Loyal Order of Moose | Moose International (2024)

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Join us in New Orleans for the 2024 International Moose Convention from July 24th-27th, 2024!

New Orleans was named the #3 Top Destination for City Lovers in the United States in 2022. But Moose members already knew that. The Big Easy is one of our favorite convention destinations – a vivid nightlife, world-class dining, jazz, and all that history. New Orleans has something for everyone. From a stroll through the French Quarter to a unique visit to a haunted cemetery, you can find it here. Join your Moose brethren when we return in July 2024 and start our own adventure.

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A Note from the Chairman of the BoardLoyal Order of Moose | Moose International (2)

This is a “Proud” time to be a Moose!

Having completed the “Proud Past – Bright Future” membership campaign at the end of April, the members of our Fraternity certainly have a lot to be “Proud” about!

The Moose, the Women of the Moose and the Moose Legion have shown once again that we are “Proud” to share our membership by inviting our friends, relatives and associates to join with us. By showing a membership gain in all three units…we have once again created a “Proud Past”…for the third consecutive year!

As we look toward the beginning of a new year of opportunity to invite new members into our fraternity our “Bright Future” lies ahead because of the efforts of the many members who took the time to invite that one, or many, members to join with us. We can once again say together…a burden heavy to one…is borne lightly by many.

The year ahead gives each of us a new opportunity to show our pride in our Lodges, our Chapters and our Moose Legions. By doing what we have done…and will continue to do…by showing support to and for those around us…and to “Embrace our Community” with good works and good deeds.

Linda and I wish to thank each and every Association as well as each and every lodge for their generous hospitality and welcoming spirit for the past year of visits across our Fraternity. It has been an honor and privilege to represent you as your Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Sincerely & Fraternally,

John R. Sipes, Chairman
Moose International Board of Directors

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  • Pilgrim Degree - The Pilgrim Degree of Merit is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Fraternity. This degree, originally created on August 1, 1918, is conferred only in the House of God at Mooseheart, Illinois and comes as a reward to members of the Fellowship Degree for extraordinary service to the Fraternity.
  • - Ceremonies performed by members are varied in nature. They largely outline and facilitate how we conduct business and are primarily the meeting agendas that follow the orders of business for various purposes or aspects of our program(s).
  • Council of Higher Degrees - Pilgrims, Fellows and Moose Legionnaires of the Loyal Order of Moose, together with members of the College of Regents, Academy of Friendship and Star Recorder Degree holders of the Women of the Moose comprise groups within our Order known as the Council(s) of Higher Degrees. It is a unique setting where both men and women come together to plan and serve side by side for a common cause.
  • Fellowship Degree - The Fellowship Degree of the Moose Fraternity is an honorary degree. It was first created on August 7, 1918. To advance to this degree one must first be an active status Moose Legionnaire. This degree must be earned through service to the Lodge, Moose Legion, and or other entities of the Fraternity.
  • Moose Legion - The Moose Legion is a higher degree of the Loyal Order of Moose. Male members of the Order who have held membership for at least six months or who have sponsored at least one member into the Order qualify to advance to the Moose Legion.
  • Statistics - Check back weekly for updates on Moose Legion membership production and fundraising projects.
  • Monthly Messages - Check back for updates from Bob Neff, Moose International's Director of Ritual & Higher Degrees and the International Moose Legion President.

Loyal Order of Moose | Moose International (2024)


Does the Loyal Order of the Moose still exist? ›

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.

How many Loyal Order of Moose are there? ›

The Moose is a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888 with nearly 650,000 people in roughly 1,600 Lodges in 49 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain.

What is the highest honor in Moose Lodge? ›

Pilgrim Degree - The Pilgrim Degree of Merit is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Fraternity.

What are the benefits of being a Moose Lodge member? ›

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Can a single woman join the Moose Lodge? ›

Yes, all members, both men and women will become members in the new “One Moose” Lodge.

Can Catholics join the Moose Lodge? ›

By 1966, the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and the Wisconsin Synod forbade membership in the Loyal Order of Moose. The Catholic Church, however, has never explicitly objected to the Moose, despite having condemned similar organizations, such as the Freemasons, for their oaths and other rituals.

What is the average age of Moose Lodge members? ›

With the average age of Moose members - male and female - well into the 60s, the lodge inevitably needed younger blood to ensure its survival.

Can you join the Moose without a sponsor? ›

To be part of the Moose organization, you need to be invited by a current member. There are many convenient ways to sponsor a prospective member into The Moose..

Where is the largest moose lodge in the United States? ›

The Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge Is the Largest in the World | Sarasota Magazine | Moose lodge, Bradenton beach, Beach.

Can a moose member members bring guests? ›

The Lodge policy is as follows: a member may bring their spouse and a guest (or a couple) with his or her active membership card.

Why do people join Moose Lodge? ›

Men and women join the Order for a variety of reasons, including Family Activities, Community Service projects and member sports programs, just to name a few.

Does the Moose Lodge have rituals? ›

(At the hour of nine o'clock p.m., wherever Moose are gathered in the name of the Order, they are requested to stand, face toward Mooseheart, fold their arms across their chests, and for a moment bow their heads in silent prayer, repeating in concert the words of the Nine O'clock Ceremony.

Where is the 2024 moose Convention? ›

Join us in New Orleans for the 2024 International Moose Convention from July 24th-27th, 2024! New Orleans was named the #3 Top Destination for City Lovers in the United States in 2022.

What are the yearly dues for the Moose Lodge? ›

All lodge dues are now $55 (for men and women). It is also $55 to renew ALL dues. There is a promotion until July 31st which waves the $20 application fee. If a man wants to join the Moose Legion it is an additional $16.

How many moose clubs are there in the United States? ›

There are approximately 1,500 Moose Lodges in the U.S., and four in Canada and Great Britain. The organization has nearly 1 million members. Who can stay at a Moose Lodge?

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