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Dover Moose 443 & 557 March/April 2011 Newsletter

posted Mar 12, 2011, 2:48 PM by Samuel Chase   [ updated Mar 12, 2011, 2:49 PM ]
Message from the governor

In case you haven’t heard, the Dover Moose Lodge has been named
the 2011 Dover NH Chamber of Commerce Non Profit Business of the
year. Let’s take a second and think about what this means. It means that
the city of Dover realizes and appreciates all of our hard work to make our
community a better place for those in need. It also means that we are no
longer the best kept secret in town and have an opportunity to gain new
membership. But to me, this award means that our work has just started.
Sure, we can rest on our laurels thinking that we can slow down in our sup-
port of the community. We can complain about the influx of new faces that
want to be a part of our group. We can sit on the mountaintop looking
down upon everyone else because we have been considered to be one of
the best. But that’s not even remotely close to being who we are. I believe
that our membership can and will take this award and move us to even
greater heights. We will go into the coming year working even harder to
make our community a better place to live. We will hold more fundraisers
for those in need. We will double our efforts in support of Mooseheart and
Moosehaven. We will work to gain more membership and make them feel
welcome by saying hello and teaching them what we are all about. We will
work harder than before to prove that we are the BEST fraternal organiza-
tion in the Seacoast. I would like to take this opportunity to both congratu-
late and thank every member of our Lodge for all the hard work and dedi-
cation that made this award possible. And I truly hope that you are as
proud of our Lodge as I am.

Fraternally Yours,

Dan Moynahan


Dover Women of the Moose

Dover Women of the Moose were recently honored as we were asked to be the hostess
chapter at the annual mid-year conference in Nashua, NH.

We have been lucky to work with two encouraging Deputy Grand Regents, Pat Linchey and
Lois Yeadon.

We would like to thank everyone who has helped us prepare for this and to all the co-
workers that help at the convention.

We would also like to send out congratulations to all the Women of Dover who will receive
their Academy of Friendship

Next Meeting

Please be aware that the 1st meeting of the month in March will
be held on Monday March 7th at 6:30 due to the Mid-Year Con-

Not Feeling Well



Bellamy Field:

Tilton Vet:




Phil Morrisette

Wilfred Legacy

Sherri Buzzell

Claire Otis

Joan Workman

Wes Philbrick

Mike Casey

Bob Marshall

Trish Keenan

Cintra Larsen

Frederick “Fritz” Street

WOTM Donations

Mary Dumais

Lorraine Legacy

Chuck Towers

Wally Roy

Weldon Rand

Social Quarters Corner

Show your membership with pride! When visiting the Social
Quarters, always be prepared to show your membership card. Please re-
member, when our bartenders ask you for your card they are only doing
their job.

New Stage

Thanks go out to Jamie McEwen, Dean Doucette, Joe Heath, Wally Roy
and Ken Wolfe for their work on the new stage. Great job gang!

Moose Players—Dead Air

The Dover Moose Players are doing their thing once again. Our fourth
murder mystery dinner, Dead Air, will be performed at the Lodge Friday
March 18 and Saturday March 19. Doors open at 6:30 and the show be-
gins at 7:00 on both nights. We will be serving dinner of your choice, blue-
berry glazed beef or chicken marsala. Tickets are available through the
cast or at the Lodge for only $22.00 per person. All net proceeds will be
split between Moose Charities and Amy’s Treat. Get your tickets early as
they will surely sell out fast!

2011-2012 Lodge Elections

The 2011-2012 Lodge elections are just around the corner. The men will
hold their election on Thursday, April 14 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The
following offices will be voted on, Governor, Junior Governor, Prelate,
Treasurer and Three Year Trustee. If you are interested in running for an
office, nomination forms are hanging in the information center at the Lodge.

The Women of the Moose donated to the following organiza-

 Special Olympics of New Hampshire

 Amy’s Treat

 Moose Charities

 Monarch School of New England

Thanks to your membership, participation, and generosity, we have been able to donate to the following charities. Thank you!

