Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Bob Mortensen

 H. Robert (Bob) Mortensen

  • Born in Moscow Idaho — 1922
  • attended schools in Craigmont & Moscow
  • graduated from Moscow High School — 1940
  • attended University of Idaho — 1940-1942
  • United States Army — South Pacific — 1942-1945
  • car salesman — Francisco Motor Company — Moscow Idaho
  • owner & operator — Bob’s Donut Shop — Moscow
  • bowling lanes manager — Moscow Elks Lodge — 1950-1958
  • built, owned & operated Bowlerama lanes — Moscow — 1958-1992
  • secretary Idaho Bowling Proprietors Association — 1959-1982
  • inducted Moscow Bowling Association Hall of Fame — 1964
  • regional vice-president Bowling Proprietors Association of America — 1973-1976
  • inducted Idaho Bowling Council Hall of Fame — 1975
  • died in Moscow Idaho — 2000
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance
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We will never forget

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The Old(er) Days — 9/10/1948 –Elks’ Saturday Night Dance Orchestra

The Old(er) Days — September 10th, 1948

Elks’ Saturday Night

Dance Orchestra

The Elks’ Saturday Nigh Dance Orchestra of 1948-49.  They played every Saturday night at the lodge during the fall and winter.

From left to right they were:

  • Bert Neilsen
  • Morey O’Donnell (composer of “Go Vandals, Go”)
  • Mac McNamara
  • Bill McNutt
  • Dale Ruark (lifetime member BPOE #249 — on wall of rememberance)
  • Roy Toole
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Exalted Ruler’s Cup Update

Congratulations to Moscow Elks

 Exalted Ruler’s Cup Winner

Wayne Krauss

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Boyd Martin

 Boyd Martin

  • Born in Cottonwood Idaho — 1911
  • attended schools in Cottonwood and Lewiston
  • graduated from Nez Perce High School — 1929
  • attended Pasadena City College
  • attended University of California at Los Angeles
  • graduated from University of Idaho — 1936
  • masters degree from Universtiy of Idaho — 1937
  • doctorated — Stanford University — 1943
  • taught — University of Idaho 1938-1939 and 1940-1947
  • member of United Nations Conference and one of drafters of United Nations’ Charter — 1945
  • head of Department of Social Science — University of Idaho — 1948-1955
  • dean College of Letters and Science — University of Idaho — 1955-1973
  • selected 1st Borah Distinguished Professor of Political Science — 1973
  • creator and director — Bureau of Public Research — University of Idaho — 1973-1990
  • represented United States Department of State in the Alliance for Progress
  • board member of National Association of Parners of the Alliance
  • founded Boyd and Grace Martin Institute of Human Behavior (Martin Institute for Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution) — 1979
  • donated $1,000,000 to fund Institute — 1980
  • awarded the Idaho Statesman’s Distinguished Citizen Award
  • awarded the University of Idaho’s Distinguished Idahoan Award
  • member University of Idaho Hall of Fame
  • awarded Moscow Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen Award
  • member Idaho Commission of the Humanities and Arts
  • chairman legislative committee — Moscow Chamber of Commerce
  • helped establish Moscow-Pullman Unitarian Fellowship
  • honored by United Nation — 1995
  • died in Moscow Idaho — 1998
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance
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The Old(er) Days — 9/1/1927 — Temple Renovation & Addition

The Old(er) Days — September 1st, 1927

Temple Renovation & Addition

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From the Exalted Ruler

Greeting fellow Elks members.  As you know we didn’t have the Gamble Scramble this summer but we had Picnic on the Patio.  The turnout was really good.  We had good food and good socializing.  Jerry had a chip off contest that was a lot fun for everyone who participated or watched.

Summer is coming to a close but Bobbi and I are putting our heads together and are coming up with ideas for winter events.  So, if you have any suggestions please let us know.

I would like to thank Rick Sperry and his work crew for repairing the bridges on the first and the 8th holes.  They did an excellent job and spent hours to improve our course.  All materials were paid from the “Cart path” fund and the labor was free!

Wayne, Jerry, Janey and I went up to St. Maries on August 17th for the District Deputy meeting and met our new deputy, Bill Shields.  A lot of the meeting was regarding recruitment and the new accounting system.  It’s a change but it will go smoothly oncewe learn.  Everyone had good ideas on recruitment for new members.  Hopefully our membership will increase more and more.

Lodge meetings in September are the second and fourth Wednesday at 6:30.  I would like to invite you to join our meeting so we can get more members input and different subjects.

