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Remaining Golf Schedule for 2019 Season — revised 6/17/19

Remaining Golf Schedule for the 2019 Season* *Always subject to change as necessary Tuesday league — Tuesday @ 5:30 PM —  7/16 – 8/27 Ladies’ league — Wednesday @ 5:30 PM —  7/17 — 8/14 Thursday league — Thursday @ 1:00 PM … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Francis Albert Schmidt

Francis Schmidt Born in Downs Kansas –1885 graduated Fairbury High School (Nebraska) — 1903 participated in Varsity football, basketball, baseball & track at University of Nebraska — 1904-1907 Law degree — University of Nebraska — 1907 coached football & basketball … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Reo Lee Lloyd

Reo Lloyd Born in Moscow ID  — 1949 graduated Moscow High School — 1967 served in U. S. Navy — Vietnam — 1967-1975 journeyman carpenter — 1975-2011 volunteer fireman & EMT — Sitka AK — 1975-1985 awarded Carnegie Hero Fund … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Samuel Hale (Sam) Butterfield

Sam Butterfield Born in Moscow ID –1924 attended Ursuline Academy (St. Mary’s School) graduated Moscow High School — student body president — 1942 University of Idaho — 1942-1943 & 1946-1947 served in US Army Air Corp during WWII Italy and … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Donald R Theophilus

Don Theophilus Born in Pittsburgh PA — 1899 graduated from Iowa State College (University) — 1920 & 1922 Assistant Professsor — Iowa State College (University) — 1922-1923 masters degree from Iowa State College (University) — 1924 Professor — Western Kentucky State College … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Secretary

Happy Spring!!  All of you have or  should have received your dues statement by now.  If you have not, I need to know that because 2019-2020 dues are due!  Your statement has boxes to check for various charities you would like to donate to as well … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Kenny Hites

Kenny Hites Born in Moscow ID –1954 graduated Moscow High School — 1971 facilities department — University of Idaho — 1985-2015 died in Moscow — 2018 Lifetime member of BPOE #249 — on lodge wall of remembrance

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Golf Schedule for 2019 Season — revised 4/14/19

 Golf Schedule for the 2019 Season* *Always subject to change as necessary MHS golf practices — Friday @ 3:30 PM — 3/22 – 5/17 GHIN activation — Saturday @ 8:30 AM — 3/23 MHS JV Golf Tournaments — Wednesday @ 10:00 … Continue reading

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Golf Schedule for 2019 Season — revised 6/11/19

 Golf Schedule for the 2019 Season* *Always subject to change as necessary MHS golf practices — Friday @ 3:30 PM — 3/22 – 5/10 GHIN activation — Saturday @ 8:30 AM — 3/23 MHS JV Golf Tournament — Wednesday @ 10:00 … Continue reading

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Proposed budget for new lodge year posted — vote on April 24th

The proposed budget for the new lodge year is posted on the bulletin board in the tournament room. It will be voted on at the meeting of April 24th.

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Brigadier-General E. R. Chrisman

Brigadier-General Edward R. Chrisman Organized University of Idaho Military Science Department, taught mathematics — 1894-1898 Introduced first women’s military program in the service Sent to Cuba and the Philippines during Spanish American War — 1898-1902 — fought in the battle … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Donald E (Smitty) Smith

Don (Smitty) Smith Born in Moscow ID –1924 graduated Moscow High School — 1942 University of Idaho —  1942-1943 & 1946-1949 served in US Army during WWII in Germany & Japan  — 1943-1946 joined Moscow Elks — 1948 served in US … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — Abe Goff

Abe McGregor Goff Private in the U. S. Army — WWI Center on University of Idaho football team Graduated from University of Idaho College of Law — 1924 Latah County Prosecuting Attorney — 1926-1934 Taught in U of I College … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Arthur Wayne DeWitt

Wayne DeWitt Born in Moscow ID –1928 Civil Engineering Degree — University of Idaho —  1948 served in US Marines – 1952-1954. Left service as aFirst Lieutenant worked construction in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Atlanta Georgia & Portland Oregon & Vancouver Washington … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Donald E (Smitty) Smith

Don (Smitty) Smith Born in Moscow ID –1924 graduated Moscow High School — 1942 University of Idaho —  1942-1943 & 1946-1949 served in US Army during WWII in Germany & Japan  — 1943-1946 joined Moscow Elks — 1948 served in US … Continue reading

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Lodge of Sorrow — Donald E. “Smitty” Smith

Lodge of Sorrow — Donald E. “Smitty” Smith One of our longest continuous members passed away on December 22nd.  Smitty, born and raised in Moscow, joined Moscow Elks Lodge #249 in 1948 after returning from WWII.   When he got back, … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 125 Years of History — “Buck” Bailey

Arthur Buckner “Buck” Bailey Born & raised in Texas played baseball & football at Texas A & M University served in United Sates Army during WWI returned to Texas A & M, playing baseball & football attended Bethany College player & … Continue reading

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Elks Charitable Activities

Idaho Elks Charitable Activities  Idaho Elks ranked 8th in the nation in charitable, educational, welfare and patriotic work.  Our giving totaled $11,360,558.  For the size of our state and number of members, that number is huge.  National Elks Charitable Activities  … Continue reading

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Community Volunteers Making a Difference

Community Volunteers Making a Difference Local Elks Lodges from every state, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone will be busy helping our communities this holiday season.  Thousands of needy families will receive food baskets and presents.  The Elks National President, … Continue reading

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Max Bingman

Max Bingman Born in Pomeroy WA — 1927 graduated Moscow High School — 1945 U. S. Army orderly — left service aas a sergeant — 1945-1947 WWII farmed — 1947-1949 worked on University of Idaho Golf Course — 1947-1949 worked … Continue reading

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