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IDAHO STATE ELKS ASSOCIATION WINTER CONVENTION
November 1-3, 2018
SALMON LODGE #1620

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Tentative Schedule
Thursday, Nov.2
Noon - 8:00 PM Registration Desk Opens
Noon - 9:00 PM Drop off Betty Hise Materials
Noon - Midnight Lodge Lounge is Open
Noon - Midnight Courtesy Cars Available
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Meeting rooms available by appt. (Contact Julie Goodman)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM No-Host Dinner
7:00 PM Financial Review
7:00 PM - Midnight Cards and Social Time
11:00 11 O'clock Toast (Current Exalted Ruler)
Friday, Nov. 3
6:00 am - 12:30 AM Courtesy Cars Available
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM "Coffee, Juice and Rolls are Available "
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM Convention Sites Committee Meeting Sholl / Neely
8 AM - Closing Betty Hise Tables Open
8 AM ? 9:30 AM "Business Session (Opening Ceremony, Early Bird Drawings, Introductions, Committee Reports)" Steve Johnson
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Local Attractions for Spouses
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM -- Break ?
9:35 AM State Trustee / Officer Meeting Ralph West (Chair)
9:45 AM - 10:40 AM Membership Recruitment and Retention (All Elks Attend) Steve Meier
10:00 AM - Midnight Lodge Lounge is open
10:45 AM - 11:20 AM Endowment Keith Mills
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM Grand Lodge Convention Meeting (Lodge Room) (All Leading Knights and interested individuals) Curt Neely
Noon - 2:00 PM Spouses Lunch Janet McFarland
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
Noon Idaho Elks Rehab Board of Directors Meeting (Working Lunch) Bob Shaw
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM 11th Hour Toast Contest Roberts / Fackrell
1:00 PM DD Meeting with Mr. Damon Jim Damon
1:15 PM- 2:00 PM Marketing Your Lodge (All Elks Attend) Meier and Anderson
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Officer/Trustees/Secretaries Duties and Responsibilities: Who is Responsible for What in a Lodge Keith Mills / Paris / Neely
2:15 PM- 5:00 PM State Trustee / Officer Meeting Continued Ralph West (Chair)
2:15 PM Past State President and State Secretary Spouses Meeting Janet McFarland
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Officer and Lodge Liability for Overconsumption of Alcohol and/or Drugs TBA
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Writing an Effective Budget (Not Copying one from 10 Years Ago). Sanman
3:45 PM Wrap up and Announcements Steve Johnson
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Drug Awareness Poster Pictures Voting Susie Stertz
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Social Hour
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM "Tri Tip Dinner (Casual Clothing, Winter Theme). No Host Cocktails Available in the Lodge Lounge "
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM "Social Time, Dancing / Doing the Two Step"
11:00 PM 11 O'clock Toast by Winner of 11 O'clock Toast Contest
Saturday, Nov. 4
6:30 AM - 12:30 AM Courtesy Cars Available
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM Past State President?s Breakfast and Meeting Mills / Neely
7:00 AM- 4:00 PM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM "Coffee, Juice and Rolls Available in the Lodge"
8:00 AM - Banquet Betty Hise Tables Open (Final closing during the banquet)
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM "Business Session [Finish Reports, Early Bird Drawing, Announcements, Laws Comm. (Proposals)]" Steve Johnson
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Open Session: ERS Report/Status/Discussion Grant Awards Bob Shaw
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:00 AM - Midnight Lodge Lounge is Open
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Sexual Harassment and Bullying Steve Meier
10:15 AM - Noon Secretaries Only Meeting (Working Lunch if needed) Sanman III / Nadrchal
11:05 - Noon Leading Knight Training TBA
Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM State Officers and Trustees Meeting if Necessary
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Orientation / Indoctrination for New Candidates (All Elks) TBA
1:30 PM- 2:15 PM Accounting/Auditing/Control Systems: Why Following GL Procedures is Important Keith Mills
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Writing Effective Grants (Bring a Good Laptop with Internet capability). Ketchum / Marmon
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM "Town Hall Meeting Question, Where do we Want our State Association to be in 5 - 10 Years" All Chair Officers and State Secretary Neely Moderator
3:15 PM "Announcements, Closing" Steve Johnson
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Social Time / Other Meetings Third and Second VP
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM No Host Cocktail Party
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Banquet (Semi-Formal Attire) Prime Rib
Following Banquet Betty Hise Live Auction
9:00 PM Social Time
11:00 PM Eleven O'clock Toast (ISEA President) Steve Johnson
Sunday ???

