Most of their funds are derived through legal and illegal gambling that in many cases goes unchecked because of the perception that the funds are going to a “good cause”. Moose International(MI) refuses to give the local Membership ANY information on what they are doing and why.Calls placed by the Lodge's own internal Audit Committee to MI have not been returned.This year Bright was approached by Waitrose to work on their 2015 Easter campaign.They worked closely with the lovely and talented Laura Hughes to create a show-stopping range of cheerful Easter sweets, decorations and games.Airlines Arts & Humanities Books Building, Construction Contractors Flooring Installation Roofing Window & Door Installation Business & Finances Bad Business Partners Banks Collections Agencies Credit Cards Credit Report Websites Equipment Leasing & Financing Forex / Currency Trading Inheritance Scams Loans Savings & Investments Scam & Fake Checks Tax Services Cars, Parts & Vehicles Auto Insurance & Loan Car Dealers Car Driving Schools Car Rental Car Service Centers Gas Stations Motorcycles & Scooters Towing Clothing, Shoes & Acc Dry Cleaners & Laundry Computers & Accessories Desktop Computers Laptops / Notebooks Consumer Electronics Digital Cameras Mobile & Cell Phones Repair Services Vacuum Cleaners Washing Machines E-Shopping Education Colleges and Universities Driving Schools Schools Entertainment Casinos Fake & Novelty IDFamily & Relationships Astrology Readers Deadbeat Parents Neighbours Online Dating Services Sexual Abuse Food Furniture Mattresses Gambling Games Government & Police Citizenship and Immigration Services Government Grants Non-profit Organizations Passport Services Health & Beauty Beauty & Day Spas Cosmetics Dental Services Diet Products Doctors Drug Stores Hair and Beauty Salons Health & Life Insurance Medical Negligence and Deficiency Pharmaceutical Companies Plastic Surgery Rehabilitation Centers Vision, Glasses, Lenses Weight Loss Products and Programs Home & Garden Appliances Plumbing Services Pool & Bath Services Security Services Utility Services Hotels Internet Services Hosting & Web Design Internet Providers Jewelry & Watches Job & Career Bullying and Harassment at Work Employees Employers Employment, Staffing, Recruiting Agencies Model & Talent Agencies Work at Home Kids & Baby Law & Civil Rights Lawyers and Attorneys Solicitors Magazines & Newspapers Movement & Delivery Nature & Environment News & Media Online Scams Alibaba Scams Ebay Scams Lottery Scams Online Surveys Phishing PTC/PTR Sites Sweepstakes Other Pets & Animals Animal/Pet Hospitals Cat Breeders Dog Breeders Products & Services Cleaning Services / Laundry Department Stores Flowers Delivery Photo Services Retail Stores Tobacco Products Public Transportation & Taxi Traffic Problems Real Estate Apartments Rental Condo and Home Owners Associations Home Insurance / Warranty Landlords Mortgage Companies Timeshares / Vacation Rentals Restaurants & Bars Fast Food Restaurants Scam Contests SMS Scam Contests Society & Culture Psychics & Mediums Religion and Spirituality Software & Games Antivirus Software Sports & Recreation Fitness / Exercise Equipment Fitness Centers Telecommunications International Calling Cards Landline & Home Phone Providers Mobile/Cellular Service Providers Telemarketing Travel & Vacations Cruise Lines Travel Agencies Vacation Clubs TV, Music & Video Annoying Commercials DVD Order & Rental Movies Satellite & Cable TVUnauthorized Charges Unauthorized Mobile Charges Unsolicited Phone Calls Wedding Services As a leader in a local Moose Lodge organization, I have been observing some unethical business behavior to solicit & harrass local lodges for membership & fees to support their questionable charitable busisness model.
When MI comes in, they take over and do not give any information to the members who are paying the bills at the local lodge, they tell us that they work from a different set of by-laws.
It is very difficult to understand the financial position of this organization.
As membership fees have escalated to hold up these entitlements programs, operating income to the local lodges has decreased, forcing a high level of lodge closures.
The "unethical practice" the International takes possession of the lodge real estate, and produces additional revenues on asset & property sales.
"Force the membership into closure & take possession of properties is permitted in the organization by-laws. As a former Moose International officer, I have witnessed first-hand, many unethical practices in order to support a business model that is obsolete.