Moose Lodge #180 Web Page

2524 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island, NY 14072
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For information contact Rick Halas - 773-6655

Moose Lodge Presents 2nd Annual Ron Spong Memorial Car Show - 2007

   The Moose Lodge will host the 2nd Annual Ron Spong Memorial Cool Car Show on Sunday, August 12, 2007 at the Grand Island Moose Lodge #180, 2524 Grand Island Blvd. Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Judging takes place noon to 1 p.m. with awards and party at 3 p.m. There is a $5 registration fee - 100% pay out to winners. Free hot dog and pop with entry fee. Call Mary for information, 773-6655.
   The day will feature a Chinese auction with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. All cool vehicles qualify - cars - motorcycles - trucks - dune buggies etc.

Moose Lodge Announces Board Members - 2007

(left) Kim Platts, Nancy Anderson, Darlene Hoover, Mary Jo Bagley and Mary Ehde
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(left front) Bob Soluri, Kevin Lipp, Joe Foresta, Steve Jones; (back) Don Hoover, Rick Hinkle, Jim Dlugokinski, Rick Halas and John Fiore
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   The men and women of the Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 ushered in new board members as of May 1, 2007. The new menís board consists of Governor Don Hoover, Jr. Governor Jim Dlugokinski, Past Governor Steve Jones, Treasurer Rick Halas, Prelate Rick Hinkle, Trustee Bob Soluri, Trustee Kevin Lipp, Trustee John Fiore, and Administrator Joe Foresta.
   The womenís board consists of Sr. Regent Darlene Hoover, Jr. Regent Kim Platts, Treasurer Mary Ehde, Chaplain Nancy Anderson; Recorder Mary Jo Bagley and Jr. Guard Marie Mesmer. The new regime will serve a term of one year with another vote to be done next April 2008. The Moose Lodge supports the national Mooseheart, which is a town in Chicago, Illinois that houses deceased Moose members' children, and Moosehaven, located in Florida, that houses Moose members who are senior citizens. Anyone wishing to find out more about joining the local Moose Lodge is asked to call 773-6655.

Moose Lodge Members Attend NYS Campout - 2007

Shown front (left) Jen Hinkle, Jimmy Balcolm, Tara Hildebrant, Heidi ?, "Skully," Joan Dlugokinski, Kim and Denny Platts; (back) Rick Hinkle, John Whitney, Don Hoover, Barb Hildebrant, Pam Whitney, Darlene Hoover, Rick Hildebrant, Jim Dlugoskiski and Nancy Anderson.
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   Members of the Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 attended the annual Moose Family Weekend at Darien Lake . Grand Island Moose had 12 sites and a lot of fun. The photo shows only a few of the many people who enjoyed the festivities. The Island Lodge walked away with first place in the dance competition. "Again this year we wore our lime green t-shirts and all the other lodges were very envious of our attire," a spokesman from the Moose said.

Hockey With The Hildebrants At Moose Lodge - 2007

   The Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 presents Hockey With The Hildebrants at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2007. Hosts for the Sabres game will be Rick, Barb and Tara. "Come out and support your lodge." There will be raffles, a 50/50 drawing and fun. Members and guests only.

The Beatles Are Coming To The Moose Lodge - 2007

   The Grand Island Moose Lodge #180, 2524 Grand Island Blvd., will host "The Beatles" Are Coming! at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2007. Host Don Hoover, will be making chicken chowder and "will be playing The Beatles even louder." This Lodge Members and Guests Only party will feature chicken chowder and 50/50 split. "Come out and play and grab a bite, and listen to "A Hard Day's Night."

Moose Lodge To Hold Gun Raffle - 2006

   The Grand Island Moose Lodge #180, 2524 Grand Island Blvd., will hold a Gun Raffle from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2006. A $20 donation will give participants a chance to win one of 14 guns and rifles, certificates that can be exchanged at a local sporting store. The event will feature 50/50 raffles and turkey and ham raffles. Tickets, which will include a buffet luncheon, and beer and pop, may be purchased in advance at the lodge or on the day of the raffle. Proceeds to benefit local charities. No guests or children allowed. Each person present must have a ticket.

