From the Desk of the Exalted Ruler

Greetings Fellow Moscow Elks Members:

January has already come to an end and we will be approaching spring and golf season hopefully pretty soon.  It was a quiet month but will were still accomplishing our tasks at hand.  January 11th, we had our Elks Hoop Shoot at the HIRC Center.  It was unfortunately very poor weather conditions, as you recall the amount of snow we got, which in turn our turn out was not as good as we hoped for.  However, the kids that did make it had a very good time and received basketballs and some a trophy. And, more good news, Carter Sexton from Tekoa, having won the 10-11-year-old boys age group, will be representing our Lodge at the State Hoop shoot! I would like to thank all of our volunteers that came out and helped.  Hopefully next year we will have a better turn out, weather permitting.

We just completed this year’s Gratitude Grant.   A check for $2000 was given to Gerard Connelly, President of St. Vincent de Paul at the lodge meeting on January 8th.  The recipient was very grateful and expressed how the timing was just right to help out a family in need this time of year.

Saturday, February 15th is our annual Crab Feed.Members and guests are welcome to attend.  The menu consists of crab or prime rib, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, and desert. Social hour starts at 5pm with dinner to follow at 6pm.  Please RSVP by February 7th by calling 208-882-2577 week day between 9am and 12pm.  The cost is only $30 per person and we will have Casino Night after the dinner.

I hope everyone is in good health and I hope to see you at the Crap feed.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

Joel T. Jaureguito, D.C.

Exalted Ruler

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What is February?

What is February?

February is the month that we are noticing longer days and getting excited for Spring

  • Lodge meetings at 6:30, February 12th and 26th. Come out and join us. Would love to see your shining faces!
  • New officer installation is March 28th. We are seeking those members who can commit to various officer and trustee positions. Please join us and commit to a fun, prosperous year.
  • If you are interested, have questions contact Wayne in the office.
  • Elks Crab Feed. February 15th @ 5:00 pm. Cost is $30 per person. Call the Lodge, get your check in ASAP. We are going to have a full house.

Looking forward to seeing you. It is your Elks, come out and enjoy it at the Crab Feed!

Janey Wineinger,

Leading Knight

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 Trent Brown is no longer the head greens keeper at the Moscow Elks golf course.  We are searching for a new greens keeper to start the first of March.  We have a posting with the NW greens keeper association and a committee actively searching.  If any member knows of someone that is qualified and would be interested in the position please call the office.  It is important we find someone quickly. There is much work to be done before we can open the golf course this spring.

 Jerry Curtis, Chair, Board of Directors

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Bar & Dining Update

    February 15th starts the Year with the Annual Crab Feed with hosts: Pat Dollar, Rick Hull, Travis Lambert, Tyson Barrett & Brent Smith. Thank You in Advance!

Come on out and have dinner with your fellow Elk neighbors on February 26th (Wed). A great dinner of Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes, corn & rolls will be served, starting at 5pm with the Lodge meeting following at 6:30pm. Our State President, Dan Tackett, along with his Secretary Dave George, will be joining us for dinner and the meeting. Please RSVP for dinner: Mon thru Fri, 9/12pm by calling 208 882 2577

Strolling into March with a couple New Happenings out at the Lodge. Mark your calendars for March 21st for our “Basement Clean Out Day” The more Volunteers the merrier. If anyone has a truck, trailer or just your help with sorting out will be appreciated as well as donating a clear bin with lid. Pizza will be served during this clean up. Again, Thank You in Advance.

Our 1st Friday night dinner will be held March 6th, serving Prime Rib or Salmon. The Kristie Project Band will be playing for your dancing and listening Entertainment

RSVP by calling the office Mon thru Friday 9/12pm at 208 882 2577

From your recipe box to my kitchen I would like a copy of your favorite dinner recipes (if it’s not a secret!!) to try out for our Tuesday night dinners. Tuesday night dinners will begin March 10th.

