Welcome to Westbrook Elks Lodge 1784

142 Seaside Avenue, Westbrook, CT 06498

Lodge Phone - 860- 399-9191

Fax - 860-399-3435

Email -

website - http://www.westbrookelks.com/





Lodge Meeting- Second & Fourth Tuesday at 7:00PM

Governing Body Meeting- First & Third Monday at 5:30PM

Board of Directors Meeting - First & Third Tuesdays at 5:30PM



LODGE HOURS OF OPERATION: (check newsletter for current hours)


1130 AM-9 PM
Kitchen closes at 8 PM

Friday & Saturday

1130 AM - 11 PM
kitchen closes at 9 PM


1130 AM - 9 PM
kitchen closes at 6 PM


OFFICERS FOR 2021-2022

Exalted Ruler: Carolyn Vallee
Esteemed Leading Knight: Adam T. Palermo
Esteemed Loyal Knight: Bob Mancini
Esteemed Lecturing Knight: Dave Perregaux
Secretary: Rocky Gillis
Treasurer: John Beatty
Esquire: Glenn Vallee, PER
Chaplain: Jenny Jendrzewski
Inner Guard: Laurie Davis
Tiler: Marilou Clayton
Organist: Vacant
Five Year Trustee: Joe Carpio PER
Four Year Trustee: Rex Clayton PER
Three Year Trustee: Kevin DeLoreto PER
Two Year Trustee: Don Harger
One Year Trustee: Rick Sheldon PER
Governing Body Chairman: Rick Sheldon PER
Lodge Email Contact: Rocky Gillis








The proceeds from the 2016 Beach Jam for Breast Cancer Patient Care were donated to Smilow Cancer Hospital and Cancer Center of Middlesex Hospital on October 17th during a ceremony at the Lodge. 

Exalted Ruler Rick Sheldon presented each of the hospitals with checks for $22,500 each. During the eight years that the Beach Jam has been held, a total of $219,000 has been donated to the hospitals for patient care.


From left to right Beach Jam Committee Chairperson Carolyn Vallee, Beach Jam Organizer Jim Pino Jr., Exalted Ruler Rick Sheldon, Justin Drew MSN, RN Cancer Center Director Middlesex Hospital, Alison Marcinek Sr. Development Officer Yale New Haven Hospital, Maureen Major-Campos Program Mgr. Women’s Oncology Services Smilow Cancer Hospital, and Sarah Moore Director Development Middlesex Hospital.




Photograph and story by Richard Siedzik Westbrook Elks public relations

From left SOCK HOP committee chairmen Robert Knapp Sergeant Major Paul J. Dioreo 143RD MP Training Group National Guard and Exalted Ruler Rick Sheldon.
April 23,2016 Westbrook Elks Lodge 1784 held Sock Hop 2 to raise funds to send We Care Packages to Connecticut military units deployed to the Middle East. Sergeant Major Paul J. Dioreo’s unit were the recipients of the Packages sent from the 2015 Sock Hop. The Sergeant Major came to Sock Hop 2 to thank the Lodge for sending the hard to get personal items in the packages. 



From left to right John Donnelly, PW Louthain 1784 Veterans committee chairman, Phil Sengle, John Soehnlein.

The program started in 2005 and now has 116 members.  The requirements are not just military service but continual community and veterans’ service throughout their lives.



It was held on Nov. 30 2015 in the Atrium of the CT Legislature's Office Building in Hartford, CT. WESTBROOK ELKS LODGE #1784 HOLDS USO DANCE AT VETERANS LUNCHEON ON NOVEMBER 7, 2015


Photograph and story by Richard Siedzik Westbrook Elks public relations

Pictured from left to right Jacob Green USO volunteer, Bethany Biszko Development Coordinator USO of Metropolitan New York, PW Louthain Westbrook Elks Veterans Committee Chair, Noel Bishop First Selectman Town of Westbrook, and Senator Art Linares Connecticut General Assembly.


