National Volunteers Day — April 18th

National Volunteers Day — April 18th

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

  • Quarterback University of Idaho,
  • Assistant Football Coach U of I,
  • University of Wyoming Athletic Director,
  • Founder of the Western Athletic Conference,
  • Member of the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors,
  • Elected to the Asociation of College Athletic Directors Hall of Fame,
  • Elected to the Idaho Sports Hall of Fame and
  • Elected to the Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame.
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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last week’s hints?

Orin Ercel “Babe” Hollingberry

  • coached high school football in California — 1911-1925
  • coached semi-pro Olympic Club football team
  • founded Shrine East-West All Star Game — 1925
  • coached West team in East-West All Star Game — 1925-1943
  • coached State College of Washington (Washington State University) — 1926-1942
  •  his team undefeated at home — 1926-1935
  • Pacific Coast Conference champions — 1930
  • Rose Bowl Game vs Alabama — 1930
  • overall record as coach of the Cougars 93-53-14
  • coached 8th grade football — 1943
  • hop farmer in Yakima, Hollingbery & Sons Inc.– 1944-1974
  • member of College Football Hall of Fame — elected 1979
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From the Exalted Ruler

Greetings Elks!

Spring breakup is here and the excitement of new life is in the air.  A new year has arrived and it promises to be a great one as, God willing, the COVID-19 pandemic begins to recede and some normalcy returns.

It is in this context that I realize just how large the boots are to fill for the next year.  This past year was singularly challenging, to the Lodge, our Members and our families.  Despite
this fact, our Lodge not only ended financially stronger, but membership increased at the fastest rate in recent history!  This is a testament of resilience of Idaho’s oldest Lodge, and to the exceptional leadership and Members that this lodge is privileged to have.  Thank you to our newest PER, Janey Wineinger, for your example, selfless service, steadfast leadership and guidance driving the ship this last year.  A special thank you also to
our outgoing iron Trustee Brad Anderson for your wisdom and steadying hand.  Thank you both!

The warming temperature finds the Elks busy.  Our esteemed Golf Supervisor Cory with the help of volunteers is swiftly readying the Golf course for the upcoming season. The grill has been warmed up by our new Bar and Dinning manager, Skyler Woltring….  welcome.  Our annual Easter Egg hunt will be in full swing after a year in hiatus with many other events on the calendar and upcoming!  It is truly exciting to see all this activity back in the Lodge, and I encourage our Members and families to come attend, volunteer, and enjoy as each can safely.  Anna and I are looking forward to attending these events and getting better acquainted with our members.  We look forward to seeing you on the fairways …. or in the rough on the right side of hole 4 as the case may be.

God Bless,
Ben McGuckin
Exalted Ruler

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From the Desk of the Secretary

We did it!  We are into a new Lodge Year; it looks like things
may (WITH THE GRACE OF GOD!) begin to return to normal. As you can see, we managed to have a successful year, even with that friggin Covid Virus around.  Thank you to all our members for creating the success we have had.  We ended the year financially solvent!  Trust me—that was a challenge!  We have a net gain of 29 new members.  Unfortunately, I had to drop 10 members for non-payment of dues, or we would have had an even higher net gain.  Our new officers are in place, the 2021-2022 budget will be voted on at the April 28th Lodge meeting and we are off and running.  Don’t forget the Men’s breakfast which is 9am on Sunday the 29th of April. Weather permitting, men’s golf leagues will start the first week of May.

OK, that’s about it,

Wayne Krauss,
Secretary, PER

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Sponsors Wanted for New Elks Sign on Mill Road and Highway #8

LAST CHANCE FOR A SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR THE NEW ELKS SIGN ON THE CORNER OF HIGHWAY 8 AND MILL ROAD

Our Elks Lodge will install a Golf Course and Lodge sign at the back end of hole 8 to better identify and market our lodge and golf course.  We are seeking additional sponsors for the cost of the sign and putting your business logo on the sign frame.  Approximate sponsorship is $250.  Please contact Rich Gayler through the lodge office.

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New Bar/Dining Manager

New Bar/Dining Manager

The season is just about to get underway and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Skyler Wotring as your new Bar/Dining Manager.  Weather permitting, the
clubhouse is opening on April 6th (Tuesday) at noon.  Come on out and have a snack,
lunch and/or a cocktail and reminisce and introduce yourselves (Hugs not permitted!!
Lol!!).  I am looking “4”ward to seeing you all!!

Former Bar/Dining Manager
Bobbi Ross

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1949 Moscow-Pullman Football Game — For our Crippled Children

1949 Moscow-Pullman Football Game 

— For our Crippled Children

In 1947 the state of Idaho was visited by a major polio outbreak leaving hundreds of children in the state crippled by the disease.  By the fall of 1949, the Idaho State Elks Home for Crippled Children was caring for over 300 youngsters affected by polio and other devastating childhood diseases.

As part of the efforts to fund the care of these children, Moscow Elks #249 sponsored an Armistice Day (now Veteran’s Day) football game between Pullman High School and Moscow High School at the University of Idaho’s Neal Stadium, located at the site of today’s Kibbie Dome.  All  profits went to the programs of the State Home for Crippled Children.

The game generated over $5000 for the Home — in current dollars that comes out a little over $55,000!!

This  Moscow  Bear  touchdown tied  the game six to six.  An appropriate ending for a game that’s real winner was the Idaho State Home for Crtippled Children.

