The council of Higher Degrees is composed of women and men who have achieved and received honoors distinguishing their service to the Moose.
For the women of the Moose the degrees are: Academy of Friendship, Star Recorder, and College Regents.
For the men the degrees are: Moose Legion Degree of Service, Fellowship Degree of Honor, and Pilgrim Degree of Merit.
Once conferred, each degree holder is eligible to join the Council of Higher Degrees (COHD) with either a one year membership or a Lifetime membership. All degree holders are encouraged to join the council.
Our main responsibility and goal is to aid the Lodges, Chapters, and Moose Legions in the retention of active dues paying members through personel contact. Council members also run various social programs and fundraisers.
As members of the Higher Degrees, these groups are generally in the forefront of support and promotion of Moose programs and lead the cause of fraternalism by example. These groups, at the Chapter, Lodge, and Moose Legion level, may meet as often as desired to socialize, work towards building membership strength, raise funds for Moose Charities, and help with various other fraternal endeavors.
Meetings of the California Gold Coast Council of Higher Degrees are generally held on the first Saturday of the month to correspond with the District Socials. The meeting starts upon the completion of the Golden Spot 15 Moose Legion Executive Board meeting, approximately 11am. Lunch and social time follows. All Moose members who have achieved a higher degree are encouraged to attend to attend the Council of Higher Degrees meetings.
Hello Sunnyvale Moose Members!
Our Administrator is in rehab after sufffering a medical conditon. Vice President Bob Uzzell and his wife Lisa have stepped up to cover Charie's duties. When you see them. please thank them, as they are volunteering their time as we all do, but theirs is every day.
Your board and myself are meeting almost weekly working on the future of our lodge and the planned relocation to the new site. For information you are invited to attend the general membership meeting on November 14th and 28th at 8pm. Your input would be welcome.
November and December are busy months. Check the calendars for for the dates of the following events: District Socials, Veteran's Day celebration, Thanksgiving Dinner and the Holiday Dinner Dance as well are Our Cops Care Community Service event.
We are in need of kitchen help and social quarters help. Perhaps a social quarters manager. If you can help, please talk to our officers.
In closing, I wish you all the best and especially wich Charlie a speedy recovery, Thank you for all you do.
At the time of this publication went to press, as you know, Charlie is recovering from a medical issue and tests are being conducted to determine the cause. Please keep him in your throughts and prayers. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Our Board of Officers have stepped up to the plate and are assuring that our lodge duties and responsibilities to our members as well as Moose International are fulfilled.
Our lodge is composed of members with many talents. Our lodge success depends on offering their talents to our lodge endeavors. Currently we are in need of cooks and other kitchen help as well as bartenders. If you can help in any of these areas please "step up to the plate!" Call the lodge to volunteer. Your services are greatly appreciated.
Charlie asked me to include the following request:
"When I get back to work, I would like someone to step up, come into my office, and learn my job as I may have to retire and move to Moosehaven."
From the Editor
Tina Glasner has been playing a pivotal role as copy editor since I became your editor. In addition to acting as copy editor she has decided to be a roving reporter. Her column will feature events at our Moose Lodge and interviews with Moose members. I know you are going toto enjoy her articles and find them refreshing See Moose News.
Chuck's Moose Charties article reminded me that Mooseheart has a Veteran's Walk honoring Veterans. During the weeks of Memorial Day and Veteran's Day, the Mooseheart (NUROTC) displays all of the engraved plaques abd American flags to honor or memorialize past or current Veterans.
Currently there are over 1,100 individual plaques and 49 group of plaques that memorialize groups of Veterans semi-annually.
The Veteran's Walk has recently been updated. All existing personalized markers are now displayed in a series of kiosks along a walkway whith a selection og flags. The new design provides an opportunity to secure the engraved plaques and view the walkway witha stunning backdrop of flags when visiting the new Veteran's Walk. THis offers oa opportunity to honor our veterans from all branches of services two times pere year for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day.
A one-time donation or $100 will cover the program's lifetime at Mooseheart. It could be a wonderful gift option, a sentimental and meaningful gift, for Veerans or active duty military people in your life.
