About Us

What is the Ann Arbor Moose?

The Ann Arbor Moose is part of the Loyal Order of Moose, (Moose International) All activities and events held by the Ann Arbor Moose are available to Moose members and their qualified guests only; with the exception of Community Service events in which all are welcome. General information is available to the public, but we are not in any way soliciting to the public to join or become a member.
The lodge is currently governed by the “Board of Officers”, which consists of; the Governor, Fred Pirschel; the Jr. Governor, Grant Huffaker the Prelate, Bob Guenther; the Administrator, Jim Colby; Treasurer, Bill Rowe; 1 Year Trustee,  Louie Thurston; 2 Year Trustee, Jim Bies; and 3 Year Trustee, Frank Wolverton.

But What about the Women?

We also have the “Women of the Moose”, (W.O.T.M.) Charter #890. This chapter is currently governed by the Sr. Regent, Leah Hall; the Jr. Regent, Lois Hall; Chaplin, Valeta Canada; Secretary Treasurer, Bobbie HandRecorder, Karla Whitten and Jr. Grad Regent Nancy Guenther.

 Some History About The Moose

The Loyal Order of Moose is a fraternal and non-profit service organization founded in 1888, with nearly 800,000 men in roughly 1,800 Lodges, in all 50 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain and Bermuda.

Along with other units of Moose International, the Loyal Order of Moose supports the operation of Mooseheart Child City & School , a 1,000-acre community for children and teens in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and Moosehaven , a 70-acre retirement community for its members near Jacksonville, FL.

Mooseheart Child City and School is a community and school for children and teens in need, located on a 1,000-acre campus, 38 miles west of Chicago. Over its 100-year history, Mooseheart has been home to nearly 12,000 young people, ranging in age from infancy through high school.

Mooseheart provides complete home care, education and training for youth whose families are unable, for a wide variety of reasons, to care for them. Some have lost one or both parents; others are living in environments that are simply not conducive to healthy growth and development.

Moosehaven, the “City of Contentment,” is 70 beautiful acres on the shore of the broad St. Johns River in Orange Park, FL, 15 miles south of metropolitan Jacksonville.

Founded in 1922 by the Moose fraternal organization, Moosehaven has provided thousands of Moose members and their spouses with a secure, relaxed, and enjoyable retirement experience. Moosehaven residents enjoy their beautiful community without the burdens of home maintenance. Health care is comprehensive, and transportation is readily available — as are plenty of social interaction and activities. In fact, residents often find themselves so involved at Moosehaven, an oft-heard comment is, “We wish we’d moved here sooner!”

Moose Lodges conduct approximately $50 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations and volunteer hours worked) annually.

Additionally, the Loyal Order of Moose conducts numerous sports and recreational programs, in local Lodges and Family Centers in the majority of 44 State and Provincial Associations, and on a fraternity-wide basis.


Moose; the Family Fraternity of men and women, dedicated to caring for young and old, bringing communities closer together and celebrating life.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Loyal Order of Moose is a private organization. All activities and events referred to on this web site are available to members in good standing. 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 Ann Arbor Moose Lodge, and is not sanctioned by the Loyal Order of Moose, Moose International, the Supreme Lodge or any subsidiary thereof. All logos, trademarks and servicemarks pertaining to the Loyal Order of Moose and/or its programs or degrees are copyrighted © by Moose International, Inc., Mooseheart, Illinois. The information contained herein is both confidential and privileged and shall only be available to and used by good-standing members of the Loyal Order of Moose for fraternal purposes. Any use of the information (Section 45.3 of the General Laws) contained herein for private gain or for any commercial, political or business purpose is strictly prohibited.

There are certain community service events which may be conducted to benefit non-profit organizations which may be open to the public.

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