Cart Shed Cleaning Project
If you have been out to the lodge, you can see that we are making improvements inside and out! One of the projects we would like to get going is cleaning golf cart storage sheds #2 & #3. We would like to pressure wash the cement and re-paint the lines and stall numbers on the floor. In order to do this, all carts will have to be moved out of their respective shed on the workday. If you would like to help with this, let Wayne or I know. We are just planting a seed in your mind now, but we will be sending out dates within a month! Look for that in your email in box!
Remember, come out to the lodge and have a nice cold drink and some good food! Hope to see you there!
Rick Sperry, Esquire
Next Sole Survivor qualifier — Saturday, May 25th
You must sign up at the counter and be playing with someone who will verify your score for 18 holes. Cost is $10 for each tournament you wish to try to qualify for (one time fee).
- July 4th Solc Survivor qualification is open to all member & guests.
- Sr. Sole Survivor qualification is limited to Elks & spouses age 50 or over on July 7th.
Sole Survivor fields after 5/19 Qualifying
70th Annual July 4th Sole Survivor Exhibition
- #1 — Barry Kees — Defending Champion
- #2 — Sean Dorigo — 2018 Club Champion
- #3 — Wayne Krauss — May 19th Qualifying Winner
- #4 –TBA –May 25th Qualifying Winner
- #5 –TBA — June 2nd Qualifying Winner
- #6 — TBA– June 8th Qualifying Winner
- #7 — TBA — June 22nd Qualifying Winner
- #8 — TBA– June 30th Qualifying Winner
- #9 — TBA — Highest points earned in qualifying events of non qualified
- #10 — TBA — Last Chance Qualifier Winner*
Sr. Sole Survivor
- #1 — Jerry Curtis — Defending Champion
- #2 — Wayne Krauss — May 19th Qualifying Winner
- #3 –TBA –May 25th Qualifying Winner
- #4 –TBA — June 2nd Qualifying Winner
- #5– TBA– June 8th Qualifying Winner
- #6 — TBA — June 22nd Qualifying Winner
- #7 — TBA– June 30th Qualifying Winner
- #8 — TBA — Highest points earned in qualifying events of non qualified
- #9 — TBA — 2nd highest points earned in qualifying events of non qualified
- #10 — TBA –3rd highest points earned in qualifying events of non qualified
Qualifying for the Sole Survivor
and Senior Sole Survivor
Qualifying for the Sole Survivor and Senior Sole Survivor is underway.
The following days are qualifying days,
- Sunday–6/2 & 6/30,
- Saturday 5/25, 6/8, & 6/22,
You must sign up at the counter and be playing with someone that will verify your score for 18 holes. Cost is $10 for each tournament you wish to try to qualify for (one time fee).
Greetings fellow Elk members:
I am excited and proud to be Exalted Ruler this year and hope to accomplish a lot of goals for the lodge and community. To those of you who don’t know me, I moved to the Moscow community June of 2007 and currently reside in Viola. I have had a chiropractic business in Moscow for the last ten years and have enjoyed the people of Latah county. I married
my beautiful bride, Lori Zaglow Jaureguito of Deary in 2015, and we plan to stay in the area for a long time. I grew up in Reno Nevada and spent a lot of my childhood at the Reno Elks Lodge #597 swimming, family reunions, and holiday events.
Enough about me. I am hoping to increase membership this year as well as have more events during the winter months and continue to support the community, hrough different programs for veterans, and the kids. I would like to invite members to our lodge meetings
and observe what we all do for the lodge and community. As always, I would love for your input so we can all can continue to grow and develop. I would like the Elks to be one of the main attractions of Moscow for local residents as well as visitors.
At this time, I would like to thank the board, officers, and members for your support. A special thank you to Kathy Weber for sponsoring me six years ago to become a member. Thank you to Wayne Krauss and Corey Ray for all your help and our Past xalted Ruler Travis Mechling.
Joel T. Jaureguito, D.C.
Happy Spring!! All of you have or should have received your dues statement by now. If you have not, I need to know that because 2019-2020 dues are due! Your statement has boxes to check for various charities you would like to donate to as well as areas listing golf passes and cart shed rental. You have the option of paying $72.50 of your Lodge dues and then the other $50 on October 1st if that fits your budget better. Cart
storage is due in full and partial payment may be made on golf
dues with the balance to be paid by June 1st. I am happy to report that out of 390 members, 253 have already paid their dues.
