2021 Grand Lodge Convention
Grand Lodge Convention will be held in Tampa, FL starting Sunday July 4th through Wednesday July 7th, 2021.
It is each Lodge’s responsibility to send their Exalted Ruler to the National Convention; however, it is the incoming Exalted Ruler’s responsibility to complete the forms and see that the required funds are submitted to the WSEA Office by the April 9th, 2021 deadline. It is imperative the registration form and check be received by the April 9th, 2021 deadline or the Lodge will incur a $50.00 additional fee.
The Grand Lodge Convention opening ceremony will take lace at 4:00 PM (time subject to change) on Sunday July 4th at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin St, Tampa, Florida, 33602.
The Washington State Elks will be housed at the Tampa Marriott Water Street Hotel, 505 Water Street, which is only two blocks from the Convention Center.
All room reservations must be made on the form which is provided with a first night room deposit of $122.00 plus local tax and occupancy fees and the activity fee for All ER’s or Alternate. These payments MUST BE PAID BY CHECK TO THE WSEA OFFICE and be received by April 9th, 2021. Room rates are $122.00 Single/double occupancy per night plus sales and occupancy taxes. The hotel will NOT accept your individual reservations. Standard rooms available are all non- smoking with a standard king or two queen beds and every effort will be made to accommodate your desires (e.g., king or two queens, ADA handicapped or other special needs). All efforts will be made to house the Washington Delegation on the same and/or adjacent floors.
We want to make your trip to the Grand Lodge Convention an enjoyable one and will try to accommodate your needs as best we can. Your cooperation in filling out the forms completely and returning them prior to April 9th, 2021 will assist us to that end. Your mode of travel to Tampa is strictly up to you, however, since most of you will be flying; make your reservations early to get the best rates and to arrive in time to attend the 4:00 PM Opening Ceremony on Sunday July 4th, 2020. Tampa has many fantastic options for you to enjoy from 5-star restaurants, boat excursions and many, many more.
If you have questions regarding housing please contact Joe Basil at (360)942-8131 or email@example.com. Our hospitality room will be hosted by Dennis and Kelley Buttars along with WSEA President Dave Richcreek.