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Monday, August 4, 2014
Illinois Moose Association Meeting August 19th - 24th 2014
The Illinois Moose Association will be holding its semi annual meeting from August 19th - 24th 2014 in Decatur IL at the Decatur Convention Center and Hotel
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Charleston Lodge Celebrating its 65th Year June 21st 2014
Come and visit the Lodge on its birthday Saturday June 21st 2014. There will be a four course dinner followed by the Sawyer Brothers for entertainment. Reservations are required.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Charleston Riot Dinner Saturday March 29th 2014
The Charleston Riot Committee will hold a dinner and entertainment Saturday March 29th at the Charleston Moose Lodge from 6:00PM to 10:00PM
Monday, January 20, 2014
Valentine's Day Dinner Dance February 14th 2014
The lodge will feature a Valentine's Day dinner dance on Friday February 14th from 6 to 11pm. Dinner will be served from 6pm to 8pm with Sawyer Brother's Band to follow. Dinner will consist of 3 courses, Salad, Entrée and Dessert. $25 per couple. Reservations are strongly requested.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Cancer Benefit Sunday January 19th 2014
Charleston Moose Lodge 1388 will host a Cancer Benefit for Deanna Tucker on Sunday January 19th from Noon until 5pm. The Benefit will feature food, a 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction and Door Prizes. All proceeds will go towards her medical bills and expenses. There will be live entertainment provided by Nickel & Dime Band.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Lodge Closed Monday January 6th 2014
The Lodge will be closed Monday January 6th 2014 due to inclement weather and will re open Tuesday January 7th at 5pm. Sorry for the Inconvenience.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Yuletide Tunes and Treats fundraiser today
Featuring live music, silent auctions, carriage rides and an appearance by Santa Claus, the annual Yuletide Tunes and Treats fundraiser will be coming to Charleston.
Hosted by the Charleston Parks and Recreation Department, the fundraiser is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Moose Lodge at 615 Seventh St.
A parade will help kick off the fundraiser at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Diane Ratliff, the tourism and special events coordinator for Parks and Rec, said.
What’s Cooking and Brickhouse restaurants will donate a dessert buffet.
The silent auction will include items such as Eastern basketball season pass tickets, Eastern clothing, gift certificates, paintings and photos.
The live music portion of the fundraiser will feature artists such as local musician Tom Vance, who will be performing classical Christmas music, Ratliff said.
Yuletide Tunes and Treats is an annual fundraiser to help raise money for Christmas in the Heart of Charleston, a Christmas event in the square of Charleston, which is free to the community.
Ratliff said that there is usually somewhere around 75 to 100 people in attendance.
“People use it as a shopping trip to start preparing for Christmas and get their shopping done,” Ratliff said.
Yuletide Tunes and Treats tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased ahead of time at the Charleston City Hall or at the door.
All proceeds will go to fund the Christmas in the Heart of Charleston on Dec. 7.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Kids Halloween Party
Come up to the lodge today for the Children's Halloween Party from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. There will be food, drinks and a costume contest
Friday, October 25, 2013
Halloween Party
Come join in the fun of our annual Halloween Party Saturday October 26th from 9PM to Close featuring The Sawyer Brothers Band!!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
EIU Homecoming Parade Saturday October 19th at the Moose!!
Stop by the Charleston Moose Lodge on Saturday morning October 19th during the EIU homecoming parade for $2.00 Pork Burgers and $1.00 Bloody Mary's! Doors open at 8:00AM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Charleston Riot 150th Anniversary Fundraiser Saturday September 28th!
Please join the city of Charleston and Moose Lodge 1388 in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Charleston Riot.
Saturday September 28th 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the lodge

Doors open at 5:00pm for a social hour, tickets are as follows:

$15 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under

Enjoy a homemade meal consisting of Beef & Noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, coffee, ice tea and fresh homemade deserts!

Also meet Abraham Lincoln, sign up for door prizes, and enjoy music by Motherlode!

We will also have a silent auction as well as a live auction beginning at 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Annual Moose Family Picnic Sept 15th
The annual Moose Lodge 1388 Picnic will be held at Fox Ridge on Sunday September 15th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM at the Ball Diamond Pavilion. We are proud to have Neimerg's Steakhouse from Effingham IL cater this event. The menu consists of the following:

Fried Chicken or Ham with your choice of Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Potato Chips, and Rolls

Iced Tea, Lemonade and Draught Beer will also be provided. Come out and join the fun!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
New Moose Administrator plans to do double duty
The recently hired Charleston Moose Lodge administrator has been settling into his new full-time job and also will soon be juggling the work of an Eastern Illinois University graduate student.

Nathan Pastor, 30, a native of Pana, has been a member of the Moose Lodge since 2006 and held the position of treasurer at the Pana Moose Lodge from 2008-12.

Pastor said during the time he was treasurer, the Pana Moose Lodge won Most Improved Lodge for May 2010-April 2011 in the State of Illinois.

“We took a lodge that was not profitable and made it extremely profitable,” Pastor said.

On July 8, Pastor took over as the Charleston Moose Lodge administrator, following former administrator Rick Price.

Pastor said his new role at the Moose Lodge came about because he was looking for a full-time job while attending Eastern during fall 2013 or spring 2014 to pursue a master’s degree in business.

Before making the decision to go back to school, in addition to taking the position of Moose Lodge administrator, Pastor was a financial broker, but he said he wasn’t happy with that type of work.

“I realized that the real world wasn’t all it was cracked up to be,” Pastor said regarding his decision to enroll in graduate school.

Pastor said he thinks he can take on the challenge of managing both work and school.

“I’m 100 percent confident that I’m going to be able to do it,” he said. “Any job that I have done I have given 100 percent so I know I can do this job and grad school at the same time.”

The Moose Lodge is an organization that Pastor said he loves and is grateful to be a part of.

“This is a close-knit community that interacts together,” he said. “There is a lot of camaraderie at this club — that is something you don’t see much anymore. We have a great group of members here and good people working at the Moose who want to see it succeed.”

As the newly hired administrator, Pastor said he has big plans for the Charleston lodge.

In addition to working toward a 20 to 25 percent increase in membership by the end of the year and improving revenue, Pastor said he also hopes to cater to a variety of new members, including Eastern students and younger community members.

“I want to do my part to help this lodge out,” Pastor said. “Being a Moose Lodge member is a great way to interact with local people in your community. It’s a comfortable atmosphere that builds camaraderie and makes acquaintances into friends.”