Who said it — Quotes from well known Elks

Who said it?? — Quotes from well known Elks

answers to come — 

Which is a quote from John Kennedy and which is from Franklin Roosevelt? 

  • The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
  • Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

Gene Autry — Here comes Santa Claus.  Here comes Santa Claus.

Jack Benny — “Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.”

“Buffalo” Bill Cody — Springfield has always had a place in my heart.

Clint Eastwood — Go ahead — make my day.  &  If you think its going to rain — it will.

Dwight Eisenhower — There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.

Harry Houdini — What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.

Bobby Jones — Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and–a-half inch course . . . the space between your ears.

Buster Keaton — Silence is of the gods, only monkeys chatter.

Vince Lombardi — The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Mickey Mantle — “He who has the fastest golf cart, never has a bad lie.”

General George S Patton — If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking.

Eddie Rickenbacker — Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.

Will Rogers — “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading, the few who learn by observation and the rest of them that have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

Babe Ruth — Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

Casey Stengel — The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven’t made up their minds.

Harry Truman — The buck stops here.

Lawrence Welk — If they can’t hum it after we play it, it’s not for us.

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Elks National Memorial

Elks National Memorial

Following World War I, there was a strong desire throughout the Elks organization to erect a fitting memorial to those brothers who had laid down their lives in the name of loyal patriotism and devotion to country which they had assumed at their fraternal altars. At the Grand Lodge session convened in Chicago in 1920, a special committee was created and assigned with the task of planning the design and construction of this new memorial. 

A monument in the truest sense, the Elks National Memorial was built in 1926 to honor Americans whose profound sacrifices for the nation can never be recognized by mere words. With its massive dome, heroic sculptures and intricately detailed friezes, the Memorial is a distinctively American interpretation of classical greatness.

Through these links, you can explore the Memorial without leaving your chair. You can 

 read about the building’s historyor take a virtual tour.

at the Grand Lodge web site.

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Winter Office Hours

Winter Office Hours

Please note that for the winter months, as of November 2nd, the office will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-12.

If we are not in the office, please leave a message at 208-882-2577.

Thanks,

Wayne Krauss
Secretary, PER
Moscow Elks #249

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

  • Born in Spokane WA,
  • graduated John Rogers High School,
  • chosesn All City & All State in football, basketball & baseball,
  • elected Sr. Class President,
  • attended University of Idaho,
  • played Varsity football, basketball & baseball — University of Idaho,
  • elected ASUI Sr. Class President — University of Idaho,
  • graduated University of Idaho,
  • teacher — Roseburg High School — Roseburg OR,
  • served in the United States Army,
  • was Director of Intramurals, assistant coach in football & basketball — University of Idaho,
  • coached baseball — University of Idaho,
  • earned Masters Degree — University of Idaho,
  • twice chosen Big Sky Conference Baseball Coach of the Year,
  • posted 34-9 record, lost in regional finals to Arizona — roster included two future major leaguers — University of Idaho,
  • coached basketball — University of Idaho,
  • chosen Big Sky Conference Basketball Coach of the Year ,
  • was a businesman — Moscow,
  • five time winner of the 4th of July Sole Survivor — Moscow Elks Golf Club,
  • was Asistant Athletic Director — University of Idaho,
  • inducted in Idaho Hall of Fame,
  • was a Charter Member of University of Idaho Athletics Hall of Fame,
  • Inducted in John Rogers High School Walk of Fame,
  • has a tree tree planted in his honor near Memorial Gym by University of Idaho Alumni Association,
  • along with his baseball team, inducted in University of Idaho Athletics Hall of Fame and
  • lifetime member of BPOE #249 —  on lodge wall of remembrance

answer will be posted next week

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Invite a Friend to Join the Elks

Invite a Friend to Join the Elks

The Elks are nothing more than the members we retain and recruit.  Our Lodge has grown significantly this year with new members joining our organization at a rate unseen in recent years.  They have had good reason to join.  We are the premier nonprofit organization in the nation, and our community, giving to worthwhile causes from scholarships to disaster relief, with a significant emphasis in services to our veterans.  Since our Lodge’s inception, in 1892, the Moscow Lodge has donated over $2,400,000 to our local community.

In addition to our charitable role we provide a facility for our member to enjoy our bar/dining services and events, and play and compete on our golf course, established in the 1920’s and only getting better as our new golf course superintendent fine tunes the layout.

