National Convention Update
The Grand Lodge Convention will be July 4 - 7 in Tampa, Florida.
Rooms must be reserved and booked through State Secretary Jackie Russell.
On-site registration will be very limited.
Please pre-register on the Elks.org website.
This will save you $10 and avoid lines.
Credentials will be available from Jackie Russel at Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown-Conv.
Pre-registration is open now until June 21st. Please do it as quickly as possible here.
NO EXHIBIT HALL. Local support committee, limited trademark licensee display, and Elks HQ information hours will be available. Located on the 2nd floor in the Tampa Convention center.
Wear face masks when in public convention spaces.
Practice social distancing; remain 6 feet from others at all times.
Wash your hands frequently during the convention
Monitor your health; do not attend convention events if you have: fever, cough, shortness of breath.
ALL EVENTS require a reservation, this includes Opening Ceremonies, General sessions, Seminars, Workshops.
Event registration will begin sometime in early May, most likely May 5th.
You can register up to 1 hour prior to the event IF CAPACITY ALLOWS.
Show your printed ticket or electronic copy on a smartphone to gain entry.
Show up 10 minutes prior to the event.
Meeting Room capacity will be limited.
Pick up credentials at your hotel from Jackie Russel our State Housing Coordinator.
Ribbons will not be available this year.
Show your membership card when picking up credentials to receive a Convention stamp.
State Associations are recommended to follow all CDC, State of Florida, and Hotel guidelines as they pertain to room capacity and social gatherings in Hospitality Rooms.
A list of state hospitality rooms, including location, hours, and attendance restrictions will be posted on the Elks.org website in June.
Comfort Level Wrist Bands
The Elks National Convention Commission is going to try to provide wristbands onsite for free that allow you to indicate your comfort level.
RED WRISTBANDS means you want 6 feet apart, no exceptions.
YELLOW WRISTBANDS means elbows only, still being cautious.
GREEN WRISTBANDS means Hi-Fives and Handshakes allowed.
As always you can get more information on the Grand Lodge Convention Page.