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Hi everyone.

Well here we are with the Association Midyear Conference starting in about three weeks. Attached to the email with this newsletter is the latest Project spreadsheet dated 2-20-2018, that includes every Fraternal Unit that operates and Individual within the CNMA

boundaries’ current Donation and Awards earned levels. There is nothing that our Committeewould like to see more than a donation entry credited, no matter how large or small to everyCNMA Fraternal Unit. WHY? Because it shows unity in the Purpose of our being; the care andwelfare of our Children at Mooseheart and seniors at Moosehaven and fulfills the obligation

that we took an oath to do upon joining this Great Fraternity, and that we have reaffirmed on anumber of occasions. Furthermore if we are able to show unity in one, we can show unity in all areas that would bring the Title of Top Association to the California Nevada Moose Association!!! So, if you have not already raised money for a donation to the cause, do so; and have a check cut to Moose Charities with CNMA MVN Cent Proj in the memo area and either bring it to the Midyear Conference or mail it to Moose Charities 155 International Dr; Mooseheart IL 60539-1100.

We are going to save all the rest of the statistic falderal until after we tally the donations received during and shortly after this Conference. That report will show where we stand at the end of our 2nd and beginning of our 3rd and final year of this Project. However, of our $250,000.00 Goal, we have as of 2-20-2017, received donations totaling $179,297.91; which

means we only need donations totaling $70,702.09 to meet our minimum goal. Your Committee would to express their gratitude and Thanks to the CMNA Activities Committees, Lodges, Districts, Councils of Higher Degrees, to our affiliated organizations for going above and beyond, the Women Of The Moose Chapters and the Moose Legion Jurisdictions’ with their donations to the Association Goal, and of course to those fantastic Individual donors.

In closing we again say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

You’re A to Z Moosehaven Centennial Project Committee: Mike Aldrich, Bob Bakman, Chairman, Chuck Barber, Charley Bright, Leonard Chapman, Andy Higgins, Ray Hungate, Bob Inderbieten, Mike McGrath, Russell Nelson, Bill Stukes, Bill Thompson and Joe Zenkus

Globe-HandsThe Special Projects Committee has always worked hard to complete projects that have been taken on by the California/Nevada Moose Association in the best interest of the Children and Seniors at Mooseheart and Moosehaven.
The many projects over the past years have done well within their hard working hands.

For Donation Information
CLICK The Special Projects Reports Below

Hi Everyone.  Attached is the final spreadsheet and closure letter on the now Consumer Science Classroom Project that will be sent to all Fraternal Unit leaders this evening with a request that they share it with their membership and publish it all or in part if the produce a newsletter.  Additional information on PE Office and WSS Project will be out sometime next week.  I am trying to get a handle on those of you that are on multiple group mailing list.  So if you are let me know any you wish to be dropped from I will take care of it. 
Thanks for all you do.  Bob  
CLICK Project Report


To fulfill our responsibilities to complete a commitment made in March 2016 to Moose Charities by the California/Nevada Moose Association, Inc. To raise and donate a minimum of $150,000.00 to be used to construct a new 3 story, 105 single and double unit apartment building on the Campus of our Senior home, Moosehaven. This fundraising effort is our part of an overall 10 million dollar new building project.


  • Within 3 years raise the funds necessary to complete the minimum Commitment.
  • Bring a sense of awareness and urgency to every Association Fraternal Unit of their responsibility to meet their obligation of a minimum donation of $335.00 per year.
  • Invite all other Fraternal Units located within the Nevada/California borders to join with and assist the Association to meet or exceed the goal by also donating $335.00 per year.
  • Invite and encourage Individual Members to participate by making a $335.00 per year.
  • Encourage participants to donate more than the minimum commitment and reach the next higher commitment level

  • By encouraging fundraising activities by all FRU’s, Activity Groups and Committees within the Fraternity Family.
  • By providing fundraising ideas and other forms of support upon request.
  • By using all means available to us to communicate information about the importance of this Project to all Fraternal Units
  • Activity Groups, Committees and Individuals.
  • By establishing and providing information about the existence of an Awards program, its levels and availability to all FRU’s, Activity Groups, Committees and Individuals within or outside of the California/Nevada Association Boundaries
  • By communicating directly, through others or both with CMNA FRU’s not meeting minimum donation expectations.
  • By providing periodic reports indicating the achievement level of all Fraternal Units, Activity Groups, Committees and Individuals; as well as where we stand relative to achieving our Goal.



Your California/Nevada Moose Association Special Projects Committee has developed a Recognition Awards Program available to all Fraternal Units, in or outside of the California/Nevada Association boundaries, to provide recognition to those Fraternal Units, Special Activity Groups, Committees and Individuals, at various stages of donation achievements. It consists of a multiple step program based on monetary donation achievements and is based on the minimum total donation expectation for the three year program of $1005.00. The steps and minimum donation ranges for achievement are as follows:

Step 1. Will be a Certificate of Achievement and will be awarded when your donation level reaches the total of $335.00.

