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District Reporter: James Wright

Destin Elks Support Local Organizations

2688 Special OlympicsDestin Exalted Ruler, Terri Griffin, left, presented a check to Pamela Sparks of Special Olympics of Northwest Florida. Destin Lodge also contributed to the American Association of Retarded Citizens of the Emerald Coast and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Pantry Receives Generous Donation from Holley-Navarre Elks

2787 food pantryHolley-Navarre Elks Lodge donated $2,500 to the Billory Bread of Life Food Pantry. During the Elks fiscal year of 2016 and 2017, the lodge has provided over 5,000 pounds of food to help support this Navarre food pantry. The Billory Baptist Church graciously provides the space and volunteer support to run the day-to-day activities. The facility plays an important role in the Holley-Navarre community by supporting between 60 and 100 families every month. Holley-Navarre Lodge obtains all its support through local fundraisers, member contributions, food drives, and state and national grants.

Presenting a check in the amount of $2,500 to the Billory Bread of Life Food Pantry is Lyle Cater, Holley-Navarre Lodge Lecturing Knight. Accepting the check is volunteer Sherry Nabors; Mary Nelson, volunteer manager of the food pantry; and volunteer Debbie Beebe.

 

Holley-Navarre Elks Honored for Little League Team Support

2787 baseballIn recognition of Holly-Navarre Elks’ support of the 2017 season, Exalted Ruler Bob Harlow (left) was presented with a Navarre Cardinals Little League team plaque by Coach Matt Newgent (right) and player Brody Powers (center). The Navarre Cardinals, made up of seven- and eight-year-olds, ended the regular season 13-2 and finished third place in the season tournament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destin Elks Sponsor 15 Special Needs Children on Park Visit

2688 ARCDestin Elks' newly elected Exalted Ruler, Terri Griffin, center, recently presented a check to members of the Emerald Coast ARC that will allow 15 kids with special needs to visit Rish Recreational Park in Port St. Joe. ARC provides services that work to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities in every community. ARC also focuses on abilities, respect, choice for all, and encourages active citizenship and inclusion in every community. Rish Recreational Park is a 100-acre recreational park located on Cape San Blas near Port St. Joe in the Florida panhandle. The park is a fabulous getaway with beautiful sugar-white sand, sea oat-covered dunes, refreshing sea air and shimmering turquoise-blue water on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The uniqueness of Rish Park affords individuals with disabilities a safe beach experience that is completely ADA accessible.

 

Crestview Cub Scout Pack Representative is Recognized for Service

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James Wright, left, recently received a plaque recognizing his seven years of service as charter organization representative to Crestview Cub Scout Pack #530. Presenting the plaque is Christopher Foster who will replace Wright as representative to the pack. They are both members of Crestview Lodge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Walton Elks Reward Americanism Essay Winners

1795 americanismFort Walton Elks Lodge #1795 recently held their Americanism essay contest. The two winners were each presented with a $50 check rewarding their efforts. Both winners will move on to the next level. Lodge officers posed with their Americanism essay contest winners, Creanna Shaw and Zachary Merlo.

 

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:

TinaH@elks.org

JessicaR@elks.org

 

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