Here are the things we have planned for the Moose for the next couple of months.
Feb 1 is Trivia Night at 7:30pm (registration at 7 pm)
Feb 4 is No DJ at 7:30 in the Banquet Hall.
Feb 12 is the Super Bowl and we may have a party at the Moose again this year...working out the details too. SAVE THE DATE!!
March 17th we are having our annual St. Patrick's Day part (on actual St. Patrick's day and it's a FRIDAY!!) Oh BOY!!
Dancers from The Maple Academy of Irish Dance will be performing and lead a quick dance class. This was super fun and popular last year.
More details to come. But SAVE THE DATE!!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year so far!
We have our first musical act of the year at the Vienna Moose this Friday, January 20, 2023, from 7pm to 10pm in the SOCIAL QUARTERS.
If you haven't heard him before, he's great. The event will have a nice intimate atmosphere in the SQ just like last time.
There is NO food for sale still at the Moose, so feel free to bring in take out food. Of course, beer and other beverages are still for sale!!
So come on down this Friday for drinks and music...and food, if you bring your own. :)
Also, Cornhole will still be held in the banquet hall Friday. Warm ups at 6:30pm, bags fly at 7pm.
Check out his FB page too if you want more info about him.
Also due to the convention, there will be NO general or board meetings this week (1/19/2023). Thanks.
The lodge is going to be open tomorrow night for a New Year celebration. The doors open at 6:00 pm and we close at 2:00 am. Earl is cooking up some finger foods for everyone's enjoyment. So come on down if you don't have any scheduled plans yet and enjoy time with friends and other Moose family!
Important Notice: Due to illness, work, and injury tonight's board and general membership meeting has been canceled. We are sorry for the late notice.
Hey everyone, we are opening early for the Soccer game today at the lodge. If you are interested in seeing any of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 come on down and cheer with friends.
Today at 2:00 pm the US will play England!
Come cheer the home team!
Everyone, we desperately need people to sign up and help for the coach's dinner (this Thurs from 6:30 to 10 pm) and for the Turkey trot (on Sun, 11/20 at various times throughout the morning and early afternoon). We are a sponsor for the Vienna Turkey Trot. Unfortunately, a few of our regular volunteers will be unavailable so we really need people (possibly people who do not usually volunteer) to help out. It’s actually quite fun. Sign-up (and more info) for both are below.
Thank you all!
The Vienna Moose is holding another Community Yard Sale.
When – Sunday, October 30 from 8 am to 1 pm. Rain or shine. No REFUNDS! Set-up 6:30 am to 7:45 am only. No vehicles are allowed in sales areas after 7:45 am or before 1:00 p.m. Carts are available during the event. Late set-ups will have to be walked/carried into the sales area.
Where – Select portions of the parking lot at the Vienna Moose Lodge, 9616 Courthouse Road, Vienna VA. Near Nottoway Park!
Who – Anyone!
What – The Vienna Moose Lodge will host a community yard sale with entry fees supporting the Lodge's operations. Sales spots cost $30 for one (1), $50 for two (2), or $75 for three (3) contiguous spots. Each spot measures approx. 8’x10’. Spots will be assigned day of the event—no cars are allowed in sales spots without express authority.
Rules & Limitations - No sales of food items, alcohol, flammable items, controlled substances, tobacco, firearms, or other items prohibited by Moose Rules, or local, state, or federal law. No dumping! All items that go unsold must be removed from the property by 2:00 pm the day of the event. Dumpsters will NOT be available. Do not park in the neighborhood. Park at Lodge only.
How – Spots sold in the social quarters during normal business hours. Spots are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. No reserving specific parking spots. Operating hours and rules are found at www.viennamoose.org.
Other – Lite food and soft drinks are available for sale by the Lodge.
Questions? – Go to www.viennamoose.org or call the Lodge at 703-281-4370.
Sat, Oct 22 we will be building and decorating our Halloween Float. The parade is Weds Oct 26 and starts at 7pm. Please check in around 6:15-6:30. If you are late they may not let you join. We are spot #43 which means we are on Berry Street. We believe on the corner of Maple and Berry but it may also be Berry and Echols. Their email directions contradicts what we say last year, hence the slight confusion. Luckily Berry isn't that long of a street.
Vienna, Past, Present, and Future (Back to the Future Style) is the theme. We really need people to sign up for costumes and float building/decorating. Currently I'm the only one signed up as a "Major" character. This is HEAVY!! This was a really fun event last year and we then all went over to the Moose for drinks after the parade!!
We hope to do an overnight pig roast like last year (but not in the brutal heat of the summer) in early(ish) Nov before Thanksgiving. No need to sleep in the car to stay "cool." Probably a overnight smoke Friday night and then a Luau Sat afternoon/evening with Live Music. More details to come but will need people to help plan this event!!
Dec 3 is the Vienna Moose Lodge's 64th Anniversary!! We'll have a Christmas Tree Lighting, Photos with Santa and a Party with Live Music that day. More details to come too but will need people to help plan this event.
