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2019 Elks Magazine Article: News of State Association

2019-2020 LEA State President Armand Buuck
Armand Buuck
2019–2020 President

The 83rd annual convention of the Louisiana Elks Association recently took place in Lafayette, Louisiana. This convention highlighted the 2018-19 accomplishments of President Beulah Rodrigue of Houma Lodge #1193. Among the many honored guests in attendance were State Sponsor/PGER- Millard Pickering and his wife Susanne; Past Grand Tiler/Special Deputy G.E.R. Richard Conran and his wife, Sue; Past Grand Esquire- Richard Jones and his wife, Francis; Past Grand Esquire Sam Echols; Arkansas President Donnie Golden and his wife Mary Ann; Oklahoma President-Elect Jummy Tilley and his wife, Kimberly; and Texas President Fred Adams and his wife, Deb.

Armand Buuck of New Orleans was installed as 2019-20 President. Other newly elected officers are: President-Elect- Jim Cade, Shreveport Lodge; Vice President-Charlesray Neight, Slidell; Secretary Buddy Hartle, New Orleans; Treasurer Richard Jones, Shreveport; Parliamentarian Kenneth Lafleur, Opelousas; Tiler E.J. Ward, Sgt.-at-Arms Kenneth Buuck, and Chaplain Brian Baye, all from New Orleans. State Sponsor/PGER Millard Pickering announced the appointment of Wayne Landry, Slidell as District Deputy GER and the reappointment of Richard Conran of Plaquemine as Special Deputy GER.

Don Baye of New Orleans Lodge 30 was this year’s recipient of the Steve Jenkinson-Louisiana Elk of the Year Award. President Beulah Rodrigue thanked everyone for making this convention a great success and Opelousas Lodge for hosting the Friday night social and dinner.

The next meeting of the Louisiana Elks Association for the mid-season workshop is scheduled for January 17-19, 2020 at the New Orleans Lodge. The next annual state convention is planned for April 24-26, 2020 in Lafayette, LA and will be hosted by the New Orleans Lodge.

Buddy Hartle, Past District Deputy
Secretary-Louisiana Elks Association