To all Members of the great Florida State Elks Association,
Here is to a great year for Florida Elkdom! What an honor to have the opportunity to serve as your Florida Elks State President! Let us put forth that TEAM minded spirit, work together, have fun, and GROW Florida Elkdom! My motto is “Teamwork Makes Elkdom Shine”!
There are so many great resources and tools on our Florida State Elks Association and Grand Lodge websites to help your TEAM grow your Lodges and help strengthen our great State Association. From Business Practices, Elks Training and Education, Membership Growth Ideas with our “Membership Development Guide”, Lodge Contests, Drug Awareness Program Materials, Supplies, forms, and Reference materials under the Member Resources page!
Stay up to date with all the happenings around the state, and upcoming State functions along with updates from our FSEA Office! Florida Elks have a long history of doing so much for our communities, and it is on our website… “Together we can do great things!” This is so true, and when we form our TEAMS this coming Elk year; think of all the great things we can accomplish by working together! We can do it!
Joey and I are truly honored to represent Florida Elkdom this coming year as your State President and First Gentleman. We are looking forward traveling around the state with VPAL, Mark Thompson and Barbara, to help our Lodges grow their Membership, strengthen their programs and most of all, have fun!
My major emphasis is Membership! If we have a strong Membership program in our Lodges, everything else will fall into place! Let us work together as a TEAM to make Elkdom shine! As we witness the 20th anniversary of 9-11 in 2021, Joey is asking all of us to continue to strengthen our Patriotism. We have designed a special pin to mark the 20th anniversary of 911. Joey wanted to give out a special pin in remembrance of his dear friend, Sal Lentine, PDVP, who was a 911 first responder with the NYPD, whom we lost in July 2019 and his father Gus Simonelli, PDD who is a retired first responder, and served as a police officer and detective from Lawrenceville, NJ. As we travel, not only will I give you all my St President’s pin, but Joey will also have one too! We are a TEAM working for you! As “Teamwork Makes Elkdom Shine”!
Joey and I would like to thank Past State President, Rudy Masi, Sr, and First Lady Dolly Masi, PER for their support and mentoring us this past year. Not to forget their friendship! We wish them much needed rest and relaxation! We were truly blessed to travel with them as their VPAL team!
May GOD Bless our Military, Veterans, First Responders and keep them all safe until they return to be with their families, GOD Bless the USA, and may he bless our GREAT Order and every one of you!
Susan "Suzi" Simonelli
State President, 2021-2022
Florida State Elks Association
“Teamwork Makes Elkdom Shine”