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The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a nationwide fraternal organization of nearly one million men and women in over 2,000 Lodges in communities all across our country. Our organization was founded on the principles of charity, justice, brotherly love, fidelity, and belief in God.

We love our country and desire to preserve its cherished institutions, traditions, and values. We respect our neighbors and constantly seek to promote their well-being. We love and enjoy life and believe this enjoyment is increased by sharing it with family, friends and all with whom we connect.

For over 140 years, the B.P.O. Elks has been dedicated to serving our fellow citizens through Drug Awareness programs in our schools, Veterans Services, Scholarships, Youth Activities and much, much more.

Idaho State Elks Association’s state major project is Idaho Elks Rehab. The project’s charitable mission of philanthropy supports the work of not-for-profit physical rehabilitation providers, educators, and researchers throughout Idaho. Annual grants are awarded for state-of-the-art equipment, program development, staff educations, and research. Idaho Elks Rehab is advancing physical rehab in Idaho.

This site was designed to help you become familiar with what ISEA does as an organization for Elkdom, the 21 lodges that make up the ISEA, and for the great state of Idaho.

Link to the Grand Lodge Programs

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Daren McIntier passed away March 3rd, 2018 following a long illness. Daren was born June 26, 1934 in Lyman, Idaho to John Wayne and Rhoda Louise (Hall) McIntier. On June 12th, 1954, he married Norma Hayes. Daren served in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years. Following that, he went to work for Mountain Bell. He worked for Mountain Bell, US West, and Quest for 40 years. Following his retirement, he drove school bus for the Boise School District for 15 years. Daren was a long time member of the Boise Elks Lodge 310.
He is survived by his wife Norma, his children Pam (Dennis) Lawson, Lance (Toni) McIntier and Sandy McIntier, grand children Dustin (Dixie) McIntier, Heather (Derek) Jackson, Brandon (Emily) McIntier, Shawn (Jessie) McIntier, Darryn Shipley and 6 great grand children. He is also survived by a brother Dennis McIntier and sister Dawn (Kay) Thurman. He was preceded in death by a grandson Travis McIntier.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 8th at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel. A committal service with military honors will follow at 11 a.m. at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday (today), March 7th at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.

For full obituary see http://www.aldenwaggoner.com

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Boise, ID - Elks from all over the Gem State gathered in Boise Saturday to celebrate the Elks Lodge's 150 years of history. Elk memories adorn the walls. Many are memories of current members and some of the members who have passed. On Saturday, about 50 men and women packed the Boise Elks Lodge as a way to honor their own and reminisce.

Susie Stertz was one of the first women inducted into the group back in 1999.

"I wanted to become a part of it because my dad was. He was initiated back in 1955," said Stertz.

Stertz would go on to help create several vital programs throughout the years.

Saturday's host and former President Mike Stagner said volunteers like Stertz are what keeps this group going.

"I think the Elks are unique because we are all volunteers," said Stagner.

The group works with people of all ages and backgrounds.

One of the group's most notable accomplishment is scholarships raising millions of dollars nationwide.

"We raise money for many different programs," said Stertz.

From youth to veterans the group helps build the community from the ground up.

"From building food banks to outreach programs. We have many programs to help our communities grow and better place for our citizens," said Stagner.

Stertz said the Jolly Corkers had come a long way and she is proud to be a member.

"I hope that this is a legacy that my children will follow," said Stertz.

LEWISTON, ID — A vacuum roars to life. Metal chairs snap shut, stowed away one by one. Silverware clinks as its gathered by the handful.
It's all bustle and activity at Lewiston's Elks Lodge on Thursday. Only one day left to spruce up for an event a hundred-plus years in the making.
Thomas Eier says, "We're celebrating 150 years of life of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks."

