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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
IMPORTANT information about ARTICLE DATES
This is to inform you that the Dates you see at the top of the news articles is the date it was posted. Some information does NOT change from month to month (ie. Meeting days and times). That is why some times the news letter appears out of date. I assure you this is not the case. Feel free to check the Calendar and other articles as they are updated at lease once a month.
Thank You for your patience and understanding.
Enjoy your Moose Page.
Mandy Beck
Friday, April 8, 2016
AZ/NM Pool Tournament April 23rd and 24th
Truth or Consequences Moose Lodge 2050 is hosting the AZ/NM Pool Tournament on April 23rd thru 24th. Registration begins at 8am. It is a 4 Man Team event followed by Doubles and Singles Events. Information is available at lodge2050.moosepages.org or flyers available at our lodge.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Annual Vaccination Clinic
Yes it is back. We will be hosting a lost cost vaccination clinic on May 15th from Noon - 3pm. So tell you friends and neighbors as it is open to the public. The clinic will be on the back patio so drive around back. Flyers are available at the Lodge.
Thank You,
Mandy Beck
Friday, April 8, 2016
Memorial Service
Please join your fellow members as we remember Marie "Ida" Noga in a reception at the Lodge on April 11th following the services at Noblin Funeral Home. The Service to begin at 5pm, Rosary at 5:30pm with Reception after. Every member is part of the overall family of Moose. Please support Ida's family with shared memories of her life.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Memorial Services
It is with great sadness that I bring you news of the passing of Russ Silcott, long time members and friend of Our Lodge.
Please join us April 9th at 1pm to celebrate his life in a memorial service followed by a fellowship. We invite you to bring a side dish or dessert to share during the fellowship. Bring your stories of Russ to share with Susan and others as we remember what a great man he was.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Art Classes
Have you ever wondered how someone created those beautiful painting you seen hanging in museums? Often wanted to be able to express yourself through works of art??? Well now you have the opportunity to learn how. Mary Lou Cryer is now offering Art Classes at the Lodge starting April 11th at 10am. The cost of class is $35 and all materials will be provided - All you need to do is show up. So please join us and/or pass along this information to someone who might be interested.
Thank You,
Mandy Beck
Friday, April 8, 2016
Membership Retention
It seems that we have had several memberships expire over the last few months. I found a well written article that I would like to share.

If you read the monthly articles in this newsletter, then you know that retention is a key component to the health and well-being of our lodge; in fact you are probably sick of hearing about it. However, every month, despite our best efforts, we lose members at the end of each month. And not just one or two, it is usually 8 or 10, often times more. And we have to ask ourselves - Why?

A survey was done last year asking members why they let their membership in the Moose lapse. Rather than bore you with a long list of statistics, let's look at the top five reasons.

1. NEVER INTENDED TO JOIN - these members did so as a favor for a friend. Maybe that friend was trying to reach his 5-Club or 25-Club status, or trying to sign one more member than his rival. It is always a good thing to sponsor someone into the Moose, but once you do, your job is not over. You need to try to get that new enrollee to attend an orientation or enrollment so he/she can see what we are all about; you need to invite them to lodge functions and introduce them to others and make them feel welcome, as though they are a part of a family.

2. TOO OLD OR SICK - This is one where the lodge can help, and we do. If we know someone is in a nursing home, or has been suffering financial hardship due to prolonged illness, we have paid for their membership so that we do not lose them as members. So if you know of someone who is in a nursing home for an extended period of time, or is hurting financially due to illness, let us know and we will look into paying his or her dues.

3. MOVED, NO LODGE IN AREA - This is a tough one, and one we hear all the time. What we try to explain is that their membership card is good in ANY lodge. If they travel, they can stop in and visit ANYWHERE there is a Moose Lodge. Their membership benefits will also always be in effect as long as they pay their dues - they can save money on travel, hotels, shopping, prescriptions, insurance, the list goes on and on. So if you know someone who has moved and is thinking of not renewing, please remind them of all of these things.

4. CAN'T AFFORD IT - This often relates to item number 2; financial hardship due to illness or confinement to a nursing home where they only get a few dollars per month spending allowance. The answer is the same - we can help them out by offering to pay their dues.

5. DID NOT FEEL WELCOME, UNFRIENDLY, FELT IGNORED - This is an area where we can definitely make a difference, and each of us can help. It is a part of the board of officers' responsibility to welcome new members (and old members too) whenever they see them in the lodge; but it is something each member can also do. We all know what it's like to be ignored - ever go into a store or place of business and have no one ask if they can assist you? Makes you mad doesn't it? And how likely are you to go back to that business?

Not only are we a business that should welcome our customers, we are a family that should welcome in brothers and sisters. A simple smile and a handshake will make all the difference in the world as to whether a member returns to our lodge or not.

And finally, a very large percentage of those surveyed said they either never went or seldom went
to their lodge. Those that never went were probably never invited by their sponsor. We need to get them in the FRONT DOOR and show them a good time and keep them form walking out the BACK DOOR.

