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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
State Convention 2014
Tennessee Moose Association 70th Annual Convention
September 25-28, 2014
Clarion Inn
Murfreesboro, TN

The wearing of regalia, along with the formalities are encouraged
TMA 70th Annual Convention credentials must be worn at all functions

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
7:30P.M. - Executive Committee Meeting – Tennessee/Canonsburg
8:00P.M. - TMA Board of Officers meeting - Tennessee/Canonsburg

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
8:00A.M. - 6:00PM – Registration –

8:00A.M. - Past Presidents Breakfast – Oakland
Past Presidents’ committee –Joey Beith 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, Joey Beith presiding.
Invocation – Prelate Daniel Humphreys
Presentation of the Colors – Joey Beith
Pledge of Allegiance
Report of Credentials Committee – Ralph Freeman
Convention Obligations – Jr. Past Pres. Joey Beith
Presidential Obligation and presentation of gavel to President Larry Mullens
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 Mullens
“We are the Tennessee Moose Association”
Report of Association President – Larry Mullens
Report of Association Secretary - Jim Leitnaker
Report of Nominating Committee - Jim Leitnaker
Approval of Minutes of TMA 2013 Annual Convention (Previously handed out)
Approval of Board of Officers meeting (Printed and handed out)
District Reports summary – Vice-President Terry Clark
Treasurer’s Report - Approval of new budget- Fred Lindahl -(Printed and handed out)
Report of Auditing Committee – Jimmy Oliver
Report of By-Laws Committee – Jimmy Oliver
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 Larry Mullens presiding
Roll Call of Officers and Chairmen by TMA secretary
Roll call of Lodges by District Presidents - time at the discretion of TMA Pres
“WE are the Moose Fraternity – Part One” – Bob Spingler, Emcee & a
cast of thousands
Heart of the Community Report
Report on Youth Awareness
Training & Technology Report
Report of Loss Prevention Chairman
Premier Lodge Award, Life-Time Achievement Award & Governors’
Award of Excellence
Activities Committee report
Sports Committee Report
Moose International Tournament dates
TMA Tournament dates
Member Benefits
Membership Report - 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 – 5-Club free
Dinner – Brisket & Chicken w/ Baked beans, potato salad and slaw
Costume contest and D.J./Karaoke

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
8:00A.M. - 1:00P.M. - Registration

7:30A.M. - Memorial Service – Stones River
Pilgrim Bill O’Brien presiding, assisted by TMA Officers, DGR Mary Howard,
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 Mullens
Report of Resolutions Committee - J.B. Johnson
R. Robert Dale Scholarship and TMA Robert J. Spingler Scholarship Program
Walter McQueen
International General Laws Changes – Jeff Crowell, Judiciary Committee
“WE are the Moose Fraternity – Part Two” – Bob Spingler, Emcee & the “not
even ready for late night cable players”
Moose Charities Reports
Fraternal Programs
Report on Moosehaven
School Renovation
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
Comments by Jeff Crowell, International Judiciary Committee
Comments by Bob Spingler, Supreme council Member
Report of Association Liaison
Official Visitor comments by Fritz Griswold
Roll Call of Lodges by District Presidents
Election of New TMA Officers
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 Joey Beith presiding
Installation of 2014-15 Officers
Final Credentials report by Ralph Freeman
Benediction – Prelate Daniel Humphreys
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 Larry Mullens presiding
Blessing - Prelate Daniel Humphreys
Introduction of WOTM’s O.V for Remarks by Mary Howard
Introduction of LOOM’s O.V. for Remarks by President Mullens
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
Final remarks by TMA Secretary
Door Prize Drawing
Lodge Development drawing and prizes by TMA Secretary
Benediction by TMA Prelate Daniel Humphreys

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - Workshop and Critique - Tennessee/Canonsburg

9:00A.M. - 10:00A.M. - President Larry Mullens presiding
New business for referral to Executive Committee
Wrap up reports by President Mullens and Secretary Leitnaker
Recap of TMA convention performance
Review five year plan

10:30A.M. – 11:30A.M. - New Board and Chairmen organizational Meeting -
New President presiding - Tennessee/Canonsburg
Roll call of Officers and Committee Chairmen
Outline goals for new term
Set dates for upcoming events
Establish and discuss fraternal programs for upcoming year
Notes on Convention agenda
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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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