Elks BULLetin — volume 12, 2017

Volume 12, 2017

 Elks BULLetin

The golf season is coming to an end with colder weather just around the corner.  The bar and dining area will be closed for the season on Monday, October 30th.   Trent will put out the $10.00 per play golf box on the same day.

This year we will be providing trailer, RV and boat winter storage in the cart shed parking lot.  This will be outdoor storage and the cost is only $30.00 per month.  The storage area is open from now until April 1, 2018 when the golf season starts.  Please call the office on Monday – Friday 9am to 12pm for reservations.

The Oktoberfest party is set for this Saturday, October 21 and will be serving authentic German food, with C&L Lockers doing the brats.  The PER’s will be providing the music and raffles.  Happy hour will be from 5:00pm to 6:00pm and dinner will be served from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Casino games will be available from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.  The cost of the dinner is $10.00 per person.

This year’s Wine Tasting Evening is set for Saturday, November 4.  The evening will include numerous wines to taste, a variety of snacks to go with the wines, and an open auction of wines donated by our members and the wineries.  Check in is at 6:30pm and the event starts at 7:00pm.  The cost is only $30.00 per couple or $20.00 per person.  Please sign up soon, as there are only 10 spaces left.

Barb will be accepting checks or credit cards to guarantee your seats at these events.  As always you can reach her at 208-882-2577.

Enough Elk droppings for today,

THE BULL

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Oktoberfest

October 1, 2017

Dear Elks Members,

Our members have expressed a desire to have more activities: the PER’s and the lodge have stepped up and are offering a fun activity in the form of an Oktoberfest on October 21, 2017.  We would like to make this event a successful one; therefore, we are including a game night immediately following dinner.  This will be an incredibly enjoyable event.   Don’t miss it; your participation will let us know that you will support future activities.  Remember, your lodge is only as strong and vital as the members’ participation.

The menu will include traditional German food:  brats and buns, red cabbage, hot potato salad, green salad or beans, German desert, four different German beers, German wine, and regular bar drinks.

In addition to this incredible meal, we will be having a casino night and a number of raffles.  The proceeds of the raffles and casino will be used to support Moscow lodges support of youth and veteran charities.  Your generosity is what makes our lodge do what we do.

If you can attend it is essential to RSVP with payment.  A form is attached.   Please return this form by October 12 to the lodge office.

In addition to the meal we will be holding a number of raffles.  With your RSVP  form, you will notice a space for donations.  Elks have always been known for their “benevolent dispositions.”

So please come enjoy and support this evening of fun, friends and, good food.  Bring your friends: guest and family are always welcome.

Fraternally,

Moscow Lodge and PER Association

Please click below for Oktoberfest RSVP

Oktoberfest RSVP form

 

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Elks Disaster Relief Program Helping Texas Victims

National Elks President Malcolm J. McPherson Jr. recently announced Local Elks Lodges from every state, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone will be raising donations to assist the thousands impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

National Elks President Malcolm J. McPherson Jr. also authorized a donation of $25,000 be made from the Elks Disaster Relief Program, Inc.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has made more than $5,000,000,000 in donations since they first started 149 years ago. Last year alone, the Elks donated approximately $323,000,000 million in cash, gifts and time to make our communities better places to live.

The Elks are one of the premier patriotic and charitable organizations in the United States of America.  They have more than 1,900 Elks Lodges across the country with a total membership nearing 800,000.

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Taking Care of our #ElksFamily

Did you know the Elks National Foundation helps protect the children of Elks members? The Emergency Educational Grant program provides financial assistance to the children of deceased or totally disabled Elks, who wish to obtain or further their college education. The Elk parent or stepparent must have been a member in good standing for at least one year before they passed or became totally disabled. 

For Kyle Bort, an EEG recipient and member of the Scholar Advisory Board, the Emergency Educational Grant was a life- changer.

“After my dad’s passing in 2009, I was really unsure about my future,” shares Kyle.

Finding funds for college daunted him. Yet, the Elks offered hope. He applied for and received an EEG from the Foundation. Financial support for college, was not the only thing he gained that day—he also gained a new family.

“It dawned on me, just how much the Foundation was family to me,” says Kyle. “When I did not even know what the ENF was, they took a chance on me!”

There are other children of Elks who face challenges like Kyle’s. We need your help to make college a reality for them. If you know a student who may qualify for an EEG, encourage them to contact the ENF office to request a scholarship application. Please call 773/755-4732 or email scholarship@elks.org. Emergency Educational Grant applications are due by October 31, 2017.

In 2017-18, the Elks National Foundation allocated $323,890 to fund the Emergency Educational Grant program for children of deceased or totally disabled Elks. If you know any Elks children who may be eligible to receive an Emergency Educational Grant, encourage them to visit enf.elks.org/eeg for information, including eligibility and deadlines.

for additional information see —

Emergency Educational Grant

For an account of Kyle’s reactions to attending the 2017 Elks’ National Convention  — 

Convention Week — from the eyes of an EEG recipient

 

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International Wine Tasting

Saturday evening — November 4th

This year’s Wine Tasting Evening is comparing two local boutique winery wines with wines from large NW wineries that produce thousands of cases of wine.  Let’s see if we can tell the differences in their styles!  The evening will include numerous wines to taste, a variety of snacks to go with the wines, and an open auction of wines donated by our members and the wineries.  Check in is at 6:30 pm and the event starts at 7:00 pm.  The cost is $30.00 per couple or $20.00 per person.

