Category Archives: veterans

From 100 Years Ago —

From 100 Years Ago — Moscow Elks #249 has a long history of working, honoring, remembering and aiding returning veterans and in helping our community deal with occurrences such as the current Covid-19 pandemic. One hundred years ago in the … Continue reading

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From the Exalted Ruler

Greetings Fellow Elk Members: February was a quiet month but we left no rocks unturned.  We had our annual Crab Feed that was a great success with a lot of Elk members that enjoyed socializing and eating an excellent meal.  Everyone seemed to … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

I have always considered March as Old Man Winter’s last chance for significant winter weather.  Granted, we frequently get snow in March, and last year we were dumped on by rain in April, but the days are getting longer and warmer, the true winter months are … Continue reading

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2020 Fly Fishing Project

2020 Fly Fishing Project Moscow Lodge has just been notified that we will be able to continue the veteran fly-fishing project for our fifth year.  The project has served over 100 student veterans.  The project enables student veterans with PTSD from both The University of … Continue reading

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Match Met — from Elks National Foundation

Match Met In December, we announced the ENF would match up to $100,000 in donations to the Elks Pearl Harbor Campaign received by December 31. We’re excited to report that the Elks easily maxed out our match for the USS Arizona Memorial … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

Happy New Year!! 2020, wow, back when I and many others of you were in High School, we were told that by now we would all be driving flying cars and our world would look like the old TV show, … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

This is it; December is bringing 2019 to a close.  This has been a tough year for our country, politically speaking. It seems like to many people believe anything social media puts out and unfortunately too many people post things just to get … Continue reading

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A message from the Leading Knight

Elks pledge “So long as there are vterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”  The Elks National Veterans Service Commission takes that pledge one step further, and promises service to our nation’s veterans and military members, with a special focus … Continue reading

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ENF Impact Grant Renewed

ENF Impact Grant Renewed — Veteran’s Fly Tying/Fishing — A bit of good news for Monday—-We have been notified that Grand Lodge has approved our renewal of the Impact Grant in the amount of $2500.  Thanks to George Paris for administering this … Continue reading

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Elks Launch Campaign to Support Pearl Harbor

Elks Launch Campaign to Support Pearl Harbor At the 2019 Elks National Convention in St. Louis, outgoing Grand Exalted Ruler Mike Luhr issued a challenge to the Elks members to raise funds for the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Hawaii. … Continue reading

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Elks National Foundation “Giving Tuesday”

Happy Holidays! No matter the holiday you’re celebrating, we’re thinking of you. The season of celebration and giving is in full swing, and we kicked it off on December 3 with Giving Tuesday—a day dedicated to supporting the causes you … Continue reading

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Elks Memorial Service

Good afternoon, We will be having our annual Memorial Service to honor members that have passed away this last year. Those members are: Jim Dahmen, Edward Jacobson, Jack LeClaire, Reo Lloyd, Larry McBride, & Don Smith.  I am attempting to contact … Continue reading

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November is Veterans Remembrance Month! An estimated twenty million Veterans live in our communities. Each with a different story, they all shared a common pledge: to support and defend this country. In an effort to honor and support these Veterans, … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Cyrus Edward “Ed” Blair

Ed Blair Born in Palouse WA — 1922 graduated Palouse High School — 1940 U. S. Army — radio operator — WWII — Egygpt, Iran, Iraq & Lybia — 1940-1946 farmer — Palouse WA — 1946-1962 worked for R. A … Continue reading

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Lodge of Sorrow — Jack LeClaire

Jack LeClaire passed away on Wednesday September 18 in Boise at the age of 92.  He was a lifetime member of Moscow Elks Lodge #249.  Click here to view Jack LeClaire’s Obituary.  There will be a Moscow Celebration of Life … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — John Arthur (Jack) LeClaire

 Jack LeClaire born in Anaconda MT– 1927 graduated Anaconda High School –Anaconda MT — 1946 served in United States Navy — 1946-1948 graduated University of Montana — 1952 high school math teacher & coach — Alberton MT — 1952-1957 high … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Harry Missildine

 Harry Missildine born in Parsons Kansas — 1920 grew up in Kansas, Colorado & Oklahoma graduated Tulsa Central High School — Tulsa Oklahoma attended University of Missouri graduated from Colorado College twice qualified for National Public Links Golf Tournamet United … Continue reading

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Let’s Be More Understanding

Let’s Be More Understanding “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” — President … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — I. C. Hattabaugh

I. C. Hattabaugh Born near Salem Indiana — 1851 finished school in New Ross Indiana — 1867 manufactoring drain tiles — Duncan Brothers — Jamestown Indiana — 1875-1878 carpentry/sash & door manufacturing — Lewiston ID –1878-1890 deputy assessor, deputy sheriff … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Lloyd L Hall

 Lloyd Hall born in Bovill ID — 1925 graduated Bovill High School — 1943 served in United States Navy — WWII Pacific Theater — USS Maryland & USS Sarita owner/ operator sevice station — Bovill ID owner/ operator hardware store … Continue reading

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