Willimantic
54°
clear sky
humidity: 62%
wind: 10mph NW
H 54 • L 47
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Elks Lodge #1311

ELKS.JPG
198 Pleasant St, Willimantic, CT 06226, United States
198 Pleasant Street Windham Connecticut 06226 US

Overview

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the country. Since its inception in 1868, the Order of Elks has grown to include nearly 1.2 million men and women in almost 2,200 communities.

The B.P.O. Elks is committed to the ideals of charity and patriotism. To that end, Elks have now disbursed over the Order’s 142 years more than $2.69 billion in cash, goods, and services to the nation’s youth, its veterans, the disadvantaged and handicapped, and in support of patriotic and civic programs. In the 1998-99 fiscal year alone, the B.P.O. Elks expended in such fashion over $160 million, and the Order ranks as one of the largest private providers of college scholarships in the nation.

The Elks have created a quiet network of good deeds that has profoundly changed millions of lives for the better, yet there is little public awareness of the impact of their vital work. Why is this so? Quite simply, the Elks have rarely sought recognition, neither have they gone to the general public with fund-raising efforts nor received monies from any level of government. Indeed, the flow of money and goods moves in the opposite direction: the Elks donated to the government the first veterans hospital; contribute regularly to schools and police and fire departments; and assist the young and the needy throughout this great nation.

How could this powerful force have come into being? And where does all this charitable giving come from? From the generous hearts of Elks members whose willingness to share, whose prudent long-term planning, and whose time devoted to serve–for free and with enthusiasm–infuses the Order with an exuberant and enduring expression of the true volunteer spirit.

Of note is that the elected leadership of the B.P.O. Elks–from the Exalted Rulers of the local Lodges to the national president, known as the Grand Exalted Ruler, and other decision-makers at the various levels–serve without salaries.

The organization of the Elks is democratic representation, with overall statute

ELKS.JPG 2 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Showing 1 result
Post as a guest by filling out the fields below or if you already have an account.
Name*
E-mail*
Website
Message*
Enter Code
720 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226, United States 0.27 km
Radio Stations WILI-AM and I-98.3 FM serve our membership area. ?Commercial spot rates range from...
Screen Shot 2016-12-30 at 12.07.09 PM.png
700 Main Street P.O. Box 28 Willimantic CT 06226 0.28 km
All types of signs for businesses. Building signs, traffic signs, Neon, Channel letters, backlit ...
90 South Park Street, Willimantic, CT 06226, United States 0.28 km
Full service auction business. Estate and on-site auctions. Fundraiser auctions. Contact us about...
community.jpg
90 South Park Street, Willimantic, CT 06226, United States 0.28 km
86045636268604563626
Community companion and homemaker services.
WILI.jpg
720 Main Street Willimantic CT 6226 0.3 km
Radio Stations WILI-AM and I-98.3 FM serve our membership area. Commercial spot rates range from ...
Screen Shot 2016-12-21 at 3.23.38 PM.png
729 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226, United States 0.3 km
SALVATIONARMY.jpg
316 Pleasant St. P.O. Box 595 Willimantic CT 06226 0.33 km
Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 11.41.59 AM.png
33 Hayden St, Willimantic, CT, United States 0.37 km
Through football and cheerleading, WYFC participants learn the values of teamwork, dedication, sp...
59 Church St, Willimantic, CT, United States 0.41 km
860-423-6082860-423-6082
dce.jpg
27 Meadow St, Willimantic, CT 06226, United States 0.43 km
27 Meadow St, Willimantic, CT 06226, United States 0.43 km
Screen Shot 2017-01-27 at 12.35.57 PM.png
560 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226, United States 0.44 km
Overlooking scenic Willimantic Falls and adjacent to the famous Frog Bridge, 560 On Main features...
Screen Shot 2017-09-07 at 2.29.50 PM.png
81 Union Street, Willimantic, CT, United States 0.44 km
shopesmith.jpg
503 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226, United States 0.45 km
Custom and preformed orthotics and insoles are available for a variety of foot conditions. Qualit...
Showing 1 - 20 of 327 results
Helping businesses be more successful.

Questions or Request? Please email us at: Info@WindhamChamber.com

Windham Region Chamber of Commerce
1010 Main St., P.O. Box 43
Willimantic CT 06226
Phone: (860) 423-6389
Fax: (860) 423-8235

Corporate Sponsors

Savings Institute Key Bank Eversource
Hit Music i98.3 Gutter Guys
The Chronicle Logistics Consulting WILI 1400 AM

A very special thank you to our Corporate Sponsors for your dedication and continued support to our region.

We ♥ Feedback

We value your opinion, please let us know if you want to see more of something you like or how we can improve upon anything!


   Submit Feedback

Connect With Us

We accept the following payment: