A reminder that this Saturday, starting at 1 PM is our Kids Christmas Party. Santa, of course, will be here and we ask that parents bring a present for each of their children attending, with their name on it. Refreshments will be served.

Then, starting at 5 PM is our Elks Tom & Jerry Party. This is always a great time and Ed Townsend will again be providing his great Tom & Jerry batter.

It is not required, but if everyone attending could bring a small plate of hors d’ oeuvres, that would be great!

Hope to see many of you there,

Wayne Krauss, PER
Lodge Secretary

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Hello to all my fellow Elk members.

 I am reminding everyone that the deadline for the Legacy Awards is noon Central Time on January 30, 2015. Applicants must be high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks. Legacy Awards are applied for on-line at www.elks.org.

Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year!

Wayne Krauss,

Secretary, PER Moscow Lodge #249

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Humanitarian Project — Christmas for Kids

New PictureI hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas.  Thanks to the generosity of our members we are making Christmas very enjoyable for 29 kids in our area.  I had wonderful shoppers who stretched our dollars to buy coats, shoes, toys, ect for them.

 

Barbara Heimgartner

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Christmas Dinner

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Hoop Shoot

Travis Lambert is heading up our local Hoop Shoot this year. It will be held on Dec. 13th at the Hamilton-Lowe Indoor Rec. Center from 1Pm-3PM. This has always been a great event with lots of participants. We have even had kids from our District go on to the Nationals!

Travis will need help with a variety of different tasks and many of you have helped in the past, so we look forward to seeing you again.

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From the Exalted Ruler

Members All:

Happy Holidays to everyone. It is amazing to me how fast the days go by, the year is almost over and we are thinking of what we will be doing in the New Year….my goodness, how time does fly by.

Many activities took place in November at the Lodge starting with a very successful Halloween Party – boy did they decorate! Thank you to Jon for bartending and putting this fun event on for around 130 scary villains!

With that being said, there were a few hard-working Elks that came out and moved all the past Exalted Ruler’s pictures into the Lodge room. This was a huge undertaking but well worth the time. Plaques were moved into the room and now the Lodge room has a new look. The PER’s voted to make this change and the new look is refreshing as well as very functional.

November 12 was an evening again of, hard-working dedicated Elks, to help with the event hosting the Harlem Ambassadors at the U of I Memorial gym. The event was well-received and fun was had by everyone who attended. We helped sponsor this event by donating a $2,000 grant given to the Moscow Lodge for helping with the LCYAC. Elk’s Care and Elk’s Share.

New Picture (3)Lastly, a very successful evening was shared with members and their guest this past weekend for the Wine and Cheese party chaired by Jerry Curtis. David Goodpaster was the MC for the evening and our wine connoisseur’s had a wonderful time. Many thanks to Jerry, Mike Keating, Wayne Krauss and Jon McAleer. Also, I know there were some very important help from the wives of these gentlemen and thank you to all – like I’ve said before, it “takes a mountain” to put on events for our membership, and our wonderful, dedicated members show the passion and determination to make them happen!

December is shaping up. Again, many Elk members are stepping up to the plate to make the holiday season a productive and happy one. Travis Lambert is chairing our local “Hoop Shoot” on December 13, at the Hamilton Recreation Center – he will need volunteers to help.

A delightful Christmas dinner has been planned for December 19 at St. Mary’s Church from 4-7pm. We are asking for volunteers to help with set-up, serving and clean-up. If you have a couple of hours or even an hour, please sign up. This dinner is provided to you by a $2,000 grant that we have received for our community. Please, come to the dinner and join in on the fun. The children will receive a fun Christmas bag and there will be plenty of food for everyone. We would invite you to please call the Lodge office and make your reservation of how many will be in your party. Mary and Wayne will be happy to assist you at 208–882-2577.

Last but not least, December 20 brings us a happy, fun-filled day starting with the Children’s Christmas Party at 1pm. Santa will be there to give out gifts and refreshments will be served. This is always a fun afternoon with the children and last year’s party was a huge success.

The same day our very own Ed Townsend will be hosting his Tom and Jerry Party starting at 5pm. As most of you know, Ed is the chief “Tom & Jerry” maker using his own recipe which has been loved by all who has attended this event. Thank you Ed – the holiday would not be the same without you hosting this event and is appreciated very much.

New PictureNot only are all of these events going on, we also have Barbara Heimgartner taking on the “Gift of Sharing” for families in need. Please contact Barbara if you can spare some time in buying, wrapping presents and whatever else she may need. This is huge folks – lots of work and planning goes into making this all happen for someone less fortunate and putting a smile on someone’s face is what Christmas is all about. This is what Elkdom is all about. Please, do your part in helping out with any or all of the events that has been mentioned. Please check our website for dates and times – Ken Jordan does a great job keeping us up-to-date.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you.

Alicia Neely,

ER ** Moscow Lodge #249

 

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Harlem Ambassadors

 

Elroy with some of the LCYAC Youth Ambassadors who helped out during our LC Pea Shooters vs Harlem Ambassadors event on Wednesday, Nov. 12th at the University of Idaho Memorial Gym. This was a great event and extremely well attended. Moscow Elks #249 provided $2000 to LCYAC in the form of our Promise Grant to help with the cost of bringing the Ambassadors to Moscow.

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Time with Friends

We are now fully into the cold and short days of the year. Through the winter months I would like to keep a consistent open schedule in the bar. To all of my fellow members, please let me know what you would like to see. We can open for each Friday afternoon and have drinks or food. I just need to know what everyone would like. What works best? What other ideas do you have? Either call the office, email me, or let Jon know. We are currently open every Lodge night. Each Lodge night is on the calendar in the 249er. Come on out and share your ideas!

I look forward to hearing from you,

Sean Dorigo

Board of Directors Chairman

Leading Knight

 

 

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From the Desk of the Secretary

We only had one meeting in November because of Thanksgiving, but it was an informative one. We were all reminded of the Christmas Baskets for Kids program we sponsor, headed up by Barb Heimgartner. Our Christmas party for kids is Dec. 20th and then our annual Tom & Jerry party is the evening of the 20th.

The wine tasting event we had on Nov. 22nd was very successful with 38 people attending. That is an increase of 15 over last year and we expect it to continue to grow. Jerry Curtis did an excellent job with the help of Mike Keating, and of course David Goodpaster was again our “wine expert officiano”. Jerry would like to see this grow over the next number of years into a major charity fundraiser.

Our participation with the Latah County Youth Advocacy Council in sponsoring the Harlem Ambassadors was very successful. I don’t know what the official head count was, but it had to be 600-700 people attending.

Thank you to everyone that has helped with these events.

Wayne Krauss

Secretary

 

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It’s just around the corner

It is that time of year when everyone is thinking of the holidays that are just around the corner.

Business owners and managers are considering holiday parties for their wonderful employees and looking forward to ending the year with a celebration.

Are you ready for a chance to end your year with a wonderful dinner along with a good time?

The Moscow Elks Lodge #249 invites you to schedule your party to celebrate in style and merriment.

elkslogo[1]Contact us to schedule your party and answer any questions at

208-882-2577 or

email:  Secretary@elks249.com

 

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