May 2nd - Congrats to our 2018 winners of the Academic Achievement Awards. Students from New London, Waterford, Niantic, Montville, and East Lyme were among the awardees. Cash awards are supported by the activities we hold at our lodge on a regular basis.
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New London Elks 360 - The Whaling City Lodge

The New London Elks is a social and charitable fraternal organization composed of men and women from the towns of New London, Montville, Waterford, and East Lyme. We are always looking for new members to help us in our mission to aid Veterans and Children in our communities. For membership information, email our lodge secretary - click here.

Membership in the Elks comes with many benefits.

Our lodge features a full bar with special members prices, a dining lounge, two full commercial kitchens, a large banquet facility that can host nearly 200 individuals, two pool tables, and a shuffleboard table. Monthly social activities include special dinners and activities. Members are welcome to use the abudnant spaces, which include room for game nights, get-togethers with friends, and other activities.

The Elks are also known for their community service for children and veterans. We feature annual youth contests in free throw shooting and soccer skills, an annual Lids for Kids Safety event in which neighborhood children receive free bicycle helmets and learn about bike safety, an annual Trunk or Treat event at Haloween, and much more.

With membership to the New London Elks, you gain access to not only our lodge in downtown New London, but also the nearly 2,000 other Elks lodges including nearby Westbrook with their pristine beach on the Long Island Sound and our sister lodge in Groton, featuring spectacular views of the water from Long Point. Park at the lodge and you're within walking distance to downtown and the Garde Theater; we're just one block away from Star Street.

Membership is just $130 per year, a little more than $10 a month. Members may bring guests to the lodge as well. Your membership and patronage of the lodge helps us support our community through our many events, fundraisers, and donations to our community.

If you'd like to see what we're all about, contact our secretary and schedule a visit. We'll show you around and we can answer any of your questions.

Our local charitable donations over the past year:

  • March 2023 - Donated $700 to New London Youth Affairs
  • March 2023 - Donated $900 to New London Wildcats Special Olympics Volleyball Team
  • March 2023 - Donated $900 to New London Babe Ruth baseball program
  • January 2023 - Donated 12 months worth of space and support to Whalers Helping Whalers
  • December 2022 - Donated $4000 worth of boots to children at Safe Futures - Genesis House, the Waterford Country School, East Lyme Youth Services, and other local partner organizations
  • April 2022 - Donated almost 140 bike helmets during annual Lids for Kids event on April 23, 2022.
  • 2021-present - Donation of 6000 square feet of space and use of the kitchen for "Whalers Helping Whalers"
  • January 2022 - $2000 donation toward "Whalers Helping Whalers" food bank.

Our Trunk or Treat Night was featured in The Day! Take a look!

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The Elks are a national fraternal organization with two combined missions: charity and fraternity. Membership is open to men and women who are citizens of the United States. We are always looking for new members who are interested in making the communities that we serve a nice place to live. For a tour of the lodge and more information about us, send an email to and we would be happy to show you around.

The New London Elks serves New London, Waterford, Montville, East Lyme, and part of Salem.