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From the Exalted Ruler

Congratulations to our newly elected officers for 2021-2022!!!   Elections were held at last Wednesday’s (February 24th) Lodge meeting.  Ben McGuckin is our new Exalted Ruler.  Brian Loomis is our Loyal Knight, Tracy Dorigo our Leading Knight and, moving over from … Continue reading

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From the Pages of the 249er — May, 1949 — New Flags and Holders for Downtown Moscow

From the Pages of the 249er — May, 1949 — New Flags and Holders for Downtown Moscow In the attached photograph, Exalted Ruler Loris Winn, of Moscow Lodge #249 (on the left), and Moscow Mayor Robert Bonnett of Moscow looked … Continue reading

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Statue of Liberty Restoration and the B. P. O. E.

Statue of Liberty Restoration and the B. P. O. E. In 1983 the National Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks began a fundraising effor to restore the statue which had become damaged by wind and salt water erosion.  The initial … Continue reading

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Spotlight Grant Backpacks for the Homeless Delivered to Sojourner’s Alliance

Spotlight Grant Backpacks for the Homeless Delivered to Sojourner’s Alliance As part of our spotlight grant we received from the Elks National Foundation, we were able to donate $2000 worth of essential supplies to Sojourner’s Alliance and other identified community resources dealing … Continue reading

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Donations for the Homeless

Donations for the Homeless Our Lodge applied for the Spotlight Grant from the Elks National Foundation.  All Elk members contribute to the foundation and in return we can apply for these grants to help in our community.  We received a … Continue reading

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Grant to Sojourners’ Alliance

On behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff and the participants, I would like to thank you for your more than generous donation to the Sojourners’ Alliance Transitional Living Program.  It is very much appreciated and will help provide … Continue reading

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From the Exalted Ruler

Looking back at the year of  2020 we can be amazed at what our Lodge members have accomplished despite Covid. We hired a new Greenskeeper in the Spring.  Cory and his family settled in, got to work and produced the best course conditions we have had … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

Happy New Year!! I am so glad to be rid of 2020 and have great hopes for 2021. I continue to be amazed at the increase in our membership this Lodge year.  At this point we have had 35 new, reinstated or transferred memberships.  … Continue reading

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Lodge 249 Reflection on 2020

We all know that 2020 has just been a miserable year for many of us and something we can all look forward to leaving behind.  I’m not here to dwell on any of the negatives but to tell you that our lodge has done … Continue reading

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Moscow Elks Lodge #249 Supports the Commuity! — from the Daily News

Moscow Elks Lodge #249 Supports the Commuity! The Moscow Elks Club has a long tradition of supporting the Moscow community by giving back over $$2.4 million to the area so far.  Their charitable philosophy has created and provided numerous programs … Continue reading

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Elks Assist Communities in the Navajo Nation

Elks Assist Communities in the Navajo Nation   Some communities have been hit harder by the pandemic than others, like the Navajo Nation, which occupies the corners of three states, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.  To date, one in every … Continue reading

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Message from the Exalted Ruler

We all had to remember how blessed we really are during this very non-traditional Thanksgiving.  We may have not been able to gather with friends and or family but we can be ever thankful for what we do have and … Continue reading

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Community Volunteers Making a Difference

Community Volunteers Making a Difference Creating Momentum for the Future of Elkdom in December Local Elks Lodges from every state nationwide, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Panama Canal Zone, will be busy helping our communities this holiday … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

Finally, the last month of 2020, it’s been a hell of a year, but we got through it and things WILL get better!  Here are a couple of things Rich Gayler forwarded to me for your information: 1) Hoop Shoot … Continue reading

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It is the Veteran — (from Elks Veteran Service Commision)

The 11th hour of the 11th day of November, the 11th month The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has always been at the forefront of supporting the nation’s veterans.  The order has a direct connection with Veterans’ Day that … Continue reading

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From the Pages of the 249er — February 1948 — Mendelssohn Club of Spokane Concert

From the Pages of the 249er  February 1948 — Mendelssohn Club of Spokane Concert On Feruary 1st, 1948, lodge members and guests were treated to a concert prsented by the Mendelssoh Club of Spokane,  under the direction of A. H. … Continue reading

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From the Pages of the 249er — December 1947 — Elks Kids’ Christmas Party

From the Pages of the 249er  December 1947 — Elks Kids’ Christmas Party In 1947, as in past years, a kid party for all youngsters in the jurisdiction of the Moscow Lodge was given by the lodge and Mr. Kenworthy at … Continue reading

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Elks National Memorial

Elks National Memorial Following World War I, there was a strong desire throughout the Elks organization to erect a fitting memorial to those brothers who had laid down their lives in the name of loyal patriotism and devotion to country … Continue reading

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Invite a Friend to Join the Elks

Invite a Friend to Join the Elks The Elks are nothing more than the members we retain and recruit.  Our Lodge has grown significantly this year with new members joining our organization at a rate unseen in recent years.  They … Continue reading

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Remember Who We Are — Who Are the Elks?

Remember Who We Are — Who Are the Elks?* In 2018, Elks all over the United States proudly celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Order’s founding as a fraternal organization that seeks to strengthen its communities and assist the needy.  Each year, … Continue reading

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