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Daniel Masi

Welcome to the spring of 2022! Congratulations go to all the new officers across the state! This year’s officer training seminar had the most in attendance ever, and the enthusiasm of everyone was at the top of the charts. The 2022-2023 year is off to a great start and will prove to be another fun year to put in the books for the Florida State Elks!

Lodges across the state are busy planning their year with new events and fundraising ideas, collaborating with community partners, and spreading the word about the Elks and the great things that we do throughout the state. When doing a fundraiser, it is not always about making a lot of money; community involvement, members working well as a team and recruiting new members are also important. That is a successful event, and everyone wins walking away feeling good about the event. But, one thing that we all know is that Elks know how to raise money and have fun!

Last year we talked about receiving school supplies to be distributed to lodges if interested. Due to supply chain issues, the donated supplies were not received when expected. However, we have finally received the supplies and are in the process of taking inventory. If your lodge is interested, please email me at dan@floridaelks.org and I will begin making dates for lodges to pick up supplies starting in June. 

You’ll want to add these two key dates to your calendar and register to attend them:

  • May 26-29,2022 – State Convention in Orlando, Florida

All Elks are welcome to attend! We would like to ask your lodge or you, if are crafty, to donate an item or basket for the Silent Auction. Please email me if you are interested. Your lodge will receive credit!

  • July 3-6, 2022 – Elks National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia

Let’s show the other states that Florida Elks are loud, proud, and visible!

Between state events and our own lodge events, there is plenty to keep us all busy!

Again, I would like to thank each of you for what you do to help your lodge and the Florida State Elks!  Stay safe and God bless you!

Dan Masi

Development Director