February 24, 2020
Dave Acanfora, PSP, PDD

The CT Elks Association is joining the Super Plungers on Sunday, March 29 for the FINAL PLUNGE!  Join us in supporting Special Olympics Connecticut athletes and celebrating our brave Super Plungers. Want to help?  Support by making a donation at https://www.classy.org/279217. The process is fast, easy, and secure... and you can be sure that it will benefit a great cause!

Good Afternoon Everyone,
With the concern of COVID-19 and our members and future members health and welfare, I think it is best if I postpone State President's Night to a future date TBA. Please consider still attending the future date when we are all safe from the virus.  
This was a difficult but no so difficult decision for me to make. As always, it is all of our best interest to keep our families, lodges and our  members safe from harms way.
Mike Bonini 
State President
Connecticut Elks Association



February 15, 2020
Kathleen Ackerman PDD
Vice President Central

Join CEA State President Michael Bonini PDD for State President's Night on March 21, 2020.  The event will be held at the Wallingford Lodge begining at 6:300 pm.  This event features a special initiation in honor of President Bonini.  

RSVP to Kathleen Ackerman PDD at or (860)-301-3198 by March 9th with the number of persons, including candidates, that will be attending.  

Southington Lodge #1669 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary on Saturday, May 9, 2020 beginning at 6:00 pm in the Wagon Room at the Aqua Turf Club. This event will commemorate 75 years of our lodge’s commitment to the support of our youth, our veterans, and our many local charities. We are reaching out to all members to encourage your family’s participation in celebrating the memory of a loved one and their significant support and accomplishments while a member of our lodge.

Tickets to the event are $50 each and we would love to have many family members and friends attend to help honor our past members who have contributed so much and will never be forgotten.

If you feel you can fill a table of 10, we also have the following sponsorship opportunities:

Corporate Sponsor- $2,000 donation includes a reserved table of 10, a commemorative plaque, a full page in the commemorative book, acknowledgment on our Facebook page and other social media prior to the function, and name listed alone on display at the function.

Platinum sponsor- $1,500 donation includes a reserved table of 10, a full page in the commemorative book, acknowledgment on our Facebook page, and name listed alone on display at the function.

Gold sponsor- $750 donation includes a reserved table of 10, a full page in the commemorative book, and name listed in group on display at function.

If you are unable to attend, we are also producing a commemorative book to be handed out which will include local advertisements as well as memorial inscriptions which can be purchased for $25 for a business card size inscription, $50 for a ¼ page, $75 for a ½ page, or $150 for a full page.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible as we expect to sell out this event.

Thank you!

December 22, 2019
by Robert Magowan, PER
CEA Public Relations Chair
The newest edition of the CT Elks Association State Newsletter is now available.  Thanks to all of the authors who contributed.  If you'd like to contribute to the next edition, please contact your District Chair or myself!  
by Frank "Cheech" DeFazio, PDD
CEA Special Olympics Chairman
The 2019 Holiday Season opened up again with the CEA holding the Special Olympic Volleyball event.  This was another great event held at the Hamden Hall Beckerman Athletic Center in Hamden, CT.  Every thing went along as planned. We had an exciting opening ceremony both days (Saturday and Sunday) with the competing teams joining in. 
There were 22 Volleyball teams (254 players and coaches) that competed with each other over the two day event. The teams were from throughout Connecticut. We had 161 Elk Volunteers for the two days to officiate the games (88 Saturday and 73 Sunday).  The Special Olympics of Connecticut thanked us again for holding their event. We are all looking forward to next year's event.