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.

Each November the CT State Elks Association sponsors the Unified Sports Holiday Classic for Special Olympics.  Watch the video above for some great photos from the 2021 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!

Grand Exalted Ruler to be Honored with Banquet on September 25th

Join the CEA in welcoming Grand Exalted Ruler Bruce Hidley and his wife Helen to our state! A dinner in their honor will be held at Westbrook Lodge on September 25th at 4:30 pm.

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,...

ENF Grants Open April 1st – Be Ready!

Grants open April 1st. Is your lodge ready to take full advantage of this year’s Community Improvement Grants?

Upcoming Contests for Youth

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition

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

Deadline is November 14th, 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

Drug Awareness Contest

Children from 3rd grade through high school can participate in the annual Drug Awareness contest.  This year’s theme is “One Pill Can Kill!”

Deadline is February 14th, 2023

Upcoming Member Events

GER Bruce Hidley

GER Visitation to Connecticut

Join the CEA in welcoming Grand Exalted Ruler Bruce Hidley and his wife Helen to our state!  A dinner in their honor will be held at Westbrook Lodge.

September 25 – cocktail hour 4:30 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm


CEA State Soccer Shoot

Winners from the district soccer shoot competition will compete at the state level.  

October 16

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Special Olympics Volleyball

Volunteer at the annual Holiday Classic Special Olympics Volleyball Tournament.  

November 19-20

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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.