Rewarding Bright Teens for Communicating
A Positive-Life-Choices Message to 4 to 9 year Olds. See forms to right...
Youth Awareness Program. Can teenagers persuade younger children to make the right choices in life? "Yes!" say the teens and the adults who work together in the Moose Youth Awareness Program. For more than a decade, the Moose has organized high-school-age leaders into a highly effective "speaker's bureau" to persuade preschool and elementary-age youngsters against drug use. The program, founded in 1986, has now expanded to bring awareness to 4-to-9-year olds on other subjects such as child abuse, gangs and other elements that have an adverse effect on the youth of today. Classes for the program Start Aug 15 and go through Oct 18, see calendar for dates and locations.
WOTM Community service updates.
Community Service: GRAYLING CHAPTER 827
The ladies of Grayling chapter 827 are in the process of making beautiful brightly colored pillowcases for the children at Mooseheart. While I was visiting the lodge, the ladies completed 30 pillowcases, they will be working on them a 3-4 more days. They hope to have 100 completed - To be delivered on Founder's Day Weekend.
Photo of the busy Grayling Ladies- left to right.
Kathy Hofmeister-SR, Kathy Sheppard, Carol Gottschling, Cindy Stevenson, Amy Hoffman-JR, Barb Gardanier-Sec
Great job ladies, Sue Gamache WOTM Michigan Community Service Chairman
Six Point Program for theMoose Lodges and Chapters
Community Service has been an ever-growing portion of the overall Moose fraternal program ever since its inception under the name "Civic Affairs" by then-Director General Malcolm Giles in the late 1940s. The kaleidoscope of all that is Moose Community Service was organized into a "Five-Point Program" in the early 1990s, then expanded in mid-decade to the "Six-Point Program" with its familiar logo above.
Tommy Moose Program
-This program is designed for the lodges and chapters to purchase a dozen stuffed moose figures and donate to any organization that works with citizens in distress. Some organizations that have already received Tommy are the local fire departments, ambulance services, local and state police. The above right photo is a presentation from the Grand Rapids/Sparta Lodge & Chapter to the Kent County Sheriff and Sparta Fire Department.
Donny Moose Program-This program has been designed to take care of those citizens that sometimes get forgotten. These stuffed senior moose figures can be presented to senior care facilities. When a senior needs to be comforted, they can be presented a moose that sometimes makes a procedure or a lonely night away from home a little easier.
Community Service Chairman
Community Service Committee
Evan Davis Drummond Island
Mel Cunningham Prescott Larry Deater South Haven
Mike Kirby Harrison Don McKimmy Bad Axe