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District Reporter: Lisa Travis

Naples Elks Lodge is Staying Busy

Naples Elks Lodge #2010 had a Valentine’s Day dance Feb. 11 with 125 people in attendance. They also held the annual Americanism essay contest Feb. 18 with 168 essays entered from six local Naples schools. This year's theme was Why is it Important to Vote? Winning essays were forwarded to state and national levels for consideration for awards. Membership has risen significantly since January; they have added more than 150 new members.


North Fort Myers Elks Support Babe Ruth Baseball League

North Fort Myers Elks Lodge #2742 donated $300 to the North Fort Myers Babe Ruth Baseball League. The mission of the league goes beyond just teaching the game of baseball. The players learn the importance of being part of the team and that with hard work, dedication and commitment will come pride, satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. The lodge has a banner in the outfield.


Rotonda Elk Receives Lifetime Volunteer Service Award

Mary Filetti received the President’s Lifetime Volunteer Service Award for helping address pressing needs in the Rotonda Elks community. She has volunteered over 4,000 hours in her nine years. She has been Chaplain and Chairman of Drug Awareness and Hoop Shoot. She is an amazing volunteer and has a true passion to help others.


Deep Creek Elks Raise Money for Child with Cancer

Deep Creek Elks held a fundraiser for a four-year-old girl who has lung cancer. They raised $17,000 for the family to help with medical bills.


Englewood Elks Host Luncheon & Fashion Show


Englewood Elks Lodge hosted a luncheon and fashion show with 160 guests. Lodge officers prepared and served lunch. All tips received as well as money raised from raffles totaled over $1,000 which was given to various community charities and will be used to help pay for buses to the Florida Elks Youth Camp.


Greater Pine Island Elks Hold Barbecue for First Responders


Greater Pine Island Elks honored 20 firefighters, EMTs and law enforcement officers with a barbecue lunch. Volunteers prepared the feast over a woodfire pit.


Len Wenzel Receives Drug Awareness Recognition

Len Wenzel was named Elks national Drug Awareness Chairman of the Year during the February Quarterly. Pictured is PGER Michael Smith congratulating Len. Great job Len! 

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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