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The Kaleidoscope

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM1 Th T T T T e e e e e e e e e e e e e Ka Ka Ka K Ka K K K K K Ka a Ka Ka Ka Ka Ka Ka Ka K K K K K K K K K K K K K le le e e e le e e id id d d d id i d i i id d i id i id d id i i i d d id d id id id os os s os s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s c c co co co co c c c co co co c c c c c c co c c c c c c c c c c c c c pe pe p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p p VO O O OL O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O UM U UM UM UM UME E U E E E U M ME E E E U ME E E M M E E E E M E M E E E E M M E E E E E E E M M E M E E E E E VI VI VI VI VI VI VI VI VI VI VI V V VI VI V V V V V V V V I I I IS S S SU U UE S S U S S U S S U S S U U S S U S U U S U S S S U S S U U S S U S S S U S S S S S U S S S U U S U S S U 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 NOV OV O OV O OV O OV O O OV O O O O O O O O OV O OV OV OV OV OV O OV O O OV O O OV O OV V V OV O V V O O EMB MB B B B B B B B B B B B MB MB B B B B B B B B B B EM MB B MB B B B B B B B M E E E E E E E E E E M E E M ER E E E E ER E E E E E E E R R R 201 01 201 01 1 1 1 01 01 1 1 1 01 20 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 e e e e e e e e e M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M 1

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDAThis Months Featured PRESIDENTS MESSAGETreva Kay Wildrick3 COMMUNITY SERVICEAnnie Anderson6 AMERICANISMJane Hardacre8 AUXILIARY EMERGENCY FUNDRobbin Walker9 PAST PRESIDENTS PARLAYJulia Flint Gri th7Mission StatementIn the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacri ce of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.Vision StatementThe vision of The American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace and security. Want to submit an article and/or photos to The Kaleidoscope? ala .org/submit secretary@ala .orgCatching Rays, Creating a Brighter Future!3RD VICE COMMANDER 10 DEPARTMENT SECRETARY 11 HISTORIAN 12 CHAPLAIN 13 CAVALCADE OF MEMORIES 14 LEGISLATIVE 14 MEMBERSHIP 17 NATIONAL SECURITY 22 PUBLIC RELATIONS 22 VETERAN AFFAIRS 23 DISTRICT 16 24 UNIT 79 17 MEMBERSHIP REPORTS 26Also Including...

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM3 Department Workshop was a GRAND Success!! The Chairmen Meet & Greet went smoothly and the Membership High Tea was very classy including the outstanding treats, scones, chocolate spoons and cookies. The Workshop Skits what an amazing display of creativity in the presenting of our programs by our Department Chairmen, Committee Members and Volunteers. The challenge of adopting the Mary Poppins theme was met and surpassed with relative ease (plus a whole lot of FUN). Emmys should be awarded for the various costumes. The attending audience was captivated and rarely left their seats so as not to miss what was to come next. The rst time attendees are hooked and pledged they would attend Workshop again. The seasoned attendees unanimously agreed they learned something new and would be back. I would be remiss if I didnt mention the Department Store the merchandise was nicely displayed and our clerks were very friendly and had smiles for everyone. You made spending my money very easy!! I am giving BIG Hugs to ALL involved your hard work is truly appreciated. I would like to send a special Thank You to the Production Crew: Paul Micieli, Sons Vice Commander from the 16th District; Jerry Brandt, Department 3rd Vice Commander from the 5th District and last but certainly not least, Bernie {AKA Mr. TK} Wildrick, Detachment Commander from the 6th District. You guys were exceptionally helpful throughout the day with lighting, stage set-up and overseeing the safety of our performers entrances and exits. The rst weekend of October found the Sons of the American Legion and The American Legion Leadership in Indianapolis, IN for National Training. In the meantime, I was home doggie-sitting, completing required Continuing Education to maintain my Professional License for my real job. I also spent time completing the on-line American Legion Basic Training courses. These are Free to ALL Legion Family members by simply registering on the American Legion National Website. Upon completion of the 5-courses, graduates are eligible for the National Pin and Certi cate. Similarly, the American Legion Auxiliary Academy o ers on-line courses. Your Auxiliary Member ID and a Password (you create) is all it takes. The courses are easy to follow and you can take them at your leisure. What a great opportunity to learn more about this awesome organization! I encourage ALL Auxiliary members to register on the American Legion Auxiliary National website. By doing so, you will have access to and open many additional member bene ts and resources that are available. Some examples are templates for Public Relations, links to Legislative issues, additional Leadership resources and other downloads provided. Again, registration is Free, so why miss out on this wealth at your ngertips? The weekend of October 13th to 15th found Bernie and I traveling to the 13th District with the 5th-wheel Jake and of course the dogs; making camp at Riverside RV Resort on the Peace River just outside Arcadia. We met up with Past Detachment Commander Steve Gordon (along with his wife and daughter) and 13th District SAL Commander Christian Rapp for dinner at Port Charlotte Post 110. Although they ran out of Prime Rib, our Sirloin Dinners were very tasty. We didnt stay late as Saturday was the Annual Golf Tournament at Port Charlotte Golf Course with an 8:00 am Shot-Gun start... We couldnt ask for a more perfect weather day for President s Message TREVA KAY WILDRICK Continued on Page 4

