Georgia Moose Association

Georgia Council of Higher Degrees

 Our GA Council of Higher Degrees Meetings will be January 27, 2018, at Thomson Moose Lodge # 477, 1606 Augusta Road, Thomson GA   30824  (706) 595-2582.  Our Meetings are being held in conjunction with the District 2 Meeting at 11:00Lunch will be served at 12:00, which may be purchased from the Lodge.  Our Board of Officers will meet @ 12:30.  Any proposals should be submitted to R. Clarke Farmer, President, prior to our Board Meeting.  Our General Members’ Meeting will be held @ 1:00.    After our Meetings, there will be a session for ‘Membership Retention’ phone calls to be made by any Higher Degree Member, who is willing to assist!!  If your Chapter, Lodge or Moose Legion would like to bring a listing of your arrearages for us, please do so.  Please plan to stay in Thomson as late as it takes to get these very important calls made!!  We will do our best to assist each of you!!  Please share this information with your Chapter, Lodge and Moose Legion groups.  We can’t wait!!  This should be SO beneficial for our Fraternity!!!      

**DUES… Are you current with Annual Membership Dues (Jan. 1-Dec. 31)…$10.00 per year?  Or, you may inquire about the cost of a Life Membership.  Dues should be mailed to Secretary/Treasurer, Marie B. Foster, 1982 Banks Creek Church Road, Portal GA   30450!  Thanks!!  If you have any questions, call (706) 540-3863 or e-mail to or .

**Our 2018 Board of Officers are looking forward to a successful new year!!  We are here for you!!  We trust that each of you will have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!  Your assistance and input are very much needed, so don’t hesitate to let your voice be heard!!  Together, we can make our Georgia Moose Association acquire the No. 1 position with Moose International!!!  Hope to see each of you at our Mid-Year Conference, February 8-11, 2018 at the Macon Marriott City Center, Macon GA.  Reservations may be made now…mention GA Moose Association, when making them!!!   478 621-5300   

2018 Board of Officers

Clarke Farmer, President                               Statesboro Lodge                                           (912) 682-1381                                                                                                              

Suzanne Cadwell, Jr. Past President               Warner Robins Chapter                                  (478) 258-7326


Shirley Curl, Vice President                             Vidalia-Lyons Chapter                                     (912) 293-7762


Sarah McGuffey, Chaplain                              Griffin Chapter                                                (770) 584-5827


Marie Foster, Secretary/Treasurer                Statesboro & Athens Chapters                       (706)540-3863                                                                                                                          

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Georgia Council of Higher Degrees
Doris Allison Scholarship Application
Student's Name: ________________________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
City: _________________State: ___________Zip: ______
Family Affiliation: _______________________________________________________________________
Name: _________________________________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
City: _____________________State: ___________ zip:______________________
Phone Number(s): _____________________________________and_________________________________
ID #: ____________________Chapter/Lodge: _________________________________________________
The High School Senior's Family Affiliation must be their Father, Mother, Stepparent, Grandparent or Legal Guardian, plus the Affiliation must be a member of the GA Council of Higher Degrees in good standing. A
copy of the letter of acceptance to a Technical School, College or Higher Educational Institute of Learning must be submitted with this form. Drawings for the two (2) $250.00 Scholarships will be held during the
Third (3rd) Quarterly Meeting (Calendar Year) of the GA Council of Higher Degrees, usually in August.
Submit To:
Marie B. Foster, Secretary/Treasurer GA Council of Higher Degrees
1982 Banks Creek Church Road
Portal, GA 30450
Phone: (706) 540-3863 Cell
Phone: (912) 865-3941 Home

Georgia Council of Higher Degrees

Every person holding a degree should be a member of the Higher Degree Council. Each chapter/lodge should have a representative to represent them. Let the President of the Higher Degrees know if you would be willing to be a representative of your chapter/lodge.   Pay your dues if they are due, we need each and every one of you to help our fraternity survive. 



Official Logo  The official logo of the Council of Higher Degrees is the standing Moose overlaid on six (6) interlocking rings representing the degrees of the Order. The color of the rings denote the degrees: Pilgrim is gold; Fellowship is French blue, Moose Legion is purple, College of Regents is black, Academy of Friendship is blue and the Star Recorder is green.

Composition of Higher Degrees

The Council of Higher Degrees consists of:
members of the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the Fellowship Degree of Honor, the Moose Legion Degree of Service, the College of Regents, the Academy of Friendship and the Star Recorders.


The Council is a separate and autonomous unit of the Order. The purpose of the Council of Higher Degrees is:
  • To be actively involved in the retention of Lodge, Chapter and Moose Legion members.
  • To promote and support the programs of Moose Charities.
  • To honor all newly elevated members of the higher degrees.
  • To honor the memories of deceased members of the Council of Higher Degrees.
  • To promote the programs of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Women of the Moose.
  • To encourage fraternal and social unity, benevolence and charity among all members of the Order.