Ray Mayers earns Pilgrim of Merit Moose award

Ray Mayers earns Pilgrim of Merit Moose award   Ray Mayers, a long-time Moose member was called to Mooseheart, Ill., the headquarters of Moose International where the Pilgrim of Merit was bestowed upon him.
   The Pilgrim degree of merit is the highest degree in the Moose Fraternity, “it is aspired by many-but few are chosen.”
   The Conrad Moose Lodge #1687 will be honoring Mayers on Sept. 26, 4 p.m. for his many accomplishments and years of service with the lodge, the State Association and Nationally.
   Pilgrims from across the state, Alberta, Canada and South Dakota will be presenting him with his official Pilgrim Degree regalia in an impressive ceremony.
   He joined the Loyal Order of Moose in 1969 in Conrad. He has served as Governor four different years, was awarded the Golden Antlers in 1984, then the Fellowship Degree of Merit in 1985. As a member of the Triangle Moose Legion #113 he has held all the offices except secretary and was president in 1993-94.
   Mayers has held all the offices in the Montana Moose Association except secretary and was president in 2003-04. He was on the Conrad Ritual team for 10 years and received many awards.
   He was on the scholarship committee from 2006-09. In 2007 he was installed as International Moose Legion Ambassador for the State of Montana for two years.
   In Chicago this past May, he was also installed as Deputy Supreme Governor for the State of Montana. Mayers is also a life member of the VFW and the Knights of Columbus.
   He and his wife Flo live in Conrad. They have five children and eight grandchildren.