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On behalf of the House Committee, I would like to announce that we are looking to have a soft opening of club operations for food with beverage service starting Thursday July 2, 2020. The initial plan is to open Thursdays through Sundays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm for members and their spouses only, no guests. Menu items are still being finalized, as well as staffing. The House Committee asks for your assistance and patience in order to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations of the CT Phase 2 Reopen Plan. Additional information will follow.

Michael Murray, Exalted Ruler

By Executive Order of the Governor of Connecticut, the bar and club operations of Groton Lodge #2163 are closed until June 17, 2020 unless earlier modified.
In light of the Governors Social Distancing mandate, we would like to remind our members that the Lodge grounds are closed to all social gatherings of more than 5 people, the six-foot social distancing remains in effect, and that face coverings continue to be required. As always, alcohol is prohibited on our grounds unless supplied by the Elks as allowed by our Club Liquor permit.Critical Lodge business continues with the offices open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm and by appointment. If you have any questions or need to conduct Lodge business outside those core hours, please contact the Exalted Ruler or Lodge Secretary at 860-445-2163 x2.
Please use the main doors for entry into the Lodge. The current Elk year began on April 1, 2020. If you have not paid your dues, please remit them as soon as you are able.
thank You
Michael Murray
Exalted Ruler

Groton Elks 2020 Flag Day Ceremony

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

HOOP SHOOT CONTEST

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.