Category: The Lodge

Elk of the Month!

We’re doing the covid catch up on recognizing our members that have done so much over this past year and deserve our thanks

Kim Carroll continues to put in the time and energy to help support our lodge into being a more beautiful and financially sound place for all our members.  Kim not only put in the hours as our First Lady while her partner Erik Howes served as our Exalted Ruler but she continued to work hard to make sure our landscaping looks amazing and continues to improve while increasing the income our lodge so desperately needs to pay our bills during this trying time.

Often you’ll find Kim out mowing the lawn, blowing the parking lot or raking up the leaves around the lodge but what you don’t see is how many hours Kim spends working behind the scenes organizing and managing the legacy brick program or managing our various landscaping needs – while also volunteering in our kitchen for our various dinners we’ve put on this year.

Kim Carroll – Thank you!  Your continued efforts for our lodge since joining our order is absolutely amazing and is certainly encouraging those around you to volunteer to help as well – let alone keeping Erik organized and volunteering…  Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow lodge members.

Cash Craze Raffle!

Lodge Past Exalted Ruler Association to sell 200 tickets at $100 each for a 50/50 raffle sales will conclude at social quarters (upstairs or down) closing hour September 3rd, 2021 and the award drawing will happen on September 4th, 2020 at 7pm in the lodge social quarters (upstairs or down)

  • 50% to Past Exalted Ruler Association and/or Lodge
  • 50% to Prizes
    • 1st Place $5000.00*
    • 2nd Place $3000.00*
    • 3rd Place $2000.00*
    • *Amounts will adjust if all 200 not sold by September 3rd, 2021
  • Tickets are number 1 – 200.
  • Need Not be Present to win, All Elks and Non-Elks eligible to win
  • Large right section to have buyers name and phone number legibly printed on back and given to the seller. Small Left section carefully removed and given to the buyer.
  • Email to theassociation@ballardelks.org for more information

Elk of the Month!

We’re doing the covid catch up on recognizing our members that have done so much over this past year and deserve our thanks

Together, Rob Casey and Christy Cox have created a spirit of togetherness at our lodge unlike any other.  In bringing the spirt of the Elks and Paddle Club together for one focused goal they have done wonders connecting our property with members that will utilize all it has to offer and further the goals of Elkdom:  Fellowship and support of our community.

Their efforts at conservation on our beach front, and organizing fun events for our membership while raising money for charity exemplifies exactly what it means to be an Elk.  Very few member are involved on a daily basis supporting the aims and goals of our lodge, Rob and Christy are two such members.

Rob and Christy – Thank you!  Your time spent promoting our Paddling Club and reinforcing and aligning its goals with that of Elkdom is enabling the connections we all need and helping Ballard to be set up to come out of this pandemic shining.  You are encouraging those around you to have fun and volunteer to help out around the lodge.  Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow lodge members.

Elk of the Month!

We’re doing the covid catch up on recognizing our members that have done so much over this past year and deserve our thanks

The enthusiastic and tireless volunteer work by our amazing member Pamela Reynolds is quickly becoming the benchmark for all our volunteers to try and emulate.  Pamela has done an amazing job through our current covid restricted times making sure our members stay connected through the many drive through dinners our lodge has put on over the past year.

We would be remiss in our duties as Past Exalted Rulers to ignore the incredible contributions of time, energy and money that Pamela has brought to our beloved lodge and is doing it in a time that everything is taking double the effort because of the restrictions and guidelines.

Pamela Reynolds – Thank you!  With your efforts you are helping build the energy Ballard needs to come out of this pandemic shining and is encouraging those around you to have fun and volunteer to help out around the lodge.  Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow lodge members.

Elk of the Month!

We’re doing the covid catch up on recognizing our members that have done so much over this past year and deserve our thanks

Sara Stevens has worked enthusiastically all year to continue the vital role of investigating our membership candidates despite all the hurdles our Covid restrictions have put upon us.  With the closure of the lodge, she was invaluable in getting candidates set up for initiation. Sara set up teleconferencing with her team of investigators, so candidates could still be interviewed. Sara worked with our secretary and came up with an organized system for processing these new candidates.