Alliance for Child Care

Dover Fire Toy Bank

Dover Youth Football

Dover Main Street

Dover Schools

Lend a Helping Can

Lodge Donations

VA New England Healthcare Systems

Dover Children’s Home

DHS Boys Basketball Boosters


So you want to get involved with the charitable work we do, but with the current economic
conditions, it just isn’t possible. Or is it?
There are dozens of ways you can make a huge difference in people’s lives with little or no
monetary contributions.
Here are just a few

The Penny Jar

Fill the jar with pennies. When full, we’ll match the amount and donate to the “Moose Gimme Five” fund in the name of a member that helped
fill it.

Aluminum Can Flip Tops

We donate these to the Kidney foundation. They don’t cost you a penny,
and they add up quickly if everyone participates.

There are many, many more ways to help out at no cost to you. Watch for our
soon to come donation station and do what you can. You’re gonna feel good
Help at bingo, breakfasts, or other Moose fund-raising events, even if it’s just
about yourself, I guarantee it.
helping to spread the word about what we’re doing

Your Time

Yard Sale Items

Donate to our annual Yard Sale—a great way to clean out your house and all
proceeds are donated to local charities.

Other Ways to Help are:

Plastic bottle topes from Coke

Used printer cartridges, cell phones, and video games—all help to raise money for Mooseheart

General Mills Boxtops for Education, Campbells soup Labels for Education, empty Frito Lay chip bags, Tyson Project A+ labels—all items
that you would normally throw away (costing you money) that we’ll use to earn points and donate to Mooseheart

Annual Chili / Chowder Cook-off

The annual Chili and Chowder cook-off was held on Feb. 19th. Everyone that attended were treat-
ed to some excellent food.

Congratulations to First Place winners:

Steven Moynahan for his Chili

Most Original went to:

Dolph Toigo’s Chili recipe

Thanks to all who participated and helped to make this another enjoyable and successful cook-off

Bring them to the lodge and we’ll punch the code into the website and earn points (money) for Moose-

Paula King for her Chowder

Stephanie Gilpatrick’s Chowder

Claremont Trip

On January 15, eighteen members of our Lodge and Chapter boarded a bus bound for Claremont.

The Moose Lodge in Claremont was looking for ways to improve fund raising through member participation, and our Lodge
was ready to help.

Equipped with meat bingo cards, meat prizes, famed meat bingo caller, Dennis “The Entertainer” Greene and financial guru
Stephen “Price Waterhouse” Moynahan, we were able to help Claremont raise $700 in a little more than an hour’s worth of

More importantly, Claremont lodge members learned how to run Mear Bingo for themselves and were already eagerly
brainstorming ideas for their own events as we left.

After a compulsory stop at the Newport Moose Lodge, the happy group headed home.

More such field trips are planned, stay tuned


Welcome Wagon

New Member

Charles Bailey

Jon Carmichael

Carolyn Bentham

Christine Morrison

Joseph A Croft

Diane Corbin

David Farley

Mark Greene

Christopher J Hamel

Janel Sewell

Kathy Clifton

Marc LaRochelle

Shawn Loughlin

Michael McElhineny

Nancy Montgomery

Dave Nelson

Joe Opalka

Paula King

Rena Keays

Sanford Roberts

Tracy Rousse

Jeff Russell

Phillippe A Sigouin

Jason Smalley

Brian Smith

Bruce Starkey

Michael J Stevens

F Richard Sullivan, Jr.

Tammy Butler

Cecil Walter Tasker, Jr.

William R Vieira


Donald Nadeau

Adolph Toigo

Betty Love

Stephanie Gilpatrick

Dan Moynahan

Stephanie Gilpatrick

Kenneth Wolfe

Dennis Greene

Matthew Raymond

Stephanie Gilpatrick

Betty Love

Russell McEntee

Merle P Wentworth, Jr.

Timothy P O'Donnell

Gloria Maxfield

Russell McEntee

Robert Dannar

Amy Moynahan

Stephanie Gilpatrick

Jim Towle

Jim Towle

Adolph Toigo

Merle P Wentworth, Jr.

Thomas Bishop, Jr.

Stephen Bartlett

Adolph Toigo

Adolph Toigo

Steven M Constas

Diane Ruel

Adolph Toigo

Donald Nadeau