Moscow Elks’ Golf Club Championship — 6/24/19 updated bracket

Moscow Elks’ Golf Club Championship 

updated bracket — 6/24/2019

 

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Moscow Elks’ Golf Club Exalted Ruler’s Cup — 6/24/19 updated bracket

Moscow Elks’ Golf Club Exalted Ruler’s Cup

updated bracket — 6/24/2019

 

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History of the “249er”

History of the “249er”

On November 15th, in 1919, the first issue of the 249er was published.  Currently in its 100th year of continuous publication, the 249er has been published monthly, with the exception of a few years during the great depression where the lodge could only afford quarterly production.  For the first 30 years it was edited by Dr. E. T. (Doc) Baker assisted by Guy Wolfe.

In its November issue from 1919, here is how “Doc” Baker introduced the new publication –

GREETINGS!

The Two Forty-Niner makes its initial bow.  It will be the endeavor to keep this little publication just as newsy as our members care to make it.

When you change your address, get married, or any other accident befalls you: when you become sick, or any item of interest occurs to you, let us know, and when you finally joint the caravan which moves to that mysterious realm, we will write your faults on the sands, and your virtues on the tablets of memory!

In its November issue from 1949, here is how “Doc” Baker summed up his thirty years.

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, 

Fraternally Yours,

E. T. Baker

November 1, 1949,

–“30” —

In honor of the 249er’s 100 year history we will be featuring some past insights and observations from those 100 years on this site in the next several months.

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Convention Report

Idaho State Elks Convention Report

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.

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Tuesday Men’s League (from 1947)

Tuesday Twilight League — The beginning

Tuesday Night twilight league is in its 72nd consecutive season —

Play started in 1947

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Ladies’ League Standings — 6/19

Ladies’ League Standings — 6/19

Farm Gals                33

  • Mary Nelson
  • Annette Smith

 Jordan Jumpers     26.5

  • Kathy Christian
  • Jill Diamond

 B & B                           22.5

  • Cathy Beahan
  • Bev Rhoades

Back 9 Bandits        20.5

  • Kelly Gilder
  • Sharon Kimberling

B n Jo                      20.5

  • Jo Lynd
  • BJ Swanson

M & M’s                 18

  • Mitzi Houska
  • Mary Manderscheid

Classy Mulligans       16.5

  • Gail Krauss
  • Kathy Weber

Golf Divas                  16.5

  • Laurie Hopkins
  • Kristie Mattoon

Big 10 Ballers    _      15

  • Even Fortenbery
  • Debbie Noren

Cart Jockeys              6

  • Patricia Baker
  • Wendy Campbell
  • Janey Wineinger

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

 

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Father’s Day Special Olympic Scramble

Father’s Day Special Olympic Scramble

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

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Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Samuel Hale (Sam) Butterfield

Sam Butterfield

  • Born in Moscow ID –1924
  • attended Ursuline Academy (St. Mary’s School)
  • graduated Moscow High School — student body president — 1942
  • University of Idaho — 1942-1943 & 1946-1947
  • served in US Army Air Corp during WWII Italy and Algeria
  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service — 1947-1949 — graduated with BA in Foreign Service
  • US Bureau of the Budget — 1947-1958
  • Masters degreee in Economics & American History — Georgetown University — 1953
  • Sr. Foreign Service Officer — US Agency for International Development — posted in Tanganyika, Sudan & Tanzania — 1960-1968
  • Mission Director to Nepal —  US Agency for International Development — 1975-1980
  • Awarded US Agency for International Development Outstanding Career Achievement Award — 1981
  • Professor — University of Idaho — 1981-1987
  • International Development activities in Botswana & Nepal — 1987-1993
  • inducted into University of Idaho Alumni Hall of Fame — 1999
  • Published “U. S. Development Aid — An Historic First:  Achievements and Failures in the Twentieth Century” — 2004
  • died 2008
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance
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the Old(er) Days — June 14th, 1942

June 14th, 1942

Elks picnic at the course with a golf exhibition by Buck Bailey and Guy Wicks

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Friday Night Steak & Salmon

Friday Night Steak & Salmon

A reminder that if you would like to enjoy steak or salmon tomorrow  night, please RSVP to Bobbi at 208-882-3015 or tomorrow morning you can call the office at 208-882-2577.

Great price, great food, great company! Only $12.50, we provide all the food, you cook your steaks on our BBQs. Be sure to try our new wines–on tap from Maryhill Winery.

Come on out!

