Reminder — GHIN Users — Renewal Date Moved to January 30th

GHIN Users —

Reminder — Renewal Date Moved to January 30th

If you are maintaining a GHIN (Golf Handicap Information Network) handicap through the Moscow Elks Golf Club you need to be aware of the changes made by the Washington State Golf Association, of which we are affiliated.

The WSGA is moving the inactive date to January 31st.   Your $40 dues need to be paid by January 29th to avoid being inactive.  You can visit Wayne at the Elks Lodge during his office hours, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, from 9:00 AM to noon, or feel free to send a check payable to “ELKS” to Butch Fealy, handicap chairman.

Wayne Krauss Secretary, PER Moscow Elks #249

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Bar & Dining Manager Search

Bar & Dining Manager Search

Position Purpose:

  • Ensure that the day-to-day operations of the club and facility is run in an efficient, profitable, and professional manner.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Must have 1-2 years of bartending and dining experience.
  • Running the day-to-day operations of the bar/dining and golf course area.
  • Managing, leading, and directing current and future bar and dining staff.
  • Supervising bartenders and able to fill bartender shifts, janitorial staff, and contract labor, including kitchen operations, ordering, and maintaining all stock, including liquor, bar food and cleaning supplies.
  • Responsible for all employment activities associated with the club employees to include hiring, termination and progressive discipline as needed, subject to approval from House Committee.
  • Maintaining data for sales tax filing and coordinating social event schedules within the club area.
  • Ensuring compliance with all State, County, and City liquor laws.
  • Ensuring all employees/volunteers serving alcohol must have completed bartending class as provided/required by the state of Idaho.
  • Monitoring inventory and interfacing with vendors; oversee rental of golf carts, green fees, range balls and golf merchandise.
  • Performing other various administrative and financial duties as requested by the Lodge House Committee.
  • Ideal applicants would have experience in kitchen operations, food licensing, catering, and event planning.
  • Successful candidates must possess creative thinking, be focused on customer service, and foster teamwork among the bar staff.
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends as needed along with some holidays.
  • Applicants must be willing and able to pass a criminal background check.

Compensation:

  • Salary is negotiable based on the candidate’s experience.

Please submit resume to —

Moscow Elks Lodge 249,

P.O. Box 9026,

Moscow, Idaho 83843

or email to the Lodge Secretary,  with subject line “Bar and Dining Manager” at

secretary@elks249.com

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From the Pages of the 249er — October 1948 — Lady Elks Golf Season Ending Costume Party (Staggerette)

From the Pages of the 249er —

October 1948 — Lady Elks’ Golf Season Ending Costume Party — (would become Staggerette)

The lady Elks golfers wound up their serason of play by holding a costume party and tournament at the golf course.

Those show are: front row — Etta Drew, Rose McGough, Thelma Collins, Evelyn Adams, Mae Clark, Leila Appling, Betty Rae Parks, Hazel Holcomb and Katy Rae Boyer.  Back row — Virginia Bowlby, Evelyn Wilderman, Celia McFadyen and Lillian Green.

The tradition would continue through the 1980s.

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Golf Course Flooding

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Tuesday night, 1/12/21, for the area. 

This time they were right.  

Wednesday morning — The island on the right is the back third of #7 green & the lake beyond the trees includes all of #1 green.

Thursday morning — The South Fork of the Palouse back in the banks with only puddles left behind. 

The water appears to have been silt-free enough and left quickly enough to have spared us the level of damage we have seen on other occasions.  In past floods we have had as much as four to six inches of silt deposited with this part of the course left unplayable for much of the season.

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

    • Born in Moscow ID,
    • graduated Moscow High School,
    • attended and graduated from University of Idaho,
    • served in US Army during WWII in Germany & Japan,
    • served in US Air Force during Korean War – Left service as a Lt. Colonel,
    • was a co-owner of Shell Oil Station,
    • worked for J. R. Simplot ,
    • participated in 2017 Veterans Honor Flight to Washington D. C. and
    • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — 70 consecutive years – on lodge wall of remembrance.

answer will be posted next week

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January 13th Lodge Meeting Cancelled

January 13th & January 27th Lodge Meetings Cancelled

Good afternoon Elks!

