My name is Felicia Vuletich. It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Florida Ladies of Elks President for the 2018-2019 term.
I was born and raised in the Fargo, North Dakota area. In 1985 I moved to Florida for a few years where my two sons James and Andrew where born in 1986 and 1988 respectively. In 1990 I returned to North Dakota where I worked in administrative positions for Central Door and Hardware and then Blue Cross in the Medicare Provider Enrollment department. In 2000 I met my awesome husband Dave and we got married in 2001. After a record-breaking cold winter in North Dakota we decided we needed to move back to Florida. Live Oak became our home until we moved to Lake City this year. I worked as a Computer Aided Drafter at GTC Design Group until the business closed in 2012. I then went to work for North Florida Professional Services as a Computer Aided Drafter and am still employed there.
My husband became an Elk in 2002 at Live Oak Elks Lodge 1165 and I became a member of the Lodge’s Anna Miller Circle. I have been elected to all the offices in the Anna Miller Circle except treasurer and have been President of the Anna Miller Circle three times. Sadly in 2016 the Anna Miller Circle of Live Oak 1165 disbanded. I immediately thereafter joined the Tallahassee Elketts (Lodge #937) where I serve as Chairman of the Spirit of the Suwannee River Music Park events (a major fund-raiser for the Tallahassee Elketts). I am deeply honored to have been Elkett of the year in both Live Oak and Tallahassee and Humanitarian of the Year in Live Oak. I became active in FLOE as a delegate in 2007 and served on the Advisory Board from 2011 to 2015. I began my journey through the chairs of the FLOE as Treasurer in 2015. I am grateful for all I have learned as I took on each new roll. I am always amazed at the commitment of all the FLOE members and all you do to bless your Ladies Groups, your Elks Lodges, FLOE and the Florida State Elks Association. You are all amazing and it is a tremendous joy to be part of this wonderful group.
My colors for the year are aqua and copper. Aqua represents the beautiful waters of Florida and stands for healing which is our goal as we strive to support our major charities to help children and veterans. Copper is to remind of us that every penny we earn to help Children and Veterans is important and stands for wealth. Together we will continue to raise much needed funds to support our charities. My symbol is the bright and beautiful peacock which represents compassion, good-will, and kind-heartedness and my flower is the water lily, a symbol of purity, and a reminder to carry on our efforts with a pure heart. I look forward to another great year with FLOE as we all work together to “Brighten the Future of a Child”.