Moose Lodge To Host Labor Day Bash - 2006

   The Grand Island Moose Lodge #180, 2524 Grand Island Blvd., will present a Labor Day Bash on Monday, September 4, 2006 featuring a raffle with over $5,000 in prizes. There are a limited number of tickets (1000) offered at only a $10 donation. Winner need not be present to win. There will be a drawing and a super party at the lodge, also featuring the live Band of The Doerfel Family. Free draft beer, pop, hot dogs, pizza, snacks, bon fire will be available from 5-9 p.m. Click Moose Labor Day Bash 2006 for more information.
   The prize list follows:
37 inch Hi Definition LCD TV
Dell Laptop Computer
Home Personal Computer with flat screen monitor
$500 cash prize
$200 cash prize
BOSE Home entertainment system
DVD Camcorder
DVD Player & Recorder
Many other prizes
50/50 raffle
Seller of the Hi Def LCD TV ticket gets $50
Proceeds to various charities

Moose Lodge Presents Ron Spong Memorial Car Show - 2006

   The Moose Lodge will host the Ron Spong Memorial Car Show on Sunday, July 16, 2006 at the Grand Island Moose Lodge #180, 2524 Grand Island Blvd. Donation is $5 with 100% payout - 60% first place, 20% second place, 10% third and fourth place. Music will be provided by JD Sound and also featured will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 split raffles.
   All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to American Cancer Society in memory of Ron Spong. Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Judging takes place at 2 p.m. Each Driver will receive a hot dog and soda with their entry. Hot dogs and burgers will be available for purchase. For further information, call the post at 773-6655.

Moose Lodge Members Enjoy Darien Lake Camp-Out - 2006

Shown front on June 2, 2006 are Kim Miller, Sue Marble, Mary Mallwitz, Kim Platts, Erica Schmidt; (2nd row) Nancy Anderson, Barb Hildebrant, Jen Hinkle, Dennie Platts, Pat Miller; (3rd row) Art Mallwitz, Lorraine Criddle, Kathy Lommer, Darlene Hoover, Don Hoover, Rick Hinkle, Dennis Lesika, Rick Hildebrant and Dennis Criddle.
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   Members of the Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 attended the annual Moose Family Weekend at Darien Lake along with all the other WNY Moose Lodges. Other lodge members were very envious of Grand Island's matching lime green shirts that were worn. Grand Island also showed a record turnout of campers this year. A good time was had by all despite the rainy, rainy weather on June 2-3, 2006.

Moose Lodge Offers Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner - 2006

   Members of the Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 will offer a St. Pat's Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at the Lodge, 2524 Grand Island Blvd., on March 17, 2006 at 6 p.m. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 & under. The dinner will be preceded by a 20-dance performance by McCarthy School of Irish Dance promptly at 5 p.m. The dance group will finish performing at the Moose and leave immediately for their 6:30 p.m. performance at the Niagara Falls Convention Center.

Moose Lodge Christmas Raffle Winners - 2005

   Members of the Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 have announced the winners of their December 17, 2005 Super Christmas Raffle 2005. Click
Christmas Raffle Winners 2005 for the list of winners.

Moose Chili Challenge Announced - 2005

   Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 announces its Moose Chili Challenge from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the Lodge, 2524 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island, N. Y. The event will benefit the Cerebral Palsy Association. Donation entry fee is $10 per entry. The afternoon will feature a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auctin, and music. Judging takes palce at 4 p.m. by our Military Member. Prizes follow:
1st prize: $50
2nd Prize: $25
3rd Prize: Honorable Mention
Click Chili Challenge for more information.

Moose Lodge Announces Super Christmas Raffle - 2005

   Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 announces its Super Christmas Raffle featuring over $9000 in prizes. Click Moose Lodge #180 News Page for complete details.

Grand Island Moose Awards Luther Scholarships - 2005

Shown are (left) Ashley Perez and Renee Collins, recipients of the 2005 Moose Lodge scholarships. Click photo for larger view

   The Grand Island Moose Lodge Family Center #180 recently made the presentation of its annual awards, the 2005 Laverne "Bunny" Luther Memorial Scholarships of $250 each, to Ashley Perez who plans on attending the University of Buffalo, and to Renee Collins who is going to attend college at Brockport. Both students are Grand Island High School graduates, Class of 2005.

Grand Island Moose Members Purchase "$100" Hot Dogs - 2005

Shown from left are Jim Leavy, Mike LoFaso, Joanne Kudd, Rick Halas and Beverly Kinney
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    After being a Gold Sponsor for the SMA Walk (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) on Saturday August 6, 2005 in Beaver Island State Park, Moose Governor Rick Halas and member Jim Leavy were hungry. They went to Tops to sponsor the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Youth Ambassador's Hot Dog Stand. They purchased two hot dogs and presented the Ambassadors a check for $200.

