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.
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.
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.
ER, Moscow Lodge #249