Moscow Elks’ Golf Club Championship
updated bracket — 6/24/2019
END OF AN EDITORIAL TRAIL
In the fall of 1919, Judge Steele, then Exalted Ruler, appointed the writer as editor, and the late Guy W. Wolfe, as associate editor, of a new lodge bulletin. Both of us happened to be reformed newspaper men, and Guy was the founder of the University of Idaho’s “Argonaut.”
When we asked the Judge what would be a suitable name for the new venture he replied:
“Its your baby; name it”
And that is how the Two Forty Niner came into being, with the first number appearing November 1, 1919.
During the past thirty years, the writer has carried on, with the capable association of Guy Wolfe, Laurence Huff, Alvin Hofmann and Al Barakman.
Our chief aim in editing this little bulletin has been to keep our members, both local and distant, acquainted with lodge doings. This was particularly important during the war, and we hope our boys, then scattered all over the world enjoyed the Two Forty-Niner when it reached them.
During those three decades we have seen our membership grow from 350 to over 1,800. Also, the Temple has grown from a small building to its present spacious size.
Through these passing years we have chronicled the “Vacant Chair”of over 370 members or, approximately one a month.
We wish to thank the Lodge for presenting us with a beautiful diamond emblem ring, and a Webster’s unabridged dictionary.
We have enjoyed our work, and appreciate the cooperation of the officers at all times. Clyde Marsh, secretary for years, and, later, Kelly Cline, have been particularly helpful.
And so, on this, our thirtieth anniversary, we step down and out with no other reason than we think we have served long enough.
We wish to retire before we become as antiquated as the old gentleman attending funeral services in Howard Short’s chapel. At the conclusion when the old man started tottering towards the door, Howard took him gently by the arm, and said:
“Grandpa, you better stay here; it won’t pay you to go home.”
With these solemn words, we leave the Two Forty-Niner in capable hands, and, with best wishes for its future, we remain,
E. T. Baker
November 1, 1949,
Our Summer Elks Convention in Grangeville (May5-9) was a great success. ISEA President Steve Johnson turned the gavel over to newly elected President Dan Tackett. The 4 day schedule was chocked full of informational meetings about our state and national charitable activities. Useful information on increasing membership within our own Lodge was taken to heart and it will be shared with our B.O.D.
A couple of afternoons offered a fun, well attended, shooting venue. The golf tournament was sketchy, weather was generally miserable with wind and rain most days. I know my husband and I were not able to complete a round in the 3 days.
The Grangeville Lodge produced a nice convention, catered food, final, semi formal banquet had a very talented local band. Local townspeople were very welcoming and Bear’s Den RV park is definitely a nice place to park.
A very fun part of convention is meeting other Elks from our area and getting to know them. I encourage everyone to attend the Winter convention in Caldwell this November. ER Joel will be attending National Convention in St. Louis next month.
In addition, PER and Past State President Curt Neely was awarded the State Elk of the Year award. Congratulations Curt!
Respectfully, Jany Wineinger, Leading Knight.
Jordan Jumpers 26.5
B & B 22.5
Back 9 Bandits 20.5
B n Jo 20.5
M & M’s 18
Classy Mulligans 16.5
Golf Divas 16.5
Big 10 Ballers _ 15
Cart Jockeys 6
Low Gross — Kristin Strong — 46
Low Gross Team — Farm Gals — 32.5
Accuracy Drive — Jen Lambert
Long Putt — Mary Nelson — 3″6″ on #4
Closest to the Pin — Ashley Smith — 30′ on #8
Thank you to all attending the Father’s Day Scramble. We were able to raise $680 for Idaho Special Olympics (25% goes to Idaho Special Olympics and 75% stays locally with our Moscow Rebel Tiger Team). We had a great turnout and hopefully we’ll be able to make this a yearly event.
Prizes were given out to the youngest father, Kyle Hamilton and oldest father, Jack Nelson. Barb Jordan sunk a 20’ putt and closest to the “tie” was Shawn Jordan. The Kee’s family won the tournament with a 33.
Remember to put August 2nd on your calendar for the Light A Candle Tournament to help make a difference to local people battling cancer.
Thanks again; hope to see you next year!
The Nelson Family
Come on out!