Look forward to seeing you all again,

Bobbi Ross

Bar/Dining Manager

P.S. Don’t forget to “Like” & “Share” our Facebook page


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Recent Lodge Grants

Recent Lodge Grants

Lodge Grants awarded over the last couple of months include:

Secretary Wayne Krauss and Exalted Ruler Joel Jaureguito presenting a check for $1000 from a Grant from the Idaho State Elks Association to Dave Ting to further the great work of the Moscow Special Olympics.

Exalted Ruler Jaureguito presenting a check for $2000 from our Gratitude Grant to Gerrard and Cindi Connelly in support of the great work St. Vincent de Paul does in our County.



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Match Met — from Elks National Foundation

Match Met

In December, we announced the ENF would match up to $100,000 in donations to the Elks Pearl Harbor Campaign received by December 31. We’re excited to report that the Elks easily maxed out our match for the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor; with our match, the Elks have now raised nearly $280,000 for the campaign. National President Bob Duitsman presented the initial installment of campaign funds in early January while in Hawaii for a state visit.

The Elks Pearl Harbor Campaign ends on June 1. You can keep up with the campaign’s progress, see if your state is close to reaching the dollar-per-member giving goal, and access the FAQ here.

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Lodge Meeting — State President visit — chicken fried steak dinner

Chicken Fried Steak & Lodge Meeting 

Members — Members — Members

  • February 26th
  • Chicken Fry Steak Dinner —  5:00 PM–  $10/ plate
  • No Host Bar
  • Following: Lodge meeting with our State President Dan Tackett & Secretary Dave George at 6:30 PM
  • RSVP: Mon – Friday 9:00 AM to noon — 208 882 2577
  • election of officers at this meeting

Wayne Krauss
Secretary, PER
Moscow Elks #249

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Gratitude Grant presentation to St. Vincent De Paul

 Gratitude Grant to St. Vincent de Paul

Pictured is Gerard Connelly, along with his wife Cindi and ER Joel Jaureguito as we present a Gratitude Grant check for $2000 to St. Vincent De Paul at our first January meeting.

Through this grant, St. Vincent De Paul reported they were able “to assist 25 individuals who are some of the poorest of the poor in Latah County.  They included 12 adults and 11 children needing help with lodging or rental assistance to prevent evictions and homelessness during thes cold January days.”  In addition, 2 other adults “needed assistance with vehicle repair to be abel to maintain employment and be productive members of the community.”  

For additional detail on the expenditure of this grant by St. Vincent de Paul, click the link below for their report to the lodge.

Gratitude Grant Report from St. Vincent de Paul

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Pete Eric Isakson

Pete Isakson

  • Born in Richland WA — 1971
  • graduated Richland High School — Richland WA — 1990
  • competed in Football, basketball & baseball — Richland HS
  • graduated Eastern Washington University — Cheney WA — 1994
  • worked for Lakeland Village — Medical Lake WA
  • special olympics coach — Medical Lake WA — 1990-1994
  • marketing assistant — University of Idaho — Moscow ID — 1995-1996
    worked for Ashland University — Ashland OH
  • worked for the University of Northern Iowa — Cedar Falls IA
  • assistant athletic director of development, marketing & promotions — University of Idaho — Moscow ID — 1998-2003
  • coach of youth / AAU athletics — Moscow ID — 1998-2020
  • founded, coached & directed Sharks AAU basketball & Sharks camp for young athletes with disabilities — Moscow ID — 1998-2020
  • worked for Washington State University — Pullman WA — 2003-2017
  • senior associate sthletic director — University of Idaho — Moscow ID — 2017-2018
  • interim athletic director — University of Idaho — Moscow ID — 2018-2019
  • senior director of development for special projects in University of Idaho Advancement — University of Idaho — Moscow ID — 2019-2020
  • died in Moscow ID — 2020
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance

daily news obituaty & news article 

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🦀 Elks #249 Crab Feed !! 🦀

Just a heads up that if you have not put in your reservations for the
Crab Feed on the 15th—-please do so ASAP.

