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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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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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Smithsonian Salutes the Elks

The Order has just been featured at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in their virtual exhibit “America’s Mailing Industry,” which was launched on September 13, 2016, at a reception in Washington, DC. The Smithsonian Postal Museum recognizes the Elks’ quiet … Continue reading

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Membership Matters — A Lot

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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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From the Exalted Ruler

It is hard to believe that a year has gone by and I am already writing my last newsletter of my “first” term as exalted ruler (ER).  I mention first because I was fortunate enough to be elected as ER … Continue reading

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Valentines for Veterans — National Salute to Veteran Patients

Members of the Elks were joined by the local “Stampers with Attitude” and other guests on Monday, February 6th to  prepare Valentines for residents of the Lewiston Veterans Home as part of the National Salute to Veterans.     When we undertook … Continue reading

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Message from the Exalted Ruler

  Happy New Year!   I always love this time of year because I am one of those people who truly enjoys the snow.  I realize that for most, the snow is a nuisance and it brings a lot of other … Continue reading

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Valentines for Veterans

Moscow Elks Lodge will be participating in the national “Salute to Veterans Week” activities the third week in February.  In collaboration  with  “Stampers with Attitude”, a local card making and stamping group, our lodge will be preparing and delivering Valentine’s Day cards to residents in … Continue reading

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From the Exalted Ruler

  As we enter December, I would ask all to remember that Elks Care – Elks Share and what better month to demonstrate that we care. We have done a lot of charitable work so far this year, but December … Continue reading

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Message from the Exalted Ruler

Dear Members, The holidays are upon us and I can’t believe I am already halfway through my year as Exalted Ruler.   We have done a lot in the past 6 months and there are a lot of members to thank … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Fly Tying Grant

The Moscow Elks Lodge is privileged to be able to continue working with returning veterans through a national Elks “impact” grant.  The program is serving veterans returning to civilian life, primarily from the Iraqi & Afghan military involvements. Certain activities have … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

July was a very busy month for our Lodge. Starting off with the 4th of July celebrations and the Sole Survivor Tournaments, the Junior golf program ending with their own Sole Survivor Tournament won by Bryden Brown. We have had … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Fly Tying Grant

The Moscow Elks Lodge is privileged to be completing the 2nd year of a fly tying/fly fishing class for returning veterans through a national Elks “impact” grant.  The program is serving veterans returning to civilian life, primarily from the Iraqi … Continue reading

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From the Exalted Ruler

Welcome to a new year! As we move in to the future with this New Year we plan for the futures of ourselves and our loved ones. This is the time of year when we traditionally make new resolutions to … Continue reading

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