Friday, February 16th, the lodge will be joining in the nationwide celebration of a century and a half of service to the community. The order is best known for charitable work for youth and veterans.
Eier says, "We're going to open up the doors and allow people to come and look at the Elks Lodge and see the story of what we've done."

See the story because the past will be brought to life by characters like Lewiston's Madame Bonhore.
'Madame,' in her French accent, says, "We are the ones who tell the story."

Madame Bonhore was the owner of Lewiston's Hotel de France. Never heard of it? That's because Madame started the hotel in 1861.

Our local Elks Lodge, the biggest in Idaho, was founded in 1904. But Idaho was just a young territory when the national order was formed in 1868.

The Order of the Elks was founded by a troup of actors, fitting given Friday's theatrical performances, in New York City all those 150 years ago.

That story, plus a historical retelling of how Idaho's capital was stolen from Lewiston, will play out in real life at Friday's event.

http://klewtv.com/news/local/local-lodge-celebrates-150-years-of-elks-history

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Marvin Dwight Chamberlain, age 62, of Twin Falls passed away Sunday April 9, 2017 in the Twin Falls Care Center following a bout with cancer. He was born August 23, 1954 in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington to Pauline E. Peterson and Lyman R. Chamberlain. Marvin was born with physical deformity of his hands which required several surgeries as a small child. Despite the many surgeries his attitude toward life was positive. When he was young the family moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho where he began his education.

While in Idaho Falls, Idaho the family bought land and built a cabin in Island Park. Marvin had many fond memories of summers spent working with family members on the cabin and enjoying the natural beauty and wildlife of the area. He was especially fond of recounting the time he and an aunt discovered a totem floating in the river by Coffee Pot Rapids. They fished the totem out and took it to the cabin, hence the name Totem cabin, and the naming of the road on which the cabin stood.

Marvin attended schools in Idaho Falls, graduating from Idaho Falls Senior High where he had been active in Band and the German Club. Marvin then enrolled at Idaho State University where he eventually graduated and began his business career. At ISU Marvin was a resident of Colonial Hall. At Colonial Hall he made many lifelong friendships. He earned the nickname, "Mama Marvin" because of his care and watching out for fellow residents. While at ISU Marvin participated in the band, student council support, and worked in the campus post office until his graduation. From the time of his graduation he was a loyal supporter of the ISU Alumni Association.

Following graduation from ISU Marvin took a position with an accounting firm in Montana. While with this firm he continued to master his skills and gain experience to eventually allow him to earn his recognition as a Certified Public Accountant, a title for which Marvin was proud.

Having attained his CPA Marvin took an opportunity to become a partner in a CPA firm in Twin Falls, Idaho. Within a few years Marvin took over the firm as sole owner of Marvin D. Chamber Ian CPA, a position he held until his death.

Marvin was independent and committed to serving his community. In his private times Marvin was an avid coin and stamp collector. Marvin's' concern for his community could be seen in his involvement, most often as treasurer, for many groups and organizations. Most notable are the American Red Cross,
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Boy Scouts of America, Camp Malibu, Kiwanis, and the Airport Road Free Will Baptist Church.

From his service to the American Red Cross Marvin recounted stories of his transporting blood to be delivered in a timely manner to help possibly save a life. Several appreciations and recognitions were given him for his service to the Red Cross.

As a member of the Elks Marvin took on many roles and positions including that of Exalted Ruler. He was honored for his service to the Elks by being named the Elk of the Year for the local lodge and at the state level, the Hall of Honor award. In addition to his local Elks Lodge he served on the Elks Hospital Board. He was also involved with the Elks Scholarship program and several youth support activities including the Boy Scout program. He supported the Elks Rehab Hospital and participated in the annual food drive to provide additional resources to the hospital. Many lifelong friendships were forged from his Elk
involvement, both locally and nationally.

