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Elks #249 Crab Feed !!

MOSCOW ELKS LODGE NO. 249 Idaho’s Oldest Lodge The Moscow Elks Lodge will be holding its annual crab feed on Saturday February 16th to raise needed money for lodge operations. The menu will include crab, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, and … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Abe Goff

Abe McGregor Goff Private in the U. S. Army — WWI Center on University of Idaho football team Graduated from University of Idaho College of Law — 1924 Latah County Prosecuting Attorney — 1926-1934 Taught in U of I College … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History –“Babe” Hollingbery

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 … Continue reading

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Elks’ Legacy Scholarship Applications Close 2/1/19

Elks’ Legacy Scholarship Online  Applications Close February 1st at 9:59 AM Pacific Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Elks National Foundation will offer a total of 300 awards in the 2019 contest. Over the last … Continue reading

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Message from the Exalted Ruler

Message from the Exalted Ruler Merry Christmas everyone.  This message may be finding you a little late but I hope everyone had a good holiday season. I would like to announce a few things coming up in the near future.  … Continue reading

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A Letter from the Inner Guard

A Letter from the Inner Guard Congratulations! You made it through another year of life! This past year hasn’t been easy, by any means. It was probably full of tears, heartbreak, and maybe even loneliness. It was full of changes, … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

From the Desk of the Secretary The New Year is upon us, Thanksgiving and Christmas are now past memories. So, what does 2019 look like for us? On a personal basis, the older I get, the more I realize the … Continue reading

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Lodge of Sorrow — Donald E. “Smitty” Smith

Lodge of Sorrow — Donald E. “Smitty” Smith One of our longest continuous members passed away on December 22nd.  Smitty, born and raised in Moscow, joined Moscow Elks Lodge #249 in 1948 after returning from WWII.   When he got back, … Continue reading

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Your Anniversary Grant at Work:

Your Anniversary Grant at Work The Disability Action Center recently installed a ramp for a Moscow woman who was injured in a car accident.  She had already been discharged and was in the home, but it takes 3 men to lift … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — “Buck” Bailey

Arthur Buckner “Buck” Bailey Born & raised in Texas played baseball & football at Texas A & M University served in United Sates Army during WWI returned to Texas A & M, playing baseball & football attended Bethany College player & … Continue reading

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Elks Charitable Activities

Idaho Elks Charitable Activities  Idaho Elks ranked 8th in the nation in charitable, educational, welfare and patriotic work.  Our giving totaled $11,360,558.  For the size of our state and number of members, that number is huge.  National Elks Charitable Activities  … Continue reading

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Elks Support for the Disability Action Center

Elks’ Support for the Disability Action Center At our regular lodge meeting, December 12th, we presented a check to the Disability Action Center. The $1500 was an Anniversary Grant from the Elks National Foundation. Anniversary Grants are the Elks National Foundation’s … Continue reading

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BPOE #249 Night at Vandal Basketball vs Montana

BPOE #249 Night at Vandal Basketball (vs Montana) Vandal basketball is having a night for Elks Lodge #249.  Tickets are $5 for the Elks on January 19th.  If we have a good turnout they have a team autographed basketball with our … Continue reading

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Christmas for Kids

 Christmas for Kids This is just a small amount of the presents our Lodge has purchased as our part of the local Christmas for Kids program! Thank you to Jennifer Lambert for coordinating this program again this year.   Christmas … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Tom McCall

Thomas Lawson “Tom” McCall Born in Massachusetts and raised in Oregon Journalism degree Universilty of Oregon — 1936 columnist / sports editor Daily Idahonian — 1936-1942 columnist for The Oregonian — 1942-1944 served in United States Navy — WWII news … Continue reading

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Elks Hoop Shoot

Moscow Elks’ Hoop Shoot It’s time for the annual Moscow Elks’ Hoop Shoot.  This is a free event for all 8-13 year old boys and girls residing in Latah and Whitman counties!  Registration is held the morning of the event; please bring each participant’s birth … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Dr. Charles Gritman

Dr. Charles L. Gritman Born & raised in Illinois Medical Degree from Cincinnati Medical College — 1890 medical practice in Cincinnati — 1890-1892 medical practice in Moscow — 1893-1933 opened Moscow Hospital (Gritman Medical Center) — 1897 At his death … Continue reading

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Volunteers for Hoop Shoot

Volunteers for Hoop Shoot Hey everyone, Our Local Hoop Shoot is Saturday, January 5th, at the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center.  We are getting desperate for volunteers as we need another five or six. It will start at 8:00 AM and should be done … Continue reading

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Community Volunteers Making a Difference

Community Volunteers Making a Difference Local Elks Lodges from every state, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone will be busy helping our communities this holiday season.  Thousands of needy families will receive food baskets and presents.  The Elks National President, … Continue reading

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President Bush’s Welcoming Message, 1992 Grand Lodge Convention

Upon the passing of President Bush, we recall his message to the 1992 Grand Lodge Convention  ************************************************************************************ President Bush’s Welcoming Message, 1992 Grand Lodge Convention Welcoming Message from President Bush to the Delegates at the 1992 National Convention in Dallas, … Continue reading

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