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.  

PER Association Officers 2022-2023

President:Denise Johnson PERSouthington Lodge No. 1669
1st Vice President:Lysa Molnar PERPutnam, Lodge No. 574
2nd Vice President:Tom Smith PERWallingford Lodge No. 1365
3rd Vice President:Ray Dunbar PERBranford Lodge No. 1939
4th Vice President:Justin Fedler PERMeriden Lodge No. 35
Secretary:Robert Ferone Sr. PDDNew Britain Lodge No. 36
Treasurer:Edward Baranyai Jr. PDDBridgeport Lodge No. 36
Chaplain:Brinda Miller PERPutnam Lodge No. 574
Sergeant at Arms:Michael Johnson PDDSouthington Lodge No. 1669
Inner Guard:Joseph Frederick PERManchester Lodge No. 1893

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The next meeting of the CT PER Association is on Decembe 15th at 6:30 pm at Putnam Lodge.

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

Good Afternoon All

Attached is the proposed revision of the Constitution of the CT Elks Past Exalted Ruler’s Association.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with it’s content as it will be presented to be voted upon at the Annual Meeting, September 18, 2022 at the Southington Lodge #1669 at noon.

The meeting agenda will be emailed in early September.

The Association’s goal is to elevate the mentorship, guidance and relevance provided within the entire Elk community.
To that end, we will provide workshops and round table discussions at our meetings vs. limiting it to a meal, Flag Retirement and the business meeting. We hope to expand our presence at other State Meetings and Events as well.

By encouraging an active PER Association on the Lodge Level, you will be instrumental in reaching our goals. Attached is an application, which can also be found on the website. Prior meeting minutes are on the site as well. Please consider bringing a new PER to the meeting for the installation ceremony.

In September, we are asking that you bring suggestions for workshops, ideas for a PER Association fundraising event, a PER Family Day, as well as the name of a Charity you wish us to support. We want to enhance our impact within the State by diversifying our charitable donations.
Suggestions for a day and time for the quarterly meetings are also welcomed. Perhaps an evening meeting would have less conflicts than on the weekend.

We look forward to seeing you in September,

Fraternally Yours,

Seth Miller, PDD
President, CEA Past Exalted Ruler’s Association
Middletown Lodge #771