Susan and Joey Proctor smile at the ceremony celebrating Joey's promotion to the Pilgrim Degree of Merit by the Loyal Order of Moose at Monroe County Moose Lodge 2424.

Susan and Joey Proctor  at the ceremony celebrating Joey's promotion to the Pilgrim Degree of Merit by the Loyal Order of Moose at Monroe County Moose Lodge 2424.

Nearly 100 people attended the Monroe County Moose Lodge 2424 at 524 Cabiness Road when lodge administrator Joey Proctor was promoted to the Pilgrim Degree of Merit which is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.

It has taken years of service for Proctor to receive the coveted gold coat that is presented only to members who have received the honor. Since he joined the lodge in 2002, he has served in many positions including administrator since 2012, lodge governor for two terms, Moose charity chairman from 2012-15, application review chairman, governor relations, community service chairman for six years, past district president, vice president, treasurer, and sergeant of arms. He also performs a lot of general maintenance on the chapter’s building and was the chief griller for nine years.