Lodge tonight has been cancelled while we work to navigate the current in-person meeting requirements.  We apologize to all who had planned to attend tonight.

The lodge meeting scheduled for the 27th is also cancelled.  Our ER will keep us updated on February lodge meetings!

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Legacy Awards Deadline February 5th, 2021

Legacy Awards Deadline February 5th, 2021

In the last seven years, six children or grandchildren of Lodge #249 members have been awarded Legacy Scholarships. 

It is a wonderful opportunity for children or grandchildren on our members to compete for, and potentially receive $4000 toward their education.

Legacy Awards Competition

Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined below.

The 2021 contest opened on September 1, 2020.

The deadline for applications is February 5, 2021 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time.

Read below for eligibility information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Who is Eligible?

  1. For the 2021 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2018, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2018, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2021. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
  2. The applicant must be a high school senior.
  3. The applicant must apply online only. The 2021 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 5, 2021 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time.
  4. If the applicant’s parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent’s Elks Lodge.
  5. We have waived the standardized test requirement for the 2021 Legacy contest. You do not need to submit ACT and/or SAT scores.
  6. Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student wins more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.
  7. Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)
  8. If you are selected as a 2021 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship. Click here for more information about serving with the Elks.
    The 2021 Legacy Awards Contest Opens September 1.

    Click here to Apply to the 2021 Legacy Awards Contest Beginning September 1

How Do I Apply, and What Are the Deadlines?Eligible students should apply in the following manner:

  1. The student must complete and submit the ONLINE application. The 2021 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 5, 2021 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time.
  2. The Elk sponsor’s membership will be verified through the BPOE Grand Lodge headquarters.
  3. When a student registers to complete the online application, both the applicant and Lodge Secretary will be notified by email.
  4. If you have questions about your online Legacy Awards application, contact the ENF Scholarship Office via email at scholarship@elks.org. Visit our Legacy Awards FAQ page.
  5. Upon receipt of the application, the applicant will receive a notification that the application was received. Winners will be announced in late April 2021.

Note: Because the contest begins in one Lodge year and the winners are announced in the next, a Legacy Award could go to the child or grandchild of a lapsed member. An applicant’s Elk parent or grandparent must be a paid-up member in good standing at the time of application, but if the Elk chooses not to renew membership, that decision will not affect the outcome of the Legacy Awards contest.

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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

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

Bill McCabe

  • born in Montrose SD — 1928
  • graduated Walla Walla High School — Walla Walla WA — 1946
  • served in United States Navy — 1946-1948
  • worked in construction — Walla Walla WA — 1948
  • worked for Catapillar Tractor — Walla Walla WA — 1948-1958
  • owner and manager — Reliable Rebuilders — Moscow ID — 1958-1987
  • real estate agent — Jim Newsome Real Estate — Moscow ID
  • Moscow Elks #249 Board Chairman twice
  • president — Latah County Shrine
  • board of directors — Troy-Deary Gun Club
  • won Idaho State trap shooting title
  • died in Moscow ID — 2015
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance
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Happy 128th Birthday to Moscow Lodge #249

Happy 128th Birthday to

Moscow Lodge #249

The Moscow Elks celebrated our 128th birthday on December 28th, 2020.  We are Idaho’s olderst lodge and also, currently the fastest growing in the state.

For a description of the activity as recorded by the Spokane Elks Lodge #228 (who presided at our original installation) click on the link below to read the minutes from this occasion. Minutes of the Decembeer 28th 1892 installation of Moscow Elks Lodge #249

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From the Pages of the 249er — Winter of 1948-49 — Bowling Booming in the Basement of the Old Temple

From the Pages of the 249er —

Winter of 1948-1949 — Bowling Booming in the Basement of the Old Temple

During the winter months of 1948 and 1949 the bowling alleys in the basement of the old lodge were a busy place.

