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Welcome to the Connecticut Elks Association Americanism Committee Page

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Americanism Committee

Arthur Brault, PER

State Chairman

Shari Dziekan, PER

Central District

Suzanne Novaco, PER

Coastal District

Alex Coriaty PDD

East District

Denise Johnson

Northwest District

 

 

Link to Daily flag status alert information for US and Connecticut State flags flying in Connecticut

 

 

2016-2017 Americanism/Community Contest

We have a new contest to replace the old Americanism Brochure Contest. The new contest is called the Americanism/Community contest. The committee and I are hoping this new format will allow your lodge to participate. Dates and timelines are included in the contest rules. If you have any questions please let me know.

Art Brault
CEA Americanism State Chairman

 

To download this year's Essay Contest, click here!

 

 

Manuals & Information

To download the Grand Lodge Americanism Committee Manual click here:

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To download the Grand Lodge Americanism Committee Manual Supplement click here:

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To download the Americanism Essay contest rules & form click here:

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To download the Certificate of Participation click here:

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To download the Americanism Supplies Price List click here:

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To download the About Our Flag Booklet form click here:

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2015-2016 List of Americanism Essay Winners, and the respective Chairs:

5th & 6th Grade Division #1

1st place – Colleen Blackman – New Fairfield School (LC Lisa Knapp/DC Suzanne Novaco

2nd place – Lcailyn Sullivan – Danbury School ( LC Lisa Knapp/DC Suzanne Novaco

3rd place – Jaida Anne Taveras – Naugatuck School ( LC Judee Pratt/DC Denise Johnson

7th & 8th Grade Division #2

1st place – Lily Zeffiro – North Haven School – LC Paul Cody/Shari Dziekan

2nd place – Nolan Richards – Saint Gabriels School – LC Jeffrey Hall/DC Suzanne Novaco

3rd place – Ava-Louise Griffin – Hamden School – LCPaul Cody/DC Shari Dziekan

National Awards

5th & 6th Grade Division #1

2nd Place    Colleen Blackman – New Fairfield School (LC Lisa Knapp/DC Suzanne Novaco

                    Collen is 10 years old and in 5th grade

7th & 8th Grade Division #2

1st Place  Lily Zeffiro – North Haven School – LC Paul Cody/Shari Dziekan

                 Lily is 13 years old and in 8th grade

 

 

 

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Flag-Flying Calendar

 The following calendar outlines dates that are specifically noted in the Public Law as occasions when our Flag should be displayed. It decrees that the Flag should be displayed on all days, especially:

EVENT DAY
New Year’s Day January 1st
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday 3rd Monday each January
Lincoln’s Birthday February 12th
* Washington’s Birthday & Presidents’ Day 3rd Monday in February
National Patriotism Week Week following
Easter March/April
Mother’s Day 2nd Sunday in May
Armed Services Day 3rd Saturday in May
* Memorial Day (fly at half-staff until noon) Last Monday in May
Flag Day June 14th
Father’s Day 3rd Sunday in June
Independence Day July 4th
Labor Day 1st Monday in September
National Patriots Day (fly at half staff) September 11th
Constitution Day (Citizenship Day) September 17th
Columbus Day 2nd Monday in October
Election Day 1st Tuesday in November
Veterans’ Day November 11th
Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday in November
Christmas Day December 25th

*Federally designated Celebration Day.  PLUS Anniversary Date of your Town’s Founding and Date of your State’s Admission to the Union, as well as any other such days as proclaimed by the President of the United States, and on State and Municipal Holidays.

 

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Americanism[1]GOD BLESS AMERICA:

God bless America, Land that I love. Stand beside her, And guide her, Thru the night with a light from above. . From the mountains, To the prairies, To the oceans white with foam. God bless America, My home, sweet, home, . God bless America, My home, sweet, home.

 

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