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Saturday, June 24, 2017
June newsletter, 2017 - Mark the dates
Greetings, Brothers,

Now that summer has finally arrived, I hope you are enjoying making plans for your vacation. Summer is typically a "slow season" for Lodge dinners, as folks take off for family get-aways. The respite, however, gives us a chance to do some advance planning for fall activities.

Please note: We will not have a Friday dinner on June 30th. Some of our members will be attending the International Moose Convention in Tampa that weekend.

There are some important dates coming up, so please mark your calendars.

- Dinner meetings, July 7 and July 21. Serving begins at 6 pm; officers meeting is at 6:30, with the general meeting to follow at 7 pm.

- Planned July outreaches:
1. "EZ Kids ID" event - July 15, 11 am - 3 pm, at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 221 Grand Hill Pl, Holly Springs, NC 27540.
2. Important: First Responders Appreciation Luncheon, to be held at our Lodge - July 22, 11 am - 2 pm. We will be inviting area EMTs, officers and firefighters to show our appreciation for their service.

- Fall date: Military Appreciation Luncheon, September 9, 11 am - 2 pm. We are expecting over 250 attendees this year, so will need your help to welcome, register, and help in the serving line. As last year, the Friendly City Civitan Club will be joining us for the occasion.

At the luncheon, remember that we want to continue the tradition of reserving a front seat, flanked by a flag, to recognize the many who have served and gone before us. At the reserved seat, we honor one of our Brother's family members who served in the military, displaying a photo and a description of his/her service. If you would like to honor your family member's service, please let us know by responding to this email.

In connection with the upcoming Military Appreciation Luncheon, we have been busy soliciting donations for food and door prizes. Our commitments so far include 68 donations, with some exciting door prizes! Our deep thanks to Billy Noah for his extraordinary effort in rounding up the donations.

For those of you members who own a business, if you would like to donate a door prize, we would welcome it. What a special way to publicize your business to new potential customers!

In next month's newsletter, we will be highlighting the luncheon for the first responders and reporting on the International Moose Convention in Tampa.

While in Florida, my wife and I will be visiting Moosehaven (http://www.moosehaven.org/), the special retirement facility for Moose members. I call this my "ace in the hole" for our retirement years. If needed, we will have a place to live, with all our expenses (including medical) provided. It is just one of the many benefits of Moose membership and participation. We will be sharing some photos of the sites we find there.

And to end, at this past Friday's dinner (6/23/17), the "puzzle queens" (photo sent to members) did the impossible, finished a 550-piece jigsaw puzzle.

Until next month, thank you for making "Great [Fun] Things Happen at the Greater Durham NC Moose Lodge."

Have a safe July 4th,
Norm Rose, Governor
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Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Administrator's Message
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Remember: There will be no dinner on the 30th, while the chef and other members will be gone to the International Moose Convention in Tampa, FLA.

MENU FOR JULY 7: Pizza and salad!

See you there.
Governor's Message
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