The other day one of our members was at the salon getting her hair done and overheard a couple of women talking about the good things that are happening at the Moose and that they were considering joining because of it. It’s great to hear that the Tiffin Moose is causing a buzz in the community and once again achieving relevance. The majority of our members don’t come to our member meetings, so sometimes it’s important we let you know what’s going on by other means. Below are just some of the highlights.
Football Season will NEVER be the same!
We have installed new entertainment systems throughout the social quarters with more scheduled to be installed. The centerpiece of the new entertainment systems is our new 4-screen Megatron. Measuring 100″ diagonally, this screen can be easily seen from the back of the bar area. We’ve also made changes to the social quarters sound system, including re-activating the wireless microphones, and adding an internet connected device for great sounding commercial-free music. The Megatron TV is even wired into the sound system for big games and any other special event.
We will be installing 8 new 43″ TV’s that will “float” above the islands in the bar area (four over each island). The TV’s will be suspended from the ceiling, mounted back-to-back with four on each side. Each side will also offer one dedicated screen for our Keno players.
Updates… and more updates… and more to come
We’ve been updating many of the lodges outdated fixtures, décor, and mechanical systems. If you’ve visited the social quarters recently, you’ll have noticed fresh paint, a cleaner more open appearance, and the addition of our “barn-wood” accent walls. The board and most of the membership believes that it’s time to bring the lodge out of the late 1980’s and into the 2022, and we’ve been working hard to make that happen. This would not have happened without the dedicated volunteers who have so generously given their time to help with these upgrades.
We’re actively continuing to update the lodge. Coming soon, the shelter house will get a fresh coat of paint and some much-need maintenance. We’ll also be re-painting the Blue Room and Ballroom to make them more appealing to those wishing to rent them for parties and events. The biggest change to the lodge will be the eventual replacement of the flooring with durable, commercial-grade vinyl plank and the eventual addition of new furniture in the Social Quarters.
The Leaks have stopped!
For almost two years, the wind damage to the roof had been left to continue to deteriorate. In early February, we contacted another roofing company that has been responsive and helpful. We’ve also been actively working with our insurance company to get the much needed repairs made. In late February, there were some apparent leaks that needed to be addressed immediately. Our newly contracted roofing company was quick to respond and made us temporarily “water tight” while we were waiting to hear from the insurance company.
We’ve come to an agreement with the insurance company, and the new roof will be installed soon. We will keep you updated on our progress, but this project has been a long time coming. We’re sure many of you are relieved to know that the building is now being appropriately cared for.
Casino Style Gaming – Just down the street!
On April 2, our brand new gaming machines were installed! These machines are state-of-the-art, internet connected gaming machines, just like at the casino! They’ve become a fast member-favorite in the lodge. Currently, each machine offers 13 different games to choose from, including branded content like the “Cheers” themed game. With bet options from 25¢ to $5.00, anyone can afford to play and experience all the fun and excitement of these games! We have 10 machines (the limit allowed by law), available to play for members and their guests. With gas prices so high, why drive to Toledo or Detroit when the Tiffin Moose is just a short drive down the road! And don’t forget, it benefits our charitable organizations. You can even donate your winnings (or leftovers) to Mooseheart!
Ohio Lottery Players Rejoice!
We’ve got a lot of die-hard Ohio Lottery players at the Tiffin Moose, and you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve made some upgrades. Recently, we moved our Ohio Lottery machines to the “nook” just inside the main entrance of the Social Quarters. They fit perfectly, and the move made space on the dance floor for all the “Tiffin Moose Dancers” that like to boogie when we have bands or karaoke! Our existing KENO displays were also relocated to various areas of the social quarters that made a little more sense for our players, including a screen placed in the gaming room. The Ohio Lottery also gave us new KENO equipment, so the screens you see around are all brand new!
We will also be adding two more KENO screens for players at the bar with the addition of the 8 TV’s that will “float” over the bar islands. We’re also talking with the Ohio Lottery about adding an instant ticket machine, which would be placed with the other lottery machines. Just another way the Tiffin Moose is adding some excitement and entertainment for our members!
Member Services at your fingertips!
Just inside the main entrance to the Social Quarters, you’ll notice our new “Member Services” kiosk. With this easy-to-use touch-screen kiosk, your guests can sign our guestbook, visitors can become a member, and current members can pay their dues. In just a couple of minutes, and few flicks of your finger, you can renew your dues and rest assured that your new card is on it’s way! Not sure about it? Grab Josh, and he’ll be happy to show you how to use it!
In the future, we will be expanding the capabilities of this self-service kiosk to include booking venue rentals.
Communication in 2022 – Nobody likes Junk Mail
As many of your know, we have discontinued mailing out a newsletter. This is for a few reason, the most important of which is the cost associated with printing & postage. Eliminating the newsletter saves the lodge approximately $7,000 per year that can be spent on more important projects, upgrades, and repairs.
We will continue to make available a paper calendar for pickup in the Social Quarters, but we have moved most communication to our new website (tiffinmoose.com), our new digital bulletin boards in the Social Quarters and Lobby, and to Facebook. We encourage you to “Like & Follow” our page on Facebook and to check the website for information on events.
As most of you know, over a two month period, a lot can change, including additions and deletions of events on the calendar due to weather, staffing, or volunteerism. The most up-to-date calendar can always be found on our website or by clicking HERE.
Also, During the remodel of the Social Quarters, we’ve eliminated the old, dirty, damaged bulletin boards and replaced them with new digital bulletin boards. We’ve installed two digital bulletin board in the Social Quarters and one in the Lobby. Please pay close attention to these two TV’s, they will have information on events, kitchen specials, entertainment, drawing results, and other important information for our members.
Be More Involved!
If you would like to stay more up-to-date on what’s going on at the Tiffin Moose, we encourage you to come to our bi-monthly member meetings which are generally held in the Ballroom at 7:30 PM the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Or better yet, we’re ALWAYS looking for volunteers! If you’re interested in being more involved, please contact Josh and let him know. There’s a lot to do! He’ll find a place for you!