Tuesday Night Special
- May 26th 4pm- While It Last $8.50/Plate
- Hamburger Stroganoff
- Jello Salad & Dessert
Let’s Get This Summer Started!!
Moscow Elks #249 has a long history of working, honoring, remembering and aiding returning veterans and in helping our community deal with occurrences such as the current Covid-19 pandemic.
One hundred years ago in the spring of 1920, the then current issue of the “249er” reported that Moscow Elks #249 was moving operations back into the Elks’ Temple after being absent from the facility for major parts of 1918-19. During those years the temple was made available to the University of Idaho SATC (Student Army Training Corps) for use as a convalescent center for victims of the “Spanish Flu” pandemic and returning service men from “The Great War” (The First World War).
Thirty-seven members of #249 served in WWI. Two lost their lives and many others carried the effects of their service, from lost limbs to lungs damaged by mustard gas, with them throughout their lives.
This spring we received approval to continue our nationally recognized program for returning veterans from conflicts in the Middle East, offering instruction in fly fishing, fly tying and outings to practice their skills. Thanks to George Paris & Cliff Swanson for their continuing dedication to this project.
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A Huge thank you to all of you for coming out and donating beyond what we ever could have expected. The tournament was a great success for our golf course, restaurant, community and golfers! Everyone enjoyed what started as a chilly morning helping us get 2 HUGE boxes of food for the food bank as well as a cash donation of $165!!
We were able to give out $570 worth of gift certificates for the bar and dinning area to winning participants. Attached is are the full results for all teams in the tournament. Below are the winning teams. All winnings can be collected from Bobbi at the bar.
TWO GIANT THANKS YOUS, to Cory and Bobbi for helping the tournament go so smoothly. Everything is looking so nice out on the course and the playing conditions continue to improve weekly! Bobbi is working hard to keep fun and different things happening around the club house. Make sure to go out and try some of the fun games she has available.
As for the Course Improvement side of the the tournament. It was our hope to raise enough money to get new yardage signs that are unique to our course and mounted on the trees instead of on the ground. This will hopefully help them stay in better condition for a longer time and to save time for Cory and his staff when mowing. We have certainly reached that goal, raising $540. This will be more than enough to cover the expenses of the project and get us started towards our next project. These signs are being ordered and will be up soon! You can see where some of these signs will be around the course. They have been marked with bright pink ribbon.
|T1st||34||$63||Jerry Curtis||Kevin Peterson|
|T1st||34||$63||Erik Johnson||Cody Wood|
|T1st||34||$63||Bill Myers||Colin Briggs|
|4th||35||$20||Tim Racicot||Alan Wright|
|T5th||36||$5||Ken Pederson||Riley Pederson|
|T5th||36||$5||Jackson Uhrig||Mike Parsons|
|1st||37||$100||Kathy Weber||Bill Lambert|
|T2nd||40||$40||Laurie Hopkins||Dennis Wilson|
|T2nd||40||$40||Jane Abendroth||Marv Bieker|
|T2nd||40||$40||Mary Manderscheid||Bev Rhoades|
|T5th||41||$10||Carole Jones||Jack Jones|
|T5th||41||$10||Kathy Christian||Ken Jordan|
|1st||35||$60||Alison Dorigo||Sean Dorigo|
|2nd||40||$20||Tanner Fealy||Butch Fealy|
|Long Drive #6 $5 EACH|
See you out there,
Will Rogers — There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. —
These photos give an idea of the issues, and these are color photos — it was a grey world for a while, You can still find ash layers in the soil on the course from this “ashfall”.
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bar/dining at the lodge
The Golf Club (formerly the Golf Committee) is putting on a 2-Person Scramble on MAY 23RD.
The entry fee is $20 per person with half the fee going out to prizes and half of the fee going to the Course Improvement Fund. This fund will help to pay for projects around the course beginning with new yardage markers on every hole! There will be 3 flights available.
Tee times will be assigned first come first served. Please arrange you TEE TIMES by emailing me or contactling the lodge. Tee times will be available starting at 9 am and will be available every 12 minutes after that. Just like the opening 4-man scramble we will be following strict distancing guidelines, meaning your time to be in the club house and at the driving range will be strictly scheduled. Sign up Dead line is May 19th. When requesting a tee time, please include the following:
1) Who is playing (2 people)
2) What division (Men’s, Mixed, Adult/Minor)
3) Who you would like to be paired with
4) What time you would prefer to play
– Must take at least 1 drive per person over the 9 hole round
– Members only (no guests due to COVID precaution)
– Carts available upon availability for rent from club house
– Please stick to you assigned times to be in common areas
– 1 person per cart unless you are living in the same residence
– 9 hole scramble
– Payouts will depend on size of flight
Head of Golf Club
On Saturday May 16th we will Be aerifying the greens. I need about 8 volunteers to complete this project. I will be using a solid tine so there will NOT be plugs to shovel. I will need people to run a —
Let me know if you can make it and what your preference is for equipment or time of the day that is best.
The course will be open for play but players will need to be aware of
workers and will have to by-pass the green being worked on.
Also I am still struggling to find employees for the golf course so if you know anyone please send them my way and if you can come in to volunteer to mow rough for a couple hours that would be fabulous and very helpful.
Contact me through the lodge if you are able to help.
Cory See — Golf Course Superintendent
Today (May 5th) is #GivingTuesdayNow, a day of unity and giving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elks Lodges across the country have provided relief in their communities with the help of Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grants. If you’re able, please consider supporting your community with a gift to the Community Investments Program.
