Hello All,

Hopefully winter has treated you well this year and everyone is staying healthy.

On January 27th the Executive Board went to the Marinette Lodge and cooked a meal for the members.  They were the winners of the first quarter of the membership promotion.  We cooked chicken, ham, mashed potatoes, beans, carrots, and dressing.  This was a lot of work and fun was had by the Executive Board preparing this meal.  We cooked for about 120 members of the Marinette Lodge, it was a full house.  They had raffles and a DJ for after the meal.  Quite a few of the members stayed for this and fun was had by all.  We also took an extra large coin around with the President picture on one side and a Moose on the other.  We had members flip the coin and if it landed on the President it costed $2 and the Moose $1, the money collected will go to Moose Charities or there endowment fund to Moose International in their honor. This little fundraiser raised $70, I have taken this coin to Monroe, Menomonie, Rice Lake and Muskego.

My wife Dawn and my next adventure will be attending the State Co-ed dart tournament in Muskego the first weekend in February.  This will  be quite interesting since neither of us play darts on a regular basis.  So wish us luck, it should be a lot of fun and hopefully we don’t embarrass ourselves to bad.  Who knows where we will visit next, it could be your Lodge.

At the Mid-year conference the Heart of the community event will be a school supply drive for Westword School in Green Bay, which is a 4k thru 5th grade.  Akeem Edmonds who is a Mooseheart alumni is a teacher there.  Last year in Green Bay we had a talk and he asked if we would be interested in helping his school out.  I know the Moose members of Wisconsin will show all the support that they can to help Akeem’s school out.  Hopefully the Lodges and Chapters have fund raising events to support this Heart of the Community event.  Even if people can’t attend the conference they can still donate if they want, it would be nice if a person from the Lodge or Chapter would bring their stuff for them.

Please remember that your next Heart of the Community report is due by February 15th, let’s all get it on time please.

Jon Hill