Marvin had been a Boy Scout and soon found himself serving the Boy Scouts. He served as a WEBELO Den Leader and Cub Pack Master, committee member and then became Scoutmaster, another of those positions that he held until his death. He became active in the Snake River Council serving as Council Treasurer as well as a trainer and merit badge counselor. He and his troop attended Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico, a highlight of his Scouting experience. As a youth Marvin had been a Boy Scout with an Elks sponsored troop in Idaho Falls. Marvin reached the rank of Second Class Scout, but he
went no further. Later as a Scoutmaster he would recount to numerous Scouts how he wished he had gone forward to attain his Eagle Scout. He would use this to encourage them to continue toward that goal. Marvin enjoyed cooking and seemed to thrive in teaching the Cooking Merit Badge to Scouts. He has survived many meals cooked by young Scouts and encouraged them to become better cooks. For his service to Boy Scouts, Marvin was awarded the District Award of Merit, the Silver Beaver, and most recently the highest volunteer award the council offers, the Sentinel Award. When asked which of his volunteer roles made him proudest he thought for a moment and stated being a Scout leader because of the influence on the young men he had been able to play.

Marvin accepted Jesus as his personal savior in the Airport Road Free Will Baptist Church. His commitment was followed by his profession of faith with his baptism. Soon he became treasurer of the church as well as the Idaho Free Will Baptist Youth Camp. He also personally contributed to the camp with scholarships allowing kids to go to camp.

Through his church and family association Marvin became a volunteer with Camp Malibu, a Young Life camp in Canada. Teens from his church had attended the camp. He and family members, especially his father, would travel to Canada twice a year to open and then close the camp for the camping season.

Another of the groups Marvin valued was the Kiwanis. As with other organizations Marvin was a part of, he soon became the Treasurer of not only the local club, but several activities of the Kiwanis. He was a Key Club Advisor for Twin Falls High School. His interest in German from high school may have influenced his commitment to the Kiwanis annual Oktoberfest event. Marvin has served as club president and other offices on both the local and state levels. He was awarded the Juneau Shinn Community Service Award by the Kiwanis in recognition of his volunteer service.

Marvin has earned numerous awards, certificates, and recognitions in honor of his service to his community and nation. Many certificates and plaques line his home and office walls showing the appreciation for his tireless service. His wry sense of humor and willingness to volunteer set him apart from many.

Marvin is survived by his father, Lyman Chamberlain of Idaho Falls, ID, and his brother David Chamberlain of Sedro-Wolley, WA, and his family which include David's wife Trina and their three children Danni, (her daughter Emory), Tracy and Jeffrey. He is also survived by several cousins in Washington and Idaho. Marvin often recounted a special memory with his brother David, from a Tiger Cruise aboard the USS Carl Vinson while David served in the U.S. Navy. This gave Marvin an opportunity to both see his brother in his chosen profession and sail from Hawaii to California aboard an aircraft carrier.

A Memorial Service for Marvin Chamberlain will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday April 29, 2017 at the Snake River Elks Lodge, 412 E. 200 S in Jerome, Idaho. There will be a reception following the Memorial Service. Rev. Jim O'Donnell will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel. Marvin requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to either the Idaho Free Will Baptist Youth Camp or Snake River Council Boy Scouts of America. Gift's may be sent to his office, P.O. Box 25 Twin Falls, ID 83303 for disbursement.

Marvin expressed his appreciation for the many friends he has made through his involvement in activities which have enriched his life and in turn the lives of others with his church, Red Cross, Kiwanis, Boy Scouts, and Elks. Three words that sum up his life view of volunteering and working with others would be, "I'll do it."

To All ldaho Elks,

The Northwest Region 1 Hoop Shoot Contest is right around the corner and I would like to encourage you to attend the competition on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at Clark College in Vancouver, WA. The shoot will begin at 9:00 A.M. with the 8-9 year old division and each subsequent division will begin shooting approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of the previous division.

If you would like to stay at the Headquarters Hotel, please fill out the attached form and return to me with a check made out to:
Joe Basil NW Region 1 Hoop Shoot

Please send that check to the address listed above as soon as possible. For meals, please fill out the “meals form” and return to me with your hotel registration form. The meals include the Friday night "Get Acquainted Pizza Party" beginning at 5:00 P.M., the Saturday morning breakfast at 7:00 A.M. and the Award Luncheon scheduled to begin at 1:00 P.M. at the Vancouver Hilton Hotel located at 301 W 6th Street in Vancouver, WA.

We look forward to seeing you in March at this event and wish the best of fortune to the shooters from your state.