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Elk of the Year — Jerry Curtis & Officer of the Year — Larry Cygonovich

Elk of the Year — Jerry Curtis &

Officer of the Year — Larry Cygonovich

The Elk of the Year award for the 2020-2021 lodge year was presented to Jerry Curtis by
Lodge Secretary Wayne Krauss at the installation ceremony for the new Lodge Officers for year 2021-2022 . Jerry spent 5 years as a Lodge Trustee and during that time he did an exemplary job as liaison with the Bar/Dining Managers.  After he left the position of Trustee, he continued oversight of the Bar/Dining area and acted as Chair of the Finance/Audit committee.  He has run the Tuesday night men’s golf league for many years as well as volunteering for work parties.  He has been instrumental in putting on our wine tasting party over the years, and yes, he is responsible for the installation for wine-on-tap!  THANK YOU, JERRY!

The Officer of the Year award for the 2020-2021 lodge year was
presented to Lodge Treasurer Larry Cyganovich by Lodge
Secretary Wayne Krauss at the installation dinner and awards
ceremony.  Besides being a wonderful Treasurer (always available to sign checks and/or go to the bank), he has donated many hours on construction projects.  He was very involved in the renovation work on the Superintendent’s house prior to the arrival of Cory and his family.  He also put in many hours doing finish work on the back-office area of the house after the fire in October.  His experience and willingness to lend a helping hand is very much appreciated. THANK YOU, LARRY!

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Golf Course Greens Aeration — Thank You Volunteers

Golf Course Greens Aeration — Thank You Volunteers

Thanks to the volunteers who pitched in on Saturday 3/27 to get six our greens aerated and top dressed in preperation for our playing season to commence.  Plugging and sanding the greens is essential to maintaining them in good condition for the season.

Thanks to Sean Dorigo, Howie Long, Jerry Curtis, Dave McGraw, Pat, Dollar, Casey Leachman and the rest of the wornderful volunteers who made this happen.

 

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

  • coached high school football in California,
  • coached semi-pro Olympic Club football team,
  • founded Shrine East-West All Star Game,
  • coached West team in East-West All Star Game for 19 years,
  • coached State College of Washington (Washington State University),
  • posted an undefeated record at home for 9 consecutive season,
  • coached the cougars to a Pacific Coast Conference championship,
  • coached against Albama in the Rose Bowl Game,
  • recorded at 93-53-14 record as a head football coach,
  • coached 8th grade football,
  • farmed hops in Yakima with his sons, and
  • was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

answer will be posted next week

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The Elks Creed

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Could you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Were you able to name this past Moscow Elks member from last week’s hints?

Tom Boyd

  • born in Filer ID — 1928
  • graduated Twin Falls High School — Twin Falls ID — 1946
  • University of Idaho — Business Degree — 1946-1951
  • served in United States Air Force — 1951-1954
  • worked for Asgrow — Genesee ID — 1954-1959
  • worked for Asgrow — New York — 1959-1962
  • farmer — Genessee ID — 1962-2015
  • Idaho House of Representatives — 1976-1992
  • Speaker of Idaho State House of Representatives — 1986-1992
  • member of the Pea & Lentil Commission
  • served on Genesee School Board
  • served on Idaho State Board of Education
  • recipient of the Alumni Award — University of Idaho
  • died in Moscow Idaho — 2015
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance
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Thank You Janey — Last Meeting as Exalted Ruler

Thank You Janey —

Last Meeting as Exalted Ruler

Thanks for your service in what has been one of the craziest lodge years you could immagine.  Through everchanging covid restrictions you helped us navagate a successful year while bar/dining opperated under state regulation guidelines, lodge meetings were cancelled or restricted in attendance, and we even had a fire in the superintendent’s residence.

Throough it all we had a successful if modified season on the golf course, maintained bar/dining operations successfully within the state guidelines while providing safe conditions for our members and guests.  We finished the lodge year fiscally sound, provided thousands of dollars in support to organiztions and individuals in our community dealing with handships, and best of all, gained a record number of new members.

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Shared by our Outgoing Exalted Ruler

Shared by our Outgoing Exalted Ruler

Thanks Janey

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Elks Golf Club — 1949 season — “Lady Elks” and Exalted Ruler’s Cup

   Elks Golf Club — 1949 season —

“Lady Elks” and Exalted Ruler’s Cup

Thursdays were ladies’ days and up to 80 women participated in leagues and “guest days” with neighboring golf clubs.  The Moscow women placed second in the prestigious Clarkston Team Invitational, among a field of 16 teams.  The Moscow team was made up of Katy Rae Boyer, Thelma Collins, Maude Hunter and Mabel Locke.

Participation in regular weekday morning ladies’ leagues remained high for decades until the switch to predominantly two earner families left many ladies unable to continue to participate in weekend morning play.

The Moscow Elks ladies also hosted one of several Idaho State Ladies’ State Amateurs that have been held on the Moscow Elks Course that summer.   The tournament was won by Joan Curtis.

On the men’s side, the President Cup (aka Exalted Ruler’s Cup) was won by Ray Kammeyer with Del Marner in 2nd and Merrill Green in third.

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Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

Can you name this past Moscow Elks member??

  • born in Filer ID,
  • graduated Twin Falls High School — Twin Falls ID,
  • attended University of Idaho — Business Degree,
  • served in United States Air Force,
  • worked for Asgrow — Genesee ID,
  • worked for Asgrow — New York,
  • farmed — Genessee ID,
  • served in Idaho House of Representatives,
  • elected Speaker of Idaho State House of Representatives,
  • was a member of the Pea & Lentil Commission,
  • served on Genesee School Board,
  • served on Idaho State Board of Education,
  • received the Alumni Award — University of Idaho and
  • was a Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance.

answer will be posted next week

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Charity with Friends for Those We Love

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Become an Elk — See Where the Journey Takes You

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