GHIN revision reminder

GHIN revision reminder

For all our golfers with a GHIN handicap:

Happy Holidays Elks Member and Golfers,

This year marks season two in the change in GHIN (golf handicap index network) changing the fee cycle from what was late March to January 31.   I will be purging the GHIN network on January 30th 2020 for those that do not update their fees for 2020.   Don’t worry if you miss the payment and you get purge, it is not the end of your handicap.  When you renew, your data will be updated at the earliest GHIN Revision Date.

Options for getting your GHIN paid (the amount is still $40):

  • Stop in and pay cash at the Elks Monday – Friday between  9:00 AM and noon
  • Send a check, made out to the Moscow Elks Golf Club and marked GHIN in the memo section–  P.O. Box 9026, Moscow, ID 83843
  • Credit Cards are not accepted for GHIN

Again, if you are planning on golfing in events before the club opens up, and you need your Ghin reactivated, I will always get it done for you.  If you have any questions please contact the lodge office.

Butch

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Legacy Awards close January 31

A Lasting Legacy
Legacy AwardsScholarship-seeking season comes to an end on January 31 when the Legacy Awards application closes. Legacy Awards are available to high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks. Each Legacy Award recipient will receive a $4,000 scholarship distributed over the course of their college career. Legacy awards scholars are required to serve with the Elks at least once per year.Encourage your children or grandchildren—or those of your fellow Elks—who are high school seniors to apply for a Legacy Award! Learn more about the eligibility requirements here.
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Gratitude Grant presentation to St. Vincent De Paul

Gratitude Grant presentation to St. Vincent De Paul

Pictured is Gerard Connelly, along with his wife Cindi and ER Joel Jaureguito as we present a Gratitude Grant check for $2000 to St. Vincent De Paul at last nights meeting.

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🦀 Elks #249 Crab Feed !! 🦀

MOSCOW ELKS LODGE NO. 249

Idaho’s Oldest Lodge

elkslogo[1]The Moscow Elks Lodge will be holding its annual crab feed on Saturday February 15th to raise needed money for lodge charities and operations. The menu will include crab, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, and desert.  For those who can’t eat crab, we will have prime rib as an alternate meat choice.  The cost is $30/ person.  There will also be a casino night following dinner.crab

Social hour will begin at 5:00 PM , dinner at 6:00 PM; casino will start after dinner at around 7:00 PM.

Members need to respond to their mailed invitation and send payment by February 7th, or call the lodge at 208-882-2577, weekdays between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM to RSVP.

New Picture (70)Mark your calendars and come out for a fun evening to support your lodge.

Respectfully,

Pat Dollar, Rick Hull , Travis Lambert, Tyson Berrett & Brent Smith

The Moscow Elks Lodge crab feed has been held annually since at least the 1930’s.  Join us as it continues into its 10th decade.

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From the Exalted Ruler

Greetings Fellow Elk Members:

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s.  2019 was a fast year but that means golf season is only a few months away as well as spring.

December was a very eventful month.  The month started out with our annual Memorial Service to honor members who have passed away this year.  Those members were, Jerome Dahmen, Edward Jacobson, Jack LeClaire, Reo Lloyd, Larry McBride, and Don Smith.

“To Our Absent Members.”

Tom and Jerry night was a successful event with a wonderful attendance of Elk members and guests.  Bobbi, as always, had the lodge decorated very festive for the Holidays.

We recently donated $1000 to the Special Olympics through a grant that Wayne Krauss got for us.  We presented the check to Dave Ting at our lodge meeting on December 11th.

This January, on Saturday the 11th, we will have the Elks Hoop Shoot and we are hoping for a big turnout.  If your kids or grandkids are interested, please have them attend at the HIRC Center January 11, 2020 at 8a.m.

I hope the New Year finds you happy and healthy.  As always, I would like you to join our lodge meetings and come out to our events to meet and greet our members.  Pot of Gold is over $600, and Queen of Hearts is over $400 dollars.  You can’t win if you don’t join us.  Hope to see you soon.

Happy New Year,
Joel T. Jaurequito, D.C.
Exalted Ruler

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From the Desk of the Secretary


Happy New Year!! 2020, wow, back when I and many others of you were in High School, we were told that by now we would all be driving flying cars and our world would look like the old TV show, The Jetsons.  Instead, we are looking at electric cars, bikes and scooters.  Supposedly flying in jet aircraft is destroying the atmosphere and a major contributor to Global Warming.  Others are saying it is just another cycle the Earth is going through.  Hard to know what or who to believe, but I think the answer is somewhere in the middle.  In my opinion, nothing sounds better than a big block V8 with glass packs and 2 ½ inch exhausts!  OK, enough of that.