Step 2. Will be a Certificate of Achievement and will be awarded when your donation level reaches the total of $670.00.

Step 3. Will be a Certificate of Achievement and will be awarded when your donation level reaches the total of $1005.00.

Step 4. Will be a Certificate of Achievement and will be awarded when your donation level reaches either $2010.00 or whatever your total donation is at the announced official date the program ends

Step 5. Will be an appropriately engraved Plaque and will be awarded when your donation level reaches $3015.00

Step 6. Will be and appropriately engraved Plaque and will be awarded when your donation level reaches either $4020.00 or whatever your total donation is at the announced official date the program ends.

Step 7. This step and any additional steps beyond will be the same as Step 6, except a rise in donation level of $1005.00 per step. ADDITIONALLY, there will be an appropriately engraved Special “ASSOCIATION TOP DONOR” Award for the highest total donation received.

Good Luck to everyone, in your quest to be #1.

Fraternally, your A to Z CNMA Special Projects Committee: Mike Aldrich, Bob Bakman Chairman, Chuck Barber, Charlie Bright, Leonard Chapman, Andy Higgins Bob Inderbieten, Gary McGrath, Russ Nelson, Bill Thompson and Joe Zenkus



Hi everyone. ISN’T IT GREAT TO BE A MOOSE!!! Your CMNA Special Projects Committee is back and ready to introduce you to Moose Charities new major project and the California/Nevada Moose Association’s plan to raise and donate our minimum share of the cost. So here we go with the Who, What, When, Where and How.

WHO? The Who be You. As the leaders of the Lodges, Districts and Council of Higher Degrees that make our Association Fraternal Units (FRU’s), we count on you to motivate your membership to plan, organize and execute fundraising activities to reach or exceed the Goal. And do not forget the Who includes all committees as well as Individual members, at all levels of the Association. We have also invited our partners at the International level, WOTM Chapters and Moose Legion Jurisdictions, for their support.

WHAT? The Project consists of building a new, state of the art, three story, 105 single and double apartment living facility at an estimated cost of 10 million dollars. For additional information, conception drawings, and details, see pages 8 & 9 of the February-March Edition of the Moose Magazine.

WHEN? The time is now. The Project received it final approval in January at the International level.

WHERE? It will be constructed on our City of Contentment grounds at Moosehaven.

WHY? Facts and Statistics indicate a large growth in our retired population in the coming years. In order to prepare and provide for our Moose Senior population retirement needs we must start now so when they need our help we will be there and ready to provide for them.

HOW? This is where the WHO which is YOU, both collectively and as Individuals comes in. It is up to US, the can do Association, to take our share and Gid’er Done.

At the Midyear Conference the Association Board committed to a minimum donation to the Project of $150,000 over the next three years. There are currently 149 Chartered FRU’s in the California/Nevada

Association. This means that the Minimum donation expectation from each Unit per year is $335.00 per year. Sounds like a lot, however it isonly $27.92 a month and $0.92 a day. There are some FRU’s that throw that amount or more money away in recyclable materials, every day! Have someone do a 50/50 fundraising drawing for the Project once a month at a Unit gathering and send half or $27.92 to Moose Charities for the Project. However it takes participation by ever FRU to make it happen. So DO YOUR SHARE or more. So now you have completed your fundraiser, turned the money in and received a receipt. At this point we recommend that a check be cut by immediately and Mailed to Moose Charities, the money belongs to them, not the FRU. It also help keep the funds from becoming comingled with the FRU’s and inadvertently not being available.

Checks are to be made out to Moose Charities ONLY and be sent to 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL.; 60539-1000. In order to receive proper credit for the donation the following needs to be written in the Memo section of the check, CNMA-MHN Cent. Proj.; which is the mnemonic abbreviation of California/Nevada Moose Association-Moosehaven Centennial Project.

In closing we will share with you two quotes that were used recently on of a fundraising mailing from Moose Charities:


Remember the ten most important two letter words in the English language:

                          “IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME!”

We wish to Thank all those who have participated in our past Programs and encourage those that have not to do so. Remember if you need help, please do not hesitate to contact us Contact information can be found on the CNMA website at

Fraternally, you’re A to Z CNMA Major Projects Committee: Mike Aldrich, Bob Bakman Chairman, Chuck Barber, Charlie Bright, Leonard Chapman, Andy Higgins, Bob Inderbieten, Gary McGrath, Russ Nelson, Bill Thompson and Joe Zenkus


Moosehaven Prepares For New Project

I got this from John Capes at the campus on 9/28 - a first step, the project begins...|Thanks for all of your support. Enjoy the video....
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