Scramble to Defeat ALS


 CAR%20MAGNET%20001[1] On July 18th the Moscow Elks were proud to  host the  

1st annual “Scramble to Defeat ALS” golf tournament

Twenty-five, four person teams participated in the event under the direction of Moscow’s Team Sprenger.  Those attending reported having a great time with the golf and various tee games and the activities that followed, but more importantly, the event raised over $12,000 for the local Evergreen Chapter of the ALS Association.


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Gail Gleason, leader of Team Gleason and mother of former Washington State University and New Orleans Saints football player Steve Gleason, poses with Mike Sprenger of Team Sprenger.




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From the Exalted Ruler


The first full week of July I had the privilege of attending the Elk’s National Convention. I learned a few things while I was there and picked up some ideas. I will be continuing to share the conference throughout the year. It is a lot to take in and I don’t want anyone to be overwhelmed. To start things off, the following is the record of voting for propositions. The descriptions are short, so if you have any questions, please let me know.


Sean Dorigo, Exalted Ruler

  • 2015-1 To allow organizations other than ladies groups to be recognized as auxiliaries. Failed 1504-1144 (this proposition would have to have a 2/3 affirmative to pass.)
  • 2015-2 To eliminate the requirement that an applicant for Life Membership be a member in the Lodge of application for 10 years preceding application. Passed 1609-1043
  • 2015-3 To provide that the social facilities of a Lodge may remain open during Lodge meetings, providing that Lodge meetings are not interfered with. Failed 1004-1643
  • 2015-4 To authorize a Lodge to only meet regularly once a month, if provided in the Lodge bylaws; to provide for alternative nomination and election of Lodge officers. Failed 1211-1439
  • 2015-5 through 2015-9, 2015-16 Clarifications in statutes. All passed.
  • 2015-10 To reduce the maximum annual administrative fee payable by Life Members to one-half of the regular Lodge dues; to delete the $5 minimum annual expense. Passed 2001-646
  • 2015-11 To eliminate the requirement that the two months for a reduced reinstatement fee be consecutive. Passed 2179-463
  • 2015-12 To change the 30 day increments to calendar months for the assessment of fines for late reporting. Passed 2412-233
  • 2015-13 To extend the period from notice to vote from 8 to 10 weeks, and clarify other time limits for changes to the bylaws or house rules. Passed 1878- 764
  • 2015-14 To delete the option of a graduated initiation fee and clarify that the two months for a $1 fee need not be consecutive. Passed 2063-580
  • 2015-15 To provide that any Member who is delinquent in the payment of any amount of dues during the month of March each year may be dropped during March. Passed 1837-764
  • 2015-17 To separate the duties of the managing body of the club into separate sections for standard duties and disciplinary proceedings. Passed 2215- 429
  • 2015-18 To prohibit involved Members from participating in Local Forum proceedings.


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From the desk of the Secretary

The summer continues to move on and we are all wondering when or if the next rain will happen. Because of lack of rain and irrigation problems, the golf course has some pretty dry fairways. Matt has done an excellent job keeping the greens and approaches in good shape. As most of you know, we had a booster pump failure and are working towards finishing the repairs. As you also know, the cost of repair is around $14,000 and the Directors have established a pump fund donation program. To date we have received a very generous $4000 in donations, which is certainly appreciated. The more we receive in donations, the less has to come out of our emergency funds. Please consider making a donation.

I will be sending out past due notices again in August. We only have 33 members that have not paid their dues, so hopefully we can get that number much lower. Some of our members may have not received their membership card, even though they are paid up. Please let me know if you fall in that category and I will see that it gets mailed.

Wayne Krauss

Secretary, PER


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Thank You from the Golf Committee

Thank you to all the volunteers & sponsors who made the annual 4th of July celebration possible.  In particular —

Thanks you to the members of Moscow Girl Scout Troops who joined us in our flag ceremony and led the pledge of allegiance.

image2Thank you to John Mills for providing us with gift certificates for ice cream for all our participants in the kids’ events.

Thank you to the 9 hole sponsors and 4 tee sponsors whose donations defrayed expenses and provided funds to go to golf course funding needs.

