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upcoming events

BINGO IS BACK!

Bingo is returning at the Groton Lodge.
Thursday, May 20th! Doors open at 4:30pm . The kitchen will open at 4:30pm with a limited food menu of hot dogs, pizza, grinders, snacks, chips, soda and water.
Bingo sales starting at 5:00pm.
Bingo starts at 6:30pm.
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 thenkle@groton.k12.ct.us for tickets or to make a donation.

FROM THE HOUSE COMMITTEE
Lodge updated hours
Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 11am – 6 pm
Beginning 4/11/21
Sunday 9am – 12 noon Breakfast (no credit card payment for breakfast food)
Sunday 12 Noon -3 open for Lunch food service
Breakfast is being run by the Breakfast committee anyone wanting to help on the committee please contact the Exalted Ruler Joann Donnel PER 860-823-9839
Club Operations Opening of our Lodge is guided by reopening rules set by the state, and our service will continue to be expanded as allowed by law. The number of days and hours we open will be largely determined by usage of the facilities by our members. If there are enough members utilizing our restaurant service, we can expand hours and days of operation, but if the facility is largely vacant, then those hours will be reduced. Most members are aware that alcohol consumption in the Lodge requires purchase of food, as is the case for every other restaurant or business that serves alcohol. We hope that the governor will soon allow regular bar service, but as of 4/04/2021, that is not the case. The Lodge has hired a cook to permit food service while we are open. Please come in and use his services, the food is excellent. We are exploring more food options to allow us to be open longer which may include prepackaged prepared sandwiches, salads, etc. If you have suggestions for offerings that you would prefer, please let us know. We are aware that Sunday brunches were very popular. Our plan is to reestablish brunches starting 4/11/2021. We are aware that it is a lot to ask volunteers to be available every Sunday, so each week may be run by a different committee. The profit may be just for the Lodge, or could be ENF, PER, or Major Projects committees running a brunch. We will try to keep the meal options as consistent as possible, but there may also be specials. Please be patient while we trial this new way of serving Sunday brunch, and please come down and support the Lodge. You never know what charity you may be supporting when you come in!