2013 Annual FLOE Conference

floe 2013 130logo50th Annual Florida Ladies of the Elks Conference
September 19-21, 2013
Tampa, Florida

Dear Florida Ladies of Elks:

Vice President Judy Reyes and I are please to invite you to attend the 50th Annual FLOE Conference which will be held at the Doubletree Tampa Westshore Airport, 4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida. The dates are September 19th -21st, 2013. My theme this year is “Celebrating 50 Years of Helping Children” “Children are God’s Rainbows”. My colors are gold and purple represented by a purple iris and a rainbow.

Our Conference banquet dinner will be held on Friday, September 20th. Dress should be semi-formal to formal.

Please dress comfortably for our Saturday morning business session. Lodge jackets, shirts or vests are appropriate. This is the business part of our Conference and is open to registered ladies of FLOE and includes a workshop. We will break for lunch, and Judy and I hope you will join us for the luncheon which is open to all ladies, Elks and guests.

The afternoon session will also be open to everyone wishing to attend. It will begin with the Memorial Service presented by the South Southwest District. Immediately following the service, the meeting will commence with our Guest Speaker, Awards Presentations and the Installation of Officers for 2013-2014.

We sincerely hope that you will put our Conference on your calendar. Please keep in mind that all profits from our May Luncheon, Silent Auction, Chinese Auction and The 365 Club donations go to our two Major projects which are The Florida Elks Therapy Services and The Florida Elks Youth Camp. Your support will be greatly appreciated by the children of Florida. Please join us in “Celebrating 50 Years of Helping Children.”

We look forward to seeing all of you in Tampa.

Carol and Judy

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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