I am writing this the day before Thanksgiving and realize one of the reasons I have to give thanks is the fact I am a member of this tremendous lodge.
In this time of holiday giving I would like to review with you, the members, your charitable giving in the month of November alone.
Donations to Moose charities: Cradle Fund $554, Endowment $283, Mooseheart Holiday Lights $250, $200 for Xmas gifts for our sunshine child (Jory) and $2000 to Camp Ross for repairs to the basketball court.
Local donations: $500 to Snyder County Children and Youth, $500 Toys for Tots, $750 for upcoming children’s Xmas party, $1000 to St Pauls Wed night food program (open to all kids), $100 to Magical Memories for Xmas party for seriously ill children, $1000 to Selinsgrove AYSO, $1000 to Haven Ministries for turkeys for those in need, $2000 to Meals for Seals (a weekend food program for kids), $5000 to Camp Victory (a summer camp program for seriously ill kids) and $5000 to Snyder Union Mifflin Child Development to rehabilitate a playground for toddlers.
This represents over $21,000 in one month to people in need. You should walk tall and proud as members of the LOOM and WOTM. Few fraternal organizations can match what you have done.
It’s easy to see why I give thanks to walk among you shoulder to shoulder as one of you.
God bless you all.
Ray Mausteller, Administrator