From the Exalted Ruler

From the Exalted Ruler

Hello all, time sure goes by fast and here we are in the midst of summer already.  From July 1st-4th my wife Tanya and I have the honor of representing Moscow Elk Lodge #249 at Grand Lodge in San Antonio, TX.  We are not looking forward to the heat and humidity.  But we are looking forward to spending time with fellow Elks and all that Grand Lodge has to offer.  Also, we have heard that San Antonio is a very welcoming and fun place to spend a few days.  I will report back on Grand Lodge in our July Lodge meeting for all of those who are interested, we would sure love to see you.

Last week we received $2,000 from Grand Lodge in the form of a gratitude grant, which we will use to contribute to a local scout project to clean up and fix up Robinson County Park.  We will be replacing deteriorated lumber on park benches and the amphitheater and paint as well.  Special thanks to Corey Ray who helped to put this project together. This will be a great way to give back to the community while creating a good working relationship with the local scouts.  Also, the Elks lodge will receive some recognition in the form of a plaque.  In the future, as we move forward with this project, we will be asking members to help volunteer their tools, talents, and labor on the project, so stay tuned.  As always, I hope you all have a great summer and I will look forward to seeing you at the lodge.

Travis Mechling,

Exalted Ruler

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From the Desk of the Secretary

It is with great pleasure I welcome you to the great month of July!  Warmer, dryer weather and the celebration of our great country’s Independence.  Those of you receiving this newsletter by email have received it before the 4th of July and unfortunately the paper copies have arrived after the 4th.  Remember, anyone that wants to receive the 249er electronically, just let me know and be sure I have your current email address.

This month we welcome Tom Taylor, Tony Bonucelli, Bill Hall and Brian Hoffman as new members to our Lodge.  Our numbers continue to grow as we now have a membership of over 400.  The other good news is the number of Elks that have not paid their dues for this year continues to decline.  We only have 34 members in arrears.  I believe that may be the lowest I have seen for this time of year.  Please, keep your dues coming!

Sadly I have to report that Larry LaBolle and Dave Baird missed out on well over $500 in the Pot of Gold drawing.  Their numbers were drawn at meetings this month, and as you all know, you have to be present to win.  I want to remind everyone that we only have one meeting in July and one in August.  Those meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month .

Have a great July, if you are traveling, be safe.  Enjoy the summer weather, stay active and come on out to your Lodge for great food, drinks and fellowship.

Wayne Krauss

Secretary, PER

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Elk of the Year

 

Elk of the Year

Past Exalted Ruler Sean Dorigo was recently awarded ELK of the YEAR for Lodge year 2017-2018.  Sean has continued to donate his time and efforts for the betterment of Moscow Lodge.  He has done numerous small repairs, one of which was shoring up the front deck when the supports on the building began to sag.  He has taken the position of Chairman of the Accident and Safety Committee as well as chairing the PER Association.  He is always there when needed, giving help and encouragement whenever necessary.

THANK YOU Sean for all your service!!

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4th of July

July 4th, 2018

The 4th of July is coming around quickly and it will mark the 242nd anniversary of our nation’s founding.  When the national Elks Lodge (Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks) was founded this nation was only 92 years old.  When the Moscow Elks Lodge was chartered as Lodge #249 it had reached its 117th year and in its 152nd year our golf course opened.

The Moscow Elks Lodge has been celebrating the 4th at this location since the Great Depression of the 1930’s, with the sole survivor exhibition beginning in 1950.  Join us for one more 4th of July at the Elks.

This year’s celebration will feature live music in addition to traditional activities.  Join us for music from “Beargrass”, free hot dogs and ice cream, a golf cart parade and the annual 4th of July Sole Survivor Exhibition.

Moscow Mayor and lodge member Bill Lambert will be leading the flag ceremony and sole survivor introductions.  Our own Kristie Mattoon will be singing our nation anthem.

Several winners of national Elks Lodge scholarships will be on hand to man the hot dog stand and join Mayor Lambert for the flag salute while meeting our members and guests.

