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.
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
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
2024 Bowling Tournament
Our bowling tournament will be held on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. For more details, visit our bowling page.
SOLD OUT… BUT CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE
State President’s Night
Thursday, March 21, 2024 at Wallingford Lodge No. 1365.
2024 Cornhole Tournament
The inaugural state Cornhole Tournament will be held at Waterbury Lodge No. 265 on Sunday March 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.
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.