Win a BPOE Jacket!

Win This Amazing Jacket!

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A Brand New Dickies Insulated Eisenhower Jacket Black

Complete with a 10″ Elks Clock Patch on the back and a 4″ 827 patch on the front!

WP_20170517_004The Particulars on the Raffle:

  • $5 per ticket
  • Need not be present to win
  • 200 tickets will be sold
  • Tickets will be pulled on June 2nd
  • Two jackets, one XL and one XXL will be given as prizes so two tickets will be pulled on June 2nd – One is hanging in the lounge.
  • Proceeds got to the officers fund to help offset the costs to the lodge for things like the installation dinner, conventions, clinics, etc.

Buy your tickets today at the lodge – ask about the raffle in the social quarters!

Volunteer Opportunities

Help

We are looking for motivated members to volunteer their time and enthusiasm to help out around the lodge.  We have positions for everything from youth activities to community outreach to building maintenance – whatever your interest and passion may be we have something you can help out with.  Please contact our Volunteer Chair – volunteer@ballardelks.org

Some specific needs we have currently:

  • Elks National Foundation Coordinator
    • Your lodge needs a volunteer to step up and help our grant writer match grants with ideas and volunteers to make things happen.   Duties include recognizing items that a grant from the Elks National Foundation can fund and working with our Grant Writer to get the funds to the right person to make great things happen and motivating someone to come up with an idea that an Elks National Foundation Grant can fund.  We have a very able grant writer, now we need the go between person.
  • Safety & Accident Prevention Committee
    • Our lodge needs volunteers to create and run our Accident Prevention Program, with one member designated as Accident Prevention Manager, to continually review and implement a policy, in concert with Grand Lodge and State Association programs, to protect the Lodge from claims for accidents and injuries.
  • Vocational Scholarship Committee
    • We need volunteers to organize, promote and run a Vocational Scholarship Committee.  Our state has money to give away to both graduating seniors and adult reeducation that simply does not get used.  You will be creating this committee from the ground up and figuring out how to make it work but how cool will it be to GIVE AWAY money to people in our community?

Please contact our Volunteer Chair – volunteer@ballardelks.org

Cub Scouts Open House hosted by Boy Scout Troop #827

Poster_OpenHouseMay2017Your opportunity to become a SCOUTING FAMILY!

SOME BOYS AVOID OBSTACLES, SCOUTS OVERCOME THEM
The life lessons learned in Scouting form a foundation to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles in life.
• A fun and safe environment to learn and grow while developing interests and skills
• Character building and development centered around good morals and values
• The chance to learn life skills that help Scouts be successful adults and contributing members of society
• Exciting outdoor experiences boys love like hiking, camping, mountain biking, and more.

Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Boy Scouting is for boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade.

MONDAY MAY 8TH – 7PM –AGENDA:
1. Preopening
2. OPENING
3. Activity Time
4. Joining Process
5. Closing

FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS:
Learn about the Scout Program at the Ballard Elks and your opportunity to participate and sign up your boys up for the program.

FOR BOYS:
See and learn about Scouting in Action. Our Boy Scout troop will give you all a taste of the scouting program in action.
• Play an Activity Game
• Flag Ceremony
• Build a Fire
• Cook a simple meal
• Set up a Tent in a Camp site

FOR ELK MEMBERS:
This is your chance to put your Elk Membership to work for the community and the lodge. No previous scouting experience necessary, all we ask is for a little bit of your time and enthusiasm and you can have a positive benefit to the Scout program and the community. Scouts do everything from basic Scout skill work, you know like camping, hiking, fire building, first aid, boating, fishing, orienteering, tying knots, sailing, engineering, science, rocket building, pinewood derby, camping, hiking, citizenship, citizenship activities, cooking, birding, animal ID, computer skills, robotics, and on and on.

