Association President

Bill Thompson
CNMA President 2021-2022

Wow, what an awesome membership result for the Moose Year! I would like to personally thank you for your collective efforts to bring in a new generation of members. Our Association really came through and I couldn’t be prouder!
Our districts did awesome as most were plus one and we had numerous lodges that were plus 100 or more. What a great effort. But, like everything else we need to move forward and continue to grow our Association and Fraternity. I would like to start off the new year strong so I’m asking you to continue to invite your friends and family to join our great Fraternity. Make a difference and bring in a new member.

At the end of March at our Mid-Year I started the President’s Bingo Project for Moosehaven and I’m ecstatic to announce it is already fully funded. We contributed over $12,000 as of this writing and I can’t thank you enough for your generosity! The extra funds will be used to buy a big screen TV for the system.

We held our Association Campout at Topaz Lake on the CA/NV border in May and it was a FUN and successful weekend! We served a great Friday Breakfast and had a very enjoyable Saturday night steak dinner. Lots of games, trail rides and wine tasting with great fishing as well. The combination of the hotel and the RV park was a good idea as it brought more people together. The highlight was the great moose members coming together and having a lot of fun and comradery!

Mark your calendars as we have scheduled two seminars for District Presidents and Secretaries, Committee Chairpersons and Committee members along with anyone else interested. The first seminar will be October 22nd at the Hayward Castro Valley Lodge and the second is January 14, 2023 at the Ventura Lodge. We wanted to make it easy for all to attend, so we scheduled one in the northern part of our Association and one in the southern portion.

I continue to visit Lodges and some highlights were the Pacifica Moose Lodge Prime Rib dinner with Shawn Baile as well as the Golden Spot 15 awards banquet. I made a pit stop into the Carson City Lodge meeting place and thought the Moose head was a nice touch in the pub! The Lindhurst Lodge is making progress recovering from their devastating fire and the new team is making a difference!

District elections are in progress but please make sure you’re doing it right and follow the rules which are posted on our Association website. Contact your Territory Manager or an Executive Committee member if you have questions. Anyone interested in serving on an Association committee please contact the Chairperson and let them know you’re interested. If you want to be considered for an Association office, please fill out the form which is on our website and attach a Moose resume. Please help keep our membership numbers up across California and Nevada by bringing in a new member and talking to a dropped member about coming back. Let them know we miss them. I would really appreciate any effort you can make to close our year out strong.

 Bill Thompson
 CNMA President