Category: Charity

Elks Saturday Night Dinner – Nov 7

Elks Saturday Night Dinner – Nov 7

Elks Saturday Night Dinner at the Lodge

Our first annual Elks Saturday Night Dinner fundraiser brought to you by the Ballard Elks Lodge Past Exalted Ruler Association.

When: November 7th, 2020 5 pm to Close, last dinner plates served at 8pm

Where: Downstairs at the Ballard Elks Lodge

What:  Prime Rib Dinner with sides (yes, we will have a vegetarian option available so all can enjoy the space and support our lodge)

How much:  $20 per person for dinner, No Host basic beer & wine bar available with Manhattan drink special.  Take-out is available via special request.

Tickets:  Limited availability!

Please purchase your tickets at the lodge or reserve your space via email to theassociation@ballardelks.org and bring your payment to the door.

Who:  Members, family and their invited guests.  Tables are each limited to 6 people, standing/walking/socializing discouraged away from tables due to covid guidelines.

Dress:  Table settings will be made to be as nice as possible within our budget, please be considerate in your attire.

 

WHY:

Here is the big one, Why?  Why we are doing this is simple – to raise funds for the lodge while doing something fun for our membership.  Your lodge Past Exalted Ruler Association recognizes our lodge is struggling financially without our regular event income and we want to do something about it.

In true Elks fashion The Association is creating something fun for the membership while raising money for charity – only this time the Charity is our own lodge.  Elks fellowship and our facility has given so much to each and every one of us over the years, 827 now needs our help for its very survival.

Organizations like ours are not eligible for forgivable loans or business grants and our taxes still need to be paid to the tune of over $110k per year.

Please consider joining us on November 7th to enjoy your lodge and see some of your fellow members, albeit at nearby tables, and help your lodge survive these times will having an enjoyable dinner served in our downstairs space.

The social quarters will be open as well on November 7th if you would prefer to order off the menu and enjoy something besides Uncle Nestor’s famous Manhattan’s.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please email theassociation@ballardelks.org to volunteer

Movember at the Ballard Elks

Movember at the Ballard Elks

VIEW THE EVENT PAGE HERE

 

VIEW THE EVENT PAGE HERE

Ballard Elks Paddling Club’s – BEPC Halloween Paddling Race & Costume Contest

Ballard Elks Paddling Club’s – BEPC Halloween Paddling Race & Costume Contest

BEPC Halloween Paddling Race

Here is a reminder that registration for the BEPC Halloween Paddling Race is open, and the forecast is good!

The BEPC Halloween Paddling Race will be a fundraiser for Rainier Scholars, a comprehensive 12-year program that provides access and opportunity by bringing together academic preparation, leadership development and personalized support for hard-working, low-income students of color.

Open to all human powered water craft – SUP, kayak, surf ski, outrigger, prone, peddle, etc.

Covid-19: The race format follows Phase 2 guidelines. Distancing and masks will be practiced on shore with distancing on-water. We ask that there’s no loitering on the beach before/after the race.

There will be a long course (~12k) and a 5k short course, with a mandatory safety meeting at 9:30AM on Saturday, October 31. Costumes are optional and highly encouraged! All racers must pre-register at the link below:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=224609

2020 Season Prizes
After the Halloween Race (whether you participate or not) stop by our booth in the parking lot. We will have some announcements about our fundraising efforts, a “standings” report for the summer 2020 race season, and best of all — PRIZES for everyone.

Big thanks to our sponsors for donating awesome gifts: Kavu, Northwest Outdoor Center, Ray’s Boathouse and Urban Surf.

Questions? bepc827@gmail.com

Cub Scout Fundraiser

The Cub Scouts are raising money for their new Pinewood Derby track and for pack scholarships helping those in need with scouting costs. Please come by when you see us in the lobby and pick up a Chinook Book for $25.

Direct donations are always accepted and appreciated.

The Cub Scouts will be selling them over the next few months at several events.

The Chinook Books have some GREAT local coupons. Swansons, Mighty O Doughnuts, Cupcake Royal, Razzis Pizza, Ballard and Central Markets, Goodwill, as well as Washing state Ferries, 5th avenue Theater and bus passes. Thanks to all those who have already purchased them.

Anti-Bullying Month!

We Need Your help to make sure this message reaches the most kids in our community it can.  Please download the PDF, print it and post at your school or community center or ???

Taproot Theater performs these plays in schools, churches, community centers and other places like the Elks and often the organization can’t afford the fees and Taproot steps in with their financial assistance program and makes sure the costs are covered and the message gets to the kids.  We want to support this program.  It can save lives!  If you or your business can pledge any amount towards this charitable program we would greatly appreciate it.

