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.    

State Convention is just around the corner on June 2-4th at the Trumbull Marriott.  Below are some quick links to help you prepare for the meeting.

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There are still five (5) tickets available for the Twins game on July 3 at the Grand Lodge Convention.

Please contact Terry by CLICKING HERE  to reserve.

Tickets are $50 each. Payment is due by State Convention.

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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!

Americanism Essay Contest Winners for 2022-2023

Congratulations to the winner of this year’s Americanism Essay contest. This year’s theme was, “What is Your American Dream?” Click here for more information.

CT Elks Convention 2023

Join the CT Elks Association Charities Inc. at our annual State Convention.  This year we’re moving to Trumbull, CT and staying at the beautiful Trumbull Marriott Shelton Hotel.  The meeting will take place from June 2-4, 2023.  To reserve your room, visit the meeting website below.  

CT Elks Midyear Convention 2023

The CT State Elks mid-year convention will be held on Saturday, January 21st. Registration begins at 8:30, with the meeting starting at 9:15. Lunch will be available from 11:30 to 12:45 for a nominal fee. Business meeting will start at 1:00 pm. RSVP’s are required, and should be sent to Credentials Committee Chair John Mancini PER.

Americanism Essay Contest Deadline is 12/15

This year’s theme is, “What is Your American Dream?” The deadline for student applications to their local lodge is December 15. Click here for more information.

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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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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Connecticut State Dinner and District Deputy Jewel Presentation

The Connecticut State Dinner and District Deputy Jewel Presentation will occur on Wednesday, July 5th at 6:00 pm at CRAVE Food & Drink, 825 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN.  RSVP by June 16, 2023.  Pay by check or credit card (see below).

Wednesday, July 5th at 6:00 pm

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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.