State Convention – Sturbridge, MA – June 3-5

Hotel Reservations

Reservations for Sturbridge Host Hotel should be made by calling the hotel by telephone.  The number is 508-347-7393.

Make sure to mention that you are a part of the Connecticut Elks Association and provide your lodge number.  (They may ask you for your chapter number or something like that.)  

The dates of the event are Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5.

Important:  if you google Sturbridge, the top choice is not the hotel, but instead a third party website that charges more.  The actual website is https://sturbridgehosthotel.com/

Dinner Reservations

93rd Annual Convention Installation Dinner

Saturday June 4, 2022

Sturbridge Host on Cedar Lake

Cocktail Hour:  6-7 pm

Dinner and Installation of Officers

Menu:
Salad/Rolls & Butter
Choice of: Prime Rib, Breast of Chicken with Apples and Cranberries, or Baked Haddock
Chef’s choice of starch/fresh seasonal veggies
Dessert, coffee, tea

$46 per person

Reservations deadline May 14th

Program

Friday, June 3rd

2-6 pm – Registration

7 pm – Convention is called to Order (Business attire, summer formal for State Officers)

  • Invocation
  • Roll Call of Officers
  • Roll Call of Lodges
  • Preliminary Report of the Credentials Committee
  • Annual Memorial Service
  • Presentation of Awards

Saturday, June 4th

9 am – Convention is reconvened (Business attire)

  • Order of Business as listed in the State Association Bylaws
  • Vote on By-law revisions

7:15 pm – Installation of Officers Dinner (summer formal for incoming and outgoing State Association Officers, Past Presidents, and Grand Lodge Officers, and members of the Installing Suite.  Business attire for others.)

Bylaws Change Proposal – at this year’s State Convention, members will vote on the proposed bylaws changes.  These are published at the bylaws portion of our website.  You will need to register and log in to see the proposed bylaws.  [link]

PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES FOR 2022 STATE CONVENTION

April 7, 2022

Dear Exalted Rulers and Secretaries,

Attached are the proposed changes to the Connecticut Elks Association Charities By-Laws prepared by the ad-hoc Committee formed by State President Ronald Michael Stewart and composed by PSP’s Michael Bonini, James Sabio and William Chinn with Ronald Michael Stewart, who was also in attendance at the meetings and contributed.

The committee attempted to include the relevant provisions from both corporation’s By-Laws into a comprehensive new document. This necessitated a complete reordering of the Articles from both sets of By-Laws.

There are two files attached – one named “CEAC additions deletions version” which are the changes from the current version. The other named “June 2022 CEAC By Laws” will be the new By-Laws if approved. Both files will also be available on the state website.

Please copy and distribute to your officers and members.

It will be voted on at the Annual Convention on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I will see you all at the Convention.

Fraternally,

 

Lisa Morissette, PER

CEAC State Secretary