Who are the Women of the Moose?
The Women of the Moose, established in I9I3, is a unit of Moose International, Inc. We have over 1400 Chapters throughout the United States and Canada with a membership exceeding 400,000 women. Port Charlotte Women of the Moose Chapter #1619 has a membership exceeding 1,600 women. In addition to our ongoing Community Service efforts, the Chapter sponsors a child at Mooseheart and an adult at Moosehaven.
The Women of the Moose provides social, sports, family and community service opportunities in a fraternal setting. Members of the Women of the Moose dedicate many volunteer hours to those in need, not only in their own Chapters but, more importantly, to those in their communities.
The main objectives of the Women of the Moose
• assist in the support and maintenance of a I ,000-acre community and school in Illinois called "Mooseheart," for babies, children and teens from throughout North America who, for whatever reason, lack a stable horne.
• assist in the support and maintenance of a 65-acre retirement community near Jacksonville, Florida called "Moosehaven," where dependent senior members and their spouses may enjoy their golden years together in dignity, comfort and fun.
• conduct a myriad of Community Service projects that have resulted in a total value of more than $40 million annually.
• work together to give a helping hand to members and their families in time of need..