Grand Rapids/Sparta Moose Lodge #50Bar in Sparta, Michigan
Tonight is the LAST night of the season for the LEGION Crew to cook ! Get your Fish/Chicken dinner with our oh-so-tasty mashed potatoes & gravy ~ 6:00
All you can eat $9
St Patti’s Day Party !
Saturday night is gonna be magically delicious at the Sparta Moose's St. Pat's Day Party‼️ Great Irish food - drink specials - classic rock and kick butt Irish ...music by The Guinness Brothers 🍀🇮🇪 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! NO COVER! If you're looking for the BEST St. Patrick's Day Party, you've found it‼️ Music starts at 7 ... Hope to see all our friends there!
HISTORY OF THE WOMEN OF THE MOOSE
The "Moose Legion" or "Degree of Service" was created by resolution during the
annual convention of the Supreme Lodge in Cinci...nnati, Ohio, and adopted by the
Supreme Council in 1913 as the Mooseheart Legion of the World". Initially, and
continuing until 1931, women enjoyed full membership as an intricate part of the
Mooseheart Legion of the World. Early issues of the Moose Magazine proclaimed this
union of men and women with the headlines….. "Mooseheart Legion for Men and
Rodney Brandon, the "Moose Legion" degree's first administrator carrying the title
Grand Regent, devised the first emblem, which incorporated a moose head centered in
a pyramid with the letters "F", "H", and "C" at its points superimposed over a heart,
surrounded by a circle and containing the words "Alces” and "Machlis", all of which had
individual meanings. The pyramid symbolized the core of our existence, Faith, Hope
and Charity, while the heart symbolized heart of the fraternity, and the word "Alces"
meaning moose or large beast and "Machlis" meaning leader. The emblem was used in
conjunction with the Women of the Moose until 1991, when a change was made to give
both the Moose Legion and the Women of the Moose specific logo identity.
Though the Women of the Moose (originally termed the Women of Mooseheart
Legion) had received formal recognition as a Moose auxiliary in 1913, they at first had
little structured program of their own beyond the Chapter level. That changed in 1921,
when James J. Davis, (247th member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the founder of
Mooseheart ), met and hired a remarkable woman named Katherine Smith. When the
19th Amendment had granted women the right to vote in 1920, Smith, (from
Indianapolis,) reasoned correctly, that women in politics would be a "growth market."
She quit her secretarial job to go to work in Warren Harding's successful Presidential
campaign--and, still in her 20s, she was rewarded with an appointment as Director of
Public Employment in Washington. Labor Secretary, James J. Davis, was her boss, and
he immediately recognized her talent and drive. It took him five years to convince her to
quit her government job and go to work for him running the Women of the Moose. A
stereotypical "women's program" held no interest for her, Smith argued. "So get out
there and make a program," Davis retorted. She did exactly that, as the organization's
first Grand Chancellor. The year 1931 brought the formal organization of the Women of
the Moose, and produced an amicable split from the men, as a separate and distinct unit
of the fraternity. Katherine Smith served as Grand Chancellor of the women of the
Moose for 38 years until her retirement in 1964, at which point the Women of the Moose
boasted 250,000 members. (It has since grown to more than 540,000, in approximately
A beautiful day to make someone‘s day. In the words of the Moose Legion Motto we challenge you to
“Do One Good Deed “ today.
Don’t forget Trivia tonight at 7 & Fish Fry this Friday at 6....
5th Annual Chili Cook Off was a huge success! Thanks to our generous sponsor Jimmy McHugh of McHugh Buildings and to all of our tasters/judges and of course our cooks, this event would not happen without all of you. Congratulations to our winners, 1st place Nancy Rettig, 2nd place Dave Welch and 3rd place to Laurie Dykstra.
Congrats to the Beanbag Tourney winners!
1st team out - Mike & Brigitte
3rd place - Jim & Tyler
2nd Place - Rylan & Ben
1st Place- Roger & Jake...
Thanks to all that participated , bought tickets & cheered the players on.
It was a great day of fun with our Moose family & friends!