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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

This year, we are making a concerted effort to update our charities report for the state. Consequently, on Sept 1, I would like each of you to send Curt an email including the following information. Even if it is Zero, Curt needs the information. Unfortunately, while the information may have been recorded at local lodges, the information is also required from the ISEA by Grand Lodge and also the IRS. We as a state have not been doing a good job on this aspect for several years and we need to begin resolving this and other IRS reporting related issues. Thus, we need the following information from each of you.

Copy and paste the categories below and send it to Curt. His email is in the Cc line.

______ # Miles: Total mileage to and from functions, meetings, lodge visits and all other Elks involved visitations of a charitable nature
______ # Hours: Total hours spent travelling to meetings, functions, lodge visits etc. for charitable purposes.
______ # Hours: Total hours spend planning for, working on and attending above mentioned events
______ # Dollars: All Elks- Related long distance phone charges and postage for charitable purposes
______ # Dollars: All Major Project income and budget amounts not reported by individual lodges
______ # Dollars: All charitable donations at the District and State level
______ # Dollars: All out of pocked monies or association supplied budget funds expended for charitable purposes
______ # Dollars: Monies collected from charitable fund-raisers

Again, it is important this information is submitted (even if it is Zero) prior to September 1st. Use your totals up to that period. This request will be sent to you every quarter.

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This Kingsize quilt is 100x112 inches. Betty Hise is a great reason to buy a ticket, the raffle goes to Cancer Research.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, these are available at most lodges later this week and at Summer Conv in Moscow.

The drawing will be June 4th.

The quilting was done by Kim Williams, Smithfield Utah and sponsored bt the Preston Elks #1670 and the Lady Elks.
Thanks Susan West

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Download the Registration Form

LODGING OPTIONS

Best Western Plus University Inn
1516 W Pullman Road,
Moscow, Idaho 83843, (208) 882-0550 or 1-800-325-8765,
Check-In 4pm; Check-Out Noon
Room Rate for King: $99.99 + tax per night
Room Rate for Double: $109.99 + tax per night

Includes full breakfast each morning with room reservations, Indoor pool, Hot Tub & Sauna, Free Wi-Fi, Microwave/Refrigerator in all rooms,
Website: http://www.uinnmoscow.com

The University Inn and the Moscow Lodge #249 are smoke-free facilities.
Designated Smoking Areas are provided for your comfort and convenience.

Other Motels
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
1000 West Pullman Road, Moscow, Idaho 83843
208-882-4600 – Fax 208-882-4601 http://fairfieldinn.com/PUWFI
Check in 3pm; check out Noon
Room Rates – Same as the Best Western Plus University Inn (30 rooms reserved) Heated Indoor Pool – Exercise Room – Business Center – Complimentary Hot Breakfast – Free Local Calls – Free Wi-Fi, Microwaves/Refrigerators in every room – Smoke Free Facility

RV Sites:
There are 6+ RV spaces at the Moscow Lodge on a first-come-first-served basis, with a $20.00 per night suggested donation. Water and electric only.

There are also 5 RV sites at the Latah County Fairgrounds with full hook-ups; 12 with electric only, dry camping (tents). They do not take reservations – first come, first served. Call for prices/info.
Phone – 208-883-5722.

ACTIVITIES~ “PARADISE ON THE PALOUSE”

Thursday Afternoon/Evening at Moscow Lodge: Casual Dress
Golf Tournament: Moscow Lodge – 1:00 pm – (9 holes)
Meet the New Candidates – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Wine and Beer Tasting 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Italian Dinner – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Dance the night away with the “Singing Mailman” 8:30 – 11:30

**Friday Afternoon/Evening at Moscow Lodge: **
Exhausted Roosters’ Party – 2:00 – 4:00 pm
ER/Leading Knights’ Info Meeting - 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Social Hour – 6:00 – 7:00 pm
BBQ Dinner (under the canopy) 7:00 – 9:00 pm and a fun-filled Casino Night to follow (Western or Casual Dress)

Saturday Night at the Best Western Plus University Inn:
No-Host Social – 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Semi-Formal Banquet , Guest Speaker, Auction, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Dancing and Music by “The Intentions” 9:00 – 12:00