 

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00 AM — Last Chance Qualifier for Sole Survivor

  • 11:30 to 1:30 — music by “Beargrass”

  • 11:30 to 1:30 — free hot dogs and ice cream served by the practice tee

  • 12:15 to 12:45 — kids races

  • 1:30 PM — cart parade

  • 1:45 PM — flag ceremony & national anthem

  • 2:00 PM — 69th Annual Sole Survivor Exhibition

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Ladies’ Sole Survivor Field

 

The field is set for the

Ladies’ Sole Survivor

on Sunday, July 8th.

  • Shelley Anderson winner 2017 ladies’ sole survivor

  • Sharon Kimberling winner 2011 ladies’ sole survivor

  • Kristin Strong

  • Taylor Anderson

  • Mary Manderscheid

  • Barb Heimgartner

  • Mitzi Houska

  • Kathy Christian

  • Jill Diamond

  • Kelly Gilder

  • 1st alternate — Mary Nelson

  • 2nd alternate — Janey Wineinger

 

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Ladies’ League Standings — 6/25/18

 Ladies’ League Standings — 6/25/18

  • Back 9 Bandits           33.5
    Kelly Gilder
    Sharon Kimberling
  • Tee Totalers                25.2
    Paula Farley
    Carole Jones
  • Double Trouble           25
    Barb Heimgartner
    Jo Lynd
  • Bogey Buddies          24.5
    Shelley Anderson
    Janey Wineinger
  • M & M’s                            23.5
    Mary Manderscheid
    Mitzi Houska
  • B & B                            23
    Cathy Beahan
    Bev Rhoades
  • Jordan Jumpers        22.5
    Kathy Christian
    Jill Diamond
  • Farm Gals                    22.5
    Mary Nelson
    Annette Smith
  • Low Gross     Kristin Strong       45
  • Low Net Team    Tee Totalers      27.5
  • Long Putt       Jen Lambert        10 feet 4 inches  on hole # 6
  • Accuracy Drive     Kathy Weber
  • Closest to the Pin     Kristin Strong      11 feet 1 inch on hole # 8
  • Birdie on #2   Bev Rhoades & Kathy Christian, on #6 Shelley Anderson
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Skins winners from June 24th

Skins winners from June 24th

Congratulations to the following winners from Sunday’s Summer Skins Event.

  • Bill Sayler — 3 skins
  • Casey Leachman — 2 skins
  • Shawn Jordan — 2 skins
  • Mike Keating — 1 skin
  • Todd Martin — 1 skin
  • Brad Anderson — 1 skin

Your winnings will be available at the bar as of Tuesday.

Next  & Last Summer Skins Event — Saturday, June 30th

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Sole Survivor Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Sole Survivor Sponsorship Opportunities

We are finalizing our hole and tee sponsors for the Sole Survivors.  Our sponsorship fee remains the same, with hole sponsors with green locations at 100 dollars and tee locations at 50 dollars. We currently have one green site and 2 tee sites that may be available.  Please let us know if you wish to become a sponsor for what we believe to be the longest continuously running event of its type in the inland northwest.  Your sponsorships help make these events possible.

In 2018, along with the sole survivors, we are celebrating 125 years as a lodge and the 90th year for our golf course.  The course has met the test of time.  This year’s field, playing in our 69th version of the 4th of July Sole Survivor Exhibition, will face the same layout that met the 1st field in 1950.

Last year’s sponsors have first shot at this years sponsorships, but if openings remain we will fill from those who respond.  Let the lodge office know if you are interested, or leave a comment below.

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Ladies’ League Standings — 6/20/18

 Ladies’ League Standings — 6/20/18

  • Back 9 Bandits           27.5
    Kelly Gilder
    Sharon Kimberling
  • Bogey Buddies          20.5
    Shelley Anderson
    Janey Wineinger
  • Double Trouble           20
    Barb Heimgartner
    Jo Lynd
  • Jordan Jumpers        19.5
    Kathy Christian
    Jill Diamond
  • Farm Gals                    19.5
    Mary Nelson
    Annette Smith
  • Tee Totalers                18.5
    Paula Farley
    Carole Jones
  • B & B                            18
    Cathy Beahan
    Bev Rhoades
  • M & M’s                          16.5
    • Mary Mandescheid
    • Mitzi Houska
  • Low Gross     Shelley Anderson       48
  • Low Net Team    Double Trouble      33.5
  • Long Putt       Teri Dollar        9 feet 3 inches  on hole # 9
  • Chip ins    Shelley Anderson & Janey Wineinger on #2, Jo Lynd on #3, Mitzi Houska on #6 & Terri Dollar on #8
  • Birdie on #8   Terri Dollar
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125 Years Ago Today — 6/20/1893

125 Years Ago Today — 6/20/1893

Moscow Lodge #249

received their official charter from Grand Lodge

on June 20th 1893 — 125 years ago today.

