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FEYC Director Message

Miller Nick preferred

Happy New Year from your Florida Elks Youth Camp! We hope you’re as excited for 2018 as we are. By the time you’re reading this, we’ll be approaching our first two milestones for the year. The first will be Feb. 1 when we open registration for Summer Camp 2018. As with last year, all applications will be completed online. We learned a lot from our initial onboarding last year, and we hope to have an even smoother process this year. So, spread the word to your families and campers. On Feb. 1, go to feyc.org and click “Sign up for Camp!” You can also get to the signup via our page on floridaelks.org.

Every lodge will again be granted six scholarships. Each scholarship provides a free week of camp to one camper, and we hope that you will use them to make an impact on a child or family in your community. Please remember that each lodge can and should send more than six campers! If the camper’s family or your charity account can afford it, the cost is $180 for each camper beyond your first six. If neither the camper’s family nor the lodge has the money, please send them anyway! We’ll find an Elk somewhere to cover the cost. Dates for this summer’s sessions are listed below. There is no cutoff date for registration, but it will be first come, first served. Last year, we reached our capacity by April 30. I expect to fill up even faster this year, so please, don’t wait!

As always, if you have any questions regarding camper registration, please contact our registrar, Jen Miller, at the camp. You can reach her by email at jen@feyc.org or by phone at 352-431-8701.

The second milestone is the annual FSEA February quarterly meeting at the camp. It’s a great opportunity for you to meet other Florida Elks from across the state, to learn the latest about your major projects’ operations, and to hear from our Grand Exalted Ruler who will be here throughout the event. We’ll also have great food and entertainment Friday night as Re-Creation once again takes the stage here at FEYC. While lodging at the camp is currently full, you can still make reservations in Eustis, Tavares, Mount Dora or Leesburg.

As always, thank you for all you do, and we hope to see you in February!

Nick Miller, Director

Florida Elks Youth Camp

Summer Camp 2018

  • Week 1     June        10-16
  • Week 2                     17-23
  • Week 3                     24-30
  • Week 4     July           1-7
  • Week 5                      8-14
  • Week 6                     15-21
  • Week 7 *                  22-28

*Military Week: Dependents of veterans and/or active military attend for free!

 

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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