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDAGol ng! Our team included Bernie, Dennis Walsh (Department SW Area Commander), Chris Bentley (SAL 13th District Sr Vice Commander) and myself. What fun we had Getting Over Little Flu es while enjoying the camaraderie of new friends. Despite some evidence of storm aftermath and squishy areas, the course was in good shape and we even saw an Eagle in a tree on one of the holes. Our team scored several birdies, including an eagle, ending with a respectable Scramble Score of 64 (-8). We headed back to Post 110 for the Tournament Awards and Announcements. The Proceeds were divided equally for the Charities: Project Vet Relief / Special Olympics / Girls State Transportation. Even greater fun was the Motorcycle Races held later that afternoon in the Lounge. String, toy bikes and dice are needed supplies for set-up. Choose a number bike and the race begins. Thanks for another simply great and super fun idea for fundraising!! Sunday was the scheduled District meeting; so back to Post 110. The Sons met in the morning, we had a lovely Bar-B-Que lunch and then the Legion / Auxiliary met. It was a pleasure visiting with many members and several long-time friends. Thank You again President Jeanne Nadeau and 13th District members for allowing me to speak (especially about K-9s for Warriors) and then stay for your meeting. Keep up the great work with Membership and I look forward to hearing about your successful upcoming events! (PS: I Love my Pink Breast Cancer scarf I have worn it to work!) I was able to rearrange my work schedule to visit 3rd District on Wednesday, October 18th. With pre-set brewed co ee at 5:30 am and a quick stop for Dunkin Donuts breakfast, we were on the road to Lake City. The 1st stop was Robert Jenkins Domiciliary for a Tour. Our group included 3rd District President Hilde Schmid, Past Department President Irma Wehrli, Department Commander Steve Shuga, Department 3rd Vice Commander Jerry Brandt, 3rd District Commander Mike Hu ts, Detachment Commander Bernie {Mr. TK and the days Historian Photographer} and several other Legion members. As we were signing in for our Visitors Badges, Irma recognizes the worker as a high school friend turning out to be the rst of many of her acquantances throughout the day!! After the group photo, our tour is underway. Tour Guide Ed DaSilva was very informative and answered LOTS of questions we posed to him regarding the Facility, the Veterans Activities both daily and special, any Special Needs or Services we could provide, etc. We spoke with several of the Veterans as we passed in the hall or in the TV common areas. We werent whispering in the Library, but I dont think those Veterans minded. I had a pleasant conversation with a Veteran working on a puzzle there were numerous completed and framed in various rooms. We were both from the North and he was not too keen on snow any more. You could tell he was an avid Puzzler as he had most of the pieces color scheme separated, the border was completed along with the sky area and he was working on the foliage. He explained he is doing this puzzle with another veteran, saving the structure portion for him to do as that was his favorite part. I will tell you, these puzzles were not simple in nature great job!! I will admit my favorite experience was meeting and visiting with female Veteran Vanessa Beth. Her eyes were bright and her smile was contagious. She de nitely had a knack for wrapping you around her nger. When I wished her a Wonderful Day she replied No, have a Kind and Blessed One. Thats an Order with Pretty Please. Next, we had Lunch at an infamous local family restaurant, The Landings. It was de nitely a Sunday Family Gathering atmosphere and yes, Irma knew several patrons. The bu et o ered many delectable temptations. I tried the Fried Chicken and can absolutely attest their posted award was well deserved! When we arrived, we were met by several Auxiliary members hugs and kisses all around!!. We took over by re-arranging the tables to facilitate sitting together. During our meal (and Yummy dessert), we all shared many stories of Unit activities and upcoming planned events. I LOVE the year-round Christmas Tree and monthly decorations thereof. Just another example of an Auxiliary creative solution to a 9 potential issue of storage Next, a quick stop at Post 57 to recollect Commander Steve and other Legionnaires and then on our way to Lake City Cabins in the Woods, a Volunteer of America PRESIDENTS MESSAGE Continued from Page 3 Continued on Page 5

