Monday, June 14th is Flag Day
Your Elks Lodge asks you to display your American flag on June 14th for Flag Day. Flag Day is a celebration of the American flag that occurs each year on the anniversary of the flag’s official adoption on June 14, 1777.
June 14 was officially established as Flag Day by a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Flag Day was not a national observance until 1949—President Harry Truman, himself an Elks member, was inspired through his Lodge in Independence Missouri, to sign an act of Congress that dedicated June 14 to the symbol of our country. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is the only fraternal organization to require a formal observance of Flag Day.
The lodge will conduct its annual Flag Day Service on Monday, at 6:30pm. The ceremony will take place in front of the Lodge located at 3080 Highway 8, Moscow, Idaho. This is an open ceremony and all local residents are invited to attend.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has made more than $12 billion in donations since it first started 153 years ago. Last year alone, the Elks donated approximately $300 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. Annually, the Elks award college scholarships across the nation totaling more than $4.5 million. The Elks Community Investment Program will award nearly $15 million towards enriching our communities. The Elks National Foundation also granted $10 million to the state Elks associations through State Charities Grants, Special Project Grants and Bonus Grants, which help fund each state’s charitable activities.
Ladies’ League Standings, June 9, 2021
- M & Ms 21.5
- The Winers 19.5
- Hit and Run 19.5
- Double Trouble 16.5
- Back Nine Bandits 16
- Farm Gals 15.5
- Viola Vixens 13
- Lone Wolf 13
- Jordan Jumpers 12.5
- Two Grandmas 11.5
- Bookin’ It 6.5
Low Gross Taylor Reidner — (The Winers) — 42
Low Net Teams Hit and Run & Jordan Jumpers — 31
Accuracy Drive Tami Quesada — (Two Grandmas)
Long Putts Kaylynn See — (Bookin’ It) — 5’4″
Cosest to the Pin Teri Dollar — 12′ 8″
Birdies Jil Diamond — (Jordan Jumpers) — #7
Marilynn Smith Exhibition at
Moscow Elks Golf Course — May of 1952
On the 14th of May,1952, Marilynn Smith, one of the outstanding women golfers of all time, played an exhibition round at the Moscow Elks Golf Course. At 23, she had just turned professional less than two years before as one of the founding members of the Ladies’ Professional Golf Association.
She went on to win 23 tournaments, including two majors over the next 18 years before retiring in 1972 at the age of 43 to become a commentator on television broadcasts of the PGA tour. She was president of the LPGA for two years and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Driving off the tee of hole #4 in 1952 — note the lack of trees —
Fathers’ Day Scramble to Benefit Special Olympics
We are putting on our 3rd annual Father’s Day 9 Hole Scramble on June 20th to support our Moscow Rebel Tiger Special Olympics team. Since this is a family day, we will limit teams to 5 or 6 (if you have a big family, you might consider making 2 teams).
Father’s Day is fast approaching, so make sure to sign up soon (poster at clubhouse)! We will do a shot gun start at 9 am. Cost is $20 per person. You can also purchase a $20 string (8’) for your team to strategically use to eliminate strokes. If you are not able to play but would like to support Special Olympics, there will be a donation can (75% goes local and 25% goes to state).
- Must take at least 1 drive per person
- Fathers ONLY will receive 1 mulligan per hole
- Closet to the TIE and Long Putt prizes
- Oldest Father and Newest Father prizes
- Winning team will receive prize
(keeping putts in case of a tie breakers)
- All Fathers receive 1 FREE DRINK
that MUST BE USED DAY OF SCRAMBLE
Thank you and we hope you come out to celebrate our father’s and support our Idaho Special Olympians!
Kyle Nelson Family
Triplets — 1950
In the late 1940s “triplets” became part of the golf course culture.
Two groups of three holes were placed half a cup width from the fringe and from theadjacent cup(s) at two distant parts of the putting green. Participants would putt from one grouping to the other. At completion of the hole, each competitor paid any competitor who holed a putt in less strokes than them the value of the hole where they had holed out. If I were to take three putts to hole out I would pay any competitor who finished with a two the value of the hole where their ball had ended up. Hole values were a nickel for the leftmost hole, a dime for the rightmost and $0.15 for the center cup. A one putt doubled the value of the hole. If two players holed out in the same number of strokes but in different holes, the player in the lesser valued hole paid the difference to the player in the higher valued hole.
Stymies were always in play. If a ball blocked your line — you dealt with it. If you moved a ball through contact with you ball, the contacted ball remained in its new position be that in the hole or down three concret steps to the old pumphouse that was located just east of the current putting green.
In the early 1950s lights were installed at the east and west ends of the current lower putting green and the putting green itself was expanded to the south extending to approximately the current location of the memorial plaque near the residence.