Over a hundred members and their spouses were involved in regular leagues throughout the week.

Automatic pinsetters were a thing of the then future, and the pins were handset into racks by the “pinsetters “, either boys hired for the evening or by the bowlers themselves during open play.  Both Bob Mortensen who spent many years as the Elks’ bowling alley manager and Kenny Jordan Sr., who served as the golf course superintendent and club professional for 40 years, began their affiliation with the Elks as pinsetters in the early 1940’s.

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

  • born in Montrose SD,
  • graduated Walla Walla High School — Walla Walla WA,
  • served in United States Navy,
  • worked in construction — Walla Walla WA,
  • worked for Catapillar Tractor — Walla Walla WA,
  • owned and managed — Reliable Rebuilders — Moscow ID,
  • was a real estate agent — Jim Newsome Real Estate — Moscow ID,
  • chaired Moscow Elks #249 Board of Directors — twice,
  • elected president — Latah County Shrine,
  • served on the board of directors — Troy-Deary Gun Club,
  • won Idaho State trap shooting title and
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance

answer will be posted next week

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From the Exalted Ruler

Looking back at the year of  2020 we can be amazed at what our Lodge members have
accomplished despite Covid.

We hired a new Greenskeeper in the Spring.  Cory and his family settled in, got to work and produced the best course conditions we have had in recent memory.  Bill Myers and the golf committee worked overtime to provide tournaments that kept members and guests entertained.  We chose to limit participation in Lodge activities, both golf and bar and dining, to members and guests only.  Previously, nonmembers were allowed up to five complimentary visits before becoming members but due to Covid we felt it was best to change.

Lodge meetings were suspended for a couple of months but the Board of Directors was able to meet and approve monthly bills in a timely manner.  Membership grew to four hundred and ten last month.

Beacon and Spotlight grants were applied for and approved by the Elks National Foundation.  Donations from our members made these grants possible.  Thirty-five hundred dollars were shared with CHAS Health and Sojourners Alliance which
provided aide to the homeless and indigent population with emphasis on Veterans care.   Currently, several officers are putting together homeless essentials bags to be distributed to law enforcement and homeless shelters.  A grant providing fly fishing opportunities for Veterans has been reapproved.  Elks Share, Elks Care.

The handgun raffle came to a conclusion just before Christmas.  We cleared nearly Nine hundred over and above the purchase of the firearm despite restrictions on sales.  Nate Sletteland was the happy winner.

The new year is upon us and we are eagerly looking forward to normalcy when possible and anticipating several yearly activities this Spring.  Lodge attendance is restricted to Officers only at this time.

As your Exalted Ruler, I pray for your good health and prosperity in the new year.

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?

Harry Missildine

  • born in Parsons Kansas — 1920
  • grew up in Kansas, Colorado & Oklahoma
  • graduated Tulsa Central High School — Tulsa Oklahoma
  • attended University of Missouri
  • graduated from Colorado College
  • twice qualified for National Public Links Golf Tournamet
  • United States Army Air Corps — 2nd Lietenant Army Medical Administrative Corps –1942-1945 — Iceland
  • news writer — Spokane Chronicle — 1945-1948
  • Washington National Guard — 141st Aircraft Control Squadron — Alaska
  • sports writer / sports editor — Spokesman Review — 1952-1984
  • spearheaded development of Esmeralda Golf Course — Spokane — 1952-1956
  • two time winner of Spokane City Amateur Golf Championship
  • named the “Big Sky” Conference — 1963
  • Washington State Sportswriter of the Year — 1965
  • wrote articles for Golf Digest
  • sports writer — Daily Idahonian/Daily News — Moscow — 1984-2005
  • Idaho State Sportswriter of the Year — 1984 & 1988
  • Moscow Elks Sole Survivor winner — 1992, 1997 & 1999
  • won 3rd Moscow Elks Sole Survivor at age 79
  • carried a USGA handicap of 7 at age 83 — 2003
  • died in Moscow Idaho — 2005
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance
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From the Desk of the Secretary


Happy New Year!! I am so glad to be rid of 2020 and have great hopes for 2021.

