Fall is definitely upon us and as the crockpots come out of the cabinets the Past Exalted Ruler Association and our Ballard Elks Lodge would like to recognize an Elk that is grabbing the helmet by the horns and is resetting the bar of what a new member of our lodge can accomplish in their first year as an Elk.
This member of the Ballard Elks Lodge, initiated in September of 2018 (yep, just over a year ago), is someone that exemplifies the can do attitude we all aspire to. She quickly became involved with our lodge membership committee after initiation and by April of 2019 became co-chair of this extremely important lodge committee. She has proved pivotal to the success of events like our membership appreciation party in August and was recently seen spending countless hours preparing things for our 5th annual Frock Swap with all the other frocking volunteers. She is a member of the Ballard Emblem Club #216 and has recently served as an officer and their president.
Shana Jackson – 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 jump in feet first and quickly become connected to Elkdom and our community. Your efforts are helping build the fun and friendship in Ballard and is encouraging those around you, both new and long time members, to recognize what great opportunities we have and how they can do more for our lodge and our community. 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