Pendleton, Ben 2014
Ben Pendleton
Association President


Ben Pendleton Resume

Ben Pendleton joined the Norwalk Moose Lodge 1739 on January 23, 1997.  He signed his first member in April of 1998 and became a member of the 25 Club in April of 2001.  In 2002, he became a Life Member of the Order. 

Ben served his Lodge in several appointed and elected positions, serving at Governor twice.  The first term 1998-99, he received the Governor’s Bronze Gavel Award.  In his second term as Governor 2005-06, the Lodge received the Lodge Merit Award.

On October 11, 1997, Ben was elevated to the Moose Legion Degree of Service and joined Southern California Moose Legion 6.  He served two terms as President and is currently serving as Secretary.  He’s been Moose Legionnaire of the Year for his jurisdiction twice; 2008-09 and 2011-12.  In 2011-12, he was also Moose Legionnaire of the Year for California/Nevada and a Shining Star nominee with Moose International. 

Ben worked his way through the chairs of HUB District 18 and served as President in 2000-01.  He served as District Picnic Chairman for over 10 years, making it his goal to have a better and more profitable year than the previous.

From 2006 to 2009, he served on the California/Nevada Moose Association Youth Awareness Committee.  After serving as President of the Surf and Sand Council of Higher Degrees in 2010, he was asked to serve as Coordinator of the Councils of Higher Degrees for the California/Nevada Moose Association, which he did for two years.

At the International Moose Convention in May of 2012, Ben received the appointment of Deputy Supreme Governor.  In September of 2013, Ben began working his way through the chairs of the California/Nevada Moose Association Executive Board and is currently serving as President.

Ben received the Fellowship Degree of Honor in Palm Springs, California in September 2004 and the Pilgrim Degree of Merit in the House of God at Mooseheart, Illinois in May 2013.

Ben currently works at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California, where he has over 20 years of service.  Not only does he volunteer his time to serve on various committees, but is the advisor for the Student Veterans Club. 

Dear Brothers and Co-Workers,

In case you haven’t heard, we have a new short-term membership campaign going on for the months of June, July and August.  Loyal Order members will receive a California/Nevada lapel pin for signing up a member during these months.  We’re also giving away two Life Memberships:  one for the men and one for the women.  For every Loyal Order member you sign up during these months, your name goes into a hopper to win.  Remember, this is for signing up new/former Loyal Order members.  Great news!  Ladies, you’re now being included in the weekly drawing of $50.00 for signing up a Loyal Order member.

Your Association is also winding up it’s final fundraiser for this year.  Raffle tickets were distributed to all the District Presidents, who in turn were to distribute them to the Lodges.  Our goal is to end this year with an increase in assets.  Please be sure to purchase your tickets.

Once I got past the heat and humidity, the International Convention in Tampa, Florida wasn’t bad.  I want to thank the Mighty 190 and Hesperian 174 Moose Legion jurisdictions for representing California/Nevada in the International Moose Legion Ritual Competition.  Thank you! 

Special congratulations go out to Fred Reichelt, who was appointed to the Mooseheart Board of Directors, Rick Balthazar, who was appointed to the International Risk Management Committee and Bridget Robinson, the women’s incoming Deputy Grand Regent.  And we have our three new Deputy Supreme Governors; Carl Murphy, R.J. Barcalow and Dan Papp.  Congratulations gentlemen.  Derrick Morris is continuing on with the International Heart of the Community Committee.  I’d also like to give a shout out to Bob Sypnieski for all his years of service on the Moosehaven Board of Directors. 

Congratulations to Jerry O’Connor – Moose International Lifetime Achievement Award winner!

California/Nevada really ROCKS!

In closing, I’d like to say Thank You, to each and every one of you for continuing to pay your dues, participating in Lodge/Chapter activities and most importantly, supporting Mooseheart and Moosehaven.  God Bless all of you, our troops and our first responders.


Ben Pendleton



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