The Florida State Elks Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded in 1904. It is a voluntary association of Elks Lodges and all Florida Lodges are eligible for membership.

 
 
 
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State Membership Program

I’m happy to launch the 2016-17 Florida State Elks Association Membership Incentive Program where your Lodge and District can win! Be a PROPOSER and help your Lodge and District grow their membership and win! The state will be awarding $20,000 by Divisions and District prizes!

This will be for new and reinstated members from April 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2017. All membership totals will be verified by the CLMS program after the close of the Elk year. Transfers do not qualify for the incentive program. We were so close last year to a plus in membership state wide!  Unfortunately, we suffered two Lodge’s closing which hurt the year-end membership totals. However, let’s stay positive and keep growing our membership while keeping the members we have already! I’m looking forward to helping our great association and turning that into a positive this coming year. However, it will take a TEAM effort to pull it off.  I am very grateful for the hard work that our Membership Committee and everyone in Florida is doing so let’s be #1 in the country this coming year and not leave anyone on the rolls waiting to be initiated come March 2017!  

As our new state president, John Harris’s motto of “Blast Elkdom into the Future”, I’m asking every Elk in Florida to set a goal, and propose 2 new members! Together we can BLAST our membership growth to a positive this year, and for years to come, so we are around for a long time for our communities, our youth and especially our Veterans!

Questions or ideas, please don’t hesitate to contact me!  

Suzi Simonelli

 

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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