FORE — On the Course

Here’s what’s happening in the next few weeks at your golf course.


Monday May 21st

  • Ladies’ League – organizational meeting

Tuesday May 22nd

  • Tuesday Men’s League

Thursday May 24th

  • Thursday Men’s League

Saturday May 26th

Tuesday May 29nd

  • Tuesday Men’s League

Wednesday May30th

  • Ladies’ League – organizational meeting

Thursday May 31st

  • Thursday Men’s League

Friday June 1st

  • Friday Couples’ Golf & Steak Night

Saturday June 2nd

Saturday June 2nd

Saturday June 2nd

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Exalted Ruler’s Cup Update

Round #1 of the Exalted Ruler’s Cup is completed. 

Here is the update as of May 21st. 

Round #2 will conclude on June 2nd.

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Sole Survivor Qualifying 5/20

Sole Survivor fields after 5/20 Qualifying

July 4th Sole Survivor Exhibition

  • #1 — Jerry Curtis — Defending Champion
  • #2 — Sean Dorigo — 2017 Club Champion
  • #3 — Wayne Krauss — May 20th Qualifying Winner
  • #4 – #10 — to be filled

next qualifying event — Saturday, June 2nd

Sr. Sole Survivor

  • #1 — Jerry Curtis — Defending Champion
  • #2 — Wayne Krauss — May 20th Qualifying Winner
  • #3 – #10 — to be filled

next qualifying event — Saturday, June 2nd

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Skins winners from May 20th

Congratulations to the following winners from Saturday’s Summer Skins Event.

  • Kirk Nelson — 3 skins
  • Howie Long — 2 skins
  • Marc Trivelpiece — 1 skin
  • Kyle Nelson — 1 skin

Your winnings will be available at the bar as of Tuesday.

Next Summer Skins Event — Sunday May 20th

 

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Ladies’ League Guest Night Results

Ladies’ League Guest Night Results 

from Wednesday May 16th

  • Scramble results
    • 1st place team — 33 — Jill Diamond, Laurie Hopkins, Allyssa Loesch, Kathy Christian
    • 2nd place team — 36 — Mary Manderscheid, Bev Rhoades, Shelley Anderson
    • 3rd place team — 37 — Annette Smith, Mary Nelson, Brenda Griffin
    • 4th place team — 38 — Kelly Gilder, Sara Kimberling, Sharon Kimberling, Kayla Hanson
  • Long Putt — Kelly Gilder 4’ 6”
  • Accuracy Drive — Kathy Christian
  • Closest to the Pin — Allyssa Loesch

 

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Access Road Maintenance

The north and south access roads to the Lodge as well as the parking lot will be oiled Wednesday, May 16th from 9-11.

This is a  non-invasive oil which is supposed to be environmentally friendly and is not supposed to make a mess on your vehicle.

Wayne

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Then & Now

Then & Now

View from the front tee on #5 looking down toward #4 green —

80 years ago 

& today

 

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Skins winners from May 12th

Congratulations to the following winners from Saturday’s Summer Skins Event.

  • Kirk Nelson — 3 skins
  • Howie Long — 2 skins
  • Marc Trivelpiece — 1 skin
  • Kyle Nelson — 1 skin

Your winnings will be available at the bar as of Tuesday.

Next Summer Skins Event — Sunday May 20th

 

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2018 Scholarship Award Presentations

2018 Scholarship Award Presentations

Representatives of our lodge will be visiting local schools to present awards to winners of this years Most Valuable Student and Elks Legacy Award competitions.

We will be representing the lodge in —

  • Genesee on Wednesday May 23rd at 11:00 AM for the Genesee High School awards assembly where we will be recognizing —
    • Virginia Monk for a $4000 Legacy Award from Grand Lodge
  • Colfax on Tuesday May 29th at 7:00 PM for the Colfax High School awards night where we will be recognizing —
    • Kyle Appel for a 2nd place award in our lodge Most Valuable Male Student competition
    • Kiah Miller for a for a 2nd place award in our lodge Most Valuable Female Student competition
    • Rebekah Huber for a 1st place award in our lodge Most Valuable Female Student competition
    • Sara Whelchel for a 3rd place award in in our lodge Most Valuable Female Student competition and a $4000 national semi-finalist award from Grand Lodge
  • Orofino on Wednesday June 6th at 6:00 PM for the Orofino High School awards night where we will be recognizing —
    • Kenneth Miller for a 1st place award in our lodge Most Valuable Male Student competition

 

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Then & Now

Then & Now

View from upper tee on #6 looking down the fairway — 

70 years ago 

& today

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Summer Skins Series


 Elks’ Spring into Summer

Net Skins Series

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69th Annual 4th of July Sole Survivor Qualifying

69th Annual 4th of July

Sole Survivor Weekly Qualifying

 Qualifying events on 5 weekends in May & June.