If we want to continue our success, we need to continue our growth with a continued addition of outstanding individuals to our membership.

If you know someone you would like to invite to  join our lodge, the link below will allow you to propose them for membership.

 Invite someone to join the Moscow Elks Lodge

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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

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

Frank Young

  • Born in Ireland — 1914
  • Moved to Michigan N. D. — 1924
  • Graduated (Valedictorian) from Michigan HS — 1933
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry Jamestown College– 1937
  • US Navy during WWII as athletics instructor including tours to Okinawa and Tokyo
  • Masters degree in education from University of Oregon — 1947
  • Taught at Minot State College — 1947
  • University of Idaho Physical Education Department and assistant boxing coach –1947
  • University of Idaho boxing coach – 1948 – 1954
  • During his coaching career coached
    • 8 individual NCAA champions
    • 1950 NCAA National Team Championship
  • University of Idaho Assistant Director of Athletics – 1954 – 1960
  • Vandal Boosters Executive Secretary – 1952 – 1960
  • University of Idaho Director of Admissions – 1960 – 1977
  • President of Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers – 1976
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249 – on lodge wall of remembrance

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Remember Who We Are — Who Are the Elks?

Remember Who We Are —

Who Are the Elks?*

In 2018, Elks all over the United States proudly celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Order’s founding as a fraternal organization that seeks to strengthen its communities and assist the needy.  Each year, the Order donates about $90 million in cash and more than $460 million in goods and services to local communities and to individuals in need, as well as to organizations that help those in need. These donations include the more than $6 million the BPO Elks gives each year to assist homeless and needy veterans.

The BPO Elks can count a number of famous Americans among its past members.
Members of the Order have included US presidents, generals, and sports legends.
Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and
Gerald R. Ford were all Elks, as were Generals John J. Pershing, Douglas
MacArthur, and George S. Patton. Sports figures who have belonged to the Elks
include Bobby Jones, Vince Lombardi, Babe Ruth, and Mickey Mantle.

A belief in giving, family, and love of country, however, not fame, are the bonds that most members of the BPO Elks share. The typical Elks member is patriotic, civic minded, and actively involved in national and local charitable programs.

*from BPOE magazine 

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Who said it — Quotes from well known Elks

Who said it?? — Quotes from well known Elks

answers to come — 

Which is a quote from “Buffalo” Bill Cody? 

  • The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
  • Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.
  • Springfield has always had a place in my heart.

Gene Autry — Here comes Santa Claus.  Here comes Santa Claus.

Jack Benny — “Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.”

Clint Eastwood — Go ahead — make my day.  &  If you think its going to rain — it will.

Dwight Eisenhower — There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.

Harry Houdini — What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.

Bobby Jones — Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and–a-half inch course . . . the space between your ears.

Buster Keaton — Silence is of the gods, only monkeys chatter.

Vince Lombardi — The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Mickey Mantle — “He who has the fastest golf cart, never has a bad lie.”

General George S Patton — If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking.

Eddie Rickenbacker — Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.

Will Rogers — “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading, the few who learn by observation and the rest of them that have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

Babe Ruth — Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

Casey Stengel — The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven’t made up their minds.

Harry Truman — The buck stops here.

Lawrence Welk — If they can’t hum it after we play it, it’s not for us.

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Bar/Dining Closed for the Winter

Bar/Dining Closed for the Winter

Bar/Dining will be closed for the winter with the exception of special planned events.  Bar/Dining will reopen with regular hours in the spring.

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Veterans Day Recognizes Military Families, Too

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has long committed itself to honoring and supporting our country’s military service members and veterans, and in these times that commitment has never been more important.

It was perhaps in the wake of the Second World War that the practice of honoring those who served in our nation’s military was most intense. Parades and a variety of other events were staged to recognize those who offered themselves in the defense of our nation and its interests. While that fervor may have diminished for some over the years, the Elks have stood firm in continuing to recognize the men and women who serve this nation.

But, while as Elks we are familiar with the importance of November 11 as Veterans Day, when special attention is paid to honor our nation’s veterans, some may not know that since 2016 November has been recognized as National Veterans and Military Families Month. Indeed, it is important we be mindful of not only the men and women who volunteer to serve in defending our nation, but also of their families who must endure hardship, emotional turmoil and deprivation while supporting them.

