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 entr√©e
(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 ‚Äď 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

Enjoy Summer at Lodge 827!

Enjoy Summer at Lodge 827!

Hello Members!
Summer has officially arrived.¬† The sun is out, the temperatures are up and we have a lot for you to do at the Lodge — the Grand Luau, karaoke night, a day to bring your dog and a night to bring your family!¬† Below you’ll find information on these great events happening soon!

And tonight we have a Lodge Meeting where I, your Exalted Ruler, will 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!  We have a great guest speaker tonight as well, David Rice from the Ballard Rotary.  The meeting starts at 7:30 and I hope to see you there!

And as always, we need YOU to help keep us operating.¬† Starting in July we have an incentive for volunteering in the Social Quarters — a $50 Social Quarters credit each time you use the SignUp app and complete your volunteer shift!¬† Details on that below.

Keep the sunscreen handy, and come on down to the Lodge.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Fraternally yours,
Katie Logan, Exalted Ruler

Lot opens at 6:30 PM ~ Movie starts at 9:00 PM
Beer Garden ~ Crazy Snacks ~ Golden Ticket Prizes
Bring-A-Chair tickets:  $10/person
Bring-Your Crew tickets:  $50/car
And-A-Wonka-Bar:  $10


Lodge Meeting Tonight – Guest Speaker and a New Door Prize Wheel

At the lodge meeting tonight at 7:30 pm we will have a guest speaker – David Rice from Ballard Rotary will say a few words.

AAAAAAAAAAAAND we are launching our NEW Door Prize Wheel – all members in good standing who attend the meeting has a chance to win some 827 swag – one of them being the new 827 Hawaiian shirt, the new Ballard Elks Red Sunglasses and MUCH MORE!

Swedish Medical Center Blood Drive

Could I trouble you to share information with your members about our Swedish Medical Center Blood Drive for next week? Historically, we see an increase in blood usage during the summer, in particularly around a holiday weekend, but a decrease in blood collection. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Here’s a sample messaging that you can use:

It’s a crucial time to bolster our blood supply as appointment bookings are falling critically short of the 1,000 donors needed each day to meet community need this summer. Low appointment sign-ups for the next few weeks are of significant concern. All blood types are needed, especially Universal Donors with Type O blood and Platelets, which are vital to supporting patients in trauma situations. People are urged to make appointments as soon as possible. Consider donating at the Swedish Medical Center (Ballard Campus)* next week on July 6th/7th and then donate 56 days later at Ballard Elks Lodge in September and help make sure lifesaving blood is there for the patients who need it.  Same-day appointments available. Appointments to donate blood can be booked at or 800-398-7888.

*Donor Incentive: Anyone who donates at the Swedish Medical Center (Ballard campus) blood drive will receive a redemption code to reserve two complimentary tickets to the National Nordic Museum.