March 1st through March 2nd My wife and I attended the Moose Legion Celebration at Merritt Island Moose Lodge #2073. The Merritt Island Moose Lodge is a really nice lodge. The lodge has a great outdoor area, nice bar, good dance hall, and most importantly friendly members. I enjoyed meeting several people while we were there. Everyone was very friendly, warm, and welcoming to all of us. The members made us feel at home and I am certain that is a large part of why the celebration went so well.
The first day we had front row seats to watch a Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis show. The show was excellent the performers were believable as Martin and Lewis. Everyone agreed that Jerry Lewis was exceptionally good. He certainly had a lot of energy and really went all out. However I did think the person playing Martin looked more realistic than the person playing Lewis. After the show Sue went back to our room at the hotel, and I stopped in the hotel bar with a few of the others who were there for the celebration. We could clearly tell this was not the kind of bar that we belonged in and left pretty quickly.
The next day was the enrollment ceremony which involved a bit of hazing. The enrollment ceremony was exciting because I would become a Moose Legionnaire which is the next level/rank. Moose International calls it the Degree of Service. It was also really great because John and Alex who I sponsored into the Moose were there to become Moose Legionnaires as well. I found the ceremony to be quite interesting and I learned a great deal. Despite the hazing I think we all had fun and I am glad I took the next step.