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Don Sansoussi

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you of the passing this morning, November 7th, of Past State President Don Sansoussi. Don was 78. Don was a very active member of Lake Placid Lodge # 2661 and he served as the President of the Florida State Elks Association in 2005-2006.

Don will be deeply missed!

An Elks service is planned at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
The Lodge is located at 200 C.R. 621 E., Lake Placid, FL 33852.

The family requests donations to the Harry-Anna Investment Fund in lieu of flowers.

Harry-Anna Investment Fund
P.O. Box 49
Umatilla, FL 32784-0049

Gail Sansoussi
136 Lake Francis Drive
Lake Placid, FL 33852


Ring In The New Year at the Youth Camp!


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We want to hear from you! The Florida Elks News Online site is a timely way to tell the world all about the good things happening at your Lodge. You can keep your members up-to-date in between the printed quarterly FEN editions by sending your news articles here. The online FEN version is already one of the most popular pages on the FSEA website so you don't want to miss out on this terrific way to promote your Lodge with members and the general public. As we receive news and pictures from you, we will post them here immediately. You will also want to visit this site frequently so be sure to bookmark it as one of your favorites right now!

As an added bonus for sending articles for publication on the Florida Elks News Online site, we will also post them to the FSEA Facebook page which regularly has over 15,000 unique weekly viewers. You heard right! You will get double the coverage to a wide audience!

There are a couple of ways to submit online articles. For the more adventuresome, you can make a submission by going to the FSEA online submission webpage at This page can also be accessed anytime via the NEWS CENTER menu link at the top of the FSEA website page. For those of you who prefer email, please send articles and pictures to both Rachael King at  and Greg Weis at It's just that easy!

Let's hear from you and work together to get your Lodge recognized for its outstanding community programs!


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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