 

 

2018 Christmas Basket Program

2018 Christmas Basket Program

Our 2018 Christmas Baskets for the Needy Program kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. We’ll be collecting donations for the baskets at the Lodge November 23 through December 13th. (See shopping list below. Cash donations are also appreciated to purchase perishable items).

(Photo above of all our volunteers getting ready to head out for delivery in 2017)

IMG_0707***VOLUNTEER OPPS FOR CHRISTMAS BASKET ASSEMBLY & DELIVERY**

DECEMBER 14TH Noonish – SORT DONATIONS

DECEMBER 15TH – 7:30 A.M. – LET THE FUN BEGIN!!

Assemble all baskets first. When they are complete, deliver baskets.

Deliver: drivers needed to deliver the baskets. Drivers need to partner with someone, no one goes solo. We will find you someone day of if you don’t have a partner.

Clean up: starts as soon as all baskets have left the lodge hall.

Those interested & available please come to the lodge on the dates/times listed above. Thank you. Johnny Muzevic/Chairman.

****************************WISH LIST***************************

(All donations welcomed and appreciated!)

  • TOYS and GAMES and TOYS! UNWRAPPED – ages newborn to 18
  • Canned fruit/veggies
  • Peanut & Nut Butters
  • Tea/hot choc
  • Kid type snacks
  • Canned meats
  • Jams/Jelly

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CHRISTMAS BASKETS provide through your generous donations, items to prepare a traditional ham or turkey dinner and toys for 50-70 families.

Collection boxes for non-perishable items will be in place Thanksgiving weekend outside the social quarters. Monetary donations check can be made at any time. Make checks payable to Ballard Elks, and note: Christmas Baskets on the check. Leave checks and cash with the bartender on duty or mail/deliver to the office.

Residual items from this program will be donated to the Ballard Food Bank on December 15th after all baskets have been confirmed delivered. THANK YOU!!!

Homeless Veterans Supplies Drive

The Ballard Elks Lodge is collecting supplies to be delivered to the Washington State Department of Veteran’s Affairs during April and May. This community effort is being paired with a $2,500 grant from the Elks National Foundation to aide vets going into housing.

The supplies needed are:

  • Socks
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Cat and dog food
  • Protein bars
  • Toiletries, such as shampoo, razors, soap, etc..

The donation bin is located outside of the bar upstairs at the Ballard Elks.

2017 Christmas Baskets

2017 CHRISTMAS BASKET PROGRAM

**THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY DONATED**

***VOLUNTEER OPPS FOR CHRISTMAS BASKET ASSEMBLY & DELIVERY**

IMG_0707DECEMBER 15TH Noonish – SORT DONATIONS

DECEMBER 16TH – 7:30 A.M. – LET THE FUN BEGIN!!  Assemble all baskets first. When they are complete, deliver baskets.

Deliver: drivers needed to deliver the baskets. Drivers need to partner with someone; no one goes solo. We will find you someone on delivery day if you don’t have a partner.

Clean up: starts as soon as all the baskets have left the lodge hall.  Those interested and available please come to the lodge on the dates/times listed above. Thank you. Johnny M.

********SHOPPING IDEAS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NICE TO HAVE’S*******

(All donations welcomed and appreciated!)

TOYS! TOYS! TOYS! – UNWRAPPED – ages newborn to 18

  • Canned fruit/veggies
  • Ground coffee (12oz)
  • Kid type snacks
  • Peanut & Nut Butters
  • Relish Tray Items
  • Hygiene Items
  • Tea & Hot Chocolate
  • Popcorn & Jello
  • Jams & Jelly’s

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CHRISTMAS BASKETS provided through your generous donations, items to prepare a traditional ham or turkey dinner and toys for 50-70 families.

Collection boxes for non-perishable items will be in place Thanksgiving weekend outside the social quarters. Monetary donations in the form of cash or check can be made at any time. Make checks payable to Ballard Elks, and note Christmas Baskets on the check. Leave checks and cash with the bartender on duty or mail/deliver to the office.

Ballard Elks provides through your generous monetary donations the fresh items including: turkeys/hams/fruit/vegetables/butter etc. In order to ensure that each basket has the same basic items, this year we will use funds donated to purchase the basic non-perishable goods that make up the meal.  Items remaining from this program will be donated to the Ballard Food Bank on December 16th after all baskets have been confirmed delivered. THANK YOU!!!