The lodge is changing its hours of operation during the week. The new schedule will be as follows:
Note: These hours can change based on member participation. If a Football game is on, we may elect to stay open longer hours.
You've asked and asked and asked. We've finally heard you and we are proud to present to you...TRIVIA NIGHT!!
Our first Trivia night will be Weds, Sept 7th!!
Starts at 7:30pm. Registration starts at 7:00pm.
The lodge is hosting Mars Rodeo and having a Classic Car Show for its members and qualified guests on Saturday, August 27, 2022, starting at 6 pm. The band starts at 7:00 pm and goes until 10:00 pm.
Mars Rodeo plays original, classic, and modern rock. The group has expanded to a collection of talented musicians that include original members Nandan Kenkeremath on lead vocals and acoustic/rhythm guitar; Hollis Williams on Bass and vocals; Jim Sauer on lead guitar and vocals; and Vince Scinta on Drums. International award-winning guitar player Randy Pate frequently plays with Mars Rodeo as lead guitar and vocals. Depending on the alignment Bruce Ryan can play on bass and rhythm guitar or Arnold Bell on bass.
We already have some very nice classic cars coming this night. We invite all members to bring their classic cars to the lodge.
We will be also having some amazing food served by Chef Earl too! So please put this on your calendars today!
The simple answer to this question is yes! Now, you might have thought you were not paying sales tax at the lodge… But you have been paying sales taxes on everything you purchase in this lodge since the beginning of time. The lodge has been rolling the taxes together into one price. There are positives and negatives to doing this in the lodge. By rolling all the taxes into a single price, it makes it easier for the cashiers to make change for sales in the lodge. But there are many negatives. The lodge still needs to pay each month the Virginia Sales taxes. The lodge has been paying anywhere from $500 to $600 a month in these taxes. This is not a small bill! Also, when the price of beer, chicken wings, or any product goes up, we make less if the lodge doesn’t pass that on to the member. The lodge for many years has been reluctant to raise prices because we know the members do not like prices going up. We don’t either! I think you know by now where we are going with all of this!
So, the lodge started charging sales tax last month. We did this because the prices of the products we buy keep going up. And, we really liked having the rolled-up pricing structure. But here is the catch-22, the price we get taxed on is the price we charge at the cash register. So, if we roll the taxes into the price at the register and full price is taxable. So that means, the taxes we roll into the price at the register is now being taxed a second time! Are you confused yet? I hope not.
Now, members say the lodge is tax exempt from paying taxes. This is just not true. Lodges depending on the jurisdiction do not pay some taxes. Most lodges are tax-exempt from property taxes. But all businesses are expected to pay sales taxes on the items it sells at their place of business. In talking to Mike Stumbaugh our Moose International Territory Manager said “…All lodges pay sales taxes in the state of Virginia…” And, in talking to other businesses in the area like the American Legion in Annandale Manager Diane Ramsey said, “…We roll the taxes into the price of the items we sell. Most members think we do not pay any taxes, but this is not true…”
So, in conclusion, the reason we started passing on the sales tax to the member is simple, we could not logically keep doing business this way. Just know we strive and work hard to get you the best price on all products we sell. We also know you can choose to spend your hard-earned money anywhere and we thank you for spending them here! We hope this answers the questions that many members have been asking about this change. If you need more information please reach out to any board officer.
This just in... The Vienna Moose is holding a Community Yard Sale!
Questions? – Go to www.viennamoose.org or call the Lodge at 703-281-4370.
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Hey everyone, We have been hearing that members would like to have the lodge open earlier during the week. We have moved our Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday opening hours to 3:00 pm.
Upcoming June (Summer) events
Family Movie Fridays this summer starting June 24th at 6:30pm.
Come and get some food (just regular menu which does include kids' meals) Come get your food and free popcorn. Movies will start at 7pm. We can't advertise online the movies so stop on by the Moose and see the list of movies there. So drive your cars down to the Moose. I'm sure number 95 will still beat you though.
Save the Clock Tower...I mean Moose Heater Benefit Event will be the evening of July 16th at 6:30pm
This is an event to raise money for the Moose's HVAC replacement. Tickets will be $50 for AYCE 50's diner food ($30 of those dollars will be tax deductible). Some DRINKS will be included in the price. You will also have a chance to donate at the event as well. Look for the Save the Clock Tower Can. So get in your DeLorean and get up to 88 miles an hour and dress up in 50's attire (formal if you've got it) for the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance.
July 23 we have two events. From 10am to 4pm will be Open to the Public Yard Sale. More info to come but you'll "buy" spots to sell your stuff.
In the evening will be Hand Painted Swingers! They were awesome the last time they were here and many have been eagerly awaiting their return. We cut our trip short to be back for it. :) Outside if weather permits.
Womens' Lounge Fundraiser August 20
This is going be a great event to turn the old locker room into a women's lounge for mom's night out, wine nights, book club, etc. We are going to move the lockers into the pre office space. This benefit will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, food, and some DRINKS included in the ticket price of $100. ($70 of those dollars will be tax deductible). This will be a formal event. We are also asking for donations for a silent auction.
Mars Rodeo (Tentatively) August 27