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Elk of the Month

We’re doing the covid catch up on recognizing our members that have done so much over this past year and deserve our thanks

Erik, we’re coming up on almost a year since you became a Past Exalted Ruler and it’s almost like you immediately fell back into your active volunteering membership role you enjoyed during those years before becoming and officer.

Erik Howes, our Baby Past Exalted Ruler, finished his year as Exalted Ruler with our lodge closing due to the pandemic but he didn’t let that slow him down.  He immediately switched his focus to being an exemplary volunteer and you saw him out helping with landscaping during the summer, helping with the Legacy Brick program, and often when you didn’t see him it was because he was slaving away in the back of the house helping produce many of those delicious drive through meals we’ve had at the lodge

Erik – Thank you!  Your efforts, this year are amazing, you’ve motivated your friends and family to come help and are encouraging those around you to have fun and volunteer to help out around the lodge. Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow lodge members.

 

Elk of the Month

We’re doing the covid catch up on recognizing our members that have done so much over this past year and deserve our thanks

Cliffie, thank you from all of us at the lodge for your efforts throughout this pandemic.  You’ve put in an amazing amount of time helping get the downstairs bar open and running, you’ve donated money and materials to make it better for our membership and even have jumped in the kitchen to help out as needed. That St. Patty’s day dinner was amazing, by the way…

Our member Cliff Shipp has jumped in, often at the last minute, to help make sure our lodge succeeds and is open for our membership to safely and comfortably enjoy.

Cliffie – Thank you!  Your efforts, this year are amazing and are encouraging those around you to have fun and volunteer to help out around the lodge. Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow lodge members.

Elk of the Month

We’re doing the covid catch up on recognizing our members that have done so much over this past year and deserve our thanks

What amazing things can be said about the efforts of our members Johnny and Mae?  This powerful and positive pair pull stuff off at our lodge each and every year that makes all of us proud to be members of the Ballard Elks Lodge.  2020-2021 was no different!

Johnny Muzevic (P.E.R.) & Mae Moldenhauer ran a stellar Christmas Basket program despite of, and honestly in dire need because of, our covid pandemic.  As well, they are spending countless hours helping out at our volunteer run Secret Beach Bar, often showing up at closing time to simply put things away and help clean up and lock up the building

Johnny & Mae – Thank you!  Your efforts, this year and each and every year are encouraging those around you to have fun and volunteer to help out around the lodge.  Your years of service are warmly noted and we look forward to many more to come.  Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow lodge members.

Elk of the Month

We’re doing the covid catch up on recognizing our members that have done so much over this past year and deserve our thanks

The enthusiastic volunteer work by our new member Mary LaCoste shows her enthusiasm in becoming a member and the opportunities available to all of us if we step up and say “What Can I Do?”  Mary joined our lodge virtually this past November and since joining continues to ask what she can do for the lodge to help out.

We would be remiss in our duties as Past Exalted Rulers to ignore the contributions of time and energy that Mary has brought to our beloved lodge so quickly after becoming a member.

Mary LaCoste – Thank you!  Your efforts you are helping build the energy Ballard needs to come out of this pandemic shining and is encouraging those around you to have fun and volunteer to help out around the lodge no matter how long they have been a member.  Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow lodge members.

Elk of the Month!

We’re doing the covid catch up on recognizing our members that have done so much over this past year and deserve our thanks

Kim Carroll continues to put in the time and energy to help support our lodge into being a more beautiful and financially sound place for all our members.  Kim not only put in the hours as our First Lady while her partner Erik Howes served as our Exalted Ruler but she continued to work hard to make sure our landscaping looks amazing and continues to improve while increasing the income our lodge so desperately needs to pay our bills during this trying time.

Often you’ll find Kim out mowing the lawn, blowing the parking lot or raking up the leaves around the lodge but what you don’t see is how many hours Kim spends working behind the scenes organizing and managing the legacy brick program or managing our various landscaping needs – while also volunteering in our kitchen for our various dinners we’ve put on this year.

Kim Carroll – Thank you!  Your continued efforts for our lodge since joining our order is absolutely amazing and is certainly encouraging those around you to volunteer to help as well – let alone keeping Erik organized and volunteering…  Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow lodge members.

Cash Craze Raffle!

Lodge Past Exalted Ruler Association to sell 200 tickets at $100 each for a 50/50 raffle sales will conclude at social quarters (upstairs or down) closing hour September 3rd, 2021 and the award drawing will happen on September 4th, 2020 at 7pm in the lodge social quarters (upstairs or down)

  • 50% to Past Exalted Ruler Association and/or Lodge
  • 50% to Prizes
    • 1st Place $5000.00*
    • 2nd Place $3000.00*
    • 3rd Place $2000.00*
    • *Amounts will adjust if all 200 not sold by September 3rd, 2021
  • Tickets are number 1 – 200.
  • Need Not be Present to win, All Elks and Non-Elks eligible to win
  • Large right section to have buyers name and phone number legibly printed on back and given to the seller. Small Left section carefully removed and given to the buyer.
  • Email to theassociation@ballardelks.org for more information

Elk of the Month!

We’re doing the covid catch up on recognizing our members that have done so much over this past year and deserve our thanks

Together, Rob Casey and Christy Cox have created a spirit of togetherness at our lodge unlike any other.  In bringing the spirt of the Elks and Paddle Club together for one focused goal they have done wonders connecting our property with members that will utilize all it has to offer and further the goals of Elkdom:  Fellowship and support of our community.

