Oktoberfest & Wine Tasting Reservations
Good morning all,
Please call the office with your reservations—Monday-Friday 8am-Noon, 882-2577.
Good morning all,
Please call the office with your reservations—Monday-Friday 8am-Noon, 882-2577.
If you are not out playing golf, you are really missing out. I took this picture yesterday–beautiful day and the next few days are supposed to be the same. Course and greens are in great shape as Trent and Alvin have been blowing and mulching the leaves off the fairways and greens—an endless battle this time of year, especially if there is a little wind blowing.
At any rate—-come on out!
Here is a picture of the finished project from Saturday. Our Lodge and Scout Pack 325 partnered in rebuilding the stage at Robinson Park. Materials were purchased with out Gratitude Grant. Thank you to ER Travis Mechling and PER Corey Ray for putting this together. Thanks also to Sean Dorigo and the others for all the help.
it is amazing to me how many golf clubs have been found out on the course and no one has claimed. Check your bag. If you are missing a club, come out and see if it is here. We must have 30 or so clubs unclaimed.
As you have heard and read, we are doing a service project this Saturday, October 6, starting at 8 am at Robinson Park. This project was something we earned a grant for and have invited Cub Scout Pack 325 to join us. We will be rebuilding the outdoor stage at Robinson Park. It is a great opportunity to be an Elk volunteer and have a positive impact on some of our local youth. Not only do we need volunteers, but we also need help with some of the following items:
I would like to start by clearing up a misunderstanding on my part in regards to the fund raiser that was held on September 15. Since my last ER message, I have spoken with Arch Harner, and he conveyed to me that he greatly appreciates everyone’s support, however his family is not in need of financial assistance and that any proceeds raised in the fund raiser should go to either the American Childhood Cancer Society or the Anna Schindler Foundation. The Anna Schindler Foundation particularly helps families in needs with travel expenses associated with cancer treatment.
The event was a success and we raised approximately $800 that will be divided equally between the two charities proposed by the Harners. Thanks everyone for your support
for a good cause.
Also, I would like to ask for volunteers for the Lodge’s gratitude grant project that will take place Saturday October 6th at 8:00am at Robinson Park. This project will be to work with a local scout troop to rebuild the outdoor stage. The lodge will be providing the materials, funding provided by the gratitude grant. Volunteers will be asked to bring any and all carpenters tools that they are skilled with. For more information contact either Cory Ray or myself.
I would also like to announce that the PERs will be having another Oktoberfest on Friday, October 19th at the lodge, more details to come. Last year there was great food, great beer, and the casino night afterwards was a lot of fun. I encourage everyone that can make it to come. I hope to see you there.
As you can see from the articles in this months 249er, we have a number of things going on this month. We will have the Moscow Middle School hosting a cross country event on the Golf Course on the 3rd from 4-6, so be aware the course will be closed part of that afternoon. Oktoberfest is being hosted again this year by the PER’s. It was a lot of fun last year, so get your reservations in early. Call the office in the morning at 882-2577. We then have our very popular, annual “Wine Tasting” on the 27th. Again, call in for reservations. I think Jerry may have some beer and food specials this month as we close out the golf season, so call out and find out!
Thank you to all of you that have maintained your membership this year. We still have 23 members that have not yet paid their dues, but I am working on that. I am always pleased to have members ask, “what can they do to help out”. The problem, not enough members ask that question. In every organization, only 10% participate in making the organization work. Are we becoming more and more a society of takers and not givers? I hope not and will continue to be optimistic that our lodge will continue to thrive —- but, we really need more help. My hope is that as you get older, you never look back and say “I wish I would have done more”. Do it now!
From the Staff and CEO of GeoProfessional Innovation, thank you Elks. First for allowing Travis Wambeke to be a member. Second for having Steak and Salmon night. But most of all for allowing our staff, their families, and even their kids to convene at the Elks for our summer gathering. Nearly 30 people in all for great food, a great venue, and to celebrate our business, its success and the hard work we all invest. Alas, none of this would’ve been possible without Ms. Heidi Canchola. Heidi fielded our questions, organized the food, and made it all work out. In no small matter, she made this an intimate event for our group that was special. She did this on her own too as help was not available. We could go on and on about the activities and how welcomed we were, but simply close with a heartfelt thank you and if you find that missing cornhole bag or the football, let us know.