Come on down and help us out. Express your interest by contacting Scott Radford by emailing swradford09@gmail.com or calling 206-383-0828. We’ll find some way in which you can contribute. There are many single-instance volunteer opportunities such as teaching a 1 hr skill such as cooking, environmental science, host scouts to your boat or business and show them what you do. Help run the pinewood derby, or bring snacks to a meeting. You will be guiding tomorrow’s Elks Members today!!Your opportunity to become a SCOUTING FAMILY!

SOME BOYS AVOID OBSTACLES, SCOUTS OVERCOME THEM
The life lessons learned in Scouting form a foundation to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles in life.
• A fun and safe environment to learn and grow while developing interests and skills
• Character building and development centered around good morals and values
• The chance to learn life skills that help Scouts be successful adults and contributing members of society
• Exciting outdoor experiences boys love like hiking, camping, mountain biking, and more.

Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Boy Scouting is for boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade.

MONDAY MAY 8TH – 7PM –AGENDA:
1. Preopening
2. OPENING
3. Activity Time
4. Joining Process
5. Closing

FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS:
Learn about the Scout Program at the Ballard Elks and your opportunity to participate and sign up your boys up for the program.

FOR BOYS:
See and learn about Scouting in Action. Our Boy Scout troop will give you all a taste of the scouting program in action.
• Play an Activity Game
• Flag Ceremony
• Build a Fire
• Cook a simple meal
• Set up a Tent in a Camp site

FOR ELK MEMBERS:
This is your chance to put your Elk Membership to work for the community and the lodge. No previous scouting experience necessary, all we ask is for a little bit of your time and enthusiasm and you can have a positive benefit to the Scout program and the community. Scouts do everything from basic Scout skill work, you know like camping, hiking, fire building, first aid, boating, fishing, orienteering, tying knots, sailing, engineering, science, rocket building, pinewood derby, camping, hiking, citizenship, citizenship activities, cooking, birding, animal ID, computer skills, robotics, and on and on.

Come on down and help us out. Express your interest by contacting Scott Radford by emailing swradford09@gmail.com or calling 206-383-0828. We’ll find some way in which you can contribute. There are many single-instance volunteer opportunities such as teaching a 1 hr skill such as cooking, environmental science, host scouts to your boat or business and show them what you do. Help run the pinewood derby, or bring snacks to a meeting. You will be guiding tomorrow’s Elks Members today!!

2017 Ballard Elks Vehicle Decals

Beginning in April, all Ballard Elks Members will be mailed a Ballard Elks Lodge vehicle decal. Show your support of our growing lodge by displaying the decal in your back window.  This will also help us be able to keep track of who is parking in our lot – especially during the summer months.

We’re working with a great company called CarStickers.com out of Oregon who were kind enough to provide us with a nonprofit discount.  carstickers-logo

Top Proposer!

Read All About It!

The new proposer numbers are in!

287 upright and outstanding citizens have been initiated, reinstated or affiliated into the Ballard Elks Lodge #827 this Elks Year (so far that is…still 2 initiations to go). These Two Hundred and Eighty Seven new members were proposed by 153 different people in our lodge.  All things being equal that’s almost 2 members per proposer, but we all know that’s not how the cookie normally crumbles.  There is always that go getter, that overachiever we are amazed by that does the extra work to make us all look good – right?

Well who is that person at the Ballard Elks Lodge?

Topping the list is none other than one of our most enthusiastic and active Ballard Elks Lodge Past Exalted Rulers and the current Washington State Elks Association Membership Chair – Grims Gislason!  Congratulations Grims – keep up the outstanding work with membership!

Rank First Name Last Name Total
1 Grims B Gislason 21
2 Karl Johan Uri 12
3 Benjamin Braden 8
3 Rob Casey 8
5 Erik Howes 7
5 Cindy Olsby 7
5 Catherine Rundell 7
8 Jake Hall 5
8 Joseph Tiffany 5
10 Camden Hardy 4
10 Darrell Kirk 4
10 Alexander V Vaughan 4

Read the particulars about what these numbers represent and view the entire proposer list to see where you’re at by going to our Top Recruiter page here.

