On behalf of the Elks National Convention Commission, we would like to express our gratitude to everyone for attending the national convention in Tampa. Elks from all over the country gathered for the first time in two years and did so with respect of the suggested safety rules, cooperation with the local committee and consideration of each person's individual comfort level.
As a result, despite some Covid incidents before, during and after the convention, we appear - one week out - to have had very few reported concerns.
As a reminder, any person who feels they may have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms should contact their family physician, local clinic or health department for testing and medical advice. More information and guidance can be found at cdc.gov.
With the momentum of a successful convention behind us and many happy memories of Tampa in our hearts, we now turn our attention to the great city of Atlanta for the 157th Session of the Grand Lodge. We hope to see you all there!
Presentations from the July, 2021 Tampa Convention are now available online in PDF or Powerpoint format.
Voting results for the resolutions proposed at the 2021 Grand Lodge Convention in Florida.
Convention coverage from the 156th Grand Lodge Convention in Tampa, Florida.
The Elks National Convention Commission (ENCC) is closely monitoring Hurricane Elsa and its impact on the Bay Area. Storm paths very frequently change as storms approach landing, so we encourage you to follow the National Hurricane Center for frequent updates.
Elks Convention local Lodge bus route. Buses run Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (July 3-5). Note: All Lodges have free parking if you drive yourself. Lodges also have activities on other days. This schedule is for the days the buses are running.
Check out this informational flyer for convention hotels and Hhospitality suites.
Resolutions submitted for consideration at the 156th Grand Lodge Session in Tampa.
Read this news story for details on what's new at this year's convention.
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