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District Reporter: Donna Powers

Boca Raton Lodge Donates to NJROTC

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Boca Raton Lodge held their annual Flag Day ceremony with the assistance of the Boca Raton High School NJROTC. Dinner and music followed. The lodge also presented them with a check for $1,500.

 

Delray Beach Elks Help Eagle Scout Complete his Project

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Nicholas Hougardy, age 17 from Delray Beach, designed and purchased new signage and landscape for Milton-Myers American Legion Post #65 with the help of family, friends and a $1,500 donation from Delray Beach Elks Lodge #1770 for his Eagle Scout project for Boy Scout Troop 301. Pictured with Nicholas is PER Mike Sinneck.

Delray Beach Lodge also made several donations: $100 for each of their 14 deceased members to Elks National Foundation, $500 to the Kids Rule Summer Golf Camp, $1,000 to the MGM Fishing Tournament and $500 for a student scholarship.

 

Pompano Beach Lodge Uses Beacon Grant for Elementary School's Butterfly Garden

Pompano Beach Elks Lodge #1898 has continued working with Crest Haven Elementary using the Beacon Grant received last year to create a butterfly garden for the school. The first planting was to attract butterflies to leave a chrysalis. Now they are changing the plants to encourage butterflies. They are also expanding the area into the school’s atrium with more plants.

Pompano Beach Lodge also participated with the Broward Sheriff in community policing and bringing the drug awareness trailer to an event at Quiet Waters Elementary School.

 

Oakland Park Lodge Happenings

Oakland Park Elks Lodge #2407 hosted a Mother’s Day brunch, celebrated Flag Day with Girl Scouts and ROTC participating, had a Father’s Day breakfast and picnic, and held a district-wide picnic celebrating 150 years of Elks service.

 

Hollywood West Elks take Motorcycle Run for Charity

On May 18-20, Hollywood West Elks Lodge event chairman Benny Stravato coordinated a motorcycle run to Naples in support of children and veterans. On May 18, riders from Hollywood West Lodge and visiting lodges caravanned to Naples. The ride ended with a barbecue and a $100 donation to the Elks National Foundation.

 

Louisiana State Legislature Increases New Orleans Hotel Occupancy Tax

The Legislature of the State of Louisiana has acted to increase the New Orleans Hotel Occupancy Tax from 13% to 14.75% effective April 1, 2014. This will affect our convention room rates and they will go from $128.56 to $130.52 per night.

Convention Attendees With ADA Transportation Needs Urged To Contact Grand Lodge

In order for the Grand Lodge to support the transportation needs of attendees with disabilities you are urged to contact the Grand Lodge if you require special assistance. Special coaches capable of kneeling to accommodate wheel chairs will be placed along the routes for those in need. If you require assistance please contact Tina or Jessica at the Grand Lodge as follows:

TinaH@elks.org

JessicaR@elks.org

 

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