The newly formed Antlers of Waterbury Lodge are off to a great start. They will be hosting a redemption bottle and can drive on December 2 in the Lodge parking lot from10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Please show support for our new youth Antlers program and bring down any EMPTY bottles or cans that you would normally return for redemption. 
 
Also, the ANTLERS are now taking orders for Christmas pies. Orders need to be in by November 20. There are order forms in the Waterbury 265 Rathskeller and the costs of pies are $17.00 each.  For more information or to place an order, please call (203) 228-3750.
 
Please help to support this new Antlers Program at Waterbury No. 265 and help them to grow in Elkdom.  They are destined to become a valuable asset and part of a great new future for their Lodge! 
 
 
 
The time is fast approaching for the Special Olympic Volleyball event. The Special Olympics Volleyball event will be played on Nov. 18th & 19th 2017 at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. The same athletic center as last year.  This is the first weekend before Thanksgiving.  Registration will begin at 7:30am for both Sat. and Sunday. Opening ceremony on Saturday will begin 9:00AM SHARP. Coffee and donuts, in the morning, and lunch will be provided. The directions to and from the facility are on the website. ELKS and friends don't forget to sign in at registration under your district and lodge number. 
 
Over the last couple of years the volunteer attendance has been slowly going down. Especially on Sundays. The Special Olympics of Connecticut questioned me if we could still handle the event. OF COURSE WE CAN. We need to bring our volunteer attendance up like it used to be in the past.  Don't take it for granted that some one else will do the job. 
 
Remember this is not an ELKS members only event. We need volunteers. Bring your family, neighbors, friends and teenagers with their friends. If you know any one who needs Community Service hours (for High School, College or other) please bring them I will sign their papers. If they can help us we sure can help them. That's what we do. ELKS CARE-ELKS SHARE.  We can all share our time to help out the Special Olympics of Conn. participants. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. 
 
 
 
 

Kent Gade, Director - Elks National Drug Awareness Program

 

 

ELKS Drug Awareness Program and the DEA partners with SMOSH, a widely popular digital comedy youth-targeted site for a  powerful & emotionally driven campaign to bring awareness to the long-term effects of drugs through the organization's very first digital and social anti-drug campaign.

WHAT: New brand campaign features the SMOSH casthighlighting the devastating physical effect of drugs through a compelling video that transforms each of them in different ways and poses the question

"What Wouldn't You Give Up to Drugs?"

Content Breakdown:

  • Celebrity make-up artists depict the physical effects of various opioids and prescription drugs on young SMOSH talent, where each person is assigned to a drug without having any knowledge of the drug name or side effects
  • Video content captures the before and after, and reactions of each person as they see themselves for the first time with the shocking effects each drug has done to their face, hair, teeth and eyes
  • The SMOSH cast members are then brought together to react to one another's transformations, guess which drug was assigned to each of them and talk about what they would not give up for drugs; Viewers will see the very real emotional reaction these huge influencers have when they contemplate not only the physical transformation but what other frightful consequences this alternate version of them would face!

WHEN:

Campaign launched on October 3, 2017

WHERE:The 13 minute video launched on SMOSH's hugely popular SMOSH Pit YouTube channel, along with additional content running on SMOSH's Twitter & Instagram pages -  with a call to action asking young adults and parents to show us what they love and would never want to lose to drugs using the hashtags:

#ELKSDAP #whatyoulove

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U47PEdOhDbo

Twitter: https://twitter.com/smosh/status/915297923994312704

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZzDxXmHhWH/?hl=en&taken-by=smosh

 

Click here for the September 2017 issue of the CEA Newsletter!

If you would like to submit anything for the next Newsletter, email it to John Simko PDD or your District Chairman!

Have you updated your Protocol List in CLMS? Do you know how to establish a Protocol List? How does a Protocol List benefit your Lodge?
 
In your CLMS home screen on the left you will see a box to add a Protocol member, yes, it is that simple. This is where you want to put the various Grand Lodge dignitaries, State Officers, and State Committeeman information for correspondence. This may seem mundane to some but for new secretaries it may help. All the information you may need can be found in the State Directory.
 
Let’s think about some of those events coming up such as the soon to be District Deputy Visitations to your Lodge. Once you have an established list and have done a sync with CLMS2PC you will be able to do group mailings which will save you time and effort, something most secretaries don’t have much of.
 
Do you realize that in CLMS2PC this is a fairly simple process to do as a group mailing?
 
If you haven’t done this before it is easy enough to learn. Once you have PC open go to the sharing screen and put in the appropriate information whether it is letters, queries, or reports and you will be asked to put in a Lodge number. Not sure what Lodge may have what you are looking for? Try 1589 or go to the secretary’s forum at Elks.org and ask who may have something to share, 2509 is another good one to try, Once, you have it downloaded you can copy and edit it to fit your individual Lodge. A good thing to do is to copy the original so once you edit it you can copy it again to make it easier to create your own for future use.
 
Now when you need to send a group letter you just go to mailings choose the group you are targeting then you are able to print them out. Don’t want the whole group? That’s easy just go to the review and deselect the ones you don’t want.
 
The first impressions new members get at their initiation is very important so when they realize that a group of dignitaries are there it will usually make the event a little more special.
 
Remember the District Deputy is visiting your Lodge as a direct emissary of the Grand Exalted Ruler and should be treated and thought of as such.
 
Please feel free to contact us with questions if help is needed.
 
Your CT CLMS Coordinators
 
Frank Hegedus, PSP PDD
 
Jan Wankowicz, PSP PDD
 
Peter H. Freiler, PSP PDD