 On November 7, 2015 the Westbrook Elks Lodge held a luncheon and USO dance to honor area veterans. The vets were greeted with a Flag line provided by the Patriot Guard Riders and local Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and the lodge sponsored Sea Scout Ship 1784. The day featured Dancing to Big band music of the Manstan band and speeches from Sean M. Connolly Commissioner State of Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Noel Bishop First Selectmen of Westbrook, and State Senator Art Linares. 




Photo by Roger Charbonneau Jr

Picturedfrom left to rite: Steering Committee Co-Chair Jim Pino, Westbrook First Selectman Noel Bishop, Director of the Cancer Center & Oncology Services at Middlesex Hospital Teddy Aribisala, Exalted Ruler Glenn Vallee, Manager, Oncology Social Work at Smilow Cancer Hospital Bonnie Indeck, Steering Committee Members Carolyn Vallee, Mary Ellen Charney, and John Rota, and Volunteer Coordinator Donna Valentino.

On September 28th the Westbrook Elks Lodge #1784 presented checks for $29,000 each to the Smilow Cancer Center and Middlesex Hospital for breast cancer patient care services.

The donations were raised at the 7th Annual Beach Jam for Brest Cancer event held on August 8th at the Westbrook Lodge. This record breaking event, Sponsored by Westbrook Lodge #1784 and hosted by the band Freeplay, was made possible by over a  hundred lodge volunteers and the bands that donated their time to the event. 




Westbrook Elks Lodge #1784

Receives Blood Drive Collection Center Award from American Red Cross

Photograph and story by Richard Siedzik Westbrook Elks public relations

Pictured are from left to right Robert W. Powitz lodge member and PER and ARC volunteer, Glenn Vallee Exalted Ruler Lodge 1784, Steve Levinson ARC and Brian Young ARC and lodge member.

At the 20thanniversary of the Westbrook Elks Lodge participation in the American Red Crosses blood drive program held on July 20that the lodge. The American Cross awarded the lodge with a plaque for

collecting 628 pints of blood in 2014.


Westbrook Elks Reach 20 years as a American Red Cross blood collection center.

                                                                            Photograph and story by Richard Siedzik Westbrook Elks public relations

Three participants of the first America Red Cross blood drive held at the Westbrook Elks in June 1995 are still at it.

Pictured from left to right Mark Roberge ARC, Bob Powitz PER Westbrook Elks and ARC, Glenn Vallee current Exalted Ruler Westbrook Elks, John Mayo PER Westbrook Elks and ARC volunteer.

The Westbrook Elks Lodge now hosts 6 blood drives yearly and collects an average of 100 pints each drive. The ARC has collected an estimated 8,000 pints of blood at the Elks effecting 24,000 lives.

The American Red Cross awarded the lodge a plaque at the blood drive for collecting 628 pints in 2014.

Westbrook Elks host 20thanniversary blood drive.

Shotline communites encoraged to give blood.

                                                      Photograph and story by Richard Siedzik Westbrook Elks public relations

Pictured from left to right are Mark Roberge ARC, Brian Young ARC, Stephanie Mulvihill ARC, Robert Powitz Past Exalted Ruler Westbrook Elks, Glenn Vallee Exalted Ruler Westbrook Elks, and John Mayo Past Exalted Ruler Westbrook Elks.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Westbrook Lodge #1784 hosted a 20thanniversary American Red Cross blood drive on Monday July 20that the lodge 142 Seaside Ave. Westbrook to help ensure blood is available this summer for patients in need.

The Westbrook Elks hosted their first blood drive in June of 1995, as a joint effort between the Elks and its auxiliary organization, the Emblem Club. The first drive was hosted by John Mayo Past Exalted Ruler of the Lodge and Ruth Dente who was an officer in the Emblem Club.

Over the years the Lodge has dedicated eight of out drives to friends and neighbors who have needed large amounts of blood products due to surgery of other conditions said Bob Powitz Past Exalted Ruler of the Westbrook Elks. In addition the Elks have increased the number of drives to six per year to accommodate the large numbers of regular donners who want to give the gift of life as often as possible.

Blood drives sponsored by the Westbrook Elks on average collect approximately 100 pints of blood making them one of the top sponsors of the Red Cross blood drives in Connecticut.