WOTM-Women of the Moose
New Year! The 2019 fall and holiday
season certainly was busy and productive for the WOTM. Thank you to all who have helped the
lodge/chapter and our Community, whether it was cleaning the River Trail, preparing
and serving meals at the lodge, decorating for the Holidays, buying and
donating items for the Kid’s Christmas party, Christmas gifts for the Secret
Santa program or one of the various other ways our members have contributed to
the success of our chapter. Working together, we have accomplished much, and it
has been a great year.
second annual WOTM purse auction was held on October 23, 2019 and raised
$3,728. Proceeds for this event benefited Mooseheart and Moosehaven Christmas in October. Thank you to everyone who donated purses for
the silent auction as well as the live auction.
A huge thanks goes out to all the ladies and brothers who help set up
for the event. Thank you to Paula Bigley
and Keelan McLeish for doing a fantastic job running the live auction.
Hall held her Green Cap fundraiser consisting of a basket of goodies to cook a
Thanksgiving dinner and this year raised over $450.00 for the Moosehaven
tricycle fund. The winner of this
fundraiser was Bruce Martin. Congratulations
Thanksgiving Dinner was held on November 16, 2019 and we served over 150
dinners. We would like to thank everyone
for volunteering whether it was helping in the kitchen, donating desserts or
helping with the various fundraisers, your help was greatly appreciated.
Kid’s Christmas party was held on December 14, 2019 with over 50 children in
attendance. It was a fun time for the
kids and grand kids of our members. It
was quite an enjoyment watching the way their faces lit up as they experienced
the magic of Christmas.
Santa, for stopping by to visit each and every child including Mary Lou Ullman
who sat on Santa’s lap! The monies made
from various events of the WOTM, such as the meals we sell and 50/50’s, fund
not only the kids Christmas party, but various donations we make to community
charities such as the Gospel Mission, Boys and Girls Club, the Community Action
Secret Santa program and local food banks, just to name a few. Your past and future support of these fund raisers
is greatly appreciated!
Sunderman donated an Ohio State Christmas Tree full of OSU decorations to be
raffled off as her Community Service fundraiser for December. She raised over $375.00. We drew the winner after the Kid’s Christmas
Party and the winner of the tree was Nancy McNamee. Congratulations Nancy!
It has been a great year at our Marietta Moose
Lodge, and we look forward to a fabulous 2020. Watch the white boards, newsletters, phone
app, and emails for upcoming events. If
you recently joined our chapter and have not already attended an orientation
session, you must do so in order to be eligible to participate in any drawings
that are held in the social quarters.
Orientation for WOTM is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month
at 6:00 PM. Please consider attending
the WOTM meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each
month at 7:00 PM in the Buckeye Room. If
you have any questions, please do not hesitate to see an officer or send us an
email. The meetings are your opportunity
to share your ideas and opinions of how to make 2020 an even better year.
WOTM Board of Officers