I’ve never been in a military ‘boot camp’ and I don’t think Girl Scout camp would qualify. I love our new campaign from Moose International, “Back to Basics” featuring dog tags and camo. Lots to play with there and have fun doing it!
When I first think of basics, though, it is the ABCs we were taught in school. I’ve been playing around with the letters. I have plenty of good words that start with an A, like Applications, Attitude, Aptitude, Appeal, Applaud, and Apply. Then I can do pretty well with C for Communication, Commitment, Caring, Community, Charity, Creating, Champion and Chocolate. Yeah, I snuck that last one in there! But the B’s are tough for me for some reason. Maybe Beautification, Brotherhood, Best. So when you get to thinking about the basic ABCs, from school, I hope you can come up with more of your own.
It will do us all good this year to refresh our purpose, to remember our two homes that need our compassion and support. It will also do us good to take a look at our own Moose Home and see if it needs to be brought into the 21st century. Wood paneling is dark and dreary but windows let in light and air. A basic upgrade can bring you new members. The investment is worth it.
The Membership Motivators worked hard on our new Membership Campaign. Please print the new poster and then hang it up. It usually works best in the ladies room where there is often time to read it up “close and personal”. One item that stayed the same – prizes will be cash: $500, $400, $300, $200, $100 and the remainder will be donated in $100 increments to the winners for donations to Donors Circle. Sponsor three and get your name in the prize drawing for lots of money.
I hope you can make it to Las Vegas where you may have a chance to see our Director General in a really cute Mounties’ uniform! That will happen if the Women of the Moose have an increase in membership. California and Nevada Chapters can be proud of their contribution of a thousand plus members over last year. Please don’t slow down, though. Start now asking your friends and neighbors to meet you at the Moose. Every chapter deserves to have a great year and an increase in membership. Count on the Motivators to help your chapter go beyond the basics. And as they say in Vegas, “It’s in YOUR hands – make it a good deal!”