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Monday, January 22, 2018
Mississippi Moose Association
Mississippi Moose Association
Mid-Year Conference
March 15-18, 2018
Best Western Seaway Inn, Hwy 49 S – Gulfport, MS
1-228-864-0050
Official Visitor – Joe Koons, Chairman Mooseheart Board
Community Service Project: Supplies for VA Hospital
Attire:
Moose International Representatives and Appointees – Business Formal (Coat and Tie)
Association Officers – Business Casual (Moose Campaign/Logo Shirt Preferred)
Membership – Casual

Thursday, March 15, 2018
4:00 pm Registration opens in the Convention Pre-function area (Hospitality - Room 701 opens)
6:30 pm Welcome Party – Hospitality Room (While supply last)
10:30 pm Hospitality Room Closes

Friday, March 16, 2018
9:00 am Registration for LOOM opens – Convention Pre-function Area
10:00 am Executive Committee Meeting – Chandeleur Island 4
MMA President, Vice President, Secretary, Asst. Secretary, Treasurer, Prelate, Jr. Past President,
Regional Manager, Territory Manager
10:30 am MMA Board Meeting – Chandeleur Island 4
MMA Elected and Appointed Officers, Supreme Lodge Appointees and Committee Chairmen

11:30 am Lunch Break (Hospitality Room opens)

1:30 pm LOOM Opening Session – Chandeleur Island 4
Official Opening – MMA President M. C. Taylor
Opening Prayer – MMA Prelate Greg Johnson
Pledge of Allegiance – MMA Vice President Brett Long
Roll Call of MMA Officers and Chairmen – MMA Secretary Ted E. Burton
Roll Call of Lodges – MMA District Presidents
Credential Report – Chairman Wayne Ladd
First Time Attendees Recognition
Remarks from MMA Secretary Ted E. Burton
Report of MMA Treasurer Michael Ray Johnston
Remarks of MMA President M. C. Taylor
Introduction and opening remarks of Moose International Official Visitor – Joe Koons
Remarks from Regional Manager Noleta “Sam” Harris
• New Orleans International Convention 2018: Preview and Required Attendance
Presentations:
• Lodge Insurance Update: Sam Harris, Regional Manager
Presentations Subjects:
• “Heart of the Community” – Ronnie Ezell
• “Audits – How and the Importance” – Nate More

Workshops:
• Open to the Public – Yes You Can! – Brett Long

Announcements – MMA Secretary Ted E. Burton
Endowment Fund Collection
4:00 pm Recess – Hospitality Room 701 opens

4:00 pm Heart of the Community Event – Donation of supplies to the VA Hospital –
Convention Pre-function area

4:15 pm District 2 Meeting – Chandeleur Island 4

5:00 pm Past President’s Meeting – Chandeleur Island 4
5:30 pm Past President’s Social – Best Western Breakfast Area

7:00 pm Karaoke Contest - Chandeleur Island 1, 2 & 3


Saturday, March 17, 2018
7:30 am LOOM Registration resumes – Convention Pre-function area
8:00 am Moose Legion Panel Session – Intl. Moose Legion Ambassador David Cotton
(Regalia preferred) – Chandeleur Island 4
9:00 am JOINT SESSION – WOTM & LOOM - Chandeleur Island 1, 2 & 3
• Welcome by MMA President M. C. Taylor
• Introduction of Official Visitors and Special Guest
• Video presentations:
o Scott Hart, Director General
• Comments of LOOM Official Visitor: Joe Koons, Chairman Mooseheart Board
o Barbara McPherson, Grand Chancellor
• Comments of WOTM Official Visitor: Deanna Gramling, Past Grand Council Member
o Mike Rios, Director of Membership
• Moosehaven Campus Update – Bill Tippins, Life Care Center Administrator
• Mooseheart Campus Update – Tony Lowman
• Moose Charities - Sandra Richards & Tony Lowman
• Comments of Regional Manager Noleta “Sam” Harris

10:45 am LOOM Session II – Chandeleur Island 4
Call to Order – MMA President M. C. Taylor
Roll Call of MMA Officers and Chairmen – MMA Secretary Ted E. Burton
Roll Call of Lodges – MMA District Presidents
First Time Attendees Recognition

Presentation Subjects:
Membership – Wayne Ladd

Workshop – Chandeleur Island 4
• Advertising vs. Promotion – Busting the Myth – Frank E. Bellais, Jr.

Announcements – MMA Secretary Ted E. Burton
Endowment Fund Collection
Recess for lunch

11:30 am Lunch (Hospitality Room 701 open)

1:30 pm LOOM Session III – Chandeleur Island 4
Call to Order – MMA President M. C. Taylor
Roll Call of MMA Officers and Chairmen – MMA Secretary Ted E. Burton
Roll Call of Lodges – MMA District Presidents
First Time Attendees Recognition
Remarks from Mississippi Deputy Supreme Governor Mike Clark

Presentation Subjects:
• Lodge Elections – Process Review – Glenn Rasberry
• Video Presentation:
o Bob Neff, Director of Higher Degree

Workshop:
• Activity Groups – Count Us In! – David Cotton
Announcements – MMA Secretary Ted E. Burton
Endowment Fund Collection
Recess

4:00 pm Hospitality Room 701 opens
4:00 pm Council of Higher Degree Meeting – Chandeleur Island 4
5:30 pm Hospitality Room 701 closes
5:30 pm Reception Line for Deputy Grand Regent & Deputy Supreme Governor – Convention Pre-function area
6:30 pm Awards Presentation – Chandeleur Island 1, 2 & 3
Ted E. Burton – Master of Ceremonies
Moose Legionnaire of the Year
WOTM Lifetime Achievement Award
LOOM Lifetime Achievement Award
Other Awards
(Hospitality Room opens at the end of the Presentation Ceremonies)

10:30 pm Hospitality Room closes

Sunday, March 18, 2018
9:00 am LOOM Session IV – Chandeleur Island 4
Call to Order – MMA President M. C. Taylor
Final Credentials Report – Chairman Wayne Ladd
Final Remarks of MMA President M. C. Taylor
Final Remarks from Regional Manager Noleta “Sam” Harris
Final Remarks from LOOM OV Joe Koons
Final Remarks from MMA Secretary Ted E. Burton
Good of the Order – MMA President M. C. Taylor
Endowment Fund Collection
Benediction – MMA Prelate Greg Johnson
MMA Mid-Year Conference adjourns “Sine Die”

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