Thank-you for stopping by and browsing the Connecticut Elks Association website!
Information on Submission
This website is designed as an informational tool for our membership, prospective members and for anyone interested in learning about the charitable and patriotic works of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The sites content is a source of news and informational content about the Connecticut Elks Association, the State and Grand Lodge Committees, the Grand Lodge and the 31 Connecticut Lodges of the Elks.
Be sure to check out the many pages and features of this site. There is a wide variety of content on both the State Association pages as well as the pages of the individual Lodges. We are constantly working on the site and updating the information that it contains so be sure to check back often. To request changes to your lodge’s webpage, email your District Website Chairperson and they will respond within 48 hours.
The Connecticut Elks Association manages two official Facebook groups:
Connecticut Elks Local Lodge News and Events Group – A place for all local lodges in CT to share their upcoming events, functions, and news.
Office Facebook Pages for Grand Lodge:
BPO Elks USA – Grand Lodge’s official Facebook page.
Grand Lodge Marketing and Membership Facebook Group – Private group for use of Elks Members in their marketing and membership training opportunities.
Jolly Cork – Grand Lodge’s official marketing page.
Elks National Foundation – The ENF’s official Facebook page.
BPOE TV – Live or recorded official Grand Lodge communications
Local Lodge Website/Facebook Contest Deadline is October 1, 2022
Information on Submission
The Grand Lodge has a local lodge website and/or Facebook contest. To submit your lodge’s website or Facebook page for consideration, download this form and submit it as shown.
Congrats to New London Lodge No. 360 for earning 5 stars for their local lodge website in 2021-22. See above for contest details.
Virtual Home Page Updates on elks.org
In addition to the pages for local lodges here on CTelks.org, there are website pages at elks.org. Your Secretary can assign a Cyber Assistant who can access and edit this page.
Now, your local Lodge Virtual Home Page has been updated. We’ve activated a variety of improvements, including:
- Easy-to-remember, easy-to-type URLs
Starting immediately, your VHP can be accessed by appending your lodge number to www.elks.org. The address for San Francisco, CA Lodge No. 3, for instance, looks like this:
Boston, MA Lodge No. 10 looks like this:
Des Plaines, IL Lodge No. 1526 can be found here:
- New Header Images
You can now customize your site with one of 48 brand new header images.
- CLMS Officer Integration
Officer and Committee Chair information is now drawn directly from CLMS, which eliminates the need to maintain the same data in two different places. To protect the privacy of your members, you retain full control over what information gets displayed, and what information is hidden.
Important Note: By default, all Officer and Chair information is private. Once you’ve secured permission to post information for your Officers and Chairs, you can use the VHP Admin screens to display their names and contact info.
- More Members Only Content
Your Lodge VHP now includes direct links to training modules and Grand Lodge manuals.
- More Responsive and Mobile-Friendly
Your Virtual Home Page has been optimized to look great on phones as well as tablets and PCs.
- Social Media Support
You can now post links to your social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!
- Lots More!
Download the revised Virtual Home Page Owners Manual for more information.
Connecticut Elks Association Wins 5 Stars for 2021-2022 Fraternal Year
Facebook Pages for Connecticut Lodges
To update your lodge’s Facebook link, email the webmaster.