Exalted Ruler's Message

September 2021

Well, it seems the hot days are behind us and now we start into the nice long leisurely fall. Be sure to say “Hello” to our new members; Carol Burnham-Moody, Karen Hagel, Craig Jaeger and Denise Bittick.

The 4th Annual Deke Marmon Clayshoot was held on the 14th and was a huge success. John Muirhead and Tom Marmon were co-chairman for this function. They put many hours of planning and guidance into this fantastic event and it showed. The lodge wants to send a big Thank You to the Caldwell Gun Club for providing this great facility and the Boise Bells for all their help with registration, selling raffle tickets, etc. Their assistance truly made this a day to remember. Caldwell Lodge is always proud to have the young Marines present our nation’s colors. It is so nice to see our future leaders show their pride for our wonderful Country. Top Winning Team were Rea Rob Allison, Curtis Larson, Adam Regner and Jared Seitz. Top Male Shooter was Curtis Larson with a 95, Top Female Shooter was Jen Ovanek with an 81. Top Elk Score was Chuck Roberts with an 83.

The Family Picnic was held on the 15th with great friends and wonderful food. The only thing missing were small children. It seems as though they have all grown up.

Be sure you don’t miss the ever-popular Friday Night Dinners hosted by Ted Davis and his crew. The food and companionship is unbeatable.

Our first event on September 11th will be dinner for Dr. Scott Bressler. Not only has the Bressler Family attended, worked, donated, and participated in everything we do here at the lodge, they have their hands in almost every community project or fundraiser within Canyon County. It is our turn to repay some of their generosity and kindness. Dinner will be turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, the works for $15.00 per person. Children 12 and under $9.00. In addition, if you cannot attend the dinner, please make a donation to support this Benefit. You can donate by contacting any lodge officer, member or call the Lodge at 208-454-1448. We are also looking for items to auction.

Also in September is our Annual ENF Dinner on the 18th. Dinner will be rib eye steaks, baked potatoes with all the fixins for $25.00. Tickets will be PRE-SOLD ONLY to allow the lodge to buy only the amount of food needed. Tickets can be bought at the lodge or from any officer.

Another trip on the Fun Bus is being put together tentatively for October 29th and 30th to Winnemucca. A sign-up sheet is at the lodge for those interested. We need 40 people going in order to make this work. Sounds like a great time.

The Club will be CLOSED from 3:00 pm Friday through Monday the 6th for the Labor Day Weekend. Have a great weekend!

Thank you for your support!

Fraternally Yours,

Lynn Bittick,
Exalted Ruler