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Sunday, July 19, 2015
Tennessee Moose Association 71th Annual Convention
Tennessee Moose Association 71th Annual Convention
August 27-30, 2015
Clarion Inn
Murfreesboro, TN

The wearing of regalia, along with the formalities are encouraged
TMA 71th Annual Convention credentials must be worn at all functions

Thursday, August 27, 2015
11:00A.M. – T.I.P.S. Training Class
7:30P.M. - Executive Committee Meeting – Tennessee/Canonsburg
8:00P.M. - TMA Board of Officers meeting - Tennessee/Canonsburg

Friday, August 28, 2015
8:00A.M. - 6:00PM – Registration –

8:00A.M. - Past Presidents Breakfast – Oakland
Past Presidents’ committee –Larry Mullens presiding
9:00A.M. - Nominating Committee Meeting – Tennessee/Canonsburg
Nominating Committee only
9:30A.M. - Officers & Committee Chairmen - Tennessee/Canonsburg
(Important that all Chairmen making reports attend this meeting)
10:00A.M. – Moose Charities Chairmen’s Meeting - Oakland
All chairmen encouraged to attend

10:30A.M. - Noon - Opening General Session #1- Tennessee/Canonsburg
Jr. Past President, Larry Mullens presiding.
Invocation – Prelate Kenneth Andes
Presentation of the Colors – Larry Mullens
Pledge of Allegiance
Report of Credentials Committee – Ralph Freeman
Convention Obligations – Jr. Past Pres. Larry Mullens
Presidential Obligation and presentation of gavel to President Terry Clark
Roll Call of Officers & Chairmen - TMA Secretary Jim Leitnaker
Roll Call of Lodges by District Presidents - time at discretion of TMA President
Report of Rules and Order - Dicky O’Neal – (Printed and handed out)
Introduction of O.V. by President Clark
Report of Association President – Terry Clark
Report of Nominating Committee - Jim Leitnaker
Approval of Minutes of TMA 2014 Annual Convention (Previously handed out)
Approval of Board of Officers meeting
Treasurer’s Report - Approval of new budget- Steve Littlejohn - (Printed and handed out)
Report of Auditing Committee – Jimmy Oliver
Report of By-Laws Committee – Jimmy Oliver
Report of Association Secretary - Jim Leitnaker
Video – Barb McPherson
Endowment Fund collections and attendance drawing
Motion and second to approve all reports and actions presented in this General Session.
Convention Recess

1:30P.M. - 3:00P.M. General Session #2 – Tennessee/Canonsburg
President Terry Clark presiding
Roll Call of Officers and Chairmen by TMA secretary
Roll call of Lodges by District Presidents - time at the discretion of TMA Pres
Heart of the Community Report – Randall Hart
Tommy Moose, Special Olympics and Safe Surfin’
Report on Youth Awareness – Ronnie Mills
Training & Technology Report – Bob Spingler
Report of Loss Prevention Chairman – Daniel Humphreys
Lodge Safety Report, Special Events Coverage and T.I.P.S. training
Premier Lodge Award, Life-Time Achievement Award &
Governors’ Award of Excellence – Sam Harris
Activities Committee report – Dale Miller
Moose Travel Program and Importance of Lodge Activities
Sports Committee Report – Bill O’Brien
Moose International Tournament dates
TMA Tournament dates
Member Benefits and “Points” program – Jim Leitnaker
Membership Report w/ Video Kurt Weibe - Johnny Mack Palmer
Motion to approve all reports and actions presented during this session
Endowment Fund collections & attendance drawing
Convention Recess

3:30P.M. – 4:00P.M. – Council of Higher Degrees Board meeting – Stones River
4:00P.M. - 5:00P.M. - Council of Higher Degrees Meeting – Jeff Crowell presiding
5:30P.M. – 6:30P.M. – Reception for 5 Club Members – by invitation only - Oakland
6:30 P.M. – Friday Night Dinner & Activities - $10.00 per person
Tree Trimming Contest

Saturday, August 29, 2015
8:00A.M. - 1:00P.M. - Registration

7:30A.M. - Memorial Service – Stones River
Pilgrim Jeff Crowell presiding, assisted by TMA Officers, DGR Sheila Hutchison,
Officers, District Presidents and others as needed.