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ENF Scholarship gathering — from Grand Lodge

History in the Making

The largest gathering of Elks scholars ever will take place in San Antonio, June 29 through July 2. The scholars, a mix of current college students and alumni, representing award winners from 2002 through 2018,will gather for a mega-Elks Scholar Service Trip during the Elks National Convention to celebrate the Order’s 150th anniversary.

Moscow Elks Lodge #249 will be represented by Virginia Monk, a 2018 Legacy Award winner and the only representative of Idaho or Eastern Washington.  We are sure she will represent all of us well.

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50th anniversary score card from 1978

50th anniversary score card

— from 1978 —

     

The picture on the card is of #6 green looking from the clubhouse.  Even in only the last 40 years the trees have filled in.  The white area in the left center was a practice sand trap.

 

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Elks BULLetin — Volume 5, 2018


Volume 5, 2018

Elks BULLetin

Calling All Trucks!  Elizabeth, our energizer bunny, is cleaning out the basement for us.  She has separated a bunch of items the lodge no longer uses to go to either the dump or the Hope Center.  She is asking us for help transporting the materials on Monday June 18th at 10:00am.  Depending on the number of volunteers the task should take just one trip per truck .  Elizabeth will be happy to make you lunch to say thanks. Please, let the lodge know if you can help.

Good news, the golf course is looking better.  The low spots in the fairways are drying out and being mowed, the greens are getting quicker, and the rough is being shortened.  All this work should help us find our golf balls when they stray from the fairway. We have a retired gentleman that is trimming trees in exchange for a RV space.  We had a member out trimming the base of the trees on #2 this week. The greens crew has replaced the sand bunkers on #3 and #6 and made them into grass bunkers. This should make play a bit easier.  The golf course should be in great shape very soon.

Enough Elk droppings for today,

THE BULL

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Ladies’ League Standings — 6/11/18

 Ladies’ League Standings — 6/11/18

  • Back 9 Bandits           19
    Kelly Gilder
    Sharon Kimberling
  • Jordan Jumpers        18
    Kathy Christian
    Jill Diamond
  • Bogey Buddies          17
    Shelley Anderson
    Janey Wineinger
  • Farm Gals                    14
    Mary Nelson
    Annette Smith
  • Double Trouble           13.5
    Barb Heimgartner
    Jo Lynd
  • B & B                            13.5
    Cathy Beahan
    Bev Rhoades
  • M & M’s                          13
    Mary Mandersheid
    Mitzi Houska
  • Tee Totalers                12
    Paula Farley
    Carole Jones
  • Low Gross     Shelley Anderson       46
  • Low Net Team    Farm Gals, B & B, &M & M      31
  • Least Number of Putts   Mary Nelson
  • Closest to Pin      Bev Rhoades    2″ 5″  on hole # 6
  • Long Putt       Kristin Strong         4 feet   on hole # 9
  • Chip ins    Mary Nelson & Jo Lynd on #2, & Paula Farley on #1
  • Birdies on # 2   Kelly Gilder, Jo Lynd, & Mary Nelson & on #7 Shelley Anderson
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Skins winners from June 10th

Skins winners from June 10th

Congratulations to the following winners from Sunday’s Summer Skins Event.

  • Casey Leachman — 2 skins
  • Bill Myers — 2 skins
  • Shawn Jordan — 1 skin
  • Chuck Labine — 1 skin
  • Travis Lambert — 1 skin

Your winnings will be available at the bar as of Tuesday.

Next Summer Skins Event — Sunday, June 24th

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Weather modifications and contingencies

Weather modifications and contingencies

With the weather conditions today (Saturday, June 9th) and the forecast for Sunday, the Golf Committee has made a change in the Club Championship schedule in the interest of fairness.