I continue to be amazed at the increase in our membership this Lodge year.  At this point we have had 35 new, reinstated or transferred memberships.  We have two more folks awaiting initiation.  We have one of the highest membership increases in the state of Idaho, good job!  We still have a few members that have not renewed their dues, so if you fall into that category, please stay with us!

Thank you to all the members that have donated to the Elks National Foundation.  Once again, we will have qualified for the $2000 Gratitude Grant.  Now we need to decide how that grant will be utilized.

You will soon be receiving your membership renewal.  The amount is still $124.50 and you still have the option to pay for golf passes, cart storage, donations, etc. In past years, all billing has been done through my office. Grand Lodge has taken over membership billing, so the invoice you receive will look different. You will continue to mail your dues to our Lodge at P.O. Box 9026.  You also have the option to put your dues on a credit card.  Having Grand Lodge do the mailing saves us time and money.  I hate giving up control of dues mailing, but it should be a good thing and may even help me not be such a control freak!  If you have any questions, please email me at secretary@elks249.com.

Thank you and here’s to a better 2021!  Be happy, stay healthy.

Wayne Krauss,

Secretary, PER

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From the Pages of the 249er — Novermber 1948 — Square Dance Classes & Old Time Barn Dance

From the Pages of the 249er —

Novermber 1948 — Square Dance Classes & Old Time Barn Dance

Old Time Dancing was one of the popular activities in the Moscow Lodge in the fall of 1948.  Classes were taught by Brother Bill Loney every Tuesday night and culminated with Old Time Barn Dances on November 9th and 23rd.  The dances were held from 8:00 until 11:30 with gingham dresses and levi’s the dress for the evening.  The Old Tim Orchestra furnished the music and lunch was served.  Charge was $1 per couple with no charge for extra ladies.

Here some couples are enjoying themselves in a “duck & dive” line at one of the instruction nights.  Bill Loney, instructor and caller, stands before the mike.

 

 

An “Alaman left” call is being executed by this group at another evening lesson, getting ready for the big Barn Dance.

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Lodge 249 Reflection on 2020

We all know that 2020 has just been a miserable year for many of us and something we can all look forward to leaving behind.  I’m not here to dwell on any of the negatives but to tell you that our lodge has done okay in weathering this pandemic storm and we will continue to do some good things for our members, our communities and those in need.

To start, our lodge saw a dramatic increase this past spring and summer in the usage of our golf course and bar and dining.  We were able to provide the necessary protocols of safe social distancing while still being able to promote a place where we could come
together, socialize and enjoy the outdoor environment in a very safe manner.  We saw more family outings on our golf course than ever before as well as new and reunification of friendships.  Praise goes out to our Golf Committee members in doing an amazing job of
keeping things organized for course play as well as all the golf leagues and tournaments they ran and administered.  Furthermore, our new Golf Course Superintendent, Cory See, has done a fantastic job of getting and keeping the course in fabulous shape.  Many of you have remarked that the course has not been in this good of condition for some time and we hope to only improve upon its condition.

The lodge saw a substantial increase in new membership this past year, not only for the benefit of playing golf but to also be involved in activities that help and serve our various communities. Our lodge and its members have helped or donated to a number of  organizations,  including Christmas for Kids, Sojourner’s Alliance, Family Promise and CHAS Health.  Our new memberships have been the best in the State of Idaho but we need to keep that momentum going.  With those new and existing members, we can do so much more for our communities.  Please take the time and effort to sponsor a new member today at

(https://www.elks.org/SharedElksOrg/lodges/files/0409_elkapp1055.pdf)

It only takes a few minutes.  If you need help on references, please let us know as we can help.

