In 2016, the Ballard Elks established the Ballard Elks Paddling Club (BEPC) to create a community for club members who enjoy paddling from the club’s Shilshole Bay location.
Who Should Join BEPC? The BEPC is open to any Ballard Elks member in good standing who is interested in paddling – SUP, rowing, kayak, outrigger canoe, surf ski, or prone – at any level of experience, from curious to adventurous.
Member Benefits – The club offers paddle craft storage to BEPC members based on availability, as well as social paddles and trips, gatherings, monthly events and discounted fees to our races.
Paddle Events for Charity – We hold year-round paddling-focused fundraisers that benefit Elks charities and provide fun volunteer opportunities.
Monday Night Paddling Race – Join us every Monday evening May to September for our paddling race. The race is open to all paddling craft and all proceeds are donated to charity. Learn More
Club Meeting & Events – During the pandemic, all non-water events will be online. Please see the schedule below or contact us for details.
2020 BEPC Meetings & Events
- Around the Rock Paddle, 13 miles, 7:30am start on Mercer Island. Oct 17th. Contact email@example.com for info.
- 10/31 – Halloween Paddling Race & Costume Contest, open to all craft. Registration: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=224609
- Thanksgiving Paddle, TBA, firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Year’s Day Race, TBA, email@example.com
Requirements to Join
You must be a member of the Ballard Elks Lodge #827 in good standing. Races and Social paddles are open to guests
Annual Membership Fee: $20
To join the BEPC fill out and follow the directions in the online form.
Board or Kayak Storage
Open to BEPC members in good standing, based on availability.
Annual storage fee: $120. Contact us for details.
Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 BEPC Board Members:
- President: Nick Papa
- VP Race Liaison -Skyler Palmer
VP Events – Lisa Rider
Treasurer – Harry Oesterreicher
- Secretary: Jim Bohn