The Moose is about celebrating life together, serving those within our local communities, supporting children in need who deserve a second chance, and standing by our senior members as they enter their twilight years.

The Moose Fraternity’s presence is felt in over 1,400 communities across nearly 50 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain. As a primary mission of the Moose, our members support Mooseheart Child City & School. Mooseheart cares for children in need who deserve a second chance at life, from infants through high school. Another mission of the Moose is the care of senior members of the Fraternity. Moosehaven, located in Florida, is a five-star rated retirement community completely funded by the men and women of the Moose. Additionally, in support of the areas in which our lodges reside, the Moose organization contributes between $75 to $100 million worth of community service annually.

Within our local lodges, you will find a wide array of activities in which to participate both as an individual and as a family. From holiday parties, dances, sports, themed dinners and live entertainment, the Moose has much to offer.

Our Mission

The mission statement of the Illinois Moose Association is to excel in providing full support for the rules and regulations enacted by the Supreme Lodge for the operation of member lodges and othe units of the order. Programs and projects shall be adopted for the betterment of Mooseheart and Moosehaven including the building of the Endowment Fund to better serve these institutions. 

James J. Davis

​"No man stands so straight and tall as when he stoops to lift up a child"
James J. Davis

Past Director General, Loyal Order of Moose

U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, December 2, 1930 to January 3, 1945

U.S. Secretary of Labor, March 5, 1921 to November 30, 1930