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Monday, October 2, 2017
September 2017, News from Greater Durham Moose Lodge #2045
Greetings Fellow Moose Members:

This was certainly a stormy September, with both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma making landfall. My wife and I had friends in both Houston and Tampa, both of whom came through with minimal damage. We hope your family/friends there did the same.

Moosehaven was not so lucky.

Report on Hurricane Irma's damage to Moosehaven from John Capes, Executive Director of Moosehaven:

"Irma is gone but certainly not forgotten.

She left a mess on campus including downed trees, limbs and moss. We’ve got a number of areas with modest water damage due to leaks and penetrations around windows and even through the brick. Shingles scattered about the campus clearly suggest we need to check all shingled roofs for damage. The southeast corner of the Michigan deck was damaged by a falling tree but it does not appear to be structural and it did not penetrate to the interior. The most disheartening damage is to the pier, which is completely destroyed. The storm surge was devastating and at one point even crested our seawall.

However, despite everything, our residents are safe, services continued throughout the storm, including hot meals and a 24/7 deli and salad bar."

In addition to Moosehaven, five lodges in the Florida Keys and several others in the surrounding areas have suffered property damage.

For more information on the damage see https://www.mooseintl.org/hurricane-irma-update/
For a video of the pier damage see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nqnq1phnHM

Fortunately September at our Lodge was not so stormy, but it certainly was active.

The major news this month was our annual Military Appreciation Luncheon, held at Durham's Rose of Sharon Baptist Church on September 9th. We sent out a full report in a separate newsletter (sent 9/11/17), but recapping a bit ...

Despite the fact that some of the expected military, who had contacted us they had hoped to come but could not because they were on alert to be deployed for hurricane duty, the unofficial count was 176, exceeding last year's total. There was a feast of food and each person attending got a "door prize" worth an average of $50 - all thanks to the 112 local businesses and organization who donated around $15,000 to the cause.

James Faucette, whose two brothers were honored at the seat where we recognize the many who have served and gone before us, commented (9/10/17):

"I was there and the food and program were excellent. My brother, Bob, was a member of the Moose when the building was on Miami Blvd. Thanks to the Moose and Civitan for all the hard work and preparation. It was a great show of appreciation for all service men and women."

Note: James himself served in the 8th Air Force from July 1942 to October 1945 as an Armorer on B-17 airplanes. His brothers were Robert K. (Bob) Faucette (1925-1966), Pvt. US Army ,Combat Engineers, Germany, 1944-1946; and George R. Faucette (1916 - 1990), Col. US Army Adjutant ,General Dept., serving 1941 – 1963 in Africa, Germany, ,South France, Japan, and Alaska.

The full report is at our website - http://lodge2045.moosepages.org/ - where you can click on "News" to read the newsletter and "Photos" to see the picture album.

Our Lodge also participated at the Bull City Stand Down on September 15th, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the National Guard Armory and Durham County Memorial Stadium. With all sorts of free services offered - including food, clothing, medical/dental and legal assistance, haircuts, various immunizations, and job counseling - the Stand Down serves to "combat" under-resourced and homeless veterans.

We were on hand to pass out 129 of our Lodge's WE HONOR OUR AMERICAN MILITARY badges, plus offered our “EZ Kid/Elder ID” service. (Three IDs were done and 6 of the Lodge's badges honoring first responders were also passed out.)

CBS covered the event at http://wncn.com/2017/09/15/bull-city-stand-down-provides-services-to-homeless-veterans/

Finally, beside the 3 IDs taken at the Bull City Stand Down, we had two more "EZ Kid ID" events, one at UNC's Baity Hill (Graduate & Family Housing) on September 14th and the second at Freddy's Durham (https://freddysusa.com/store/durham-15501-nc/) on September 30th.

Joining us at Baity Hill was G.P. Powell, Patrol Officer with the UNC Police. Fifty-one IDs were done at Baity Hill and fourteen at Freddy's. So ... 3+51+14 added to our previous total of 207 brings us to a new year-to-date total of 275. We have just exceeded last year's count of 256!

We will have another opportunity of adding to this total at an event planned for November.

Mark you calendars:

1. Dinner meetings on Oct. 6 and 20. Of course, a full (delicious!) meal is served beginning at 6 pm every Friday, not just on meeting nights.
2. October 8 - NCMA District 7 meeting - breakfast at 9, meeting at 10 - at our Lodge.
3. For Moose Legionnaires: Tar Heel Council of Higher Degrees, Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:30 am - 1 pm, followed by a steak luncheon at 1. Winston Salem Lodge #466, 1495 Old Salisbury Road, Winston-Salem 27127.
4. Thursday, November 16: "EZ Kids ID" event, 3 - 6 pm, @ Friendly City Civitan Club House, 2510 Glendale Ave Durham, NC

Members' October Birthdays:

Brian Teasley & Roger Davis - 10/6
Clayborne McCorkle - 10/8
Ross Barbee - 10/10
Noland Shuval - 10/11
Jeff McCraken - 10/12
Lee McRae - 10/19
Todd Riley - 10/25

As usual, thank you for making "Great Things Happen at the Greater Durham NC Moose Lodge."

Norm Rose, Governor
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Military Appreciation Luncheon - Sept 9th
The Greater Durham NC Moose Lodge # 2045 has invited active-duty military, veterans and their family members to a luncheon honoring their courage and service to our country. Doors open at 11:00 AM and we start serving at 12:00 PM to 2 PM. We need your help - to show our appreciation in actions - to direct traffic, welcome/register them, assist at the serving table, and in clean-up.

The luncheon will be held ...

When? Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11 am to 2 pm

Where? Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, 4109 Guess Rd. Durham, N.C. 27712

Be there!
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