From the Exalted Ruler

Members All:

 New Picture (6)Happy Halloween everyone!  However, by the time you get this message, October will be gone and we are now thinking of November – the month of elections, remembering our Veteran’s on the 11th, and celebrating Thanksgiving Day.  We have a lot to be grateful for and I hope that you and your families all have plans for getting together and sharing your holiday.

 As golf season has come pretty much to a halt, we still have events planned to keep the Lodge alive and well.  The Elks is helping sponsor an event with the Harlem Ambassadors on November 12, at the U of I Memorial Gym.  This event is for youth, family and our community and brought to you by the Latah County Youth Advocacy Council.  Please bring the family out for a night of fun and support as these young Harlem Ambassadors put on a show against the LC Pea Shooters.  It starts at 7 p.m. with concessions, entertainment and prizes.

 New Picture (3)We are planning another fun evening of wine tasting and food pairings.  Mark your calendar for November 22 at 6:30 at the Lodge.  David Goodpaster will be our MC again.  He is an expert on the wine industry and shares many interesting details about the process of wine making as well as the history and geography of the wines.  There are limited seats available, so be sure to call the office and reserve your spot today.

 ElksUSALogo100[1]Brad Anderson, District Deputy for the North, did the inspection of the lodge, lodge finances and general office regulations.  We passed with flying colors and I want to thank Wayne and Mary for all their hard work with reports and keeping us above board.  It takes a lot to keep us going folks, so tell them ‘thank you’ and that they are appreciated for their hard work. 

 Lieutenant Colonel Dan Button, the coordinator of the University of Idaho’s Veteran Services, gave a very inspirational and meaningful presentation prior to out October 22nd lodge meeting.  He works very closely with our veterans who come back from war, helping them finish or even start their education.  God only knows what these young people have been through and it is heartwarming that we have people like LtCol Button there to help them realize their dreams.  We donated $1,200 to help one of these young men, and we only hope that in some small way it will make a difference in his life.  Thank you to LtCol Button and his group for all that they do.

Due to the event on November 12 with the Harlem Ambassadors, our next Lodge meeting will be November 5 at 7:30.  Please come out and join us and see what is happening at your Moscow Lodge. 

 Thank you everyone.  So far, it has been a great time serving you as your Exalted Ruler.  The time is going by quickly and I feel like I am just getting started.

 Fraternally,

 Alicia Neely

 ER, Moscow Lodge #249

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You have been playing golf here for a long time if you remember . . .

  • Whose “rock” was located on #9?GFCL0091
  • Who teed off on number #6 and made  a hole-in-one (on #4 green)?
  • Who made a hole-in-one on #8 and declared the ball to be in an unplayable lie and took a penalty to avoid buying drinks for his group?
  • Who shot a 29 from the blue tees?
  • Where was the ice rink?
  • Where was the skeet range?
  • How do you play “triplets”?
  • Who teed off from the white tees on #2, hit the marker on the red tee across the creek and had the ball ricochet back across the creek and hit himself, resulting in a two shot penalty?

Answers will be posted on elks249.com on November 1. 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

You may have noticed the pink flags on the course this month.  They were purchased to help recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Trustees Travis Lambert and Tyson Berrett.

Thank you Travis and Tyson.

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Harlem Ambassadors vs. L.C. Pea Shooters

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International Wine Tasting Evening

New Picture (3)We are planning another fun evening of wine tasting with food pairings. The event will be Saturday, November 22 at 6:30pm at the Moscow Elks Lodge. We have invited David Goodpaster to be our MC for the evening. David is our resident wine expert, and will be walking us through our international wine selections. He did an excellent job last year of explaining the differences in the wines and their regions. There will be plenty of wines to taste and an auction of some specialty wines to add to the fun evening. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. We have only 40 spaces available for the event, so reserve your spot by paying early. Mary will be taking your reservation and payment – please call her during office hours 208-882-2577. Hope to see you there!!

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Vacant Chair

elkslogo[1]It is our sad duty to have to report that Arnold Paul passed away on the 21st of September at the age of 86. He was initiated into our Lodge March 9th, 1967 and was a member of the Moscow Lodge for 49 years. Arnold went through the Officer Chairs and was Exalted Ruler for the years 1975-1976 as well as serving as State President for years 1983-1984.

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From the Exalted Ruler

Members All:

 As I sit in my office and look at the calendar, I cannot believe September is gone.  What a beautiful September it was and now you can see fall is in the air and the vibrant colors are starting to appear.

 Last week at our Lodge, we initiated 4 new members.  It was great seeing the excitement and probably wonderment of “what is this all about?”  My hope is to keep all these “new” members informed and feeling WELCOME in our Lodge.  I thank all of you sponsors who made the ‘ask’ in helping bring in new people who want to be a part of the organization.  That’s all it takes folks – make the “ASK.”  You never know when they will say “Yes, I want to join.”

 At our meeting, we had a wonderful presentation from Geri Ray, Special Ed Teacher K-2, and Pepper Abbott, Special Ed Teacher 3-5, informing us on how they will use the $800 that our Lodge donated to their classroom at McDonald School.  They shared what items will be purchased to make this room a “special” room for children who benefit from a modified environment to help in learning.  It gives me a very warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that we are helping our students in the community.

 September has been a fun-filled month as we hope October and the rest of the year, will be.     We are trying very hard to come up with ideas to keep your interest and make this a place to come out and relax and enjoy your Lodge.

 Please check out the October schedule on our website:  elks249.com.  We are hoping to start “Monday Night Football” with Jon’s famous Chili Dogs.  “Taco Tuesdays” are starting up again, so bring the family out and enjoy them as well.  Ladies Bunco will be starting soon, so check the calendar for the date to see when you can come and have a crazy night with the girls!!

 Please, again, keep making the “ASK” in bringing in a new member and help support our mission for the Lodge.  It’s up to you, the members, to make a difference in how we keep the Lodge a fun place to be and being the organization that believes in Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity.

Thanks again everyone for your support, and let’s keep the ball rolling at our Lodge.

Alicia Neely

Exalted Ruler

Moscow Lodge #249

 

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from the desk of the Secretary

I would like everyone to welcome four more new members: Melissa Weitz sponsored by Matt Sept, Timothy Besst sponsored by Cliff Swanson, Eugene Demeerleer sponsored by Elmer Hanson and Norman Miller sponsored by Wayne Krauss. These new members were initiated on September 24th and we are very pleased to have them as members in our Lodge. Norman is a retired Chemical Engineer, Melissa did not list an occupation, however she is the wife of Dusty Weitz, so we know it is a full time job just keeping him in line! Gene Demeerleer moved back to Moscow to take over Furniture Center, as his dad Jim has finally retired. Tim is a Detective for the Latah County Sheriff’s Department.

Again, we welcome these new members and encourage them to be active Elk Members.

As all of you know, we have a drawing for the Pot-of-Gold at every meeting and you must be present to win. Sean Dorigo won $547.00 on May 14th and we have not had a winner since then.

Ralph Lehman’ number was drawn on 5/28, Ken Stafford on the 11th of June which is kind of sad because Ken lives in Manhattan, Kansas, Gene Thompson’s number was drawn on 6/25, Roger Johnson from Pullman lost out on the 23rd of July, Matt Decker on the 27th, Dale Howe on Sept. 10th and last but not least Will Greene had his number drawn on the 24th of September. All of you guys missed out on HUNDREDS of DOLLARS!! It can pay to come to Lodge.

Wayne Krauss

Secretary

 

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National Drug Awareness Chairman of the Year