Sara has been invaluable in keeping the initiation process going smoothly. She worked with our exalted ruler, Sean Reddy, to get out the initiation schedule and orientation videos, then set up a safe area for our new members to get their cards, welcome packets, and sign the constitution down at the lodge after their initiation night.  She’s been a great partner to work with on the membership committee and the Committee Chair, Shana Jackson says she “is incredibly grateful to Sara for all the work she does.”

Sara Stevens – Thank you!  Your efforts and enthusiasm are helping build the energy Ballard needs to come out of this pandemic shining with a great group of new members and is encouraging those around you to have fun and volunteer to help out around the lodge.  Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow lodge members.

 

 

2021 Nominations

The 2021 Nominations for officers of the Ballard Elks Lodge after the 1st lodge meeting in February

Below you will find who has been nominated currently for the 2021/2022 Elks year at the Ballard Elks Lodge #827.  Things are a little different than normal this year with our online meetings and as such our State Sponsor Past Grand Exalted Ruler Roger True has directed how the process will work this year.

In areas where State and Local Health rulings limit gatherings we offer these instructions to be used for “contested” elected positions:

  • For those Lodges that meet twice a month [as we do in Ballard], starting with the first virtual Lodge meeting in February, the Exalted Ruler will announce that the annual nominations for elected officers will start. Any member wanting to run for an elected position must make notice at a Lodge meeting through the last meeting February. This notice for nomination / election must be presented to the members at all meetings through February.
  • At both February lodge meetings the Exalted Ruler will ask for nominations and that a ballot will be created for all contested positions.
  • The Secretary shall prepare ballots with the nominees for each office being contested
  • The Ballot will be available at the Lodge for the 2 days following the last Lodge meeting in February.
  • The Secretary shall announce the opening and closing times for balloting at the Lodge.
  • Any member wishing to vote will go to the Lodge and complete the ballot and place in the ballot box.
  • At close of business on the second day of voting, the Exalted Ruler and Secretary will open the box and count the votes to determine the winner.

The Hours for Balloting at the lodge will be:
(you must find the balloting area, receive your ballot from the volunteer and have your name marked as voted on the membership list)

  • Wednesday February 24th from 10:am to 2:pm
  • Thursday February 25th from 4:pm to 8:pm

Current Nominee List as of February 9th Lodge meeting
(nominations can still happen at the February 23rd meeting)
(please note that any member in good standing can be nominated for any of these positions below)

  • Exalted Ruler – Cindy Olsby – Nominated by Joe Tiffany
  • Leading Knight – Katie Logan – Nominated by Sean Reddy
  • Loyal Knight – Tasha McMullin – Nominated by Nestor Tamayo
    • Note that Evan Boyd has transferred to Naval Lodge and is nominated unopposed to be their Exalted Ruler
  • Lecturing Knight – Dee Ann Evans – Nominated by Katie Logan
  • Secretary – Lois Morgensen – Nominated by Cindy Olsby
  • Treasurer – Cindy Lund – Nominated by Dee Ann Evans
  • Grand Lodge Representative – Vacant

Trustees
Tasha McMullin resigned her trustee position, thus opening up the 1 year position for next year
Dee Ann Evens resigned her trustee position, thus opening up the 4 year position for next year
The 5 year position was naturally vacant and available for nomination

  • 5yr Trustee –
    • Nick Thornton-Jack – Nominated by Harold Sigurdson
    • Miron DuPont – Nominated by Katie Logan
  • 4yr Trustee –
    • Christopher Webster – Nominated by Nestor Tamayo
    • Tracy Redding – Nominated by Cindy Olsby
  • 3yr Trustee – Darla Geerhart – continuing term
  • 2yr Trustee – Mary Lynn Bogdanovich – continuing term
  • 1yr Trustee –
    • Cliff Shipp – Nominated by Darla Geerhart
    • Pam Reynolds – Nominated by Sean Reddy
Ballard Elks Lodge Re-Opens August 21 – 4pm

Ballard Elks Lodge Re-Opens August 21 – 4pm

Ballard Elks Lodge Re-Opens

On Friday August 21st, the Ballard Elks Lodge #827 will re-open for members only.

