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Moose Tracks - July 2023

Updated: Sep 3, 2023

A Publication of Cheyenne Moose Lodge #257 - Chapter #1133

July 2023

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Independence Day

Lodge opens at 10:30am—festive drink specials

Burgers & Dogs from 11—12:30—bring a side or dessert to share

Horseshoe Tournament signup at 1:00 (must have 8 players)

Wii Bowling Tournament the 8th registration starts at Noon, play begins at 1:00pm

Spaghetti Dinner the 12th

Poker Run the 15th, sign-up at 9, kick stands up at 10:00

Dean’s famous BBQ Ribs on the 21st

Its Moose Legion Fun Night we will be having Moose Races!

If you have pictures or something you would like to see in the newsletter please send them to



Monday-Thursday 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday 10:00 am - Midnight

Saturday 8:30am - Midnight

Sunday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm

Happy Hour

Monday –Friday 5:00-6:30

Saturday $1.00 off Beer products 7-9pm



President - Don “Trigger” Mathewson Vice President - Laura Pate Treasurer - Rob Darling Chaplin - CJ McCutchen Trustee I - Fernando Escobar Trustee II - Lana Hendricks -Trustee III Matt Kunz - Past President - Bear Pate -Administrator - Dean Straub


Senior Regent - Laura Pate

Past Senior Regent - Roxi Taylor

Treasurer - Tonya Vossler

Secretary - Lana Hendricks

Matt Kunz, Rob Darling, Bruce Masopust, Trigger Mathewson, Dean Straub, Lana Hendricks and Vicki Sopr. Bruce visited our Lodge on May 22nd, he is the Chairman of the Board at Moose Internations 2022— 2023. Dean got to be Bruce’s chauffer and take him around to some of the Moose Lodge’s in our area.

Thank you to David Rood, Bob Rood, and Terry Mcdonnell for representing Cheyenne Moose Lodge 257 at the Memorial Day ceremony at Olivet Cemetery. We greatly appreciate all of our Veterans!

It’s time for Mel Darby’s 9th Annual Moose Poker Run! Saturday July 15th, signup is at 9, kickstands up at 10:00am. You don’t have to ride to join in the poker run. We have several vehicles participate every year, and it’s fun for everyone. Prizes for best and worst hand


Let’s all welcome our new Administrator, Vicki Sopr. Vicki has been a member of our Lodge since 2008, she has been training with Dean for almost 2 months and took over officially as of July 1st. Vicki comes to us with a varied and extensive background. She has experience with bookkeeping, deposits, payroll, accounts payable/receivable, and even preparing legal documents. Vicki is skilled at data entry, bookkeeping, computerized accounting, public relations and problem solving. She is a welcome addition to our Moose Family, and we look forward to many years with her skilled leadership


Hello Cheyenne Moose lodge members, my name is Tricia Stundon, I am the new Social Club Manager. I have decades of experience in the hospitality industry. I have excelled at every position in a Hotel/Banquet facility. From bussing tables, dishwashing, food prep, banquet, bartending, managing and much, much more! I have a love for making great drinks and creating an enjoyable atmosphere for our members. I'm excited to meet you all. I hope to bring my 20 plus years of experience to the Moose and making us as successful as possible. I am a generational Cheyenne native. Married 19 years to my wonderful Husband Bo. Along with a couple of kids, dogs and a frog! I am also an avid amateur bowler with a significant handicap. I enjoy cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family. I cant wait to be a part of yours.


