Welcome to the Connecticut Elks Association Membership Committee Page





Membership Committee

Andrew Caporossi, PDD

State Chairman

Michael Bonini, PDD

Central District

Matt Frankel, PDD

Coastal District

Shawn Tessier, PER

East District

Tony Roscello PDD

Northwest District 




"Extra Effort Needed Down the Home Stretch!"

Andy Caporossi, PDD
State Membership Chair

Members all:

We welcome the 1,171 new members initiated into our Order through Feb 1!

There are still 1,207 members delinquent. Please make personal contact with these members and  make every effort to retain their membership.

To accomplish this, every member must commit to share the Elks message with prospective and current members. Our Lodges provide a wide variety of charitable projects that improve the quality of life in our communities. We conduct programs and undertake projects that benefit our veterans, youth, and those in need.

Talk about the many social activities and countless opportunities to make new friendships as an Elk. Remember to reconnect with Elks who may have dropped and mention all the good things going on in your Lodge today. Welcome them back with an invitation to return.

Put membership at the forefront of our endeavors. Remember: Recruitment, Reinstatement and Retention! Work toward reaching our goal. Only if we focus on membership growth, we can help to insure a successful future for your Lodge and our Order.

Finally, remember to check out the Membership Toolkit on to get additional ideas and information about how you can build membership at your Lodge!

Thanks to all for the great efforts being made this year to grow membership.- A strong commitment will achieve the results we are looking for on March 31. Work hard- but remember to have fun along the way.

There are still nearly 300 members awaiting Initiation! Please schedule a class in your Lodge before years end. If you are unable to, consider bringing your candidates to Presidents Night at Waterbury Lodge on Thursday March 30. Candidates from across the state will be initiated by an "all-star" ritual team.  It will surely impress these new members. Hope to see you then!

Click here to see the PowerPoint presentation on Lapsation. (4 MB)

Click here to see the Elks in Warner Bros. Cartoons. (20 MB)