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

August at the Lodge

August at the Lodge

Hello Members!
Just a quick email to share with you all of the fun events you can participate at the Lodge in August.

And don’t miss our next Lodge Meeting, August 9 where we will again be spinning our new Door Prize Wheel!  Everyone who attends will get a chance to win some 827 Swag, or a free drink or a free dinner in the Social Quarters!  The meeting starts at 7:30 and I hope to see you there!   August 23rd is our second summer “special initiation” night.  No meeting, just initiation, and more door prize wheel spinning!

Fraternally yours,
Katie Logan, Exalted Ruler

It’s tomorrow!!  The John Fry Fish Fry!!   $20!

The only food on the menu is a 3-piece fish ‘n chips entrée
(choose fries or tots as your “chips”)

We’ll be cooking and serving 4:30 – 8:30 PM

Look for 827 “celebrity” food runners!

All proceeds benefit Elks charities!

Family Movie Night at the Lodge is back!

Friday, August 5th from 6pm-8pm we will be showing a movie on the big screen upstairs in the Lodge Hall. The popcorn machine will be running and fun will be had! There will be a new kids menu from our kitchen too!  Bring the kiddos down and enjoy some time at your favorite Lodge on the shores of the Puget Sound!

Drinks and food to be ordered downstairs.

Future Family Nights will be held on the first Friday of every Month EXCEPT in October. October date to be announced as we hope to carve pumpkins again!

This event is open to Members and their guests only!


The industry-wide restaurant staffing shortage is impacting Ballard Lodge 827 as well.  Due to the inability to find qualified candidates for our part-time cook position our kitchen will be closed on the following nights:  August 10, 17, 24 and 31 (all Wednesdays).  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 – the job description is below.  Send resumes to

Members may also apply!


The Antlers team is looking for help. So if you have interest in using your writing, editing or page layout skills (especially page layout skills!) to volunteer and help keep members informed and involved, please email and we can find a role for you.

Join our team!

Ballard Elks Lodge 827 is seeking a Bookkeeping Assistant to help our awesome but very busy office staff.

Hours: Approx. 10 – 15 hours per week, weekly schedule may vary slightly depending on deadlines but primarily Tues-Thursday 10am-1pm.

Compensation: $19-22/hour DOE

Skills needed: Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word, calculator and basic email skills. Familiarity with inventory, basic accounting principles a plus but not required.

Duties include but not limited to:
++Excel spreadsheet data entry for inventory, sales data
++Printing daily reports for bookkeeper from various websites
++Alphabetizing and Filing documents
++Supporting daily, weekly and monthly bookkeeper tasks as needed.

Please send your resume and a cover letter to: AND to

Outdoor Movie Night at the Ballard Elks this Saturday! Buy Your Tickets Now!

Buy tickets here!

Join us for a night of family (and adult) fun as we present, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! Candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he hides five golden tickets inside his infamous candy bars. The lucky ticket holders will become privy to a tour of his eccentric secret world of candy making that involves chocolate rivers and walls that taste like snozzberry.
With Beer Garden, Snack Shack and FIVE GOLDEN TICKET PRIZES! (Prizes are from Sweet Mickey’s, Portal VR, Full Tilt, and Trophy Cupcakes)



Saturday, July 23, 2022

Parking, seating, and beer garden areas open at 6:30
Movie starts at 9:00

Ballard Elks Lodge Parking Lot (Rain or Shine)
6411 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

Bring your crew = $50
Watch from your buggy with as many friends and family members as you can fit.

Bring your chair = $10
Park on the street and watch up front from your favorite lawn chair or blanket.

Add a Wonka Bar (for a chance to win 1 of 5 Golden Ticket prizes!) = $10