  • green sponsors
    • Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Associates — Bill Morscheck

    • Best Western University Inn

    • Howard Hughes Appliance, TV & Sleep Shop

    • Kiblen Financial Services

    • Walker & Pattinson, Attorneys at Law

    • Re/Max Connections

    • Palouse Commercial Real Estate

    • Moscow Realty

    • Latah County Title Company

  • tee sponsors
    • Furniture Center

    • Walker & Pattinson, Attorneys at Law

    • Spence Hardware & Supply

    • Precision Engraving, Gifts & Awards

And a special thanks to these folks who donated their time to make the weekend work.

Dave Anderson — Shirley Anderson — Taylor Anderson — Steve Baxter —

Ella Bieker — Randy Cannon — Ed Christian — Kathy Christian —  

Jill Diamond — Barb Heimgartner —CAR%20MAGNET%20001[1] Jack Jones — Barb Jordan —

Shawn Jordan — Mike Keating — Troy Klemo — Amy Klemo —

Lon Labine — Jo Lynd — Mary Manderscheid — Don Smith —

James Tunca — Katie Tunca


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2015 Women’s Sole Survivor Results

  • Jill Diamond – eliminated on #2flag-fireworks
  • Ella Bieker – eliminated in a chip-off on #3 with Kathy Christian
  • Barb Heimgartner – eliminated in a chip-off on #4 with Mitzi Houska
  • Kathy Christian – eliminated on #5
  • Mary Nelson – eliminated on #6
  • Mitzi Houska – eliminated on #7
  • Mary McDonaldwomen’s winner in 2013 — eliminated on in a chip-off on #8 with Taylor Anderson
  • Mary Manderscheid – eliminated in a chip-off on #9 with Taylor Anderson
  • free-clipart-downloads-professional-lady-golfers-ohio-county-schools-pictures[1]Taylor Andersonwomen’s winner in 2012 & unnamed[1]2014 – Jr. winner in 2007, 2008 & 2009 – winner 2015 women’s Sole Survivor

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2015 Sr. Sole Survivor results


  • Jim Barrett – eliminated in a chip-off on #1 with John Mills
  • Bill Sayler – eliminated on #2
  • John Mills – eliminated in a chip-off on #3 with Jack Jones
  • Kyle Nelson – Sr. winner in 2014 – eliminated on #4
  • Ken Jordan – Sole Survivor winner in 1978, 1981, 1984 & 2014 – Sr. winner in 2010 & 2012 – eliminated on #5
  • Kevin Peterson – Sole Survivor winner in 2015 – eliminated on #6
  • Jack Jones – eliminated on #7
  • Joe Vasques – Sole Survivor winner in 2011 – eliminated in a chip-off on #8 with Chuck Labine
  • Jerry Curtis – Sole Survivor winner in 2001, 2004 & 2013 – Sr. winner in 2002, 2008 & 2009 – eliminated on #9
  • GFCL0091Chuck Labine Sole Survivor winner in 1988unnamed[1] & 1989winner 2015 Sr. Sole Survivor

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2015 Sole Survivor Results


  • Riley Nelson – eliminated in a chip-off on #1 with Ken Jordan, John Mills & Bill Myers
  • Bill Myers – eliminated in a chip-off on #2 with Kevin Peterson & Jim Barrett
  • Jim Barrett – eliminated on #3
  • Joe Vasquez – Sole survivor winner in 2011 – eliminated in a chip-off on #4 with Taylor Anderson
  • John Mills – eliminated in a chip-off on #5 with Ken Jordan & Bill Sayler
  • Ken Jordan Sole Survivor winner in 1976, 1981, 1984 & 2014 – Sr. winner in 2010 & 2012 – eliminated on #6
  • Bill Sayler – eliminated in a chip-off on #7 with Kevin Peterson
  • Chuck Labine Sole Survivor winner in 1988 & 1989 Sr. winner in 2015 — eliminated in a chip-off on #8 with Taylor Anderson
  • Taylor Anderson – women’s  winner in 2012, 2014 & 2015 –Jr. winner in 2007, 2008 & 2009 – eliminated on #9
  • New Picture (4)Kevin Peterson – winner 2015 Sole Survivor


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Charities Update

CAR%20MAGNET%20001[1]Dear Membership,

I wanted to update you on what has been happening with our Lodge in regards of our charitable work. We received a Gratitude Grant from Grand Lodge, worth $2,000.00, to provide charitable work within our local community.

