January Newsletter

News, Notices and Updates

From Your Exalted Ruler, Cindy Olsby

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to my fellow 827 Members!  I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and hope that I’ll see many of you at the upcoming Elks events listed below – such as the New Year’s Eve party and the Polar Plunge!  Or Trivia!  Or Bingo!

And yes, I’m plunging!!

Fraternally yours, Cindy

People ages 12 and older are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter indoor and outdoor establishments in King County – including the Ballard Elks Lodge.  Membership cards are being stamped to indicate that you’ve shown proof of vaccination so that you only need to show your card with that stamp when you enter the Lodge in the future.

To find COVID-19 vaccination locations near you, visit kingcounty.gov/vaccine.

Volunteers Needed – New Year’s Eve Party!

Is your New Year’s Resolution to volunteer more at the Elks?  Now’s your chance to log some volunteer hours by helping out at the New Year’s Eve Party! 

Volunteers are needed in these areas:

  • Setup and Decorating 12/31, 3:00 – 4:30 or 4:30 – 6:00
  • Welcome Table: Check vax cards and collect tickets and greet the guests! (1 hour shifts)
  • Raffle Ticket Sales (1 hour shifts)
  • Food / Trash Monitor – help bus tables and empty trash bins (1 hour shifts)
  • Post-Event Clean Up January 1st, 9:30 – 10:30 or 10:30 – 11:30
To volunteer or for more information go to:  https://forms.gle/aQevyGQvAwbysXD9A


Tuesday, January 11th, 7:30 PM

Make it your New Year Resolution to attend more lodge meetings –

starting with this one!

All members are Welkcome!


THURSDAY, JANUARY 13th, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • $15.00 for 4 tastings
  • Upstairs Lodge Hall
  • 60 people max

SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING 2022 January 13th – 16th
DoubleTree by Hilton-Seattle Airport

Represent Lodge #827, meet fellow Elks from all the other Washington state lodges and join your lodge’s officers at the WA State Elks Winter Convention.  We are hosting the North District Hospitality suite too!  Check with our Exalted Ruler as to how you can help or email leadingknight@ballardelks.org.

For more information, visit:  https://waelks.org/register-for-winter-convention/

Welkcome Back Trivia!
January 20, 2022 and beyond!Trivia Is Back!  The rumor is true – Trivia Night is returning to the Ballard Elks in January. Mark your 2022 calendar for the third Thursday of every month, starting with January 20. Check-in starts at 6:30 p.m., trivia starts at 7 p.m.

Here’s the scoop.
• $10 entry fee per team.
• Maximum six people per team (and at the table).
• Food (TBD), beverages, and popcorn available for purchase.
• Raffle for charity with fun prizes to win. $1 per ticket. Different charity each month.
• Prizes for winning team and the best team name.
• Honor system: please keep your electronic devices closed.
• COVID guidelines apply – all participants must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter the Ballard Elks. Masks are required when you are not eating or drinking. If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home.

Volunteers needed!
1) We need someone to check vaccination cards at the door and sign-in guests
2) Food and beverage runners

Email Cindy Peterson (doncinpete@comcast.net) and Kelly Jones (kmkjones@comcast.net) for more info and to volunteer.


Ballard Elks Emblem Club Bunco

Saturday, February 5th
6pm cocktail hour, 7pm Bunco!

Sunset Bay Lodge at the Ballard Elks
– Special Rates for Winter Rentals! –

Sunset Bay Lodge at the Ballard Elks is running a special between now and Memorial Day. The North Room is available weekdays and Sundays for $2,400 for members, $3,000 for non-members. The South Room, otherwise known as Secret Beach Bar, is available Monday – Thursday at the same price! (Rates for the other days vary slightly based on date and availability.)

Both spaces are perfect locations for birthday parties, retirement parties, class reunions, weddings, anniversaries, family get-togethers, celebrations of life, company meetings, auctions, fundraisers, you name it!

We have formed partnerships with vendors who can provide food, staff, décor, DJ’s, bands, specialty lighting and more – everything you need to make your special event a memorable one.

Check out the website for photos and more info: http://www.sunsetbaylodgeballard.com