In 2016, the paddling members of the Elks club established the Ballard Elks Paddling Club to create a board storage option for members as well as a club to meet other paddlers and hold monthly meetings or paddles.
Meeting topics have included movie nights, speakers discussing paddling techniques or environmental issues, and a fundraiser in March with Canadian paddler Norm Hann to support the Great Bear Rainforest. Summer meetings will cover on-water safety techniques and/or just a fun group paddle on Shilshole Bay.
The paddling club is open to all those interested in human powered paddling from SUP to kayak, outrigger canoe, surf ski, prone and prone surfing.
Meetings are held monthly on on the third Thursday at 7:30pm at the Ballard Elks. Members are encouraged to suggest meeting ideas.
Summer meetings will be group paddles at 7:30pm and will be held on 6/22, 7/20, 8/17, 9/17.
Who we are:
- President: Michelle Black
- VP: Rob Casey
- Secretary: Dan Strauss
- Treasurer: Christy Cox
Requirements to Join:
You must be a member of the Ballard Elks Lodge #827 in good standing.
– Annual fee for membership: $10
– Board Storage annual fee: $130 (full now, but you can join the waiting list)
Join BEPC by downloading form, fill out and send to email@example.com
-Payments can paid by check.