Scholarships applications are now available for graduating seniors for the academic year 2013-2014. There are three scholarships and grants available.
Most Valuable Student: this scholarship is available for all graduating seniors for the 2013-2014 academic year, Elk and non Elk affiliated families alike. Deadline is Dec 6th 2013.
Legacy Awards: This scholarship is available to graduating seniors that are children or grandchildren of current paying dues members. Deadline is Jan 31 2014.
Emergency educational grants: this scholarship is available to graduating seniors and current college students from elk families with one deceased or totally disabled parent.
All scholarship and grant applications are available via the Elks web site www.elks.org/enf/scholars
If you or a family you know qualifies please apply, any questions can be answered by going on the Elks web sight.
Completed applications need to be sent to the Moscow Elks Lodge, P.O. Box
9026, Moscow, Id 83843
Lodge scholarship Chairman.
Golf Committee Activities 2014
- Saturday — 4/5 – Golf Course Workday – projects to be determined
- Sunday — 4/27 – Men’s Opening Day Breakfast – Scramble to follow
- Tuesdays– 4/29 through 8/26 – Men’s Tuesday Night League
- Thursdays — 5/1 through 8/28 – Men’s Thursday League
- Fridays — 5/2 through 9/26 – (not held 7/4, 7/11 & 8/8) – Friday Night couples golf & steak feed
- Mondays – 5/12, 6/9, 6/23, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8 & 9/22 – golf game night – skins, rabbit etc.
- Wednesdays – 5/21 through 8/27 – Ladies’ Wednesday Night League
- Saturdays – 6/7, 6/21, 7/12 & 8/2 – Club Championship
- Sunday – 6/8 – Humanitarian Chapman
- Tuesdays – 6/10 through 7/22 – Jr. Golf program
- Sunday – 6/15 – Fathers’ Day Tournament
- Saturday & Sunday – 6/28 & 6/29 – Moscow Elks Invitational
- Friday – 7/4 – 65th Annual Sole Survivor – following community events
- Sunday – 7/6 – Women’s Sole Survivor followed by Sr. Men’s Sole Survivor
- Fridays – 7/11 & 8/8 – glow ball
- Saturday – 7/26 – Gamble Scramble
- Saturday & Sunday – 8/9 & 8/10 – Exalted Ruler’s Cup
- Saturday – 9/6 – Cart Path Scramble
- Sunday — 9/28 – Club Closing Best Ball – team pairing & pre-tourney activities the evening of 9/26
Projects for 2014 & beyond
Re-align fairway & tee mowing patterns throughout the course –
- Fairways will be done spring of 2014 in areas where redefinition can increase fairness and improve the look of the hole.
- #4 upper tee will be mowed in the back to re-establish teeing areas. – spring 2014
Re-defining mowed surfaces in the green complexes to reclaim pin sites lost over the years
- Began fall of 2013 and will continue as the surfaces are able to handle closer mowing. The surfaces will be contracted in some unusable areas in the spring of 2014 but the majority of the changes will be in re-establishing former hole locations –
- #1 – move putting surface out to left and right sides and extend to back. Move front left corner closer in.
- #2 – extend putting surface to the back left.
- #3 – extend putting surface to the back of the green, shrink the left edge of the green and add a false front to the front right for framing.
- #4 – extend putting area to back and back right, shrink to right and add a false front left for framing.
- #5 – extend putting surface to back left, back, and back right.
- #6 – extend putting surface to back and front, and add a false front on right for framing.
- #7 – minimally extend back of putting surface.
- #8 – extend putting surface to front and front right.
- #9 — extend putting surface to back and back left.
Tree trimming –
- #2 — Trim tree behind back right tee to regain teeing area and remove shrubs behind green.
- Others to be determined.
Sand traps –
- #3 – remove trap
- #5 – trap removal or renovation to be determined
- #6 – remove trap
- #8 – trap removal or renovation to be determined
- Extend practice greens between # 1 & # 9 – begun in fall of 2013.
- Establish extended chipping area around lower practice green – spring of 2013
- Extend pitching green between #3 & #4 to back of green complex.
- Install practice bunker at pitching green at back right.
- #6 — back of lower tee will be re-established to provide teeing options.
We were pleased to welcome our Essay and Scholarship winners at the Lodge meeting of Nov. 13th. Scholarship Chair George Paris and PER Curt Neely welcomed them as they read their essays and received their checks.
Grant Yenney receives his scholarship check from Chair George Paris.
Jack Verharen reads his winning essay.
Anne Mobley reads her essay with PER Curt Neely looking on.
Campbell Starkland receives her Certificate and check for PER Curt Neely
Our annual Elk’s Memorial Service will be held this Sunday at 2PM. It is our very sad duty to announce that Jeff Harkins passed away last night after a tough fight with pancreatic cancer. He will be honored Sunday along with Wayne Anderson, Jim Coleman, Lloyd Hall, Leroy Gillespie and Mel Rodrigues.
It will be a short 15 minute service followed by dessert and coffee.
