have accepted other positions and will no longer be in the Wisconsin Home. The good news however, is that both will be staying at Mooseheart. Zac has accepted the position of Chief of Mooseheart Security, and Melissa has accepted a full time position teaching 8th grade and coaching the boy’s Track and Field team at Mooseheart. We wish both of them Best of Luck with their new endeavors.

July was also a very busy month with the Moose International Convention in New Orleans, followed by the Moose International Horseshoe Tournament being hosted by the Janesville and Monroe Lodges, and ending the month with the Dells Days at Noah’s Ark, hosted by the Juneau County Lodge and Chapter.

Now let’s talk MEMBERSHIP. The State Membership Committee has put together a rather nice Membership Incentive Program this year. Sponsor 1 New/Former Member and you will receive Preferred Member Status, A Moose On A Mission Campaign Pin, 600 Moose Rewards Points, and $10.00 in WMA Moose Bucks. Sponsor 3 New/Former Members and you will receive in addition to above, and additional $5.00 in WMA Moose Bucks, and a $10.00 Credit on your Mid-Year Conference hotel room. Sponsor 5 New/Former Members and receive $5.00 more in WMA Moose Bucks, a Camo Fleece Jacket, a $20.00 credit on your Mid-Year Conference hotel room, an invitation to the State 5/25 Club Party during the Annual Convention in Fond du Lac, and a Donation will be made towards the purchase of new Snow Plow for the Mooseheart Campus. Additionally, just announced, if you become a 1st Time Sponsor you will receive an additional $10.00 in WMA Moose Bucks and 6,000 Moose Rewards Points. As you can see, there are plenty of incentives available for sponsoring New/Former Members.

The Wisconsin Moose Association Annual Convention is coming up fast. This year the dates are September 13th through the 16th at the Holiday Inn in Fond du Lac. The Official Visitors for this year’s

Convention have just been announced. The men will be hosting Mike Rios, Membership Director, and

the women will be hosting Barb McPherson, Grand Chancellor. Start looking for Registration Forms

soon, and make your room reservations soon.

I hope to see many of you in New Orleans.

As always, THANK-YOU for all that you do!

Until next month ~

Fraternally,

Mike Rynearson, Territory Manager