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125th Anniversary of Moscow Lodge #249 Installation

From the Elks 249er — February 1968

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From the desk of the Secretary

From the desk of the Secretary  As we move into December we have a number of things going on. Although we are supposed to have our Memorial Service on Dec. 3rd for members that have passed away this year, that … Continue reading

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150 Years of Elkdom — Growing Pains 1878-1898

  The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.  In honor of the occasion the Grand Lodge is publishing a series of articles concerning the growth of the modern Elks Lodge.  To access the … Continue reading

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“Sweet Ed’s” Tom & Jerry Night

Our own Ed Townsend will be hosting the annual Tom & Jerry party on Saturday the 9th of December. Tom & Jerry batter has been around for over 190 years but Ed has “only” been making it for the last 50+, (although … Continue reading

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Elks Disaster Relief Program Helping Texas Victims

National Elks President Malcolm J. McPherson Jr. recently announced Local Elks Lodges from every state, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone will be raising donations to assist the thousands impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. National Elks President … Continue reading

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Happy 242nd Birthday U. S. Navy

Navy Birthday in the United States The Navy Birthday is on October 13 and celebrates the establishment of the US Navy in 1775. On October 13, 1775, the United States Navy was established. The day is celebrated as the birthdate … Continue reading

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Membership Matters — A Lot

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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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2017 Sole Survivor Results

68th Annual July 4th Sole Survivor  Results Kevin Peterson  — 2015 Sole Survivor winner — eliminated on #1 Ken Jones — eliminated on #2 in a chip-off with Bill Sayler & Jack Jones Jack Jones — eliminated on #3 Bill Myers — eliminated on #4 Todd … Continue reading

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Ladies’ Sole Survivor Results

  2017 Women‘s Sole Survivor Results  Janey Wineinger — eliminated in a chip-off on #1 with Mary Nelson Mitzi Houska — eliminated on #2 Mary Nelson — eliminated on #3 Kathy Christian — eliminated on # 4 Jill Diamond — … Continue reading

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Message from the Exalted Ruler

                 Happy 90th Birthday Moscow Elks Golf Course!*   As we all know, Moscow Lodge #249 is the oldest lodge in the state with a rich tradition of our members serving both in … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

As we go into July, I want to remind everyone that we will only have one meeting and that will be on the 26th. Our membership continues to increase as we currently stand at 391 m embers. We have reinstated … Continue reading

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Ladies’ Sole Survivor Field

The field is set for the Ladies’ Sole Survivor on Sunday, July 2nd. Shelley Anderson Sharon Kimberling — winner 2011 ladies’ sole survivor Kristin Strong Mary Manderscheid Barb Heimgartner Mitzi Houska Kathy Christian Janey Wineinger Jill Diamond Mary Nelson  

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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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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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Sole Survivor Field Update — 6/29/17

68th Annual July 4th Sole Survivor   — last chance qualifier 7/4 —   Sean Dorigo — 2016 Sole Survivor winner — 2012 Sole Survivor winner Jerry Curtis — 2016 Moscow Elks Club Champion — 2001, 2004 & 2013 Sole Survivor winner Kevin Peterson — Round … Continue reading

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Happy 90th Moscow Elks Golf Course

After construction in 1927, in the fall of 1928 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 … 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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