Special Initiation!

The Ballard Elks Lodge #827

Special Initiation December 11, 2016

The Ballard Elks Lodge, along with the Washington State Elks Association State Presidebimlindseynt Bim Lindsey, invite you to join us Sunday December 11th, 2016 at 11am for brunch and special initiation of new members to the Ballard Elks Lodge #827 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the United States of America.  Our State President, Bim Lindsey, will be joining us in welcoming into the fold our special group of December initiates.

  • Sunday December 11th, 2016
  • Brunch served 10am until 2pm – Members and Guests Welcome
  • Initiation begins at 11am **Members only during initiation
  • Seahawks will be on in the lounge at 1:30pm – Members and Guests Welcome

Traditionally the Ballard Elks Lodge does not do initiations in the month of December.  But in deference to the requests from qualified candidates that have been unable to attend a 4th Tuesday initiation along with encouragement from our Grand Lodge to conduct special initiations our Officers have organized a Sunday Brunch initiation to accommodate these candidates and fulfill the wishes of our Grand Lodge.

cropped-elks-final-web-transperant.pngFor any questions on the Special Initiation please contact admin@ballardelks.org

Christmas food basket

Christmas Baskets for Needy Families

 

12311085_1300690466623455_4788661326415621035_nMany of us will sit down this holiday season with family and friends to give thanks for all that we have been given.  Others are not so fortunate. Not knowing how you will feed yourself or your family can be heartbreaking.

Every year the Ballard Elks 827 Lodge puts together Christmas baskets containing a Turkey or Ham, sides and a toy for each child.  If you would like to help with a food, charitable contribution, or even helping us putting these together and delivering them; here are the details:

Donations will be accepted up to December 16th, extra food items will be donated to Ballard Food Bank.  We will sort the donated and purchased food items throughout the afternoon to be ready to put baskets together starting 7:30am December 17th.

After the baskets are boxed, the families receiving the baskets will be assigned to drivers for delivery (maybe as early as 10-10:30am).

If you want to help assemble the baskets please show up at the lodge at 7:30am on December 17th.

We will be making deliveries (2 people per delivery car) after 10:00am

We usually provide 50 (or more) Christmas Baskets for needy families in our communities

Food Wish List

Cranberry Sauce , Marshmallows, Evaporated milk, Candy Canes, Canned Pumpkin,  Jell-O, Canned pineapple, Popcorn, Canned yams, French Fried onions, Stuffing mix, corn muffin mix,  Gravy packets for ham & poultry,  Canned vegetables, cream of mushroom soup

Cat/dog food (smaller bags if dry), Cat litter, Cat/dog toys,
Unwrapped toys for boys & girls
Hygiene items always appreciated
Ballard Elks provides, through your generous monetary donations, fresh items including: turkeys/hams/apples/oranges/celery/carrots/onions/potatoes/pie crusts/biscuits/butter etc. Residual items from this program will be donated to the Ballard Food Bank on December 19th.

Monetary donations in the form of cash or checks can be made at any time. Make checks payable to Ballard Elks, and note: Christmas Baskets on the check. Leave with the bartender on duty or mail to the office.

Questions / RSVP to Volunteer:

Johnny Muzevic: jmuzballardelks@hotmail.com / (206) 582-9688

 

Volunteer Opportunities for November – December

Looking for some opportunities to volunteer and get involved? Here’s a list of volunteer needs through December. Please email volunteer@ballardelks.org if you can help with any of these events.

  • Arts & Crafts for Kids – 11/19
  • Steak Dinner and Initiation Night– 11/22
  • Burgers and Bingo – 12/8
  • Julebukking – 12/16
  • Family Christmas Party – 12/17
  • Steak Dinner and Initiation Night – 12/27 – 6pm

Steak Dinner And Initiation Night – We are always looking for members to come down to help set up, serve, and clean up from the dinner. If you are able to volunteer for these nights, please email volunteer@ballardelks.org show up night of. As a bonus, you can stay following the dinner and welcome our newest initiates!

