By State Secretary Phillip Stender, PDD

This year it has been arranged with Willimantic Lodge No. 1311 to host a Special Initiation Ritual in honor of our State Association President Donna Wallace.  The event will take place on Saturday March 10, 2018 at Willimantic Lodge with the following schedule.


-  Cash Bar and Hors D’ oeuvres:   4:00 p.m.

-  Initiation:                                       5:00 p.m.

-  Dinner:                                          6:00 p.m.

-  Dancing:                                        7:00 p.m.

There will be a $20 per person fee for dinner.  Both members and guests are invited to attend.  Non-members will be welcome to stay in the Victorian Room during the ritual.

This is a great chance to witness the ritual done by the Peter Nelson, PDD and the Ritual Team he has put together and for your Lodge to get new members initiated before the end of the Lodge year.

Please let me know if your Lodge is planning on taking part by bringing new members that evening.  Please make sure to bring the candidate membership cards, Elks pins, the mandatory BPOE Statutes, a Flag and anything else your Lodge may present to new members.

Over the years President Donna has worked very hard to promote Elkdom in our state along with the programs of our Association. She deserves our support and a night of thanks.  What better way than a new class of members in her honor!

Please send the attached form along with a check payable to Willimantic Lodge No. 1311 to Michael Stewart, SVP, PDD at 148 Killingly Ave., Putnam, CT 06260 before March 3rd so he can make the necessary arrangements.

State President's Night Reservation Form