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Dover Lodge 443: Chapter 567 January / February 2011

posted Jan 7, 2011, 2:26 PM by Samuel Chase   [ updated Jan 7, 2011, 2:28 PM ]

Dover Lodge 443: Chapter 567


January / February 2011


I was putting the final touches on this month’s Governors message and I was getting very frustrated. You see, I had shoulder surgery the week before Christmas and trying to type left handed started to really get to me. With every missed keystroke (and trust me, there were a ton of them) I would get madder and madder and started to feel sorry for myself. Then somewhere in the middle of my little pity party it hit me: I was sitting in a warm house surrounded with all the comforts a man could want and I had the gall to complain about a minor inconvenience while all around us there are people wondering how they are going to face the forgotten months.  Sure we all jump through hoops to make sure families are fed at Thanksgiving and that kids get toys at Christmas, and that’s exactly what we should do. However the giving seems to slow down considerably after the holidays in the forgotten months of January and February.  And that’s the time charity is needed the most. With this in mind, we have many events planned in the next couple of months to help those in need, from our annual can drive to benefit the local food pantries to meat raffles benefitting Make a Wish and our local schools to a benefit for Dover Youth Sports. So come on down, get involved and let’s do what we do best, help our community and those in need when they need it the most.


Fraternally Yours


Dan Moynahan



Penny Sale


The WOTM would like to thank all those that helped out at the annual Penny Sale. 

Rita Roy

Norma Chick

Dotty McGlone

Jean Anne Karcher

Joan Wolfe

Gloria Maxfield

Sherry Bishop

Kelly Hubbard

Jackie Wood

Rhonda Dean

Abby Field

Nancy Flint

A big shout of Thanks to the kids who helped run the gifts at the end.

We would also like to thank Skippy’s Cafe:

Skip Flint                  Jerry Hansen           Tom Bishop

(sorry about the Redskins that day Tom!)


Penny Sale –continued


And more importantly a “BIG Thank You” to everyone that donated all the wonderful raffle items.  We really appreciate it.




 Congratulations to our Dover Moose Cribbage Tournament Champions! 

We had 22 entries and the winning luck of the draw team was Dennis Greene and Michelle Mercier.

Thanks to all that participated. There were no losers, just those that didn’t win. The next tournament is scheduled for Feb. 26, starting at noon.


Chili / Chowder Cook-off


This year we will be combining the chili and chowder cook-off on Saturday February 19th. 

Those interested in participating, bring your best chili and / or chowder recipe ready to eat.  Those not wishing to bring an entry please come bring your appetite and be ready to vote for your favorite dish. 

Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, as well as most original, for both chili and chowder categories. 

Look for more information as the time gets closer, at the message center inside the lodge entrance. 

You may also contact Ken Wolfe @ 603.438.5724.


TV GIVEAWAY – Reminder


Each time a male member signs up a new lodge member between last November and Feb. 28th, 2011, their name goes into a drawing for the 42” Flat Screen TV you see in the Social Quarters.  The more new members you sign up, the more chances you have to win!

Drawing to be held the first week in March.


Saturday, Jan 22 - 25 Cent Dip


This is pot luck of sorts – sign up in advance, noting what you’ll be bringing. Dinner at 6:30, you pay 25 cents for every ‘scoop’ of food, a minimum of $2 per person. Dinner will be followed by country band, Borrowed Time.







It’s time to dig out your poodle skirts and find that tube of Brylcreem. Don’t Be Cruel, we’re gonna Rock around the Clock and Twist all the way to Blueberry Hill. Come join us on Saturday, February 12 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm for our first Sock Hop. The dancing is free and burgers and dogs will be available. We’ll have prizes for the best dressed couple and maybe even a dance contest! Hope to see yaw there!




 Mark your calendar as February 18 we’re going to turn the lodge into our own version of Win, Lose or Draw. Can’t draw? That’s half the fun! Join us at 7:00pm for finger foods and fun!


Happy New Year


I would like to take a moment and wish everyone a healthy and happy new year. 


Thanksgiving Dinner 2010


We held our second annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the community this year.  It was a great success.  We had thirty members of the community come down and enjoy a home cooked meal.  Every one of them left happy and full.  We had a bunch of volunteers and want to thank you all.  You all did a wonderful job and we had a great day!


Rocky and Family                Barbara and Stacy

Razor & Zack                          Jim Towle

Chad & Amy                            Jean Anne

Mike, Rhonda, Aaron & Katie  BJ

Curtis & Mom                          Kegga & Heidi



The Tree Lighting


The first Annual Tree Lighting fund raising event was held in Dover.  It was held at the City Hall Auditorium with about 22 local businesses and organizations participated. The lodge thought it would be a great event to participate in. It was! 

Mike Dean picked up the tree earlier in the week.  Dolph, Steve, Tom and Rocky helped put the tree in the base on Thursday night. On Friday, Rocky D'Andrea, Steve Moynahan, Ken Wolfe and Ron Maxfield took on the task

The Tree Lighting - continued


of getting the tree to City Hall and decorating it...  Oh yes.....  it was a sight to behold!  Mind you, that's four different decades of volunteers (70's, 60's, 40's 30's). 


There was a silent auction held and our tree garnered $150.  Our tree did not win the competition, but I’m sure we were close.  We also donated $500 to the event in order to fund the lights for next year!



Stephen Moynahan


Hall Ceiling


We want to Thank the installation for all of their hard work on replacing the hall ceiling tiles and painting.

Please give the following people a thank you when you see them.

Jim Towle                Dennis Green          Bob Marshall

Ron Maxfield           Ken Wolfe                Mike Dean              

Joe Heath                Dolph Toigo             Wally Roy               

Steve Jacques

It looks awesome guys; you all did a wonderful job.


Moose Legion News


Are you ready to step up to the 2nd level of Moosedom? Now is the time as the initiation fee has been waived until April 30, the end of the fiscal year. Moose Legionnaires are considered the ‘doers’ of the fraternity and enjoy privileges including dollar off drinks on Legion meeting nights (you must attend the meeting and show your Moose Legion card), low cost meals before meetings, and eligibility for higher degrees. Cost is only $15 per year. Come to the next Moose Legion meeting on Jan 13, directly after the Lodge meeting, then decide if you’d like to be a part of this prestigious group.


Mike Dean, President












Not Feeling Well



                Phil Morrisette

                Wilfred Legacy

                Sherri Buzzell

                Mary Dumais

                Lorraine Legacy



                Claire Otis


Bellamy Field:

                Joan Workman


Tilton Vet:

                Wes Philbrick



                Mike Casey



Betty Noonkaster



Arthur Grenier II


May he rest in peace.





“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”


 William Arthur Ward