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!
It is that time of year again! When the weather gets cold, and the lodge is abuzz with Christmas ornaments and bright lights, and cheer all around. But this year is a bit different! This is our 60th birthday! So, we are inviting you to come to help us celebrate another year of supporting our community.
So, our Christmas / Birthday party is going to be on December 1, 2018. We will be having a great dance band, food, and cheer starting at 6:00 pm. Because this event is so important to us, we are inviting everyone. Yep, that is right our Christmas / Birthday party is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For a flyer, please click here!
Our Moose Open House day was a huge success. We want to thank everyone that came out to support the lodge and inform others about what the Moose is all about. The day started with our Kids Trunk or Treat at noon. Wow, we gave out a lot of candy. We would like to thank Elizabeth and Tom Rockett for organizing the event and others for helping with this event. We had a great turn out for our first Trunk or Treat. We got a lot of feedback from parents bringing their kids to the event. I believe we would have had a bigger turnout if the rain had held off.
The evening was great for everyone that was in attendance. We had the Rusty Highway Band play all evening long. It was fun watching members and non-members dance. Gwen Smith made the event great with her amazing pasta dishes. If you did not get a chance to try her chicken alfredo over fettuccini or her meatball marinara over spaghetti you really missed out! Oh, and the cookies were so good too!
This was a great trial event for our big Birthday/Christmas party coming soon on Saturday, December 1, 2018. For more information, please stay tuned to our website and Facebook for event happenings.
Again, it cannot be stressed enough that, we are so grateful for our newest members and everyone’s help around the lodge these days. If it was not for the hard work of these members, our lodge would not be growing and helping our community as much as we are! Thank you!
While the Wicked Witches and her flying monkeys do not live at the Vienna Moose Lodge, we are going to have some wonderfully scary costumed men and women for our Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 27, 2018, starting at Noon.
We are inviting the PUBLIC to bring their kids to the Lodge for some really great Halloween fun! We are going to have all sorts of candy and more going on.
We are going to have a contest for the best costumes this day. It also is the same day as Moose International’s Open House Day at all lodges. So, if you have questions about the Moose, come ready to get them answered. We are also having a fun evening event too. We have a band playing in our Main Hall starting at 7:00 pm. This day has so much going on. We hope you will all join us for a fun day of kids, candy, music, and more! We look forward to seeing everyone in costume!
If you want a flyer for either event click below:
We would like to present a completely great idea that will give an opportunity for our active members to gain extra cash just for applying basic skills of mathematical accuracy, attentiveness, and speedy reactions. It is a bingo game.
Our games will be each Saturday going forward. We invite all members and qualified guests to come play with some fun people. Come on down for some great food, amazing friends, and bingo. All the fun starts at 5:00 pm each Saturday. We hope to see you this coming Saturday.
As the Labor Day weekend starts, we would like to wish everyone a very happy Labor Day weekend! With many members going out of town, we have decided to close the lodge on Monday, September 3, 2018. We are sorry if this has an impact on your weekend. But, we will be open Tuesday, September 4th and serving Taco's that evening.
Again, if you are leaving town or just hanging around the house this weekend, please be safe this holiday weekend.
With so much to write about, I am going to skip the Moose Convention in New Orleans for now and I will write about that in another article. For now, this weekend, we installed the first phase of a new sound system in the Social Quarters. The sound system is to replace the jukebox with a free member alternative. The new sound system is powered by a commercial 240W 5ch 100/70V Mixer Amp, 4 room speakers, and an Android TV box with Spotify and Pandora. We actually have other audio accessories, but they are for the Karaoke nights we have planned for the near future. This was the first phase of the setup. We will in our next phase be moving the volume controls behind the bar and connecting the outside speakers in the front lawn area of the lodge. This amplifier leaves us room to expand if we want into other areas of the lodge too. We are hoping that the new music and surround sound football coverage in the near future will be exciting for the members.
We would like to thank everyone that helped in making this happen including Greg Kunstbeck for helping to pull cable, mounting speakers, and the lender of tools. And to the patrons this weekend that put up with the construction sounds while they were enjoying the Social Quarters. It was an exhausting two days of work. We have lots more planned in the near future, and not just phase 2 of our audio project. We invite you to come to visit and hear the difference and to stay tuned for new projects!