  • Round #2 will be extended to end on June 17th
  • The quarter-final round will need to completed by July 1st
  • Other rounds will be unaffected.

With the forecast for possible afternoon and evening thunder showers for Sunday, please be aware of the following provisions for this ocurring

  • If not all competitors in the net skins are able to safely complete their rounds, only those round that have been completed will compete for skins.  Any competitors unable to safely complete their rounds will have their entry refunded.
  • If sole survivor qualifiers are unable safely complete their rounds safely, the qualifying round will be cancelled.  In this event no points will be awarded for this event and the spot set aside for Sunday’s qualifier will be filled by the next highest point total at the end of the last qualifying event.

These modifications are adopted for fairness of the competition and safety of our members.

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Ladies’ League Standings — 6/6/18

 Ladies’ League Standings — 6/6/18

  • Bogey Buddies          12
    Shelley Anderson
    Janey Wineinger
  • Back 9 Bandits           12
    Kelly Gilder
    Sharon Kimberling
  • Jordan Jumpers        11
    Kathy Christian
    Jill Diamond
  • Double Trouble           10.5
    Barb Heimgartner
    Jo Lynd
  • Farm Gals                    9
    Mary Nelson
    Annette Smith
  • Tee Totalers                9
    Paula Farley
    Carole Jones
  • B & B                            8.5
    Cathy Beahan
    Bev Rhoades
  • M & M’s                          8
    Mary Mandersheid
    Mitzi Houska
  • Low Gross     Sharon Kimberling       45
  • Low Net Team    Back 9 Bandits      34
  • Accuracy Drive   Juli Smith
  • Closest to Pin      Bev Rhoades    27’ 9” on hole # 5
  • Long Putt       Kristin Strong         4 feet   on hole # 9
  • Chip in on # 4   Kathy Christian
  • Birdie on # 7   Janey Wineinger
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Elks BULLetin — Volume 4, 2018


Volume 4, 2018

Elks BULLetin

Great news!  This year we are celebrating the 90th year for our golf course.  As part of the celebration we have made up a golf ball with the Elks golf course and anniversary logo stamped on it.  It really looks great.  This will make a great collector’s item, gift, or just a quality golf ball to play with.  The golf balls are now in the pro shop to be purchased.  The cost of the balls is; $3.00 per ball, or $7.50 for a sleeve of three, or $25.00 per dozen.  We hope we have purchased enough balls for everyone who wants them, but there is a limited supply.

Our 4th of July celebration is less than a month away.  The holiday falls on a Wednesday so it should be a well attended event.  We have the sole survivor golf tournament, free hot dogs and ice cream, and the Bear Grass Band has agreed to play for us.  We are requesting donations to pay for the band.  Please send your donations to the Moscow Elks Lodge office.  Let’s all make this day a special one.

The first Friday night couples golf and steak night was a success.  We had five teams play golf and 24 guests stayed for steak or salmon dinner.  Come join us on Friday nights for a fun evening.

Enough Elk droppings for today,

THE BULL

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Skins winners from June 2nd

 

Skins winners from June 2nd

Congratulations to the following winners from Saturday’s Summer Skins Event.

  • Shawn Jordan — 2 skins
  • Bill Sayler — 1 skin
  • Casey Leachman — 1 skin

Your winnings will be available at the bar as of Tuesday.

Next Summer Skins Event — Sunday, June 10th

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Message from the Exalted Ruler

Greetings, June is upon us and the golf course is really starting to shape up, thanks to Trent and Crew.  Also, many of you may have noticed some new faces working in bar and dining, Heidi and Elizabeth.  They are both doing a great job, and Jerry has the place running well.  I encourage all members to take advantage of the lodge’s bar and dining, it is a great atmosphere with friendly staff and great food.

On May 23rd, the PERs put on the Old Timers Dinner in recognition for long standing members and PERs.  It was well attended, even by the state president and his wife, Dave and Janet McFarland, and a great evening.  I was impressed by the long history of dedication and service of the members and ERs that came before me.  We should be having another dinner next year around the same time and it would be great to see even more people attend.

Like I have stated in the past, there are many events planned this summer and I look forward to seeing many of you at the lodge.  Also, it would be great to see more of you at the lodge meetings.

Travis Mechling

Exalted Ruler

 

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