  • Begin play any time between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM
  • Arrange your own groups, but you must play with at least 1 other competitor for your score to count.
  • Open to all Elks and guests
  • One time $10 fee to enter 4th of July Sole Survivor qualifying.  Pay one week and be eligible to compete all other weeks.
  • Individuals must be  amateur golfers at least 16 years old by July 1st.
  • The low gross score** in each event (from individuals not otherwise qualified) will join the sole survivor field (ties broken by low GHIN index)
  • All openings in the field remaining including, those from weather cancellations or other circumstances, and all alternates, but excluding the single spot reserved for the last chance qualifier from the morning of the 4th, will be filled with the individual or individuals  with the highest point totals*** for the combined events, not otherwise qualified. (ties broken by low GHIN index)
    • *(Qualifying events for 4th of July Sole Survivor Exhibition will be held concurrently with qualifying for Sr. Sole Survivor and Summer Skins events.  $10 fee is only for 4th of July exhibition.) 
    • **(For gross scores to count, round must be completed in accordance with USGA and local rules (all putts holed etc.) and a signed and attested card must be turned in. )
    • ***(Points will be awarded on the basis of gross scores. Low gross will receive 20 points (for a field of 20 or more – if less than 20 participants, low gross will receive points equal to the number of participants).  Points awarded will decrease by 1 point for each successive position.  If the field exceeds 20, all players will receive a minimum of 1 point.)

Elks 4th of July Sole Survivor Exhibition weekly qualifying dates —

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018 — 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 — 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018 — 8:00 am — 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 24, 2018 — 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 — 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
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Exalted Ruler’s Cup Under Way

Men’s Exalted Ruler’s Cup Under Way

All members in good standing with active GHIN handicaps have been randomly seeded into a match play bracket for the 2018 Exalted Ruler’s Cup.  This is a net play “club championship”.  For additional information click here.  All prizes will be paid for from GHIN funds.

 

Contact information will be posted in the clubhouse, next to the bar.

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Club Championship Under Way

Men’s Club Championship

Under Way

The lowest 24 GHIN handicaps of lodge members in good standing have been seeded into a match play bracket for the 2018 Club Championship.  For additional information click here.  All prizes will be paid for with GHIN funds.

Contact information will be posted in the clubhouse next to the bar

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Moscow #249 Featured in May Elks’ Magazine

Moscow Lodge #249 is Featured in

May’s Elks Magazine

Moscow Lodge #249’s veteran’s fly-fishing program is currently featured in the May issue of The Elks Magazine nationally.  Thanks once more to all our members and non-member volunteers who have made this program possible for our vets. 

Elks National Foundation Impact Grants are competitively awarded.

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Helping Elks Build Stronger Communities

 

The Moscow, Idaho, Lodge Uses

an ENF Impact Grant to Help

Veterans with PTSD

Pictured taking part in the Moscow, Idaho, Lodge’s fly-fishing program for veterans experiencing PTSD are (from left) US Army veteran Tony McDonald and US Navy veteran Megan Riley.

THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS TO FLY-FISHING, one of which is that it can be a day spent on the water, away from the world.  Of course, it’s a time to strategize about your fishing and reel in a catch, but it can also be a time to clear your mind. It can be a time to let go of stress, and for local veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, it can be an opportunity to forget about the memories of war for a little while.

Members of the Moscow, Idaho, Lodge have been using their ENF Impact Grant to help returning veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have PTSD and are students at the University of Idaho and Washington State University do just that. As part of this program, twelve lodge members provide fly-fishing lessons to the sixteen veterans who participate in the program and who were recommended to the program by liaisons that exist between their universities and the lodge.

The program consists of four weekly lessons that include sessions covering casting techniques, insect morphology, and stream reading.

The lodge-member instructors hold casting practice at the Moscow Elks Golf Course and organize outings to local fishing spots. The lodge provides the participating veterans with high-quality rods, reels, and lines. “We are most proud that we can give back to the men and women who have served our country and give them a lifelong hobby,” says Project Manager George Paris.

Fly-fishing is very different from traditional fishing. The bait is light and therefore must be cast using a different method from traditional fishing. It requires a great deal of thought and technique and offers practitioners different physical and mental benefits from those offered by regular fishing. In 2009, researchers working at the University of Southern Maine and at the University of Utah and the VA in Salt Lake City found that combat veterans who participated in flyfishing experienced significant reductions in stress and PTSD symptoms.  The study also concluded that these veterans also experienced
improvements in their sleep quality after participating in just one flyfishing
retreat.

