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!

2024 Enrique Camarena Award Recipient

Rocky Hill PD Sergeant Jeffrey Foss-Rugan Named 2024 Enrique Camarena Award Recipient at the Connecticut Elks Association Charities Level and Grand Lodge Drug Awareness Commission Level.

State President’s Night in Honor of President Kathi Ackerman

Join us Thursday, March 21st at Wallingford Lodge No. 1365 for State President’s Night.

Next PER Association Meeting – March 25th

The next meeting of the CEA PER Association will be held at Derby Lodge No. 571 on Monday March 25th.

11 o’clock Toast & Flag Salute Contest 2024

This year’s 11 o’clock Toast and Flag Salute contest will be held on Sunday April 21st. Click for more details.

CT State Hoop Shoot Contest Results

The CT State Hoop Shoot Contest was held on January 13, 2024, at the Mahoney Recreation Center in Manchester, CT, followed by an awards luncheon at the Manchester Elks Lodge.

Area 1 Soccer Shoot Photos

Check out photographs from the Area 1 Soccer Shoot.

CEA Night at Islanders vs Wolfpack

Join the Connecticut Elks Association on February 17, 2024 to see the Bridgeport Islanders vs. Hartford Wolfpack.

Willimantic Veteran Honored

On November 4, 2023, Willimantic Lodge held their annual veteran’s luncheon.  During this lunch, Giochino “Jack” Carchidi who is 101 years old and a World War II veteran received his Quilt of Valor.  The Quilt of Valor was established when a mother made a quilt for...

GER Visit to Connecticut

Coverage and photos of the GER visit to the State of Connecticut.

Fentanyl Continues to be Top Killer

Fentanyl continues to be the top killer. Only 2mg, the tip of a pencil point, is deadly.

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

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2024 Bowling Tournament

Our bowling tournament will be held on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024.  For more details, visit our bowling page.


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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.

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.