Moose Lodge Enjoys Camping Weekend - 2005

(Shown (front left) Darlene Hoover, Nancy Anderson, Jen Hinkle and Kathy Lommer; (back) Ralph Lommer, Lorraine Criddle, Don Hoover, Ben Hoover, Rick Hinkle and Dennis Criddle and friend.
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   A fun time was had by all at the recent Loyal Order of the Moose 180 camping weekend which took place June 3-5, 2005 at Darien Lake. WNY Lodges participate in the annual event, held each year the first weekend in June when lodge members go camping and share ideas. "Diamond Sound" provided music at the Moose tent.

Family Get Together and Bonfire/Fireworks Party At Moose Lodge- 2005

   The Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 Family Center will hold a "Family Get-Together and Bonfire/Fireworks Party" on July 4th starting at 6 p.m. in the backyard for all members and prospective members and guests. There will be a large bonfire, and everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to pass. Also bring lawn chairs and blankets. The highlight of the evening will be watching the firework presentation at Fantasy Island with a premier view.

Moose Elects New Officers - 2005

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   Members of the Loyal Order of the Moose 180 have elected the following to their Board of Directors: Governor Rich Hallas, Junior Governor Peter Martin, Treasurer Peter Courey, Appellate Jack Bates, 1st year Trustee Don Hoover, 2nd year Trustee Fred Gleave, 3rd year Trustee Joe Foresta and Past Governor Rick Hildebrant. The new board is looking forward to serving the organization and the community. "We sincerely hope to see all of our new and old members in the near future," a spokesman said this week.
   Scroll down for the Moose Lodge Spring Calendar of Events.

Moose Lodge Spring Calendar - 2005

   The Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 spring calendar of events follows:
• May 14th - Homecoming party for our soldiers returning from Iraq
• May 21st - 3 p.m. Chowder Sale
• May 29th - 12 p.m. Memorial picnic
• May 29th - 5-9 p.m. rock band "Rock Bottom"
• May 29th - 8 p.m. - Bonfire
   For further information, call 773-6655

Moose Donates $2,500 To Cerebral Palsy

Members of the Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 were able to donate $2,500 to Niagara Cerebral Palsy through the profits of their recent chili cook-off challenge. Shown (not in order) are Trustee Peter Martin, Rick Williams, Event Chair Kathy Lomer, Rick Halas (1st place winner), Dennis Criddle, Lorraine Criddle, Deputy Director of Niagara Cerebral Palsy John Reardon, Ralph Lommer, Dennis Platts and Kim Platts
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Moose Lodge Holds Prospective Member Night - 2005

   The members of the Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 will hold a prospective member night at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005 featuring the 50s, 60s, and 70s band, Rock Bottom. The event will be held in the Moose Lodge, 2524 Grand Island Blvd. next to KOA.

GIHS Band Receives $1000 Donation From Moose Members
Shown front front left are Moose treasurer Rick Halas, GIHS band director Marty Allen, Moose Administrator Ron Spong, Trustee Peter Martin; (back) students Kevin Laurendi, Joe Orsolits, Andy Nawotka, Mike Shimley, Rebecca Fetzer, Lauren Campbell, Greg Lazelle, Alex Marien and Henry Belding
Adam Kratz Photos
   Members of the Grand Island High School Brass Choir and their band director Marty Allen played at the Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 on Wednesday evening, February 16, 2005 in appreciation for the donation of $1,000 they received from the Moose. The presentation was made at the Moose Open House and the funds will be used to defray the expenses of the high school band's bus trip to Maryland for a National Association of Music Educators Convention in March.

GIHS Brass Choir To Play At Moose Lodge
Moose Donating $1000 For Band Trip To Maryland Convention - 2005

   Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 will donate $1,000 to the Grand Island High School band to help defray the band's bus trip to Maryland for a National Association of Music Educators Convention in March.
   The Grand Island High School Brass Choir will play at the Lodge, 2524 Grand Island Blvd., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2005.
   The Moose will hold an open house and Prospective Member Night at the same time. The lodge will be open to the public and snacks will be available.
    Click Moose Flyer

Chili Cook-Off Challenge At Moose Lodge - 2005

   A chili cook-off challenge is being held by the Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 at the Lodge, 2524 Grand Island Blvd. from 4 p.m. to ? Saturday, February 19, 2005 to benefit the Cerebral Palsy Association. There is an entry fee donation of $10 per entry. Prizes will be given for 1st place ($50) and 2nd place ($25), 3rd place (an honorable mention).
   The event will also feature a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffles, hot dogs, and music. Chili will be sold after the judging.