Volume 6, 2018
The summer has come to an end and so has Friday Steak Nights. This Friday, September 28th will be the last steak night of the year. Business has been slow in September, so it doesn’t make sense to stay open in October. A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Friday steak nights this summer. We are still thinking about having an occasional music night Friday’s next summer. We are already looking forward to next summer and the warmer weather.
Our Past Exalted Rulers have an Oktoberfest planned for Saturday, October 19th. The menu will be German based with bratwurst, German potato salad, green salad, and rolls. They have some members bringing special desserts. The cost is $12.50 per person and you can make your reservation by calling the Lodge office at anytime. (208-882-2577) Hope to see you all there for a fun evening.
Our annual Wine Tasting Evening will be on Saturday, October 27th. We have a special evening planned again for all the wine loving members and their friends. Merry Cellars in Pullman has donated a couple of their top wines to taste. We also have a number of great wines donated by members for our auction. The cost is still $30.00 per couple or $20.00 for a single person. We will be starting at 6:00pm this year as requested. Please call the Lodge office (208-882-2577) to make your reservation. Please pay in advance as there is limited seating and we always sell out each year. We are looking forward to another special evening!
Enough Elk droppings for today,
Moscow High School will be hosting the annual Bob Weisel Invitational Cross Country here at the Moscow Elks Golf Course on Friday the 21st of September. Come on out and support the Bears and their guests (10 coming so far).
John’s Alley will be holding their annual 7 Iron Tournament at our course this fall.
The Moscow portion of the “Flag of Honor” walk commemorating the 9/11 attacks on our nation began at the Moscow Elks Lodge. The participants met at the lodge at 2:00 PM on Sunday 9/9, and proceeded to the Palouse Trail and on into Moscow.
In December of 2016, immediately after he was born, Thomas, son of one of our members, was taken to Spokane’s Sacred Heart Hospital for medical treatment on a yet undiagnosed condition. After a couple of weeks of testing, Thomas was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many immature lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). In a child with ALL, too many stem cells become lymphoblasts, B lymphocytes, or T lymphocytes. The cells do not work like normal lymphocytes and are not able to fight infection very well. These cells are cancer (leukemia) cells. As the number of leukemia cells increases in the blood and bone marrow, there is less room for healthy white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. This may lead to infection, anemia, and easy bleeding.
For nearly a year, Thomas received chemotherapy and other treatments to put his leukemia into remission. As the doctors saw no presence of cancer, they prepared to end treatment and his family got ready to rejoice. Unfortunately, on one of the final tests, leukemia cells were found in his spinal fluid. This meant not just more treatment, but really starting all over. This was not the news anyone wanted to hear and set his family back to worrying and waiting and enduring more treatments and more time apart. Since his relapse, Thomas has received more chemo, and suffered nearly a month in the Pediatric ICU because of a common cold and his weakened immune system. At 19 months old, Thomas is in Seattle at Children’s hospital preparing for a Bone Marrow Transplant. The transplant is Thomas’ greatest hope of remission and health for the long haul. To date, Thomas has received 84 platelet transfusions and 49 blood transfusions. When you donate blood it isn’t just for accidents and surgeries, a lot of the blood goes to help cancer patients replace their blood with healthy blood and platelets.
Most of us can only imagine how brutal the last year and a half has been for Thomas and his family. It is our hope that we can shine some light for the family, show support by donating blood for the many patients who need it, signing up to Be the Match (to be a potential bone marrow donor) for others who need healthy bone marrow, and raising funds to support the life-saving research of the American Childhood Cancer Society and for the Anna Schindler Foundation which provides on the ground, practical help for families include food cards, gas cards, and lodging.
Preventative maintenance is an integral part of successful golf course management. Aerification (also known as aeration) achieves three important objectives. It relieves soil compaction, it provides a method to improve the soil mixture around the highest part of a green’s roots and it reduces or prevents the accumulation of excess thatch.
Older greens often are constructed of soils with significant amounts of silt, clay and fine organic particles that are prone to compaction. (Most of our greens date from from the late 1920s with some rebuilt in the 1930s) Filling aerification holes with sand mproves drainage and resists compaction. The periodic introduction of sand to a green’s top layer can, over time, avoid or postpone expensive rebuilding or renovation of greens.
Now that the golf leagues are over for the year the lodge continuing Tuesday night deuce pot nights through September. Bring your team or yourself (must play with another member) to play and put $2.00 in the pot for a chance at winning all the money.
To encourage play in September Coors Light, Bud Lite and Keystone beer will be $2.00 for the month. September is the best month to play golf and enjoy the fall weather.
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