Your support is vital to our mission, but right now, it’s more meaningful than ever. Let me explain:
Thank you so much for choosing to support the ENF right now. Whether you’re a volunteer, donor or advocate, your decision means the world to us, and we don’t take it for granted.
Director; Elks National Foundation
P.S. Want to support ENF grants year-round? You can sign up for a monthly gift designated to the CIP, too!
The first will be a part time position to mainly help with the landscape and flower beds. I prefer someone with experience, however it does not need to be professional. It can be that they have flower beds at home. This position is flexible with scheduling.
The second position is for someone to help me, a right hand man or woman. Can be part or full time. Will start as early as 5:00 am. Prefer that they have experience with some or all of the following:
Again this does not need to be professional experience and they do not need experience in all the areas, however the more experience the better. Must have golfed before and understand the difference between a green and a tee. In both positions the following are required:
Please have them fill out an application at the club house or write a letter expressing their desire for employment and any skills they possess from the list above to the lodge secretary.
Thank You — Cory See
-- Wayne Krauss Secretary, PER Moscow Elks #249
May is upon us. Thirty-one days after a small officer installation and we have been prevented from having a meeting, due to this virus, enemy. Hopefully, this limited grouping ban will be lifted soon, in phase 2 of the reopening plan. I know you, my Elk family, are out there and I am praying you are all safe. I will see your smiling faces in Lodge when this is all over.
The golf course is gorgeous, the best I have ever seen and Cory is doing an excellent job. Have heard nothing but cheering from many of our members that I have contacted while on the course. So very much looking forward to “mowing” again one of these days.
I am happy to report that Wayne and I submitted a Gratitude Grant to the Elks National Foundation. It was your generous donations to ENF that made this grant possible. The Grant is one of several we can submit to support our community. Gratitude Grants are to support a population in need and cannot be donations of funds or supplies to individuals. We chose Family Promise of the Palouse to be a recipient as they are especially hard pressed during this time of Covid19. The issues of poverty and homelessness are complex and this organization strives to bring together faith communities to collaboratively address the challenges of homelessness on the Palouse, one family at a time. Family Promise is the only local agency that keeps and houses families together when they are homeless. Family Promise helps find permanent housing and assists in helping them gain independence with assistance from many volunteers providing meals and direct support. Reportedly, eighty percent of those assisted find safe housing with 90 days. We are happy to report the Grant has been accepted and we should be receiving a check, shortly, and when the time is right, we can have a presentation.
We have quite a few grants we can apply for and I am committed to apply for all that I can to benefit our community. That is who we are and what we stand for as Elks. I also want to address membership. We need qualified individuals to join us, take part in all the programs, committees and officer posts. We have a gorgeous golf course but we have way more than that to offer.
Hope to see you all soon.
It is so nice to feel so positive about our Lodge! Even in the midst of the Coronavirus, we have been blessed! The weather in April was the best I have seen in years. So often the weather is cold and wet and barely warm enough in May. We were so lucky to be able to open the golf course for our members so they could get outside, get fresh air and exercise and some social time. Everyone has been pretty good about social distancing. We all need to keep that in mind as we continue to flatten the curve, although it seems pretty flat here in Latah County as
we still only have four cases (at the time I write this).
Member dues have been coming in at a record rate and I thank you so much for that. It makes that part of my job easier and helps us meet the financial requirements of the Lodge. If you have not paid your dues, please get them in. We, sadly, had to drop 20 members on March 31st for non-payment. We did have one of them re-instate and that
is great news! If you know of a former member that would like to rejoin, let me know or send them out to me. We have four new applications and as soon as we start having meetings, they will be initiated. Governor Little will soon, or has opened the economy somewhat and we hope to be able to start having meetings in May — perhaps may 27th.
As soon as I get the word, I will send out an email. Which reminds me, if you are not receiving emails from my office, it is because I do not have your address. If you like, let me know and I will get you on the list.
Stay safe, come on out and enjoy the weather but please, use common sense, follow the rules and do what’s right!
A student sponsored by Moscow Elks Lodge #249 has been awarded a Legacy Grant in this year’s competition.
Kaelen is one of the national recipients of a Legacy Scholarship provided by the Elk’s National Foundation. He is the eldest son of Dave and Erin Baird and was sponsored by David who is a long-time member of Moscow Lodge #249. Kaelen is excited to become an Elk’s Scholar and we are sure he will well represent the cornerstone values of the Elks National Foundation, knowledge, integrity and community.
Kaelen will receive an award of $4000 toward his college education. He will be attending Skidmore College in upstate New York on a full academic scholarship and will double major in Mathematics and Computer Science. He is one of three Idaho students winning an award this year, joining winners from lodges in Gooding and Sandpoint. Eastern Washington had four winners, one representing Walla Walla and three from the Yakima Lodge.
We are proud to say that Kaelen will join Virginia Monk and Sara Whelchel in attending college next year on $4000 scholarships either as winners in the Most Valuable Student competition or as Legacy Award winners who were sponsored by Moscow Elks #249.
That’s a $12,000 return on our ENF contributions in scholarships alone over the last three years.
Involvement is essential if the Order is to continue its great tradition of patriotic and charitable programs. There is justifiable pride in past achievements but yesterday’s accomplishments cannot be today’s records. Programs of the Order can succeed only if the … Members of the Local Lodges are completely committed. This service and the response of the members to it give strength to the Lodges, which is basic to the welfare of the Order. Only then can the great programs of the Order go forward and maintain its tradition and position as a leading benefactor of mankind.
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