Welcome to Putnam Elks Lodge 574

Home of State President Mike Stewart

64 Edmond Street, Putnam, CT 06260

Lodge Phone - 860-928-3901





Lodge- Second & Fourth Tuesday's at 7:00PM

(Lodge meets 2nd Tuesday in July, August, and December)

Elkriders 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM



Sunday 12-9 PM
Monday-Thursday 3-9 PM
Friday 3-12 AM
Saturday 12 PM - 12 AM

OFFICERS FOR 2021-2022:

Exalted Ruler: Jim Eccelston
Esteemed Leading Knight: Elizabeth Santerre
Esteemed Loyal Knight: Stephen Chouinard
Esteemed Lecturing Knight: Michael Martin
Secretary: Lisa Morissette PER
Treasurer: Jerry Beausoleil
Esquire: Marcel Morissette
Chaplain: John Colburn
Inner Guard: David Lavoie
Tiler: John Pytko
Organist: Vacant
Five Year Trustee: Diane Robinson PER
Four Year Trustee: Will Hyrzan
Three Year Trustee: Ricky Hayes
Two Year Trustee: Lee Konicki
One Year Trustee: William Salvas
House Committee Chairman: "Tow Truck" Michael Paquin
Facilities Contact: Brad Martel
Lodge Email Contact:  
Elks Riders President: Brian McKay








Putnam Lodge #574 and the Town of Putnam sponsored the Tractor Spectacular on May 17th. All monies raised today through donations and registering tractors went to DAILY BREAD. Our Putnam Antlers  worked along side our lodge members collecting donations while social distancing. Our parade was led by Putnam Mayor, Barney Seney, Exalted Ruler, Brinda Miller and Ct Vice President, Mike Stewart. We are happy to say we had 17 tractors travel a 6 mile route through Putnam neighborhoods and the community was extremely generous to the cause. Our total collected for Daily Bread was $1821.47. 


Message from Exalted Ruler Brinda Miller - December 2019

Members All,

December is now upon us, as we prepare for the upcoming holidays and events with Family and Friends!  Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!!  This year has flown by so quickly, still so much more to do and plan for!  I’ve truly had a great time being your Exalted Ruler of this Lodge over the last 9 months, and looking forward to the rest of the year!  I love being an Elk and everything we stand for!  I am so proud of all of the volunteers who participate every year with the countless hours in the kitchen cooking, cleaning, maintenance & countless hours planning events!! Everything we do wouldn’t be possible without all the you!! Together We Can Make A Difference!!   

RE-CAP ~~ November 10th – Sunday ~ Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon with a special presentation from “Quilts of Valor”– Pasta lunch by our K-9 Crew.  Shout-Out to the Quilts of Valor of MA, Putnam Officers, Antlers, Mark Beausoleil for Bartending, Harold for set up and clean-up and everyone who volunteered their time! 

Roy Simmons presented the table for One” The P.O.W. / M.I.A. Remembrance). Bill Schmidt presented the table of the “Fallen Comrades” – “For Those That Have Gone Before”). Both of you did an outstanding job, and there was not a dry eye in the room!! 

Quilt of Valor recipients ~~ Norman Barney Seney ~ ARMY – (1964 thru 1969); Paul W Martell Sr ~ ARMY – (1950 thru 1953); Bill Schmidt ~ USMC – (1979 thru 1987); Richard Bernier ~ USN – (1950 thru 1954); Bob Lalumere ~ USAF (1966 thru 1970).  Thank you for your service! 

100th Year Anniversary of Women Serving in the US Military.  Since the American Revolution, women have served on America’s battlefield. They served as nurses, spies, cooks, and even disguised themselves as men to fight in the ranks. But it wasn’t until World War I that women officially wore the uniform. 

Putnam Lodge honored two women with a Commemorative Coin – 100 Years of Women Serving in the US Military.  Recipients were Elizabeth Buzalski ~ USMC & Pat Steinbrick ~USMC.  Thank you for your service! 

November 23rd thru 24th (8 AM – 5:30 PM) Sat. & Sun. ~~ Special Olympics Volleyball Eventat Hamden Hall Country Day School 125 Skiff St. Hamden, CT.  Thank you to all the volunteers who participated and supported these athletes!!

November 28th (12:00 – 3:00 PM) – Putnam Lodge of Elks- Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner–Thank you to ALL who spend the days prior and “their” Thanksgiving Day prepping, cooking, baking, serving and to the deliveries to the homes of those who are not able to come to the Lodge.  This is greatly appreciated and it didn’t go unnoticed!! 

November 30th (6:00 – 10:00 PM) – Putnam Lodge ElksRiders – Chile/Soup Cookoff–Thank you to all who participated and showed what you can do when we ALL come together as Lodge Members weather from Putnam #574 or Neighboring Lodges!!  Thank you all who volunteered your time and $.  Prizes were given for the Best Chile and Best Soup!! Raffles were donated to the Elk Riders.  I’d love to see more of our neighboring lodges come together in their Elks Riders Lodge events.

