Greetings Brothers and Co-workers!

WOW!  Here we are spring time in Wisconsin and the start of a new Moose Year!

With spring brings planting flowers and gardens and making new beginnings.  The weather has even been cooperating. With the start of the new Moose Year brings new beginnings as well.  New officers, new ideas and hopefully lots of new members! We also need to continue to work on our retention efforts – EVERYDAY!  Moose International also provides us with a Membership tool box so that we can be “pro-active” with renewals instead of “reactive”.  Let’s contact those members whose dues haven’t yet expired and ask them to continue their membership. Like I said, the personal touch means so much and can be the difference in whether or not someone continues to pay their dues.

Membership is near and dear to my heart – after my first visit to Mooseheart, my membership took on a whole new meaning.  OK – I’ll get off of the Membership soap box …… for now!

Moose International Convention in New Orleans is just around the corner and I’m super excited about that!  Remember, conventions aren’t just for officers! Anyone can go – it’s so cool to be there with Moose members from all over.  You meet so many great people, learn so much and have a really great time.

Co-workers, please keep an eye on the Moose International website – training sessions are now being posted.  Currently we have a training sessions scheduled as  follows:

June 10th West Bend Chapter 732 from 9:00 – 4:00 with Karyn Johnson as the session leader                                                                                 June 16th Stevens Point Chapter 311 from 9:00 – 4:00 with Judy Laabs as the session leader

June 16th Juneau County Chapter 1993 from 9:00 – 4:00 with Diana Reed as the session leader

June 30th Chippewa Falls Chapter 770 from 9:00 – 4:00 with Renee LaPoint as the session leader

I’m looking into scheduling a session in the southern part of the state but don’t have those details ironed out just yet and we’re planning on having one at the Annual Conference in Fond du Lac

The cost of the training session will be $10.00 and lunch will be provided for a minimal fee.

So in closing, I’m looking forward to many new beginnings and opportunities.  This organization has so much to offer – all we have to do is grab those opportunities, make new beginnings and sometimes “think outside of the box”!

Thank you for being who you are and Thank you for doing what you do!  YOU ARE APPRECIATED.

Love and Hugs,

Karyn Johnson

WI WOTM PDGR / CAC