Welcome to the

Connecticut Elks Association

Veterans Committee Page

"As Long As There Are Veteran's, The Elks Will Never Forget Them"


Veterans Committee

Rick Berthiaume PER

State Chairman

Raymond Lilley II PER

Central District

John Franco PER

Coastal District

Gerry Gallo PER

East District

Lynn Connolly

Northwest District





Links to Elks.org NVSC Reports


Even the smallest activity is worth being reported.
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Hospital Activity Report for VAVS Representatives

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Our Programs (from http://www.elks.org/vets/programs.cfm)

(This is a list of the Nationally sanctioned Veterans-oriented projects.  Many more have been established on a state-to-state and Lodge-to-Lodge basis.)

Youth/Veteran Volunteer Program: This innovative new program allows us to fulfill our commitment to America's youth while continuing to serve our nation's veterans.

Adopt-a-Veteran Program: Like an army of hope, Elks everywhere are living up to their pledge to hospitalized veterans.

Featured Veteran: Two new profiles: Joseph Kowaleski and Tom Layow.

Veterans Leather Program: VA medical centers across the country rely on the Elks for tooling leather used in occupational and recreational therapy.

Veterans Remembrance: Remembering our veterans is a daily proposition for the Elks. Nevertheless, each November we redouble our efforts.

Re-Creation USA: This group of entertainers travels the nation, performing at VA medical centers, and they couldn't do it without the Elks.

Playing Cards for Veterans: The Elks now offer playing cards for hospitalized veterans