The Elks Veterans Service Commission stands ready to do everything we can to support the Elks’ motto, “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”

Please also remember the ongoing campaign to support the Pearl Harbor Memorial renovation. Important work is being done, and the Elks are being recognized for their commitment to restoring and improving this national monument that provides all Americans with a focus for remembrance and reflection of a very dark but inspiring time in our nation’s history. Please help as you are able. Donations must be received by November 11.

Idaho Elks’ per capita donations to this project are in the top eight states in the nation.  If you wish to donate you may do so by clicking below.

Elks Supporting Pearl Harbor

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

  • Born in Ireland,
  • Graduated (Valedictorian) from Michigan HS — Michigan ND,
  • received Bachelors degree in chemistry — Jamestown College (University of Jamestown) — Jamestown ND.
  • served in United States Navy — athletics instructor — Okinawa & Tokyo,
  • received Masters degree in education — University of Oregon,
  • was an instructor — Minot State College — Minot ND,
  • taught at the University of Idaho,
  • was Assistant Boxing Coach — University of Idaho,
  • Head Boxing Coach — University of Idaho — coached 8 individual NCAA national champions & won a NCAA national team championship,
  • served as Assistant Director of Athletics — University of Idaho,
  • was Executive Secretary of Vandal Boosters,
  • served as Director of Admissions — University of Idaho,
  • elected President of Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers and
  • is on the B. P. O. E. #249 wall of remembrance.

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Elks Offer Wildfire Relief

Elks Offer Wildfire Relief

Since the middle of August, wildfires have raged across the West Coast, spreading through California into the Pacific Northwest.

“It’s nasty here, to put it mildly,” says Emma Pletz, the Secretary of the Oregon State Elks Association. “The smoke is awful. It looks dark at noon. We have about a quarter mile visibility all around us.”

Pletz’s Lodge, Milwaukie-Portland No. 142, has mobilized to help people affected by the fires. As of press time, thousands of Oregonians had evacuated or were preparing to do so. The Lodge opened its parking lot and property for evacuees to park their RVs or set up campsites.

The Lodge rooms filled up quickly with donated necessities—clothing, diapers, food and produce, and bedding and toys for children.

“People have had to flee their homes, some with only minutes notice,” Pletz says. “Some got out with only the clothes on their backs.”

The Ashland area, in southern Oregon, has been hit hard by the fires, too. Ashland Lodge No. 944 has become a hub for meals and donations. The Lodge opened its doors to the public so evacuees can find respite from the smoke, a warm meal, and any necessities they need, from toiletries to toys.

“I just need for people to come in and know that they are welcome to take these things,” says Colleen Hanson, an Ashland Lodge member who is coordinating the Lodge’s disaster relief efforts.

Calpine, Calif., Lodge No. 2432 donated their Beacon Grant to the Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center instead of hosting its annual Christmas party.

“Besides COVID, the communities of Plumas County have been impacted by wildfires that are currently causing evacuations of small communities,” says Ellen Vieira, Calpine’s grants coordinator.

One month ago, one of PCIRC’s largest resource centers burned down. The organization lost its emergency baby supplies. The Calpine Lodge’s donation will help replace those supplies and assist with emergency shelter for evacuees in motels.

“The fires are impacting local residents like never before,” Vieira says. “This is the worst fire season in our history and funds to assist the local residents are greatly needed.”

Lodges on the West Coast have proven that no matter the circumstance, the Elks will always step up and support their communities.

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Who said it — Quotes from well known Elks

Who said it?? — Quotes from well known Elks

answers to come — 

Which is a quote from Babe Ruth? 

  • The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
  • Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.
  • Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
  • Springfield has always had a place in my heart.

Gene Autry — Here comes Santa Claus.  Here comes Santa Claus.

Jack Benny — “Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.”

Clint Eastwood — Go ahead — make my day.  &  If you think its going to rain — it will.

Dwight Eisenhower — There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.

Harry Houdini — What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.

Bobby Jones — Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and–a-half inch course . . . the space between your ears.

Buster Keaton — Silence is of the gods, only monkeys chatter.

Vince Lombardi — The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Mickey Mantle — “He who has the fastest golf cart, never has a bad lie.”

General George S Patton — If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking.

Eddie Rickenbacker — Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.

Will Rogers — “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading, the few who learn by observation and the rest of them that have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

Casey Stengel — The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven’t made up their minds.

Harry Truman — The buck stops here.

Lawrence Welk — If they can’t hum it after we play it, it’s not for us.

