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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — James E (Jim) Kraus

Jim Kraus Born in Rock Ford Colorado — 1909 graduated from Colorado State University — 1932 masters degree from University of Wisconsin — 1934 Ph.D. Cornell University — 1940 Aberdeen Agricultural Experiment Station — 1941-1948 Head of Department of Horticulture … Continue reading

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Cart Shed Cleaning Project

Cart Shed Cleaning Project Elks, If you have been out to the lodge, you can see that we are making improvements inside and out! One of the projects we would like to get going is cleaning golf cart storage sheds … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Donald R Theophilus

Donald R Theophilus Born in Pittsburgh PA — 1899 graduated from Iowa State College (University) — 1920 & 1922 Assistant Professsor — Iowa State College (University) — 1922-1923 masters degree from Iowa State College (University) — 1924 Professor — Western Kentucky State … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

Happy Spring!!  All of you have or  should have received your dues statement by now.  If you have not, I need to know that because 2019-2020 dues are due!  Your statement has boxes to check for various charities you would like to donate to as well … Continue reading

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A Letter from the Esquire

Hello Fellow Elks! I started an assignment at the University this past month that had me write my eulogy. You read that correctly.  I needed to write the eulogy for my funeral.  That was a task that was harder than I ever imagined it would … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Hugh Bovill

Hugh Bovill Born in England –1861 Moved to Latah Couty in 1899 opened Bovill Store — 1903 opended Bovill Post Office — 1907 opened Hotel Bovill –1911 moved to Coeur d’Alene –1912 returned to Bovill and attempted unsuccessfully to reopen … Continue reading

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Workday Reminder

Workday Reminder Hello Elks! This is a reminder that we will be having a Lodge Work Day THIS SATURDAY May 4th! — 8:00 AM to 12 PM. We will be painting the deck, painting the “dugout” (old entrance to the locker … Continue reading

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Proposed By-laws change — meeting time

Proposed By-laws change — meeting time — This is the proposed Lodge By-laws change that will be voted on at the May 22nd meeting. In the mean time, it was voted that the meetings of May 8th & May 22nd … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Frank Brocke

Frank Brocke Born 1907 on American Ridge, near Kendrick ID apprentice banker at Kendrick State Bank — 1924 graduated Kendrick High School –1926 Cashier at Bank of Troy — 1926 President Bank of Troy — 1928-1974 in 1974 had 10,000+ … Continue reading

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Lodge Work Day

Lodge Work Day Greetings Fellow Elks!             Opening day is upon us! That means that our lodge is about to be busy! We will soon have golfers of all ages descending upon us! We will have the bar and dining area … Continue reading

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Easter at the Elks

Easter at the Elks Once again the weather cooperated, as well as we can expect for an April day on the Palouse, a great bunch of egg-hunters were delivered to the lodge for our annual Easter egg hunt, and a good … Continue reading

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Elks BULLetin — Volume 1, 2019

Volume 1, 2019 Elks BULLetin Welcome to the first Elks BULLetin for 2019.  I hope you all have wintered well and are ready for a new year of fun and excitement at our lodge.  We have plenty of news, but let’s start … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Frank Young

Frank Young Born in Ireland — 1914 Moved to Michigan N. D. — 1924 Graduated (Valedictorian) from Michigan HS — 1933 Bachelor’s degree in chemistry Jamestown College– 1937 US Navy during WWII as athletics instructor including tours to Okinawa and … Continue reading

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Proposed By-laws change — meeting time

Proposed By-laws change — meeting time This is the proposed Lodge By-laws change that will be introduced on the Lodge floor for discussion at the April 24th meeting. It is assumed the change will be voted on at the May … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Roland Hodgins

Roland Hodgins Opened drug store in Genesee — 1895 Purchased White & White Drug Store and renamed it Hodgins Drugstore — 1890 Hodgins Drugstore served as first University of Idaho Bookstore Risked his safety to save University of Idaho records … Continue reading

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Message from the Exalted Ruler

Greetings, This is my last ER message, and as this is the April 249er, I guess I will be the Past Exalted Ruler when you read this. Joel Jaureguito has been elected as ER and took office on April 1st. … Continue reading

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A Note from Janey

A Note from Janey — Our Leading Knight I am recovering, miraculously, from an autoimmune disease. I was contemplating stepping down from the chairs during my healing but with so much support from my brothers and sister Elks, I am so … Continue reading

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A Letter from the Esquire

Hello Fellow Elks! Gratitude.  This year has been amazing so far.  We have had a beautiful winter, we are leading into a beautiful spring and one can hope a warm, not hot, summer.  Those are some little things to be … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

The new Lodge year is upon us! Our office hours are now 8am-noon, Monday thru Friday.  The golf course looks great and is open for walking, hopefully carts will be allowed  by the middle of the month, depending on how … Continue reading

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Help Wanted — Cook, Bar & Facility Manger

Help Wanted — Cook, Bar & Facility Manger — We are looking for someone with strong supervisory, cooking, facility maintenance, ordering, inventory and budgeting experience. April through October, salary $2,268/ Mo. Plus meals & tips, DOE. For position details, call … Continue reading

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