A Word from our Administrator ~ Bruce Davis
Happy New Years to all and lets all work together to make this next Moose Year a year to remember.
Many improvements were made this year with the biggest being the total remodeling of our banquet room. The picture above is a partial representation of what we accomplished in the month of March 2017. A top notch job was accomplished by many contractors to make our banquet room one of the finest in the Lockport area. The entire second floor was gutted and everything is brand new from the insulation in the walls to the new chandeliers and wood floors. Hopefully with these improvements we will be able to attract more upscale events insuring our lodge more profitability in the coming years. Most couples get engaged at Christmas and Valentines Day and are looking for nice venues for their special day, now your Lockport Moose Lodge is the place to have that gala event. Let us all do our part in spreading the word to have that next event at the Moose.
A few upcoming events you could be interested in this next Friday night is "Country Night at the Moose". Many have been asking for a country night and we've been listening. We'll be having Coyote Jay with his monthly country dance party upstairs in the banquet hall followed by line dance instruction at 8:30 pm. Jay wraps up about 10:30 pm and there is still time to mosey down to the social quarters to enjoy DIXIE CRUSH our country band. Dixie Crush is well know in the Chicago area and will entertain you with your country favorites from 8:30 pm till 12:30 am. Let's all come down and show off all those new dance steps. Remember Saturday February 17th we're having our second COMEDY NIGHT, this time featuring John P Hopkins and Tim Benker. This will be a dinner show with eats at 6:30 pm and the show at 8:00 pm. Cost will be $20.00 per ticket which includes dinner and show.
Lots happened this last quarter with our New Years Eve Party, Tom & Jerry's, Feather Party, Friday night dances, Queen of Hearts, bi-monthly Sunday Brunches and of course our Bears football parties. Remember this is your lodge and we want activities that you are interested in, your suggestions are always appreciated.
A Word from Our Governor ~ Bob Lang
Happy New Year Everyone,
I hope 2018 will bring good health and happiness to you and your families.
Our kids Christmas Party was a success, and again Santa took time out of his very busy schedule and came to visit our lodge. He passed out gifts and posed for pictures with each of the kids. Everyone had a great time.
To all the volunteers who helped to make this event a success. THANK YOU.
I would also like to thank the Women of The Moose for their donations and their help with this event.
January we will start the planning process for all the events in 2018. We are always looking for some new ideas for events and fundraisers, if you have any ideas please let us know.
Our membership in 2017 ended in the negative. We did not meet our goal of plus 1 for 2017.
This year, we all have to help keep our membership in the positive. Let’s all try to be PLUS ONE for 2018 by signing one new member or bring back one member that left the lodge.
A Word from Our Senior Regent ~ Sherri Pierce
Happy New Year to all! I want to say thank you to the LOOM at our Lockport Lodge for the help with our Dec. craft fair, which was a big hit for our first time. Look for another one in the spring/summer as our vendors asked for one. I want to thank the LOOM for the great Christmas party for our children. What great team work to make such a successful event for our kids.
Up coming events January 13th is our first WOTM draw down. Tickets are $10.00 each. You get a spaghetti dinner, salad and bread with a chance to win $1000.00. Be the last lucky ticket pulled and you will win $1000.00. (Prizes for every 25 pulled and hundredth pulled) See the lodges bartender or one of the board members to buy your tickets, the more you buy the better your chances of winning. Only 400 tickets will be sold. Dinner is at 5 and will have raffles upstairs at the lodge.
It is that time of the year to remember to register for our Mid-year conference in Decatur. You can find registrations form up in the lodges lobby on the board or go to international for lodging and registration forms. Deadline is Feb.3rd for registration. Hotel is January 15th for our group rates. Conference is 15th-18th. Come volunteer or just attend and join Lockport WOTM support our Grand Deputy, Tammy Neff, as Lockport 575 is hosting this years conference.
Reminder Bingo still every Monday morning for the Loom and wed night for the WOTM. Come and play or donate your time please. New games and guaranteed payouts. Watch for up coming event flyer, sent out weekly from Bruce on our Special bingo, a paddle party, kids valentines party, penny social and our craft/vendors fair. I hope each and everyone of you have a very Happy New year!
A Word from Our Moose Legion Chairman ~ Bob Sievert