We have selected two projects in which we wish to support in our community:

First is the Family Promise of the Palouse. Their mission is to end homelessness on the Palouse, one family at a time. They are more than a homeless shelter, they are a nonprofit organization that does provide immediate shelter, but they assist the families in achieving lasting independence. In their first year of operations, they served 16 families, mostly children. Half the grant money would help Family Promise of the Palouse restock their food pantry and other materials to help families get back on their feet.

Second group is the Foster Care program for our community through the Family Services Department of Health and Welfare. We would be partnering with AmeriCorps Vista in supporting a back to school drive to supply children in Foster Care. The financial donation will kick off the back to school drive where the Moscow Lodge will assist in collecting supplies. From July 15th until August 15th, we will be collecting school supplies. There will be boxes outside the Lodge Office where you can drop off any school supplies you wish to donate. If you would like to donate and can’t make it out to Lodge, please email me at and I will make arrangements with you to have someone come and pick up your donation.

untitled.1The Lodge also received a Freedom Grant, worth $2,000.00, in which the Board of Director’s will be putting on an event on August 1, 2015 for Veterans in their families. We will host a golf tournament and dinner for those who have served our country and their dependents. We are asking Veterans and their families who wish to participate to RSVP by July 24. If you have further questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact me

Corey Ray

Leading Knight


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Irrigation issues & fund raising efforts

Dear Members,

I am writing to inform you that the irrigation system for the golf course is experiencing a mechanical breakdown, specifically in the booster pump, that is causing the rest of the system to overheat and shut down. This failure is causing the two main pumps (approx. 25k apiece) to over work. As you all know, the golf course is the life blood of the Moscow Elks and The Board of Directors (Trustees and Lodge Officers) are taking steps to replace the booster pump. However, this comes with a $14,000.00 price tag that the Lodge hasn’t budgeted for. We do have some limited funds in reserve, but the cost for the new booster pump and the controls will deplete our safety net. This is why I am writing you today. We are starting a fund raising drive to help offset the costs of this problem. We have already raised over $2500 from our last Lodge meeting and member donations and we are asking our membership for further donations. If you would like to donate, please drop your money or check off at the Lodge Office or the Pro Shop. If you are unable to come out and still would like to donate, please e-mail me at and either our Exalted Ruler, Sean Dorigo, or myself will come on by. If you have further questions, feel free to write me or come to the next Lodge meeting which is July 22nd.


Corey Ray

Leading Knight &

Board of Director’s Chair


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Club Championship


This year’s Club Championship will be played on August 22, 23. This will be a 36 hole medal play event that will determine our best golfer of the year. It also qualifies the winner a spot in the 2016 Sole Survivor.

The first day, Saturday, August 22, members can play with anyone that is signed up for the tournament. Score cards must be turned into the Pro Shop before 5pm.  Sunday, August 23, the tee times will be determined by the Saturday’s scores. New Picture (4)

To enter the tournament, sign up at the Elks Club pro shop before August 22. The fee for the tournament will be taken care of by the Tuesday Night Men’s League. Show your golfing spirit and sign up for exciting event.


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Application for Life Membership

We have received a request from Terry Dahmen for Life Membership, he is over the age of 65 and was initiated into the Moscow Lodge on 03/23/1966, making him a member for 50 years. A vote on acceptance of his request will be held on the Lodge floor at the regular meeting of July 22nd.


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From the Desk of the Secretary

Wow!! How many of us would have thought it would have been so hot this first week of July! I hope you all remember to stay hydrated, use sun screen and wear a hat.

As I write this article, we are without a book keeper/receptionist as May Bentley no longer works for us. We have ads in the paper as well as at the job service searching for a new one. Until that time, I will be doing double duty, so if I get a little behind, please have patience as at times this can be a little overwhelming. Resumes are coming in and I do believe we will soon have new help.

Corey Ray mentioned that we have an irrigation pump problem and have started a fund raiser for the repairs. I am pleased to announce long time member, Dennis Ricketts, sent a check in for $2000 for use on the golf course. He is living in southern Idaho but has been a member of our Lodge for many years and many of us have very fond memories of him—–THANK YOU DENNIS!!!

