Oktoberfest & Wine Tasting Reservations

Oktoberfest & Wine Tasting Reservations

Good morning all,

Just a reminder that Oktoberfest is Friday the 19th and the Wine Tasting is the 27th.

Please call the office with your reservations—Monday-Friday 8am-Noon, 882-2577.

Wayne Krauss

Secretary, PER

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Great Days on the Golf Course

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!

Wayne

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Gratitude Grant – Robinson Park Project

Gratitude Grant –

Robinson Park Project

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.

Wayne

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Lost & Found

Lost & Found

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.

Wayne Krauss

Secretary, PER

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Lodge of Sorrow — Dennis Ricketts

Lodge of Sorrow —

Dennis Ricketts

I am sad to have to tell all of you Dennis Ricketts has passed away at the age of 71.  Many of us have known Dennis for many years as he was a member of our Lodge for 47 continuous years. He was an avid and excellent golfer as well as a huge supporter of our Lodge, having donated thousands of dollars over the years. A memorial service for Dennis will be held at our Lodge at a later date.

Wayne Krauss

Secretary, PER

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Moscow Middle School Cross Country Meet — Golf Course Closed

Moscow Middle School Cross Country Meet — Golf Course Closed

Another reminder that the Moscow Middle School will be holding a cross country meet tomorrow from 4-6pm at the Golf Course.  The course will be closed for that meet.

Wayne Krauss

Secretary, PER

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Robinson Park Service Project

Robinson Park Service Project

Dear Members,

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:

  • Cordless drills
  • Skill saws
  • Hammers
  • Speed squares
  • Any other decking tools you can think of.

Any amount of time you can offer would be appreciated.  If you have questions about the project, please contact either Travis Mechling, Corey Ray, or the Lodge Office and ask for Wayne.

Thank you,

Corey Ray

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From the Exalted Ruler

From the Exalted Ruler

Greetings,

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.

Travis Mechling,
Exalted Ruler

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From the Desk of the Secretary

From the Desk of the Secretary

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!

Wayne Krauss
Secretary, PER

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Thank You from GeoProfessional Innovations

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.

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Elks BULLetin — Volume 6, 2018

Volume 6, 2018

Elks BULLetin

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,

THE BULL

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Lodge of Sorrow

I just received information that Ken Leblanc passed away today.  He wa a member of our Lodge for 17 years before he moved to Clarkston in 2011.

Wayne Krauss
Secretary, PER
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FORE — On Course

Here’s what’s happening through the end of the season at your golf course.

Friday September 21st

  • Bob Weisel Invitational — MHS Cross Country Meet

Friday September 21st

  • Friday Couples’ Golf & Steak Night

Saturday September 22nd

  • John’s Alley 7-iron tournament

Tuesday  September 25th

  • Tuesday Deuce Pot Night

Friday September 28th

  • Friday Couples’ Golf & Steak Night

Monday October  22nd

  • Golf Committee Meeting
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Bob Weisel Invitational — MHS Cross Country

Bob Weisel Invitational —

MHS Cross Country

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).

  • The meet will include Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity and JV competitions
  • beginning at 2:00 PM

2:00 PM.

Because of the cross country meet the golf course will be closed to play from noon until 4:30 PM.

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John’s Alley 7 Iron Open

— 4th Annual 7 Iron Open —

sponsored by John’s Alley

John’s Alley will be holding their annual 7 Iron Tournament at our course this fall.

  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • 10:00 AM Shotgun Start
  • 9:00 AM Signup
  • $120 per team
  • 2 man teams

 

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9/11 “Flag of Honor” Walk

9/11 “Flag of Honor” Walk

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.  

 

 

 

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“Baby Thomas” Fundraiser for ALL research and the Anna Schindler Foundation

— “Baby Thomas” Fundraiser —

for ALL research and the Anna Schindler Foundation

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.

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Greens Aerification

A reminder that the greens have all been plugged and are in the process of being sanded. Your patience as they heal is appreciated.

Wayne

Aerification is a short-term disruption that has long-term benefits for golf courses. When you see them, remember that without those little holes, the greens would eventually die.

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.

USGA

 

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Tuesday Deuce Pot Nights

Tuesday Deuce Pot Nights

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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Elks’ Legacy Scholarship Applications Available

 

Elks’ Legacy Scholarship

Applications Available

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Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Elks National Foundation will offer a total of 300 awards in the 2019 contest.

Five students, whose parents or grandparents are members of Moscow Lodge #249, have been awarded legacy scholarships of $4000 each in the last five years.

The deadline for applications for the 2019 contest will be February 1, 2019 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time.

For additional information and applications click here 

  1. For the 2019 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2015 is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2019. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
  2. The applicant must be a high school senior.
  3. The applicant must apply online only. The 2019 Legacy Awards application deadline is 11:59 a.m. Central Time on Friday, February 1, 2019.
  4. If the applicant’s parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent’s Elks Lodge.
  5. Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) by December 31, 2018.
  6. Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.
  7. Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)
  8. If you are selected as a 2019 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship. Click here for more information about serving with the Elks.

150 for 150 — legacy award and MVS winners at national convention

 

 

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