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Projected Mid Year Convention schedule Gatlinburg tn.
MARCH 19-22, 2015
The reservation number for the Edgewater Hotel in Gatlinburg is 1-800-423-9582. The dates are March19-22, 2015. Please be sure to tell them you are part of "TMA Spring 2015". The rate will be $75.00 per night plus tax.
Edgewater Hotel, Gatlinburg, TN
(All functions of this Conference are Non-Smoking)

8:30A.M – Lodge Leadership Training –
Trainers: Chris Perry & Walter McQueen
4:00P.M. - TMA Exec. Committee Meeting
5:00P.M. – OV’S Dinner – By invitation only

8:00A.M. – 6:00P.M. – Registration –
8:00A.M. – Set up Silent Auction
9:00A.M. – Workshops/Breakout sessions -
Planning a Child ID Event – Ron Porter –
Conducting a Retention Event –
Managing the Social Quarters/ Using the P & L -
10:30A.M. – Workshops/Breakout sessions -
Conducting an Effective Audit – Bob Spingler –
Orientation Program –
Informing Your Members -
1:30P.M. – 3:30P.M. – First General Session –
Call to Order- President Terry Clark
Opening Prayer- Prelate Butch Andes
Pledge of Allegiance- President Clark
Roll call of Officers and Committee Chairmen- TMA Secretary
Welcome from President Clark
Introduction of Official Visitor, Willard Kitchens, Supreme Council Member
Roll Call of Lodges by District Presidents (at the discretion of TMA President)
Credentials report – Ralph Freeman
The “Heart of the Community” – Discussion –
The “Tennessee Volunteer Awards” – Discussion –
Lifetime Achievement Award guidelines – Discussion – Jim Leitnaker
Youth Awareness – A Program Worthy of Your Lodge’s Support &
Participation – Ronnie Mills
Involving our Members – Discussion –
Bringing new members on board
Moose Sports: Rebuilding Our Ranks for Competition & Camaraderie
The Council of Higher Degrees – Jeff Crowell
Mentoring New Leaders & Retention
Why should I join the Council of Higher Degrees?
Announcements – Jim Leitnaker
Endowment Funds Collection and Attendance Drawing – Jeff Hanna

3:30P.M. – 4:00P.M. – Council Higher Degrees Executive Board meeting –
President Jeff Crowell presiding –
4:00P.M. – 5:00P.M. – Council of Higher Degrees Meeting &Function-
General Membership and activities –

6:00P.M. – 10:00P.M. – Friday Night Dinner and Show – Cash Bar
Prime Rib Dinner
Karaoke Contest
(No hospitality drinks allowed)

Hospitality rooms are open to all registered conference attendees only.
Badges must be worn. No hospitality rooms are to be open during
general sessions.
Saturday March 21, 2015
Registration 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. -
9:00A.M. – 11:00A.M. – General Session –
Roll call of Officers and Committee Chairmen- TMA Secretary
Roll Call of Lodges by District Presidents (at the discretion of TMA President)
Membership Building Panel Discussion –
Approaching the Potential Member – Why Should He join?
Why first year members don’t renew – Survey Says!
Retention Begins at Enrollment
Member benefits are a benefit to your Lodge
Remarks by Supreme Councilman Bob Spingler
Endowment fund and Attendance drawing – Jeff Hanna

Noon – 1:45P.M. – Moose Legion luncheon & Panel Discussion –
“What’s new with the Moose Legion?”
Larry Owens, Moose Legion Ambassador
All Moose Legionnaires are invited to attend and participate.

2:00P.M. – 4:00P.M. – General Session – CONFERENCE “D”
Roll call of Officers and Committee Chairmen- TMA Secretary
Roll Call of Lodges by District Presidents (at the discretion of TMA President)
Moose Charities:
Mooseheart School Renovation Project
Moosehaven – Another Day in Paradise
March of Checks from fraternal units, members and others
Making Your Lodge Profitable – Bob Spingler Facilitator
Training Makes a Difference
Financial Path of Knowledge
The Moose Legion Can Help
Communicating with our Member
Q & A on Lodge Management
Regional Managers remarks – Sam Harris
Required Attendance at the International Convention
Top Association Premier Lodge Award standings
O.V.’s Address – Willard Kitchens
Announcements – Jim Leitnaker
Endowment and Attendance Drawing – Jeff Hanna

4:00P.M. – Moose Riders Meet & Greet – Steve Littlejohn –
4:00P.M. – “Tennessee Volunteer Award” Committee
Organizational meeting -

6:00P.M. – Reception – Cash Bar -
Honoring TMA Past Presidents & Past Deputy Grand Regents

7:00 P.M. – Mid Year Conference Banquet -
Prayer – Prelate, Butch Andes
Introduction of WOTM’s Official Visitor – Shelia Hutchison
WOTM O. V.’s Remarks
Introduction of LOOM’s Official Visitor – Terry Clark
LOOM O. V.’s Remarks
Presentation of Awards -
Robert J. Spingler Community Service Scholarship announcement
By Walter McQueen
Ad rebates –Lodge Development Tickets Drawing
Basket of Cheer
Silent Auction closing

Sunday, March 22, 2015
9:00A.M. – 10:00A.M. –General Session –
Opportunities for the Tennessee Moose Association – TMA President
2015 Training Schedule – Bob Spingler
Introduction of 2014-2015 TMA membership campaign – Johnny Mack Palmer
Evaluation of TMA conference / suggestions
Review of Five Year Plan
Good of the Order
Unfinished Business
Adjourn Sine Die

This is a tentative agenda and subject to change.

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