Below is a list of the major programs and committees of the Connecticut Elks Association.
A local lodge competition supporting Grand Lodge and CT State programs.
This committee supports the Americanism Essay Contest each year.
The annual bowling tournament in March supports the State Major Projects, Safe Kids and Special Olympics CT.
Business Practices and Training
Focused on business-activities related to local lodges.
Drug Abuse? No Excuse! was the theme of the 2020-2021 drug awareness contest for children.
Elks National Foundation, Inc.
The Elks National Foundation is the primary fundraising arm of the national organization which provides many grants to local lodges.
This committee keeps Connecticut Elks trained in the rules of the order.
A yearly golf tournament held in June is a major fundraising event supporting the CT Major Projects, Safe Kids CT and the CT Special Olympics
Relationships with local and state government help ensure local and state Elks organizations function smoothly.
Elks Hoop Shoot
The premier youth activity of the Elks, this basketball freethrow competition goes from local lodge to nationals in Chicago.
This committee helps local lodges participate in all Grand Lodge programs and runs an annual contest rewarding such participation.
The primary charities supported by the CT Elks Association Inc. are Safe Kids CT and the CT Special Olympics.
Growing membership is vital to all lodges in the state of CT. This committee helps local lodges grow!
Charged with helping local lodges and the state association inform the public of the great works we do for our communities.
The initiation ritual and the 11 o’clock toast are two ceremonial activities central to Elkdom.
Safety & Accident Prevention
Charged with ensuring local lodges are safe envrionments for the membership.
The Elks is the largest private funder of scholarships in the nation through its Most Valuable Student competition held each Fall.
Connecticut is the home of the Soccer Shoot, a contest for youth encouraging soccer skills.
We’re a proud sponsor of the annual Connecticut Special Olympics Volleyball Tournament each November.
So long as there are Veterans, the Elks will never forget them.
The CT State Elks Association provides a website for each lodge in addition to supporting the state programs