Pilgrim Degree of Merit
Board Members:

President: Michael Pelling 630-852-0545 Pelling1@AOL.com
Vice-President:  Barney Dahl 630-476-5856  
Secretary: vacant    
Treasurer: vacant    

One of the basic precepts of the Loyal Order of Moose is that "no institution that labors for self and self alone can remain great and mighty, and serve posterity." Therefore, the two highest degrees conferred on members of the Moose Fraternity are bestowed as a reward for devotion and service to the philanthropic programs of the Order. These are the Fellowship Degree of Honor and the Pilgrim Degree of Merit.

The highest and most coveted degree of the Order, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, is conferred on approximately one out of every 6,000 Moose members each year. Only those who have compiled an outstanding record of meritorious service to the Order over a period of many years receive this distinction. Pilgrims are entitled to wear the gold Pilgrim jacket and tie, and the Pilgrim lapel pin. Members of the Pilgrim Degree are recognized throughout the Moose organization as fraternal leaders because they have earned the respect of their brother Moose by their service to the Order.

At our Lodge in Downers Grove, Illinois we are proud and honored to count the two distinguished gentlemen pictured below among our Members. Each has earned the Pilgrim Degree of Merit through their dedication and service to the Loyal Order of Moose and to our Lodge.

October 6, 2012

October 7, 2012

October 7, 2012

Class of 2012

Downers Grove Moose 1535 two new pilgrims.
Dave Henczel in center left with his dad, Pilgrim Chuck Henczel of Batavia 682 and
Robert Pelling in center right with his son, Pilgrim Michael Pelling of D
owners Grove 1535.

Downers Grove Moose 1535 Pilgrims attending the lodge's Moose Legion committee breakfast meeting on June 3, 2012.
 From left...Robert Pelling, Barney Dahl, Dave Henczel and Michael Pelling.
 Top row is James J. Davis


Pilgrim Dahl's Celebration on November 4, 2006

More photos of the Pilgrim celebration (by Blane Webster)

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