Lodge Meeting tonight, February 23rd, with Election and Initiation Meeting

Lodge Meeting Night – 02/23/2021 – 7:30pm 

Our next Lodge Meeting will be held on 02/23/2021 at 7:30pm in-person and via Zoom. 

This will be an Election and Initiation Meeting as well. Please see details regarding elections and nominations of officers below. 

For those partaking in the in-person meeting at the Lodge, we will have limited capacity, per state COVID19 restrictions, in the the Lodge Hall. Overflow will spill over into other rooms but would require Zoom to partake. All COVID guidelines will be followed. The Social Quarters will not be open before or following this meeting. 

If you would like to attend via Zoom, please email exaltedruler@ballardelks.org for the link to log in. You must be a member in good standing to attend.

  • 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 has been elected as their Exalted Ruler for 2021-22
  • 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

Only contested positions will be balloted on. Currently that means that balloting will be for the 5yr Trustee, 4yr Trustee, and 1yr Trustee. Nominations are still open for all positions except 2yr and 3yr Trustee, so this “ballot” could change.