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posted 11/29/2021


The 715 Lynchburg Moose Lodge Bingo Committee is providing a 55" 4K Ultra HD Television for the Raffle to Benefit Children's Christmas and the Kids for Christmas Bingo program.

Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and are going fast with a limit of 125 Tickets sold. Do not have to be present to WIN.

Drawing will be held December 17th or when all tickets have been sold.

Contact Bingo Chairperson Patty Barber Bryant or Social Quarters Steward to get your Raffle Ticket.

posted 11/28/2021


Our Christmas celebration will go like this;

We have changed a few things to try and stay fresh and current with our offerings to you, our valued members…

The Open House will be held on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

We will be open from 1pm till 11pm

We will then be closed 12/24 and 12/25 for everyone to enjoy the holiday with family and friends...


The Lodge will provide free food offerings from 6pm till either all gone or 8:30pm, whichever comes first.

We are going to up the standards for the food.

In the past it was mainly what we wanted to rotate out of the freezers and some snacks.

This year we will be ordering and preparing food just for this event, and yes, you may still bring in a holiday offering of yours to share with your fellow Members.

Music will be a combination of DJ and Karaoke There will 1 Free Beverage Ticket given to you upon entering and we will have some Holiday Drink Deals.


Please plan on coming out and celebrating with us.

We do need to spread some joy and cheer around !!

posted 11/28/2021


The Lodge will close at 7pm on Tuesday December 7th, 2021 for the Employee Christmas Party to be held at the Lodges Secret Underground Lair !!!


So, come out and wish them a Merry Christmas and lets support this not new, but rekindled holiday celebration for the people that take care of us all year long….


Thanks

posted 11/02/2021


Please let us know if you know of a family with children that are in need of a “Santa Clause” visit this year.


As you know, we support many different charities during the year and really focus on the children and seniors that

need some cheer during the holidays due to unforeseen circumstances suffered during these difficult times.


Please bring a letter to the lodge and include any info we would need to assist the family, as in number and ages of

children or your own needs for food and assistance. We will be submitting these to the community service group

for their recommendations and will need these submitted by Thanksgiving.



Veterans Appreciation Ceremony


Tuesday November 9th, 2021, 6pm to 7pm


The Lodge will be hosting another recognition ceremony in the Social Quarters for all that served our country.


If you have self-identified with Moose International we will be receiving a pin and a certificate thanking you for your services. If you have not, please come in and I will be happy to get this done for you..


The lodge will be providing food and drinks


More Information


The lodge will be hosting a Second Chance Prom on November 19th.


There will be an admission fee and all proceeds will be going to Our friends and families kids that need assistance as well as Gleaning for the World.


Please see Heather or a Steward for info; There will be flyers in the social quarters with all

the information on this event. Should be FUN !!


ALSO


Do not forget that the Jefferson Choral Society will be having their craft fair on Nov. 13th.


It is a good chance to pick up a few Christmas gifts


The WOTM will be having their College of Regent Night on November 18th in the hall.

Please plan on coming to show support and maybe learn a little something you never new.

posted 10/05/2021


OPEN HOUSE

The Lodge is going to host our Open House and Celebration of founders day on October 30th, 2021

The time will be from noon until 5pm

During this time, the Social Quarters will be closed for business of any kind, member or not.

We will be giving tours of the facility as well as show and tell as to what we are really all about. There will be Smoked Pork and Smoked Wings along with all the fixings for all to enjoy.

Please plan on coming out and help showcase your lodge to the public as well as enjoy the event and food and music. If anybody wants to help us clean and spruce up the facility's, Please, we will be here early, (about 8am) and could really use a few extra hands.

This is the first OPEN HOUSE we have attempted in many years, so please plan on attending and perhaps lending a hand. After all, This is your lodge that we want to showcase to the public..

posted 10/05/2021


There will be a corn hole tournament in the back hall on October 9th

Sign up is at noon and “Bags in the air” At 1pm

The bar will be selling beer and we will have some food specials for you to enjoy..

Contact Will Crawford for the details

Moose Members and qualified guests only please…

October 19th the Moose Legion will have a Spaghetti Dinner for Moose Legionnaires and thier guest. Candidates and those interested in joining the Moose Legion Higher Degree are also invited, SEATING at 6pm and there is no charge !!

Halloween Party (drive thru) October 23rd from 11am till 1pm

The lodge will be handing out gift bags for all the kids that are signed up. The sheet is at the bar or you can call the social quarters and be added to it.

There Will also be a Brunswick Stew sale along with a bake sale starting at about 1pm. This time is dependent upon when the Stew is finished.

posted 9/29/2021


The Children's Halloween Party, scheduled for Saturday, October 23⋅11:00am – 1:00pm, is changed to a Drive Thru event due to the Covid situation.


Children need to be signed up / registered on a list that is being kept with the Steward in the Social Quarters.