Our lodge has been able to roll with the financial turbulence of this past year quite well due to the lodge’s bar and dining income and as well as our new memberships.  We have been able to navigate through a number of financial strains, namely the remodel and repair of the golf course superintendent home and the absence of events (weddings and parties).  We have a tremendous lodge secretary (Wayne Krauss) who for many years now has been an excellent steward for the lodge’s finances and organization. The lodge has a wonderfully committed Exalted Ruler in Janey Wineinger who has steered the lodge through this pandemic era.  The lodge is also fully functioning with a Board of Directors that is led by chair, Ben McGuckin. The Board, Lodge Secretary and all of you who have volunteered your time and effort in some way or some means, have done an excellent job
of moving our lodge forward and to best serve our members, our communities and those in need.

So, as we all look forward to 2021 please remember that you belong to an order that is very unique in its beliefs.  Our four cardinal virtues, Charity – Justice – Brotherly Love – and Fidelity should continue to guide us through these troubling times.  We need to continue to serve our communities, to help our youth and to provide assistance to our Veterans and others.  God Bless and stay healthy and positive.

Richard Gayler
Elks Board of Trustees

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SHOUT OUT

** SHOUT OUT ! **

By the time you receive your January newsletter, all the fire damage on the back porch of the Golf Course Superintendent’s residence should have been repaired and hopefully is better than new.  I want to thank a number of people for their help on this project:

  • Ben McGuckin for the overall plan,
  • Tracy Dorigo and her son Patton for their help doing the demolition,
  • Brian Loomis for installing the sliding glass door and framing, 
  • Chuck Baysinger and Rich Gayler for helping with the insulation,
  • Rich Gayler and Larry Cyganovich for the sheetrock work and especially Larry for doing all the finish work and finally
  • Jason Royals for doing the painting.
  • We don’t want to forget Scott Gropp and  Gropp Electric for doing all the electrical work at a greatly  discounted price.
  • Last but not least, we need to thank Matt Jensen and Moscow Glass and Awning for the great price on the windows and installation.

Wayne

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Thank you from CHAS for Beacon Grant Donation

We received a nice thank you from CHAS (Community Health Association of Spokane, Moscow Office) for the $1750 donation our Lodge made in November.  We utilized the Beacon  Grant of $3500 written and administered by Rich Gayler.  Beside the money donated to CHAS, another $1750 was donated to Sojourners Alliance.  These donations were very much appreciated by both recipients, particularly with all the issues from the COVID virus.

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Face Book Administrators Change

Face Book Administrators Change

Along with the change in the year comes a change in our Facebook administration.  Bobbi Ross will be joined by Tracy Dorigo to handle the job of administering the Facebook page.

Thanks to both of them for their commitment to helping maintain and improve communication among our membership.

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

  • Born in Parsons KS,
  • grew up in Kansas, Colorado & Oklahoma,
  • graduated Tulsa Central High School — Tulsa OK,
  • attended University of Missouri — Columbus MO,
  • graduated from Colorado College — Colorado Springs CO,
  • twice qualified for National Public Links Golf Tournamet,
  • Served in United States Army Air Corps — 2nd Lietenant Army Medical Administrative Corps — Iceland,
  • was a news writer — Spokane Chronicle — Spokane WA,
  • served in the Washington National Guard — 141st Aircraft Control Squadron — Alaska,
  • was a sports writer / sports editor — Spokesman Review — Spokane WA
  • spearheaded development of Esmeralda Golf Course — Spokane WA
  • twice won the Spokane City Amateur Golf Championship — Spokane WA,
  • named the “Big Sky” Conference,
  • selected Washington State Sportswriter of the Year,
  • wrote articles for Golf Digest,
  • was a sports writer — Daily Idahonian/Daily News,
  • chosen Idaho State Sportswriter of the Year,
  • won Moscow Elks Sole Survivor  3 times — last win at age 79,
  • carried a USGA handicap of 7 at age 83 and
  • lifetime member of BPOE #249 — on Moscow Elks “wall of remembrance”.

answer will be posted next week

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