Moose Legion Fun Night

Friday the 21st

Dean’s famous BBQ Ribs 5:30—7:00 Moose Races will be held during dinner





Adam Montano by Fernando Escobar

Amy Lake by Chasity Jung

James McCord by Patricia Stundon


If you would like to volunteer, we would love to have your help. As many of you noticed, in May we had to cancel Fried Chicken Night because we didn’t have enough help. Too many of our wonderful volunteers have been cooking multiple meals for several years and some of them are getting a little burned out. We would love to have fresh faces, and ideas in the kitchen. Please call the Lodge at 632-9579 and let us know what you would like to help with. - Laura Pate Sr Regent

For Scheduling,


Or to help with

Funeral dinners

Please contact

Terri Moye

At 307-220-8726

Thank You


This Month's Birthday's


A Message from your Senior Regent

Hello Sisters and Brothers, Let’s hope July brings some sunshine, June was a very wet month. Thank you so much to everyone that helped get the playground equipment moved from the Zak’s house to the Moose Lodge. It looks wonderful in it’s new home. Next we will work on getting it fenced and mulched. We are hoping to get the horseshoe pits moved before the 4th of July, so we can have our Independence Day tournament in the new pits! Mel, is doing her 9th Annual Poker Run this month, on the 15th! Thank you Mel Darby for always hosting this super fun event for all of us. You don’t have to ride a bike to attend. Roxi’s jeep went topless last year and we had a couple other vehicles join in the fun as well. All are welcome. The Father’s Day buffet was a huge success. Thank you Roxi Taylor for the fun Moose Lodge 257 decals that we gave out to the men. The chapter will be selling these and the WOTM decals for $5.00 each. The Chapter will be back to their normal breakfast schedule, and have full menu breakfasts on the 2nd and 4th Sunday’s of the month. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers that make this, and all of the meals possible!

Laura Pate

Senior Regent

To thrive in life you need three bones.

A wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone!


A Letter from the Administrator

Hello Brothers and Sisters! It is Vicki Sopr’s first month as administrator so I, Laura Pate, am helping her out by writing the Administrator letter. Vicki seems to be quickly picking up most of the Administrator duties. She is a very talented lady and brings a fresh perspective to Moose Lodge 257. I hope everyone that came out enjoyed the Father’s Day Brunch Buffet that the Chapter put on. It was refreshing to see something a little different with the addition of the salad bar. Thank you Tonya Vossler, Cheryl Timm, Lana Hendricks, Julie Stoner, Libby Phillips and Roxi Taylor! It was Roxi’s idea to add the salad bar to the buffet and adjust the hours. Mel Darby will be hosting her 9th Annual Poker Run on the 15th of the month. Registration will begin at nine and kick-stands up at 10:00am. It is a fun day, and I hope that we will have a great turnout for it. Everyone is invited to “ride”, even if it isn’t on a Bike. Thank you to Dean and Glenda Straub, Don “Trigger” Mathewson and Willi Baldwin for representing our Lodge at International Convention which was held in Reno, NV. Willi Baldwin will be our 2023-2024 Moose Legion Ambassador for the Wyoming/Western Nebraska aera!

Give Vicki a big welcome when you see her at the Lodge.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe summer!

Laura Pate—Editor


Letter from the President

Hello to all the Moose Lodge Members

Well by now, all of you should know that we now have moved the kids play ground area and installed new (to us) playground equipment. We are planning to put ground rubber mulch under the set. Also, in the same area we will move the horse shoe pits and put a fence around both areas. I want to give a great big THANK YOU to the crew that went and brought the play ground to the Lodge and set it up. We have some amazing volunteers. As you know we had elections in June for a Trustee 1. Fernando Escobar won, and soon will be installed. Welcome back to the board Fernando. We have a lot of fun planed for this summer, so be sure and read the newsletter and check the calendars. Some of the meals have been changed and new ones have been added. We still need a few more volunteers to help in the kitchen and some to do some work outside. If any of you have some ideas, please use the suggestion box by the front door. Do not forget we will be having a lot of fun and games going the month of July, so come out and have some fun and see some old friends (or make new friends). The Moose International Convention in Reno was held 19-23 June. I attended and will bring new information back, hopefully some we can use.

Don “Trigger” Mathewson

President Moose Lodge 257

Moose Logic

TODAY will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend.

Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal and not wound.


Moose Happenings

Shirley, Dave, Caleb and Matt were the final four, with Dave and Shirley battling it out until Dave won! Next Wii bowling tournament is July 8th!

Registration is at noon, play to start at 1:00pm



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