UPCOMING ~~ December 1st (Sunday) ~ 12 PM - Memorial Sunday - This is the time to recognize all of our Absent Members.                                                              December 1st (Sunday) ~ 5 - 8 PM ­­-– 18th Annual Holiday Dazzle Light ParadeCome on down and join us as we walk thru Down Town Putnam with our Holiday spirit, it’s always a great time. Putnam Lodge #574 will be transporting Santa and Mrs. Clause on our float once again this year!  Don’t miss it!!   

December 8th (Sunday) 6 - 10 PM ­­– Elk Riders Breakfast with Santa- Bring your cameras and take pictures with Santa and enjoy the comradery of your fellow Elks and families.  Cost: Adults $10.00; Children 6-12 $5.00; Children under 5 Free.  This is to benefit “PAWS Animal Shelter” and “IHSP Diaper Bank”.  Everyone is welkome to come!!  Any questions please contact the Elk Rider’s President Brian McKay (401)639-1448;

December 15th (Sunday) 12 - 2 PM ­­– Putnam Elks Annual Children’s Christmas Party – Come on down to the Lodge and bring your children.  Rain Date is December 22nd

December 20th (Saturday) 12 - 2 PM ­­– Putnam Elks Annual Members Christmas Party Potluck

December 28th (Saturday) 11 - 1 PM ­­– Putnam Elks Riders & Putnam Antlers - OPEN HOUSE

Have a wonderful Holiday season!!  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to ALL!! 

Fraternally yours,

Exalted Ruler Brinda Miller



These men and women are very dedicated in supporting our Lodge, Community and Veterans.

Upcoming Events:

Elk Riders Chile/Soup Cookoff – Nov. 30th – Putnam Lodge of Elks – (6 – 10 PM)– come show support and show us what you got. It’s that time of year when Fall’s in the air!!  

Prizes for best Chile/Soup – gift cards and etc. No cost to enter your Chile or Soup.  Bring it down in a covered crockpot. We’ll supply the bowls and utensils. 

Cost at the door is All-You-Can-Eat while supplies last - $5.00 Per Person.

Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8th (Sunday) – Putnam Lodge of Elks – (8 – 11 AM)- come on down and have breakfast and bring your cameras to take your pictures with Santa.


 Adults ~~ $10.00

Children 6 – 12 ~~ $5.00

Children 5 and under ~~ FREE

To benefit:

  • Women Homeless Shelter in Danielson
  • Daily Bread of Putnam

Everyone is welcome!!  Any questions please call the Putnam Lodge at (860)928-3901

Putnam #574 Elk Riders are looking to increase their membership.

Motorcycles are not required.  Fee are only $80.00 - one-time fee includes the patch! 

Join and help support the lodge.  They have participated in some great rides, and you can be a part of that too.  Come join the Putnam #574 Elk Riders!!

Veterans Run, Cystic Fibrosis, Vietnam Wall Run and so many others during the year.  Always a good cause to get out there and support your lodge in Our Community.

Contact for the Putnam #574 Elks Riders:


President:Brian McKay (401)639-1448 or email



Children’s Halloween Party at #574 with Diane Rhonda, Putnam Antlers.  Thank you to all who helped, including Harold Charbonneau, Jim Eccelston, Brinda Miller, Lysa Burrell Molnar, Mary Starr, Heather Hryzan, and Judi Boulet.  


On Wednesday, October 23rd, NOW Executive Director Sarah C Wolfburg was presented with a check for $703 from Putnam Lodge of Elks 574 Exalted Ruler Brinda Purcell Miller. The donation included funds generated from bar sales during the NOW Bartender events, which were held at the Putnam Elks club in August of 2018 and 2019.


Photos from the Elks Riders Veterans Wall Run, October 2019.



Photos from the Elks Riders St. Joseph run, October 2019.



LOVE THE PUTNAM ELKS!! Thank you again to the Putnam Elks for their
surprise visit in full regalia to the Good Friday Food Drive this morning.
In 2013, Past Exalted Ruler, Shawn Tessier, proposed that the
Lodge support the Rotary and Lions efforts, and show
solidarity between all the organizations who focus on
improving our community. This year the Lodge members donated
over 100 cans and boxes of food, as well as $439 in cash.
The Putnam Elks Wednesday Night Pitch League donated an
additional $1280 from the players and teams for a total
donation of $1,719. Pictured left to right: Past Exalted
Ruler and 4 year Trustee Shawn Tessier, Treasurer Tamara
Mathis, Past Exalted Ruler and Chaplain Lysa Molnar and
Exalted Ruler Walter Napierata.