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Florida Elks News Online

Texas Elks Thank Florida Elks for Hurricane/Flood Relief

On Sept. 5, the Florida State Elks Association mailed a check for $25,000 to the Texas Elks State Association (TESA) for hurricane/flood relief. This check was paid from Florida Elks Charities and represents our members and their support of our charitable fundraising efforts over the years. We are so fortunate to be in a position to help! We received the following thanks from Texas Elks State Association President, John Oswalt:

We are humbled by your association’s kindness.

We are truly thankful for your support.

God bless ALL FLORIDA ELKS!!!!!

 

Midyear Convention - Plantation at Crystal River

Midyear Convention information is now available on the FSEA website!
Find out how to make your reservations, preregister for your name badges, plan your Saturday afternoon activities, purchase your tickets for the Saturday evening Picnic at the Point, and more! This convention at the beautiful Plantation at Crystal River promises to be a very enjoyable and fun event for all.

Elks Support Alex's Lemonade Stand To Help Fight Youth Cancer

The Florida Elks Drug Awareness Committee Supports the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer.

It all started with one front yard lemonade stand.

When she was just four-years-old, Alex Scott held her first childhood cancer fundraiser in her front yard and raised over $2,000. By the time of her death in 2004, Alex raised $1 million and inspired a legacy of hope and cures for childhood cancer.

While bravely battling her own cancer, Alex and her family continued to hold yearly lemonade stands in their front yard to benefit childhood cancer research. News spread of the remarkable sick child dedicated to helping other sick children. People from all over the world, moved by her story, held their own lemonade stands and donated the proceeds to Alex and her cause.

In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of eight, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s family — including brothers Patrick, Eddie and Joey — and supporters around the world are committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

To find out how you and your Lodge can get involved in a community fundraising effort to help fight pediatric cancer, please click here http://bit.ly/2u3TC2Q 

 

Have News You Want to Share?

We want to hear from you! The Florida Elks News Online site is a timely way to tell the world all about the good things happening at your Lodge. You can keep your members up-to-date in between the printed quarterly FEN editions by sending your news articles here. The online FEN version is already one of the most popular pages on the FSEA website so you don't want to miss out on this terrific way to promote your Lodge with members and the general public. As we receive news and pictures from you, we will post them here immediately. You will also want to visit this site frequently so be sure to bookmark it as one of your favorites right now!

As an added bonus for sending articles for publication on the Florida Elks News Online site, we will also post them to the FSEA Facebook page which regularly has over 15,000 unique weekly viewers. You heard right! You will get double the coverage to a wide audience!

There are a couple of ways to submit online articles. For the more adventuresome, you can make a submission by going to the FSEA online submission webpage at http://www.floridaelks.org/submission-guidelines. This page can also be accessed anytime via the NEWS CENTER menu link at the top of the FSEA website page. For those of you who prefer email, please send articles and pictures to both Rachael King at rachael@floridaelks.org  and Greg Weis at  greg@floridaelks.org. It's just that easy!

Let's hear from you and work together to get your Lodge recognized for its outstanding community programs!

 

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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