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FSEA Ritual Contest

2017 State Ritual Winners

From: Jan Thorburn, State Ritual Committee Chairman

11:00 O’clock Toast Winners

First Place: Bradenton Lodge #1511 - Susan Erwin

Second Place: Gainesville Lodge #990 - Dayna Miller

Third Place: Tallahassee Lodge #937 - John Bozeman

Team Awards

First Place: Tallahassee Lodge - 97.2660

Second Place: Gainesville Lodge - 96.4903

Third Place: Bradenton Lodge - 95.9344

All-State Winners

Coach: Tallahassee Lodge - Jan Thorburn

Candidate: Tallahassee Lodge - Adrienne Bellflower: 401.50

Inner Guard: Tallahassee Lodge - Ron Brown: 94.3430

Chaplain: Tallahassee Lodge - Anne Marie Hartsfield: 94.9020

Lecturing Knight: Tallahassee Lodge - Robert Thorburn: 94.8490

Loyal Knight: Bradenton Lodge - Matt Carter: 95.5260

Leading Knight: Tallahassee Lodge - John Bozeman: 95.2060

Esquire: Bradenton Lodge - Matt Dinius: 94.2000

Exalted Ruler: Gainesville Lodge - Dayna Miller: 93.1800

Individual Second Place Winners

Coach: Gainesville Lodge - Dennis Squires

Candidate: Gainesville Lodge - Dina Atalig

Inner Guard: Gainesville Lodge - Albert Morris: 93.1570

Chaplain: Gainesville Lodge - Sandra Boutwell: 92.8180

Lecturing Knight: Gainesville Lodge - Molly Morris: 94.1140

Loyal Knight: Tallahassee Lodge - Chris Hunt: 94.9560

Leading Knight: Gainesville Lodge - Linda Califf: 94.3100

Esquire: Tallahassee Lodge - Lou Langnehs: 92.9710

Exalted Ruler: Tallahassee Lodge - Don Dobson: 92.9500

Individual Third Place Winners

Coach: Bradenton Lodge - Robert “Bob” Erwin

Candidate: Bradenton Lodge - Thomas Dillman, PDDGER     

Inner Guard: Bradenton Lodge - Jackie Flahive: 89.1980

Chaplain: Bradenton Lodge - Andreana Benitez: 92.1360

Lecturing Knight: Bradenton Lodge- Mike Eymann: 93.7040

Loyal Knight: Gainesville Lodge - Becky Spence: 94.8610

Leading Knight: Bradenton Lodge - Janet Mitchell: 93.8750

Esquire: Gainesville Lodge - Susan Senterfitt: 92.3070

Exalted Ruler: Bradenton Lodge - Susan Erwin: 92.2170

Jolly Cork:  Highest Individual Score

This coveted award is given to the officer with the highest individual score in the contest.  This officer’s name will also be engraved on the perpetual trophy which is displayed at the Grafton Center at the FSEA Youth Camp.

Loyal Knight: Bradenton Lodge - Matt Carter: 95.5260

 My thanks go to Past State President Jim Solana, the Ritual Committee Advisor.  He assisted me in more ways than I can count planning for the Ritual Contest at this new venue.  He was always available in any way that I needed.

Jan Thorburn

Shown below: National Ritual Champions 2017-18 - Tallahassee Elks Lodge #937

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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