It’s always great to start the New Year with good news!  As Joel mentioned in his message, at the December 11th Lodge meeting, we presented a check for $1000 to Dave Ting, representing the Moscow Special Olympics.  We received this grant from the Idaho State Elks Association, what a great deal!  Next up, at the January 8th meeting, plans are to present a Gratitude Check of $2000 to Gerard Connelly, representing the St. Vincent de Paul organization.  What a great way to go out with the old and in with the new!  We also received $2500 last year to renew our Impact Grant which is used to support our fly tying/ fishing program for our Veterans with PTSD.  We are now working on our Per Capita amount needed to qualify for next year’s Gratitude Grant.  Our Lodge needs to donate around $1800 to the Elks National Foundation in order to qualify.  Not a bad return on our dollar, $1800 gets us $2000!  There will be other grants available this new year including the Beacon Grant, Promise Grant, Freedom Grant and renewing our Impact Grant.  If you would like to donate to the Elks National Foundation, you can do it online at elks.org or send your checks to the office, P.O. Box 9026, Moscow and I will see that it is included in our Lodge donation check.

I am very proud to be a member of our Lodge, given all we do for our community.  As you can see, we are not just about golf.  While our golf course plays an important part, please remember, we are an Elks Lodge with a golf course, not a golf course with a Lodge.  With your participation in our grant programs, we can put over $10,000 back into our communities each year.  You members in Troy, Deary, Pullman, Genesee and the outlying areas, if you identify a qualifying need, let me know.  I can look to see what grant fits the need, then, all we need is someone to administer and follow up on that grant.  I will write it for you, but we need someone to come up with the ideas and volunteer to administer that grant.

Here’s to a great and successful New Year!

Wayne Krauss,
Secretary, PER

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A Note from your Leading Knight

Merry Christmas and to my brother and sister Elk’s, hope it is the best year yet to come.  It has been a year of wonderful deeds our volunteers, active in our Lodge, have accomplished.  Trustee Jerry Curtis and Bobbi Ross, the promotion and enthusiasm with bar and dining has revitalized Lodge activity. Bobbi continues to be a shining star and we are so grateful to have her. Thanks to Bill Sayler for his time and effort getting donations to provide us with a first-class driving range. Thanks to the volunteers who helped clean and repaint the cart sheds, those that worked to replace the bridges, those that tended to flowers, volunteers who also every year organize for Fourth of July and three sole survivor contests. Thank you, Bev Rhoades and the Ladies Golf League, for buying trees for #8 and, our Lodge would look a lot different without Shelley Anderson’s touch. Thank you, Kathy Weber and Bill Lambert, for always helping out in a pinch. And to our officers, thanks for always stepping up. It was a good year and it is looking like we will continue on.

Happy New Year.

Janey Wineinger, Leading Knight.

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Bar / Dining

Happy New Year of 2020????

To start the New Year off with a “clean” slate on March 21st (mark your Calendars) the Bar/Dining will host a Pizza Clean Up Day of the basement out at the lodge.  Bring your trucks, pickups and/or trailers to haul off what’s not salvageable & the rest we will put out for sale during the Annual Rummage Sale being held May 16th or given to the Hope Center.  (Again, Mark Your Calendar!!)

To get back to January with 1 Event being held and February looking forward to the Crab Feed make sure to check the Moscow Elks 249 Facebook Page for upcoming Events and Gatherings being held.

Looking “Fore “ward to another Prosperous Year

Thank You,
Bobby Ross

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Simulator Golf League

Simulator Golf League

If you still have the golfing bug this winter, simulator golf is for you.  Airway Hills Golf Center has let the Moscow Elks create a simulator golf league.  The first league session is completed and the second session is under way.  There is still plenty of time to join session #2.  It is a great deal with prizes and lots of fun!  Moscow Elks teams are charged $100/person for the tournament with a free practice round thrown in.  Call Airway Hills Golf Center and register for session #2,  509-872-3092.  Trent Goetze, PGA Pro, will also give you game improving lessons if needed.