Email me or call the office at 208-882-2577, 9-noon.

Wayne Krauss
Secretary, PER
Moscow Elks #249


Idaho’s Oldest Lodge

elkslogo[1]The Moscow Elks Lodge will be holding its annual crab feed on Saturday February 15th to raise needed money for lodge charities and operations. The menu will include crab, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, and desert.  For those who can’t eat crab, we will have prime rib as an alternate meat choice.  The cost is $30/ person.  There will also be a casino night following dinner.crab

Social hour will begin at 5:00 PM , dinner at 6:00 PM; casino will start after dinner at around 7:00 PM.

Members need to respond to their mailed invitation and send payment by February 7th, or call the lodge at 208-882-2577, weekdays between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM to RSVP.

New Picture (70)Mark your calendars and come out for a fun evening to support your lodge.


Pat Dollar, Rick Hull , Travis Lambert, Tyson Berrett & Brent Smith

The Moscow Elks Lodge crab feed has been held annually since at least the 1930’s.  Join us as it continues into its 10th decade.

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From the Exalted Ruler

Greetings Fellow Elk Members:

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s.  2019 was a fast year but that means golf season is only a few months away as well as spring.

December was a very eventful month.  The month started out with our annual Memorial Service to honor members who have passed away this year.  Those members were, Jerome Dahmen, Edward Jacobson, Jack LeClaire, Reo Lloyd, Larry McBride, and Don Smith.

“To Our Absent Members.”

Tom and Jerry night was a successful event with a wonderful attendance of Elk members and guests.  Bobbi, as always, had the lodge decorated very festive for the Holidays.

We recently donated $1000 to the Special Olympics through a grant that Wayne Krauss got for us.  We presented the check to Dave Ting at our lodge meeting on December 11th.

This January, on Saturday the 11th, we will have the Elks Hoop Shoot and we are hoping for a big turnout.  If your kids or grandkids are interested, please have them attend at the HIRC Center January 11, 2020 at 8a.m.

I hope the New Year finds you happy and healthy.  As always, I would like you to join our lodge meetings and come out to our events to meet and greet our members.  Pot of Gold is over $600, and Queen of Hearts is over $400 dollars.  You can’t win if you don’t join us.  Hope to see you soon.

Happy New Year,
Joel T. Jaurequito, D.C.
Exalted Ruler

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From the Desk of the Secretary

Happy New Year!! 2020, wow, back when I and many others of you were in High School, we were told that by now we would all be driving flying cars and our world would look like the old TV show, The Jetsons.  Instead, we are looking at electric cars, bikes and scooters.  Supposedly flying in jet aircraft is destroying the atmosphere and a major contributor to Global Warming.  Others are saying it is just another cycle the Earth is going through.  Hard to know what or who to believe, but I think the answer is somewhere in the middle.  In my opinion, nothing sounds better than a big block V8 with glass packs and 2 ½ inch exhausts!  OK, enough of that.

It’s always great to start the New Year with good news!  As Joel mentioned in his message, at the December 11th Lodge meeting, we presented a check for $1000 to Dave Ting, representing the Moscow Special Olympics.  We received this grant from the Idaho State Elks Association, what a great deal!  Next up, at the January 8th meeting, plans are to present a Gratitude Check of $2000 to Gerard Connelly, representing the St. Vincent de Paul organization.  What a great way to go out with the old and in with the new!  We also received $2500 last year to renew our Impact Grant which is used to support our fly tying/ fishing program for our Veterans with PTSD.  We are now working on our Per Capita amount needed to qualify for next year’s Gratitude Grant.  Our Lodge needs to donate around $1800 to the Elks National Foundation in order to qualify.  Not a bad return on our dollar, $1800 gets us $2000!  There will be other grants available this new year including the Beacon Grant, Promise Grant, Freedom Grant and renewing our Impact Grant.  If you would like to donate to the Elks National Foundation, you can do it online at or send your checks to the office, P.O. Box 9026, Moscow and I will see that it is included in our Lodge donation check.

