Ballard Elks Paddling Club – BEPC

In 2016, the Ballard Elks established the Ballard Elks Paddling Club (BEPC) to create a community for club members who enjoy paddling from the club’s Shilshole Bay location.

The BEPC is open to any Ballard Elks member in good standing who is interested in paddling – SUP, kayak, outrigger canoe, surf ski, or prone – at any level of experience, from curious to adventurous. The club offers paddle craft storage options to members, access to a members-only Facebook page to connect with paddlers, as well as social gatherings, which include meetings and group paddles.

The BECP meets monthly every third Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballard Elks Lodge Hall, with the exception of summer and winter holiday months. Please see the schedule below.

We welcome anyone interested in joining!

Questions about membership or board & kayak storage? Contact us at

Current BEPC Board Members:

  • President: Dan Strauss
  • Vice President: Rob Casey
  • Secretary: Adam Tischler
  • Treasurer: Christy Cox

Contact us:

BEPC Meetings & Events

December 2017: Hiatus
6/21/18 – Solstice Paddle
July & August 2018: Hiatus
December 2018: Hiatus

Requirements to Join:
You must be a member of the Ballard Elks Lodge #827 in good standing.

– Annual Membership Fee: $20

Join BEPC by filling out the online form, or download it and hand it off, along with a check made out to BEPC, to the current BEPC Treasurer at a club meeting or event.

Board or Kayak Storage
Open to BEPC members in good standing, based on availability.
Annual storage fee: $120

Contact Us

Member Resources

BEPC Members, please submit your volunteer hours here.

Please share your ideas for meeting topics and events here.