Results from session #1

  1. Ball Bouncers (B. Meyers & J. Pulis)

  2. Team Brad (B. Hanson & C. Dunkel)

  3. Two Fores (J. Curtis & B. Saylor)

  • KP — C. Dundel
  • Long Putt  Rnd #2– R. Smith
  • Lowest Par 3 Avg. — B. Saylor
  • Long Drive — J. Pulis
  • One Club Hole —  J. Crane/M. Houska
  • Long Putt Rnd #6 — B. Hanson
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Hoop Shoot — still need more volunteers

Hoop Shoot

more volunteers still needed

Greetings Fellow Elk Members:

January 11, 2020 we will be sponsoring the Hoop Shoot at the HIRC Center starting at 8 a.m..  We need approximately 15 to 16 volunteers to make it a successful event.  I ask if you can help that would be great.  We are attempting to have a large turnout, so if you have children or know some kids that would like to participate please invite them to join us. Please email Wayne at secretary@elks249.com so we know how many volunteers we will have.

Thank you, Joel T. Jaureguito, D.C.

Exalted Ruler

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Gratitude Grant

Gratitude Grant /

Latah County St. Vincent De Paul Society

This email will be a little lengthy, but I believe you will find it very informative.

We have just been approved for the 2019-2020 Gratitude Grant of $2000 from the Elks National Foundation (ENF). We applied for this Grant yesterday and it was approved this morning. I have never seen a Grant approved that quickly!

Here is a summation of what the Grant is for. This is taken directly from the Grant application:

St. Vincent De Paul Society made 470 home visits in Latah County (which is the main area our Lodge represents) last year to over 1,000 people in need. These folks are facing impending utilities disconnect or eviction in many cases. They also assist with food, clothing, transportation needs, fire wood, about anything you can think of. Although they are a faith based organization their service is completely unconditional…if you need help you qualify. They utilize all volunteers, no staff, no office, zero administration expense. Every dollar they receive goes to assist folks in need in Latah County. Most of those they assist are the elderly and families with children. Their funding comes solely from donations from private individuals, donations from churches and grant money from organizations such as ours.

St. Vincent De Paul Society is a “last line of defense” for those in need in our county. While local government attempts to help those in need to some extent, the use of public tax money greatly reduces the effectiveness. St. Vincent De Paul is a direct line to the needy, with no governmental restraints which allows them to act quickly and effectively for those in need. Last year they served 1,909 people in our county, including over 1000 home visits and over 800 eldercare visits. Funding was utilized for help with heating bills, food, clothing and at times helping with rent.

A check for $2000 will be presented to St. Vincent De Paul at the January 8th meeting.

Now we need to finish up donations to ENF so we can qualify for the 2020-2021 Gratitude Grant. We need to donate about $1800 total. So far this year we have donations of around $1000, so we need another $800. Please, you can donate on line at elks.org or just send your check to the Lodge, P.O. Box 9026, Moscow. This is a no brainer folks, we donate $1800 and get $2000 back to be spent on a worthwhile cause within our community.

If you have any questions, please email me.

Thanks

Wayne

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Tom & Jerry Party

Tom & Jerry Party

Come out tomorrow 5 pm and see our Lodge all dressed for the holidays!  As usual the Tom and Jerry’s are complimentary as are the appetizers.  The no host bar will open for other libations!

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Special Olympics Grant

Special Olympics Grant

Recipient Dave Ting is honored with a $1000 check funding the Special Olympics Athletic Programs.

Grant funded through Moscow Elks Lodge 249, provided by the Idaho State Elks Association.

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From the Exalted Ruler

Greetings Fellow Elk Members:

November sure came in quick and left in a hurry and now with one more holiday upon us and then we can rest and breath before the New Year.  We had a couple of very successful events at the lodge this November.  Bobbi put a craft fair on and every vender sold some of their crafts and one vender sold out.  The turkey give away was also a successful night and congratulations to our four winners Steve, Cheri, Kathy, and Ron.

This December will also be a busy month.  December 1st is our Annual Memorial Service and we will also have our Tom and Jerry party.  Please contact Wayne or Bobbi for details.

Sorry this letter is so short but times moves so fast and before you know it, its 2020 and the beginning of new events.  In January we will have our annual Hoopfest and it would be great if you would like to attend and help us help kids doing their best at shooting free throws for competition.

Please feel free to join our lodge meeting every second and fourth Wenesday in the month. December of course will just be one lodge meeting on December 11th.  January, February, March, April, and May there will be two lodge meetings per month.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Joel T. Jaurequito, D.C.
Exalted Ruler

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From the Desk of the Secretary


This is it; December is bringing 2019 to a close.  This has been a tough year for our country, politically speaking. It seems like to many people believe anything social media puts out and unfortunately too many people post things just to get a heated response.  The news media cannot report actual news without having a bunch of opinionated bobble heads telling us their “expert” opinion. What is fact and what is not?  How to maintain our sanity?  I really like the following words:

“You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you.  True Power is sitting back and observing things with logic.  True power is restraint.  If words control you, that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass”.

