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!
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
Spring District Deputy Clinics
The Spring District Deputy Clinics are scheduled for Coastal and Northwest (April 22nd at Bridgeport) and East and Central (April 30th at Middletown). Check back for more information
Saturday, April 22nd at Bridgeport for Coastal and Northwest
Sunday, April 30th at Middletown for East and Central
State Golf Tournament
Save the date for this year’s golf tournament at Fairchild Wheeler golf course in Fairfield, CT.
Wednesday, May 17th
CT State Convention
The Connecticut Elks Association’s annual state convention will be held in Trumbull, CT.
Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 4
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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.