Liquor Commission Proposal


Attention All Lodges and All Members!

Our Vancouver Member, Keith Laurent passed away unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago.  He had started the proposal to the Liquor Commission to increase our Membership Drive days as noted below. The Commission Board accepted the petition and agreed to initiate the rulemaking process.  It is now going through the steps.  At this point, it has gone out to stakeholders for public comment.  We urge you to contact the Liquor Commission and show your approval of this proposal.

On July 28, 2022, Keith Laurent, on behalf of the Vancouver Elks #823, submitted a petition for adoption, amendment, or repeal of a state administrative rule to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (Board). The petition requested that the Board amend WAC 314-40-040(6) to allow private clubs to add one additional membership drive per calendar quarter (for a total of eight per year) and host a membership drive on two consecutive days during one quarter per calendar year. On September 14, 2022, the Board accepted the petition. Consistent with RCW 34.05.330(1)(b), the Board agreed to initiate the rulemaking process and begin collaboratively engaging with stakeholders and any interested members of the public to explore the possibility of allowing private clubs to add additional membership drives and/or host consecutive membership drives.

Public Comment:  Please send your comments on the CR 101 to the WSLCB through mail, e-mail, or fax by May 18, 2023

By mail: Rules Coordinator, Liquor and Cannabis Board, POBox 43080, Olympia, WA  98504-3080

By e-mail: rules@lcb.wa.gov

By fax:  360-704-5027  

This notice can be found at https://lcb.wa.gov/laws/current-rulemaking-activity

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Bob Walker, President-Elect, BobWElk2143@gmail.com; or Jill Anderson, Government Relations Chair at jillyann1psp@gmail.com.