About Us‎ > ‎News‎ > ‎

Dover Lodge 443 Chapter 567: September / October 2010

posted Sep 1, 2010, 7:42 PM by Samuel Chase   [ updated Sep 1, 2010, 7:43 PM ]


     At the International Moose convention this year in Nashville, the new slogan for the upcoming year, “The Time is Now!” was introduced. On the surface it would appear that this is just a catchy buzz phrase dreamed up by some marketing team in hopes of increasing membership. However, if we stop and look at the world around us, these words make sense. We can all try to ignore the hopelessness and despair that surrounds us or we can say The Time is Now! to help someone in need. We can overlook the budget cuts faced by organizations like the Dover Children’s Home and others like it and concentrate instead on ourselves or stand up and shout The Time is Now! to do another fund raiser to assist these kids. We can complain about the toilet paper or paper towels being empty at the Lodge and wait for someone else to replace them or appreciate that The Time is Now! to do my part at my Lodge. There are over 700 men and women members in our Lodge, and countless of you have lived by this motto for many many years. From the unselfish and tireless volunteers that run bingo every Tuesday night, to the men and women that prepare breakfast twice a month to the volunteers at our countless fundraisers and raffles as well as those that do the behind the scenes things like replacing paper towels, stocking the ticket and ATM machines, setting up and breaking down the hall. To these people The Time is Now! has been a way of life. Unfortunately this group makes up a very small percentage of our total membership. The Time is Now! for us all to give a little more of our time, to sign a new member, to do what we can to make our great fraternity even better!


Fraternally Yours,


Dan Moynahan




Moose Annual Can Drive


We’ll be gearing up for our annual can drive in October, distributing to local food pantries sometime in November. In the past two years, with help from the American Legion and Dover Elks, we have collected and donated over 10,000 lbs of food and health items to local pantries! Our goal this year is 4000 lbs, which will break our own record. More in the November newsletter.

The Welcome Wagon!


Since our last newsletter, we have had 22 new members join our ranks. Let's welcome them aboard and thank their sponsors!  Should you see any of these folks around the Lodge, stop and say hello! We would like to welcome our new members and thank their sponsors!


New Member


Howard Pipher

Thomas Bishop Jr.

Kenneth Knight

Kevin Carr

Todd Markusic

Steven Constas

Dean Parmer

Rocky D'Andrea

Jim McKenzie

Richard Flechtner

David McKenzie

Scott Greene

Richard Jacques

Steven Jacques

Philip Lane

John Moulton

Daniel Sprague

Dan Moynahan

Leo Brochu

Stephen Moynahan

Richard Rice

Stephen Moynahan

Robb Chapin

Stephen Moynahan

Roger Slaalien

Wallace Roy

Mike O'Keefe

Dennis Sharkey

Steven Sarson

Adolph Toigo

Jeffrey Sewall

Adolph Toigo

Christopher Gigante

Kenneth Wolfe

Joseph Burns

Kenneth Wolfe

Sid Libby

Kenneth Wolfe

Bonnie Leavitt

Debra Galinsky

Ann Mavrikis

Jean Harrod

Susan Sewall

Betty Love



The biggest threat to our well-being is the absence of moral clarity and purpose

Rick Shuman

In Time


Halloween Hayride

We will be hosting a hayride at the Emery Farm located on Rte. 4 in Durham on Sat. Oct 16, at 2:00. Kids of all ages can ride the hay wagon to the pumpkin patch,  pick out their own pumpkin, try to get in and out of the corn maze, and enjoy the petting barn. Light refreshments will be served, and Halloween bags will be handed out to the kids. We will leave the Lodge at 1:40, or, you can meet us at the Emery Farm at 2:00. Signups appreciated.

A Round of Applause


A Round of Applause goes out to all of our tireless volunteers. These people truly are the backbone of our Lodge:


Our hard working and dedicated Tuesday night bingo workers; we could not do what we do with out them!