Repsectfully,
Joel T. Jaurequito, D.C.
Exalted Ruler

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From the Desk of the Secretary


OK folks, I will try to keep this short this month.  As you can see, we plan on keeping more regular hours during the winter season as possible.  A number of ideas have been floated around by the Officers, but no matter what activity is decided, we need your participation.  You know what they say, “Have you ever thrown a party and no one showed up”?  Being able to keep the Lodge open on a regular basis during the winter months is a challenge and we need your help.  If you have ideas, don’t sit on them but contact one of your Officers or Trustees
with your idea. As they say, “Be part of the solution, not the problem”.

Thank you for all the encouragement and enthusiasm so many of you have shown this year.  Rick has had great turnouts for his projects this summer.  We have had volunteers that have never volunteered before and that is fantastic!  Keep up the good work and thank you Rick for all the hard work you have put in this summer, heading up all the iprovement projects.

Wayne Krauss,
Secretary, PER

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September Bar/Dining Hours

The new fall hours for the bar and dining operation starting Sunday, September 1
will be 8:00am to 7:00pm on weekends and noon to 7:00pm weekdays.  The kitchen will be closing an hour earlier at 6:00pm.  The bar and dining area will be kept open longer as needed for prearranged events like extended leagues and our Friday night steak and
salmon nights.  If you have questions, please call me at 882-3015 after 12:00pm.

Thank you,
Bobbi Ross, Bar/Dining Mgr.

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Crafts Bazaar — Saturday November 16th

Crafts Bazaar

— Saturday November 16th —

Fall will be here before we know it with cool evenings, the changing of the landscapes, and the upcoming holidays.  This gets me to thinking about the festive seasons where we decorate our homes for family and friends.  The Elks Club is putting on a crafts bazaar on Saturday, November 16th.  As we promote this fun event for the holidays, we are looking for individuals who are interested in providing a table for the event.  We are open to all your crafts, from woodworking, crochet, painting, sewing, baking, and other creative specialties.  Please contact me after 12:00pm at the bar and dining phone number, 208-882-3015.

Thank you,
Bobbi Ross, Bar/Dining Mgr.

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Lodge Open for the Winter Season!!

Lodge Open for the Winter Season!!

As the golfing leagues and summer activities come to an end for the season the lodge prepares to be open only for special events during the winter.

NOT THIS YEAR!

Bobbi, our Manager for the Bar and Dining has volunteered to work throughout the winter to keep the lodge active.  We are planning on being open on Tuesday and Friday nights for a variety of special functions.  Friday night will be the traditional steak and salmon night, with Tuesday night being open for unusual creative evenings.  Watch for future communications and the monthly newsletter to update you on upcoming events.

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Let’s Be More Understanding

Let’s Be More Understanding

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” — President ( and Elk) John F. Kennedy

This past week I heard a someone say, “I am not proud to be American.”  My initial thought was anger.  How can you not
be proud to be an American!?  We are a great country that helps so many around the world.  We are a light in the darkness
around the world.  We are leaders, inventors, educators, entrepreneurs and so on.  We are a GREAT country.  I asked why this individual was not proud to be an American.  The answer, Donald Trump, our president.  My anger turned to laughter.  How can one man make me or anyone less proud to be American?  Yes, he is the president, but he is not
“America.”  He is one man that was elected.  America is so much more than one man.  We are more than policies, political parties, organizations and so on.  We are a free people.  We are free to think how we want, feel how we want, love how we want to be who we want.
We are free to thrive.  We are our past, our present and our future.  We are the men and women who have laid their lives down for the causes we believe in.  We are Harriet Tubman, George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Fredrick Douglas, elk member Douglas MacArthur, JFK, MLK, Ronald Reagan and so many more.  We are Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Oprah. We are a melting pot of the best of humanity.  Yes, we also have the worst sprinkled in there, but that isn’t what defines us!  We are defined by our actions!  America for the past 243 years has been a beacon of hope.

We said, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

America is the GREATEST nation on earth.  In this politically charged time in our history, let us take a step back to see the past.  To remind ourselves what we were.  Look at the present.  See the good in us right now, not the bad, the arguments and the rhetoric.  Look at your neighbor, your family member, your community for the good they do.  Don’t hold ill will towards anyone.  Then look to the future.  Look who we can become.  See the greatness we can bestow upon our children and their children and their children.  As the quote above from JFK says, “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”  So, I ask that we as Elks, no matter our political leanings, our prejudice, our faith differences, that we lead by example.  Let us be more understanding.  Let us agree to disagree when need be.  Let us represent and honor those that paid the ltimate sacrifice for our freedom.  Let us rejoice in our victories, let us mourn our defeats, but let us do it together.  As PROUD Americans.

