The 2022 WMA Raffle Winners were drawn at the Closing Banquet at the Annual Convention in Stevens Point, Saturday, September 10, 2022. 

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MOOSE STATE POOL   Not a chucker or a duffer?  Perhaps your more into a a little game of “stripes and solids?” Grab your cue and come out and hit the felt with your fellow billiard players. Don’t Miscue!!

October 15, 2022- Racine, WI


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Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Moose,

As this year comes to a close, I have spent some time reflecting on the last few months and I would like you all to know that I am so grateful for the Moose.

We participated in the Rudolph Run with many dedicated Moose members, and over $77,000 was raised for Mooseheart. If for one moment, you think that your efforts don’t matter, remember that this was not accomplished by one person, but by MANY individuals working together. I would like to send out a huge Thank you to everyone who donated or participated in this event. For those who were unable to join us…there’s always next year!

The graduate luncheon was especially memorable this year. As usual, Nichole and John Springsteen organized another amazing holiday meal for all attendees. The food was delicious, the decorations festive, and cordial fellowship fostered. Thank you both for continuing to organize these events. You are greatly appreciated.

My wife and I were honored to have graduate Heritier Rukumbuzi join us at our table for the luncheon. We spoke about his daily life at Mooseheart, how he came to be there, and about his future plans. We were warmly greeted by and spent time talking to other graduates after the luncheon. We discovered that many of the children have, or have had, other family members at Mooseheart. Which made me realize that we are helping generations.  All the children at Mooseheart have easier access to bright futures because of the Moose and all of our members.

The tree lighting ceremony was short and sweet this year, but no less memorable. Several people mistook me for Gary Urwiler. When they realized the error, an idea was shared that I should be Gary’s stunt double. Now, as happy as I am to participate and be a part of the Moose at every opportunity available to me, I will regretfully have to pass on the stunt-double position. (Sorry Gary, you are on your own with that one.)

As the time for the tree lighting grew near, we were gifted a small miracle. The tree lights that hadn’t been working were fixed within minutes of the Tree lighting ceremony. God blessed the hands of the gentlemen that were able to make that happen. We are so fortunate to have such skilled people who are willing and able. My heart felt Thank you to all those behind the scenes who made the day come together so flawlessly.

The WMA Christmas party was deemed a success. Everyone was invited to this event, and the turnout was impressive. After the WMA Board finished their morning meetings, we had some fundraisers, gift exchanges, and we found out why some of our members were on Santa’s Naughty list. (You know who you are!!) There was live music after a holiday dinner Prepared by the Beloit Lodge, with a great evening ending with cocktails and fellowship.

I would like to thank all our Moose members. Everyone one either participated in or donated to these events simply by being a Moose member, and you are all greatly appreciated.

As always, I will remain dedicated to my God, my family and my people of the Moose. With motivating thoughts for the futures of our lodges and the continued success of Moosheart and Moosehaven, I wish you all safety and blessings this new year.


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Be kind. With the state of the world being what it is we are all a little on edge these days. You never know the battles people are facing at home and you never know how much work someone is doing behind the scenes. Every-one needs a little grace right now, so please be kind.
If you know of someone that you used to see around, but no longer do, please give them a call to see how they are doing.
When you see someone come into the lodge, say hello, make them feel welcome. We are a friendly place. A family center. This is OUR MOOSE HOME.
Please support and share our Moose events. If you are having fun, post it on Facebook. Take pictures. (Please no live videos in the social quarters.)
Invite your friends. Remember they can only come as a guest twice to hangout in the Social Quarters or to Member/Guest events. (Public events do not count in this number.) Make sure to sign them in.
We are all members. No member is greater than another. We are all here together. Board members are volunteers. There is literally only one board member that is a paid employee of the lodge. Where board members are to hold themselves to a higher standard, remember they are still volunteers. Some work full time jobs. Some are enjoying a well-deserved retirement, but it is up to the individual board member to police themselves and it us up to you to elect the members that you believe will do the best job for the lodge.
If you have great ideas bring them to a meeting and get involved. It’s great to have ideas, but there are so few that actually volunteer to bring them to life.
We need you to keep our moose home going. Do you have a little time? Do you have a talent? Please speak to a board member. If every member of our lodge volunteered 12 hours a year, just 1 hour a month, in Kenosha, that would be over 24,600 hours, can you imagine all the things we could get done?!? Take the number of members in your lodge and multiply it by 12 to see how many hours you could possibly have for your lodge! Does an hour a month seem like too much to ask?
Respectfully Submitted,
Kellee Chwala
Pops would like to thank everyone for the well wishes. He is home and resting comfortably.

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, a new Moose Lodge was instituted in the State of Wisconsin. The Capital City Moose Service Center Institution Ceremonies were held at the Madison Eagles Club. A wonderful ham lunch was served with a delicious dessert buffet. Following the luncheon the Institution Ceremony installed the first all-female Lodge Board with Carol Meier as President, Vickie Drager as Vice President, and Bernice Norton as Secretary/Treasurer. The following Committee Chairs were also installed Membership Committee Chair- Lynn Laufenberg, Community Service Chair- Janice Kilby, Family Activities and Sport Committee Chair- Teri Jo Goelke, and Auditing Committee Chair- Linda Wren. There were 45 charter members in attendance. Many dignitaries were also on hand to help celebrate this most auspicious event including: Sandy DeSotel, Moose International Board of Directors – served as Installing Officer & Enrolling Officer, Harry Johnston, Past Supreme Governor – served as Acting President, and Gordon Dailey, Moose International Director of Business Operations– served as Installing Sergeant-at-Arms. Congratulations on this huge accomplishment. This new lodge would not have been possible had it not been for the dedicated members of the Madison Woman of the Moose Chapter 291, your vision has been realized through your hard work.