ATTRACTIONS

APPALOOSA HORSE MUSEUM – M0SCOW/PULLMAN HWY
PALOUSE MALL – MOSCOW/PULLMAN HWY (½ block away)
SATURDAY MORNING FARMER’S MARKET – MAIN STREET
FRIENDSHIP SQUARE – MAIN STREET
MCCONNELL MANSION MUSEUM – 110 S ADAMS STREET
CHIPMAN TRAIL – BIKING, WALKING – 8 MI TO PULLMAN
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO - CAMPUS/BOOKSTORE

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY: JUNE 1, 2016
Noon to 10:00 p.m. Lounge open at Lodge, courtesy cars available
Noon to 9:00 p.m. Registration at the Moscow Lodge
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. No-host dinner at Moscow Lodge, courtesy cars available (hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, cookies)
6:00 p.m. ISEA Officers, State Trustees, Grand Lodge Officers Meeting – Moscow Lodge

THURSDAY: JUNE 2, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 a.m. Full breakfast at the University Inn with room reservation at hotel ($10 for non-reservation)
7:00 a.m. – Noon Registration at the University Inn – West Lobby
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Convention Sites meeting, University Inn
8:00 -11:00 a.m. Convention Business Session Opening Ceremony, Early Bird Drawing, Introductions of Dignitaries, Committee Reports
11:00 a.m. Grand Lodge Convention meeting, ER/Spouse – U-Inn
Lunch University Inn, No-host (on site restaurant)
1:00 p.m. Golf Tourney - Moscow Lodge – courtesy cars avail.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. “Meet the New Candidates” – Moscow Lodge
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Wine and Beer Tasting – Moscow Lodge
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Italian Dinner- Moscow Lodge, courtesy cars avail.
8:30 – 11:30 p.m. Music and dancing by the “Singing Mailman”
11:00 p.m. Eleven o’clock Toast – Moscow ER, Corey Ray

FRIDAY: JUNE 3, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 a.m. Full breakfast at the University Inn with room reservation at hotel ($10 for non-reservation)
6:30 a.m. Past State President’s Breakfast – University Inn
7:00 a.m. to Noon Registration at the University Inn – West Lobby
8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Business Session, Early Bird Drawing, Committee Reports
Lunch University Inn, No-host (on site restaurant)
12:30 p.m. Idaho Elks Re-Hab Board Luncheon, University Inn
12 Noon – 2:00 p.m. Ladies Luncheon, University Inn (12 – 2:00 p.m.) (Past State President’s and Secretary Spouse’s meet after luncheon for meeting – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
2:00 p.m. New District Deputy-Elect meeting with Idaho Sponsor, Hon. James Damon, University Inn
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Exhausted Roosters’ Party – Moscow Lodge
ER’s & Leading Knights’ Info Meeting – Moscow Lodge
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. No-Host Cocktails, Moscow Lodge, courtesy cars available
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. BBQ Dinner at Moscow Lodge, courtesy cars available (western or casual wear)
8:00 p.m. – 12 Social and Casino Games at Moscow Lodge
11:00 p.m. Eleven o’clock Toast, ISEA Outgoing President, Darrel Green

SATURDAY: JUNE 4, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 a.m. Full breakfast at the University Inn with room reservation at hotel ($10 for non-reservation)
7:00 a.m. to Noon Registration at the University Inn – West Lobby
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Business Session, Early Bird Drawing, Committee Reports
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 Open Session, Hall of Honor Presentation, Memorial Service, ISEA Officer Installation
Lunch University Inn, No-host (on site restaurant)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. New State President’s Party, Moscow Lodge

“PARADISE ON THE PALOUSE BANQUET”
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. No-Host Cocktails, University Inn Banquet Room
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Semi-Formal Banquet, Best Western University Inn Grilled Flat Iron Steak OR Salmon Wellington,
9:00 p.m. – 12 Dancing with live music by: “The Intentions” University Inn Banquet Room
11:00 p.m. Eleven o’clock Toast, ISEA New State President, Steve Meier

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.

Idaho Elks Association held its State Soccer Shootout this weekend at Legacy Park here in Mountain Home. 96 children were invited from across the state with 42 able to show and compete. At the core of all Elks Youth Activities Programs is the importance of providing fun filled, productive, character building activities for our youth.

