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Supreme Governor Griswold To Visit Sidney Moose Lodge


Franz R. “Fritz” Griswold, Supreme Governor of the Loyal Order of Moose, will speak at Sidney Moose Lodge No. 856, 101 3rd St. SE, at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 6 as part of his travels across the state of Montana. For more information about the event contact the Moose Lodge office at 406-433-3017.

Griswold rose from the post of Supreme Jr. Governor to become the Moose Fraternity’s Chief Presiding Officer on July 5, elected by vote of Supreme Lodge delegates to a one-year term as Supreme Governor at the organization’s 128th International Convention in St. Louis, MO.

The Moose organization, headquartered at Mooseheart, IL, consists of nearly one million men and women in approximately 1,600 lodges and 1,400 chapters throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda.

The organization owns and operates Mooseheart, a 1,000-acre community and school for youngsters in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and Moosehaven, a 75-acre retirement community near Jacksonville, FL. Additionally, Moose lodges and chapters conduct more than $90 million worth of community service annually (counting monetary donations, miles driven and volunteer hours worked).

Such community service can be tailored to local needs, but also takes the form of organization wide programs. One of these programs includes Tommy Moose, where lodges and chapters have provided nearly 200,000 plush Moose figures since 2003, free of charge to emergency workers and hospitals to give to children in stressful situations. Also, The Moose Youth Awareness Program annually brings together hundreds of bright teenagers for Youth Congresses to discuss the most effective ways to conduct “KidsTalks,” communicating positive life choice messages to very young children, ages 4-9. Moose-trained teens have given KidsTalks to more than 700,000 youngsters across North America since 1990.


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