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Monday, June 18, 2012
LMA Annual Convention
Louisiana Moose Association

55th Annual State Convention

August 2-5, 2012

Best Western Convention Center – Alexandria, LA
318-445-5530 or toll free 800-338-2008

Our Official Visitor is Eric Vonhoff, Direct of Information Services

Thursday, August 2

4:00pm-6:00pm.Registration Opens in the Convention Center Area (LOOM-WOTM)
7:00pm Pizza Party – Hospitality Room (while supply lasts) Meet our Official Visitors
11:00pm. Hospitality Room Closed
Friday, August 3

7:30am LOOM Registration Resumes: Convention Center Lobby
8:30am-5:00pm WOTM Registration Resumes- Convention Center Lobby
9:00am Executive Committee Meeting – Azalea Room
State President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Prelate, Jr. Past President, and the Regional Manager
9:30am WOTM Opening Session
9:30am State Committee Meetings – Azalea Room
10:00am State Nominating Committee Meeting – Azalea Room
10:30am State Board Meeting, Elected State Officers, Appointed State Officers, Supreme Lodge
Appointees & Committee Chairmen – Azalea Room
11:30pm Lunch (Hospitality Room Open)

1:30pm Men’s Opening Business Session – Azalea Room

Official Opening – Tom Dupree Regional Manager Presiding
..Opening Prayer by State Prelate, Steve Bailey
..Pledge of Allegiance, led by Tom Dupree Regional Manager
Credentials Report by Steve Bailey, Chairman
Convention Obligation by Jr. Past President, Kenneth Kaufman
Obligation & Presentation of Gavel to State President
Roll Call of State Officers and Committeemen by State Secretary, Frank Bellais
Roll Call of Lodges by District Presidents
District 1 President Rudy Youmans
District 3 President George Patterson
Introduction of LOOM Official Visitor Eric Vonhoff – Welcome Remarks
Report of Rules & Order Committee by Frank Bellais, Chairman
Report of State President Mark Cleveland
Report of Nominating Committee by Frank Bellais

Page 2
Minutes of the State Board Meetings by Secretary, Frank Bellais
..Vote needed to approve.
Report of District Presidents
District I President, Rudy Youmans
District III President, George Patterson
Report of Moose Legion Ambassador, Charles Stier
Report of By-Laws Committee by Ken Kaufman, Chairman
Report of TIPS & CAPS program – William ‘Earl’ Ellard, Chairman
Report of Government Relations Committee by Michael Fagan
Report of Community Service by Chairman, TJ Anderson
Report of Mooseheart/Mooseheart Marketing Rep – Angelo Latino
Report of Family Activities Chairman – Robert Lively
Report of Sports – Chairman Lester Frazier
Announcements – Secretary Frank Bellais
Endowment Fund & Recess

4:00pm Hospitality Room Opens.

5:00-6:30 pm Past President’s Meeting & Social – (TBA)

11:00pm Hospitality Room closes

Saturday, August 4

7:30am LOOM Registration Resumes: Convention Center Lobby

8:30am WOTM Registration Resumes: Convention Center Lobby

8:30am Fellowship Conferral ––(Pilgrims, Fellows & Candidates Only) Azalea Room

9:30 am WOTM General Session

9:30am Men’s 2nd Session – Azalea Room
Call to Order by State President, Mark Cleveland
Entrance and Introduction of New Fellows & Pilgrim by Regional Manager, Tom Dupree
Roll Call of State Officers and Committee Chairman by Secretary, Frank Bellais
Roll Call of Lodges by District Presidents
District 1 Rudy Youmans
District3 George Patterson
Report of Credentials Committee by Steve Bailey, Chairman
Report of Youth Awareness by Mark Cleveland, Coordinator
Report on Leadership Training by Frank Bellais, Chairman
Report of State President Mark Cleveland
Report of State Treasurer & 2012-2013 Budget by Thurman Smith, Treasurer
Report of Audit Committee by Albert Biehl, Chairman
Report of State Secretary, Frank Bellais
Report of Program Book – Regional Manager, Tom Dupree
Report of Resolution Committee – Steve Bailey, Chairman
Announcements – Secretary, Frank Bellais
Endowment Fund


Page 3

11:30am Recess for Lunch (Hospitality Room Open)

1:00 pm Mandatory Governors and Administrators Meeting – Azalea Room

1:30pm Men’s Final Session – Azalea Room

Call to Order by State President, Mark Cleveland
Roll Call of State Officers and Committee Chairman by Secretary Bellais
Roll Call of Lodges by District Presidents
District 1 Rudy Youmans
District 3 George Patterson
Report of Credentials Committee by Steve Bailey, Chairman
Report of Moose Charities / Gimme 5 –
Report of Endowment Fund Chairman – Ralph Breaux ( checks presented at Banquet)
Report of General Law Changes by Deputy Supreme Governor
Report of Membership Chairman, Albert Beihl
Report of Regional Manager Tom Dupree & Deputy Regional Managers
International Convention – Tampa
Moose of the Year Program – 100% participation
Premiere Lodge Award Program
Tommy Moose Program
Supreme Governor Visitation
Introduction & Remarks of Official Visitor Eric Vonhoff,
Election of Officers for 2012-2013; Appointments & Committees by incoming President
Installation of new officers and committees – Jr. Past President Ken Kaufman
Remarks of New State President
Final Remarks of Regional Manager, Tom Dupree
Final Remarks of State Secretary, Frank Bellais
Closing Prayer by State Prelate
Endowment Fund
Adjourn

4:00 pm Hospitality Room Open Closes at 6:00pm opens after Banquet
4:00pm Council of Higher Degree Meeting– Azalea Room

Saturday Evening

6:00pm No Host Social - (Convention Center Lobby-Cash Bar.

6:30pm Banquet in Honor of State President, Mark Cleveland and Deputy Grand Regent,
Judy Frazier





Page #4


Tom Dupree – Master of Ceremonies

Door Prizes, Money March,
Presentation of Awards,
LMA Draw Down


8:30pm (Hospitality Room Opens at the end of the Banquet)


Sunday, August 8

8:30am Memorial Service, Bill & Ethel Harrison, Chairpersons in Charge – Azalea Room

9:30am Meeting of New State Board – Azalea Room
(Elected Officers, Appointed Officers, Mooseheart Appointees and Committee Chairmen)

10:00am Past President Meeting – Judge Moose of the Year/Rookie of the Year Applications
Azalea Room




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