There will be weekly emails sent out pertaining to activities coming up as well as regular
BULLetins will also be emailed reporting bar/dining/social/golf activities, so keep watching for those.
Please take note of the proposed by-laws change which will be voted on at the May 22nd
meeting. Also please note that a vote was made at the meeting of the 24th to start the meetings of May 8th and 22nd at 6:30.
Spring is here—-get out and do something fun!!
Hello Fellow Elks!
I started an assignment at the University this past month that had me write my eulogy. You read that correctly. I needed to write the eulogy for my funeral. That was a task that was harder than I ever imagined it would be. I sat there and wrote all of the good things
about my life so far, and then had to make the next 50 years up! (Yes, I had me living to 90.) As I sat there writing in the third person, I started to think about my life. The good, the bad and everything in between. I have had a good life. Even in the hard times, the struggles, my life has always been blessed.
All of this got me thinking, why do we wait until a person passes on to whatever afterlife
you believe in to tell the stories from our heart? Why do we not tell people what we think of them while they are still here? I don’t know the answer, but I do know that I can change this in my life. I am going to start celebrating the people in my life now. I don’t want to
wait until they are gone to let them know how I feel. I am not just talking about my family. I am meaning friends and others I am in contact with every day. People should know how we feel about them. It might just be the thing that helps them through that day! You never know!
This project started me on a path of wonder. I started to wonder why we don’t share
our thoughts and feelings more with those we love. Is it just a societal thing? I just couldn’t figure it out! However, I would like to challenge all of us. Let us start telling those around us how we feel. Remind them of how they have impacted our lives. How they have made us better. Sit back and share a memory or two over a drink. Make some new memories. If you need to, sit down and call a friend you have not talked with in a long time. Reminisce with them. If that is going to be difficult, go “old school,” sit down and
write a letter. No matter the option you choose, make sure you follow through. I would bet that you find this is not only good for the person you are writing or talking with, but good for you as well.
So, go tell someone how you feel about them. Call a son, a daughter, a brother or a sister. Go tell someone close to you how you feel. Don’t wait until you can’t.
Until next time,
Rick Sperry – Esquire
Letting everyone know that the Golf Course is waiting for you to come out and play—-carts are now allowed.
Also, Bar/Dining is open for your pleasure!
This is a reminder that we will be having a Lodge Work Day THIS SATURDAY May 4th! — 8:00 AM to 12 PM.
We will be painting the deck, painting the “dugout” (old entrance to the locker room), painting some handrails on the course, (benches as needed), fixing the fence line on hole(s) 5/6, caulking the dinning room interior windows and some other minor touch-ups!
Please join us for some work, fun and fellowship! We will provide lunch for you as well! We hope to see you there!
Rick – Lodge Esquire
Ps. Wear work clothes that can get dirty!
Proposed By-laws change
— meeting time —
This is the proposed Lodge By-laws change that will be voted on at the May 22nd meeting. In the mean time, it was voted that the meetings of May 8th & May 22nd will be at 6:30.
ARTICLE IV: MEETINGS
By-Laws Page 3
Section 1. The regular Lodge meetings of this Lodge shall be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month throughout the year, except in the months of July, August and November, in which the Lodge shall meet on the second Wednesday.
Section 2. The regular hour of meeting shall be 7:30PM 6:30PM; but at any time, however, the regular meeting may be held at an hour to be determined by vote of the Lodge to that effect at the previous meeting, provided that written notice of such change of meeting hour shall be given to all the Members.
Section 3. Social sessions may be held in accordance with the Laws of the Order. The proceedings thereof shall be characterized by considerate behavior, and no vulgarity, profanity, or indecent conduct shall be permitted, under penalty of discipline to offenders. The members of the committee in charge of such social session shall be held responsible for the proper conduct thereof.
Section 4. A minimum of Nine Members of this Lodge, at least two of whom shall be elected Officers, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of this Lodge in a regular or special meeting. For any Lodge Committee or Board to legitimately transact its business, a quorum of a simple majority of that body’s members of record must be present, unless the Statutes provide otherwise.
