You Want To Volunteer, but Nobody Ever Calls?
Have you said, hey I would like to help out now and then, but nobody ever calls you? Have you wanted to join a committee and help out on an event but didn’t know how to go about it? Well, it’s something we at the lodge have thought about too. After a recent talk with one of our Past Governors, Jerry Slack, I have decided to implement something at the lodge. Taking Jerry’s idea the lodge will make available a book behind the bar where if you care to help with something at the lodge, whether a dinner, an event, or a committee, you can sign up to do just that. When our group’s are planning their work schedules for events, dinners, and so forth, they can call some of the people on the list. We will have a column to show who has been called so they aren’t always calling the same people. We want your help, and we would love to have you involved. We just have had a hard time coordinating it. Hopefully, this will allow some better communication between those wanting to volunteer and those needing help. Allowing others to get involved that wish too. I will be directing all our lodge committees to use this book for their events and hopefully it will become a good tool for the lodge. We are nothing without our volunteers and the last thing we want to do is discourage those who want to volunteer.
Randy Tipps, Governor
New Message TV
Hopefully, by the time of this printing, our Social Quarters will have it’s new TV up and running. Bringing us all the latest information, news and upcoming events. Eventually videos will be shown.
A very generous donation was made by John Rach, Past Governor, in memory of his late wife Phyllis. A Big Moose Thank you John.
Thank you also to: Dave Daugherty for building the frame, Jim Schnule, Norm Johnson, Clark Young on opening the wall.
A Big Moose Thank-you goes out to Kevin Linnean for his work in painting the north entrance-way. Take a minute and take a look and if you see Kevin, thank him.
A Big Moose Thank-you to all the Moose volunteers who give of their time, be it at a Moose function, Monday and Friday dinners, lunches, everything. Without everyone’s hard work this Moose would not be the great place it has come to. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact one of the Board of Officers (LOOM or WOTM), ask someone you see volunteering and we’ll direct you to the right person to talk to.
Thank You! Erin Anderegg and the Sara K. Schacht Memorial Foundation
On January 23rd, the Woodstock Moose Lodge was extremely honored to except a donation from the Erin Anderegg and the Sara K. Schacht Memorial Foundation of an Automatic External Defibrillator for our lodge home. On behalf of all our members I would like to public thank Erin and the Foundation for thinking of the Moose when making their generous donation.
For those of you who are not aware of the foundation, please allow me to take a moment to explain a little bit about Erin and the foundation. Erin’s daughter Sara was a healthy freshman at Northern Illinois University, when in January 2003 she died suddenly of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. In honor of her daughter, Erin founded the Sara K. Schacht Memorial Foundation to help increase the availability of life saving AED’s in public places. Since then the foundation has placed AED’s all across our community and all over our state. AED’s that were placed by the foundation have actually saved lives. I personally know two stories where these units were used to save a life. The hard work and dedication of the Anderegg’s and the foundation is something we all should admire.
Since the donation of the AED from the Sarah Schacht Memorial Foundation we have made contact with the Woodstock Fire Department and are in the process of setting up an AED and CPR Training Class for our lodge members. There is a chance it may happen at the end of April, but probably end up in May. Please watch the lodge for postings and the upcoming May Newsletter, as we will put out information as soon as the dates have been narrowed down. This should be valuable training that we all should take advantage of if we can.
Governor, Randy Tipps
Beginning in October, the lodge will offer a “Free Jukebox” in the Social Quarters every Friday and Saturday night. Any weekend that we have no entertainment scheduled, the Jukebox will be free for your enjoyment from 8:00pm – until closing time. See the bartender on duty or an officer for more details. So come on down on a Friday or a Saturday and enjoy some music. Bring friends or a prospective member, or just visit with others from the lodge. But remember the Woodstock Moose is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights.
Woodstock Moose Lodge Board of Officers
A quick note of thanks goes out to Ralph Ritter and Chip Cynowa. Recently, our cooler in the Hall Service Bar had some problems and required some repairs to replace a compressor. Ralph generously stepped forward to help out the lodge and has donated the compressor to our lodge. This saved the lodge a considerable amount of money, by not having purchase a new compressor. Chip also donated a number of hours to install the unit, and as well saved the lodge from some costly repairs. Thank you Ralph and Chip for your generosity, it is greatly appreciated by all.
Woodstock Moose Lodge Board of Officers
An overcast sky greeted the seven members of the Woodstock Moose as they entered the arena for the Second Annual Chris Foat Flag Football Tournament. They joined twelve other teams plus one co-ed team chasing the dream of winning that day. The ultimate goal would be to raise money for a graduating senior wrestler from Woodstock High School. The seven men surveyed the field to see how the other teams measured up. An observation offered by team captain Jerry Slack was “Gosh, they’re all taking this so seriously.” I guess his team surmised this as all the other teams were wearing their football cleats while they had donned tennis shoes. Plus the players on the other teams were in their twenties. The Moose team valiantly represented their lodge in winning at least one game, I believe. At the end of the day, a total of $3500 was raised through the tournament fees, raffles, auctions, and donations. The first place team donated their winnings back to event organizer Woodstock Moose member Sean Connor. At the end of the day the Moose team was not the only one whose members were seen slowly and painfully walking or limping to their cars. Plans are underway for next year’s event. So you can get started getting into shape now. This event was organized by Connor and other friends of Chris Foat. He was killed by a drunk driver almost two years ago in 2007. Monies raised go to toward the graduating senior plus and educational fund for Foat’s daughter.
Submitted by Judy Connor
The Lodge loans out handicapped equipment for members in need. This equipment has been donated by members for member use only. When you borrow the equipment, make sure you sign it out with the bartender on duty.
Currently, there is equipment that has been borrowed that wasn’t checked out or has been borrowed for quite some time. If you have equipment and are no longer using it, please return it as soon as possible so it is available for other members.
Board of Officers