Georgia Moose Association
Greetings GMA Moose Legionnaires! I have just a few words as your International Moose Legion (ML) Ambassador and want to share some important information from the International ML Council, Robert Neff, Director of Higher Degrees and International ML President John Prough.
First, I would like to congratulate all GA Moose Legionnaires for being on the plus side of membership as of 16 November 2020. I honestly cannot remember the last time we could say that this late into the year and especially with all the additional obstacles due to COVID. Also a special shoutout goes to Walt Zurowski for achieving 350 lifetime Moose Legion Units. Obviously, we still have a long way to go so we need to stay vigilant, keep signing up those members and work on closing that back door. I can tell you the Moose Legion Council has been busy paving the way for all Moose Legion Jurisdictions across the fraternity to grow their membership.
Communication is always a concern and with all the cancelled events, conferences and meetings, the ML Council is making every effort to improve communication. The ML Council held a special Zoom meeting on 5 December, for Ambassadors and Area Managers across the fraternity to discuss import issues. I have included minutes of that meeting from Walt Zurowski, our ML Area Manager. It should also be noted, there was discussions of more of these ZOOM meetings in the near future. Hopefully more Moose Legionnaires will have to opportunity to ZOOM- In.
One of the most exciting issues discussed was ML membership eligibility. Effective 1 January 2021, a male moose member, can now enroll into the ML simply by being accepted and in good standing. No longer do they have to wait 6 months or sponsor a member, obviously this should improve our recruitment efforts.
Another very important topic was Moose Legion Education Conference Training. The ML Council is looking to revamp all training materials, focusing on the duties and responsibilities for the Directors. Another huge effort by the ML Council was to provide relief for Directors that have not been able to attend MLEC training due to COVID impacts. Now, if those serving as ML Directors, have a MLEC training date on or after May 1, 2017, it will be extended until Oct 31, 2020. This ensures eligibility requirements to serve during the 2020-2021 fiscal year. It should be noted those individuals that have failed to receive MLEC training on or after May 1 2017, will soon find their positions vacated. These were just some of the highlights from the meeting, please review the attached minutes in their entirety for more information.
I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve as the ML Ambassador for Georgia and am even more “Proud to be a Moose Legionnaire”. Stephanie and I wish you a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!
Fraternally, Lee Langley