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.

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Interested in Membership?

Join the 20,000 Connecticut Elks members in supporting our local communities.
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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!

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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...

The new 11 o’clock toast contest!

by Peter Nelson, PDDState Ritualistic ChairJuly 22, 2021 To the Exalted Rulers and all PERs. Next year at the Grand Lodge convention in Atlanta, there will be two new contests.   The first is the 11o'clock toast, and the second is the final Salute to the Flag...

Keep Membership Gain Your Number One Priority!

by Bob Magowan PDD, Membership Committee ChairJuly 2021 We all had a trying and difficult time with Membership last year but lets rally now and get back the members we lost with a strong Lapsation Committee.   The record book shows 1,207 new members were initiated and...

A Message from President Mike Stewart

President Ronald “Mike” Stewart was installed at the 2021 annual meeting of the Connecticut Elks Association. Click to read his vision for the upcoming year.

Americanism Essay Contest Winners 2020-2021

This year's Americanism Essay contest winners are: Division 1 1st place - Allyson DeSanti - Winsted Lodge2nd place - Tyle Inman - Waterbury Lodge3rd place - Harleigh Link - Derby Lodge Division 2 1st place - Alexia Pailla - Derby Lodge2nd place - Kate Regan -...

2020-2021 Elks National Foundation Scholarship Contest Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2020-2021 Elks National Foundation Scholarship Contest. The students listed above have won a minimum of $1,000 per year for four years with the possibility of receiving a greater amount depending upon their National ranking. The top male and female student in the country will receive $15,000 per year for four years.

CT Elks Featured on Cover of Grand Lodge Convention News

Although the Grand Lodge Convention in Baltimore was cancelled this year, that didn’t stop the Connecticut Elks from making an appearance in the Grand Lodge Convention News Bulletin this year. Pete Nelson PDD and Brenda Williams of Manchester Lodge No. 1893 were prominently featured on the cover of this special newsletter!

2019-2020 Elks National Foundation Scholarship Winners

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2019-2020 Elks National Foundation Scholarship Contest. The students listed above have won a minimum of $1,000 per year for four years with the possibility of receiving a greater amount depending upon their National ranking. The top male and female student in the country will receive $15,000 per year for four years.

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.

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.

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