Elks Night at U of I Men’s Basketball vs. WSU 🏀

Elks Night at

U of I Men’s Basketball vs. WSU

Here you go Elks members—cheap tickets to watch the Idaho/WSU Basketball game on the December 4th!

Go to Govandals.com/tickets and use the code word Elks

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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.

“I ask you then, will your Lodges and Members support the idea of making sure the memories of our veterans, passed and living, are kept with us for the years to come, and make sure the history of that ‘Day in Infamy’ is recorded so our great great-grandchildren will be able to see where our country has been?”

During their travels throughout the country, Barbara and Mike Luhr visited the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Hawaii, in awe of the veterans who were aboard the USS Arizona that fateful day. And yet some of the displays and signage at the memorial were not as expected. They were old, weather-beaten and outdated.

They wondered if the Elks could play a part in helping to improve this memorial. That idea soon became reality, and the Elks are now partnering with the Pacific Historical Parks, a WWII focused 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public benefit organization that oversees the Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

With contributions from Elks across the country, we can preserve, restore and modernize the USS Arizona Memorial.

All funds raised will be used to:

  • Replace old, faded and peeling outdoor exhibits along Pearl Harbor National Memorial’s perimeter.
  • Upgrade current static displays with digital exhibits, build new interactive displays to engage children, and modernize the Pearl Harbor museums with iPads and touch screens.
  • Fabricate and install new exhibits, displays, programs, and software to better educate and serve all museum visitors.

Our ultimate goal is to raise $783,000, or a dollar per member, to truly help preserve history, perpetuate peace and reconciliation and ensure that the memories of our veterans, passed and living, are never forgotten.

Donation totals will be updated the first week of every month. The last update occurred September 30. Stay tuned to the blue thermometer for the latest totals!

These contributions will help honor the service and dedication of Americans whose profound contributions to our nation should never be forgotten, so that generations to come will know and appreciate the enormous sacrifices of the Greatest Generation.

Together, the Elks can accomplish this goal. Will you help?

Make a donation today at enf.elks.org/phc!

Checks, payable to Elks National Foundation, may be mailed to Elks National Foundation, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-2256. Please write “Pearl Harbor” in the memo line.

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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 believe in. Thank you for making Giving Tuesday a success and for helping us build stronger communities every day. Whether by liking or sharing our social media posts, or by donating or volunteering, you’re supporting the Elks National Foundation. Thank You. You’re truly #OneOfAMillion
We’re on the Hook
Pearl Harbor Memorial

Recently on the Midday Minute YouTube show, we announced that the ENF will match up to $100,000 in donations to the Elks Pearl Harbor Campaign received by the ENF by December 31. So far, we’re on the hook for $68,535.90—but we want to reach that $100,000 mark! Your donation determines how large the ENF’s contribution will be, but credit for the Foundation’s match will not be credited to individual donors or Lodges. Ready to get involved? Support the campaign here!

You can keep up with the campaign’s progress and see if your state is close to reaching the dollar-per-member giving goal here. Don’t forget—donations to the campaign will appear on your ENF record and personal giving history, but your donation won’t count toward personal ENF recognition programs or Lodge per-member giving standings.

Still have questions about the campaign? Check out the FAQ!

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Thanks for Attending BBQ Steak / Salmon Night with the “Kristie Project”

Thanks to ALL the Members and Guest who attended our BBQ Steak/Salmon Night A BIG SHOUT OUT to the “Kristie Project” Band and (My Sister) Shellie Schluneger for your helping hand Couldn’t of pulled this off without any of You


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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 surviving family members so they can attend.

Anyone that may know of surviving family members in our area, please let me know.

The Service will be Sunday, December 1st at 2pm, last less than an hour and coffee and refreshments will be served.

Please Plan on Attending

Wayne Krauss


The faults of our brothers

we write upon the sands.  

