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District Reporter: Thomas Walden, PDD

Tallahassee Ritual Team Will Dedicate Performance to the Memory of Three Departed Ritual Supporters

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Live Oak Elks Raise Money for Baby Goodson

1165 babyLive Oak Elks Lodge #1165 held a dinner fundraiser for baby Grier Goodson born Jan. 9 weighing just one pound eight ounces. Robert Dees and William Beasley led the event. The lodge treated the family to dinner and presented them with a check for $3,000 March 31.

Pictured left to right at Live Oak Lodge are Bill Baker, John Cowan, Elaine Beasley, William Beasley, Keith Goodson, Patty Goodson, Graham Goodson, Jessica Goodson, John Dill, Robert Dees, Cindy Johnson, Sissy Dees and James Johnson.


Tallahassee Elks Form Partnership and Stay Active in Community

Tallahassee Elks Lodge #937 formed a partnership with the Leon Wakulla County Retired Teachers Association. The lodge provides an in-kind donation of kitchen use and eating space at the lodge; on Jan. 24, 200 guests came to the lodge for dinner. A silent auction helped the association raise nearly $4,000 for its scholarship program.

Tallahassee Lodge was the food purveyor again this year at the reenactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge south of town in the Woodville community March 4-5. It is a great opportunity to exemplify the organization and their camaraderie. They make and sell some great sandwiches and net several thousand dollars in fundraising revenue.


Perry Elks Continue to Assist Community

Perry Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler, Hinano Yon, presented Taylor Technical Institute with $1,000 to provide students additional financial aid in acquiring their GED/high school diploma and other fees associated with career classes. The lodge also assisted the Rotary Club in its annual father-daughter dance Feb. 10.


Lake City Elks Take Second Annual Cruise Together

893 cruiseLake City Lodge’s second annual cruise was a success. A total of 58 members and guests went this year. Every age group was accounted for and it was great for the younger members to get to know some of the more seasoned members. Most rode the chartered bus for extra Elk time together. They left out of Port Canaveral Feb. 3 and returned Feb. 6. Ports of call were Nassau in The Bahamas and Royal Caribbean's private island, CocoCay. There were visits to the rum factory, rum cake factory, local drinking pubs and the round-a-about. Between the buffets, scheduled dinners, karaoke, pool, casino, Super Bowl viewing and night strolls, the groups all saw each other throughout the four days. It was a time to get to know other members and guests. Since the cruise, several people who went as guests have joined the lodge. The lodge has already begun scheduling the third cruise and this year they will be headed to Mexico.







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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