When you come into the bar/dining area, you will see a poster showing how much has been raised and who has made contributions. The closer we come to that $14,000 mark, the less money will have to be taken from reserves.

Wayne Krauss

Secretary, PER


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From the Exalted Ruler

ElksUSALogo100[1]This month we celebrate our independence day. Reflect upon what it means to you to be an Elk, to be an American, and to be free. I will be sharing the week with fellow Elks from around the country at the Elks National Convention where I hope to learn new ideas to better our Lodge.

The Board of Directors is working hard to overcome some unexpected problems. Please give them support and ideas. Believe it or not, constructive criticism does help. I had the privilege of receiving a complaint and talking with the member who made the request. I am very thankful for the help this member provided just by asking a question.

We currently have no committee to manage and perform the tasks within our Grants program. Our Leading Knight and Board of Directors chairman Corey Ray has graciously taken the task of administering the grants that were previously written by other members as well as some new grants that are currently available. I ask all members to step forward to help with these grants. Each one takes a small time commitment and the willingness to follow through with the program. You will have support and help. At this point the Board of Directors is trying to take it on alone.

A grant was written last year and is now on the shoulders of the current officers and trustees. We found this grant recently and rather than sending the money back to Grand Lodge we have chosen to take on the responsibility and push forward. This grant will be a golf tournament and meal to support our veterans. If you are a veteran and wish to participate, please call the office or talk to any Board member.

A new grant that is being written is intended to help as well. We are intending to use this $1,000 grant to help us install new handrails at the exterior deck staircase. We are looking into the feasibility of constructing a ramp to access the deck and bar level of our building as well. If you are interested in helping build and repair things around our Lodge, please talk to a Board Member. We would love to have your help.

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This 4th of July will again be our day of the Sole Survivor golf tournament. This is intended to be a spectator event with everyone invited to come out and watch some great golf. Guests are invited to attend as well, so bring out your friends and family. Enjoy the day with your fellow members, have a drink or three and root on the golfers!


Sean Dorigo

Exalted Ruler

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Invitational winners

First Flight

1st low gross — Kevin Peterson — $168.75MP900398861[1]

2nd low gross — Jerry Curtis — $112.50

3rd low gross — Chase Alexander — $56.25

1st low net – Jack Jones – $168.75

2nd low net – Chuck Labine – $112.5

Tie 3rd low net – Bill Myers — $28.00

Tie 3rd low net – Kirk Nelson — $28.00


Second Flight

1st low gross – Marv Bieker — $150.00

2nd low gross – Dan Hordemann — $75.00

1st low net – Ray Matson — $150.00

2nd low net – Mike Keating — $75.00



1st flight gross – Kevin Peterson – Chase Alexander (2) – Joe Vasquez – Bill Saylor – Jack Jones – Sean Dorigo

1st flight net – Jerry Curtis – Chuck Labine – Bill Saylor – Jack Jones (2) – Jim Barrett – Bill Myers – Ken Joran

2nd flight gross – Marv Bieker – Dan Hordemann (2) – Ken Pedersen – Ray Matson (3) – Shawn Jordan

2nd flight net – Ken Pedersen – Ray Martson (3) – Shawn Jordan – Bob Tunnicliff

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66th annual 4th of July Sole Survivor qualifiers

cropped-249.banner1.jpg#1 – Ken JordanSole Survivor winner 1976, 1981, 1984 & 2014 — Sr. Sole Survivor winner 2010 & 2012)

#2 – Bill Saylor Sole Survivor runner-up 2014

#3 – Kevin Peterson – Club Champion 2014

#4 – Joe Vasquez — Sole Survivor winner 2011

#5 – Chuck Labine — Sole Survivor winner 1988 & 1989

#6 – Taylor Anderson — Women’s Sole Survivor winner 2012 & 2014 — Jr. Sole Survivor winner 2007, 2008 & 2009

#7 – Jim Barrett

#8 – Riley Nelson

#9 – John Mills

#10 — Bill Myersflag-fireworks


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Senior Sole Survivor qualifiers