Their virtues on the tablets of love and memory

  • All six of our brother Elks who passed during the last 12 months were veterans of the United States military forces, four serving in the U. S. Army, two of them also serving in the U. S. Air Force after its establishment, and two in the U. S. Navy.  Four participated in WWII, two in Korea, and one in Vietnam.
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Winter Hours

Winter Hours

Please be advised that as of today, Nov. 1st, the office will be open from 9 AM -noon, Monday-Friday and the Bar/Dining will be open from 4 PM -8 PM on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Special notices will be sent out for weekend events during the winter.  Please check the calendar each month in the 249er and call the office at 882-2577 if you have any questions.


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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, Elks National President, Robert L. Duitsman has proclaimed November to be Veterans Remembrance Month.

This November, and every month of the year, Elk will serve thousands of Veterans across the country. Elks volunteer at more than 340 VA Medical Centers, State Veterans Homes, clinics, transitional shelters and Veterans facilities where they plan activities, buy needed supplies, host meals and offer friendship. Elks help Veterans rehabilitate and thrive by supporting adaptive sports events, and providing therapy kits and wheelchair gloves to recovering Veterans.

Moscow Elks #249 has received national recognition for our continuing program for returning veterans attending the Universtiy of Idaho or Washington State University and dealing with PTSD

Most recently, Elks have pledged to help end Veteran homelessness by pledging millions of dollars to assist Veterans experiencing homelessness. Since we made this pledge just 5 years ago, we’ve helped thousands of Veterans exit or prevent homelessness.

Our Elks Lodges are focal points for supporting local military members and Veterans and meeting their needs. Last year alone, the total value of Elks contributions to our nation’s Veterans was more than $50 million, and our members served hundreds of thousands Veterans.

This Veterans Remembrance Month, we urge you to join the Elks in recognition of and service to the Veterans in your community. Let us remember the words of Elk member and President John F. Kennedy who said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”

There are nearly 1,900 Elks Lodges across the country with a total membership of around 800,000. Elks members must be American citizens who are at least 21 years of age and must believe in God. To learn more and to join us in service, visit www.elks.org.

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From the Exalted Ruler

Greetings my Fellow Elks:

It has been said, “all good things must come to an end.”  This however is not necessarily true. Bobbi has done a great year with all her activity ideas and functions.  We plan tocontinue more activities through the winter months. October was a great month with Friday steak night, taco Tuesdays, wine tasting, and our carved pumpkin contest.

November is a month of giving thanks.  Let’s be thankful for our health, our family, the community we live in, and our fellow Elk members.  Please feel free to join our lodge meetings.  I cannot emphasize enough how helpful it would be for members to come to lodge and our functions.   That being said, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and keep checking our Facebook page for the date and time of our WKRP Turkey Drop for appetizers and cocktails.  Join us November 1st for the Kristie Project from 6 to 8 and our last outside steak night.


Joel T. Jaureguito, D.C.

Exalted Ruler

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From the Desk of the Secretary

One of the comments I hear on occasion is “You guys need to do more things that are not centered around golf”. Well, as you can see, your wishes have been granted. October was huge with dinners on Tuesday and Friday nights—Queen of Hearts drawing at each of those dinners at 7pm, the Wine Tasting Party, pumpkin carving and prizes and the list goes on. Take a look at the November Calendar and you will see we will be busy with dinners, parties and craft fairs. The plan is to continue this throughout the winter, but it will depend on you, the member. The dinners are excellent and affordable, the social time is fun and it is all done to benefit you and your guests! Yes, it is about supporting your Elks Lodge, but it is also about having fun with fellow Elks and bringing guests to enjoy all the things we have to offer. When was the last time you took advantage of our Quiet Lounge to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or special event? This is your Lodge so come on out and enjoy it!

Bad news for a couple of our members, Doug Lind had his number drawn for the Pot-of-Gold on October 9th and Joe May’s number came up on the 23rd. Both of them missed out on over $600 in winnings. Speaking of winnings, the Queen of Hearts is now worth over $300 and drawings are held, not only at Lodge meetings, but also at Tuesday and Friday dinners, so another reason to come out!

Last but not least, those of you that have not paid your Lodge dues, please get that taken care of (I know where you live 😉).

Wayne Krauss,

Secretary, PER

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Club House Bar/Dining winter hours & activities

‘Tis the season when the club house slightly closes its doors; therefore, the Bar/Dining will only remain open on Tuesday and Fridays to continually serve you delicious dinners thru the winter months. Check your emails and Moscow Elks 249 Facebook page daily for upcoming menu, happening events etc.

