Riding Member Dues 2023-24 $200
It is officially official. We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization, in addition to being a 501(c)7 SA&PC.
There are 120 seats available for our January 6, 2024, return to the rails. We will be filling two street cars. $100 of your dues will be tax deductible, as will any, and all contributions above and beyond. Consider setting up a recurring monthly donation to the SDCE Pantaree, and receive a year-end receipt suitable for framing, or attaching to your tax return.
Non- riding memberships come with a few perks- krewe schwagg, and humble bragging rights.
12th Night Gift drive
SDCE is a 501 (c)7 organization. Donations to our efforts to feed the hungry are currently not tax deductible. But, soon, very soon, we will also be a 501(c)3!
This is the first, but not last, call for the annual 12th night gifts for our friends in the Calliope.
Ship to, or drop off:
SDCE 1205 Elysian Fields Ave NOLA 70117
Our goal is 100 backpacks and gift boxes, but any amount is good. Not everyone gets all the same stuff. There are lots more men than women, and few children. This list is a suggestion. Basically, they need cold weather camping and survival gear.
Clothes Hoodies Thermals Scarves Gloves Cap Poncho Socks- the more colors, the better
Food Dried fruit, easy open canned fruit Candy Treats Cookies Tuna pouches Jerky SPAM Vienna sausage Hot sauce
Survival Water bottle flatware Reusable water bottle Flatware Space blanket Blankets Drop cloths/ tarps Towel Pillow Hand warmers Flashlights batteries Lighters Camping gear
Hygiene Kits Tissues Wipes Razors Nail clippers Cough drops Chapstick Lotion Ear plugs Mouthwash Toothbrush Toothpaste Soaps
A small % are women- underwear, tampons, pads, and cosmetics
Whimsey Markers Blank book and pen
Slinky. Dice. Marbles Jacks Playing Cards Board games. Coloring Books Cards of encouragement Something frivolous a homeless person might want.
Scenes from our 12th night ball at carnaval lounge
The Societé des Champs Elysée is a Social Aid and Benevolent Krewe dedicated to the betterment of the neighborhoods along the cross formed by the Elysian Fields and Saint Claude/ Henriette Dellille, and thus, the world.
And they live untouched by sorrow in the islands of the blessed along the shore of deep-swirling ocean in the Elysian plain…where life is easiest for all. No snow is there, nor heavy storm, but ever does the ocean send up the mild wind that gives cooling to all happy heroes for whom the grain-giving earth bears honey-sweet fruit flourishing in the Islands of the Blest. They enjoy moderate rains at long intervals, and winds which for the most part are soft and precipitate dews, sometimes bring in their train soft and intermittent showers, but for the most part cool them with moist breezes and gently nourish the soil. so that the islands not only have a rich soil which is excellent for plowing and planting, but also produce a natural fruit that is plentiful and wholesome enough to feed, without toil or trouble, a leisured folk. Moreover, an air that is salubrious, owing to the climate and the moderate changes in the seasons, prevails. Therefore a firm belief has made its way, even to the Barbarians, that here is the Elysian Field and the abode of the blessed of which Homer sang.
SDCE bakes everything for the annual Saint Joseph Altar at the historic Saint Augustine Church