Moose Legion

Downers Grove Moose Legion, Mecca 9

Mecca 9 Calendar of events 2023

These Moose Legionnaires feel an increased level of pride in membership. Opportunities to be leaders and to provide additional support for the Order’s philanthropic causes in relation to Mooseheart & Moosehaven are recognized through involvement in this degree.

The Moose Legion is known as being the “Degree of Service” because of the many programs it supports. It is also possibly even better known as the “Fun Degree.” Our members do like to enjoy themselves! Our mission is: “To have fun while providing greater service to the Moose fraternity.” Our motto is: “To do some good thing for someone each day.”

Moose Legion Mecca 9

Mecca 9 is the regional association of Legions for north-eastern Illinois. However, while Mecca 9 oversees the regional aspects of the Legion, each lodge is responsible for it’s own. In the case of Downers Grove Moose Family Center 1535, the Legion has responsibilities and privileges all it’s own.

1/26/2013 Jeff Kindermann was recognized as the Downers Grove Moose Legionnaire of the Year at the annual Mecca Moose Legion Awards Banquet held at the St. Charles Moose Lodge on January 26th. Downers Grove Moose legion members attending that night were from left: Mike Pelling, Peter Poshepny who was enrolled that evening as a Moose Legionnaire, Jeff Kindermann, Scott Robinson, Barney Dahl (R.I.P) and Don Kubilius.

Jack Ponstien (RIP) & Bob Pelling
Don Kubilius (RIP)

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