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM5program for homeless transitional Veterans. WOW! The Housing is way more conventional than rustic and amidst sections of trees. Our tour provided by Miss Morgan and Miss Tanzania was delightful. Irma, Hilde and Carmen shared incidents of helping these veterans with home cooked meals, shopping and providing household goods and cleaning supplies, donating $500 Walmart gift card for the administration use to provide for speci c needs. The facility is expanding to provide for mentally challenged individuals splitting between veterans and non-military. Although the program has strict rules/guidelines, the Veterans are able to live freely and supported with their rehabilitation (as needed) and transition to normal, productive living. They are currently at full capacity, but we were able to see a recently vacated studio due to not following the rules. Miss Morgan (degree in children services) explained how she would have to adjust to how a veteran thinks to better assist with their needs and care. Commander Steve posed questions of how we could assist such as providing bicycles for local transportation and some of the similar services available as provided by a Stand Down. We will be sure to share this information as it comes available. As I stated in my opening remarks at Workshop: Knowledge is Power. Communication is Essential as well as Mutual Respect and Kindness to Each Other. These are the Necessities to a Successful Year and Great Accomplishments of our American Legion Auxiliary Programs. Put on Your Positive Pants as we deal with issues and dont forget Why you Belong to this Outstanding Organization. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! I am looking forward to seeing you at our Department Fall Conference we have plenty of breakout sessions, Mary Poppins movie night, Special Guests and Speaker, Sock Hop Banquet and we gain an hour on Sunday!! Coming soon: Veterans Day with Parades, Cookouts and Ceremonies, Poppy Distributions, Food Drives for those in Need and time for Thanksgiving and Family gatherings. BIG Hugs and Safe Travels to All! For God and Country, TK Treva Kay Wildrick Department President PRESIDENTS MESSAGE Continued from Page 4

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Please do not forget, there are so many opportunities to help out and volunteer with in your Community. There are many resources on your Department (www.ala .org) and your National (www.alaforveterans.org) websites. Please go to them and check out the new Program Action Plan and the new National 2017-2022 program. Remember to wear your Auxiliary shirt or pins for any Community Service, be visible with in your Community. Remember to start now, writing down your hours, miles and how much you donated in value etc. This way you do not have to try to remember all the details at the end of the year. I know that many of you have donated items and money to the Hurricane Relief funds, especially now since our State got hit very hard from Hurricane Irma and many of you have helped with in your Community and your Neighborhoods. Veterans Day, November 11, this is a day for Unit members to support and promote the Auxiliary by honoring our Veterans in many ways. November 18, 2017 is the National Family Volunteer Day; this is a day that celebrates the power of families that work together to support their Communities. Please remember to wear your Auxiliary shirts or pins when volunteering in your Community and/or Neighborhoods. At the Fall Conference, Community Service and all the other Programs will have an Information break out Session on Friday. I hope to see you there. Remember Catching Rays-Creating Brighter Futures Annie Anderson Department Community Service Chairman 904-242-8844 Community ServiceANNIE ANDERSON

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM9 Have you ever read or heard about a plan that you feel would be such a good thing, but cannot implement it yourself?I have. Its called Past Presidents Parley, which is a committee whose purpose is to recognize and honor female veterans. We support the entire American Legion Auxiliary program, with special attention to the disabled female veteran. The gavel comes down seeking help and volunteers from within the Unit and District, Department of Florida. Units may collaborate on di erent programs, such as: Nurses scholarships Honoring Active-duty Servicewomen Submitting narratives for the Unit Member of the Year Poppy funds may be allocated to the Committee if such funds are used solely for the direct welfare of exservicewomen. District Presidents, please seek out a Chairman. Unit Presidents, please appoint a Chairman within your Unit. As soon as possible, I need names and contact information for each volunteer. Any forms that you need on any programs should be online. If not, contact me, and I will help. I will be available, by invitation, to attend any meeting or program where I may share information on the Past Presidents Parley. Yours in Loyalty & Service, Julia Flint Gri th Mentoring for Future LeadershipPast President s ParlayJULIA FLINT GRIFFITH

