Monday, June 14th is Flag Day

Monday, June 14th is Flag Day

Your Elks Lodge asks you to display your American flag on June 14th for Flag Day.  Flag Day is a celebration of the American flag that occurs each year on the anniversary of the flag’s official adoption on June 14, 1777.

June 14 was officially established as Flag Day by a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916.  Flag Day was not a national observance until 1949—President Harry Truman, himself an Elks member, was inspired through his Lodge in Independence Missouri, to sign an act of Congress that dedicated June 14 to the symbol of our country.  The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is the only fraternal organization to require a formal observance of Flag Day.

The lodge will conduct its annual Flag Day Service on Monday, at 6:30pm.  The ceremony will take place in front of the Lodge located at 3080 Highway 8, Moscow, Idaho.  This is an open ceremony and all local residents are invited to attend.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has made more than $12 billion in donations since it first started 153 years ago.  Last year alone, the Elks donated approximately $300 million in cash, gifts and time to make our communities better places to live. The Elks are one of the premier patriotic and charitable organizations in the United States of America.  Annually, the Elks award college scholarships across the nation totaling more than $4.5 million.  The Elks Community Investment Program will award nearly $15 million towards enriching our communities.  The Elks National Foundation also granted $10 million to the state Elks associations through State Charities Grants, Special Project Grants and Bonus Grants, which help fund each state’s charitable activities.

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Remember Everyone Deployed

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Ladies’ League Standings as of July 29, 2020 

Ladies’ League Standings, June 9,  2021 

  • M & Ms                    21.5
  • The Winers          19.5
  • Hit and Run         19.5
  • Double Trouble          16.5
  • Back Nine Bandits          16
  • Farm Gals     15.5
  • Viola Vixens          13
  • Lone Wolf          13
  • Jordan Jumpers          12.5
  • Two Grandmas          11.5
  • Bookin’ It          6.5

Low Gross             Taylor Reidner — (The Winers) — 42

Low Net Teams      Hit and Run & Jordan Jumpers — 31

Accuracy Drive     Tami Quesada —  (Two Grandmas)

Long Putts               Kaylynn See — (Bookin’ It) — 5’4″

Cosest to the Pin   Teri Dollar — 12′ 8″

Birdies                    Jil Diamond — (Jordan Jumpers) — #7

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Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night

Movie night has been moved indoors at 7pm to accommodate our youngest family members! Please let us know what movie your kids would love to see on movie night!

 

Friday June 18

Movie starts at 7:00 PM

Moscow Elks Lodge #249 — members and accompanied guests

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Marilyn Smith Exhibitin at Moscow Elks Golf Course — May of 1952

Marilynn Smith Exhibition at

Moscow Elks Golf Course — May of 1952

On the 14th of May,1952, Marilynn Smith, one of the outstanding women golfers of all time, played an exhibition round at the Moscow Elks Golf Course.  At 23, she had just turned professional less than two years before as one of the founding members of the Ladies’ Professional Golf  Association.

She went on to win 23 tournaments, including two majors over the next 18 years before retiring in 1972 at the age of 43 to become a commentator on television broadcasts of the PGA tour.  She was president of the LPGA for two years and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

 

Driving off the tee of hole #4 in 1952 — note the lack of trees —

 

 

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

    • Born in Chicago IL,
    • competed in football, baseball and spped skating in high school — Chicago IL,
    • served in United States Army Air Corp,
    • played college football — University of Idaho — Moscow ID,
    • quarterbacked Idaho footall team to win at Stanford with broken hand,
    • was first head of Moscow Idaho Parks & Recreation Deprtment,
    • sold cars — Moscow ID,
    • owned and operated a gas station — Moscow ID,
    • won Moscow Elks 4th of Jully Sole Survivor,
    • taught school — Washington State,
    • served as school principal — Burbank WA,
    • served as Dean of Administration — Columbia Basin College — Pasco WA,
    • served on Board of Directors — Pacific Northwest Golf Association,
    • rated golf courses for the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and
    • had 19 holes-in-one during his golf career.
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Sole Survivor Qualifying Results 6/5/21