Come if you can.
The wine tasting party held on the 15th was a great success. Thanks to Jerry Curtis for putting this on and thanks also to our wine expert, David Goodpaster for sharing his vast knowledge
On Thanksgiving Day, the Elks and St. Mary’s Catholic church will again co-sponsor a COMMUNITY WIDE Thanksgiving Day meal for those in need, who are lonely or alone. This will be the third year and has become an annual event, extremely important to the community. Our Lodge received a $2000 Beacon Grant from Grand Lodge, and this is the event it was written for. One of the requirements for this grant is the participation of Elks, thus, I am asking everyone who can to step up in some way and help out. For food items we are requesting boneless turkeys (can be purchased at C&L Lockers), non-Jell-O salads, and pies. For those artistically gifted, we can use table decorations you may wish to provide. Finally, we are also looking for volunteers to help with food preparation, food serving, table set up as well as clean up.
Food preparation will be in two phases but will begin on Wednesday at 8am and early on Thanksgiving Day. Table setup will be the Wednesday before Thanksgiving starting about 3pm. The actual Thanksgiving dinner will be on Thanksgiving Day from 12 -3. This will allow you time to celebrate with your own family as well.
This event and giving back is what the Elks are about. If you can provide some type of food items or would like to volunteer to be a helper, please contact the lodge office.
Finally, if you know anyone who wants to attend as a guest, please have them contact the lodge office for information.
Steve Meier and Karen Thornberry
Another month has gone by. Where did the year go?
Steve Meier, Curt and Alicia Neely, Don and Karen Thornberry and I went to the winter convention in Jerome, Idaho at the Snake River Lodge. There were a lot of interesting meetings. It was nice to see everyone and we always enjoy meeting new people. Everyone had a nice time.
Alicia Neely is in charge of the Betty Hise Foundation. She had two live auction items. The first one was a beautiful quilt which sold for $150.00. The other item was a wishing well, donated by Don Thornberry which also brought in $150.00. Between the live auction, silent auction and jewelry sales, Alicia collected $2449.00 for the Betty Hise Cancer Foundation.
Watch your e-mails for coming events. Wayne sends out emails weekly with information about upcoming events, but if he does not have a current address, you will miss out. As always, we are open to suggestions for future events.
Jerry Curtis sponsored a wine and cheese party on November 15th. He had wine Guru David Goodpaster sharing his vast knowledge on the wines provided, which were all international varieties . We also had six bottles of wine donated for auction. This was a great event and we look forward to doing it again.
Even though we had a winter wonderland outside, it was not a great driving experience. That being said, thanks to everyone that braved the winter weather to make this such a great event.
The Lodge had a nice Veterans service on the 17th. Thanks go to Don and Karen for providing the great finger food.
I hope to see you all at the next meeting.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
God Bless All,
Merry Christmas (yup, you noticed I did not say Happy Holidays). Thanksgiving is behind us and I, like most people, probably ate too much dinner and dessert. Thanksgiving Turkey with all the accompanying side dishes is my favorite dinner.
We recently completed our third annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in partnership with the St. Mary’s Church. While I don’t have the numbers as I write this, I am certain it was a great success and thank you to all the members that helped make it so. A special thanks to Karen Thornberry for taking it on this on this year as Steve Meier was out of town. Steve still went out of his way to make sure everything was in line before he left, but if not for Karen, it may not have happened.
November saw the completion of a hugely successful Wine Tasting party. We only had room for 40 people to sign up and in spite of the snow and bad driving conditions, we had a full house. A big thank you to Jerry Curtis for heading this whole thing up. Jerry has really put his talents to use this year, heading up not only the Wine Tasting, but the Chile Feed and other catered events. Jerry, you have done a great job and we cannot thank you enough.
We also honored our Youth Essay and Scholarship winners for this year. We were a little late having the presentation, but it happened and as you can see from the pictures, they and their parents were quite pleased.
In December we will again host the Children’s Christmas party and then our Tom & Jerry Party on the 14th starting at 5PM. Potlatch Corp. will again have their company dinner here on the 13th. We continue with Ladies Bunco on the first Tuesday of each month and Travis Lambert will have his dart league in full swing also. Don’t forget that the first Tuesday of each month is Taco Night with Taco’s costing 2 for $5 and kids ten and under eating free. If you don’t want Taco’s, you can always make a Taco Salad.
Remember, if I don’t have a current email address for you, then that is why you are not getting emails. Let me know.
Taco Tuesday Night is December 3 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Bring the family out for these great tacos prepared just for you. Cost is: 2 for $5, Kids under 10… Eat Free
COME EARLY AS THESE TACOS GO FAST!!
followed by Ladies BUNCO
With Christmas right around the corner it is time to get started on our Humanitarian Project. If you know of a family that could use some help with Christmas presents for their children, we would love to help them out. I also need shoppers to buy presents for the children. Please contact me if you would like to do some shopping.
We will get together in the middle of December to wrap the presents & I would love help with that also.
Contact the lodge for more information.