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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.



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

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

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!

Ballard’s 4 Star Website!

cropped-elks-final-web-transperant.pngThe Ballard Elks Lodge wins best website in the State of Washington and scores in the top 20 nation wide!  Way to go Ballard Elks Lodge online team – keep up the great work!

From the April Grand Lodge Newsletter (linked here):

States and Lodges that win the Net!

Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee
Submitted by William J. Schran and Robert R. Hinkle, Committee Members

Results of the Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee’s two 2017–2018 website contests have been announced.
The winners of the State Association Website Contest are:

Five Star Winners!

  • Arizona: arizonaelksassociation.org
  • California/Hawaii: chea-elks.org
  • Colorado: coloradoelks.org
  • Idaho: idahoelks.org
  • Iowa: iowaelks.org
  • Louisiana: laelks.org
  • New Jersey: njelks.org
  • Wisconsin: wielks.com

Four Star Winners!

  • Arkansas: arelks.homestead.com
  • Connecticut: ctelks.org
  • Georgia: gaelks.org
  • Illinois: illinoiselks.org
  • Kansas: kselks.org
  • Kentucky: kyelks.org
  • Maryland-Delaware-DC: mddedcelks.org
  • Michigan: mielks.org
  • Minnesota: mnelks.org
  • North Carolina: ncelks.org
  • Ohio: ohioelks.org
  • Pennsylvania: paelks.com
  • Texas: texaselks.org
  • Virginia: virginiaelks.org
  • West Virginia: wvelks.org
  • Wyoming: wyoelks.org

The winners of the Local Lodge Website Contest are:

Five Star Winners!

  • Anchorage, AK No. 2868: anchorageelks2868.org
  • Mission Viejo-Saddleback Valley, CA No. 2444: mvelks.com
  • Vero Beach, FL No. 1774: veroelks.com
  • Mt. Vernon IL No. 819: elks819.org
  • Burlington, IA No. 84: elks84.org
  • Annapolis, MD No. 622: elks622.com
  • Traverse City, MI No. 323: elkstc.com
  • Silver City, NM No. 413: silvercity.com
  • Poughkeepsie, NY No. 2868: bpoe275.org
  • Lebanon, OH No. 422: lebanonelks.com
  • Connellsville, PA No. 503:
  • paelks.com/elks503.html
  • Morgantown, WV No. 411: bpoe411.org

Four Star Winners!

  • Dalton, GA No. 1267: daltonelks.org
  • New Castle, IN No. 484: elks484.com
  • Frankfort, KY No. 530: frankfortelks.org
  • Middlesex, NJ No. 1488: middlesexelks.com
  • Ballard, WA No. 827: ballardelks.org

Three Star Winners!

  • Mountain Home, ID No. 2276: facebook.com/MountainHomeElksLodge2276
  • Houlton, ME No. 835: facebook.com/HoultonElksLodge835

Congratulations to the State Associations and Local Lodges that participated. We encourage all webmasters to look at other websites to get new ideas for your own sites.

Star Award Program:
Five stars 90-100 points
Four stars 80-89 points
Three stars 70-79 points

Full information and contest form can be found HERE 

New Eats at the Lodge!

I ran into this amazing conglomeration of tasty lookin’ yars of herring in the lodge while cooking for IMG_20171205_173630 - smburgers and bingo last night and it got me to asking some of those really hard questions like – “Why would we have all these tasty lookin’ yars of herring in the lodge frig?” and “why shouldn’t we just open em up and have at em before uncle Torvald figures out they’re here?”  To which I heard exalted from behind me “No, you can’t have any of them yars of tasty lookin’ herring, those are for the new menu!”

HOLY MAKEREL, NEW MENU ???!!!!???? You Say?

DRAFT apps - sm

“A new menu is coming out soon at the lodge –  so get your thoughts off devouring that tasty lookin’ herring you see there!”

So for the halibut I sleuthed around  a bit and you know what I found?  Draft copies of a new menu for the Ballard Elks Lodge!  Oh wouldn’t Uncle Torvald be so happy if he could see this menu today!  Yah no wonderfully flavorful Lutefisk but Uncle Torvald always did love his herring and would often slide on over to the Danish side of town for their tasty meatballs.

I was able to take a peak through the secret menu file room before they threw me arse out and yeppers, wouldn’t you know it, a new menu with some amazing looking eats!  It could be released within the next week but I was so teary eyed with bliss from seeing the appy menu I forgot to read the release date….  Silly me – You’ll learn it here first, as soon as I know, you know.  All the old favorites are there but the new additions look amazing!

Get Your Herring On Ballard

There’s a new menu comin’ to the Ballard Elks Lodge!