Message from the 202 Secretary – Gerry Ricke
Thanks to all the Men and Women of Cypress 202 for all you hard work so far this year. The year is half over and we are looking ahead to the Fraternal Service Award. Cypress 202 can receive the Fraternal Service Award for the 9th time (Cypress is the only Moose Legion in the Fraternity to have 8, the next closest is 6) the criteria are:
- Increase active membership over the previous fiscal year (May 1 to April 30) - 948+1=949
- Improve Arrearages by reducing the total of the sum of expired & dropped members
for the fiscal year - 164-1=163
? Increase Endowment Fund contributions over the previous fiscal year - $3752.35+1 =$3753.35 -COMPLETE
? 100% of assigned commitment to annual Moose Legion Projects by March 31st – COMPLETE
? -Transmit a full Board of Directors report by May 10 (must report a complete board of seven members – unless a dispensation has been granted) –COMPLETE.
With everyone’s help Cypress is on track to get that 9th FSA!!!
Just reminders as we pre-register for Silver Springs, please ensure that you have all the correct information on your envelope, adequate postage, as well as a return address. I have also added “email verification” to the pre-registration form. If you include your email on that form, I will email you that I have received your pre-registration. If you have mailed your pre-registration and not received email verification within a week of dropping it into the mail please email me. The deadline is NINE CALENDAR DAYS before the celebration to MAIL the pre-registration form. If you miss the USPS deadline, please EMAIL me your info and I will pre-register you as C.O.D. and collect your money at the registration table.
Pre-registrations are easier everyone to have things ready in advance and makes for a smoother registration process. Less waiting in line means more time for FUN!!! PLUS, you save $16 per couple by pre-registering.
As you sign new members please include a legible name and Moose ID #. Please make sure they have met the eligibility requirements of 6 months as a lodge member or have signed one member into the lodge. In your retention efforts remember once a Moose Legionnaire, always a Moose Legionnaire. Don’t forget to contact me if you retain a member.
All Lodge Ads of $100for the 2017-18 Informers are due (drop dead deadline) at the May 6th BOD meeting in Lake Pan 1179. Failure to have those ads in will result in removal from the Celebration Rotation and the Bull Roast list of consideration. Other deadlines for May 6th is Chapter ads of $50, Past President list of for $20, Yearly celebration pre-registration of 4 pre-registrations for $40 (this is non-refundable or transferable).
Ain’t it great to be a proud Moose Legionnaire!