The dog days of summer are now behind us and this beautiful Wisconsin fall weather has been just amazing! I hope you’re all getting out and enjoying the beautiful colors.

As we’re coming into November, things will start to change in a hurry. So let’s enjoy it while we can November brings with it many things that are “Moose” related.

First of all, it’s our Higher Degree / College of Regents month and that brings many celebrations – presentations of the Award of Achievement, Recognition of our new Collegians, tassel changes and red stole recipients. BIG congratulations to all that will be honored in November!

November also brings with it “Membership Retention” week. I’ve said this before and I’m going to say it again, we need to work on membership retention every day all the time. However, Moose International has set aside a special week for us to really show off our Membership Retention efforts. Let’s use this opportunity to retain those members.

And last but definitely not least, November brings with it Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving, not just because of the turkey and pumpkin pie but it’s also a special time of year to really think about how blessed and fortunate we really are. The word Gratitude comes to mind and I feel that we’re all blessed, fortunate and full of gratitude to belong to one of the best organizations in the world. Through our efforts children and seniors are able to live a life way beyond their wildest dreams. So who wouldn’t want to be a part of that???

I’m really looking forward to November as there’s so many good things going on and I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for being who you are and doing what you do!  You ARE appreciated!

Love and Hugs,

Karyn Johnson

Chapter Analyst Coordinator