According to bimonthly progress reports, the project has been successful across the board for the veterans who have participated.  After the project is complete, the lodge plans to gather feedback from participants and volunteers to continue improving the experience.  “The lodge and the community have been very proud of our project
and have been behind it 100 percent,” Paris says. Lodge members hope to expand the program from sixteen to twenty-four veterans in the future so that they can serve more veterans in their community.

     The Elks National Foundation helps lodges serve their communities in significant and ongoing ways by awarding Impact Grants of up to $10,000. To find out more about these grants and the Community Investments Program, please visit  www.enf.elks.org/ImpactGrants.

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From the Exalted Ruler

Greetings, as we get into May hopefully we can enjoy some nicer weather. Like last spring we started off pretty wet which has put a delay on having carts on the course.

As the weather does get nicer, I hope we can make up for a slow start and we can see many people enjoying the golf course and lodge facility. There are many fun events planned for the months ahead, including a band for the 4th of July Sole Survivor Tournament and Celebration. This year the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday, so hopefully that celebration will be well attended. I look forward to seeing great attendance at
the other events planned for this year.

On April 7th we had both a District Deputy meeting in the morning and installation of officers later that evening.  The DD meeting went well and had good attendance. Thanks to Barbie we had hot cinnamon rolls to start the morning off and a great lunch afterwards.

During Installation, we installed new Lecturing Knight Ben McGuckin, and new board member Doug Lynn as well as new Chaplain Kristie Mattoon. I would like to thank both of them for volunteering their time to the Lodge. Again, Barbie and Jerry did a great job on the installation dinner as well. We certainly appreciated the attendance and help from the Past Exalted Rulers.

I hope you all have a great May and look forward to seeing you at the Lodge.

Travis Mechling,
Exalted Ruler

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From the Desk of the Secretary

 Membership is looking good!! We started the new Lodge year with a positive growth in membership and we already have three former members that have reinstated.  Welcome Kevin Kimble, Jim Trout  and Ron Smith. We will also be initiating four new members on May 23rd. This is great news and we need to continue on with aggressive recruitment of new members.

Dues collection is also going well; however, we still have 120 members that have not renewed.  Dang, I get tired of talking about dues payment! It reminds me of one of the lines from the poem “Will the Lodge Secretary Go to Heaven?”. That sentence goes “If
he duns the members for dues, he is insulting, If he fails to collect the dues, he is slipping.” So, if I keep harping at you if your dues are not paid up or you still owe for cart shed rental or season pass or whatever, please know that this is not particularly enjoyable for me, but you elected me to do the job.

I believe I mentioned that Travis Lambert won the Queen of Hearts drawing last month, haven’t seen him since . Gerald Peterson’s number 6735 was drawn for the Pot of Gold on 4/11 and Art Raeck’s number #8442 was drawn on the 25th. Neither one was at the Lodge meeting, so they lost out on a $525.00 windfall!

As I write this, it is the 26th of April and today and tomorrow will be in the mid to high 70’s, but the weekend calls for much cooler and damp weather again. I hope as you read this, the sun is out and the temperatures are again warm.

Wayne Krauss
Secretary, PER

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SHOUT OUT

** SHOUT OUT ! **

To Jerry and Cheri Curtis, Barby Espy and Liz Robinson for the outstanding dinner they put on for the Officer Installation Dinner.  A lot of work was put into this
dinner and it was delicious!

To Corey Ray and his family. Corey was an awesome Exalted Ruler for the last two years. His family was very supportive and  contributed a lot of their time to various Elks activities. Thank you!

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Golf cart washing

FYI, until the irrigation system is turned on, carts can be washed at the RV parking area.

Wayne

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Legacy Scholarship Winner

Elks Legacy Award Scholarship Winner

A student sponsored by Moscow Elks Lodge #249 has been awarded a Legacy Grant in this year’s competition.

Congratulations to

Virginia Monk.

Virginia will receive an award of $4000 toward her college education.  She is one of three Idaho students winning an award this year, joining winners from lodges in Nampa and Idaho Falls.  Eastern Washington had two winners, representing the Walla Walla and Colville Lodges.

We are proud to say that Virginia will join Sara Whelchel, a national Most Valuable Student winner this spring, and four other past winners representing Moscow Elks #249, who will be attending college next year on $4000 scholarships either as winners in the Most Valuable Student competition or as Legacy Award winners.

That’s a $24,000 return on our ENF contributions in scholarships alone over the last four years.

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