As we start the last quarter of our Moose Year, I cannot help but wonder; are we going to reach our goals?

Thus far, we only have two Lodges that have reached their Application Goal.  Congratulations to Sheboygan and Kaukauna for achieving your goal.  Clintonville Chapter is the only Chapter that has reached their goal so far, Congratulations!

January was an eventful month for me.  Sadly Clintonville Lodge was destroyed by fire on January 5th.  Thank God no one was injured.  They did lose everything in the fire. If any of you Lodges or Chapters would like to help them out, please contact the Lodge Administrator Matt Froh.

I had the opportunity to spend a week at Moosehaven for the annual Field Staff Training Workshop.  While there I enjoyed having dinner with the residents.  I was able to hear firsthand how they feel about Moosehaven.  Not a single negative thing was said.  I really enjoyed my first visit there!

February is the start of the election process for our Lodges and Chapters.  Nominating Committees should be formed and scheduling their meetings, reviewing their nominating and election process, while seeking qualified members for office.   The Nominating Committee has one of the most important jobs within our Lodges and Chapters; they are nominating our future leaders!

Mid-Year Conference is rapidly approaching; March will be here before you know it.  The State Executive Board has been hard at work preparing an agenda that is both fun and educational.   There will be interactive workshops, a Heart of the Community Project, Lodge Leadership Training, an MLEC Session, and a 2-HOTT Training Session.

Once again, a wonderful night of entertainment is planned for Friday, featuring the State Karaoke Contest.  The Green Bay Lodge and Chapter will be hosting a welcome dinner on Thursday evening, and providing shuttle service to and from the Hotel.  I hope to see everyone there.

As I come to a close of this month’s article, I would like to challenge all of you to come together and achieve our goals of 180. Being a “Plus 1” in membership and having an 80% Retention Rate.  Until next month ~ remember this: “A burden heavy to one is born lightly by many”


Michael Rynearson

Territory Manager