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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

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.

We are Hiring an Event Manager!

We are Hiring an Event Manager!

We’re Hiring!  Event Space Manager Needed

 

The Ballard Elks Lodge is seeking to hire a highly qualified Event Space Manager to sell and manage our lodge event spaces.

Do you have event sales and management experience, or know someone who does?  Have you produced weddings, proms and/or special events?  Are you seeking to work in a great venue, working for a great organization?  Then this job might be for you or someone you know!

Email 827events@ballardelks.org to request additional details and the full job description.  Don’t delay – this is an immediate opening for an Event Space Manager to run our downstairs space!

Vote at the Secret Beach Club Tonight, February 25th

Only contested positions will be balloted on. Currently that means that balloting will be for the 5yr Trustee, 4yr Trustee, and 1yr Trustee.

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)

  • 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 has been elected as their Exalted Ruler for 2021-22
  • 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

Only contested positions will be balloted on. Currently that means that balloting will be for the 5yr Trustee, 4yr Trustee, and 1yr Trustee. Nominations are still open for all positions except 2yr and 3yr Trustee, so this “ballot” could change.

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

Lodge Meeting tonight, February 23rd, with Election and Initiation Meeting

Lodge Meeting Night – 02/23/2021 – 7:30pm 

Our next Lodge Meeting will be held on 02/23/2021 at 7:30pm in-person and via Zoom. 

This will be an Election and Initiation Meeting as well. Please see details regarding elections and nominations of officers below. 

For those partaking in the in-person meeting at the Lodge, we will have limited capacity, per state COVID19 restrictions, in the the Lodge Hall. Overflow will spill over into other rooms but would require Zoom to partake. All COVID guidelines will be followed. The Social Quarters will not be open before or following this meeting. 

If you would like to attend via Zoom, please email exaltedruler@ballardelks.org for the link to log in. You must be a member in good standing to attend.

  • 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 has been elected as their Exalted Ruler for 2021-22
  • 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

Only contested positions will be balloted on. Currently that means that balloting will be for the 5yr Trustee, 4yr Trustee, and 1yr Trustee. Nominations are still open for all positions except 2yr and 3yr Trustee, so this “ballot” could change.

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.

Secret Beach Survived Snowmagedon! See This Week’s Menu!

Secret Beach Survived Snowmagedon! See This Week’s Menu!

The Secret Beach Bar survived Snowmagedon! Hope you all stayed safe and plan on joining us for a meal this week!
Alison has some delicious options!
Thursday Night: 4-9pm
$9 Tuna Melt (house tuna salad, tillamook cheddar)
$8 Grilled Cheese Sandwich
-add Ham, Bacon Tomato $1
$6 Tomato Bisque Soup
$6 Potato Sausage Kale Soup
$8 Green Salad (spring mix, green apple, gorgonzola, craisins, candied pecans and raspberry vinaigrette)
$9 Ballard Burger (kaiser bun, handmade beef patty, bacon, dill pickle mayo, tillamook cheddar, lettuce, tomato)
-Sub Chicken Breast $2
$10 Plant Ballard Burger (kaiser bun, plant patty, dill pickle mayo, tillamook cheddar, lettuce, tomato)
$9 Chicken Wing Basket (fresh fried wings, veggies, sauce)
$4 Fries or Tots
Friday & Saturday Night: 4-9pm
$14 Meatloaf Dinner (slab meatloaf, mashers and green beans)
$12 Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
$8 Three Pulled Pork Sliders
$8 Green Salad (spring mix, green apple, gorgonzola, craisins, candied pecans and raspberry vinaigrette)
$9 Ballard Burger (kaiser bun, handmade beef patty, bacon, dill pickle mayo, tillamook cheddar, lettuce, tomato)
-Sub Chicken Breast $2
$10 Plant Ballard Burger (kaiser bun, plant patty, dill pickle mayo, tillamook cheddar, lettuce, tomato)
$14 Hot Dungeness Crab Dip & Grilled Pita
$9 Chicken Wing Basket (fresh fried wings, veggies, sauce)
$4 Fries or Tots
Sunday Morning: 10am-2pm
$9 Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
$9 Breakfast Burrito
$8 Two Egg Breakfast (Eggs, Bacon/Sausage, Biscuit)
$5 Cinnamon Roll
$9 Chicken Wing Basket (fresh fried wings, veggies, sauce)
$9 Ballard Burger (kaiser bun, handmade beef patty, bacon, dill pickle mayo, tillamook cheddar, lettuce, tomato)
$10 Plant Ballard Burger (kaiser bun, plant patty, dill pickle mayo, tillamook cheddar, lettuce, tomato)
$4 Fries or Tots