Elk of the Month goes to Chris Johnson

Elk of the Month goes to Chris Johnson

This one is LONG overdue!!! Chris has been volunteering for over 5 years EVERY Thursday night!!! How did we miss this one?

Well his time has come – you’ve seen him serve food with a HUGE smile as we said every Thursday – and sometimes he mixes it up and does 2 nights per week. He shows up – does he pre-work and gets busy right away. He knows more about the kitchen than most of us house or board members do – and we appreciate that.


Chris has been an Elk for over 14 years, starting in Kodiak Alaska. He joined Ballard about 12 years ago – and for that we are thankful.  We also appreciate his attire, wearing a Hawaiian shirt every time he works bringing even more sunshine to the Ballard Elks.

Thank you, Chris, for all that you do!!! Congratulations.

Blood Drive

Your Community Needs You. You’re not the type to let your car run out of gas. And as a blood donor, we know you’re not the type to let your community run out of blood either. Bloodworks Northwest is asking you to donate in the final stretch of summer. Trauma cases spike significantly this time of year, and we need to ensure people have access to the blood they need. We encourage you to make an appointment to donate as soon as you’re able to. For those who didn’t get an opportunity to sign up to donate at the Ballard Elks Lodge #827, here’s your chance. Bloodworks just opened up 20 extra timeslots on September 8th – secure your appointment now before it’s all taken! Make an appointment by visiting or call 800-398-78888. Same day appointments often available.

September Happenings at the Lodge

September Notice

Hello Members!
Wow! We are in September – the long days of summer are winding down – but don’t worry we have a lot going on in September to keep you busy.  I hope to see you at one of our events, lodge meetings or just hanging around the Social Quarters! Don’t forget to volunteer – the ER challenge continues in the month of September 😎. Feel free to drop me an email with any feedback

And please note the following meeting change:   The Board Meeting is now Monday 9/12 at 6:45 PM. 

Fraternally yours,
Katie Logan, Exalted Ruler

Family Movie Night September 2nd

Family Movie night returns September 2nd at a new time… 7pm-9pm. Bring the family down and enjoy a movie upstairs in the Lodge Hall!

The Popcorn machine will be running throughout the evening. Food and drinks can be ordered downstairs at the bar.

As always, this is a no charge event! Open to Members and their Guests only.

Lodge meeting – September 13 at 7:30 PM

Come spin the Wheel of Ballard to win cool door prizes. Also we have be hosting our North District DD Team, let’s give them a big Ballard wELKcome.

Please be prepared to present your membership card.

Lodge meeting and Initiation- September 27 at 7:30 PM

Come spin the Wheel of Ballard to win cool door prizes. We’re back to doing lodge meetings and initiation. Show up and show our new members how we make it “RAIN” in Ballard.

Please be prepared to present your membership card.


The industry-wide restaurant staffing shortage is impacting Ballard Lodge 827 as well.  We are still searching for qualified candidates for our open cook position and as a result, our kitchen will remain closed on two more Wednesday nights:  September 7 and 14.  The bar will be open as usual and members may bring in food from outside sources on those nights.

We encourage members to assist us in our cook search by spreading the word! Send resumes to  Members may also apply!

Job Description:  Line/Prep Cook
Hours / Schedule:  1:30 – 9:00 PM week days with the option of 8 AM – 2 PM Sundays
Salary:  $20 – $23 per hour (DOE) + tips on food sales
Experience:  2+ years restaurant cook.  Valid Washington State Food Handler permit required.