Hoop Shoot Program Update

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.  Two Connecticut competitors were there with their families to compete: Hayden Patterson in the 8-9 girls division, representing Willimantic...
About Our Flag Challenge

About Our Flag Challenge

The 2024-2025 About Our Flag Challenge is now available.   Lodges are encouraged to do this as a group of Officers and/or Members. To participate use the “About Our Flag“ booklet, a link is provided on the Americanism program page, as a reference. Complete the...
Americanism Essay Contest Winners For 2023-2024

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. Each state including the Connecticut Elks Association uses the same theme for judging purposes. Each year we...
Endorsed Candidate for GER Pins for Sale

Endorsed Candidate for GER Pins for Sale

Douglas A. Schieffer from Ohio is the endorsed candidate for Grand Exalted Ruler for2024-2025. He will be installed at the Grand Lodge Convention in Austin, Texas this coming July. The endorsed candidate for GER must raise significant funds to support his year as GER....
2024 Enrique Camarena Award Recipient

2024 Enrique Camarena Award Recipient

  Congratulations to Sergeant Jeffrey Foss-Rugan of the Rocky Hill Police Department. Foss-Rugan was nominated by Lodge DAP Chair Trish Newhouse as an officer who best exemplifies the memory of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena who was killed by the Sinola Cartel in...