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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

Erik, we’re coming up on almost a year since you became a Past Exalted Ruler and it’s almost like you immediately fell back into your active volunteering membership role you enjoyed during those years before becoming and officer.

Erik Howes, our Baby Past Exalted Ruler, finished his year as Exalted Ruler with our lodge closing due to the pandemic but he didn’t let that slow him down.  He immediately switched his focus to being an exemplary volunteer and you saw him out helping with landscaping during the summer, helping with the Legacy Brick program, and often when you didn’t see him it was because he was slaving away in the back of the house helping produce many of those delicious drive through meals we’ve had at the lodge

Erik – Thank you!  Your efforts, this year are amazing, you’ve motivated your friends and family to come help and 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

Cliffie, thank you from all of us at the lodge for your efforts throughout this pandemic.  You’ve put in an amazing amount of time helping get the downstairs bar open and running, you’ve donated money and materials to make it better for our membership and even have jumped in the kitchen to help out as needed. That St. Patty’s day dinner was amazing, by the way…

Our member Cliff Shipp has jumped in, often at the last minute, to help make sure our lodge succeeds and is open for our membership to safely and comfortably enjoy.

Cliffie – Thank you!  Your efforts, this year are amazing and 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

What amazing things can be said about the efforts of our members Johnny and Mae?  This powerful and positive pair pull stuff off at our lodge each and every year that makes all of us proud to be members of the Ballard Elks Lodge.  2020-2021 was no different!

Johnny Muzevic (P.E.R.) & Mae Moldenhauer ran a stellar Christmas Basket program despite of, and honestly in dire need because of, our covid pandemic.  As well, they are spending countless hours helping out at our volunteer run Secret Beach Bar, often showing up at closing time to simply put things away and help clean up and lock up the building

Johnny & Mae – Thank you!  Your efforts, this year and each and every year are encouraging those around you to have fun and volunteer to help out around the lodge.  Your years of service are warmly noted and we look forward to many more to come.  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 volunteer work by our new member Mary LaCoste shows her enthusiasm in becoming a member and the opportunities available to all of us if we step up and say “What Can I Do?”  Mary joined our lodge virtually this past November and since joining continues to ask what she can do for the lodge to help out.

We would be remiss in our duties as Past Exalted Rulers to ignore the contributions of time and energy that Mary has brought to our beloved lodge so quickly after becoming a member.

Mary LaCoste – Thank you!  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 no matter how long they have been a member.  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

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.

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.

 

 

Elk of the Month! – Cindy Lund

The new year us upon us and it’s time for our first Elk of the Month for 2020.  January’s Elk of the Month joined our lodge in October of 2018 and almost immediately said “I want to help out,” and began running food orders for our social quarters.  She is in attendance at many of our events and helped represent our lodge at the annual Syttende Mai and Greenwood Parades, huge community awareness events about our lodge.  When asked to help with our Membership Social this past year she quickly replied yes.

This member learned about the Membership Committee and all the amazing things this committee does for our lodge, then she asked if she could join it.  Almost everything at our lodge functions on the backs of Volunteers and when we have a member seek out a position, ask to join a committee, it makes things exponentially easier for our officers while making our lodge better for all our members.  How did she find out about the Committee and it’s needs you ask?  She has attended every lodge meeting since she joined our Ballard Elks in October of 2018.  She’s taken the time to learn and support her lodge – because that’s what Elks do.

She is now taking on the role of Volunteer Coordinator for our lodge.  Making the effort to connect our members that want to volunteer with the people that need those volunteers.  As someone that has taken the time to learn our lodge and our system to the level she has we expect her to empower more new volunteers to step up and help out with her direction as Volunteer Coordinator.

Cindy Lund – Thank you!  You’ve gone above and beyond to help our lodge with your volunteer efforts.  To learn as much as you have about our lodge and do so much for our lodge in such a short time is commendable and exemplifies perfectly that Elks Do.

Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow Elks at the Ballard Elks lodge 827.  It’s these types of actions that leave a lasting impression and prove a good deed honestly and properly preformed lasts forever.  It truly does.

Monthly Elk of the Month Award recipients not only get this article in the Antlers Newsletter & Online, they receive a $12 gift certificate to our social quarters, an Elk of the Month certificate to pin on their wall and are in the running for Elk of the Year, awarded at the Officer Installation Dinner each year. You can find the nomination form on our website (ballardelks.org), fill it out as best you can and get it to our Past Exalted Ruler Association before the 19th of each month – 827per@ballardelks.org

Elk of the Month! – Peter Monsaas Jr.

The holiday season, that time for friends, family, and community and around our lodge it’s time for our annual Christmas Basket program began back in 1965 by our departed member PER Bill Chandler.  What began with passing the hat around to help a fellow Elk recently injured and in need, built into an amazing program helping build community in our neighborhoods and grounding our belief in helping our fellow man.

This past month a longtime member of 44 years stepped up and went above and beyond to help build the community we all value in our membership.  Interestingly, proposed by the same member that proposed Past Exalted Ruler Bill Chandler, this member built with his hands 60 gifts to be given out to our community with our Christmas baskets.  Energy and care put into 60 handmade connections to family, friends and brotherly love.

Peter Monsaas Jr. – Thank you!  You’ve gone above and beyond to help our lodge build community by making those amazing Ballard Elks emblazoned cribbage boards to be given away with our lodge Christmas baskets.  Your efforts are astounding in a day and age of online connections and quickly delivered gifts.  To do the work you did for such a noble cause exemplifies the values of Past Exalted Ruler Chandlers efforts and rekindles the value in personal effort for a great cause.  “The Christmas spirit around the holidays,” said PER Chandler, “generosity and helping others, is the best there is.”

Well done and thank you from the Past Exalted Ruler Association and your fellow Elks at the Ballard Elks lodge 827.  It’s these types of actions that leave a lasting impression and prove a good deed honestly and properly preformed lasts forever.

Monthly Elk of the Month Award recipients not only get this article in the Antlers Newsletter & Online, they receive a $12 gift certificate to our social quarters, an Elk of the Month certificate to pin on their wall and are in the running for Elk of the Year, awarded at the Officer Installation Dinner each year. You can find the nomination form on our website (ballardelks.org), fill it out as best you can and get it to our Past Exalted Ruler Association before the 19th of each month – 827per@ballardelks.org