8:30A.M. – 10:00A.M. - Fellowship Breakfast and Conferral of “Degree of Honor”
Dominic Tallarico presiding, assisted by other Pilgrims. - Oakland

10:00A.M. – 11:30A.M. – General Session # 3 – Tennessee/Canonsburg
March of new Fellows and Pilgrims
Introduction of new Fellows and Pilgrims by Pres Terry Clark
Report of Resolutions Committee - J.B. Johnson
Video – Scott Hart
R. Robert Dale Scholarship and TMA Robert J. Spingler Scholarship Program
Walter McQueen
Report on Moosehaven – A video w/ John Capes – Ronnie Stafford
Mooseheart – Ronnie Stafford
School Renovation – Daniel Humphreys
Moose Charities Reports w/ video Jan Fregulia – Patrick Walker
March of Checks
Motion to approve all reports and actions presented in this General Session.
Endowment fund collections and attendance drawing

12:00P.M. - Pilgrim lunch meeting (Pilgrims on their own) – Oakland
Bob Spingler presiding

1:00P.M. - 3:30P.M. - General Session # 4 – Tennessee/Canonsburg
All Delegate Credentials must be turned in to Secretary by 1:00PM
Roll Call of Officers and Committee chairmen by TMA Secretary
Video – Terry Walls
Official Visitor Address by Mark Penzkover
Comments by Bob Spingler, Supreme Council Member
Roll Call of Lodges by District Presidents
Election of New TMA Officers
Report of Association Liaison
Announcements by TMA Secretary Leitnaker
Motion to approve all reports and actions presented in this General Session.
Endowment fund collections and attendance drawing

3:00P.M. – 3:30P.M. – Installation and Obligation of new Officers and Chairmen
Jr. Past President Larry Mullens presiding
Installation of 2015-16 Officers
Final Credentials report by Ralph Freeman
Benediction – Prelate Butch Andes
Convention adjourned
Sine Die

6:00P.M. - 7:00P.M. –Social reception in honor of outgoing State President
and Deputy Grand Regent – Stones River/Tennessee
(This will be a cash bar)
7:00P.M. - Convention Banquet –President Terry Clark presiding
Blessing - Prelate Butch Andes
Introduction of WOTM’s O.V for Remarks by Sheila Hutchison
Introduction of LOOM’s O.V. for Remarks by President Terry Clark
R. Robert Dale Scholarship drawing by Walter McQueen
Awards and Presentations
Ads rebates awards by TMA Secretary
Moose Charities Awards
Remarks by newly elected President
Introduction of incoming Deputy Grand Regent by Sheila Hutchison
Final remarks by TMA Secretary
Door Prize Drawing
Lodge Development drawing and prizes by TMA Secretary
Benediction by TMA Prelate Butch Andes

Sunday, August 30, 2015 – New Officers & Chairmen Meeting - Tennessee/Canonsburg
9:00A.M. - 10:00A.M. - New Board and Chairmen organizational Meeting -
New President presiding - Tennessee/Canonsburg
Roll call of incoming Officers and Committee Chairmen
New business for referral to Executive Committee
Outline goals for new term
Set dates for upcoming events
Establish and discuss fraternal programs for upcoming year

This is a TENTATIVE AGENDA and subject to change.
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So far this year the Tennessee Moose Association, as a whole, is doing fairly well. We have a ways to go to become the Top Association. We need to work on Membership and Retention. We also need to increase the number of members in the Moose Legion. Please remember, "A burden heavy to one is borne lightly by many." If we all work at our goals, we will succeed.
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