Timmons receives highest honor from Moose

By Tony E. Windsor

A local man has been recognized with the highest honor that can be bestowed as a member of an international community service-based fraternity. On Saturday, Aug. 5, Dale Timmons, Bridgeville, was presented the Pilgrim Degree at a ceremony held at the Seaford Moose Family Center, 1728.

Timmons joined the Seaford Moose in June of 2002 and since that time has held a variety of positions with the Moose. He is also a member of the Milford Moose Lodge 2316.

According to Moose International, the Pilgrim degree is currently held by less than one-half of one percent of the members of the Moose fraternity throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda, and is the Orders most prestigious reward for exceptional devotion to the principles and ideals of caring for children and senior members. It is earned only by members who have given years of above the call of duty service to the Loyal Order of Moose and its principle philanthropic endeavors of Moosehead city for children in need, located near Chicago and Moosehaven, a retirement community for senior members, located in Florida, according to a press release issued by the organization.

Timmons has served as a one- year and two-year trustee from 2004 to 2006.

He was membership chairman and application review chairman, prelate, and junior governor between 2005 and 2008. He has also served nationally as Mooseheart and Moosehaven chairman and governor and junior past governor between 2008 and 2010. Timmons received the Fellowship degree in August 2009.

He has also served in the Moose District 7 as Moose Legion chairman and District 7 treasurer and as District 7 president was honored with the Moose Shining Star award for the Top District on two separate occasions. In 2014, Timmons received the Lodge 1728 Moose of the Year and 25 Club status. In June, Timmons traveled to House of God at Mooseheart to be conferred with the Pilgrim degree.

Dale and his wife, Tammy, who is also an active member of Women of the Moose at Lodge 1728, along with one of three sons, Tyler, took part in the ceremonies held in his honor in Seaford.

The Moose is an international organization with a goal of community service benefitting young people and seniors. The organization operates over 1,600 Moose centers throughout North America, Great Britain, and Bermuda.

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