Greetings Fellow Elks Members:
Well June is upon us and May has passed but what a great month May was this year and late April. The golf course is open and looks absolutely beautiful and our golf season wasnt delayed too much due to weather. The bar is open for food and beverage so be sure to drop by and introduce yourself to Bobbi. She has a history in the restaurant industry and I think she will be a great fit to our lodge.
This May we had a work day and painted the deck, fixed the gate by green number 4. Thank you to Rick Sperry for organizing Work Day and the volunteers who showed up to work. It was a beautiful day and the Lodge looks very nice and clean.
State is this month and I will not be able to attend; However, Janey Wineinger, our Leading Knight will be attending and I will inform you of any new news that is happening with the Elks Lodge. Nationals is in St. Louis at the end of June and I am looking forward to attending and increase my knowledge of Grand Lodge.
Again, I would like to invite all the members to come out for Lodge meeting, socialize, and give us input to improve our Lodge. I would also like to thank all of our members who volunteer, Knights, and Board members for all of their work. Without you, we would not exist.
Joel T. Jaureguito, D.C.
When you look at the calendar for June, you will see there is a lot going on. Friday night steak dinners start on the 7th. The cost is 12.50 each and includes beef or salmon steak (you cook it on our BBQ’s) potatoes, salad and all the fixings. If you like, play a little golf and then enjoy social time and dinner. It starts at 5pm and we really would like to have your RSVP. You can call the office at 882-2577 in the morning or the Dining/Bar at 882-3015 in the afternoon.
ER Joel is sponsoring a fundraiser from 5-10 on the 7th for Sheldon Ackerman who is undergoing severe medical challenges and in need of financial help. Don’t miss out on the Father’s Day Tournament sponsored by the Nelson Family. All proceeds will go to the Special Olympics. It starts at 2pm and is nine holes and only costs $20 plus greens fees, so great way to spend Sunday afternoon!
The by-laws change which moves our Lodge meetings from 7:30 to 6:30 was voted on at the last meeting and Grand Lodge has approved that change.
Sometime, hopefully this month, Rick Sperry will be heading up a work party to clean up cart storage sheds 2 and 3. All carts will be moved out, the floors pressured washed and parking lines and stall numbers repainted. This will be a big project that will need a dozen or so volunteers. I will send out an email when the date is finalized.
The remaining qualifying dates for the Sole Survivor and Senior Sole Survivor are: 6/2, 6/8, 6/15, and 6/22.
Have a great month!
The other quickly replied, “I must apologize for my gossiping. So, let me go on record as saying that I take back my words. Are you satisfied now?”
“Well,” the other man replied, “I appreciate the apology, but nevertheless, you can’t really take back words.”
“Nonsense!” the gossiper replied. “I’ve taken back my words, so the problem has been remedied. What else is there to this situation?”
After listening to the discussion, the Rabbi remarked to the gossiper, “Listen, if you want to truly remedy the harm you have caused, then come to the town square tomorrow with a feather pillow.”
The gossiper didn’t know what to make of this but agreed to comply. The next day, he came to the town square with the pillow and handed it to the Rabbi. The Rabbi then instructed him to tear open the pillow and swing the pillow around until all the feathers flew out.
The gossiper once again did not know what to make of this request but did as the Rabbi said.
The Rabbi then said, “OK now, bring back all of the feathers.”
“What!” the gossiper replied. “I surely cannot do that!”
“Well why not?” the Rabbi asked.
“Because,” the man explained, “the feathers have spread all over the place—some have gone in the bushes, and by now some have already flown many yards away. They’ve all scattered about. Even if I spent a month gathering them, there’d still be plenty that I wouldn’t get back.”
The Rabbi heard this and replied, “And just like it is impossible to recover those feathers, it is impossible to take back the words that you spread. In no time at all, they will spread to all sorts of corners far and wide and recovering them would be an insurmountable task.”
The man acknowledged that the Rabbi was right, and from that point on, he took more discretion in his words, and made sure that they did not slander others.
As you can see, the moral of the story is that you shouldn’t gossip about others because it can hurt someone, and you cannot take back words that have already been spoken.
So, this summer, when you gather with your friends & families, what words will you use?
THE FAULTS OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WE WRITE UPON THE SAND,
THEIR VIRTURES UPON THE TABLETS OF LOVE AND MEMORY.
Rick – Lodge Esquire