I am very proud to be a member of our Lodge, given all we do for our community.  As you can see, we are not just about golf.  While our golf course plays an important part, please remember, we are an Elks Lodge with a golf course, not a golf course with a Lodge.  With your participation in our grant programs, we can put over $10,000 back into our communities each year.  You members in Troy, Deary, Pullman, Genesee and the outlying areas, if you identify a qualifying need, let me know.  I can look to see what grant fits the need, then, all we need is someone to administer and follow up on that grant.  I will write it for you, but we need someone to come up with the ideas and volunteer to administer that grant.

Here’s to a great and successful New Year!

Wayne Krauss,
Secretary, PER

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A Note from your Leading Knight

Merry Christmas and to my brother and sister Elk’s, hope it is the best year yet to come.  It has been a year of wonderful deeds our volunteers, active in our Lodge, have accomplished.  Trustee Jerry Curtis and Bobbi Ross, the promotion and enthusiasm with bar and dining has revitalized Lodge activity. Bobbi continues to be a shining star and we are so grateful to have her. Thanks to Bill Sayler for his time and effort getting donations to provide us with a first-class driving range. Thanks to the volunteers who helped clean and repaint the cart sheds, those that worked to replace the bridges, those that tended to flowers, volunteers who also every year organize for Fourth of July and three sole survivor contests. Thank you, Bev Rhoades and the Ladies Golf League, for buying trees for #8 and, our Lodge would look a lot different without Shelley Anderson’s touch. Thank you, Kathy Weber and Bill Lambert, for always helping out in a pinch. And to our officers, thanks for always stepping up. It was a good year and it is looking like we will continue on.

Happy New Year.

Janey Wineinger, Leading Knight.

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Bar / Dining

Happy New Year of 2020????

To start the New Year off with a “clean” slate on March 21st (mark your Calendars) the Bar/Dining will host a Pizza Clean Up Day of the basement out at the lodge.  Bring your trucks, pickups and/or trailers to haul off what’s not salvageable & the rest we will put out for sale during the Annual Rummage Sale being held May 16th or given to the Hope Center.  (Again, Mark Your Calendar!!)

To get back to January with 1 Event being held and February looking forward to the Crab Feed make sure to check the Moscow Elks 249 Facebook Page for upcoming Events and Gatherings being held.

Looking “Fore “ward to another Prosperous Year

Thank You,
Bobby Ross

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Legacy Awards close January 31

A Lasting Legacy
Legacy AwardsScholarship-seeking season comes to an end on January 31 when the Legacy Awards application closes. Legacy Awards are available to high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks. Each Legacy Award recipient will receive a $4,000 scholarship distributed over the course of their college career. Legacy awards scholars are required to serve with the Elks at least once per year.Encourage your children or grandchildren—or those of your fellow Elks—who are high school seniors to apply for a Legacy Award! Learn more about the eligibility requirements here.
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Simulator Golf League

Simulator Golf League

If you still have the golfing bug this winter, simulator golf is for you.  Airway Hills Golf Center has let the Moscow Elks create a simulator golf league.  The first league session is completed and the second session is under way.  There is still plenty of time to join session #2.  It is a great deal with prizes and lots of fun!  Moscow Elks teams are charged $100/person for the tournament with a free practice round thrown in.  Call Airway Hills Golf Center and register for session #2,  509-872-3092.  Trent Goetze, PGA Pro, will also give you game improving lessons if needed.

