“No Man Stands So Straight And Tall As When He Stoops To Lift Up A Child.”
The Loyal Order of Moose is a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888, with nearly 1 million men in roughly 2,400 Lodges, in all 50 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces as well as Bermuda; along with its female auxiliary, Women of the Moose with more than 400,000 members in roughly 1,600 Chapters in the same areas and the Loyal Order of Moose in Britain these organizations make up the Moose International. It is headquartered in Mooseheart, Illinois.
Moose International supports the operation of Mooseheart Child City & School, a 1,023-acre community for children and teens in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and Moosehaven, a 63-acre retirement community for its members near Jacksonville, Florida. Also, Moose Lodges and Chapters conduct approximately $75 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations and volunteer hours worked) annually.
Additionally, the Moose organization conducts numerous sports and recreational programs, in local Lodge/Chapter facilities called either Moose Family Centers or Activity Centers, in the majority of 44 State and Provincial Associations, and on a fraternity-wide basis.
Kenosha Moose Lodge #286 has been around since 1910. From our humble beginnings, to our current Lodge, our Moose members have made us the BEST lodge in Wisconsin! In 2010, we have celebrated our centennial anniversary!
The Women of the Moose, founded in 1913, is a unit of Moose International, with more than 400,000 women in approximately 1,600 chapters in all 50 states and four Canadian provinces.
Along with other units of Moose International, the Women of the Moose supports the operation of Mooseheart Child City & School , a 1,000-acre community for children and teens in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community for members, located near Jacksonville, FL.
Additionally, Women of the Moose Chapters conduct more than $20 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations and volunteer hours worked) annually.
Dedicated members of the Loyal Order of Moose continually look for ways to provide even greater service to our children at Mooseheart and our senior members at Moosehaven. The Moose Legion provides a venue for these enthusiastic members to direct and lead special programs that accomplish this fraternal mission.
Moose Legionnaires come from all walks of life and occupations. They are leaders in their communities and they prevail in positions of responsibility and leadership within the Moose fraternity. Each Moose Legionnaire believes strongly in doing some good thing for someone each day.
The Moose Riders are consistently among the fastest growing and most “active” of all Moose Lodge Activity Groups. The earliest evidence of Moose-related motorcycle groups is a motorcycle patch found from a group affiliated with the Greater Chicago 3 Moose Lodge, which ceased operations in 1992.
The “Moose Rider” group’s origins and first use of the name goes back to the Lafferty, OH Lodge 1462 between 1994 and 1996, when several Lodge motorcycle enthusiasts became known as “the Moose riders”. The first official Moose Rider group meeting was held on April 1st of 1996. The Ohio Moose Association Moose Riders held their first “Bike-A-Rama” on August 24, 1996.
When David Chambers became General Governor in 1996 the Ohio Moose Association Moose Riders were already established. He subsequently had numerous conversations with them regarding their program and created a set of operational guides (originally known as by-laws) for them and used these as a model for the rest of the fraternity.
When Steve Greene became the General Governor, he adapted the available materials into the Guidelines that are currently in use and enforced.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Loyal Order of Moose is a private organization. All activities and events referred to on this on this website and in the Moose newsletter are available to members in good standing and their qualified guests only. This website is for informational purposes with proprietary information intended for members only. General information is available to the public at large, but should not be construed to be a solitication of membership. This website is an initiative of Kenosha Moose Lodge #286, and is not sanctioned by the Loyal Order of Moose, Moose International or any subsidiary thereof. All logos, trademarks and servicemarks pertaining to the Loyal Order of Moose and/or its programs or degrees are copyrighted by Moose International, Inc., Mooseheart, Illinois.