This year I’m going to cancel the cart path scramble. Between work and putting on the gamble scramble I don’t have time to put it on this year and make it a fun and efficient tournament. I also still have money in the cart path fund from previous years that the members have donated and it’s time for me to put it to use. I apologize for not putting it together this year and promise I’ll have a fun and exciting year for you guys next year.
This month’s 249er is quite late as I was out of town the week of the 24th and as you can imagine, I had some catching up to do. You probably notice that our newsletter is short of articles and information. I have asked repeatedly for members and officers to submit articles to me for publication, but there seems to be no real interest, other than the Exalted Rulers message. Thank you Jerry for submitting the Bar/Dining update. That leaves it up to me to add additional content, of which I do not do a very good job. It has fallen on the Secretary over the last number of years to put together, have published and email/mail the newsletter as no one else wants to do it. Publishing and mailing it is no problem, but the gathering of newsworthy articles is. I am happy to continue doing the 249er, I just need officers/members to send me articles. I am not asking for ideas, I am asking for submission of articles pertaining to our Lodge and all the activities. I know this sounds like I am whining, but the monthly newsletter is not listed as the Secretary’s responsibility. I am just asking for help.
Around the Elks
As we are into our summer months, we only had one meeting in July, as we will in August. At the July 23rd meeting we initiated Gunner Knecht and Branden DeMeyer. Gunner works for the McGregor Company and was sponsored by his Dad Jim. Branden is a Deputy with the Latah County Sherriff ’s office and was sponsored by Janey Wineinger. Please welcome them and help them be involved in our Lodge. Kurt Markuson, sponsored by Mat Sept was voted into membership at that meeting and will be initiated in the next month or so. We also had the first reading for Mark Whitmore, sponsored by Wayne Krauss. We also have a couple of re-instatements coming up with Dave Cada from Potlatch and Charles (Chic) Jensen rejoining. Dave was a member of our Lodge a number of years ago and Chic comes to us from Alaska Lodge #1662. Great to have them aboard! Unfortunately, Jason and Sharon Barbour have decided they will take out Dimits. They joined last year and feel they have not been able to become engaged with us. They have only been with us a year and we hate to loose them. It is ironic in the respect that Sharon’s number 8812 was drawn for the Pot-of-Gold. She was not present at the meeting, so she did not receive the pot of $550.00
Bar & Dining Update
The bar and dining staff had a very busy July, as we supported a number of large events. The three Sole Survivor events kicked off the month, with the ALS and Marines of the Palouse Fundraisers the following two weeks. We capped off the month with the Gamble Scramble Fundraiser and Curt Neely’s class of 1963 reunion events. All the events were successful with members and guests enjoying the summer activities.
The Friday couples golf and steak nights have grown this summer. Besides the usual golfers and regulars for steak/salmon dinners we have had a number of business’ use the night to have dinner with their employees. Most Friday nights we have had between 20 and 30 guests. The steak nights will continue through September. It is a great way to enjoy an evening with family or friends on the patio.
4th Annual Sprenger Open Scramble
Moscow Elks Lodge #249 is proud to be able to host the 4th annual Sprenger Open Scramble and Fundraising Auction.
The Sprenger Open Scramble will be held at the Moscow Elks Golf Club on July 14, 2018.
The event is open to the community and will include a 4 person golf scramble (morning and/or afternoon tee times available). In addition to a silent and live auction, there will be events and entertainment for golfers and non-golfers alike! Come eat, drink, play games and help support Team Gleason and local ALS patients who are in need of equipment and services.
To register go to Sprenger Open registration.
Last year they were able to raise over $35,000 and hope to exceed that amount this year.
Carts needed for Marines of the Palouse Fundraiser
The Marines of the Palouse Fund Raiser is Saturday, July 21 a 10:00 am. The lodge has 7 golf carts to rent, which will not be enough for their golf tournament. We are requesting anyone who would like to loan their golf cart out for the day to contact the lodge office. We are not sure how many carts we will need, but we are guessing at least 7 to 10.
The rental fees for the carts will go into the lodge charity account. We would appreciate your help.
A quick reminder — if you only paid half of your golf pass, the balance is now due.