Message from the 202 Secretary – Gerry Ricke
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
- Increase Endowment Fund contributions over the previous fiscal year - $3752.35+1 =$3753.35
- Improve Arrearages by reducing the total of the sum of expired & dropped members
for the fiscal year - 164-1=163
- 100% of assigned commitment to annual Moose Legion Projects by March 31st – Mentioned above
-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 Zephyrhills, 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.
The Board of Directors has asked me to restate the long standing fund raising policy for Cypress 202 celebrations. The host lodge makes money from the social quarters, meals, as well as half the profits (shared with Cypress) from any games run by the host lodge on Saturday afternoon. The host chapter can do ONE fundraiser during the weekend as thanks for all their help in making the celebration a success. ALL OTHER FUNDRAISERS are for the benefit of Cypress 202. Thank you for your understanding.
Last month I forwarded a promotion that was being run by Moose Legion 178. That was for your INFORMATION ONLY. Our dues included with the application are STILL $18!!! Sorry for the confusion!!!!!!!
If you are interested in running for a Director on the Cypress Board please see me for an application. They are due at 10am on February 4, 2017.
Ain’t it great to be a proud Moose Legionnaire!