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4th of July sponsorships

There  are still limited opportunities to sponsor a hole for the 68th annual Elks’ 4th of July Sole Survivor Golf Tournament.  Signage will be displayed for the 4th of July and also for the Women’s and Sr. Men’s events on the 2nd.  Help … Continue reading

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Inland Empire Elks Challenge

2017 Inland Empire Elks’ Challenge Golf Tournament August 26th & 27th — Moscow Elks Lodge #249, will be holding an invitational event for 4 person teams of Elks and/or spouses the end of August.  We are inviting any Elks lodge … Continue reading

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Missing but not Forgotten

Danny Hordemann passed away on Friday, May 19th. Dan was a member of our Lodge for 54 years, having been initiated in 1964. He was sponsored by Ken Jordan Sr. and was an avid golfer, having won the Sole Survivor … Continue reading

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Happy 90th Moscow Elks Golf Course

In the spring of 1927, play began on what is now The Moscow Elks Golf Course.  The then “Moscow Golf Club” opened a 9 hole course designed by golf course architect Francis James. The current golf course still follows the original routing … Continue reading

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Early Golf in Moscow — Harry Sampson interview from 1975

  On January 5th in 1975, Harry Sampson, then 82 years of age, was interviewed as part of an oral history project sponsored by the Latah County Historical Society.  Harry was an elk and also a founding member of the … Continue reading

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Honoring Lt Colonel Donald E “Smitty” Smith

At the beginning of World War II, Moscow’s Donald E. Smith joined the U. S. Army to stand up for our nation. During the Korean conflict he returned to duty for additional stints. Next week, he will join a group … Continue reading

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What do you know about our lodge?

Of the nearly 2000 Elks lodges, what do only the following lodges have in common? #174 Tacoma WA #206 Henderson KY #214 Great Falls MT #249 Moscow ID #318 Yakima WA #358 Heppner OR #372 Torrington CT #378 Haggerstown MD … Continue reading

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Our History

  We’ve just finished watching Super Bowl LI. (the NFL’s 51st) —  but in reflection This year we will hold our annual 4th of July Sole Survivor number LXVIII. (our 68th) Our Moscow Elks Golf Course will be in year XCI. (beginning our 91st year)  … Continue reading

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Golf Schedule for 2017

The Golf Committee has finalized the golf schedule for 2017.  While the majority of the schedule, including Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday leagues remains essentially unchanged, we are modifying or replacing some other events that have been losing participants.  Additionally we are … Continue reading

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Sweet Ed’s Tom & Jerry Party

It was cold outside but that didn’t keep several dozen Elks and guests from braving the near zero temperatures to join our own “Sweet Ed” Townsend for the annual Tom & Jerry Party.            

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“Sweet Ed’s” Tom & Jerry Night

Our own Ed Townsend will be hosting the annual Tom & Jerry party on Friday the 16th of December. Tom & Jerry batter has been around for 190 years but Ed has “only” been making it for the last 50+, (although he has … Continue reading

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2016 Sole Survivor Results

Nate Strong — eliminated in a chip-off on #1 with Nick Jensen Travis Lambert — eliminated on #2 Joe Vasquez – Sole survivor winner in 2011 — Sr. Sole Survivor winner 2016 — eliminated in a chip-off on #3 with Dave Baird & Ken … Continue reading

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2016 Sr. Sole Survivor results

Jack Jones – eliminated in a chip-off on #1 with Chuck Labine Kenny Jones — eliminated on #2 Dave Baird — Sole Survivor winner in 2010 — eliminated in a chip-off on #3 with Joe Vasques, Joe McGurkin, Mike Keating & Pete … Continue reading

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2016 Women’s Sole Survivor Results

Jill Diamond – eliminated on #1 Kristin Strong — eliminated  in a chip-off on #2 with Kelli Kimberling-Gilder Marcella Pattinson — eliminated on #3 Karsten Jensen — eliminated on #4 Kathy Christian – eliminated on #5 Kelli Kimberling-Gilder — eliminated on # 6 Shelley … Continue reading

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Moscow Invitational Golf Tournament

The 54th annual Moscow Elks’ Invitational Tournament will be held June 25th and 26th.  This is an invitational, and you are welcome to invite anyone you wish to compete in the tournament.  In addition, we are sending invitations to all Elks’ … Continue reading

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History of Moscow Elks & July 4th

The 4th ofJuly & B.P.O.E. #249 Historically the lodge served a picnic lunch to members and the public, for no fee, at least as early as the late 1920’s.  Golf events were a part of several 4th of July celebrations in … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

As all our members should know by now, our Lodge is hosting the Idaho Summer Elks Convention June 1st-4th. If you are receiving this my e-mail, the convention is happening most likely right now and if you have received this … Continue reading

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Message from the Exalted Ruler  

Dear Members, It is exciting to start the new Lodge year off with great weather and being able to see old familiar faces back on the property, whether enjoying friends at the picnic tables or out playing on the course.   … Continue reading

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updated golf activities calendar

Golf Activities — 201 6 TBA – Golf Course Workday Fridays –4/15 – 5/20 – MHS golf team afterschool practice Sunday — 5/1 – Men’s Opening Day Breakfast Tuesdays– 5/3 through 8/23 – (not held 5/31) — Men’s Tuesday Night … Continue reading

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Lodge of Sorrow

We are sad to report that Gene Thompson passed away on March 25th. Gene was 93 years old, a Perpetual Life Member and a member of our Lodge for 71 Years. “TO OUR ABSENT MEMBERS”

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