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Moscow #249 Featured in May Elks’ Magazine

Moscow Lodge #249 is Featured in May’s Elks Magazine Moscow Lodge #249’s veteran’s fly-fishing program is currently featured in the May issue of The Elks Magazine nationally.  Thanks once more to all our members and non-member volunteers who have made this … Continue reading

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Golf Schedule for 2018 Season

 Golf Schedule for the 2018 Season* *Always subject to change as necessary • Moscow High School Golf Practice — Fridays: 4/6 through 5/11 • Men’s Opening Day Breakfast & Blind Scramble — Sunday 4/29 • Tuesday Men’s League — Tuesdays: 5/1 … Continue reading

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Tentative Golf Schedule for 2018 Season

Tentative Golf Schedule for the 2018 Season Your Golf Committee will be reviewing, modifying and finalizing this draft, during their meeting on Wednesday March 7th.  Please feel free to attend (6:30 at the lodge) or to share your ideas with … Continue reading

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Third Decade — 1912-1922

The following is one of 5 first-person chronicles of our first 5 decades as a lodge, published in honor of our 50th anniversary in December of 1942. ________________________________________________________ THIRD DECADE By Lee Allen & E. E. Wegner — BPOE #249  Past … Continue reading

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Make a Difference in 2018

Make a Difference in 2018 for our Veterans & Military Members from Elks Magazine & Grand Lodge Is your New Years Resolution to volunteer more? You’re in luck! Check out these 10 ways to do more for veterans and military … Continue reading

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Timeline Highlights — Our first 150 years.

 Timeline Highlights — Our first 150 years.   This “video timeline” developed by Grand Lodge shows some of the highlights of our first 150 years.  It’s worth the watch.  Click here or on the image to view.

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From the Desk of the Secretary

                Another Christmas has come and gone. I wonder how many more years we will celebrate the birth of Christ before he actually comes back to us in the Resurrection? What are your plans for 2018? I personally do not … Continue reading

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Message from the Exalted Ruler

Message from the Exalted Ruler Tis the season to be jolly, but it is also the season to be generous.  Elks Care – Elks Share and what better way to show that we care than by sharing with those who … Continue reading

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November is Elks Veterans Rememberance Month

November is Elks Veterans Rememberance Month Some twenty-two million veterans live in our communities.  The Elks National President, Malcolm J. McPherson Jr. , has proclaimed November is Veterans Remembrance Month as a way to encourage us to find local veterans and … Continue reading

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Message from the Exalted Ruler

Message from the Exalted Ruler Dear Members,  The holidays are upon us and while we prepare to reflect and be thankful for what we have in our lives, I wanted to remind everyone that in the house of Elkdom, November … Continue reading

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The Elks National Foundation, Elks #249 & YOU

  The Elks National Foundation, Moscow Elks #249 & YOU As most of you know, our Elks National Foundation handles all of our Community Grants programs. This includes the Gratitude, Beacon, Impact, Promise and Freedom grants, all of which our … 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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Oktoberfest

October 1, 2017 Dear Elks Members, Our members have expressed a desire to have more activities: the PER’s and the lodge have stepped up and are offering a fun activity in the form of an Oktoberfest on October 21, 2017.  … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Fly Tying Grant — group #5

Dr. George Paris has announced that the next round of Fly Tying/Fishing instruction for our military veterans at U of I and WSU will begin this Thursday night, running  from 6:00 PM — 8:30 PM through the week of Nov. 16th. For … Continue reading

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Six New Members

Six new members were initiated at the July 26th lodge meeting. Please welcome Jason Barbour, Michael Breske, Judy Crane, Courtney Garrett, Justin Ross and Samuel Hunt. Jason recently retired from the Dept. of Defense and he and his wife Sharon … 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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Thanks to —

Furniture Center for their recent donation of a silk tree for our Members Lounge. They also provided excellent customer service when they repaired the round table in the Lounge. So, thank you to everyone there! It is so great to … 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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From the Exalted Ruler

It is hard to believe that my year as Exalted Ruler has come to end; my first year that is. It has been a tremendous learning lesson and honor, but I look forward to taking what I have learned and … Continue reading

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