ABOUT US

You may have heard the saying, “A burden heavy to one is borne lightly by many.” This is at the core of the Moose organization and what makes us unique in our Lodges, local communities and charitable “cities” that we support. Our roots can be traced to 1888 and the founder of the Moose, Dr. Henry Wilson, who successfully established the first Lodge in Louisville, Kentucky. In the early years, the Moose was to serve a modest goal of offering men an opportunity to gather socially, to care for one another’s needs and celebrate life together.

 

Since those early years, our fraternal  organization rapidly expanded to include valuable service to our communities, care for children and teens in need at Mooseheart Child City & School , a 1,000-acre campus, located 40 miles west of Chicago and care for our senior members at Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community near Jacksonville, Florida.

 

With a combined membership of over 1,000,000 members in the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose, our presence is felt in over 1,500 communities across all 50 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain and Bermuda. The Moose organization contributes between $75 to $100 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations, volunteer hours worked and miles driven) annually.

In addition to Mooseheart and Moosehaven, the Moose fraternity’s Heart of the Community effort is multifaceted with internally developed programs like Tommy Moose. Tommy Moose aids in helping children overcome fears and anxiety during times of stress. Donated to law enforcement, fire fighters and other emergency workers, Tommy Moose plush dolls are presented to children in various traumatic situations. The external focus of our service is directed towards many worthwhile national charities, a few of which are: Salvation Army, Safe Surfin’USA Foundation, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, and St. Jude.

In our local Lodges, you will find a wide array of activities to participate in both as an individual and as a family. From holiday parties, dances, sports, themed dinners and live entertainment, the Moose has much to offer.  Membership can mean different things to different people. You are the one determining what you want to get out of the organization, and what you want to give back.

The Moose is about celebrating life together, serving those in need within our local community, supporting our children at Mooseheart and standing by our senior members at Moosehaven. 

LODGE HOURS

MONDAY                   1 PM TIL 10 PM

TUESDAY                  3 PM TIL 10 PM

WEDNESDAY            3 PM TIL 10 PM

THURSDAY          4:30 PM TIL 11 PM

FRIDAY                      3 PM TIL 11 PM

SATURDAY                3 PM TIL 12 AM

SUNDAY                      1 PM TIL 8 PM 

OUR BOARD OF OFFICERS

ADMINISTRATOR         JIMMIE CORNELL

GOVERNOR                  DONALD SHREVES

JR. GOVERNOR            VACANT

PRELATE                      TOMMIE THOLL

PAST JR. GOV.              GALYX LAMASTER

TREASURER                 RON THOMPSEN

1YR TRUSTEE              MARTIN WORSHAM

2YR TRUSTEE              VINCE BASSO

3YR TRUSTEE              VACANT

SGT. AT ARMS              STEVE UHAS

INNER GUARD              CARLO YON

WE ARE LOOK FOR A JR GOVERNOR AND A 3YR TRUSTEE TO COMPLETE OUR BOARD IF ANY MEMBER WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE PLEASE ASK ANY OFFICER  OR ATTEND A LODGE MEETING FOR FURTHER  INFORMATION

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Loyal Order of Moose is a private organization. All activities and events referred to on this Website and in the Moose News newsletter are available to members in good standing and their qualified guests only. This Website is for informational purposes with proprietary information intended for members only. General information is available to the public at large, but should not be construed to be a solicitation for membership. This Website is an initiative of the College Park Moose Lodge No. 453, and is not sanctioned by the Loyal Order of Moose, Moose International or any subsidiary thereof. All logos, trademarks and servicemarks pertaining to the Loyal Order of Moose and/or its programs or degrees are copyright © Moose International, Inc., Mooseheart, Illinois.