43rd Annual Golf Tournament a Huge Success!

On June 17, Committee Chairman Mike Tomaszek PER, PDD hosted the annual New London Elks Golf Tournament at the Pequot Golf Course. Below are the winners of the various contests throughout:

  • Closest to the Hole on #6; John Doran
  • Closest to the Hole On #12: Bing Bingham
  • Straightest Drive; Henry Nichols
  • Longest Drive Men: Tom Yuhas
  • Longest Drive Women: Morgan Judge
  • Putting Contest: Dan Stromberg
  • Pink Ball Contest: Theresa Judge, Morgan Judge, Judy Libera, and Pat Tomaszek
  • First Place: Yuhas Team #1: Tom. Joel, Norm, Gary
  • First Flight Winners: Mike Bonin and Matt Maynard
  • Second Flight Winners; Drew Gilday, Ryan Sottolano, Alex Armstrong, and Daniel Stromberg
  • Third Flight Winners; Chris Bachant, Scott Donovan, Daryl Sheppard, Matt McGloughlin
  • Fourth Flight Winners: David Sabala, Lurie Sabala, Chris Morgan, Sue Morgan

Flag Day 2016

The New London lodge held its annual Flag Day ceremony on Sunday, June 12th. Two scout troops were in attendance to help celebrate this important occasion!

Coats for Kids Donations

Dawn Piccione, co-chairperson of the Coats for Kids project delivers coats to the Waterford Youth Services Bureau. Pictured left to right: Eileen Dishaw, Arianna Tupelo, Julia Polland, and Dawn Piccione.

Annual raffle raises funds for the lodge at the annual holiday party.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our annual raffle. Funds support lodge charitable activities and help make our community a nice place to live. Winners were: Allan Snitkin (1st - $500), Robert Siderewicz (2nd - $360), and Paul Rogan (3rd - $100).

The New London Elks together with the Connecticut State Elks Association helped run the 2015 Volleyball Special Olympics

Breakfast with Santa a huge success!

Details forthcoming!

The New London Elks Lodge gave a donation of $350 to the Montville Charles Murphy Elementary School, for their annual Veteran's Day Breakfast. The fifth grade class holds the breakfast with their parents and Veterans of the family in attendance. Over 100 people were in the cafeteria for the breakfast to honor the Veterans. Americanism Chairman and World War II Veteran is shown with Principal Amy Espinosa presenting the check.

Niantic Fire Department Safety Day/Open House - 10/18/15

October 18, 2015 - Paul Libera PDD led the annual bicycle helmet safety day helmet giveaway for the New London Elks at the Niantic Fire Department. The event was a huge success, with 52 bicycle helmets distributed and over 100 drug awareness pamphlets, book marks, and coloring books. Helpers included Aaron Baldwin, Josh Gray, Lee Balch, Scott Cooper, and new member Renate Wilson. Special thanks to Grit Francis for her assistance fitting each child with a helmet.

A new firefighter recruit gets fitted into her uniform. She starts on the job in 2026.

Paul Libera, PDD, gets advice from a friend on how to prevent forest fires.

Renate Wilson (left) inspects helmets for fitting.

Renate Wilson (left) and Aaron Baldwin (center) prepare more helmets.

Renate Wilson instructs a girl on how to properly fit her helmet.

Front room gets a new television

October 3, 2015 - Leading Knight Drew Gilday installed a TV in the front room. Both the front and back game room now have televisions.

Lodge Game Room Open for Business!

May 31, 2015 - Lodge Officers prepared the back room for the upcoming Cigar Party on June 19, 2015. This fund-raiser will be used for lounge renovations. Tickets are $40 per person and are limited.

Drew Gilday provided some much needed TLC to the pool tables.

Aaron Baldwin effortlessly scores three points on the Lodge's new shuffleboard table.

Seating area in the game room.

The bar was completely cleaned out and is ready for use.

Lodge officers Scott Cooper (Exalted Ruler), Josh Gray (Lecturing Knight), Drew Gilday (Leading Knight), and Aaron Baldwin (Loyal Knight) standing behind the newly cleaned bartop.

Youth Awards Night - May 6, 2015

Bill Struzinski, Chair of the Scholar Committee awards scholarships on behalf of the New London Elks to students from the surrounding community. On behalf of the New London Elks, we wish all of our awardees success in college and beyond!

Meredith Hird of St. Bernard's High School and Catherine Ward of Waterford High School received scholarships.

Easter Hospital Visit

Lodge Secretary Bill Struzinski masquerades as the Easter Bunny at L&M Hospital on Easter Sunday. Bill hopped room to room looking for children, but none were to be found! Still, many of the staff had their day brightened with some Easter cheer and candy.

Citizen-of-the-year, Elk-of-the-year, and Officer-of-the-year awards

Maureen Ward is Elk of the Year for 2015 in recognition for her outstanding service to the community and the lodge. Thank you Maureen!

Bill Struzinski is Officer of the Year for 2015. Bill is recognized for his service as Treasurer in 2014.

Winter Coat Donation

We received the following letter from Ellen Kleckner of New London Youth Affairs thanking us for our donation of winter coats to teens in the New London area.

On behalf of the teens and families Youth Affairs serves, we are very very thankful to the New London Lodge of Elks for their donation of over 40 winter coats. Teens in Action members benefited from receiving new winter coats, especially essential during the recent winter snowstorms and extreme cold. Many of the teens moved to the United States this past year, from warm climates, and did not own winter coats. Families participating in the Early Childhood Family Center also were grateful for the contribution. Families struggling to meet basic needs and keep up with ongoing clothing needs of growing children were especially appreciative. One child who was resistant to wearing his outgrown coat was eager to wear his new better sized coat. Another family who was bundling their child in sweaters and blankets was also truly thankful.

Click here to see photos from our Members Christmas party,December 19th.

Santa visited the New London Elks to hear what the children wanted for Christmas!

Coats for Kids program: Dawn Piccione and Maureen Ward having fun shopping for 57 coats for the New London and Waterford Youth Services.

Veterans from the Veterans Home in Rocky Hill CT were honored on November 9th at Elks Lodge #360. In attendance were representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.

New London Lodge #360 held their Annual Law Enforcement Night on May 21, 2014. The winners of the Officer/Dispatcher of the year are pictured below.

On Saturday, November 23, members of the lodge attended the Connecticut Elks Association Special Olympics Volleyball event. The two Volleyball teams from New London were represented. New London Lodge #360 made a donation of $400 to help with the transportation expenses of the New London teams. The lodge is also donating the front room for the teams' Christmas Party and will be supplying food. Pictured below are the two Volleyball team members, their coaches, and members of the Lodge: Michael Tomaszek PDD, Henry Nichols ER, Sandy Hirth PER, Paul Libera PDD and Ross Parker PER.