by Peter Nelson
Inner Guard, CT Elks Association

On Sunday Oct 6th, Pete and Brenda took their CT Elks booth on the road, traveling to South Windsor to be a part of the town's Apple Festival. They spent several hours spreading the word to the attendies of the good works that the State Association does in their association with CCMCs Safe Kids program, and of the state's Drug Awareness program.
Along with help from State President Mike Bonini and State Chairman Justin Fedler PER, a great many people stopped by the booth to take pamphlets and listen to what we had to say. As always Brenda also had a table full of hats and mittens she knitted that were there for a donation.
Things really got going when Elroy showed up. He was a big hit with the kids and made for some great photos for the parents.
Our thanks to Mike and Justin,  to Tony and Deb Duarte, and a special thanks to Elroy and his handler (Chris and Diane Terry). Super special Thank You to Lisa Berthieume for Elroy.

by Michael A. Bonini
CEA State President

To All Exalted Rulers:

The All-Connecticut Lodge Contest will be awarded yearly in the honor of Peter T. Affatato, PGER who was our State Sponsor for 28 years.

This year's contest form can be found on the Main Menu by selecting "Affatato Award".  Circle the points earned as listed in the point value column.

Where no points are shown in the point value column on the form, please list the points that the lodge earned in that area. Be sure to list all the different activities for which these points are being requested on a separate sheet by category.

If not properly documented, points will not be allowed. Please be careful that activities having a point value stated on the form are not included again for additional points on the backup material.

Sign and mail or sign & Email form to your District Vice President by April 30, 2020.

This is a most prestigious State Association Award. You must, however, enter in order to have a chance to win.


by Thomas Matthews, PER
CEA Soccer Shoot Chairman

On Sunday, October 20 2019, the State competition will be held at Sports World, 226 Main St, East Windsor, CT 06088. The winners of CT’s four District soccer shoots will be competing to see who will advance to the Area 1 Regional Level. Registration will begin at 9:30am and the competition will begin promptly at 10:30am. Trophies will be presented immediately following the competition.

Interested in volunteering? We still have open positions for score keepers, tabulators, goal and line judges. Below is an excel spreadsheet you can download and add your name in any open position, or contact me and I will add you on.  [click here to download the spreadsheet].  

Phone: 860-738-7450


by Robert Ferone Sr. PDD - Secretary - CT Elks PER Association

The CT PER Association will hold its next meeting on Sunday, September 29th at the Rockville Lodge. There will be a luncheon served at 12 noon at a nominal cost. Flag Retirement Ceremony at 1:00pm, with business meeting to follow. 

by Frank "Cheech" DeFazio, PDD
CEA Special Olympics Chairman
The CEA  Special Olympics of Conn. Volleyball Event is getting closer and closer. We are calling for volunteers to plan ahead so that they can attend.  The event will be held on Nov. 23rd (Sat) and the 24th (Sun) the first weekend before Thanksgiving. Registration time will be 7:30am. (Sat and Sun). Opening ceremony will be 9:00am SHARP on Sat.  The games will start  approx. 9:00am on both days. 
The event will be held at Hamden Hall Country Day School Athletic Complex  (125 Skiff Street, Hamden, Ct. 06514). 
Exalted Rulers, any help from your members on either day will be greatly appreciated.  Kindly post this notice in your Lodge Newsletter (October and November)  with this information on the event and the address of how to get there. All information will be on the CTELKS.ORG Website. (Our Programs - Special Olympics). Let's have a great showing from our members.