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In March 2018
Annapolis Chapter 661 took on the
Community Service project of collecting
clean recyclable grocery bags and making
them into sleeping mats for the
homeless. I first saw this back in
November 2017 at the Frederick Lodge.
Kaitlin showed me a mat she had just
finished. As soon as I saw the mat I
knew I wanted to work on this project.
My real work on
this project started after I returned
from the Mid-year conference in March
2018. If I knew I would be sitting down
talking or listening to music I would
bring crochet materials with me and work
on a mat. Especially after we had our
dinner on Friday nights at the Lodge.
During the passing
months Adam Bedard, who owns Entervid,
would ask me a question here and there.
He approached me in the May timeframe
about wanting to know my story and would
I allow he to record it. He told me he
was a story teller and could see there
was a story behind the mats. Adam
interviewed me for about 1 1/2 hours in
late June and then placed the video on
FaceBook and YouTube.
One thing everyone
should take away from this video. This
is a great Community Service project not
just in the Annapolis or Frederick area
but anywhere within our Association..
Not only are plastic grocery bags being
repurposed we are helping our homeless
community that sleep outside to be just
a bit more comfortable as they get back
up on their feet. The link to the
YouTube Meet Cherie is: https://youtu.be/BpNNd1cJet0
Because of the
recycling factor with the sleeping mats,
Brandi Francis, Director of
Communications for AACO Department of
Aging and Disabilities, was able to
secure an interview for me on the show
Week in Review on Arundel TV.
The link to that show is on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY0_ANKBObc
This link,12:09, takes you directly to
the beginning of the interview. 12:09.
I have also been
working with the Anne Arundel County
Director of Senior Centers, Becky Betta,
which falls under the Department of
Aging and Disabilities. Our Community
Service project has reached further than
I thought possible. There are crochet
groups within the Senior Centers that
are always looking for a project to work
on. I will be going to some of the
Centers to teach the Senior how to make
the mats which in turn will be given to
Annapolis Chapter 661 to donate to the
Annapolis homeless through Justin Bieler,
Homeless Coordinator of the Anne Arundel
County Department of Social Services.
That is about it so
far. If you have any questions, call me
at 443 8710339
New - New - New
Programs and Ideas
Youth Awareness Program
Moose Association Coordinators
Mr. Kenneth Hunt (301) 885 9043
Mrs.Patricia Cihak Dundalk (301)
Youth Awareness congresses have been
scheduled. Remember, if you’re
sponsoring kids for this, they need to
go to a congress before they can
participate in the program.
NOTE: All Congresses start with
registration at 9AM and the session at
D2 & D3 Essex 11/04,
D5 Annapolis 11/05,
D1 Columbia 11/11,
D6 Elkton 11/12,
D7 Seaford 12/02
There will be another Congress at Duval
HS, TBD, after they have had a chance to
attend the other local Congresses.
Moose gets a new look!
Tommy Moose Color Flyer Available Here in Adobe PDF
By SHAWN BAILE, Director/Fraternal Programs
Tommy has gotten quite a makeover! With his updated appearance,
we hope he’ll be even more welcome in police cars, fire trucks and
ambulances than ever.
In February 2007, the Supreme Council began to seriously consider
redesigning Tommy Moose. The opportunity existed to take a very
successful community service program to the next level; to continue
the initial concept of providing a plush Moose in emergency vehicles
while expanding Tommy’s recognition into additional areas to create
a more identifiable image.
Doing so enables the Moose the chance to trademark the Tommy
Moose character to restrict use of the likeness only to programs
approved by the Order.
A new design created by Chris Ecker of Moose International
Communications & Public Affairs was submitted to a vendor and a
prototype was composed. The design was approved, and production of
the “new and improved” Tommy Moose has begun!
While it was extremely important to continue the success that
Tommy Moose has spread throughout the fraternity, it was equally
important to assure that the new design was flexible enough to be
utilized in other arenas. Fraternal units will continue to be
encouraged to purchase plush Tommy Moose through Catalog Sales and
present the items to emergency services personnel in their
respective communities. Units that have made an initial presentation
should stay in contact with these personnel and replenish their
stock when necessary.
The newly designed Tommy Moose will be available beginning in
January 2008 and will be used to fill all orders placed from this
point forward. The price remains at $75/dozen; the catalog item
number is 130. To order, call 630-966-2250; fax 630-859-3505; or
e-mail order details to
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