Welcome!  The CT Elks Association Charities focuses on charitable activities for youth (through high school) and Veterans that progress over the calendar year.  For more information, select the link below, and check back soon for more upcoming activities.

This November, the CT State Elks Association sponsored the Unified Sports Holiday Classic for Special Olympics.  Watch the video above for some great photos from this event.  

Interested in Membership?

Join 21,269 Connecticut Elks members in supporting our local communities.
Click here or visit your local lodge for more information.

Membership in the Elks

U.S. Citizens 21 years of age or older are eligible for membership.  By joining a local lodge in Connecticut, you become a member of the Connecticut Elks Association and the national organization as well!

11 o’clock toast contest postponed to 2023

by Peter Nelson, PDDState Ritualistic ChairMay 8, 2022 I would like to report that unfortunately we were unable to hold the 11o'clock\flag salute contest for this year. The reason being is that I could not get enough judges for the contest. We currently have six...

Americanism Essay Contest Winners 2021-2022

Each year the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks nationally through their Americanism Committees hold an Essay contest for 5th – 8th grade students. Each state including Connecticut  use the same theme for judging purposes. Each year we decide on a new theme,...

154th Anniversary

154th Anniversary of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks – ELKS WERE FOUNDED ON FEBRUARY 16, 1868


Elks Meeting the Challenge in December Chicago, IL –Local Elks Lodges from every state nationwide, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and the Panama Canal Zone, will be busy helping our communities this holiday season. Thousands of financially struggling...

Upcoming Contests for Youth

Drug Awareness Contest

Children from 3rd grade through high school can participate in the annual Drug Awareness contest.  This year’s theme is “The Best Me is Drug Free!”

Competition is Closed

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition

High school seniors who are American citizens are eligible to apply.

Deadline is November 15th, 2022

Americanism Essay Contest

Children in grades 5-8 can compete on sharing their pride in American with this year’s theme, “What does it mean to love my your country?”

Deadline is December 15th, 2022

Upcoming Member Events

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State Golf Tournament

The Annual Connecticut Elks Association Charities Inc. Golf Tournament is held in May of each year.  Funds support the major charitable works of the state.

May 11, 2022

Sturbridge Hotel

State Convention

The annual CT Elks Convention will be held in Sturbridge, MA.  Pre-registration is required!

June 3-5, 2022

Elks National Convention

This year, Elks from the nation meet in Atlanta, Georgia for business, to socialize, and to learn more about Elks programs.  

July 3-6

CT Elks Association Charities Inc. Statistics

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Connecticut Elks Members

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What We Do

Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.

Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.

Our Mission

To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.