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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

Skyler Palmer: Tidal Currents and Marine Navigation Thurs to 7:30 – Zoom

Skyler Palmer: Tidal Currents and Marine Navigation Thurs to 7:30 – Zoom

THURSDAY AT 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Zoom Talk: Skyler Palmer: Tidal Currents and Marine Navigation

Public Hosted by 

Ballard Elks Paddle Club
THURSDAY – SKYLER PALMER ZOOM TALK
Thursday evening 7/23 at 7:30p BEPC will host a talk by BEPC member and expert sailor and paddle boarder Skyler Palmer on how to plan for paddling trips and races by using tidal currents and marine navigation for making smart decisions. Skyler gave this talk last November and it was so popular and useful we decided to offer it again. This is going to be a terrific talk – don’t miss it!
Where to Meet:
Due to Phase 2 restrictions in place as of 7/20 this meeting will need to be held over Zoom. We are sorry for the late change!
Entry Fees
-Free for BEPC members but donations always welcome!
$10 for non-membersdonation options: PayPal to bepc827@harryo.com, mail cash or check payable to Ballard Elks to: Harry Oesterreicher, 5016 20th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Proceeds donated to the Elks Scholarship Fund.
BEPC BOARD MEMBERS
Nick Papa – President
Skyler Palmer – Vice President for Race Events
Lisa Rider – Vice President for Non-Race Events
Jim Bohn – Secretary
Harry Oesterreicher – Treasurer

Ballard Elks Paddling Club Race Tonight 7pm –

Ballard Elks Paddling Club Race Tonight 7pm –

Ballard Elks Race Series #4
Safety meeting: 6.30pm
Start: 7pm
Register Here:
Reminder: last week we had a handful of racers who didn’t pre-register, and also wanted to pay with cash.
We want to include and accommodate everyone, but COVID makes this difficult. We cap our races at 24 entrants, and have introduced online payments to simplify registration and reduce person-to-person contact. With the largest daily increase of cases in WA last Thursday since COVID began, we encourage all to pre-register and won’t be able to accommodate walk-ups until conditions improve.
If you didn’t pay last week, that’s fine. If you feel like making a donation to the Paddle Club, here’s a Paypal link to do so.
Paypal for donation: bepc827@harryo.com
Ballard Elks Paddling Club Monday Race – July 6

Ballard Elks Paddling Club Monday Race – July 6

Summer Race Series #2: July 6th, 7pm
Mandatory skippers meeting at 6:30PM
to go over course and safety guidelines.

1) Signup link: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=216215
2) Cost: $5 for Elks (use discount code BEPC when checking out) $10 for non-members.
3) Max cap: 24 racers

Get it awn! Last week’s revival of the BEPC summer race series was hectic – that wind and current and chop!

This week we’ll extend the distance to 6K – about 3.7 miles – with a Palmer custom course that should give everyone a little bit of everything. Hoping for some fun breeze to ride back into the channel.

Treasurer Harry O has solved a known friction and moved out payment systems online. Paddle Club Members MUST use discount code BEPC to get membership price, otherwise the cost will be $10.

Our pre-race routine will follow last time’s successful and safe format: masks on until on the water, will launch in heats set day of the race, drafting is OK, pass at safe distance, and in all circumstances off water maintain physical distancing.

It takes a village, or in this case a flotilla!

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.

 

 

Membership Social!

PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR – Our annual Membership Social is ON!

Mark your calendars for Friday, August 9 for a fun evening of raffles, prizes, food and drink and camaraderie downstairs in our lodge’s first floor event space

There will be opportunities for all to learn more about and even sign up to help out your favorite Elks’ events!

Come enjoy an evening with old friends, meet new friends and learn more about how to best participate in your Lodge and its events and activities!

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!!!

Landscaping Clean-Up Day at the Ballard Elks

Landscaping Clean-Up Day at the Ballard Elks

Volunteer Opportunity: Please join our Landscape Committee for a FALL CLEAN UP at the Ballard Elks on Sunday, September 30th, 9-Noon.

We’ll be weeding the parking lot area and pruning some of the rhododendrons. We’ll also be working on removing the half palm tree on the beach side, and laying down barrier for wood chips.

Please bring your own tools (clippers, racks, buckets, chain saws, gloves, ect). Please let me know if you can volunteer. Any amount of time will help!

Please RSVP to Kim Carroll – kimcarroll3@gmail.com
Thank you!