Rick Sperry,
Esquire

Some of our other brother Elks —

   

 

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Club Championship Update

Congratulations to Moscow Elks

 Club Champion

Jerry Curtis

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Guy Plumb Wicks

 Guy Wicks

  • Born in Eustis Nebraska — 1902
  • graduated Moscow High School — 1920
  • Varsity baseball — University of Idaho 1922-1925
  • graduated University of Idaho — 1925
  • high school coach — Genesee High School — 1925-1927
  • high school coach — Moscow High School — 1927-1930
  • high school coach — North Central High School — Spokane WA — 1930-1931
  • assistant athletic director & basketball coach — University of Idaho Southern Branch (Idaho State University) — 1931-1935
  • athletic director & football coach — University of Idaho Southern Branch (Idaho State University) — 1935-1941
  • basketball & baseball coach — University of Idaho — 1941-1943
  • served in United States Navy — 1943-1946
  • baseball coach — University of Idaho — 1946-1948
  • athletic department — University of Idaho — 1948-1960
  • sole survivor winner– Moscow Elks Golf Club — 1960 & 1963
  • associate dean of students — University of Idaho — 1960 – 1966
  • died in Atlanta GA — 1968
  • Wicks Field named for him — University of Idaho — 1979
  • inducted into Idaho State University Hall of Fame — 1980
  • Inducted Idaho State Athletics Hall of Fame — 2015
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance

 

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Last Thursday night league of the season

Last Thursday night league of the season

This is the last week of Men’s Thursday League golf. The format will be a scramble and a steak dinner is offered that evening for $12.50.

Please—if you plan on having steak, please call Bobbi at 208-882-3015 and let her know. She needs to know how many to plan for.

Thanks,

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — I. C. Hattabaugh

I. C. Hattabaugh

  • Born near Salem Indiana — 1851
  • finished school in New Ross Indiana — 1867
  • manufactoring drain tiles — Duncan Brothers — Jamestown Indiana — 1875-1878
  • carpentry/sash & door manufacturing — Lewiston ID –1878-1890
  • deputy assessor, deputy sheriff & deputy auditor — Nez Perce County — 1881-1884
  • city council — Lewiston ID — 1884-1885
  • Nez Perce County Auditor — 1884-1886
  • president — Commercial Bank of Moscow — Moscow ID — 1890-1895
  • Charter member of BPOE #249 — 1892
  • Board of Regence — University of Idaho — 1892-1895
  • Exalted Ruler Elks Lodge #249 –1894-1895
  • District Deputy Idaho State Elks — oversaw chartering of Wallace Lodge — 1896
  • secretary-treasurer — Grangeville Implement Company, Limited — Grangeville ID — 1900-1909
  • Idaho State Insurance Commissioner — 1910-1912
  • died in Lewisotn ID — 1927

 

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Ladies’ League Final Standings

Ladies’ League Final Standings 

1– Farm Gals                66.5

  • Mary Nelson
  • Annette Smith

2 — B & B                           55

  • Cathy Beahan
  • Bev Rhoades

3 — Back 9 Bandits        53.5

  • Kelly Gilder
  • Sharon Kimberling

4 — Jordan Jumpers     52

  • Kathy Christian
  • Jill Diamond

T5 — M & M’s                 45

  • Mitzi Houska
  • Mary Manderscheid

T5 — B n Jo                     45

  • Jo Lynd
  • BJ Swanson

7 — Big 10 Ballers    _     41.5

  • Even Fortenbery
  • Debbie Noren

8 — Golf Divas                  39

  • Laurie Hopkins
  • Kristie Mattoon

9 — Classy Mulligans       26

  • Gail Krauss
  • Kathy Weber

10 — Cart Jockeys              21.5

  • Patricia Baker
  • Wendy Campbell
  • Janey Wineinger

Last night “fun night” winners

Tombstone Tournament — tie — Mia Berrett & Sharon Kimberling

Chip in — Sharon Kimberlling — #8

Ringer Tournament —

  • 1st — Dana Hull — 29
  • 2nd — Terri Dollar — 28

 

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Steak & Salmon Night — with “Pin the tail on the llama”

Another Friday up and around the corner with Steak/Salmon BBQ offered in
the Bar/Dining at your Elks Lodge.

This Friday we will have a “Pin the Tail on the Llama” for a chance to win a $100! Ticket sales for the d”tail” are $5.00 and proceeds will go to wards our Youth Charity account.

Come on out for some good eats and socializing.

See ya all soon,

Bobbi

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Club Championship Update

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Exalted Ruler’s Cup update

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