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Happy New Year to all. We have a lot of exciting activities coming up. We value your continued support and look forward to seeing you soon. We can’t wait to kick off what should be another successful year for our Lodge and for Mooseheart & Moosehaven.

Casino Outing
The WOTM are hosting an outing to the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI on January, 22nd. Cost will be $45/person and will include a bus ride to/from casino, coffee and donuts on the way to casino, and discounted lunch vouchers. Tickets are available in the Social Quarters.

Spring Fling Dinner Dance
WOTM is sponsoring a Spring Fling Dinner Dance gala on Saturday March 5th. Dinner commences at 5:30 PM and will consist of Chicken Limone, Chicken Vezuvio bone-in with roasted potatoes, two different pastas, peppers and sausage, and salads. After dinner, listen and dance to the music of Mary and the Troublemakers from 7-11 PM. Cost for dinner and entertainment is $25 or you can come by at 7PM for the music and dancing only for $10.

Sgt. Tommy’s Kids Chili Cook Off
Support the Rod & Gun Club’s Sgt. Tommy’s Kids Chili Cook Off on Sunday, February 6th. The Sgt. Thomas M. Gilbert Memorial Foundation exists to promote youth appreciation and education of the outdoors. Enter your favorite chili recipe. Judging will start at 1:30 PM and tastings will be available immediately afterwards. Chili prizes will be small and “representative” with year-long bragging rights as the main prize. There is no cost to competitors. Haven’t perfected your recipe? No worries. Come and taste the entries for only $5. Rod & Gun club is also offering raffle tickets for an awesome Charter Fishing prize. Tickets are on sale for only $15. Don’t miss out.

Moose ID Cards
Starting January 1st, all members must use their Moose ID Cards to enter the Lodge and must present their cards for service.

Queen of Hearts
The estimated jackpot is becoming meaningful again. Don’t miss out on the action. No overall winner last Saturday so the pot rolls over. Estimated pot for January 22nd drawing is $1,400.

The next Lodge meeting is January 25th at 7:30pm. Meeting to be held in the basement.
Thank you for your support!
Downers Grove Lodge 1535 Board of officers
Website: http://www.dgmoose.net

Downtown Downers Grove. Santa showed up and the tree was lit! Special thanks to the Loyal Order of the Moose, Downers Grove Lodge 1535 for donating the tree this year.! From the thousand-plus ornaments which adorn our tree that were handmade by friends and neighbors from local church groups, Girl & Boy Scout troops and individual families all across our Village to the DGN Marching Band and Downers Grove Choral Society – it was a great start to the Holiday Season! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

The Moose is a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888 with nearly 1,000,000 members in roughly 1,600 Lodges in 49 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain. Along with other units of Moose International, the Loyal Order of Moose supports the operation of Mooseheart Child City & School, a 1,000-acre community for children and teens in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community for its members near Jacksonville, FL. Additionally, members of the Moose conduct approximately $70 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations and volunteer hours worked) annually. The Loyal Order of Moose organizes and participates in numerous sports and recreational programs, in local Lodges and Family Centers in the majority of 44 State and Provincial Associations, and on a fraternity-wide basis.  Lodges across the Fraternity are known for creating life-long bonds between members through activities and a shared concern for children in need, seniors and the communities in which they live.

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The next Lodge meeting is January, 25th at 7:30pm. Meeting to be held in the basement.
Thank you for your support!
Downers Grove Lodge 1535 Board of officers
Website: http://www.dgmoose.net

So what’s going on at the Moose????

Besides Friends, Family, Fellowship, Cold Beer, Cocktails, Pizza, Sports, Pool, Shuffleboard, Pull Tabs, Queen of Hearts, Golden Tee Golf, Darts, Music, Bags, Foosball, and that’s just for starters.

Its our lodge, what do you want to do? We can all make anything happen if we want it. Lets have fun and support the Loyal Order of Moose.

Anyone can get any Event, League, Outings, Live Entertainment, Bands, Holiday Party’s, Themed Dinners, or Kids Events started. It takes groups of members to plan & run events. Tag your it.

What better way to enjoy summer then with friends and a cold beer

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Web Master: Dave Gardner, dwg1535@gmail.com .

Comments welcomed. All members and activity groups are are invited to send pictures, info, and article’s they would like to see posted to dwg1535@gmail.com. Any group that would like to manage there page themselves, please contact Dave Gardner at dwg1535@gmail.com and I will send credentials to one person to mange there page, (or try to manage, help will be provided).

The Loyal Order of Moose is a private organization. All activities and events referred to on this Web site and in the Moose newsletter are available to members in good standing and their qualified guests only. This Web site is for informational purposes with proprietary information intended for members only. General information is available to the public at large, but should not be construed to be a solicitation for membership. This Web site is an initiative of Downers Grove, IL. Moose Lodge No. 1535 and is not sanctioned by the Loyal Order of Moose, Moose International or any subsidiary thereof. All logos, trademarks and service marks pertaining to the Loyal Order of Moose and/or its programs or degrees are copyrighted © by Moose International, Inc., Mooseheart, IL.

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