Contact the Steward on Duty or any WOTM Chapter member to register your child or children.

posted 9/15/2021


Congratulations to Administrator Scott Jachode on being awarded the Administrators Leadership Award for 2020-2021 and also being named Moose of the Year for Lynchburg Moose Lodge 715.

Both Award Certificates were presented to Scott at the September 13, 2021 General Membership Meeting.

posted 8/30/2021


As previously posted, The 715 Lynchburg Moose Lodge has been ensuring the Safety of our Members, Guests, and Staff by performing Anti-Virus Fogging and taking other precautions.

If you have ... or recently had a fever, cough, or shortness of breath please stay at home and don't visit the Lodge.

Unfortunately there has been some rumors circulating that there has recently been members visiting that have tested positive for Covid. This is NOT True and the precautions recently taken are stricly preventive in nature and in the intrest of the well being of everyone.

Please note that the Lodge continues to thoroughly sanitize each night.

Please do your part and we can make this better for everyone.

Thank You

posted 8/23/2021

posted 7/08/2021

Congratulations to 715 Lynchburg Moose Lodge Administrator Scott Jachode on recieving the Administrator's Leadership Award for 2020-2021.

posted 7/05/2021

We are proud to announce your Lodge was Awarded with the Premier Lodge Award for 2020-2021 at the recent 2021 Moose International Convention in Cincinattii Ohio.

posted 6/15/2021


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Moose International Field Staff Report

Date Arrived: 11/14/2020 Time Arrived: 6:00 PM

Date Departed: 11/14/2020 Time Departed: 11:00 PM

Unit Name: Lynchburg Unit#: 0715 Unit Type: Lodge ST/PR: VIRGINIA

Visit Conducted By (Name and Title): Mike Rios – Membership Director

Primary Purpose of Visit: DB - Drop By

Findings and Recommendations:

The purpose of this (unannounced) visit was to observe operations and see the renovations conducted during the recent pandemic shutdown. Accompanied by my wife, Linda, we met two other couples there who we previously invited to join us. (They were also Moose members.)

As we approached the building, we were greeted by Jr. Governor George Haythe then Treasurer Greg Kirby who welcomed us to the lodge and provided a tour. Shortly thereafter we were joined by Governor Daniel Viar. Needless to say, the lodge was extremely impressive! Much planning, time and effort was expended to perform the upgrades. This is a great example/template for other lodges. The adjustable lighting was perfect, the decorations impressive and the work has been professionally performed. (A local college art student was commissioned to do the murals on the walls.)

After a short while, “Donna” greeted us and took care of us all evening. As a hostess/server/greeter she is a great asset to the lodge. She helped make the experience more pleasant for everyone. Her positive and upbeat demeanor is contagious! The Bar staff was also attentive and professional. They complimented each other as a team making sure that everyone was served in a timely manner.

Throughout the evening, I visited several tables and interacted with the membership. There were many couples from local lodges who chose to patronize this lodge to enjoy the food (steak night) and atmosphere.

Making a connection with the membership was especially satisfying. I met two members whose Fathers were former State Police Troopers as well and Linda connected with a couple of members who also graduated from the same local High School as her (although several years apart).

A wide variety of music was provided by (Treasurer) DJ Greg Kirby and was played at a comfortable level.

A particularly pleasant aspect of membership was to see racially diverse families enjoying a meal together and the entertainment included multiple genres, catering to those of all ages. (There were infants, toddlers, teenagers, millennials, parents, grandparents, retirees and seniors in attendance.) While discussing the demographic, I was assured by a couple of members that there are no discriminatory issues in this lodge (that seemingly plagues several others) and that they welcome all people into the lodge home. The interaction between all members was impressive. The atmosphere was very comfortable and (at times) festive and celebratory.

The nine ‘o clock ceremony was conducted as customary and they collected $76.00. I understand that this is performed on a regular basis.

I can’t say enough about this lodge. It will be beneficial to consider this lodge as a template for the recently approved lodge development pilot program. This atmosphere is conducive to families, young and old, and their aesthetics certainly welcome all members, especially those younger members that we are targeting for the future. Moose has a HUGE presence in lodge decorations. However, they are up-to-date and tastefully presented. The lodge (Bingo) hall has not been renovated but it still presents well and is a benefit to the lodge.

Much credit was given to Administrator Scott Jacode for his leadership and vision, especially with the renovations. It appears that the Board of Officers works well together and they respect and appreciate Scott’s leadership.

Only a couple of “older” members have complained about the renovations (as indicated on social media). However, the majority appreciates and welcomes the changes with the understanding that they are making the improvements for the future. Several photos of the lodge are attached.

TM Chris Roberson has been a great support for the lodge. Although challenging, the Board of Officers should understand that they are headed in the right direction and that they have the full support of Moose International as they work to grow their lodge into the future. Their efforts are greatly appreciated!

MR

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