Friday Steak, Salmon & Games Night
Friday May 7th
Join your fellow Elks and your invited guests for steak/salmon on the patio! There will be indoor and outdoor games with prizes!
Steak or Salmon $13.00
Grille your own steak/salmon, we will provide the loaded baked potato and side salad.
Games will include Elks races, corn hole, putt offs and more! Bring the entire family.
Please RSVP through Facebook events, the lodge secretary, or Bar & Dining.
Elk members and invited guests.
Wednesday Golf “Gamedays”
— results from May 5th
First 6 places —
- 1st — Justin, Sean, Shawn & Skyler — 30
- 2nd — Brad, Jake, Shelley & Taylor — 33
- 3rd — Annette, Diana, Jessica & Julie — 38
- t-4th — Debbie, Hanna, Jo & Mary — 41
- t-4th — Eve, Kathy & Patricia — 41
- 6th — Bobbi, Gail, Kaylynn & Nancy — 47
On Wednesday, May 12th, come on out and join us for our next Wednesday Golf “Gameday”.
Play anytime you wish during the day and turn in you scorecard to bar/dining.
These events are sponsored by the Women’s Golf League but any member or guest is encouraged to participate.
- Wednesday May 12th — Chapman — two person teams. Both hit tee shot, then you hit your partner’s tee shot and she/he hits your tee shot. For the 3rd shot decide which ball to use and follow alternate shot format to hole out.
No entry fee is required. The only prizes will be recognition online and in postings at the club.
May finds the Elks bustling with activity and in full swing. The calendar is full with golf leagues, the Exalted Rulers cup and scrambles. The lodge bar and dinning is open and serving a full menu, and will be beginning salmon dinner Friday night BBQ beginning Friday the 8th (remember to please RSVP). Our Mother’s Day Champaign brunch on the 9th is a great way to recognize our amazing mothers, grandmothers, wives and partners, and is open to members AND the general public, so please spread the word to your network and RSVP!
May also finds us kicking off the 2021-22 membership drive. Without our members, this lodge could not serve our fundamental obligations to Charity and our community. Last year our lodge placed among the best of all Idaho lodges, recruiting in 2020-21 over twenty new members into the Elks. This is a great achievement and we are looking to beat that number this year. A special thanks to Bobbie Ross, Wayne Krauss, and Gary Hayden, the top three sponsors of new members last year, and whom all will be receiving the prestigious Grand Exalted Ruler Recruiting award from Grand Lodge for your effort. Congratulations and thank you for your example and leadership!
Stay tuned for more and more activities, functions, and events to the calendar in the coming months.
I need to start off with a huge thank you to all our members
that have paid their dues. We now have 413 members and 332
of you have paid your dues! This has been a really busy past two months for Barb and I. Between processing dues, opening the Golf Course and the Bar/Dining facility, getting financial reports ready for year end closing, setting up the new year budget and numerous other things — we certainly have not been bored.
We have started the year in good shape, I just wish the weather would be more consistent — consistently warm that is! We will soon be moving towards working on the various grants we can receive from the Elks National Foundation. One of our Exalted Ruler’s goals is to get these grants applied for and activated within our communities.
Many of you have already seen the email I sent out, but I wanted to announce that the winners of the 2021 Legacy Awards have been announced. The Elks National Foundation has designated $1.6 million for the Legacy Awards scholarship program, which includes 350 four-year, $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks. The State of Idaho was awarded five Legacy Scholarships and our Lodge received two of them! Our winners were Kirsten Wambeke and Jaye Collier. CONGRATULATIONS and Great Job!!
Have a great month, get outside and get some FRESH AIR!
A wonderful month down! I would like to thank everyone that has come in and introduced
themselves so far. what a pleasant group of people. We have men’s and women’s league starting in May. May 5th the women will be having a fun night and I was wondering what everyone thought about A taco buffet? Cinco de Mayo!
May 7th we will be setting up a few games outside if the weather is nice.
May 21st Remax is having their Christmas party. They will be playing 9 holes and having steak and salmon for dinner. cheers!
Bar/ Dining Manager
I just received word on the winners of the 2021 Legacy Scholarships.
Five were awarded to the State of Idaho and our Lodge received two of them.
Our local winners were Kirsten Wambeke and Jaye Collier. They each will
Moscow Elks #249
The Elks gave out 350 legacy scholarships to children or grandchildren of our nearly 1,000,000 members in 2021. Moscow Elks #249 joins Spokane WA #228, Livingston MT #246, Yakima WA #318 and Raymond WA #1292 as the only northwest lodges with multiple winners.
Eight children or grandchildren of our lodge members have been chosen legacy scholars in the last eight years receiving $32,000 toward their continuing education. That’s eight times what we could expect statistically.
March of Dimes Fundraiser at the Temple — February 1950
In February of 1950, Moscow Elks #249 hosted a local talent radio show broadcast by KRPL and KUOI from the lodge room in the Temple to benefit the March of Dimes.
Local talent from the community, Moscow High School and the University of Idaho was featured with the Jaycettes as “telephone girls” to receive pledges and the Jaycees operating a fleet of cars to pick up the donations. Ken Hunter was the emcee.
The show, produced by lodge members Morey O’Dennell, Roscoe Williams and Al Hurdstrom, brought in around $1000 for the March of Dimes (over $11,000 in 2021 dollars).
Bar/Dining Specials of the Week
- Club Sandwich with choice of fries, chips, tots or onion rings
- Mozzarella Sticks
- Bloody Marys
- Clam Diggers
Happy Hour Monday — Friday
3:00 till 6:00
members and guests
MHS JV Golf Match
FYI, there is a high school golf tournament scheduled for this Thursday. There will be approximately 30 golfers and they will have a shotgun start at 10am, hopefully to be finished up between 2pm and 3pm. The course is not closed during that time period, but it will be crowded and probably slow play.
Moscow Elks #249
Q-Star Tour Divide Golf Balls —
for sale this season at our clubhouse
We will be selling these in the clubhouse this season
Men’s Opening Day Breakfast
A reminder that the Men’s Opening Day Breakfast is this Sunday the 25th. Starts at 9am.
We will be collecting money for Tuesday and Thursday league fees, money for golf passes, range passes, cart shed rental, Lodge dues and GHIN fees.
Besides a great breakfast, we will also be organizing leagues, discussing any rule changes and whatever else comes to mind, so come on out! If you are not on a team and want to be, now is the time to get your name on the list.
Moscow Elks #249
Moscow Elks #249 bowlers top
Pullman Invitational — December 1949
Moscow Elks #249 members dominated the 1949 Pullman Bowling Association Invitaional Tournament. Roy Shaw, hown here 2nd from the left was the Pullman Bowling Association President as well as a lodge #249 member. Preparing to bowl is Moscow Elks member and Moscow Elks Golf Club professional Ken Jordan.
Jordan won the competion featuring 60 of the top bowlers in the region and took home $300 for his prize.
Other lodge #249 competitors included V. Nelson, V. Kaiser, J. Brown, P Stoffel, D. Keifer, H. Hatley, H. Glasscock, B. Mortenson, E. Pike, J. Arnold and T Aaring.