Social Quarters Hours:
Kitchen Hours: Phone Hours: Phone Number:
Mon-Thur – 3 pm to 10pm Mon-Thur 5 pm to 9 pm – Limited menu most Tuesdays
Rental Tue-Fri
2 pm to 6 pm
(206) 251-2441
Fri & Sat – 3 pm to 12am
Sunday – 10 am to 10pm
Fri & Sat 5 pm to 9 pm
Sunday 10 am to 9 pm
Office Mon-Fri
10 am to 3 pm
(206) 784-0827

 

Members Only Parking

  • Parking will be open only for Ballard Elks members
  • And participants of the Ballard Elks Paddling Club’s Monday Night Race
Support Ballard Elks Lodge #827

Support Ballard Elks Lodge #827

Support Ballard Elks Lodge #827

Support Ballard Elks Lodge #827 – We know that money is tight for a lot of people right now, however if you are able –  Please consider a donation to the lodge. 

Any amount is greatly appreciated.  All money collected will go to the operating fund to cover much needed operating costs.   

Thank-you in advance!

Donate to the Building Fund

Share’n is Care’n Committee Update

Covid-19 Volunteer Work
sharen@ballardelks.org

The response has been nothing short of amazing for this lodge committee.

We now have 25 members going through our entire membership list and making attempts at contacting each and every person from our oldest to our youngest members, to our delinquent members and our new candidates alike.  One of these volunteers knows the burden of this virus too well as she sits home recovering from a thankfully mild case while thinking of her friends going through a much more severe sickness.

In these calls and emails our volunteers are asking our members what we can do for you.  Help with walking a dog, bringing a meal by, going grocery shopping and the like.  We’ve had some fun requests like a young good-looking companion to keep me company or beer delivery services.  These, of course, are in jest and bring some lighthearted conversation to an otherwise stressful situation while just waiting things out with so many unknowns.  But each member contacted now knows where they can turn if they do need help.  That is a comfort each member can hold onto.

The Share’n committee has also put together a list of over 30 members willing to do something to help.  To go get those groceries or walk that dog or sew up some protective gear and more.  We have the volunteers ready to help above and beyond the 25 members making phone calls and emails.

On the negative side we have learned about an elderly member who recently passed away (unrelated to the covid-19 virus) and two other members that are in the hospital struggling with the virus itself.  This virus is real to our lodge and community.

Please know that the Share’n is Care’n committee does have some basic funding from previous fundraising events we’ve had at the lodge.  If you want to do something below but need help with funds please ask.  If you need funds to get a lift to the doctor please ask.  Email to sharen@ballardelks.org

Specific requests we have received:

  • A member that recently moved out of our region shared struggling with getting food for her and her family. This person’s contact was passed on to our lodge Standing Relief Committee for them to follow up with
  • A member that is a doctor at Harbor View asked for help with childcare services. Elementary age kids that live in the Loyal Heights area.  Information was shared from another member not on our committee about what the Ballard Boys and Girls club is offering for childcare for those in the health care industry.  More may be needed in this situation from our membership.
  • A member working at the Columbia Lutheran Home on Phinney came to us with a number of requests:
    • We are in desperate need of nurses and nurse aides [at the Columbia Lutheran Home]. They have released the regulations so even those who are retired can be working.
    • We also need housekeepers, laundry workers, maintenance and kitchen help. If you know someone out of work right now they could start right away.
    • We could use disposable or washable gowns (we have found that washable choir robes are perfect with elastic at the wrists) and masks
    • We need cards and letters for our Residents. Something handmade would be wonderful.  Cards to brighten their day and give them a little hope and kindness.
      • Cards can be mailed to:

Columbia Lutheran Home
Share’n Cards
4700 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, Washington 98103

    • We also have some sewing projects if you know someone who sews.
    • Staff comfort requests
        • Hand lotions (travel size so they don’t share them)
        • K Cup for coffee maker
        • Individually packaged snacks (not homemade due to the risk of foodborne illness)
        • Sanitizing wipes

Please contact for any of the above items for Columbia Lutheran Home:
via email at bethhartman@columbialutheranhome.org
or
Beth Hartman
Columbia Lutheran Home
4700 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103