Montpelier Moose #312 honored two members for dedicated service to the fraternity Wednesday during the regular lodge meeting. Dennis “Denny” Baden was presented a special certificate for receiving his Fellowship Degree of Honor during the recent Moose International Convention in Milwaukee, WI. Denny is currently serving as Junior Past Governor, having served the lodge as Governor two terms 2010-11 and 2012-2013 ending April 30th. Also honored was Robert “Bob” Gearig, who was selected as the local lodge’s 2013 “Moose of the Year”. Bob is serving as Administrator and Social Quarters Manager, a position he has held since 2010. Congratulations to both Denny and Bob for their outstanding service.
Presenting the certificates was Jim Heller, a lodge Past Governor and District 4 President, who was installed at the Ohio State Moose Association Annual Conference in Independence August 16-19. This is Jim’s second term as district president, and he also serves as Finance Director for Maumee Valley #30 Moose Legion.
Montpelier Moose #312 will host the next meeting of District 4 of the Ohio State Moose Association on Sunday, Sept. 22nd at 2 p.m. District 4 also includes lodges from Bryan, Defiance, Napoleon, Sylvania and Toledo. That same day the lodge will also host the 4th Annual Car Show including cars, trucks and motorcycles. Registration will be held from 12 noon until 1 p.m., followed by voting until 2 p.m. and awards presented at 3 p.m. Activities will include a DJ, door prizes, dash plaques and food will be available. Montpelier Moose is located at the east edge of Montpelier at the corner of St. Rt. 107 & Co. Rd. 13 (Airport Rd.) More information is available by calling 419-485-8581 or 419-553-9818.
Regular lodge meetings are held second and fourth Wednesdays of each month and all members are welcome to attend. “Go the Distance” is this year’s membership theme. New member application fees for both the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose have been waived for the entire year May 1st thru April 30th in celebration of Mooseheart’s 100th “Centennial Anniversary”.
Fifteen new recipients of the Pilgrim Degree of Merit from Ohio will be honored at special ceremonies Saturday, Sept. 28th at the Doubletree Hotel in Worthington at 12 noon. The Ohio State Moose Association will conduct special presentations for each of the new Pilgrims. All members with Pilgrim degree, Fellowship degree, or College of Regents degree are invited to attend these ceremonies in regalia.