Another month has gone by and here we are halfway through our summer months. July is going to be another busy month with all kinds of events happening. Of course, we have the men and women’s league going in full force with Tuesdays being the Jr. golf starting July 8.
Thank you to all the Jordan family for pitching in and hosting along with the Elks Club, the July 4th celebration. There will be hot dogs, music, games for the young and old ending with the Sole Survivor golf tourney. It is going to be a fun-filled day and we hope that you will all come out and enjoy. Please check our website, Elks249.com for times and all the other events that are scheduled.
The couples golf and steak night is happening every Friday night with Jack Jones heading up the evening with golf events. The Gamble Scramble will be held July 26 starting at 9:00 am. This is a huge event and we want as many Elks and their guest to participate. Thank you to Pat Dollar, Rick Hull and Travis Lambert for all their hard work in putting this on.
July also brings the Elks National Convention which this year is being held in New Orleans. Curtis and I are hosting around 65 members from the State of Idaho and are looking forward to many activities that we will all participate in and enjoy. Even though the temperature will be in the 90′s we love New Orleans and hope that everyone will be enlightened by what the convention has to offer. Thank you, Moscow Lodge, for allowing me to represent our members and will hopefully come back with some inspiring information.
Speaking of conventions, I have to tell you how wonderful the Idaho Elks’ members are. We had our biggest silent/live auction this year for the Betty Hise Cancer Foundation. With sales of jewelry, wine glasses, umbrellas, scarves and some wonderful personal and Lodge donations, we raised a whopping $4,652.38. Thank you Moscow Lodge and the PER’s for your donations. I can’t tell you how proud I am to be a director in helping raise funds to support this foundation. We are making a difference in peoples’ lives and it’s all because of you.
Thank you to Pat Dollar and George Paris for making it possible to purchase a new lawn mower for cutting down the high weeds. Without their help, this would have been difficult and we can’t thank them enough for making it possible. Matt, his crew (and John Weber) are having a great time getting those weeds cut down for the members and making the golf course look even better. It takes a mountain, folks, to keep things running, so please let these people know how much you care about their hard work and support.
The board of directors and myself are hoping that you are enjoying the summer at the Lodge with the golf course in full swing or just coming out and visiting with friends. Please let us know if you have any ideas that we can help with in making this Lodge a place where people want to go. You can contact either myself or any board member – we’d love to hear from you.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July! We hope you will come out and bring a guest with you. Of course, we are always looking for new members and this is just one great way of showing them a good time.
ER, Moscow Lodge #249