Welcome to Putnam Elks Lodge 574

64 Edmond Street, Putnam, CT 06260

Lodge Phone - 860-928-3901





Lodge- Second & Fourth Tuesday's at 7:00PM

( Lodge meets 2nd Tuesday in July, August, and December)



Sunday 11AM-9PM
Monday-Thursday 11AM-10PM
Friday-Saturday 11AM-12PM


OFFICERS FOR 2019-2020:

Exalted Ruler: Brinda Miller
Esteemed Leading Knight: Donald Deslauriers
Esteemed Loyal Knight: Bill Poirier
Esteemed Lecturing Knight: Jim Eccelston
Secretary: Diane Robbinson, PER
Treasurer: Jerry Beausoleil
Esquire: Mary Starr
Chaplain: Elizabeth Santerre
Inner Guard: Lisa Deslauriers
Tiler: Vacant
Organist: Donna Jaques
Five Year Trustee: Lee Konicki
Four Year Trustee: "Al" Lafleur, PER
Three Year Trustee: William Salvas
Two Year Trustee: Walter "Nap" Napieriata, PER
One Year Trustee: Rich DiBonaventura
House Committee Chairman: "Tow Truck" Michael Paquin
Facilities Contact: Brad Martel
Lodge Email Contact: exaltedrulers574@yahoo.com
Elks Riders President: Brian McKay






Calendar will be posted as soon as the newsletter is provided to the website.




Hello everyone!  Fall is here as we enjoy the mild days and cool nights. It’s a beautiful time of year!  Get out there and get some stepping in and enjoy the beautiful weather and the changing leaves.


District Deputy Audit – Sept 3rd We did great, thank you to each and every one of you and all who helped prepare this lodge for her inspection!  Good Job!

District Deputy Visit – Sept 10th A special thank you to CT President Mike Benini and his suite, Joann Donnell with her suite of officers and all the visitors from surrounding Lodges in CT and MA for attending our District Deputy Visit!  Congratulations to the newly initiated candidates.

September 20th Bank Nights started up again up here in the Quiet Corner!  Come on down to the Lodge, plenty to do!

September 22nd – GER Grand Exalted Ruler Visit to CT – Sept. 22nd at the Westbrook Lodge #1784 – Connecticut Elks welcomed the Grand Exalter Ruler Robert L Duitsman and First Lady. 

September 29th – Installation of new Officers for our Putnam Antlers / Installation Dinner – Sept. 29th at the Putnam Lodge #574.  Congratulations to the new suite of Putnam Antler Officers. Looking forward to working with the new suite, this year!! 

Elks Scholarship Award the Elks give out every year!  Please see the flyers in this newsletter in the Lodge, some hanging right up at the bar and around the Members Lounge!     


October 26th – Sat. (7 PM – 12 AM) – Halloween Party and ElktoberFest– Save the date, gather your friends, have a fantastic time.  Combination of Elktober Fest, Sing-A-Long in the Jolly Cork Lounge, Halloween Costumes and 50th Anniversary of Woodstock).  Come have some food, relax and sit inside or outside by the firepit!  Costumes are welcome – prizes for the best costume. Open to the Public!

October 5th (12 – 4 PM) – Sat. ~~ 16th Annual Thompson Community DayPutnam Officers & Antlers will be participating with Drug Awareness Program and Antler Recruitment.


November 23rd thru 24th (8 AM – 5:30 PM) Sat & Sun. ~~ Special Olympics Volleyball Event at Hamden Hall Country Day School 125 Skiff St. Hamden, CT.  Volunteers are needed and appreciated.  Please come out and show your support for our Athletes.

We’re looking to fill a few empty Officer’s seat with the newly departed whom headed to Florida.  So, if there’s anyone who or knows someone who is interested in becoming an officer of Putnam Lodge #574 please see me or email me Brin0927@gmail.com

Together we can make a difference!!  Bring your ideas, and bring your friends in as new members!  Let’s all volunteer and have a great year!! 

Fraternally yours,

Brinda Miller


These men and women are very dedicated in supporting our Lodge, Community and Veterans.

Upcoming Events:

Elk Riders Fall Foliage Run in New Hampshire – October 6th (Sunday) starting at the Concord/Epson Lodge at 10 AM – No rain this year and it’s going to be absolutely spectacular!!

Elk Riders Chile/Soup Cookoff – Nov. 30th – Putnam Lodge of Elks – (6 – 10 PM)– come show support and show us what you got. It’s that time of year when Fall’s in the air!!  

Prizes for best Chile/Soup – gift cards and etc. No cost to enter your Chile or Soup.  Bring it down in a covered crockpot. We’ll supply the bowls and utensils. 

Cost at the door is All-You-Can-Eat while supplies last - $5.00 Per Person.

Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8th (Sunday) – Putnam Lodge of Elks – (8 – 11 AM)- come on down and have breakfast and bring your cameras to take your pictures with Santa.


 Adults ~~ $10.00

Children 6 – 12 ~~ $5.00

Children 5 and under ~~ FREE

To benefit:

  • Women Homeless Shelter in Danielson
  • Daily Bread of Putnam

Everyone is welcome!!  Any questions please call the Putnam Lodge at (860)928-3901

Putnam #574 Elk Riders are looking to increase their membership.

Motorcycles are not required.  Fee are only $80.00 - one-time fee includes the patch! 

Join and help support the lodge.  They have participated in some great rides, and you can be a part of that too.  Come join the Putnam #574 Elk Riders!!

Veterans Run, Cystic Fibrosis, Vietnam Wall Run and so many others during the year.  Always a good cause to get out there and support your lodge in Our Community.

Contact for the Putnam #574 Elks Riders:


President:Brian McKay (401)639-1448 or email brianm30@verizon.net



Children’s Halloween Party at #574 with Diane Rhonda, Putnam Antlers.  Thank you to all who helped, including Harold Charbonneau, Jim Eccelston, Brinda Miller, Lysa Burrell Molnar, Mary Starr, Heather Hryzan, and Judi Boulet.  


On Wednesday, October 23rd, NOW Executive Director Sarah C Wolfburg was presented with a check for $703 from Putnam Lodge of Elks 574 Exalted Ruler Brinda Purcell Miller. The donation included funds generated from bar sales during the NOW Bartender events, which were held at the Putnam Elks club in August of 2018 and 2019.


Photos from the Elks Riders Veterans Wall Run, October 2019.



Photos from the Elks Riders St. Joseph run, October 2019.



LOVE THE PUTNAM ELKS!! Thank you again to the Putnam Elks for their
surprise visit in full regalia to the Good Friday Food Drive this morning.
In 2013, Past Exalted Ruler, Shawn Tessier, proposed that the
Lodge support the Rotary and Lions efforts, and show
solidarity between all the organizations who focus on
improving our community. This year the Lodge members donated
over 100 cans and boxes of food, as well as $439 in cash.
The Putnam Elks Wednesday Night Pitch League donated an
additional $1280 from the players and teams for a total
donation of $1,719. Pictured left to right: Past Exalted
Ruler and 4 year Trustee Shawn Tessier, Treasurer Tamara
Mathis, Past Exalted Ruler and Chaplain Lysa Molnar and
Exalted Ruler Walter Napierata.