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Moose Club

Watertown Lodge No. 830, Loyal Order of the Moose








Watertown Lodge No. 830, Loyal Order of Moose today assumed possession of the old Watertown Post Office.Mayor Robert P. White announced this morning that negotiations for the sale of the property to the Moose have been finalized.The common council previously authorized the sale, subject to the final approval of the planning commission.The commission stamped its approval on the sale last week.The city received cash in the amount of $17,500 and the property on North First Street, valued in the neighborhood of $5,400.The city paid the federal government $20,000 for the building last fall in hopes it could make use of the facilities.After a thorough inspection by the council and the mayor, it was found the city could not economically solve its space problems with the building.†† WDT


06 22†††††† Watertown Lodge No. 830, Loyal Order of Moose, which was instituted on August 17, 1920 and which received its charter on Sept. 1 of that year, will hold an open house for the public at its new clubhouse, the former Watertown Post Office building in North Second Street on Sunday afternoon, June 23 from 1 to 4 p.m., according to announcement made today by officers of the lodge.The public is invited to drop in and inspect the new quarters which give the lodge and its auxiliary a beautiful new home.


09 05†††††† Plans are underway to hold the formal dedication of the new Moose Club, formerly the Watertown Post Office, on Sunday, Sept. 15, it was disclosed today. The building, completely remodeled and renovated for lodge purposes, the former post office is now occupied by Watertown Lodge No. 830, Loyal Order of Moose and the local chapter of the Women of the Moose. Open house was held in June but the dedication has been delayed until Sept. 15.Many visitors will come here for the dedication, including several high ranking officials of the Loyal Order of Moose.



07 17†††††† Officers of Watertown Lodge No. 830, Loyal Order of Moose today announced plans for an intensive membership campaign which is being launched today and which will continue for a month or more.Earl Spaeth, chairman of the lodgeís membership committee, is in charge of the campaign.It was disclosed that a special dispensation has been granted by the Supreme Council of the Moose which will permit enrollment at only $10 during this special new membership effort.The Moose has long been known as one of the finest nonpolitical and nonsectarian international fraternal societies in operation anywhere in the world.WDT



06 09†††††† Harley Lehmann, 912 Garfield Street, long active in the affairs of the Loyal Order of Moose, has received the highest honor the order can confer, according to announcement made today out of Mooseheart, Ill., where the honor was conferred.Mr. Lehmann has received the Pilgrim Degree which was conferred at an annual ceremony for the class of men selected for it this year.The ceremonies were held in the House of God, which is the huge religious edifice on the grounds of Mooseheart and serves residents there of all faiths.The class this year included one member who came all the way from England to receive it and three were from Canada.In addition to Mr. Lehmann, other members of the class were from various parts of the United States.WDT



09 05†††††† Watertown Lodge No. 830, Loyal Order of the Moose held a mortgage burning ceremony Saturday night at the lodge.Master of ceremonies Larry Reykdal welcomed the members and guests, State Director Glenn Garbors, First District President Richard Nejedlo, and their wives, to the celebration.The officers of the lodge honored Edgar Kuckkahn, who has been a member of the local lodge for 48 years, and presented Dan Mejia with a past governorís ring. Kuckkahn, who received a plaque and cake, has served the lodge in various official capacities for 33 years.State Director Garbors, a member of the La Crosse Moose Lodge, told members how lucky they were to witness a mortgage burning ceremony.He said the lodge is moving into a new chapter of its life, and with the help and support of its members, it will continue to grow.



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