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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.