These words have been attributed to Warren Buffett.  I don’t know for sure he said this, but none the less I try to remember them each day — it just makes things a little easier!

While there have been some ups and downs, overall, I believe this has been a good year for our Lodge.  I look forward to the new year and would like to see more grants applied for and used in our communities.  George Paris and his crew continue with our Veteran’s Fly Tying/Fishing program, utilizing the Impact Grant each year. Great job guys!

Sad to say, we still have 30 members in arrears of their dues, and in January I will begin
sending final letters requesting payment or they will be dropped from membership.  This will be a sad state of affairs as that will mean an overall loss in membership for our Lodge.  I will be asking the sponsors of these members to contact them to try to get them active and paid up.

Have a great Christmas and a safe New Year!

Wayne Krauss,
Secretary, PER

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A message from the Leading Knight

Elks pledge “So long as there are vterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”  The Elks National Veterans Service Commission takes that pledge one step further, and promises service to our nation’s veterans and military members, with a special focus on service to those in need.

Thousands of Elks volunteers give generously of their time, energy and resources to serve veterans and military members each day, to ensure that pledge is not an idle one.

Today, nationally, our volunteers provide direct service to veterans in more than 330 facilities each month.  Through our grants to Elks Lodges, we connect with veterans and military members in their communities, providing them with services where they live.  We help veterans rehabilitate and thrive through adaptive sports programs and therapy kits. And our Welcome Home initiative is reaching out to some of our most vulnerable veterans: those who are experiencing homelessness.

For several years, our Lodge has provided a program, funded by a national grant, to work with returning Veterans attending the University of Idaho.  Every year we apply for the grant for materials.  Returning Vets participate in fly tying instruction and a camping event upon completion.  It has and continues to be a well-attended and popular part of our
commitment to our local Veterans.

Janey Wineinger,
Leading Knight

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Simulator Golf League

Simulator Golf League

If you still have the golfing bug this winter, simulator golf is for you.  Airway Hills Golf Center has let the Moscow Elks create a simulator golf league.  The first league session has already started with 8 2-person teams participating.  It is a great deal with prizes and lots of fun!  The normal cost is $150/person for 6 tournament rounds.  The Moscow Elks teams are only being charged $100/person for the tournament with a free practice round thrown in.  Call Airway Hills Golf Center and check out when the next session starts. 509-872-3092.  Trent Goetze, PGA Pro, will also give you game improving lessons if needed.

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A note from Bobbi

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly (for sure)!!  Starting out with the Golf Season to Pin the Tail on the Llama and finishing up with the Delightful slurping good times at the Tom & Jerry Party I would say I had a Blessed Year.

If YOU (members) haven’t checked out our Moscow Elks 249 Facebook page yet, this is the time to get acquainted, as Future happenings, events, etc. will be posted on the page.  Please “like” “share” and “comment.”   Also the New Members Wall is up (pretty good-looking mug shots for sure!!)

I Wish you All a Merry Christmas and may your New Year of 2020 be blessed with Joy, Peace and Happiness.

See you in the Spring
Bobbi Ross

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ENF Impact Grant Renewed

ENF Impact Grant Renewed

— Veteran’s Fly Tying/Fishing —

A bit of good news for Monday—-We have been notified that Grand Lodge has approved our renewal of the Impact Grant in the amount of $2500.  Thanks to George Paris for administering this grant in the form of our Veteran’s Fly Tying/Fishing program.

Good job George!

So long as there are veterans,

the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.

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Elks Tom & Jerry Party

Elks Tom & Jerry Party

Hi fellow Elks,

The annual Tom and Jerry Party is Saturday, December 7th at 5:00 PM.

This annual event will be a little more formal than in past years, dress up (tiaras and tuxes optional!) and welcome in the Holiday Season.  — Please attend even if dressy is not your style! 

 Our Elks Lodge will also be in its finest Holiday dress; decorations, no host full bar and a wonderful array of appetizers.

As usual the Tom and Jerry drinks are complimentary as are the appetizers.

Please RSVP, by Monday, December 2nd, to 208.882.2577 or email secretay@elks249.com. We want to make sure there is enough for all to enjoy this fun evening.

Kathy Weber

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