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.

6th Annual Frock Swap – A women’s Clothing Exchange

6th Annual Frock Swap – A women’s Clothing Exchange



6th Annual Frock Swap – A women’s Clothing Exchange
It’s time to start cleaning out your closets and refreshing your wardrobe again, ladies! The Ballard Elks and the Ballard Emblem Club are holding our 6th Annual Frock Swap – A women’s clothing exchange benefiting Jubilee Women’s Center, a local non-profit which supports women in need to build stable and fulfilling futures.

Over the years we have raised over thousands of dollars for Jubilee and Elks charitable programs and delivered truckloads of the leftover clothing for Jubilee’s clients. And all the women who have come to shop the event went home with lots of great new consignment-quality clothing for their wardrobes.
Clothing drop-off will be September 22nd – October 6th, 3pm to 9pm at the Ballard Elks Lodge. Follow the signs to the drop-off area upstairs.
Only bring items that are consignment-quality and you would be proud to pass on. If you wouldn’t lend it to a friend, don’t bring it!
What’s accepted:
• Women’s casual, business, formal, fitness & outdoors clothing, shoes, boots, jewelry, scarves, belts, hats, handbags, and totes in good condition.
• No lingerie, swimwear, socks, men’s, or children’s clothing.
• No stained or torn items, please.
Admission to the event on the 9th:
VIP Admission: $60
45 minute early admission to event at 12:15.
1 free drink token
Limited to 100 participants.
Buy VIP tickets online:
Notes: VIP admission is same price with or without clothing drop-off – it’s for charity, folks.
General Admission: (Available at the Door on October 9th)
$20 with clothing drop off (be sure to sign the roster when you drop-off your clothing items!)
$40 without clothing drop off
After you pay the event admission, you “shop” for free! (Clothing is not priced/no additional charge) There is no limit to what you can take home, but we ask that your are respectful to other shoppers and take only what YOU are able to wear. We encourage you to try things on; there will be a changing area available.
*Items are for personal use and not for resale. We reserve the right to ask you to limit amounts you take and/or leave the event, if we feel this policy is being abused.
Clothing left over at the end of the event will be going to Jubilee Women’s Center.

We’ll also be holding a raffle and a silent auction for gift certificates and items donated by local businesses.

We are Hiring!

The Ballard Elks – one of the fastest growing Elks lodges in the US is hiring for a Part-time line/Prep cook. We are looking for a new team member to help on busy nights and special events.

Hours/Schedule:              20 or so hours per week

Salary:                                $20-$23 per hour (DOE) + tips on food sales

Experience:                       2+ years as a restaurant cook- breakfast experience a plus!

                                             Valid WA State Food Handler permit required.

Inquiries:                            Send resumes to

To learn more about our charitable organization and to see our fantastic waterfront building go to