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District Reporter: Glenn J. Tekerman

Florida Keys Elks Gather Community After Hurricane Irma to Celebrate

Florida Keys Elks Lodge #1872 held a community appreciation hurricane survival party Oct. 8. The complimentary buffet and entertainment was a thank-you to all the fantastic first responders, volunteers and residents. More than 30 local musicians donated their talents to perform on stage for approximately eight hours. It was fun for locals to relax, unwind and have a good time while they are still coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Seniors from Coral Shores volunteered to help with serving. Elks worked long and hard to ensure that everyone had a good time and brought the community together.

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Robert Spencer sang during Florida Keys Lodge’s all-day community gathering after Hurricane Irma.

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Pictured are Lisa Camerato, Sherill and Denny Tarbell, Frank Veltri and John Mavis (with guitar).


Support Services Personnel Winner Honored at Miami Lodge

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Police Dispatcher Marisol Rodriguez was the 2017 state contest winner for the Florida State Elks Association First Responder of the Year – Support Services Personnel Award. On behalf of the state association, members of Miami Elks Lodge #948 presented Miami-Dade Police Department Police Dispatcher, Marisol Rodriguez, with her award because she could not attend the awards presentation at the state convention in May.

Pictured are Captain Thamy Gonzalez, Officer Ricardo Perez, Melissa Rodriguez, Dispatcher Rodriguez, Exalted Ruler Delfin Mule and Officer Frank Moreno.


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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