Winners are as follows:

U8 Girls:

  • 1st Place Michelle T. from Mountain Home
  • 2nd Place Cydnee R. from Idaho Falls
  • 3rd Place Aurora V. from Mountain Home

U8 Boys:

  • 1st Place Christian D. from Mountain Home won tie breaker shootout against below
  • 2nd Place Luis T. from Blackfoot
  • 3rd Place Antrim from Idaho Falls

U10 Girls:

  • 1st Place Yaniss R. from Blackfoot
  • 2nd Place Haley B. from Lewiston won tie breaker shootout against below
  • 3rd Place Macey P. from Blackfoot

U10 Boys:

  • 1st Place Xavier G. from Idaho Falls
  • 2nd Place Charlie R. from Mountain Home
  • 3rd Place Daniel S. from Lewiston

U12 Girls:

  • 1st Place Jocelyn F. from Blackfoot won tie breaker shootout against below
  • 2nd Place Ceana F. from Mountain Home
  • 3rd Place Julissa F. from Blackfoot

U12 Boys:

  • 1st Place Nick R. from Mountain Home
  • 2nd Place Kohner D. from Idaho Falls
  • 3rd Place Anthony M. from Mountain Home

U14 Girls:

  • 1st Place Taylor C. from Idaho Falls
  • 2nd Place Kinnley D. from Idaho Falls
  • 3rd Place Natalia V. from Mountain Home

U14 Boys:

  • 1st Place Juan Q. from Idaho Falls
  • 2nd Place Orlando M. from Idaho Falls
  • 3rd Place Jacob H. from Mountain Home won tie breaker shootout
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Attached below is the registration form for the Mid-Winter ISEA State Convention.

Idaho Falls is also accepting phone in registrations for this convention.

Good day fellow Elk's; little information for the state soccer shootout. It will be October 3, 2015 in Mountain Home at 10:30 a.m. at the soccer fields located in Legacy Park; with awards and lunch to follow at the lodge.  Please send your top 3 in each division.  If your lodge needs overnight lodging I need to know how many rooms and the names of the adult plus child to reserve it under by September 18th.  Also all Elk's are welcome to attend and support our youth.  Please let me know if your lodge is not participating this year also. When you have an estimated head count please let me know.  Email address is: cristenaford[at]yahoo[dot]com, cell 208-761-7237 if I don't answer please leave a message and I will return it in the evening.
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Chairman Cristena Ford
Idaho State Elks Soccer
4629 Old Hwy 30 (home)
325 S 3rd W (lodge)
208-761-7237 (cell)
cristenaford[at]yahoo[dot]com

Elk’s Lodge #2276 Mountain Home, ID held its 6th annual golf tournament this past June at Desert Canyon Golf Course.  This year’s event rose over $11,000 with the majority of proceeds benefiting local youth. Mountain Home Junior Golf was selected as this year’s primary target group and received a donation of over $5800. This money was used to purchase youth golf learning system called SNAG. This program introduces kids to golf as early as the 3rd grade. The Elmore County Special Olympics received a donation of over $2900. This is the third consecutive year that a portion of the proceeds from the golf tournament has been donated to the Special Olympics. These funds are used for training, athletic competitions, and health screenings for Mountain Home High Hopes athletes. The remaining funds raised will allow the Elks to continue its important work within the community.

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Since the registration forms for the 2015 Midwinter Convention will not be available until later in August/September, here is the lodging information for the convention:

While there are many hotels in the Idaho Falls area, the host hotel, The Hampton Inn (Idaho Falls/Airport on Lindsay Blvd.), has given us the best rate. To facilitate efficient shuttle service between the hotel and lodge, we are encouraging convention attendees to stay at the Hampton. We will provide shuttle service to other hotels as availability allows, giving those who stay at the Hampton priority.

When making reservations, it is important to note the following:
1. Call (208) 523-1400 and SELECT OPTION 0 (zero) or stay on the line (do not select option 1, as this is the nationwide reservation feature). Selecting "0" or staying on the line allows you access to the local property and they will be able to make your reservation.
2. Mention "State Elks Convention" for the convention rate ($94 plus applicable taxes per night for one king or 2 queens).
3. Convention rates are only good until October 15, 2015. After October 15, the rate may be higher.

Included with each room, is a full hot breakfast, pool, hot tub and business center available 24 hr/day. The amenities in all rooms include: hair dryer, microwave, small fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Rooms with roll-in showers and handicap accessible tubs are available; please specify when making reservations.

If you have other questions, please call Paula Fackrell (Convention Co-Chair) at (208)681-6838.

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