#1 – Kyle Nelson —  Sr. Sole Survivor winner 2014

#2 – Kevin Peterson — Club Champion 2014

#3 – Jerry Curtis — Sole Survivor winner 2001, 2004 & 2013 — Sr. Sole Survivor winner 2002, 2008 & 2009

#4 – Joe Vasquez — Sole Survivor winner 2011GFCL0091

#5 – Chuck Labine — Sole Survivor winner 1988 & 1989

#6 – Bill Saylor

#7 – Jack Jones

#8 – Jim Barrett

#9 – John Mills

#10 – Ken Jordan — Sole Survivor winner 1976, 1981, 1984 & 2014 — Sr. Sole Survivor winner 2010 & 2012

1st alternate – Marv Bieker

Tie 2nd alternate – Ken Pedersen

Tie 2nd alternate – Mike Keating



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Sunday Pairings — 10am Shotgun Start 2015 Invitational

1st Tee Kevin Peterson 77
Taylor Anderson 78
Jerry Curtis 78
9th Tee Joe Vasquez 80
Chase Alexander 81
Sean Dorigo 81
8th Tee Chuck Labine 81
Bill Saylor 82
Jack Jones 83
7th Tee Riley Nelson 84
John Mills 84
Jim Barrett 85
6th Tee Bill Meyers 85
Ken Jordan 86
Kirk Nelson 86
4th Tee Troy Klemo 90
Marv Bieker 92
Dan Hordamann 92
3th Tee Ken Pederson 92
Mike Keating 92
Ray Matson 93
2nd Tee Brad Anderson 94
Doug Scoville 104
Shawn Jordan 107
Bob Tunnicliff WD
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Moscow Invitational Golf Tournament

The 53rd annual Moscow Elks’ Invitational Tournament will be held June 27th and 28th.Scan0023

 This is an invitational, and you are welcome to invite anyone you wish to compete in the tournament.  In addition, we are sending invitations to all Elks’ Lodges in North Idaho to pass on to their members.

Saturday’s play will be in groups of your own choosing. You must play with another tournament competitor and need to make your own tee times.  Play must be completed and score cards received in the clubhouse no later than 7:00 PM to facilitate pairings for Sunday’s play.

Sunday’s play will be in flights determined by Saturday’s play and pairings will be made by the tournament committee.  Sunday’s play will be a shotgun start at 10:00 AM with pairings to be determined by the committee.

Breakfast will be available between 8:00 and 10:00 and Jon will have a dinner special available after play.

Entry fee is $45 for pass holders / $90 for non-pass holders (reduced green fee included).

This is also the qualifying event for the annual 4th of July Sole Survivor (66th annual) and the Sr. Sole Survivor on July 5th.  There will be an additional $10 fee for players wishing to qualify for the 4th of July Sole Survivor or the Sr. Sole Survivor on the 5th ($10 for each event).

We will have a minimum of six slots in the July 4th Sole Survivor available for qualifiers.  Three spots are reserved for the three lowest gross finisher, not otherwise qualified,  in the invitational who are Elks members (any lodge) and pay their $10 qualifying fee before the invitational.  The rest of the field (at least three) will be filled by the remaining lowest scores in the invitational, members or guests.

Sr. Sole Survivor qualification is limited to Elk #249 members only.

Flights will be determined by Saturday gross scores with approximately 16 per flight.  Payoffs per flight, based on 16 players, would be $180 each for low gross and low net, $120 for 2nd in each category, and $60 for 3rd.



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RV parking


The RV parking area near the practice green, at the golf course, continues to be a popular location for visiting Elks, and some local Elks and their guests who like to enjoy the peace and quiet of the course, particularly in the morning and evening hours .


 For the full experience, we hope you  join us in the evening on the club house deck, enjoying a favorite libation and  watching the sun set.

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If you are an Elk who has out of town guests “RVing” into the area this summer, or an out of town Elk, and want a great spot to park an RV, contact the lodge.

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Sponsored flags


Thanks to our flag sponsors — flags will be rotated through the course

  • Kiblen Financial Serices
  • Gropp Heating, Air & Electric
  • Ash Bay Builders, LLC
  • Superior Floors
  • KACI General Contractor
  • Corner Club
  • McDonalds
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