3 qualifying dates left —

  • Sunday, June 13th
  • Saturday, June 19th
  • Sunday, June 27th

Sole Survivor fields after 6/5 Qualifying

72nd July 4th Sole Survivor Exhibition

  • #1 — Erik Johnson — Defending Champion — 2019 & 2020 Sole Survivor Winner — 2020 Club Champion
  • #2 — Sean Dorigo — May 30th Qualifying Winner — 2012 & 2016 Sole Survivor winner
  • #3 —Jerry Curtis — June 5th Qualifying Winner — 2001, 2004, 2013 & 2017 Sole Survivor winner; 2002, 2008, 2009, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Sr. Sole Survivor winner
  • #4 — June 13th Qualifying Winner
  • #5 — June 19th Qualifying Winner
  • #6 — June 27th Qualifying Winner
  • remaining spots filled from series points accumulation*

*current point totals

  • Thad Froio – 25
  • Kyle Nelson – 19
  • Justin Ross – 17
  • Todd Martin – 16
  • Kevin Peterson – 15
  • Tyler Bennett – 14
  • Bill Myers – 13
  • Bill Sayler- 13
  • Marc Trivelpiece – 12
  • Dave Baird – 11
  • Taylor Riedner – 11
  • Bill Havelin – 9
  • Shawn Jordan — 7
  • Colin Briggs – 6
  • Cory See – 6
  • Brian Hanson – 2
Sr. Sole Survivor
  • #1 — Kevin PetersonDefending Champion2015 Sole Survivor winner,  2020  Sr.  Sole Survivor winner
  • #2 — Kyle Nelson — May 30th Qualifying Winner — 2014 Sr. Sole Suvivor winner
  • #3 — Jerry Curtis — June 5th Qualifying Winner — 2001, 2004, 2013 & 2017 Sole Survivor winner; 2002, 2008, 2009, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Sr. Sole Survivor winner
  • #4 — June 13th Qualifying Winner
  • #5 — June 19th Qualifying Winner
  • #6 — June 27th Qualifying Winner
  • remaining spots filled from series points accumulation*

*current point totals

  • Mike Keating – 12
  • Todd Martin – 11
  • Bill Sayler – 9
  • Dave Baird – 8
  • Ken Pederson – 7
  • Casey Leachman – 4
  • Greg Bailey – 3
  • Robert Crump – 3
  • Howie Long – 2

Skins Results from 6/5/21

  • Colin Briggs — #1 & #8 — $44.50
  • Jerry Curtis — #4 — $22.25
  • Thad Froio — #6 & #16 — $44.50
  • Cory See  — #9 — $22.25 — ($59.75 total for 2 r0unds)
  • Justin Ross — #12 — $22.25
  • Mike Keating — #14 –$22.25
  • Howie Long — #17 — $22.50
  • Todd  Martin  —  ($37.50 total for 2 rounds)
  • Bill Sayler — ($37.50 total for 2 rounds)
  • Shawn Jordan — #18 — ($37.50total for 2 rounds)
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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last week’s hints?

Dr. Leonard C.  (Doc) Labine 

  •  Born in Nashua NH — 1920
  • graduated from the University of Idaho — Moscow ID
  • played football, basketball & baseball — University of Idaho,
  • served in Unites States Army — WWII,
  • attended Dental School — University of Louisville — Louisville KY,
  • served in United States Navy — Korean War,
  • pracited dentistry — Moscow ID — 50 years
  • broadcast Moscow High School football & basketball — Moscow HS. –37 years
  • broadcast Deary, Kendrick & Troy High School & University of Idaho freshman basketball and baseball games,
  • inducted into the North Idaho Sports Hall of Game,
  • worked as an aide —  Moscow Junior High School,
  • president of Latah County Vandal Boosters,
  • served on National Vandal Booster Board,
  • chairman of annual fund drive for Latah County Vandal Boosters,
  • member of Bear Boosters
  • marshalled the annual  Ken Jordan Sole Survivor 4th of July golf exhebition at the Moscow Elks Golf Course and
  • is on the Moscow Elks Lodge wall of remebrance.
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So Long as There Are Verterans —

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Fathers’ Day Scramble to Benefit Special Olympics

Fathers’ Day Scramble to Benefit Special Olympics

We are putting on our 3rd annual Father’s Day 9 Hole Scramble on June 20th to support our Moscow Rebel Tiger Special Olympics team.  Since this is a family day, we will limit teams to 5 or 6  (if you have a big family, you might consider making 2 teams).

Father’s Day is fast approaching, so make sure to sign up soon (poster at clubhouse)!  We will do a shot gun start at 9 am.  Cost is $20 per person.  You can also purchase a $20 string (8’) for your team to strategically use to eliminate strokes.   If you are not able to play but would like to support Special Olympics, there will be a donation can (75% goes local and 25% goes to state).

