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District Reporter: Courtney Weil, PER

St. Petersburg Lodge Assists in Softball Team Reboot

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On Saturday, March 31, young ladies members of the Pinellas Park Youth Park Fast Pitch (YPFP) softball league were the meal servers after St. Petersburg Lodge #1224 held its installation of the new 2018-2019 officers. The young ladies also assisted with the cleanup after the meal. A donation of $220 was presented to Coach Theresa Sims by newly installed Exalted Ruler, Cathy Shriver, for their fast and courteous service.

Coach Sims was grateful for the donation and explained that the money will be used to pay umpire fees and to purchase equipment and softballs. The YPFP softball league had been dismantled in 2016 since the city seemed to be going in a different direction with what they wanted to do with the property. However, Coach Sims and others worked very hard for these young ladies to be able to participate once again in the team sport they love.

St. Petersburg Lodge is happy to assist the Youth Park Fast Pitch softball league achieve their goal. Softball is a great sport for our community’s youth since it promotes sportsmanship, develops individual skills, encourages friendships, and provides leadership opportunities via a fun and positive athletic experience.

Pictured are YPFP Coach Theresa Sims and ER Cathy Shriver along with the softball league players who were the meal servers and cleanup crew for the St. Petersburg Lodge installation.


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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