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National Convention Update

Important Information

  • 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 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.

Covid Guidelines

  • 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.

Event Registration

  • 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.

Hospitality Rooms

  • 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 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.

More Information

As always you can get more information on the Grand Lodge Convention Page.


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