ATTENTION All Veterans
   Do you have questions about benefits you have earned for serving your Country in the Military? The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service office will visit Grand Island from 10 a.m. to 6 pm. Wednesday, July 23. 2003 at the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Post #9249 Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. Your questions will be answered by Professional DAV Service Officers. This service is free to Veterans and family members of Veterans who can avoid rumors and wrong information from sources that do not have the latest information about Veterans Benefits. Do yourself a favor and get the right information from trained veterans Service Officers whose only concern is to help you receive the benefits you have earned. You do not have to be a member of the DAV. All are welcome to this program sponsored by the DAV.

Moose Members Help With Spaghetti Dinner

Barbi Lare Photo
   The Ladies of the Moose Lodge #180 prepared and served 100 spaghetti dinners from a small cubby-hole kitchen. The homemade desserts topped off a great meal and homemade wine was available. Local charities will benefit from the sale of Christmas Tree Ornaments. Some of the workers included Cheryl Marcel, Chairman Carol Jones, Darlene Collins, Gail Reimers, Faith Robbins, Rick Halas and Dick Reimers.

Moose Lodge Spaghetti Dinner, Christmas Ornament Sale
   The Women of the Moose will hold a Spaghetti Dinner & Christmas Ornament Sale between 4-7 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2002 at the Moose Lodge 180, 2524 Grand Island Blvd. Take-out dinners are available and all are welcome. Call 773-6655 for tickets.

Moose Lodge Float Has Authentic Sign

Fred Claus Photo       Jack Bates Photo

   Men, women and the teens of the Moose Lodge #180, especially Carol Jones, put a lot of time, energy and creativity into their Sesquicentennial parade float which brought back memories to those of us who lived here in 1968 or before. That is when the old town hall, formerly School #9, was torn down after the present hall was completed. The Moose float was fronted with a large facade of that old town hall, complete with the original sign hanging over the door. Rumor has it that the sign was picked up from the rubble when the town hall was demolished. It has been kept safe over the past 34 years by an Island family and is now the property, at least for the time being, of Moose Lodge #180. Click the photo for a larger view.

Moose Lodge Announces New Officers
   Officers recently elected by the Moose Lodge #180 are Governor Ron McNamee, Administrator Ron Spong, Treasurer Richard Reimers, Junior Governor Eddie Hope, Trustees Jim Leavy, Dennis Lesika and Rick Halas, Inner Guard Bob Marcel, and Prelate Al Mathews.

Women of the Moose Present Friday Fun Nite
   The Women of the Moose will present "Friday Fun Nite" beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2001. All local Moose Lodge members and their respective guests are invited. The evening will feature a theme basket raffle and 50-50 split raffles. The band "Niagara Connection" will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Those attending are invited to bring a snack for the snack buffet table. The WOTM encourages those donating food to sign the sign up sheet at the lodge.

Moose Lodge Hosts Route 66
   The band Route 66 will be playing at the Grand Island Moose Lodge #180, located at 2524 Grand Island Blvd. on Friday evening, July 20th, at 7 p.m. The public is invited. Come see old friends, meet new ones and enjoy great music! Refreshments will be available. For more information, call the Lodge at 773-6655.

Spaghetti Dinner At Moose Lodge
   A spaghetti dinner for Grand Island Moose Lodge #180 members, their families and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2001 at the Lodge, 2524 Grand Island Blvd. Tickets at $5 are available from Carol Jones. "Come out and support your lodge and dine in our "Little Italian Bistro," a spokesman for the Lodge said this week.

Senior Citizens Enjoy Dinner at the Moose
   The members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose Lodge #180 have, for 10 years, served Thanksgiving dinner to the residents of Islandview Apartments (our senior citizen housing) on Baseline Road. Residents were appreciative of the complete meal of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffing and a choice of pie for dessert. Mary Litchfield chaired the event this year, and she was assisted by members of the Moose (as well as the Auxiliary members) and many of the youth members of the group.

Moose Lodge Provides Toys for St. Timothy Lutheran Child Care Center
   When members of the Grand Island Moose Lodge were informed of the need for educational toys at St. Timothy Lutheran Child Care Center at Staley and Stony Point Roads, the decision was made to run a fund raiser in cooperation with Toys R Us. Riding toys, pots, pans, play food, a toy vacuum, baby gates and educational software packages were just some of the Christmas donations, much appreciated by the children, staff and parents of St. Timothy Lutheran Child Care Center.
   Moose International has named the Moose Lodge at 2524 Grand Island Blvd. as a family center. Efforts of the Moose Lodge #180 membership are in support of the children of Mooseheart and the seniors of Moosehaven, as well as local charitable endeavors across the country.

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