It wasn’t uncommon to have a dozen plus players putting triplets into the late evening hours, particularly after Tuesday and Thursday twilight leagues.
The Moscow Elks Lodge was recently the recipient of two winners of the Elks National Foundation’s Legacy Scholarship Award in the amount of $4000. A total of 350 awards were issued this year throughout the United States and the Moscow Lodge was the recipient of two of them.
Jaye Collier is the granddaughter of Elks member Gary Kendall of Potlatch, Idaho. Jaye lives in Newburgh, Indiana with her parents Keith and Leanne and will be graduating with Honors from Castle High School and attending Oklahoma State University.
Kirstin Wambeke, daughter of Connie and Travis Wambeke is graduating from Logos High School and plans on attending Grand Canyon University. Growing up in Moscow, Kirstin has attended various Elk’s functions over the years and appreciates the education opportunities the Elks provide with the Legacy Scholarship.
Rich Gayler, Chair, Board of Directors
Moscow Elks Lodge #249 has seen $32,000 awarded in Elks Scholarships to students representing our lodge in the last 8 years through Legacy Grants and the Mosst Valuable Student Scholarship Program.
Whew, what a fun, entertaining month! I am very excited for a busy June. Men’s and Women’s leagues are both going full bore. I have been trying to have food available on the buffet line when leagues have been finishing up. Some feedback and different ideas
would be very helpful.
On top of graduation parties and steak and salmon every Friday we have a few tournaments coming up.
June 11th we will be having the Board of Realtors tournament! June 20th we will be having the Special Olympics tournament!
Mondays have been slow, hopefully the weather will eventually get more golfers out but until then I would like to attempt a trivia night on Monday June 14th. We will hand out prizes for winners and have food and beverages available. if it’s a good time and brings a little crowd we will continue trivia every other Monday.
Thanks, members, for being so awesome! Cheers —
I inserted the “Our Mission” statement to help remind all of us what the Elks organization is all about. We are a golf course; we are a social club and we are a community gathering place at
times. I really believe we still must remember the words “Charity, Justice and Brotherly Love”. These words exemplify what Elkdom is really all about. Remember that we are the oldest Lodge in the State of Idaho, and in the over 100 years we have existed, we have put over $2,400,000 back into our local communities. A lot of this comes from grants we receive from Grand Lodge. Do you remember the Legend of Charity? The closing lines read “This legend teaches us that Charity is the greatest of all the virtues; and that it should ever rule us in our hearts and in our lives, leading us to speak no unkind word, to harbor no evil thought, to bear no malice, to support no wrong; but to nurture, love and protect; to condone, forgive and forget”. Let us not forget Brotherly Love. This needs to be exemplified even within our own Lodge. Just because a person disagrees with an opinion does not mean they cannot respond with Grace and Love. If we all think before we speak—communicate in a clear and concise manner that is not offensive but still gets your message out. If we can just remember to listen to what we are being told without being offended then I believe we would all be better communicators.
Have a great June!
Wayne Krauss, Secretary, PER
Mission Statement — Elks National Foundation — Helping Elks Build Stronger Communities
The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today’s veterans, support the charitable work of the state Elks associations, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities. Like all Elks, the Foundation values the belief that charity is the greatest of all virtues and that by sharing and giving, we have the power to replace sorrow and despair with hope and confidence. Donations to the Foundation help us fund programs that match our cornerstone values of knowledge, integrity and community
Pairings for 2021 Club Championship & Exalted Ruler’s Cup
Pairings are set for the 2021 Exalted Rulers’s Cup and this year’s club championship.
All members in good staqnding with established GHIN handicaps, who did not opt out of the competition, were included in the random draw for the Exalted Ruler’s Cup. The tournament bracket and additional information is available by clicking this link.
Exalted Rulers Cup Bracket ER r1
The 24 lowest handicap indexes were seeded into the club championship bracket, with the lowest 8 receiving first round byes. The tournament bracket and additional information is available by clicking this link.
Club Championship Bracket CC r1
Winners of the Course Improvement Scramble
- 1st — Kevin & Jerry — 25 — $50 gift certificate
- T2nd — Erik & Burdette — 28 — $30 gift certificate — & 1 skin — $120
- T2nd — Joe & Chris — 28 — $30 gift certificate
- 4th — Colin & Bill — 30 — $20 gift certificate
- 1st — Bill & Kathy — 35 — $30 gift certificate
- 2nd — Pedersons — 26 — $20 gift certificate
- Kristi & Brian — 1 skin — $30
- 1st — Nelsons — 31 — $25 gift certificate — & 1 skin — $30
- 2nd — Macks — 32 — $15 gift certificate — & 1 skin — $30
Thanks to Skyler & Valerie for the taco bar and your typical congeniality and professionalism,