I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming Florida State Elks Association Midyear Convention November 20-22 at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore located at 2225 N. Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607. The agenda for all meetings may be found in the quick links on the left. Dress for all activities is business. Gentlemen are urged to wear jackets, tie optional.
Everyone attending, including spouses, guests, FLOE delegates, etc., is asked to preregister with the FSEA so we know who will be attending and so we can have a name badge waiting for you when you arrive at the Elks registration table. Online registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17th. The link to online registration can be found in the quick links on the left. The Elks registration table at the Hilton will be staffed during the convention from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.
A couple of notes about the Hilton:
- Check-in time is 3:00 p.m.Check-out is 12:00 p.m.
- Hotel pet policy is pets NOT allowed. Certified service animals are allowed
- Elks guests receive complimentary on-site parking
- Complimentary Wi-Fi service is available in the meeting rooms and guest rooms
On Saturday morning, the ladies from FLOE (Florida Ladies of Elks) will be sponsoring a wine glass decorating activity. The cost is $25 per person. To register, use the quick link on the left.
Rick Gathen, the Grand Lodge (Chicago) Manager of Elks Membership/Public Relations is scheduled to be our guest presenter. Rick will be presenting on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. All Elks are encouraged to attend.
The midyear general session complete with reports from all our committees and programs will be held on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This session and the Major Projects Presentation on Sunday are the two events that are required to be attended by at least the Exalted Ruler and two other members from each Lodge.
The Major Projects meeting will be held on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude at 11:30 a.m.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Meetings & Events Manager, Shannan Wilburn by e-mail at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you at the November meetings!
Carl T. Seibert