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District Reporter: Carol Aitchison

Englewood Elks Award Scholarships to High School Seniors

2378 scholarships

On May 9, Englewood Elks Lodge #2378 hosted an awards luncheon for Lemon Bay High School student scholarship recipients and award winners and their families.

The lodge awarded scholarships to Yamileth Gonzalez and Tara Quinn each for $3,000 per year for four years. Also awarded were three $1,000-scholarships to Madison Taylor, Adriana Basile and Kaylee Lombard to attend any vocational/academic institution of their choice. New scholarships awarded this year totaled $27,000.

Awards were also given to each student of the month in the amount of $100 and to the two students of the year who received an additional $300. These awards totaled $2,200.

John Dichazi, Exalted Ruler, presented scholarships to Yamileth Gonzalez, Tara Quinn, Madison Taylor, Adriana Basile and Kaylee Lombard. Students of the Month were Lauren Maheu, Michael Ainsworth, Hunter Scott, Tyler Caron, Sarah Bedford, Jeffrey Fazler, Melenie Torres, Deven Chavez, Ana Beltran Heredia, Austin McDonald, Francesca Gallucci, Cade Huber, Madison Ragazzone, Tyler Caron, Ron Feril, Hyasha Crompton and Michael Reid. Students of the Year were Madison Ragazzone and Tyler Caron. 

 

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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