Connecticut Past Exalted Rulers Association

The Connect Elks Past Exalted Rulers Association provides the Peter T. Affatato/CT. PER Association Scholarship each year to a Connecticut student in need.  In addition, the association makes yearly donations to the a Connecticut charity, the CEA Major Projects, and to the Elks National Foundation in the name of the newly installed Grand Exalted Ruler.  

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PER Association Application for Membership

Click here for the CT Elks Association Application

The PER Association now has “Square” available to pay your dues. Renewal time is by September 30th, but you can join the Association at any time during the year.”

PER Association Officers 2023-2024

President:Lysa Molnar PERPutnam, Lodge No. 574
1st Vice President:Ray Dunbar PDDBranford Lodge No. 1939
2nd Vice President:Tom Smith DDGERWallingford Lodge No. 1365
3rd Vice President:Justin Fedler DDGERMeriden Lodge No. 35
4th Vice President:Carolyn Vallee PERWestbrook Lodge No. 1784
Secretary:Jamie Sienna PDDWethersfield-Rocky Hill Lodge Lodge No. 2308
Treasurer:Edward Baranyai Jr. PDDBridgeport Lodge No. 36
Chaplain:Richard A. Poole PERMiddletown Lodge No. 771
Sergeant at Arms:Jim Eccleston PERPutnam Lodge No. 573
Inner Guard:Thomas Matthews PERWinsted Lodge No. 844
Advisor:Michael A. Bonini, PSP, PDDWallingford Lodge No. 1365

Connecticut Elks Passport Program

The Connecticut Elks Association passport program is here! Sponsored by the Connecticut PER Association, this program supports local lodges by encouraging visits from Elks throughout the state. The passport can be purchased at any lodge or the midyear or annual state convention for a cost of $10.  The seller of the passport should be sure to sign the inside page and include their membership number. 

Each time the passport holder visits a lodge, they will get a signature from an officer or the bartender at that lodge. Once the passport holder has visited all 30 lodges in the state, they can submit their completed passport to their lodge point of contact or their district PER Vice President. When complete, the passport holder will be recognized at our annual CEA convention with a commemorative pin, becoming an honorary Connecticut Elks Ambassador.

There are several goals of this program. One is to build camaraderie among Elks members by visiting other lodges. A second goal is to spread great ideas for programs, dinners, and activities across the state. Elks from outside the state are also welcome to participate.

Will you be part of the inaugural class to get the first pin?

For more information, contact any CT PER Association officer.

Lysa Molnar

President, Connecticut PER Association

REMINDER – please turn in your completed passports to your Lodge contact or PER Association District VP and give your name to Louise Maynard so that you will be presented your Ambassador Pin at the State Convention.”

Instructions for Purchase

  1. Visit a lodge and verify that they have passports available for purchase.
  2. Engage with the server and tell them you wish to purchase a passport.
  3. Click on the “Purchase” button above and enter your credit card information.
  4. Show the receipt to the server.  
  5. Sign and date your passport.

Tip of the Antler to Leading Knight Cary Carroll of Groton Lodge 2163 for his conception of the program, insights, and design of the booklet.  

Minutes from the May 6, 2024 meeting in Hamden are now available.

Minutes from the March 25, 2024 meeting in Derby are now available.

Minutes from the December 5, 2023 meeting in Westbrook are now available.

Minutes from the September 17, 2023 meeting in Bristol are now available.

Minutes from the May 21, 2023 meeting in Hartford are now available.

Minutes from the February 15, 2023 meeting are now available.

Minutes from the December 15, 2022 meeting are now available.

Minutes from the September 18, 2022 meeting are now available.

Minutes from the May 15, 2022 meeting are now available.

Minutes from the October 17, 2021 meeting are now available.

CEA PER Association Constitution

PER Association Application for Membership

Past Presidents of the PER Association