R. Robert Dale served as Secretary/Administrator of St.Charles, IL Lodge 1368. He was devoted to the Moose fraternity, its precepts and endeavors. He never married; never became a father. His sister married into a modest degree of wealth, but she never had children either. Following the death of her husband, she and Robert named each other in their wills.
Robert survived her, but only by a few months. Robert Dale died on August 15, 1983 leaving an estate of more than $2 million, to be divided equally between the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home and the Loyal Order of Moose, both for the purpose of providing scholarships.
Robert wanted to do a beautiful, unselfish, and divine act. In 1985, Director General Paul Oâ€Hollaren and the Supreme Council approved that the interest from the Dale Scholarship Fund was to be used for Moose members children who had graduated from high school, to further their higher education, and the R. Robert Dale Scholarship Program was created.
As of spring 2007, some 1,188 high school seniors, living in