RULES:

  • Must take at least 1 drive per person
  • Fathers ONLY will receive 1 mulligan per hole
  • Closet to the TIE and Long Putt prizes
  • Oldest Father and Newest Father prizes
  • Winning team will receive prize

(keeping putts in case of a tie breakers)

  • All Fathers receive 1 FREE DRINK

that MUST BE USED DAY OF SCRAMBLE

Thank you and we hope you come out to celebrate our father’s and support our Idaho Special Olympians!

Kyle Nelson Family

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Memorial Day — We Remember the Fallen

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Triplets — 1950

Triplets — 1950

In the late 1940s “triplets” became part of the golf course culture.   

Two groups of three holes were placed half a cup width from the fringe and from theadjacent cup(s) at two distant parts of the putting green.  Participants would putt from one grouping to the other.  At completion of the hole, each competitor paid any competitor who holed a putt in less strokes than them the value of the hole where they had holed out.  If I were to take three putts  to hole out I would pay any competitor who finished with a two the value of the hole where their ball had ended up.  Hole values were a nickel for the leftmost hole, a dime for the rightmost and $0.15 for the center cup.  A one putt doubled the value of the hole.  If two players holed out in the same number of strokes but in different holes, the player in the lesser valued hole paid the difference to the player in the higher valued hole. 

Stymies were always in play.  If a ball blocked your line — you dealt with it.  If you moved a ball through contact with you ball, the contacted ball remained in its new position be that in the hole or down three concret steps to the old pumphouse that was located just east of the current putting green. 

In the early 1950s lights were installed at the east and west ends of the current lower putting green and the putting green itself was expanded to the south extending to approximately the current location of the memorial plaque near the residence. 

It wasn’t uncommon to have a dozen plus players putting triplets into the late evening hours, particularly after Tuesday and Thursday twilight leagues. 

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Legacy Grants

Legacy Grants

The Moscow Elks Lodge was recently the recipient of two winners of the Elks National Foundation’s Legacy Scholarship Award in the amount of $4000.  A total of 350 awards were issued this year throughout the United States and the Moscow Lodge was the recipient of two of them.

Jaye Collier is the granddaughter of Elks member Gary Kendall of Potlatch, Idaho.  Jaye lives in Newburgh, Indiana with her parents Keith and Leanne and will be graduating with Honors from Castle High School and attending Oklahoma State University.

Kirstin Wambeke, daughter of Connie and Travis Wambeke is graduating from Logos High School and plans on attending Grand Canyon University.  Growing up in Moscow, Kirstin has attended various Elk’s functions over the years and appreciates the education opportunities the Elks provide with the Legacy Scholarship.

Rich Gayler, Chair, Board of Directors

Moscow Elks Lodge #249 has seen $32,000 awarded in Elks Scholarships to students representing our lodge in the last 8 years through Legacy Grants and the Mosst Valuable Student Scholarship Program.

 

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Bar/Dining

Whew, what a fun, entertaining month!  I am very excited for a busy June.  Men’s and Women’s leagues are both going full bore.  I have been trying to have food available on the buffet line when leagues have been finishing up.  Some feedback and different ideas
would be very helpful.

On top of graduation parties and steak and salmon every Friday we have a few tournaments coming up.

June 11th we will be having the Board of Realtors tournament!  June 20th we will be having the Special Olympics tournament!

Mondays have been slow, hopefully the weather will eventually get more golfers out but until then I would like to attempt a trivia night on Monday June 14th.  We will hand out prizes for winners and have food and beverages available.  if it’s a good time and brings a little crowd we will continue trivia every other Monday.

Thanks, members, for being so awesome!  Cheers —

Skyler

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From the Desk of the Secretary

I inserted the “Our Mission” statement to help remind all of us what the Elks organization is all about.  We are a golf course; we are a social club and we are a community gathering place at
times. I really believe we still must remember the words “Charity, Justice and Brotherly Love”.  These words exemplify what Elkdom is really all about.  Remember that we are the oldest Lodge in the State of Idaho, and in the over 100 years we have existed, we have put over $2,400,000 back into our local communities.  A lot of this comes from grants we receive from Grand Lodge.  Do you remember the Legend of Charity?  The closing lines read “This legend teaches us that Charity is the greatest of all the virtues; and that it should ever rule us in our hearts and in our lives, leading us to speak no unkind word, to harbor no evil thought, to bear no malice, to support no wrong; but to nurture, love and protect; to condone, forgive and forget”.  Let us not forget Brotherly Love.  This needs to be exemplified even within our own Lodge.  Just because a person disagrees with an opinion does not mean they cannot respond with Grace and Love.  If we all think before we speak—communicate in a clear and concise manner that is not offensive but still gets your message out.  If we can just remember to listen to what we are being told without being  offended then I believe we would all be better communicators.

