Greetings Brothers and Sisters of The Moose,

Thank you to those who attended the 106th Annual Wisconsin Moose Convention. For those who attended the Workshop on Why Chapters are Important, thank you for your participation! Please share that valuable information with your lodges.

Our new Wisconsin State Board and Chairpersons were sworn in on Sat. Sept. 10th. Congratulations to all of you and to all the Women who earned their Golden Gavel.

Join me in celebrating members of District 2 who were awarded Top District, and members of Janesville 197 who were awarded Top Lodge. Congratulations! Keep up the good work!197

As the new appointed Wisconsin State Moose President, I have announced that my project for my term will be to raise funds to provide K-9 vests for police departments throughout the state. My original goal was to supply one vest for each District; however, this year’s convention reminded me that we are The Moose, we are strong, and we make things happen when we work together. At the convention alone, $1560 was raised in 3 days! That accomplishment will not only provide 3 vests, but it made me proud of my fellow Moose members, grateful for all their support and humbled to be part of such an amazing fraternity.

My new goal is to provide one K-9 vest on behalf of each Lodge. With your help, I believe that we can do it! We are Moose. We Make it Happen! In our effort to supply as many K9 vests as possible, I would like to challenge every Wisconsin lodge to have a fund raiser for this cause. Any fundraising activities by individual lodges would be a great help for this project and greatly appreciated, and I thank you all in advance. Please place K-9 NIN THE MEMO LINE OF THE CHECK. If there are any questions please feel free to contact me at 608-302-8010.

Any funds raised can be sent to:

Matthew Boardman

Wisconsin Moose Association 607

East Sixth Ave.

Brodhead, WI 53520

Additionally, I want to thank the lodges that hosted or Chairman of the Board, Bruce Masopust. You demonstrated the welcoming family friendly environment that we want to represent.

Ruth 1:16 “Don’t urge me to leave you or turn back from you. Where you go, I will go. Where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God will be my God.”

As always, I will remain dedicated to my God, my family, and my people of The Moose. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to fill the role as Wisconsin State Moose President. I want to thank you all for your support. I’m looking forward to a year of unparalleled growth as we all work together to strengthen our fraternity and support our communities.


Wisconsin State Board President,

Mike Wixom