Roles of Elks Officers

Exaulted Ruler– The “President.” He/she is the Executive Officer of the Lodge and enforces and performs duties required by the Laws of the Order and the By-Laws of the Lodge. The ER appoints all committees and has general supervision over all matters pertaining to the Lodge.

Leading Knight
– “1st Vice-President.” Assists the Exalted Ruler in the performance of his/her duties. Will officiate in the absence of the Exalted Ruler.

Loyal Knight – “2nd Vice President.” Second in command in the absence of the Exalted Ruler.

Lecturing Knight – “3rd Vice President.” Third in command in the absence of the Exalted Ruler.

The Exalted Ruler, Leading Knight, Loyal Knight and Lecturing Knight are “Chair Officers” and are members of the House Committee. Ideally, the Knight positions are rotated through the chairs in their respective order and become Exalted Ruler. In addition, the Knights perform any duties appointed to them or that is specified in the Laws of the Order or Lodge By Laws.

Secretary – Records minutes of Lodge meetings, maintains Lodge accounts, receives all monies and forwards to the Treasurer, reads/answers all correspondence, prepares/administers membership cards.

Treasurer – Receives all monies from the Secretary and gives a receipt, pays approved bills of the Lodge, maintains record of receipts and disbursements, and signs all checks.

Trustees – The Lodge Trustees control the funds and property of the Lodge and hold regular monthly meetings, keep a record of all investments and purchase all Lodge supplies, provide for an Accident Prevention Program and present an annual Lodge budget.

Tiler – Stationed at the door of the Lodge at all meetings, he/she permits no person to enter without previous announcement and permission from the Exalted Ruler.

Esquire – Is stationed to the right of the Exalted Ruler during Lodge meetings. He/she organizes the Lodge, prepares candidates for initiation and introduces visiting members.

Chaplain – Stationed to the left of the Exalted Ruler during Lodge meetings, he/she recites the opening and closing prayers, and performs the duties required by the Laws of the Order and By Laws of the Lodge.

Inner Guard – Positioned at the inner door during Lodge meetings, the Inner Guard allows only those qualified to enter.

The Chaplain, Esquire, Inner Guard and Tiler are appointed by the Exalted Ruler. All other positions are elected. All officers perform other duties as appointed or as required by the Laws of the Order or Lodge By Laws.

House Committee – The House Committee is made up of the Chair Officers (ER, Leading, Loyal and Lecturing Knights.) and the 5 Trustees. The House Committee controls the bar and social quarters of the Lodge. All decisions and actions of the House Committee are subject to the control and direction of the Lodge and its members by discussions and vote at Lodge meetings. The Exalted Ruler is the chairman of the House Committee.

Volunteer Opportunities in September

Looking for some opportunities to volunteer and get involved? Here’s a list of volunteer needs through September. Please email volunteer@ballardelks.org if you can help with any of these events.

  • Bingo and Burgers Night – 9/6
  • Car Show – 9/5
  • Oktoberfest – 9/23
  • Coin Box Brunch – 9/24
  • Kitchen Cleaning Party – 9/10
  • Storage Room Cleaning Party – 9/10
  • Steak Dinner and Initiation Night – 9/27

Frock Swap Donation Organization – We need people for shifts all month to help sort and organize donations coming in. Email us at volunteer@ballardelks.org and we’ll get you scheduled in!

Grounds Committee Cleaning Party – The Elks Grounds Committee is seeking volunteers for weekend mornings during the months of September and October to help clean up the foliage near the front of the building and in the parking strips. Whether you have pruning skills or would just like to be a part of a great group of people who want to help improve the look of our grounds, please email Christy at christy.sea@gmail.com about your interest in joining our work parties this fall.  This is a great opportunity to volunteer and meet new people!