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Florida Keys Lodge Holds Hurricane Relief Event

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The Elks National Foundation Anniversary Grant helped make possible a fantastic community event to benefit Keys Strong for Hurricane Irma recovery. Many people in the Florida Keys are still without homes and other essentials. Local musicians donated their time and talent to entertain during the complimentary community dinner July 14 at Florida Keys Elks Lodge. Approximately 200 people attended and $1,022 was raised. Eight new applications for membership were submitted as well because of this event.

Pictured is Dennis Tarbell, Florida Keys Lodge Exalted Ruler, and Frazier Nivens of Keys Strong.    


Viera Elks Host Monthly Birthday Party at Genesis House

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Viera Lodge hosted their monthly birthday party at Genesis House. Genesis House provides transitional shelter for homeless women and their children, long-term housing for student mothers and their children, and shelter for homeless pregnant women and their children. Genesis House Inc. is committed to providing a safe, supportive, caring environment which promotes independence from the welfare system through education, self-discipline and self-reliance. The lodge has supported Genesis House by providing computers and assisting in their thrift shop. Shown in the picture is Elks helper Carol Marshall. Funding for Genesis House support is provided by an ENF Beacon Grant.


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 Rachael King 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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