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District Reporter: Dee Spivey

Plant City Lodge Celebrates 70 Years

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On October 14, Plant City Elks Lodge #1727 hosted an event to celebrate 70 years of service to the community. Members and potential members enjoyed appetizers and danced to the music of Randall Crawford Band at the lodge. Plant City Lodge was organized in 1947 by a small group of local businessmen. Sponsored by Tampa Elks Lodge, it was primarily a social club for the first 20 years. Not wanting to function only as a social outlet, the organization began supporting the Florida Elks Children’s Hospital and later the Florida Elks Youth Camp and Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Services.

John Hedrick, Plant City Lodge Secretary, and Shelly Carroll, Ladies Secretary, attend the 70th anniversary celebration for the lodge.


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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