Are You Doing Everything You can to Make Sure Your Friends and Neighbors Have Heard of Moose?
The theme of this year’s annual membership campaign is “Heard of Moose?”. It is our responsibility to make sure that everyone in our families, everyone in our workplaces and everyone in our communities has heard of the amazing things for which our fraternity is responsible. We have heard people say time and time again, particularly our own members, that Moose is the greatest story never told. Now we should all be focused on telling that story, and in the process of doing so, inviting our friends and relatives to be added to the list of those who can share that story with others.
Let’s talk about the awards associated with the annual campaign, which are based on applications sponsored from May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013. As has become tradition, a sponsor will receive a campaign lapel pin once his first application has been reported and accepted. A supply of these black nickel finish lapel pins will be shipped to each Lodge and should be appropriately presented to each sponsor.
For the third consecutive year, our two-member award will once again offer the valuable incentive of a year’s free dues to those members who fulfill their obligation to strengthen the membership of the Order. When a member sponsors his first two applications during the “Heard of Moose?” campaign, he will receive a free year’s dues, once those applicants have been added to the membership rolls. The applicants must be reported as enrolled by 10:00 PM Central Time on April 30, 2013. And to be clear, one year of free dues is awarded per sponsor, per campaign year.
For our sponsors who are already Life Members, we have selected an item to reward those who sponsor two applications in lieu of a year’s free dues. For the “Heard of Moose?” campaign, we have selected a set of sandstone coasters featuring photographs of four iconic structures on the Mooseheart campus – the House of God, the statue at Centennial Plaza, the Campanile and the statue of Mooseheart founder and Past Director General James J. Davis. The coasters each also feature the Mooseheart centennial logo.
When members qualify for this year’s Moose International “5 Club”, by sponsoring five applications between May 1, 2012 and April 30,2013, they will receive their personalized “5 Club” wallet card, as well as a 2012-2013 “5 Club” window decal to proudly display. In addition, “5 Club” qualifiers will receive a gift for their outstanding efforts courtesy of their respective State and Provincial Moose Associations, who will provide the funds to make these awards possible. Our 2012-2013 “5 Clubbers” will receive an adjustable baseball cap featuring the retro-style Loyal Order of Moose Purity, Aid and Progress logo, which was the primary logo of the Order until 1988.
As we begin the “Heard of Moose?” campaign, we will start to wind down the Mooseheart Centennial watch incentive. This program, which was introduced at the 2010 International Convention in Nashville, recognizes those members who sponsor 25 applications between June 1, 2010 and July 31, 2013 with a custom-made Skagen wristwatch for their outstanding effort. These beautiful commemorative items will only be available to sponsors who qualify during the three-year period. The watch incentive will conclude during the actual week of the Mooseheart Centennial celebration.