This month the Past Exalted Ruler Association and our Ballard Elks Lodge would like to recognize an Elk that has gone above and beyond helping our lodge this year, an Elk from another lodge that’s making the connection through Elkdom to help us succeed. You’ve seen her jumping in to help out at our lodge meetings and special initiations, filling vacancies and reciting the needed words and rituals from memory.
She is a Past Exalted Ruler from the Lake City Lodge #1800, a member of the Ballard Lodge Past Exalted Ruler Association and a member of the Lynwood Lodge 2171. She has freely offered to help with events like our 2019 crab feed and jumps at the opportunity, each and every year to help install the officers of our lodge. Recently she dropped her evening plans and quickly drove to our lodge to fill a last minute ritual position vacancy at our August special initiation and help make that event a huge success for our newly initiated members and for our Washington State Elks Association President, Greg Heimgartner, who was invited and in attendance for our special initiation night.
Kay McAndie – Thank you! You’ve gone above and beyond to help our lodge succeed, to support Elkdom and to set the example of what it means to be connected to Elkdom and our fellow lodges. Your efforts are helping build the fun and friendship in Ballard and is encouraging those around you to recognize what great things we have and look into how they can do more for our fellow lodges and state association. 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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org