The Florida State Elks Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded in 1904. It is a voluntary association of Elks Lodges and all Florida Lodges are eligible for membership.

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Florida Receives 2 Membership Awards at GL Convention

Florida is coming home from the Grand Lodge Convention very proud with 2 Membership Awards! Florida received 1st Place in the nation for significant membership improvement and 2nd Place in the nation for membership growth with a gain of +352!
Photo: FSEA state president, Carl Gerace and state membership chairman, Suzi Simonelli, PDD celebrating at the Grand Lodge session in Reno.

Celebrating Our Defenders Of Freedom

The FSEA partnership with Historical Programs affords all Florida Elks the opportunity to honor and recognize our Veterans to ensure that the sacrifices they made to keep us free and are never forgotten.

This November 9-11, the FSEA will take Elk Veterans of WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to our nation’s capital for the Parade of Heroes. This is a 3-day event paying special tribute to our Veterans at the WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War memorials.

To find out how you can help with this once in a lifetime experience for our Defenders of Freedom, please contact FSEA Historical Programs Liaison, Rudy Masi, with names and contact information on potential participants. Rudy may be reached by e-mail at  or by phone at (727) 410-2059. To be considered, names must be submitted by August 1, 2017.


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 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  and Greg Weis at 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:


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