Fraternally:
Joe Basil, Director

See the Hotel Reservation Form and the Meals Form below:

Elks Rehab
Idaho Elks Rehab awarded St. Luke’s Health Foundation a $2.15 million grant to support physical rehab services during the recent Idaho State Elks Association summer convention in Moscow. “Through the funding from this grant, St. Luke’s is helping Idaho Elks Rehab fulfill our mission of advancing physical rehab in Idaho,” said Robert Shaw, Chairman of the Board of Idaho Elks Rehab. “Providing this funding to the largest healthcare provider in Idaho will have a tremendous impact on patients needing rehab.” “This grant will allow St. Luke’s to continue to build upon the Elks’ 69-year legacy and tradition of providing exceptional physical rehabilitation services for Idahoans,” stated Kathy Moore, CEO, St. Luke’s West Region. Idaho Elks Rehab, the state project of the Idaho State Elks Association, officially made the transition last year from serving as a longtime operator of rehabilitation healthcare to a new emphasis of funding physical rehab across the state. The organization awards grants to not-for- profit rehab providers, educators and researchers throughout Idaho for state-of- the-art equipment and to support program development, staff education, and research.

For More Information, Contact Grant Jones
208-321-0030 office
208-724-3458 cell
grant[at]idahoelksrehab[dot]org

Benewah Community Hospital $1,000 Rehab Grant Summary

Benewah Community Hospital has written a proposal for the Idaho Elks Rehab Local Lodge Grant for a total of $1,000. We will use the IER (Idaho Elks Rehab) funds to build an outdoor obstacle course. Benewah Community Hospital sees a variety of patients; though the majority of them are individuals who work in the logging industry, and also those that work in a very physical demanding occupation. These individuals work long hours, through rough terrain, life heavy machinery, which requires a lot of physical stamina. Because of this, the facility’s Physical Therapy Department sees a variety of patients with varying degrees of injuries. Our goal is to help individuals return to the workforce in a short amount of time. In order to do this, our facility is in need of an environment that closely resembles the patients work environment. Currently, our budget does not hold out for this type of opportunity. Our facility would like to build an outdoor obstacle course that would strengthen their ability to return to work without further injuries. This environment would have equipment such as:

  • Half of a car to assist the patient’s in relearning the skill of getting in and out.
  • A set of chains with a spare tire. Most loggers have to throw chains over tires, or over parts of their truck. In order to do this, patients need to strengthen the muscles to continue doing this exercise.
  • Ramps at certain inclines built out of wood, with railings on either side to assist any patient in the strengthening and rebuilding of their muscles.
  • River rocks spread throughout a designated area for patients to practice walking on an uneven surface. Most of our patients despite their occupation, have to relearn the skill of walking on an uneven surface, especially with weakened muscles.
  • A balance beam or a large log to assist with the skill of stepping over large objects.

Again, most of our patients are in an environment where walking over large, uneven terrain becomes very difficult when you’ve had an injury & need to relearn the skill that once was second nature.

This outdoor obstacle course is a rich component for our Physical Therapy Department and something we will greatly benefit from. With your funding, it is important to us that we help our patients return to work with reduced injury & quicker recovery time.


Benewah Community Hospital $10,000 Community Rehab Grant Summary

Benewah Community Hospital helps many types of patients; however being a Critical Access Hospital in a Rural setting, we have an increased percentage of patient’s who work in the logging industry. Loggers endure 12 plus hour shifts, in all different types of terrain and weather. Mill workers physically operate heavy equipment with repetitive physical demands. In short, our patient’s require lots of physical stamina and strength. Our facility’s Physical Therapy Department sees a large majority of patients that have timber related injuries. BCH’s goal for our community is to create the best possible treatment plan, with the quickest recovery time for our patients. In order to achieve this goal, we desperately desire additional certifications for our other two Physical Therapists to better serve our community. Unfortunately, our current reality lacks funding. BCH’s Physical Therapy Department currently has one physical therapist who is ASTYM certified. ASTYM is a state-of-the-art treatment process that would greatly benefit our PT Department. With additional ASTYM certified Physical Therapists, we have the ability to treat additional patients. ASTYM is a lifetime certification that stays with the Physical Therapist. We greatly appreciate all the efforts and support from such a wonderful community.

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