                Jackie Wood            Rita Roy

                Lorraine Legacy      Stephen Moynahan

                Dolph Toigo             Nancy Flint

Abby Field               Bob Boucher

John Kelly                Brenda Rose

Barbara Gagne       Dottie McGlone

Arthur McGlone       Arthur Grenier

Bob Higgins             Earl Chick

Norma Chick            Gloria Maxfield

Freda Long             Michele Smith

Marion Belhumeur   Rocky D’Andrea

Mike Dean               Diane Ruel

Pat Roberts              Chuck Garrity

Nancy Higgins         Debra Galinsky

Sherry Bishop         Dave Curry


For Installation of the new Kitchen floor!

                Dean Doucette         Ken Wolfe

                Ron Maxfield           Sean Moynahan


Mike Daly for his donation to Moose charities through our Lodge!


For their long hours planning and promoting the poker run!

                Dave Curry             Marc McLean                          Diane Ruel              Nicky Wolfe

Rocky D’Andrea      Amy Moynahan      

Kelly Hubbard         Ken Wolfe

Rhonda Dean          Bob Jardin


For their work on the Battle of the Bands resulting in a donation of over $500.00 to CERV!

                Aislynne Samson     Skip Flint

                Nancy Flint              Abby Field              

                Sherry Bishop


For their work at the Red Cross Blood Drive!

                Ken Wolfe                Art McGlone

                Dottie McGlone        BJ Love

                Denise McKenney   Bob Marshall


Inaugural Moose Charity Poker Run


Many thanks go out the group of volunteers and motorcycle enthusiasts that made our inaugural poker run a huge success. The festivities began on Friday August 27 when a group of bikes took a lap around Lee USA speedway to introduce both the Dover Moose and the Dover Children’s Home to the over 2000 race fans in attendance. On Saturday, volunteers began rolling in at 6:00 am to begin the set up of our parking lot. The fun began at 8:30 am when the motorcycles began rolling in. At 10:15 am, Miss Manchester, Alicia Rossman, sang the National Anthem and by 10:30 am the large group of motorcycles came to life and roared out of the train station parking lot followed by a limo full of smiling children from the DCH. After stops at Lee USA speedway and the Milton Moose Lodge, the motorcycles and over 100 hungry bikers made their way to our parking lot where they were served hamburgers and hot dogs and entertained by the band Branded No Rules.  We were very fortunate to have over 50 hard working volunteers give their time (some of whom spent over 13 hours working on Saturday alone!) to this amazing event. Thanks to the following folks!

                Dave Curry             Beth Curry

                Marc McLean          Diane Ruel

                Nicky Wolfe              Keith Wolfe

                Ken Wolfe                Amy Moynahan

Bob Boucher           Robert Boucher

                Rocky D’Andrea      Nick D’Andrea

                Kelly Hubbard         Rhonda Dean

                Mike Dean               Ashley Dean

                BJ Love                   Denise McKenney

                Justin Melanson       Stephanie Gilpatrick

                Barb Moynahan      Stacy Moynahan    

                Sean Moynahan      Leo Brochu

                Skip Flint                  Nancy Flint

                Jim Towle                Ray Stackpole

                Mike Oshea             Chad Alden

                Jeannie Harrod       Dennis Greene

                Bob Jardin               Gigi Larsen

                Deb Galinsky           Deb Roy

                Wally Roy                Matt Raymond

                Corey Haigh            Jen Ryan

                Bob Marshall           Mel Furlong

                Al Dotson                 Kerri Dotson

                Jessica Dotson         Jamie Brunnell

Inaugural Moose Charity Poker Run -continued


Thanks to the following folks!

            Tom Bishop       Sherry Bishop

            Rich Ashford      Shawn Simoneau

            Sharon Jardin


Social Quarters News


Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to raise the price of ALL liquor that we sell.  Effective September 1, 2010, all liquor will increase $0.25 across the board.  This is in response to the recent increase by the State of New Hampshire.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


Friday night Little Legion dinners


The Friday night dinners are still going strong. Every Friday at 6:00, come on down and put your feedbag on. There is a different cook and different menu every week

and the cost is only $4.00. All proceeds benefit our Little Legion. Wanna take a turn at the grill? It’s as easy as talking to Mike Dean or Jim Towle.


