FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to become a member at the Union City Moose Lodge?

To qualify for membership in a lodge, an applicant must:

  1. Be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
  2. Not be a member of a terrorist group or recognized subversive organization.
  3. Not be a registered sex offender or a convicted felon, unless the conviction has been expunged, the conviction has been vacated by an unconditional pardon or a dispensation waiving this requirement has been obtained from the General Governor.
  4. Be of good moral character and capable of understanding the obligation of membership.
  5. Profess a belief in a Supreme Being.
  6. Have not been expelled from any lodge, unless a special dispensation has
    been granted in accordance with the laws of the Order.
  7. Not currently suspended from membership in any lodge/Chapter.
  8. Not having had an original application for membership rejected in any Lodge/Chapter.
What happens if I don't pay my dues?

Every member will be in arrears after the expiration date of his/hers dues. A member in arrears shall not be entitled to any privileges of membership nor be considered a qualified guest. It is the member's responsibility to know the date his/hers dues will become delinquent. A member's failure to receive notice of his/hers dues or arrearages shall not release him/her from his responsibility to pay his/her dues on or before the dues expiration date. A member in arrears shall be dropped from the rolls after the expiration of twelve (12) months.

If I was previously a member, can I become a member again?

Reinstatement of Member

An expired member is a member in arrears on the payment of his/hers dues but has not been dropped from the rolls. An expired member may pay his/hers dues and reinstate into the lodge/chapter from which he/her was dropped or reinstate into General Assembly. After an expired member is dropped (at the end of 12 months), the member has twelve (12) months from the date he/her is dropped (twenty-four (24) months total from the expiration date of his/hers last membership card) to reinstate into the lodge/chapter from which he was dropped or reinstate into General Assembly by paying all past and current dues.

Re-Enrollment

When a member’s dues have expired after six (6) months, he/her may re-enroll into a lodge/chapter by furnishing a re-enrollment application and paying all applicable fees, and dues, plus any fines or assessments owed by him/her, including accruals of interest, costs, etc. If applying to his original lodge/chapter, a re-vote by membership is required. If re-enrolling into a different lodge, the applicant must be approved by the Application Review Committee and lodge/chapter membership. By re-enrolling, the member will receive a new enrollment date and will lose prior years of service to the fraternity. By reinstating, a member retains his prior years of service to the fraternity. If a member re-enrolls (vs. reinstating) the member loses all prior years of service to the fraternity.

How do I get a life membership?

Years of Service 0-14

Loyal Order of Moose – $1,200
Women of the Moose – $600
Moose Legion – $500

Years of Service: 15-19

Loyal Order of Moose – $960
Women of the Moose – $400
Moose Legion – $400

Years of Service: 20-24

Loyal Order of Moose – $840
Women of the Moose – $350
Moose Legion – $350

Years of Service: 25-29

Loyal Order of Moose – $720
Women of the Moose – $300
Moose Legion – $300

Years of Service: 30-34

Loyal Order of Moose – $600
Women of the Moose – $250
Moose Legion – $250

Years of Service: 35-39

Loyal Order of Moose – $480
Women of the Moose – $200
Moose Legion – BUYOUT

Years of Service: 40-44

Loyal Order of Moose – $360
Women of the Moose – $150

Years of Service: 45-49

Loyal Order of Moose – BUYOUT
Women of the Moose – BUYOUT

 

Conferral of Life Membership

Moose International shall issue a life membership card to a member if Moose International records show that the member meets one of the following qualifications:

  1. The member has fifty (50) or more years of continuous service in the fraternity.
  2. The member has paid dues in advance equal to 50 years of membership.
  3. The member has sponsored 250 members
Can I be a member at more than one lodge at a time?

Any active lodge/chapter member may hold membership in more than one lodge/chapter at the same time. A member holding memberships in more than one lodge/chapter shall be entitled to vote in any lodge/chapter in which he/she is inactive. With a dispensation from the General Governor, a member may hold office in more than one lodge at the same time.

What are the rules as a member?

Admission Regulations

  1. All active members of the Order shall be admitted to the social quarters of any lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose unless his or her privileges have been suspended in accordance with the laws of the Order.
  2. Only the following persons may be admitted as a "qualified guest' into the social quarters or the home of any lodge of the Order:
    1. An active lodge or chapter member's spouse. (Note - There are no limits on the number of times a spouse may be admitted as a guest.)
    2. An active lodge or chapter member’s immediate family. (Note – There are no limits on the number of times a spouse or qualified family member under the age of 21 may be admitted as a guest, however, all other immediate family members would be limited to two visits as they now qualify as a prospective member of the person signing them into the social quarters.)
    3. A prospective member is defined as any guest that is accompanied by a member who can sponsor them for membership in the Order, with the exception listed in 2 (a) of this section. As permitted by the House Committee, a prospective member may be admitted subject to the following:
      1. The prospective member is accompanied at all times by his or her sponsor.
      2. The prospective member is properly signed in as a guest.
      3. The prospective member shall not make purchases.
      4. The prospective member shall leave when his or her sponsor leaves.
      5. The prospective member shall be limited to two (2) visits.
  3. All adult guests of members must be signed in as a guest and leave when the member leaves.
  4. Only active members of the Order, whose active membership has been verified, are permitted to make purchases. Unless prohibited by local law, the sale of refreshments to qualified minor family guests is permitted. It is the responsibility of the House Committee to ensure that all persons entering the lodge home and social quarters are either active members or qualified guests. It is recommended that the House Committee adopt a method of distinguishing members and guests to prevent guests from inadvertently making purchases.
  5. Members shall at all times be responsible for the conduct of their guests.
  6. Gentlemanly/ladylike (orderly) conduct is required of all persons in the social quarters or home at all times.
  7. The Supreme Council may adopt additional rules and regulations for the operation of social quarters by Moose lodges and these rules and regulations shall be effective as provided in the written action of the Supreme Council.
  8. Each member of the Order shall submit proof of membership when requested by any member of the House Committee or its authorized person.
  9. Using the social quarters for any lodge or chapter community service activity is prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the General Governor. The term "guest" includes non-member spouses. A member in expired status shall not enter any lodge except to pay dues. An expired member does not qualify to be admitted as a guest.