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District Reporter: Courtney Weil, PER

St. Petersburg Elks Celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day

The annual St. Petersburg Lodge Mother’s Day ceremony was held May 13 and was a moving tribute to the roles that mothers play in our lives. Members present received one of two flowers, a red flower in honor of the mother who still lives or a white flower in honor of the mother who had passed. Five gift certificates were given away after the ceremony and games were played. A free lunch was provided to all mothers in attendance.

On Sunday, June 17, Exalted Ruler Cathy Shriver started a 20-minute remembrance service poolside honoring all fathers present, those who have passed, future fathers and those men who although are not fathers take us under their wing and guide us as fathers. Shriver spoke of the importance of honoring our fathers and reflecting on how they have shaped our lives. After the service, fathers received a free lunch.

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St. Petersburg Leading Knight, Dawn Elaine Lieber, read from the writings of Ragini during the Father’s Day celebration. Pictured on the left is Exalted Ruler, Cathy Shriver.


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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