Our Programs

Below is a list of the major programs and committees of the Connecticut Elks Association.

Affatato Award

Affatato Award

A local lodge competition supporting Grand Lodge and CT State programs.

Americanism

Americanism

This committee supports the Americanism Essay Contest each year.

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Bowling Tournament

The annual bowling tournament in March supports the State Major Projects, Safe Kids and Special Olympics CT.  

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Business Practices and Training

Focused on business-activities related to local lodges.

Drug Awareness

Drug Awareness

Drug Abuse? No Excuse! was the theme of the 2020-2021 drug awareness contest for children.  

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Elks National Foundation, Inc.

The Elks National Foundation is the primary fundraising arm of the national organization which provides many grants to local lodges.

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Elks Training

This committee keeps Connecticut Elks trained in the rules of the order.

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Golf Tournament

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

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Government Relations

Relationships with local and state government help ensure local and state Elks organizations function smoothly.

Hoop Shoot

Elks Hoop Shoot

The premier youth activity of the Elks, this basketball freethrow competition goes from local lodge to nationals in Chicago.

Lodge Activities

Lodge Activities

This committee helps local lodges participate in all Grand Lodge programs and runs an annual contest rewarding such participation.

Major Projects

Major Projects

The primary charities supported by the CT Elks Association Inc. are Safe Kids CT and the CT Special Olympics.  

Membership

Membership

Growing membership is vital to all lodges in the state of CT.  This committee helps local lodges grow!

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Public Relations

Charged with helping local lodges and the state association inform the public of the great works we do for our communities.

Ritualistic

Ritualistic

The initiation ritual and the 11 o’clock toast are two ceremonial activities central to Elkdom.  

Safety and Accident Prevention

Safety & Accident Prevention

Charged with ensuring local lodges are safe envrionments for the membership.  

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Scholarship

The Elks is the largest private funder of scholarships in the nation through its Most Valuable Student competition held each Fall.   

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Soccer Shoot

Connecticut is the home of the Soccer Shoot, a contest for youth encouraging soccer skills.

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Special Olympics

We’re a proud sponsor of the annual Connecticut Special Olympics Volleyball Tournament each November. 

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Veterans

So long as there are Veterans, the Elks will never forget them.  

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Website

The CT State Elks Association provides a website for each lodge in addition to supporting the state programs