My 1st Annual Craft Bazaar being held on Nov 16th from 9/4pm is well underway with 27 vendors PLUS a Cake Raffle with the Handmade Cakes being donated by our very own Samie Valin.  * Crafts * Food/Beverage * Kids Craft Table

To send us off with a BANG on Nov 1st from 6/8pm our last BBQ Steak/Salmon night Kristie Mattoon and her band “Kristie Project” will be playing for your entertainment/socializing/eating pleasure

RSVP: 208 882 3015 or 208 882 2577

Dancing shoes and Knife & Fork Go Hand in Hand for sure!!


Bobbi Ross

Bar/Dining Manager

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Impact Grant 2019

Impact Grant 2019

The 2019 Impact Grant: PTSD Student Veterans’ Fly Fishing and Fly-tying Project has just been completed for this year.  The project which was initiated by Elk members Steve Meier, Jess Caudillo, Curt Neely, and George Paris is in its fifth year.  Four of those years were funded by the Elks National Foundation in the amount of about $20,000, the fifth year was funded by both the Idaho Elks Veterans Committee and Cabela’s.  The project has served over 100 student veterans from both U of I and WSU. The mission of the project is to provide a relaxing and lifelong hobby by providing the skills and equipment to learn how to fly fish and tie flies. The project is staffed by expert volunteers from the Clearwater Fly Casters club and lodge Elk members.  We meet once a week at the lodge over a course of twelve weeks to cast and tie.  The project is always capped off by a weekend of fishing at a local spot to enjoy what the class has learned.  The 2019 project has finished for this year; however, the grant will be reapplied for and with the continued support of all involved will continue to support a very worthwhile cause.

Impact Grant Chairmen:

George Paris and Cliff Swanson

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League Credit Expiration Date Extention

League Credit Expiration Date Extention

Many of you Tuesday and Thursday league golf members still have gift certificates that haven’t been cashed out.

Since we have decided to be open for food and dining on Tuesday and
Friday nights throughout the winter (assuming enough members and guests
come out to support these functions), we will extend the expiration date
to March 31st.

Come on out and exchange your credit chits for a spaghetti dinner, finger steaks, fish and chips or other delights on Tuesday or Friday nights.

Wayne Krauss
Secretary, PER
Moscow Elks #249

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Steak & Salman Night volunteers wanted

Steak & Salman Night volunteers wanted

LooNo photo description available.king for a Moscow Elks member Volunteer for our last BBQ Steak/Salmon night November 1st 5/?pm “Kristie Project” Band will be playing for evening Entertainment

Call 208 882 3015 or 208 882 2577
Expecting a HUGE crowd!
Thanks in Advance💗

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Cheers for the Wine Tasting Party


Thanks to Jerry, Bobbi,  and volunteers for our annual wine tasting — another good time for all!

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Beautiful Day at the Elks

It is a beautiful day at your lodge — wish you were here

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Carl Louis “Louie” Olson

Louie Olson

  • Born near Moscow ID — 1928
  • woked at Rollefson Market — Moscow ID — 1942-1946
  • graduated from Moscow High School — 1946
  • farmer — Moscow ID — 1948-1966
  • farmer farmer — Harrison ID — 1966-1967
  • served on Moscow School Board — Moscow ID
  • owner/operator Bestway Carpet Cleaning — Moscow ID — 1967-1993
  • died in Moscow ID — 2013
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance
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Turkey Dinner with (4) Turkey Give-a-way

Turkey Dinner with


May I get a (Turkey)”drum” roll Please!!????
November 19th 5/7pm
Turkey Dinner with all the Trimmings
Members and Guest Welcome
RSVP: 208 882 3015 or 208 882 2577
Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone
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Annual Craft Bazaar

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Build Your Own Burger

No photo description available.Build Your Own Burger🍔

November 15th 5/7pm
RSVP: 208 882 3015 or 208 882 2577

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Oktoberfest a Success

Thanks everyone, great turnout at the Moscow Elks 249 Oktoberfest! 

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