To reserve your seat call Barb in the office at 208-882-2577.   Barb will be accepting checks or credit cards to guarantee your seats.

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Elks’ Most Valuable Student Applications Open

The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

Elks Most Valuable Student — 2018 online application

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

Last year a student representing lodge #725 in Kalispell Montana received one of the $50,000 awards with three other winners coming from Idaho as well as recipients from Walla Walla and Yakima. 

In recent years Moscow Elks Lodge #249 has had 2 national award winners using their scholarships to attend the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Southern California.

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Moscow Lodge #249 Night with Idaho Vandal Basketball — vs WSU

Moscow Elks Lodge #249 Night

 With Idaho Vandals Basketball

  • Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00pm
  • Gates Open at 6:00pm
  • vs. Washington State Cougars

Tickets to the game cost $12 to see the Idaho Vandals take on their
Palouse rival the Washington State Cougars.

By purchasing a ticket, you are making a donation to the Moscow Elks Lodge #249.  To purchase tickets, simply fill out the order form below and make checks payable to Moscow Elks Lodge #249.  Order forms must be returned to Wayne Krauss no later than Wednesday, November 22nd.
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Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Vandal Box Office Will Call
on the day of the game.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tyler Drees at tdrees@uidaho.edu or 208-885-0732.

Click here for order form – – –

Elks’ Lodge Night with the Idaho Vandals vs Washington State

 

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The Dynamics of Drugs & Opioid Trends

Moscow Elks #249 is a major sponsor of this event through a Promise Grant from the Elks National Foundation.

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Expert Speaks on Drug Trends and the Opioid Crisis

This is a great presentation on current drug and opioid trends, locally and nationally.  Jermaine Galloway, aka Tall Cop, is from the Boise area, and speaks all over the world as a well-respected Drug Recognition expert.  This caliber of speaker doesn’t come to Moscow often!  He will be here in December and his audience will include a wide variety of individuals who not only want more knowledge on the subject, but passionately want to keep our kids safe and free of these harmful drugs.

Limited scholarships are available through the Latah County Youth Advocacy Council, or register online before Friday, October 6, 2017.  Thanks for your consideration.

Please contact our office with any questions – and we hope to see you there!

Debi Dockins, CVA, CAVS, CPS

Prevention Coordinator

Latah County Youth Advocacy Council

200 S. Almon St. l Suite 201 l Moscow Idaho 83843

208.883.2268w l 208.669.2625c l 208.882.8505f

ddockins@latah.id.us

@DockinsDebi

click below for “flyer” on presentation 

Opiods & Drug Trends — Jermaine “Tall Cop” Galloway — Monday December 4th

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Smithsonian Salutes the Elks


The Order has just been featured at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in their virtual exhibit “America’s Mailing Industry,” which was launched on September 13, 2016, at a reception in Washington, DC.

The Smithsonian Postal Museum recognizes the Elks’ quiet network of good deeds. With 28.2 million visitors each year to the Smithsonian Museums, this is a very powerful forum on which to appear!

Read the full write-up on the Smithsonian museum’s website here.

The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks

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Half Mast

 

We are at half mast today, supporting the victims, LVPD, First Responders and all the volunteers that rushed to the aid of the victims of this senseless act.

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Lodge of Sorrow — Joe Vasquez

I am sad to report that Joe Vasquez passed away the end of September.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the Elks Lodge this Sunday from noon until 3:00.  All of his friends are encouraged to come out and share their memories.

The faults of our brothers, we write upon the sands, their virtues on tablets of love and memory.

“TO OUR ABSENT MEMBERS”

Wayne Krauss, Secretary

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From the Exalted Ruler


Welcome to fall!! We have a lot of activities planned the next couple of months. As the weather starts to force us inside, keep the lodge in mind. This fall, our Past Exalted Rulers are hosting Oktoberfest on the 21st of October. We hope this will become a yearly tradition. Mark it on your calendars as we hope to see you there!

On November 4th, we have our annual wine tasting event. Those planning to attend will want to RSVP ASAP as this event fills up fast! There are only 50 limited spots available.

Some holiday cheer for the little ones will be held the morning of December 16th! Santa will be coming to join us for some hot cocoa and cookies! If you would like to help at an arts and crafts table, contact Corey Ray at elks249youthactivities@gmail. com.

Can’t forget some fun for the adults… the Tom and Jerry event is pack with good times and laughter! (Date to be determined.) Please keep the Lodge in mind if you want to host a family or company holiday party. Contact the Lodge office to learn more about booking your event.

Finally, I want to thank all those who were involved in organizing and participating in the annual Gamble Scramble event. The Scramble was so successful that organizers were able to donate $1,000.00 on behalf of the Moscow Elks to Gritman Medical’s “Light the Candle” fund. The Light a Candle program raises funds for services that help cancer patients improve their quality of life and ease some of the pressures that come with facing cancer. Thank you!

