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upcoming events

Dear Groton Elks Member,

The Groton Lodge of Elks is presenting a 9/11 Twentieth Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony on September 11, 2021, at the Groton Municipal Building. As part of our observance, there will be a field of flags to honor all the victims of the attacks that occurred on that day, a total of 2,977 flags.

This is an important event in the history of our nation and must be remembered and shared with future generations. We have asked the Groton City Police Department and the City of Groton Fire Department to be part of this event as we acknowledge the profound effect the attacks had and continue to have on first responders and firefighters throughout the country.

Join other Lodge members as we commemorate this important day in our nation’s history. Monetary donations will help supply flags to be used in our event, which will be donated to the community afterwards. All donors will be acknowledged and thanked at the event, as well as recognized in our Lodge Bulletin and on our Facebook page.

Thank you for your consideration of this request. Donations can be mailed to the Lodge or dropped off in the Secretary’s box outside the Member’s bar or on our web site click on the donations tab . In order to ensure acknowledgement at the event, please make your donation by August 28, 2021

Please call Joann Donnel, ER at 860-823-9839 with any questions.


Joann Donnel PER, PDD

Exalted Ruler

Groton Lodge of Elks #2163


Wednesday, September 15, 2021, dinner served at 6:00pm.
Meatloaf and gravy, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables, rolls and salad. $15 per person.
Tickets will be available at the Members Bar. For reservations call 860-912-5805. Reservation cut off is Sunday, September 12, 2021.


Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Dinner Served at 6:00 PM
Family Style Dinner: Antipasto Salad, Ziti w/meat sauce, Sausage, Potatoes, Peppers & Onions and a Rib Eye Steak, Beer and Coffee ***$18.00*** per person. Reservations Call: Dan Shea 860-389-1218, Open to all members and their guests.


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 for tickets or to make a donation.