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Welcome to the Connecticut Elks Association Americanism Committee Page

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Americanism Committee

Suzanne Novaco, PER

State Chairman

Shari Dziekan, PER

Central District

 

Coastal District

Jenn Audette

East District

Denise Johnson

Northwest District

 

Link to Daily flag status alert information for US and Connecticut State flags flying in Connecticut

 

 

Americanism Essay Contest Winners

Division 1

1st place – Jasmine Green sponsored by Danbury Lodge -  Lodge chairman Lisa Knapp PER-  District Chairman Suzanne Novaco PER

2nd place – Alex Caba sponsored by Danbury Lodge -  Lodge chairman Lisa Knapp PER -  District Chairman Suzanne Novaco PER

3rd place – Sofia Marie Retiglian Sponsored by Wallingford Lodge – Lodge chairman Shari Dziekan PER – District chairman Shari Dzikan PER

 

Division 2

1st place – Samantha Mierzejewski sponsored by Meriden Lodge – Lodge chairman Jim Botsacos – District chairman Denise Johnson PER

2nd place – Gabriel Aguero sponsored by Willimantic Lodge – Lodge chairman Jenn Audette – District chairman Alex Coriaty PDD

3rd place – Rosemary Redrovan sponsored by Danbury Lodge -  Lodge chairman Lisa Knapp PER -  District Chairman Suzanne Novaco PER

 

 

2017-2018  Americanism/Community Contest

This is the 3rd year for this contest.  The format is easy, all your lodge needs to do is document, with a picture or pictures and an outline or article, 5 events your lodge hosted or participated in involving Americanism in the Community.  Submit your 5 events in a folder, portfolio or report binder.  Dates and more details are outlined in this downloadable document Americanism/Community contest.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding this contest.

Fraternally,

Suzanne L Novaco, PER

CEA Americanism State Chairman

 

To download this year's Essay Contest, click here!

 

 

Manuals & Information

To download the Grand Lodge Americanism Committee Manual click here:

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To download the Grand Lodge Americanism Committee Manual Supplement click here:

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To download the Americanism Essay contest rules & form click here:

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To download the Certificate of Participation click here:

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To download the Americanism Supplies Price List click here:

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To download the About Our Flag Booklet form click here:

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Flag-Flying Calendar

 The following calendar outlines dates that are specifically noted in the Public Law as occasions when our Flag should be displayed. It decrees that the Flag should be displayed on all days, especially:

EVENT DAY
New Year’s Day January 1st
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday 3rd Monday each January
Lincoln’s Birthday February 12th
* Washington’s Birthday & Presidents’ Day 3rd Monday in February
National Patriotism Week Week following
Easter March/April
Mother’s Day 2nd Sunday in May
Armed Services Day 3rd Saturday in May
* Memorial Day (fly at half-staff until noon) Last Monday in May
Flag Day June 14th
Father’s Day 3rd Sunday in June
Independence Day July 4th
Labor Day 1st Monday in September
National Patriots Day (fly at half staff) September 11th
Constitution Day (Citizenship Day) September 17th
Columbus Day 2nd Monday in October
Election Day 1st Tuesday in November
Veterans’ Day November 11th
Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday in November
Christmas Day December 25th

*Federally designated Celebration Day.  PLUS Anniversary Date of your Town’s Founding and Date of your State’s Admission to the Union, as well as any other such days as proclaimed by the President of the United States, and on State and Municipal Holidays.

 

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Americanism[1]GOD BLESS AMERICA:

God bless America, Land that I love. Stand beside her, And guide her, Thru the night with a light from above. . From the mountains, To the prairies, To the oceans white with foam. God bless America, My home, sweet, home, . God bless America, My home, sweet, home.