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!

Connecticut ‘Top 5’ In Fastest Growing State Associations

Check out how Connecticut ranked in the country this year!

August DDGER Clinics

The August DDGER Clinic dates and locations have been announced.

Next PER Association Meeting – September 15th

The next meeting of the CEA PER Association will be held at Branford Lodge No. 1939 on Sunday, September 15th.

2024 Elks National Foundation Scholarship Contest Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2024 Elks National Foundation Scholarship Contest.

Hoop Shoot Program Update

Chicago, IL over the weekend of April 18-21 was the place to be for the final competition of the 2023-2024 Hoop Shoot program.

About Our Flag Challenge

The About Our Flag Challenge is now available. Get your Lodge Officers and Members to participate today!

Americanism Essay Contest Winners For 2023-2024

Each year the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks nationally through their Americanism Committees hold an Essay contest for 5th – 8th grade students.

Team Connecticut At The New England Regional Hoop Shoot

Team Connecticut competed in the New England Regional Hoop Shoot on March 9th in South Portland, Maine.

Endorsed Candidate for GER Pins for Sale

Endorsed Candidate for GER Pins for Sale.

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.

Upcoming Contests for Youth

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition

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

Deadline is November 2024

Americanism Essay Contest

Children in grades 5-8 can compete by submitting an essay showing their pride in America.  Next year’s theme will be announced at Grand Lodge.  

Deadline is December 15th 2024

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

Trumbell Marriott

Grand Lodge – Austin,  TX  – June 30 – July 3, 2024

The Fairmont Austin is Connecticut’s official hotel.  More information about the convention can be found at the link below.

Yard Goats

Hartford Yard Goats

Support Connecticut Major Projects and have a great time while doing so!  Join the CT Elks at the Yard Goats last game of the season, September 7, 2024, starting at 6:10 pm.  Fireworks to follow after the game.  

Trumbell Marriott

DD Clinics

The twice annual District Deputy Clinics will occur in August.  

CT Elks Association Charities Inc. Statistics

Connecticut Lodges

Connecticut Elks Members

CT Elks Association Donations

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.