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The Old(er) Days — 6/10/1922 — Country Club Development Defeated

The Old(er) Days — 6/10/1922 —

Country Club Development Defeated

 

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The Old(er) Days — June 5, 1947

The Old(er) Days — June 5th, 1947

State Elks Convention delegation

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Members from BPOE #249’s 127 Years of History — M. J. Shields

M. J. Shields

  • Born in Lockport NY –1852
  • completed school in Rochester NY — 1868
  • businessman — San Francisco CA — 1870-1878
  • implement dealer, mill machinery dealer & saw mill owner/operator — Moscow — 1870-1899
  • University of Idaho Board of Regents — 1891-1893
  • built current Moscow Hotel building — 1892
  • grass seed grower and marketer — 1899-
  • formed/owned/operated Moscow Electric Light and Power Company 1904
  • owner & operator of electrical furnishings store
  • charter member of Moscow Elks Lodge #249
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249 – on lodge wall of remembrance
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Summer Skins Games

 Elks’ Summer Net Skins Series

  • Begin play any time between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM
  • 18 holes full net (full GHIN handicap or adjusted handicap for non-GHIN)
  • $10 for daily game – all entries returned in prizes – player’s option of cash or merchandise for skins.
  • Arrange your own groups, but you must play with at least 1 other competitor for your score to count.
  • Open to all Elks and guests
  • Results and winnings will be posted on line and at the bar before noon on the following Tuesday.
  • Dates —
    • Saturday, June 8th

    • Saturday, June 22nd

    • Sunday, June 30th

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Moscow Elks Golf Club Championship

Moscow Elks’ Golf Club Championship 

match play

  • All expenses paid by your golf committee
  • No need to sign up — the 24 members in good standing with the lowest GHIN handicap indexes as of Tuesday, June 4th have been automatically entered in the competition.
  • All participants have been seeded in a competition bracket.   The bracket will be posted in the clubhouse and is available on line (click below)
  • All matches are to be 18 holes of gross match play, however competitors are free to modify the terms of competition by mutual agreement.
  • Matches have a set date, and must be played on or before the set date.  Matches with results not posted by noon of the day following the “set date”  will be deemed a double forfeit.
    • 1st round — Sunday, June 23rd — 2:00 PM
    • 2nd round — Sunday, July 14th — 2:00 PM
    • quarter-finals — Sunday, July 28th — 2:00 PM
    • semi-finals — Sunday, August 11th — 2:00 PM
    • finals — Sunday, August 25th — 2:00 PM

Club Championship Bracket

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Exalted Ruler’s Cup

Moscow Elks’ Exalted Ruler’s Cup 

Match Play — Net Championship

  • All expenses paid by your golf committee
  • No need to sign up — all members in good standing with active GHIN handicaps as of Tuesday, June 4th, have been automatically entered in the competition 
  • All participants have been placed through a random draw.  The competition bracket will be posted in the clubhouse and is available on line (click below)
  • All matches are to be 18 holes of match play with full GHIN handicap, however competitors are free to mutually agree to modify the competition (e.g. shortening match to 9 holes, matching cards during league play etc.).
  • Matches have a set date, and must be played on or before the set date.  Matches with results not posted by noon of the day following the “set date”  will be deemed a double forfeit.
    • 1st round — Sunday, June 23rd — 2:00 PM
    • 2nd round — Sunday, July 14th — 2:00 PM
    • 3rd round — Sunday, July 28th — 2:00 PM
    • quarter-finals — Sunday, August 11th — 2:00 PM
    • semi-finals — Sunday, August 25th — 2:00 PM
    • finals — Sunday, September 8th — 2:00 PM

Exalted Ruler’s Cup Bracket

 

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4th of July Golf Cart Parade

4th of July Golf Cart Parade

There will be a decorated golf cart parade just before the Sole Survivor on July 4th.

There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize.  Come join the fun and be best dressed cart at the Elks.

Jo Lynd

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Message from the Exalted Ruler

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.
Exalted Ruler

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From the Desk of the Secretary


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!

Wayne Krauss,
Secretary, PER

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From the Lodge Esquire — A Lesson Worth Learning

One day, a villager took the local gossip to the Rabbi and said, “This man has spread false rumors about me and caused me many problems.”

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?

Choose wisely!

THE FAULTS OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WE WRITE UPON THE SAND,
THEIR VIRTURES UPON THE TABLETS OF LOVE AND MEMORY.

Rick – Lodge Esquire

 

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