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The Most Valuable Student Scholarships Applications are now open until November 14, Any high school senior who is an American citizen is eligible to apply. Apply online

For more info, contact Terry Henkle

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Bingo is returning at the Groton Lodge.
Thursday, ! Doors open at 4:00pm . The kitchen will open at 4:15pm with a limited food menu of hot dogs, pizza, grinders, snacks, chips, soda and water.
Bingo sales starting at 4:30pm.
Bingo starts at 6:00pm.
Come on down have some fun, win some cash.
Hope to see everybody.
Stay tuned for additional information as we adjust to restart!

Groton Elks Lodge #2163 will hold their annual Athletic Scholarship Award for seniors graduating this year.

We award two scholarships of $500.00 each. The winners can use this money to offset college expenses as they see fit.

Any senior student that lives in our district regardless of where they attend high school can apply. This includes students who live in Groton, Ledyard, Gales Ferry, Mystic, Stonington, and North Stonington areas.
1. Attached is an electronic copy of the Athletic Scholarship Application. Please review all requirements to be considered for this Athletic Scholarship.

Click here for the Scholarship document.

2. The deadline for submission is 6/1/21 at 12 pm

3. Applications should be either hand-carried or mailed to (no electronic submissions)
Groton Lodge of Elks # 2163
Attention: LCDR Terance Henkle USN-Ret, Scholarship Committee
700 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340

4. The Groton Elks will also be holding a Hot Dog and Bean fundraiser on May 5th from 5-7 pm in which you will receive two hot dogs, baked beans and a drink. Cost is $5.00.

5. Contact Terry or Claudia Henkle 860-961-9657 or for tickets or to make a donation.

Operation Warm Coats

Used Beacon Grant from the Elks National Foundation, plus funds from Operation Warm and other raised funds to provide brand new winter coats to the 300 students Claude Chester School


East district hoop shoot chair Mary hill presents 3rd place trophy for the 8-9 year old girls group and to the 2nd place winner in the boys 10-11 year old group
At the district hoop shoot competition in Groton CT. at west side middle school .
Great job to all kids that participated in the event.

Car Raffle winner Picking up her car

Congratulations to our Car Raffle Winner! Ticket # 0375, Claudia D. of Wyoming RI

Grand Exalted Ruler Visit

Groton, CT, Lodge Exalted Ruler and Leading Knight take GER Michael T. Luhr and First Lady Barbara on
a tour of the Naval Submarine Base and the Historic Submarine Nautilus Museum (USS Nautilus pictured
in the background). Pictured are (front row from left) PBOGT Robert Hansen, PER Pete Berns, ER Dan
Shea, CT State President David Acanfora, GER Michael T. Luhr, Mrs. Penny Carr, GLC William J. Chinn,
and SDGER Richard M. Palonso (back row from left), Mrs. Karyn Palanzo, Mrs. Patricia Hansen, First Lady
Barbara Luhr, PGER David R. Carr, and Ms. Suzanne Navaco.
The GER and guests also visited the Naval Submarine School Escape Trainer and went aboard the USS
Toledo (SSN 769) for a tour of a commissioned nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine.

Grand Exalted Ruler Visit

Officers Attending CT Elks Association Dinner for Grand Exalted Ruler Michael Luhr at Westbrook Elks Lodge #1784.
GER dinner with Mike and Barbara Luhr, GER and first lady.

Vets Picnic 2018

Saturday July 14 we went to Rocky Hill Vets Hospital with gifts, cook food and ran bingo for the vets. The funds came from a Beacon Grant and lodge members.

The Groton Elks Lodge used a Gratitude Grant to provide a mobility access mat to Eastern Point Beach in the City of Groton. This mat provides a beach access pathway for individuals of all abilities, pedestrians, wheelchair users, and strollers.

The Groton Lodge used an Anniversary Grant to donate to the Food Service Programs in the towns of Groton, Ledyard, and Stonington for the purpose of helping students with outstanding balances or inability to pay for meals. Our donations were very warmly received and appreciated.