Results from session #1

  1. Ball Bouncers (B. Meyers & J. Pulis)

  2. Team Brad (B. Hanson & C. Dunkel)

  3. Two Fores (J. Curtis & B. Saylor)

  • KP — C. Dundel
  • Long Putt  Rnd #2– R. Smith
  • Lowest Par 3 Avg. — B. Saylor
  • Long Drive — J. Pulis
  • One Club Hole —  J. Crane/M. Houska
  • Long Putt Rnd #6 — B. Hanson
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GHIN revision reminder

GHIN revision reminder

For all our golfers with a GHIN handicap:

Happy Holidays Elks Member and Golfers,

This year marks season two in the change in GHIN (golf handicap index network) changing the fee cycle from what was late March to January 31.   I will be purging the GHIN network on January 30th 2020 for those that do not update their fees for 2020.   Don’t worry if you miss the payment and you get purge, it is not the end of your handicap.  When you renew, your data will be updated at the earliest GHIN Revision Date.

Options for getting your GHIN paid (the amount is still $40):

  • Stop in and pay cash at the Elks Monday – Friday between  9:00 AM and noon
  • Send a check, made out to the Moscow Elks Golf Club and marked GHIN in the memo section–  P.O. Box 9026, Moscow, ID 83843
  • Credit Cards are not accepted for GHIN

Again, if you are planning on golfing in events before the club opens up, and you need your Ghin reactivated, I will always get it done for you.  If you have any questions please contact the lodge office.


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Hoop Shoot — still need more volunteers

Hoop Shoot

more volunteers still needed

Greetings Fellow Elk Members:

January 11, 2020 we will be sponsoring the Hoop Shoot at the HIRC Center starting at 8 a.m..  We need approximately 15 to 16 volunteers to make it a successful event.  I ask if you can help that would be great.  We are attempting to have a large turnout, so if you have children or know some kids that would like to participate please invite them to join us. Please email Wayne at so we know how many volunteers we will have.

Thank you, Joel T. Jaureguito, D.C.

Exalted Ruler

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Gratitude Grant

Gratitude Grant /

Latah County St. Vincent De Paul Society

This email will be a little lengthy, but I believe you will find it very informative.

We have just been approved for the 2019-2020 Gratitude Grant of $2000 from the Elks National Foundation (ENF). We applied for this Grant yesterday and it was approved this morning. I have never seen a Grant approved that quickly!

Here is a summation of what the Grant is for. This is taken directly from the Grant application:

St. Vincent De Paul Society made 470 home visits in Latah County (which is the main area our Lodge represents) last year to over 1,000 people in need. These folks are facing impending utilities disconnect or eviction in many cases. They also assist with food, clothing, transportation needs, fire wood, about anything you can think of. Although they are a faith based organization their service is completely unconditional…if you need help you qualify. They utilize all volunteers, no staff, no office, zero administration expense. Every dollar they receive goes to assist folks in need in Latah County. Most of those they assist are the elderly and families with children. Their funding comes solely from donations from private individuals, donations from churches and grant money from organizations such as ours.

St. Vincent De Paul Society is a “last line of defense” for those in need in our county. While local government attempts to help those in need to some extent, the use of public tax money greatly reduces the effectiveness. St. Vincent De Paul is a direct line to the needy, with no governmental restraints which allows them to act quickly and effectively for those in need. Last year they served 1,909 people in our county, including over 1000 home visits and over 800 eldercare visits. Funding was utilized for help with heating bills, food, clothing and at times helping with rent.

A check for $2000 will be presented to St. Vincent De Paul at the January 8th meeting.

Now we need to finish up donations to ENF so we can qualify for the 2020-2021 Gratitude Grant. We need to donate about $1800 total. So far this year we have donations of around $1000, so we need another $800. Please, you can donate on line at or just send your check to the Lodge, P.O. Box 9026, Moscow. This is a no brainer folks, we donate $1800 and get $2000 back to be spent on a worthwhile cause within our community.

If you have any questions, please email me.



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Tom & Jerry Party

Tom & Jerry Party

Come out tomorrow 5 pm and see our Lodge all dressed for the holidays!  As usual the Tom and Jerry’s are complimentary as are the appetizers.  The no host bar will open for other libations!

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