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Friday, October 3, 2014
Lodge Newsletter
The Lewistown Lodge October, November & December newsletter is now available in the
documents section. It is in pdf format to make it easy to print.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Moose Angel Project
It is that time again to begin thinking of the Christmas season. Last Christmas was the second year to participate in the “Moose Angel Project” and it was a great success. By which area churches, businesses, organizations and individuals ask their customers or members to participate by selecting an angel from the tree, which has a child’s name, age and suggested gift on it, then goes and purchases the suggested gift, returns it un-wrapped and then I delivered the gifts to the organizers for processing and wrapping and then distributing to the area children. Last season this project helped 700-800 children and it takes individual members like you to make that happen, please watch for the poster and further details to be posted in the social quarters sometime in October/November.
Thanks to all who choose to participate,
Matthew Reik
Friday, October 3, 2014
Moose Riders News
While many are mourning the close of the riding season, I believe this is the beginning of a great part of the same. Not as many bugs to eat and an air cooled motor just loves to operate in these temperatures! A few things to mention: The State Moose Riders Rally was hosted by the Coatesville Lodge the third weekend of August. Hats off to the Coatesville Moose Riders for keeping up the tradition of growing this great event. The Moose Riders Cash Party is on October 4th in the ballroom. The public is invited. The Moose Rider Wing Nite will resume the first Thursday in October. Glow Parties will resume once a month beginning in October. Check the calendar for dates and times. Moose Rider monthly meetings will be held Oct 20th, Nov 17th and Dec 22nd, all Mondays at 6:30 PM. All Moose Rider members are encouraged to show up and lend their thoughts.
My tenure as Moose Rider President is drawing to a close and this will be my last column as such. I appreciate all the support from the membership over the past two years and look forward to doing the same for your new CEO. To everyone at Lewistown Lodge 143, the Moose Riders wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas 2014 for you and your family.
Gary Wolfe, President Lewistown 143 Moose Riders
-Caring for our community while enjoying the open road-
Friday, October 3, 2014
Relay For Life News
Taco Night: Oct. 22, Nov. 26, Dec. 17
Breakfast: Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14
We will be having movie nights on September 25, October 15, and November 19. Watch for signs for more information.
Monday, October 20th, we are having a benefit bingo. Doors open at 4:30pm, bingo starts at 6:30pm. There will be a Chinese Auction, a food stand, and rip tickets. Payouts will be based on how many people show up to play. Packages cost: 6 pk. $10, 9 pk. $15, 12 pk. $20, 18 pk. $25, and there also will be specials. This will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Any questions, contact Leslie Mitchell at 717-513-7469 or email dumbiie21@yahoo.com.
Come see us at the Ice Festival in December. Watch the bar for upcoming fundraisers.
Anyone interested in joining or helping the Relay team, please contact Leslie Mitchell at 717-513-7469 or email dumbiie21@yahoo.com or any other team member. Thank you for all the support.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Legion News
Legion Meetings will be held on October 28th and November 25th. There will be no Legion meeting in December. The Legion meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the 4th Tuesday of every month and food and beverages are available after the meeting
Sunday Breakfast – 1st, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month
Moose Legionnaire Fall Fling – November 8th @ 6pm. Moose Legionnaires and their guest will get a roast beef dinner at no charge. If you bring a completed application to become a member of the Moose Legion, you can attend the Fling.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Greeting Co-Workers,
Good bye summer, hello fall but by the end of this newsletter we will be saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. International Conference was held in June and there were changes announced concerning the Women of the Moose. Starting on May 1st 2015 the office of Chaplain will be eliminated; also they have combined several committees. The change starting on August 1 2014 concerning both the Chapter and Lodge is cross sponsorship, which means women can now sponsor men. A wife can still sign in her husband, but she may only sign in a male or female friend three times the third time being for enrollment. Co-Workers remember you can now sponsor your male friends into the lodge and female friend into the Chapter and receive sponsor credit for both. Any questions please call the Women of the Moose office at (717)248-2781 and leave a message someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
We start with the Month of July having no chairman for the Youth Involvement Committee so two Co-Workers Pauline Hambright and Bonnie Musser volunteered to host the Activity Night Meeting. They decorated the tables with a little tin bucket holding a potted flower and at each place setting was a packet of seeds to be planted. The meal served was a hoagie, which each Co-Worker was able to fill with their choices of lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. Potato chips, fruit salad, and cake finished the meal. The meeting followed and everyone enjoyed the evening thanks ladies for your service. August was Academy of Friendship Month and we honor all Co-Workers who hold the first Degree in the Women of the Moose. Receiving this Degree means the Co- Worker has served as a chairman from May 1st thru April 30th and sponsored two members or sponsored five members into the Chapter. Earning any Degree in the Women of the Moose means the Chapter received the Award of Achievement. Chairman Debra Cowan and her committee decorated the table using a summer theme. The center of the table was a pitcher shaped like a mason jar. Each place setting had a brightly colored plate, glass, and ice cream bowl, along with a small bottle of hand soap to take home. The meal served was fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, cupcakes and ice cream sundaes with all the toppings. We congratulate all Academy of Friendship members who have earned this Degree. September was Star Recorder Month and we honor all Co- Workers who hold this Degree in the Women of the Moose. This Degree means the Co-Worker served as the Chapters’ primary bookkeeper with the responsibility of membership records and financial information, she also sponsored two members into the Chapter. Chairman Cathy Watson placed a potted flower in the middle of the tables and at each place setting was a note pad and magnet displaying a saying. Her committee served a ham, turkey, or beef club sandwich with potato chips, and brownies. We congratulate all Star recorders members who have earned this Degree. October will be Mooseheart/Moosehaven Month and we will be having Christmas in October. We celebrate Christmas in October so all money collected will be received in time to purchase Christmas gifts for the Children at Mooseheart and Seniors at Moosehaven.
Co-Workers have your purchased your Discount Card for 18 different business offering a discount or deal such as $5.00 off a bingo package three times at the Moose Sunday Night Bingo or Andrea’s Restaurant 10% off, or Harshbarger’s Sub n’ Malt 10% off to name a few. Cards are available from the Women Officers’ or at the Bar. Cost is only $10.00, please support the Moose and save yourself money by using this card.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Sports News
Hi Member Sports Enthusiasts,
With summer winding down, our fall sports activities are now under way. I thank Steve Dudick for having another successful summer with the horseshoe league. Hope to see you all back here next May.
All the Bowling Leagues have returned as well as two Sunday pool teams. Any member interested in joining any of the teams, check with the captains for information. I noticed our Jr. Bowling league has some new kids this year. As I stated before, if you know of a child who would like to join the Jr. League, just stop by any Saturday morning. Parents do not have to be a member.
Something new has been added to the Bowling Center, and that is NEW synthetic lanes! Please see Kyle Orndorf for booking parties, special events, getting volunteers, etc. If you need to contact him, his number is (717)994-0359.
In closing, I wish all our teams the best of luck this season. If you know anyone interested in being the lodge sports chairman, please see Gov. Steve Sunday.
Steve Sunday, Sr, “Acting” Sports Chairman
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Moose Riders Cook Books Are Now Available
Cost Is $10 And They Are For Sale In The Lounge

Proceeds To Benefit The Annual "Ride 4 Kids"

Saturday, March 6, 2010
There are many reasons we here at the Lewistown Moose Family Center have joined with our members and co- workers all over the world. We as memebers all have accepted the challenging task of providing for the children at Mooseheart and the seniors at Moosehaven. The men and woman of the Lodge achieve this by supporting faternal programs and functions of Moose International. If you have ever had the chance to meet a child with no one or no where to turn to would you try to help?
If you would, you have the heart of a moose member . We change these kids lives by giving them a place to live , food to eat and an education . The family values these kids learn and the friends they make, will start them off on the right path to become respectable leaders of tomorrow.
Monday, January 11, 2010
"The friendliest place in town."

Lewistown Moose Family Center 143 is a private club where its members and qualified guests can socialize in a comfortable, family atmosphere, have a favorite beverage, and dine for lunch or dinner well below the cost of other restaurants in the area. The Moose is an organization made up of men and women that care for young and the aged, support numerous community actvities, and celebrates life. When you think of the Moose you will soon realize the fun that your membership provides. Lewistown Moose Family Center 143 strives to provide fun activities throughout the year for all ages.

These activities range from weekly entertainment from some of the best bands in the area on Saturdays for the adults to Halloween, Christmas and Easter parties for the children. Oh yes, don't forget the annual picnic.