Have a great June!

Wayne Krauss, Secretary, PER

Mission Statement — Elks National Foundation — Helping Elks Build Stronger Communities 

The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities.  We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work.  We help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today’s veterans, support the charitable work of the state Elks associations, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.  Like all Elks, the Foundation values the belief that charity is the greatest of all virtues and that by sharing and giving, we have the power to replace sorrow and despair with hope and confidence.  Donations to the Foundation help us fund programs that match our cornerstone values of knowledge, integrity and community

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Pairings for 2021 Club Championship & Exalted Ruler’s Cup

Pairings for 2021 Club Championship & Exalted Ruler’s Cup

Pairings are set for the 2021 Exalted Rulers’s Cup and this year’s club championship.

All members in good staqnding with established GHIN handicaps, who did not opt out of the competition, were included in the random draw for the Exalted Ruler’s Cup.  The tournament bracket and additional information is available by clicking this link.

Exalted Rulers Cup Bracket     ER r1

The 24 lowest handicap indexes were seeded into the club championship bracket, with the lowest 8 receiving first round byes.  The tournament bracket and additional information is available by clicking this link.

Club Championship Bracket  CC r1

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

    • Born in Nashua NH — 1920
    • graduated from the University of Idaho — Moscow ID
    • played football, basketball & baseball — University of Idaho,
    • served in Unites States Army — WWII,
    • attended Dental School — University of Louisville — Louisville KY,
    • served in United States Navy — Korean War,
    • pracited dentistry — Moscow ID — 50 years
    • broadcast Moscow High School football & basketball — Moscow HS. –37 years
    • broadcast Deary, Kendrick & Troy High School & University of Idaho freshman basketball and baseball games,
    • inducted into the North Idaho Sports Hall of Game,
    • worked as an aide —  Moscow Junior High School,
    • president of Latah County Vandal Boosters,
    • served on National Vandal Booster Board,
    • chairman of annual fund drive for Latah County Vandal Boosters,
    • member of Bear Boosters
    • marshalled the annual  Ken Jordan Sole Survivor 4th of July golf exhebition at the Moscow Elks Golf Course and
    • is on the Moscow Elks Lodge wall of remebrance.adcast

     

     

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Memorial Day — We Remember

Memorial Day — We Remember

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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last week’s hints?

Kenneth (Kenny) Jordan Sr.

  •  Born in Moscow ID — 1921
  • won Moscow City horseshoe tournament — 1938
  • won Idaho State Junior Golf Tournament — 1938
  • graduated from Moscow HS, — 1939,
  • attended University of Idaho — Moscow ID — 1939-1941,
  • served in United States Navy — aboard the carrier Suwannee — World War II,
  • played exhibition series with Sam Snead — San Diego — 1942
  • worked at University of Idaho Golf Course for Frank James — 1945-1946
  • assisted Frank James in golf course design projects — 1945-1946
  • head golf professional and course superintendant — Moscow Elks Golf Club — 1946-1986
  • invited to play in the World Champioship of Golf — 1948
  • originated the Moscow Elks 4th of July Sole Survivor Golf exhibition — longest running of its kind in the northwest — 1950
  • played exhlibition rounds with Byron Nelson & Marilyn Smith — 1950s
  • was the oldest lifetime member of the Pacific Nothwest branch of the PGA when he passed on
  • on the Moscow Lodge #249 wall of remembrance.
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Course Improvement Scramble — 5/22/21

     Winners of the Course Improvement Scramble

Men’s Division

  • 1st — Kevin & Jerry — 25 — $50 gift certificate
  • T2nd — Erik & Burdette — 28 — $30 gift certificate — & 1 skin — $120
  • T2nd — Joe & Chris — 28 — $30 gift certificate
  • 4th — Colin & Bill — 30 — $20 gift certificate

Mixed Division

  • 1st — Bill & Kathy — 35 — $30 gift certificate
  • 2nd — Pedersons — 26 — $20 gift certificate
  • Kristi & Brian — 1 skin — $30

Junior Division

  • 1st — Nelsons — 31 — $25 gift certificate — & 1 skin — $30
  • 2nd — Macks — 32 — $15 gift certificate — & 1 skin — $30

Thanks to Skyler & Valerie for the taco bar and your typical congeniality and professionalism,

 

 

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