This Saturday, June 6th, the Loyal Order of Moose in District 4 will be conducting a "Share the Love" food collection drive at all lodges in District 4. This will be a drive-up/drop-off collection of non-perishable and canned goods items. Donations of paper products, personal hygiene, and other essential items may also be donated. Each lodge will be donating to their local area food bank or charity for this event. We ask that you take a moment to help the "Share the Lodge" for others in our community.
The food drive will be on Saturday, June, 6th, 2020 from Noon to 2 pm. We hope to see you all for this great event! If you are not near our lodge, here are some other area lodges that are participating...
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On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the Vienna Moose Lodge participated in the Town of Vienna's Oktoberfest celebration. This was the second year that the lodge participated. It was a great time. The lodge had a booth that showcased our involvement in Vienna, our community service, our volunteering, and our donations to our community. We had so many community members come up to ask about the Moose Fraternity and what we were all about.
Yes, we told them about Mooseheart and Moosehaven, the children and seniors entrusted to our care, Camp Ross, and how we have been involved as a lodge since 1958. During this day we passed out candy to the kids, water bottles to help everyone stay hydrated, bowls of water for our K9 friends, but most of all we were there to pass out Child ID and Senior ID kits. We had a great turnout for the kits. We managed to produce 17 kits.
We know that during an emergency, time is precious and important. When someone we love is missing the longer we take to find that person the farther away, they may travel. So, a quick response is very important. With more than 2,100 children reported missing to authorities each day, it is important to be prepared. We like the fact that our lodge helped prepare families for something we all hope will never be needed. But we know having an ID Kit will greatly assist in the emergency response and recovery effort when needed.
We did have a large number of attendees asking about ID kits for pets. We are looking into this for next year. We also plan on bringing dog bones too! We want to thank all the members that helped out this last weekend. We could not have done this without your continued support. The Town of Vienna and our lodge are lucky to have you!
On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, the Vienna Moose Lodge through its Heart of the Community outreach program, donated funds to help "Friends of a New Beginning" in its 6th annual charity golf tournament to be held on August 4, 2019, at the Bristow Manor Golf Club in Bristow Virginia. The Friends of a New Beginning is in its 10th year of supporting others in need of breaking their additions. We are proud to support such a worthy cause.
The mission of the Friends of a New Beginning is to support, encourage, and mentor the clients of A New Beginning in the healing process from the devastation of addiction and its effects on the addict. Through our mission, we hope to help the clients discover the meaning of acceptance, self-worth, and respect for themselves and their invaluable contribution to society.
We look forward to helping them in the future. Keep up the great work!
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The Tommy Moose® program aids in helping children overcome fears and anxiety during times of stress. Donated to Law Enforcement, Fire, and other Emergency workers, Tommy Moose plush dolls are presented to children in various traumatic situations. In addition to this service, the Tommy Moose character has grown to personify happiness, safety, and security through personal appearances, books, and children's goods.
On Sunday, July 6, 2019, the Vienna Moose Lodge donated a batch of Tommy Moose to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. In attendance for the donation was Carl Thomas (Administrator), Daniel Sullivan (Governor), Jeff Sargent (Fairfax County Fire Marshall) and John Morrison (Vienna Volunteer Fire Department). We invited Jeff and John to come to share breakfast during our lodge breakfast and made this valuable donation. We want to thank Jeff Sargent and John Morrison for coming. We really enjoyed talking to them about all the good Tommy makes in the community.
Tommy originated as a Moose community service project in Connecticut and soon spread throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since 2002, more than 150,000 Tommy Moose plush dolls have been donated to shelters, hospitals, and emergency workers, who in turn deliver them to children in need of some comfort when facing some of life’s biggest challenges. So, it is with pride that our lodge in cooperation with all its members donated two dozen Tommy Moose plush dolls to the Vienna Fire Department. It feels good to donate these Tommy Moose for such a good cause.
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As many of you have seen around the lodge, our lodge has sponsored many little league teams over the years. This year is no different. We just got a thank you letter from our team the "Moose Stripes".
"Dear Vienna Moose Lodge,
On behalf of the 2018 AA Fall “Moose Stripes”, we thank you for being a generous sponsor of Vienna Little league and especially our team. We had a great season full of laughs, fun, friendship, and of course, Wins! We were honored to represent the Vienna Moose Lodge this season.
Neither the team nor the league could do what it does without the generous support of this caring community. Thank you again for all you do for us, our sport, and our community.
Most Sincerely "… Please see the signatures on the photo!
We want to thank the members of our lodge that continue to support us with the volunteering, donating, and patronage of this lodge. Without your continued support, we would not be able to do things like this within our community. Many thanks!
The Vienna Moose is starting a warm blanket and clothing drive for these cold weather months. We are asking all members that have extra, who are inclined, to please donate to this worthy cause to keep our less fortunate neighbors and friends warm this winter.
We are asking for the following items: (they can be new or gently used)
If you play Texas Hold’Em poker with us, players will receive an extra chip card for every item donated for use during our regular tournament games. We want to thank everyone in advance for all they do to help this cause.
Here is a copy of the full flyer!
The Vienna Moose supports our community. One of the ways it is doing that is by making donations to worthy area nonprofits. On Thursday, May 3, 2018, there was a motion brought to the Board of Officers to make a donation to Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources of Virginia. OAR is a nonprofit helping to rebuild and break the cycle of crime with opportunities, alternatives, and resources to offenders and their families to create a safer community. OAR works with persons involved in the criminal justice system in around Fairfax County. This includes Vienna, Virginia.
OAR is a local non-profit restorative justice organization providing human services since 1971. Their history has its roots in the highest principles of human rights, and the most practical applications of a community’s enlightened self-interest and citizen action. Its origins can be traced to a 1968 prison strike at the State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia. In response, several local churches convened a conference on Churches and the Correctional System. Following that effort, Jay Worrall, Jr. founded the OAR movement, which at the time stood for “Offender Aid and Restoration”. It was his vision of citizen visitors helping jail inmates that formed the original premise for the creation of OAR organizations around the country.
In September 1970, Offender Aid and Restoration of Virginia received its articles of incorporation. In 1971, the local OAR office was established. Today there remain eight local OAR affiliates, four of which are in Virginia. In 1998, OAR voted to change its name from Offender Aid and Restoration to do business as "Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources" in order to better reflect the organization’s mission and goals.
We support them in their efforts to make Vienna and areas in Virginia safer and better for everyone. We are proud of the work they do and want to see them be a success. For these reasons the lodge made a monitory donation to Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources and wish them all the best in the years to come.