The Tiffin Moose is for all people, of all ages and walks of life. We are a community-focused, non-discriminatory, non-profit corporation committed to providing a modern lodge/family center and a positive leadership role in our communities. This is demonstrated by hosting activities for the entire family, complete and varied sports leagues, and assistance to our neighbors in need through community service programs and various charitable endeavors. If you’d like to be a member of a family-focused, community-driven organization dedicated to volunteerism and fraternalism, with an ultimate goal of helping others, the Moose may just be the place for you — and we’d be happy to have you!
You may have heard the saying, “A burden heavy to one is borne lightly by many.” This is at the core of the Moose organization and what makes us unique in our Lodges, local communities and charitable “cities” that we support. Our roots can be traced to 1888 and the founder of the Moose, Dr. Henry Wilson, who successfully established the first Lodge in Louisville, Kentucky. In the early years, the Moose was to serve a modest goal of offering men an opportunity to gather socially, to care for one another’s needs and celebrate life together.
Since those early years, our fraternal organization rapidly expanded to include valuable service to our communities, care for children and teens in need at Mooseheart Child City & School , a 1,000-acre campus, located 40 miles west of Chicago and care for our senior members at Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community near Jacksonville, Florida.
With a combined membership of over 1,000,000 members in the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose, our presence is felt in over 1,500 communities across all 50 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain. The Moose organization contributes between $75 to $100 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations, volunteer hours worked and miles driven) annually.
In addition to Mooseheart and Moosehaven, the Moose fraternity’s Heart of the Community effort is multifaceted with internally developed programs like Tommy Moose. Tommy Moose aids in helping children overcome fears and anxiety during times of stress. Donated to law enforcement, fire fighters and other emergency workers, Tommy Moose plush dolls are presented to children in various traumatic situations. The external focus of our service is directed towards many worthwhile national charities, a few of which are: Salvation Army, Safe Surfin’USA Foundation, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, and St. Jude.
the tiffin lodge
At our Tiffin lodge, and other local lodges across the country, you will find a wide variety of activities to participate in both as an individual and as a family. From holiday parties, festivals, sports leagues, special dinners and live entertainment — the Moose has much to offer. Membership can mean different things to different people. YOU get to determine what you want to get out of your membership — and what you want to give. Younger members often enjoy our family-focused activities, while others enjoy socializing and having a drink or meal with their Moose brothers and sisters in our social quarters. And most enjoy volunteering, working with our charitable organizations, and assisting the lodge in a variety of ways.
The Moose is about celebrating our lives together, connecting with and serving those in need within our local community, supporting our children at Mooseheart and standing by our senior members at Moosehaven. Fraternity and Charity are at the heart of everything we do.
2022/2023 BOARD OF OFFICERS
President: JIM MONTZ
Vice President: RAY TITTLE
Administrator: JOSH SCHOOLEY
Chaplain: TOM REIS
1yr Trustee: STEVE STEINMETZ
2yr Trustee: BRIAN FERGUSON
3yr Trustee: TODD HILL
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Moose is a private organization.
All activities and events referred to on this Web site and in The
Moose newsletter are available to active members and their
qualified guests only. This Web site is for informational purposes
with proprietary information intended for members only. General
information is available to the public at large, but should not be
construed to be a solicitation for membership. This Web site is an
initiative of The Tiffin Moose Lodge No. 846.