Lodge Raffle — Every year we have done a rifle or a hand gun raffle to raise money for our charitable work. This year is no different and we have a raffle going on for a $1,000.00 Tri-State gift card. It is $5 a ticket or 5 for $20 dollars. We need members to talk up this great opportunity! If you or someone you know would like a $1,000 gift card to Tri-State, tickets are 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00. 20 Bucks for $1,000… no brainer! Contact Corey Ray at elks249youthactivities@gmail. com to get your tickets.

Fraternally,

Corey Ray,

Exalted Ruler

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Membership Matters — A Lot

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Moscow Middle School Track Meet

Moscow Middle School will be holding a home cross country meet at our course Thursday, October 12.  Set up will begin at 1:00 PM and the meet starts at 4:00 PM.

Come on out and watch the Cubs and their guests compete.

Our golf course will be unavailable for member play that Thursday afternoon but bar/dining will be open for our members and their guests during regular hours.

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150 Years of Elkdom — Growing Pains 1878-1898

Moscow Elks Lodge is celebrating our

125th anniversary this year.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

is celebrating its

150th anniversary this year. 

In honor of the occasion the Grand Lodge is publishing a series of articles concerning the growth of the modern Elks Lodge.  To access the articles click below.

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Elks BULLetin #11

Volume 11, 2017

 Elks BULLetin

We are all looking for something fun to do when the golf season slows down.  We have two really great events planned for this fall.

  • Oktoberfest night planned for Saturday, October 21st
  • Wine Tasting Evening on Saturday November 4th.

The Oktoberfest party will serve authentic German food, with C&L Lockers doing the brats.  We will offer 4 German style beers and a German Riesling for wine enthusiasts.  The PER’s will be providing the music and raffles.   After dinner casino games will be available from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  Happy hour will be from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and dinner will be served from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The cost of the dinner is $10.00 per person.

This year’s Wine Tasting Evening is comparing two local boutique winery wines with wines from large NW wineries that produce thousands of cases of wine.  Let’s see if we can tell the differences in their styles!  The evening will include numerous wines to taste, a variety of snacks to go with the wines, and an open auction of wines donated by our members and the wineries.  Check in is at 6:30 pm and the event starts at 7:00 pm.  The cost is $30.00 per couple or $20.00 per person.

To reserve your seat for either event call Barb in the office at 208-882-2577.   Barb will be accepting checks or credit cards to guarantee your seats at these events, especially the Wine Tasting.

Enough Elk droppings for today,

THE BULL

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New Members in September

Welcome new members

  • Gary Riedner sponsored by Bill Lambert. Gary is City Supervisor for the City of Moscow, lives in Colton and is married to Terri.
  • Sharon Barbour, sponsored by her husband and also a new member this year Jason Barbour. They recently moved to Moscow and are kind of semi-retired (whatever that means ;-).
  • Robert Ting was also initiated at the last meeting. Most of us already know Rob as he has been in family practice for over 20 years in Moscow, besides his medical practice, he seems to spend a lot of time chasing his kids from one activity to another—sounds exhausting!

We also reinstated Gina Taruscio. Gina is married to Todd whom she intends to sponsor shortly. She is the former ED for the Chamber of Commerce and is now the ED for PEP (Partners for Economic Prosperity).

Welcome all of you! We still have two more candidates awaiting initiation and a member just picked up six applications, so keep it up!

Wayne Krauss,

Secretary

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Brad Anderson Recognized with ENF Award


Brad Anderson received the Bronze Circle of Giving Award from the Elks National Foundation at the September 13th lodge meeting. This award is given to Elks that have donated a cumulative amount of $5000 or more to ENF. Congratulations Brad and thank you for your benevolence.

 

Wayne Krauss

Secretary

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Veterans’ Fly Tying Grant — group #5

Dr. George Paris has announced that the next round of Fly Tying/Fishing instruction for our military veterans at U of I and WSU will begin this Thursday night, running  from 6:00 PM — 8:30 PM through the week of Nov. 16th.

For the 5th time  —

The Moscow Elks Lodge is privilegenew-picture-80d to be able to continue working with returning veterans through a national Elks “impact” grant.  The program is serving veterans returning to civilian life, primarily from the Iraqi & Afghan military involvements.

Certain acIMG_1593tivities have been shown to have significant benefits in helping veterans deal with the return to non-military life, and fly fishing is one of them.  The program includes weekly activities from lessons in fly tyingIMG_1592 and water reading in the lodge, to casting practice on the golf range, to outings to local fishing locales.

CutthroutonrockssmallWith the help of volunteers from the lodge and from the local “Clearwater Fly Casters” scores of returning vets have been able to participate.

     

This year’s veterans’ fly fishing outing will be held September 22nd through 24th on the St. Joe River.

 

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Thursday League Gift Certificates

FYI, final Thursday men’s league gift certificates are in the envelope on the bulletin board. This year they are only valid here at our facility. They can be used for food, drink or merchandise (see Jerry Curtis if you would like to order something). Please remember, they expire October 31st, 2017.

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