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Veterans Historic Program


Recently, I was appointed Historical Commemorative Projects Liaison. One of the biggest programs we are supporting is the Florida State Elks Association partnership with Historic Programs. Our partnership recognizes and celebrates historical moments in the history of our nation helping to ensure that the sacrifices made by many in our nation are never forgotten and that they are passed on to future generations of Americans. This partnership is a living example supporting our Elks Motto “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.

Partnering with Historic Programs, a recent mission raised funds to take WWll veterans to Honolulu, December 6-10, 2016 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

We are currently planning a celebration to honor Korean War Veterans and the 50th Anniversary of the Viet Nam War this November. Please see the flyer below for more information. If you would like to sponsor a veteran and caretaker, please see our Go Fund Me page by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/2t4LUQt . The estimated cost to send both a Veteran and caretaker is $2,460. The overall fundraising goal is $64k or just over $4,500 per district.

You may also mail your donations to Rudy Masi, Sr. at:  

St. Petersburg Elks Lodge #1224

2675 66th Street North

St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Please make your tax deductible check payable to Florida Elks Charities, Inc. Lodge Charity Funds may be used for this purpose. Funds must be received by September 30, 2017.

Thank you very much!

Rudy Masi, Sr.
WCD District Deputy
Historical Commemorative Projects Liaison

Rudy's Email: mid19@aol.com




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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