Their efforts at conservation on our beach front, and organizing fun events for our membership while raising money for charity exemplifies exactly what it means to be an Elk.  Very few member are involved on a daily basis supporting the aims and goals of our lodge, Rob and Christy are two such members.

Rob and Christy – Thank you!  Your time spent promoting our Paddling Club and reinforcing and aligning its goals with that of Elkdom is enabling the connections we all need and helping Ballard to be set up to come out of this pandemic shining.  You are encouraging those around you to have fun and volunteer to help out around the lodge.  Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow lodge members.

Elk of the Month!

We’re doing the covid catch up on recognizing our members that have done so much over this past year and deserve our thanks

The enthusiastic and tireless volunteer work by our amazing member Pamela Reynolds is quickly becoming the benchmark for all our volunteers to try and emulate.  Pamela has done an amazing job through our current covid restricted times making sure our members stay connected through the many drive through dinners our lodge has put on over the past year.

We would be remiss in our duties as Past Exalted Rulers to ignore the incredible contributions of time, energy and money that Pamela has brought to our beloved lodge and is doing it in a time that everything is taking double the effort because of the restrictions and guidelines.

Pamela Reynolds – Thank you!  With your efforts you are helping build the energy Ballard needs to come out of this pandemic shining and is encouraging those around you to have fun and volunteer to help out around the lodge.  Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow lodge members.

Elk of the Month!

We’re doing the covid catch up on recognizing our members that have done so much over this past year and deserve our thanks

Sara Stevens has worked enthusiastically all year to continue the vital role of investigating our membership candidates despite all the hurdles our Covid restrictions have put upon us.  With the closure of the lodge, she was invaluable in getting candidates set up for initiation. Sara set up teleconferencing with her team of investigators, so candidates could still be interviewed. Sara worked with our secretary and came up with an organized system for processing these new candidates.

Sara has been invaluable in keeping the initiation process going smoothly. She worked with our exalted ruler, Sean Reddy, to get out the initiation schedule and orientation videos, then set up a safe area for our new members to get their cards, welcome packets, and sign the constitution down at the lodge after their initiation night.  She’s been a great partner to work with on the membership committee and the Committee Chair, Shana Jackson says she “is incredibly grateful to Sara for all the work she does.”

Sara Stevens – Thank you!  Your efforts and enthusiasm are helping build the energy Ballard needs to come out of this pandemic shining with a great group of new members and is encouraging those around you to have fun and volunteer to help out around the lodge.  Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow lodge members.

 

 

2021 Nominations

The 2021 Nominations for officers of the Ballard Elks Lodge after the 1st lodge meeting in February

Below you will find who has been nominated currently for the 2021/2022 Elks year at the Ballard Elks Lodge #827.  Things are a little different than normal this year with our online meetings and as such our State Sponsor Past Grand Exalted Ruler Roger True has directed how the process will work this year.

In areas where State and Local Health rulings limit gatherings we offer these instructions to be used for “contested” elected positions:

  • For those Lodges that meet twice a month [as we do in Ballard], starting with the first virtual Lodge meeting in February, the Exalted Ruler will announce that the annual nominations for elected officers will start. Any member wanting to run for an elected position must make notice at a Lodge meeting through the last meeting February. This notice for nomination / election must be presented to the members at all meetings through February.
  • At both February lodge meetings the Exalted Ruler will ask for nominations and that a ballot will be created for all contested positions.
  • The Secretary shall prepare ballots with the nominees for each office being contested
  • The Ballot will be available at the Lodge for the 2 days following the last Lodge meeting in February.
  • The Secretary shall announce the opening and closing times for balloting at the Lodge.
  • Any member wishing to vote will go to the Lodge and complete the ballot and place in the ballot box.
  • At close of business on the second day of voting, the Exalted Ruler and Secretary will open the box and count the votes to determine the winner.

The Hours for Balloting at the lodge will be:
(you must find the balloting area, receive your ballot from the volunteer and have your name marked as voted on the membership list)

  • Wednesday February 24th from 10:am to 2:pm
  • Thursday February 25th from 4:pm to 8:pm

Current Nominee List as of February 9th Lodge meeting
(nominations can still happen at the February 23rd meeting)
(please note that any member in good standing can be nominated for any of these positions below)

  • Exalted Ruler – Cindy Olsby – Nominated by Joe Tiffany
  • Leading Knight – Katie Logan – Nominated by Sean Reddy
  • Loyal Knight – Tasha McMullin – Nominated by Nestor Tamayo
    • Note that Evan Boyd has transferred to Naval Lodge and is nominated unopposed to be their Exalted Ruler
  • Lecturing Knight – Dee Ann Evans – Nominated by Katie Logan
  • Secretary – Lois Morgensen – Nominated by Cindy Olsby
  • Treasurer – Cindy Lund – Nominated by Dee Ann Evans
  • Grand Lodge Representative – Vacant

Trustees
Tasha McMullin resigned her trustee position, thus opening up the 1 year position for next year
Dee Ann Evens resigned her trustee position, thus opening up the 4 year position for next year
The 5 year position was naturally vacant and available for nomination

  • 5yr Trustee –
    • Nick Thornton-Jack – Nominated by Harold Sigurdson
    • Miron DuPont – Nominated by Katie Logan
  • 4yr Trustee –
    • Christopher Webster – Nominated by Nestor Tamayo
    • Tracy Redding – Nominated by Cindy Olsby
  • 3yr Trustee – Darla Geerhart – continuing term
  • 2yr Trustee – Mary Lynn Bogdanovich – continuing term
  • 1yr Trustee –
    • Cliff Shipp – Nominated by Darla Geerhart
    • Pam Reynolds – Nominated by Sean Reddy