District 4 has been hit by the Pandemic COVID-19. All of our lodges are working hard to keep our members safe by self distancing and closing our lodge doors. We are unsure how long this will be maintained, but until the government, CDC, and Moose International give the okay, we will continue to use these practices. We shall keep you posted with any updates we may have as they come to us.
Stay safe and we hope to see everyone soon!
As Moose members, we are always working on things within our lodge and often forget that we need to have fun while we are working. Christmas is a spirit that we find ourselves giving, without thoughts of receiving from others. It is happiness in seeing the joy in people. It is making time for others rather than thinking of yourself. It is putting aside differences and coming together in the spirit of the Holiday Season. These are all values we find in the Moose everyday. It is a time to enjoy each other and spending time with our Moose Family. Many times it seems as if the holiday season speeds by and we do not have the chance to really enjoy it. As we attend parties, dances, and gatherings with our Lodge Brothers and Sisters, enjoy the moments and make memories to share .
We hope your Christmas is filled with Love, Laughter and special memories.....
The Officers of District 4 wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and wishes of a very Happy New Year
This Saturday is the day for us to lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. If you want to be a part of this Community Service event, the directions are simple. Our truck will be by sections 54, 55, and 56. Look for people with Moose gear on and handing out wreaths. Gates open at 8am. The best way to get to cemetery is to park at the Pentagon or take Metro into the Pentagon. The walk is fairly easy from there.
If you have never done this....it is a very humbling experience. A time of remembrance of those who have sacrificed for our freedoms and our country.
Sunday, November 17th, we will be celebrating one of our own. Harold Embrey, received his Pilgrim Degree this past May in the House of God on Mooseheart Campus. Harold and his wife Mary reside now at Moosehaven, but at one time they were very active at Woodbridge Lodge in District 4. If you have not been to a Pilgrim Celebration it is something you should plan on attending. Regalia is suggested for all Degree holders. It is a very special ceremony and one that you are not likely to forget. It is a great honor to be recognized as a pilgrim of the Order. Only members who have advanced into the Moose Legion, and volunteered further are considered for this degree. Usually it takes years of devoted service to be considered for the Pilgrim Degree. Members who have devoted themselves to their lodge by volunteering to cook, clean, serve as an officer, mentor others and pledge to be a fraternal leader are considered.
Once selected, Pilgrims are encouraged to meet and continue to volunteer. They are mentors to those within their lodge and district. That includes helping encourage and select good lodge officers, supporting programs within their districts and associations, and helping grow and preserve membership.
The official regalia of a Pilgrim includes a gold blazer with the Pilgrim logo and coordinating tie. This blazer distinguishes them as men of very high standing and service to the Order. The degree remains with them for life, as long as both their Lodge and Moose Legion memberships remain in active status.
Woodbridge Lodge and Chapter will be hosting the Celebration at 2pm on Sunday, November 17th.
Manassas Moose Lodge, #1380 will be hosting the Bull Run 185 Fall Celebration and Conferral as well as Drawdown on Saturday, November 16, 2019. If you are a newly signed Moose Legion member and have not been conferred, now is the time to get it done. Bull Run 185 has a day planned full of fun, fraternalism and social activities.
The Official Visitor for this occasion is our very own Baby Pilgrim, Harold Embrey formerly from Woodbridge Lodge but a resident of Moosehaven. He and his wife Mary, will be joining us for the day.
The District 4 Chili Cook Off was held in Vienna on April the 6th. There were 6 chili contestants and all 6 chili's were different. Our judges had a difficult time choosing the one they liked best. The winner of the cook off is slated to compete in the State Chili Cook Off this fall. Our first place winner is Tom Oderwahl from Arlington. Second is Jerry Thomas from Manassas. If the first place winner is unable to attend the state cook off, the second place winner will take his place.
Congratulations to the winners and we will see you this fall!
Arlington Lodge # 1315, will be the host of our District 4 Picnic. The Picnic is for every member in District 4. Arlington as host, will supply the meat for the picnic and we have asked the lodges to bring the sides. Chapters are supplying the desserts! We would like to see the Moose Legion officers there as well. Bring your family and have soome fun! The Picnic is planned for after the District 4 meeting on July 13th from noon to 4. The idea of the picnic is to get to know each other a little better. The District Board would like to recognize those that stepped up to the challenge of being an officer or chairman. They would also like to thank those who have served this past year. See you in Arlington!
You and all your friends are invited to the 2nd Annual District 4 Chili Cook-Off. We had a great time last year with this event. This year is going to be even bigger. This event will be on Saturday, April 6th, 2019, starting just after the District 4 meeting at 1:00 pm. If you need something to print for your lodge or home refrigerator please print the attached image. We cannot wait to see everyone!
The Moose has different districts all over the state of Virginia. These districts help in the everyday running and distribution of great ideas for our fraternity. We invite all members that wish to contribute more to our fraternity to attend our next district meeting! Below you will find information on District 4 meetings. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.
|Meeting Date||Meeting Location|
|April 18, 2020||Stafford #2215|
|July 18,2020||Warrenton #1695|
|October 17, 2020||Woodbridge #583|
All officers meetings start at 10:00 am with the regular membership meeting to start at 11:00 am.