To some, it is a big deal, for others it isn’t! The lodge has got the Point of Sale (POS) system up and running and the inaugural voyage will start this Monday! What this means to members is we are now able to keep better track of sales, have more security for money at the lodge, and we will be taking credit cards for purchases. We also know that many have had issues with the ATM machine at the lodge and we have contacted the provider of this service to let them know of the issues. We hope this problem is fixed soon!
Oh, and one other thing to report! We have two new Charitable gaming machines at the lodge from Newmarket Entertainment (Now, Grover Gaming). These are the Raptor series and have a limited number of games to choose from. But, we are expecting more games in the next week or so! These games look dynamite! Come to play this evening!
If you have been a member of our lodge for any amount of time, you know Paul Behneman. Paul is sick and to help defray the costs of medical treatment and living expenses while he is out of work, the lodge is holding a fundraiser for him and his family during this troubling time. As we are all Moose members, we care about our extended family.
On July 21, 2018, starting at 3:00 pm and running until 7:00 pm, we will be having food and drinks, 50/50 drawings and raffles, and live music. As you may already know, Paul has been diagnosed with cancer. His bills are mounting fast. To attend this benefit, it will be 20 dollars at the door. Live music will be from the "Rusty Highway Band". We hope you will all come to attend and help one of our own. All proceeds will go to the Behneman family. Please, keep Paul and his family in your prayers.
If you have not seen Paul’s GoFundMe page and wish to make a donation, you can see it here. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, July 21!
As our lodge grows in new directions, we are increasing our hours of operation on Friday's and Sunday's. This is to deal with increased use on these days. As we see increased foot traffic into our lodge we hope to change other days too.
If you have not had a chance to come to play Free Texas Hold'Em poker with us on Fridays we invite you. We had a great start last week and hope to grow it even larger in the coming weeks. To entice you into playing we are giving $1000 dollars in free poker chips your first night of play and if you buy dinner you get a second $1000 dollars in free chips too!
We are also getting bigger and bigger crowds on Sunday evenings. This is why we are extending our hours this day. Come to enjoy the Sunday evenings here at the lodge and put off thinking about work a few more hours.
We want to thank all the members and new members that are frequenting the lodge. We know we have some big shoes to fill in the coming year to make things better. We know we can do it and with your help, we can make things great! Hope to see you soon!
|Updates to Vienna Moose Hours of Operation|
|Sunday||1:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
|Friday||1:00 pm to 1:00 am|
With all the pomp and circumstance of an opening night in Las Vegas, the Vienna Moose Lodge is gearing up to hold its first ever Free Texas Hold’Em poker tournament starting on Friday, June 22, 2018, at 8:00 pm. We are getting all the fun stuff in place for a fun night of Texas Hold’Em. We are working on the hall music, the tables of felt, brand new cards and chips, the countdown clock, and more. We serve a great steak, but that is not all we serve on Fridays. We have steak, fish, burgers, wings, and more!
So, come on down and have fun with a new event/game and drinks with friends. This game is just a start, from here forward, we will be holding Poker games every Friday night! We are also working on the prize pool for the end of the tournament series. Come to help us get this off the ground! This event is open to all members and qualified guests.
We almost never say this, but we will be serving free food all weekend long. The menu has not been settled yet, but today is Free Chili and Cheese dogs, tomorrow is free BBQ, and Monday well who knows. We will be having drink specials too. So, come on down and have a good time playing Cornhole outside and sharing a good time with friends. If you need a place to refresh after Rolling Thunder this weekend, this is the place. As always, bikers are welcome here!
Hope to see you soon!
The Vienna Moose Lodge would like to thank and support our current and past Armed Forces personnel and to honor those that have given all in support of our country for Memorial Day. If not for their sacrifices, we would not be the country we are today! We would like to thank the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars posts of Virginia for all the support they show for our hometown troops. Thank you for your protection of our liberties!
If you wish to find out more about more about Memorial Day please visit these links.
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.