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District Reporter: Thomas Walden, PDD

Perry Elks News

Travis Dawson was named Officer of the Year for Perry Elks Lodge #1851. He served several years as Trustee and rarely misses a meeting. He is the computer tech on call, electrician on call, volunteers his time as DJ for lodge functions, does karaoke in the dining room and helps serve events booked in the banquet room.

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Perry Exalted Ruler, Tommy Mauldin, participated in the ER introductions at the state convention. He was dressed in fishing attire carrying a mounted fish, a bag of scallops in the shell (Taylor County fronts the Gulf of Mexico) and a pine straw hat since Taylor County is named Pine Tree Capital.

Perry Lodge hosted its scholarship winners, Caleb Wentworth and Kate Whiddon, along with their parents for dinner and scholarship presentations.


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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