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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

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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!

Final Initiation of 2017/2018

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We had the distinct pleasure of welcoming 8 new members into our order on Saturday March 31st, 2018 – the final day of our 2017/2018 Elks Year.  To top it off the ritual was performed by our State of Washington’s Championship Ritual Team from the Yakima Lodge #318!  With this group of new initiates our new member total for the 2017/18 Elks year will reach over 370 new members to our lodge.  Best Gosh Darn Elks Lodge In The Whole Wide World.

IMGP2939These wonderful members drove across the mountains, two and half hours each way, to help our lodge create that lasting impression upon the minds of our new members that well help them succeed as new Elks.  As well, it gave our State Championship Ritual Team the opportunity to practice their trade in an unfamiliar setting with the chance to overcome the various obstacles that invariably arise when performing in an unfamiliar setting – as they will be doing at National Convention.

IMGP2943This group will be traveling to San Antonio Texas for the 150th anniversary National Convention this coming July – at their own expense.  Our lodge took this opportunity to raise for them $124 through a 50/50 raffle and our lodge Past Exalted Ruler Association wrote them a check for $100 as well.  A small token of thanks for their efforts on our lodges behalf and a small amount of funds to help offset their costs of travel and lodging in San Antonio where they will be representing our Washington State Elks Association and all of it’s lodges when they compete in the National Ritual Team contest on our behalf.

If you would like to make a donation to our State Ritual Team please contact our Lodge Secretary with your donation.

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March with the Ballard Elks in the Syttende Mai Parade!

March with the Ballard Elks in the Syttende Mai Parade!

We are looking for Ballard Elks to participate in downtown Ballard’s annual Syttende Mai Parade (or Norwegian Constitution Parade) on May 17th, 6-8 pm.  This is a grand Ballard mid-week Spring tradition and always a big turnout!  This year there will be Royal Norwegian dignitaries flying out to Seattle just to attend this!

Our goal is to get at least 100 Elks, friends and family of members dressed in Viking costumes to march behind the Boy Scout banner and flag carriers.

I will need 4 or more convertible automobiles and driver/owners to drive our Elks Dignataries (Lois, Exalted Ruler, Knights and Trustees) in the parade. (A flatbed pickup with chairs would be another option, but not as elegant).  Other vehicles will make up part of the procession as well, such as the Official BPOE logo utility trailer.

If you are a new member and have yet to volunteer for an event, this is an ideal opportunity for you. It’s easy and fun duty, and a grand way to help promote our club to the local community while getting to know fellow members and make new friends!

This will count towards your annual volunteer hours requirement as almost 5 hours (meeting at Olaf’s Tavern at 4:30 to get in costume and begin the lineup/formation, parade at 6, and debrief at 8 pm, wrapping up no later than 8:30).

If you can participate, please contact our organizer, Tim Arnot.  Shippytim@gmail.com