“Karaoke Killer” is coming


The Moose Players are hard at work rehearsing for our next murder mystery.  Mark your calendars because these shows will most likely be sold out!

                Friday, October 29th

                Saturday, October 30th

More information will be posted on the bulletin board as we get closer!


Kitchen Update


As most of you are by now aware, we have been renovating our kitchen.  Although work started off quite slowly, we are now moving along at a decent pace.  We will have all brand new electrical outlets, a new (to us) hood and fire suppression system, new flooring, new ceiling tiles, new white board walls, new dishwasher and a few new appliances.  Due to the construction, we have had to cancel a couple of breakfasts, but if everything goes according to plan, we begin breakfast again in October.  Sorry, but the lodge will be unable to provide breakfast in September.  Stop in and check out the progress.

Want to help the children out at Mooseheart


By using the following website “http://www.goodsearch.com “and selecting “Mooseheart Child City and School” under the heading: ”WHO DO YOU GOODSEARCH FOR” you will be helping  them out.  Each time you search the Internet or shop online at

one of our participating stores, a donation will be made to Mooseheart - Child City and School at no cost to you!


Cribbage Players


Cribbage season starts on Monday, September 13. Interested? Find a partner and come on down on Mondays. Be prepared to play at a brisk pace and match your talents against the old pros. $2.00 to play, cash prize to the winners, skunks will cost you a quarter that will be donated to children’s charities. Play begins sharply at 6:45.

Lodge’s Anniversary!!


Our 70th anniversary is right around the corner. We are looking for volunteers to help organize and plan this tribute to those who came before us to make Dover the great Lodge that it is. If you would like to be a part of this committee, see Jim Towle or Dan Moynahan.


Pilgrim Presentation


  • October 10th for John Wiggins
    • Newport NH Lodge

Congratulations, John!


From the Women of the Moose

Summer is very quickly coming to an end and as is the case here in New England fall is right around the corner.  With a new season comes new challenges, the lawn may not need to be mowed as often, but the leaves need to be raked almost daily.  The changing season also brings new challenges to our organization.  The Women of the Moose are always looking for ways to change for the better.  From new ideas for fundraising events, or better

ways to promote our fraternity and helping Mooseheart, Moosehaven and our community at large.  We encourage you all to come to our meeting nights on the first and third Thursday of the month.  Our meetings are fun and informative for everyone (we even have door prizes for

those that attend!).  What better way to learn about our upcoming events, have your ideas heard and learn more about our great organization?


Thanks to you, our Lodge has been able to donate to the following charities.


Tri-Star Gymnastics

Veteran’s Council

Leroy Nile Memorial Fund

Cocheco Valley Humane Society                             Moose Charities

Dover Boys Basketball Boosters

Dover Little Green Cheerleading

Newspapers in Education

NH Soap Box Derby




Seacoast Bingo has been notified by the State of NH Dept. of Health that effective August  19, 2010 Seacoast Bingo must become a “Smoke Free” establishment. The hall owners and cooperatives making up Seacoast Bingo greatly appreciate your continued support.


Important Notice of Special Lodge Vote

 The lodge will vote on a $5 increase to our annual dues at the September 23 Lodge Mtg @ 7:30. This is necessary as $32 of each member’s annual dues now goes to Moose International for funding of Operations, compared to $14 just two years ago. Come to the meeting, express your opinion either way, and vote!

Not Feeling Well

Tilton Vet

                Wes Philbrick


                Phil Mossisette

                Sherri Buzzell

                Wilfred Legacy

                Mary Dumais


                Claire Otis


                Vasiliki “Kiki” Demopoulos

                Peter Fenerty

                James Helsley

                Edward Cugno

Nellie Meehan


Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends.








Text Box: Loyal Order of Moose Dover Lodge 443 Chestnut Street Dover, NH 03820 603-742-9792 603-953-9035 Email: lodge443@mooseunits.org  Text Box: WOTM 567 God Bless Mooseheart God Bless Moosehaven Text Box: Non-Profit Org'n U.S. Postage PAID Dover, NH 03820 Permit No. 521