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.
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!
Upcoming Contests for Youth
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
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!”
Deadline is February 14th, 2022
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition
High school seniors who are American citizens are eligible to apply.
Deadline is November 15th
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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.
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.