Those that seldom went could have been for any of the reasons listed above, and any on of those we can fix. We really do need to make sure our lodges are the Friendliest Places in Town; we need to focus on Community Service; to give our members something to be proud to be a part of; we need to have Family Activities so that our younger members can participate and have a place to bring their families, not to mention saving the expense of a babysitter; we need a place where our older members can sit and relax without being bombarded by loud music, rowdy behavior, and disrespect. We need to get the word out to our members about all our great humanitarian endeavors; show them the good things each of us do for Mooseheart, Moosehaven, and our communities.

Maybe then, our retention numbers will improve.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Welcome Packets
Welcome Packets are now available. Included is the history of MooseHeart and the reasons behind our Fraternity. There is a page on how to contact the lodge including address, phone, website and emails. The is also a list of Popular Events and Ways to Get Involved. Please see a Bartender or an Officer to pick up one. If you know of some one who just joined, please make sure they got one. The Packet is available under the documents tab above.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
NEWSLETTER
The newsletter that is mailed every other month is available on this web page. Just click the documents tab. Then click the most current newsletter. You can view, download or even print you a copy. The newsletter has the current meal calendar for Wednesday and Friday Nights.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
BINGO is now on Wednesday after dinner
That is right, for those who couldn't get enough on the weekends now you can play on Wednesday Nights as well. Packets will be sold starting at 6pm. Some come enjoy a freshly prepared meal and stay for some BINGO excitement.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Prime Rib Dinner just got better.
Since the popularity of our Prime Rib Dinner has grown, the Lodge will now prepare 2 Prime Ribs on those nights. That means there should be 40+ available. So come on down and bring your friends for Prime Rib at a great price.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Thursday Night Doubles Pool League
The current Thursday Night Session is Mixed Doubles. The new session will start either Jan. 28th or Feb 4th of 2016. We will have a vote on Jan. 21st for rules and start times. If you would like to join please come on down Jan. 21st. There will be a 9 Ball tournament that night (open to any Moose member). Voting will be at 6:45pm with sign up for the next session immediately following the vote. Each session is $60 per team. 9 Ball starts at 7pm with a $5 entrance fee and double elimination.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Monday Night Singles Pool League
Every Monday Night starting at 7pm. If you are interested please come down on a Monday for information on when the next session will begin. Each session lasts 10 weeks. Open to all Moose members and all skill levels. Great way to learn how to play.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Wednesday Dinner Drawing
Purchase a Wednesday Night Dinner and receive 1 entry to win a free dinner. A winner will be drawn every night at 7pm. Each winner will then be entered into another monthly drawing for other prizes. So be sure to come down and join us, YOU too can be a WINNER!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
There are several activities that our Lodge/Chapter is participating in. We could always use volunteers. Please contact Sandy Cox, Gary or Dee Hall or Diana Lopez
Activities that need volunteers are:
Bingo Snack Bar
Bingo floor workers
Kitchen Help for Wednesday and Friday night dinners
Someone to make desserts for dinners
Lodge Clean up day

EVEN ONE DAY OR ONE WEEKEND HELPS
Thursday, November 19, 2015
WOTM Monthly Meeting Schedule
WOTM General Meeting will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7PM
WOTM Officer Meeting is held on the first Tuesday of the Month
Saturday, March 14, 2015
OPENING HOURS LUNCH AVAILABLE
Your Lodge is open from 12pm to at least 9pm daily.
Your Lodge bartenders are: Diana, Nicole, Patty and Carol.
If you would like to become a bartender you can contact Gary Hall.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
LOTTERY
WE NOW HAVE LOTTERY BINGO
YOU CAN PURCHASE POWER BALL, MEGA MILLIONS AND OTHER LOTTERY TICKETS AT THE LODGE
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Lodge INFO
Lodge Phone Number 861-1818

Editor Editor: Gary Hall
Email: ghall3743@msn.com

Lodge2550@mooseunits.org

I reserve the right to edit any and all articles for
content and space. I will not publish derogatory,
inflammatory, or offensive articles.

If you would like to view the newsletter on the
web you can now go to our new website
http://lodge2550.moosepages.org.

This web will have all the latest information and
will be updated during the month.

LOOM members please walk the Ladies out to
their vehicles when you notice they are unescorted.
Ladies please request an escort.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Friday Night Dinner
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Chicken, $10.00
Fish $10.00
Prime Rib $15.00
T-Bone and Rib Eye steaks will be
offered 2nd and 4th Friday.
NO PRIME RIB ON THESE NIGHTS.

Special $8 / $10.00
Depending upon what it is that week
Tossed Salads or coleslaw included
Sunday, May 5, 2013
LOOM MEETINGS
LOOM MEETINGS HAVE CHANGED
TO THE FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS OF
THE MONTH

House Committee at 6 pm
Officers at 6:30 pm
General membership Meeting 7 pm
Joint officer or Moose Legion 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Zia District Six Lodge Information
Albuquerque Family Center #1517
2119 Edith Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87102
Social Quarters: (505) 247-0025
Lodge Office (505) 247-4061

East Heights Lodge #2241
12825 Skyline Rd. NE
Albuquerque NM 87123
(505) 298-4668

Belen Lodge #1680
North Highway 314
Belen NM 87002
(505) 864-7995

Rio Rancho Lodge #2447
5009 Industrial Park Loop
Rio Rancho NM 87174
(505) 892-0339