To donate for a personalized marker to be displayed in a kiosk on Memorial Day, go to moosecharities.com and search on "Veteran's Walk".
Sunnyvale Moose Lodge Newsletter
Published bimonthly by Sunnyvale Moose Lodge 2049
905 Kifer Road • Sunnyvale CA 94086 408-735-1377
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Moose Charities News
Mooseheart is hosting this year's 5k event
IN-PERSON AND VIRTUALLY!
As we observe Veteran's Day and Pearl Harbor Day, I would like to remind all members that Moose Charities has a program to honor veterans on the campus at Mooseheart. Please visit the Moose Charties website and check on the Veterans Walk.
In honor of the veterans, I would like to share the following story, say a prayer, and offer a salute to Robert Apple. Mooseheart Class of 1934. Robert came to Mooseheart after his mother could not care for him without great difficulty. His father, a Veteran of the Spanish Americn War, died not long after Robert Apple was born. After graduating from Mooseheart, Robert joined the U.S. Navy where he soon was assigned to the U.S.S. Arizoa and served as a Fireman 2nd Class. Life on board the Arizona was exciting and he often wrote to his mother of his experiences and of the island paradise of hawaii. Fireman 2nd Class Robert Apple was caught below decks of the U.S.S. Arizona when it sank after repeated bombing and is forever emtombed in the ship at Pearl Harbor. Listed on the ship's casualty list, he is the first Mooseheart graduate to lose his life in what would become World War II.
Moose legion News
A few words about mentoring
Our Moose organization is comprised of men and women from all walks of life. They are the backbone of our Moose Fraternity and bring, along with their dedication, talent and useful ideas.
Mentoring should be an intergral part of what we all do to ensure we continually support our locaal lodges, communities, Mooseheart (Our Child City) and MooseMoosehaven (city of Contentment) for our seniors.
We should strive in a very positive way to find out what our members enjoy doing, and then help them to achieve it in a volunteer position. We should praise our menbers. How about a phone call to say "Hello," a get well or "thinking of you" card, a "welcome" in the Social Quarters or just saying "thanks" as we pass in the halls? It costs zero to give a pat on the back and we feel great giving one too. It certainly makes a positive difference in how members view not only themselves, but each of us, as we part of this great Fraternity.
We join for many reasons. but most of all to be of help whenever and wherever we can. The Sunnyvale Moose Lodge #2049 and it's WOTH Chapter #1283 are significant value to our community and to every level of our Fraternity. Together, we make a huge difference.
In closing, I thank each of you for giving your energy, time, monetary donations, dues, and your hundreds of hours of volunteering throughout the year. Your MENTORING makes a difference and provides help to others, and we need to tell you that. Please keep up your superb effort.
Moose Youth Awareness
Youth Awareness Scholarships
Attention High School Students
- Are you looking to earn Community Service credit?
- Excellent Experience for Your Resume!
The Moose is here to help!
Students that complete the minimum requirements will receive a recognition certificate and a $50 Visa card as a thank you for all of your hard work.
Finalists will receive $500 from the CA/NV Moose Riders and an all-expenses paid, round trip to the International Youth Awareness Congress in Roanoke, Virginia, on April 25-29, 2024 and may win one of five scholarships awarded for $12,000, $8,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000. All funded by the Moose Legion - The Degree of Service.
How to Qualify:
- Attend one of the three Youth Awareness Informational Meetings at the Sunnyvale Moose Lodge, 905 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
- Choose one meeting to attend:
Thursday, Sept. 7 or Thursday, Oct.5 or Monday, Oct. 16
Registration 4:10 pm-4:30 pm, Meeting 4:30-7:30 pm (includes light dinner) Parents are encouraged (but not required) to attend.
There are a limited number of sponsorships available. Sponsorships will be filled in order they are received. Applications must be turned in no later than two days before the meeting that you choose to attend (see above Sunnyvale Moose Lodge dates). View the Youth Awareness Informational Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGlm0DFTPdw
For a Student Application, Brochure, Registration, and Parental Consent Forms or if you have any other questions, Contact: Kathy Childs, Youth Awareness Coordinator (Northern CA.) at the email below.
Email: email@example.com Cell: (650) 520-9004