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From the Exalted Ruler

We are having a gorgeous fall, perfect for getting lots of golf in.  Steak night on Friday was well attended this week and it is good to see old and new friends.

If you are on Facebook, you might have seen a picture of our raffle tickets.  We are holding a raffle for a 9mm, 14-ounce handgun. It is a new product by Springfield Armory, called the “Hellcat”.  Great reviews, very concealable, has two magazines.  Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and available at the lodge or you can email me through the lodge if you would like to purchase some or help sell tickets. There are several projects that need funding and the first one is an air conditioner for the Bar/Dining area.  All funds we raise will go to facility improvement.  If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

 We have been getting lots of new members.  Almost every meeting we have had balloting and initiations.  Some really nice people are joining our Elks family, glad to have them.  Oktoberfest is coming up along with a couple challenging golf games this month.  Check the website for dates and times.

A few of us will be attending the Winter Elks Convention, in Sandpoint, November 6 and 7th and we look forward to reacquainting with our Elk brothers and sisters.

Hope all of you are well, would love to see you in Lodge!!!!

Janey Wineinger
Exalted Ruler

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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

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

Dr. W. W. Watkins

 

  • Born in Warner NH –1846
  • MD from Washington University — St. Louis Missouri
  • medical practice — Mine La Motte Missouri — 1872-1880
  • medical practice — St. Louis Missouri — 1880-1887
  • Professor — College of Physicians  & Surgeons — St. Louis Missouri — 1884-1887
  • medical practice — Moscow ID — 1887-
  • organizing member and first president — Idaho State Medical Society
  • member & Secretary — Board of Regence — University of Idaho
  • president of the chamber of commerce — Moscow ID
  • first chairman of Idaho State Republican Party
  • model for Dr. Hawkins in “Buffalo Coat” authored by his granddaughter
  • died in moscow ID — 1901
  • charter member of Moscow Elks Lodge #249
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249 – on lodge wall of remembrance

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Leaf Cleanup

Leaf clean up will begin Monday morning.  I could use one volunteer to help please.  Thanks

Cory

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Queen of Hearts Winner!!

💰❤💰💰❤💰💰❤💰

CONGRATULATIONS Kevin!!

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

  • Born in Warner NH,
  • MD from Washington University — St. Louis MO,
  • medical practice — Mine La Motte MO
  • medical practice — St. Louis MO,
  • professor — College of Physicians & Surgeons — St. Louis MO,
  • medical practice — Moscow ID,
  • organizing member & 1st president — Idaho State Medical Society,
  • member & secretary — Board of Regence — University of Idaho,
  • president of the chamber of commerce — Moscow ID,
  • 1st chairman — Idaho State Republican Party,
  • charter member of Moscow Elks Lodge #249,
  • model for “Dr. Hawkins” in “Buffalo Coat” authored by his granddaughter and
  • is on the B. P. O. E. #249 wall of remembrance.

answer will be posted next week

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From the Desk of the Secretary


As I write this article, it is September 28th and the weather
today and the rest of this week is forecasted to be in the 70’s, the air is pure with no smoke —- wonderful fall weather.

As I sit here, looking out my office window, I begin to forget all the problems going on in our country right now.  Now, we are having more turmoil, criticism and dis-respect within our own community.  It’s not easy being an elected official.  I can tell you right now our Mayor and Council members are thinking to themselves “I didn’t sign up for this crap!”.  Trust me when I tell you they are doing the best they can!  It is very difficult to make a decision that is best for the community when there is so much conflicting information.  Yes, wearing a mask is uncomfortable and inconvenient.  I have read the data that says wearing a mask is unhealthy (how do surgeons wear theirs for hours at a time when working — is it causing health problems for them, no, is it a different kind of mask?).

I don’t have the answers.  I have read so much I feel I have information paralysis.  But I know this — we must continue to have empathy for each other.  Agree to disagree and move on.  This is NOT the new normal.  It is temporary, we just don’t know how temporary.

When you went through Initiation, you stood before the Leading Knight as he recited the story of Charity.  Remember the last sentence — “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”.

OK, I’m off my soap box now — have a great month!

Wayne Krauss,
Secretary, PER

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Wine Tasting Party Postponed Until Spring

Due to the virus and the need for social distancing we are postponing the October 24 Wine Tasting Party until next spring.  We hope the virus will slow down so we
can get together safely.

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe,

Jerry & Cheri

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