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.

The CT Elks Association is a proud sponsor of the Special Olympics Unified Sports

Each November, the CT Elks Association hosts the CT Special Olympics for a volleyball tournament in late November.  Elks members from throughout the state volunteer to facilitate the games and great fun is had by all!  Special Olympics is one of two major projects supported by the CT State Elks Association each year.    

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!

Over the Edge for Special Olympics at Mohegan Sun

Connecticut Elks go Over the Edge for Special Olympics.

Friends of Howie Benefit

As some of you may or may not know, Coastal Vice-President Howie Lawler, PDD oof Branford Lodge #1939 recently suffered a major health crisis and is currently recovering in a rehabilitation facility. This crisis occurred while he was still recovering from a planned...

Meeting with CT Veterans Affairs Commissioner Ron Welch

By CEAC Veterans Committee Chairman Gerry Gallo PER On Monday, August 8, I along with NW District Veterans District Chair Stuart Topliff,  Jamie and Peter DePaola, members of Manchester Lodge, sat down with the newly appointed Commissioner of the CT Department of...

Contest ‘A’ – All American Lodge

How can my Lodge have a good year, a better year, even an exceptional year? The All American Lodge Contest is ready to help! Questions Exalted Rulers ask at the start of the Lodge year include, what are our strengths? Where do we need improvement? Are we doing better...

About Our Flag Challenge

Lodges are encouraged to participate in this new contest. Complete the challenge and send it to the State Americanism Chairman before March 31, 2024.

2023 Elks National Foundation Scholarship Contest Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Elks National Foundation Scholarship Contest.

State President Kathi Ackerman At Grand Lodge Opening Ceremony

Our delegation of Connecticut Elks joined thousands of Members and their guests from all over the country at the Opening Ceremony of the 158th Grand Lodge Session. Connecticut Elks Association Kathleen Ackerman PDD proudly carried the flag of Connecticut into the...

Fr. Christopher Ford Installed as Grand Chaplain at the CEA Annual Convention

Fr. Christopher Ford Installed as Grand Chaplain by PGER David R. Carr Connecticut's own State Chaplain Fr. Christopher Ford was installed on June 3rd, 2023 as the Grand Chaplain of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America.   Fr....

CEA June Newsletter

The CT Elks June Newsletter went out May 31st at around 8:30 PM Eastern. If you did not see it in your inbox, please check your spam, junk, promotions, or social folders. Please add to address books to help keep them out of the spam folder.

Upcoming Contests for Youth

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition

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

Deadline is November 2023

Americanism Essay Contest

Children in grades 5-8 can compete by submitting an essay showing their pride in America with this year’s theme, “What the Bill of Rights Means to Me”

Deadline is December 15th 2023

Drug Awareness Contest

Children from 3rd grade through high school can participate in the annual Drug Awareness contest.  Next year’s theme will be released soon.

Upcoming Member Events

District deputies 2023

DD Clinics

The two DD Clinics will be held in August this year.  Breakfast available at 8 am for a nominal cost, 9 am meeting begins.  

Saturday, August 5 – East and Central at Hamden Lodge
Saturday, August 19 – Coastal and Northwest at Branford Lodge.

Yard Goats

Major Projects Baseball Game Fundraiser

Join the CT Elks Association at our annual baseball game fundraiser.  $20 per ticket, parking not included.  

Saturday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm

Randy Shook

Grand Exalted Ruler CT State Dinner

Grand Exalted Ruler Randy Shook and his wife Wanda will be visiting Connecticut as part of their official tour.  Join the CT Elks Association as we hold a dinner in their honor at Westbrook Lodge.  

Sunday, September 24th

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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.