Lodge Work Day
Greetings Fellow Elks!
Opening day is upon us! That means that our lodge is about to be busy! We will soon have golfers of all ages descending upon us! We will have the bar and dining area open for spirits, drinks and food! The fellowship will be plenty, and the good times will be shared by all! We are all excited for this I am sure! I know I am! I took a walk around the lodge this past week and noticed some things we can do to spruce the old place up! We would love for you to help us take care of our lodge! After all, we are all stewards of the lodge! That said, On May 4th we will be having a Lodge Work Day! We will start at 8 AM and go until 12. Lunch will be provided! I hope to see you out there!
Rick Sperry, Esquire
Ps. Wear your grubby clothes! We will be getting dirty!
Bryden Brown nominated for
Lewiston Morning Tribune
prep athlete of the week award
Please take note that our Elks Golf Course Superintendent Trent Brown’s son Bryden is up for prep athlete of the week.
Last Friday, 4/19, Bryden, a freshman at Moscow High School, was medalist at the prestigious Jim Kraus Invitational at Avodale Golf & Country Club in Hayden Lake. He followed that up with a second place finish at The Highlands Golf Course in Post Falls on Monday, 4/22.
Appropriately the Avondale tournament is named for long time Couer ‘d Alene HS coach, the late Jim Kraus Jr. who also designed the back nine at Avondale. Jim grew up in Moscow where his dad was Dean of the College of Agriculture and a life long member of BPOE #249. Jim also worked at the Moscow Elks course through high school and college. The Highlands is also a Kraus design.
Bryden is the reigning Jr. Sole Survivor Champion here at the course, and more importantly the kind of young gentleman all of us are happy to see on our facility.
Good luck Bryden. This award is something the Lewiston Tribune sponsors and the most votes determine the winner. Votes can be cast online through 4/24 at this site. —
vote LMT prep/-week
Once again the weather cooperated, as well as we can expect for an April day on the Palouse, a great bunch of egg-hunters were delivered to the lodge for our annual Easter egg hunt, and a good time was had by all.
Thanks to Corey Ray, lodge youth activities chair and current Elk of the Year, for coordinating the volunteers who make this event happen.
If you missed out this year, bring your kids, grandkids,, freinds with their kids, or any other guests you think would enjoy an Elks Easter egg hunt and we will see you next year.
Volume 1, 2019
Welcome to the first Elks BULLetin for 2019. I hope you all have wintered well and are ready for a new year of fun and excitement at our lodge. We have plenty of news, but let’s start with April.
Bobbi Ross is our new manager for the bar and dining operation. She comes to us with a great deal of restaurant and deli experience. Heather McPherson will help us on evenings and weekends. Elizabeth Robinson is coming back to complete the main staff. The bar and dining’s first day is Monday, April 29th. We are hoping the weather will cooperate and dry out the course quickly.
The men’s league opening day breakfast is Sunday, April 28th. The breakfast starts at 8:00am and will give members an opportunity to sign up for Tuesday and Thursday leagues, pay their GHIN handicap fees, membership fees, cart storage, and league passes.
The Club Championship and Exalted Ruler Cup match play tournaments start in the middle of May. It is important that players interested in either event let our new Golf Committee Chair, Rick Sperry, know if you want to play. To play in the Exalted Ruler Cup a GHIN Handicap card is needed. The cost for the card is $40.00 and Butch Feely is the person you need to pay. To play in either tournament members need to be in good standing with the lodge dues; see Wayne Krauss if you have any questions.
Enough Elk droppings for today,
Ladies League guest night scramble is Wednesday May 15, 2019. We will gather at 5:00 PM to organize groups and tee off at 5:30 PM. Following play will be dinner, prizes and social time. This is an ideal time to come out and see what our league is all about.
Our League will begin May 29th. We play a round robin two person match play format in our competitive league. We also have a non competitive league that is run concurrently on Wednesdays. Our season runs from May 29th until mid August ending with our banquet awards fun night.
Hope to see you on Wednesday May 15th.
For more information contact:
Kathy Christian, League Chair