Moose Lodge holds membership drive
QUEENSTOWN — Bay Country Moose Lodge 831 in Queenstown is sponsoring a free membership drive for active duty military, active Reservists, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians. If you’re active in one of those professions, the Moose are offering free membership for the next year.
“Normally, there is an enrollment fee for both men and women and also a year’s dues paid by our members,” said current lodge administrator Tom Willis, who is also a Queenstown town commissioner. “However, for this year, we’re dropping those costs for new members who serve our communities in those listed professions. If you don’t know all we do for the community or what we provide our members as a fraternal organization, we invite you to call, come visit us here at the lodge, and see what we do.”
The lodge has many year-round activities. It publishes a monthly calendar of events, including weekly meal-deals, such as regular Monday night steamed shrimp and 65 cent wings on Wednesday evenings. Tailgating meals on Sunday afternoons and live music every Saturday night are just a few more of the activities.
During the winter months there is a Thursday night pool league with competitions beginning at 7 p.m.
The Queenstown location has a large social hall with a huge kitchen, frequent- ly rented by local groups for meetings or celebrations, such as wedding receptions.
The International Moose mission statement lists “an organization of men and women dedicated to caring for young and old, bringing their communities closer together and celebrating life.” The Moose organization was founded in the late 1800s, and exists in more than 1,600 lodges across North America. The closest Moose lodges to Queenstown are in Cambridge and Annapolis.
Bay Country Moose lodge has been located at 6154 Main St., Queenstown, since 1979, and is directly next door to the Queenstown American Legion Post 296. For more information, call 410-8277900.