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA As Veterans Day approaches, Patriotism can be seen around your communities. It may come in the form of a parade or ags ying. People may be dressed in red, white and blue. But how do we keep it going all year long? How can we really promote Patriotism?One way is through our children. Visit your schools now to give some basic facts about our ag, our national anthem, and when we stand and put our hands over our hearts at parades and ball games. Work with the schools to promote education of the Constitution, either whole or in part such as the Bill of Rights or the Preamble. Another way is voting! Take your children/grandchildren with you when you vote many places have kid-related voting. Teaching our children about the proper handling, displaying, and respect for the American ag, as well as out National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance is a good starting point. Think about providing American ags to your local schools for classrooms. The Pocket Flag project is a wonderful way to involve the children and give them a vested interest in our country. Now is the time to increase participation in the American Essay C ontest. The winners receive a citation and a $50 prize pr esented to 30 students total, six from each division, one student for every class in each division. CLASSGRADE LEVELWORK REQUIREMENT I 3 and 4 150-250 II 5 and 6 250-300 III 7 and 8 350-400 IV9 and 10 450-500 V11 and 12 450-500 VIStudents w/special needs Word count should correspond with students grade level Entries must include the Americanism Essay Contest cover sheet found on Departments website under Americanism. Unit winners are sent to the Department Americanism Chairman by April 1, 2018. So, contact your schools and other organizations such as the Young Marines, Girl and Boy Scouts, and the 4-H about the essay contest. Encourage Junior members to participate. Create information packets explaining contest rules, deadline dates, theme, and award opportunities. Work with school administration to identify guidance counselors, history teachers, etc. whose students would be interested in participating. This years theme is: What can I personally do to promote Americanism in my school or community? Your Unit can present their winners with a medal and/or prizes. Invite your selected winners to a meeting so they can read their essays to your members. Provide pizza and desert for the children and their parents. Celebrate their accomplishment!Lets tell the world who we are, what we do, and why we matter!!!For God and Country, Jane Hardacre Americanism ChairmanAmericanismJANE HARDACRE

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM11 Our continued thoughts and prayers to those who are still recovering from recent hurricanes and the wild res. HELP ALA MEMBERS IMPACTED BY HURRICAINES AND FIRES As the catastrophic damage from recent hurricanes and wild res are assessed, many are facing a very long recovery e ort. American Legion Auxiliary members a ected by these natural disasters desperately need our help. How can we help? By making a personal donation at ala .org (Department) or alaforveterans.org (National). (See the program action plan for awards and certi cates). Allocating unit funds. By hosting fundraisers we will not only bring awareness of the A.E.F. program but we can have fun supporting it. The State Ra e for the Auxiliary Emergency Fund is currently ongoing. Have you purchased your ra e tickets? Would you like a chance to win a 49 Toshiba at screen television, a basket of cheer or a decadent chocolate basket? Its not too late. Tickets will be available at Fall Conference, Renaissance Hotel in Orlando, November 3-4, 2017. The ticket prices are 1 ticket for $5.00 or 6 tickets for $20.00. The drawing will take place at the conclusion of conference. Do you want to learn more about the Auxiliary Emergency Fund? A breakout session will be held at Fall Conference on Friday, November 3, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Unicorn meeting room at the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando. We will cover the eligibility requirements and the application process. Look for additional information after conference at ala .org, programs emergency fund. I look forward to seeing you. Sisters helping Sisters, members helping members, the Auxiliary Emergency Fund is here for you. Your donations are graciously accepted and appreciated. A sincere thank you to those who have been catching rays and creating a brighter future for our auxiliary members. May god bless you this Holiday Season. Robbin Walker, Department Auxiliary Emergency Fund ChairmanEmergency FundROBBIN WALKER

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDAJacksonville Unit 283 donated $500.00 to sponsor the Ft. Caroline Athletes Association for the Community Little League Baseball Team. As a proud sponsor, the Unit now has a banner in the Ed Austin Park.3rd Vice PresidentWANDA BRANDT Legion Post 273 District 16 received a special drawing from Sweet Dreams Project as a thank you for their support in easing the pain of separation for the children left behind.

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM13Happy Fall everyone, October was a busy month for Department Headquarters. The rst renewal notice has been mailed out by National and the renewals are rolling in. We had a delay with October newsletter going out and that has been xed. We celebrated Becky Griptons (Department Treasurer) one year Anniversary on October 17th. Membership is owing into Department at this time. We are processing it as fast as we can. Thank you all for being patient with us. Please remember to make separate checks per recap when sending in membership. The Unit Guides have been mailed out to all the Units at this time. We have a small supply left and will be selling them at Fall Conference and online. There is one major change in the Unit Guide that is listed below: Page 48: III. Department Headquarters Sta 1. The Department Secretary shall conduct all o cial correspondence under the direction of the Department President. She shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Department Conventions, of the Department Executive meetings and shall be responsible for the distribution of all Department bulletins and compilation of the Unit Guide. She shall sign checks. She shall also handle all secretarial and clerical duties incumbent upon her o ce. She shall turn over to her successor all items that belong to The Department of Florida. She shall keep all records and perform all other duties incident to her o ce. 1(a) The Department Treasurer shall receive and keep a record of all monies received from the Units and/or other sources. She shall be custodian of the funds of the Department organization and shall account for same. She shall disburse funds as prescribed by the Department and make reports upon the condition of the Department treasury to the Department President and the Department Finance Committee. Her accounts shall be audited annually by a Certi ed Accountant, and quarterly by the Department Audit Committee. She shall turn over to her successor all money, vouchers, books and papers belonging to the Department. She shall keep all records and perform all other duties incident to her o ce. All other changes for the Unit Guide will be posted on the Department website at www.ala .org. The holidays are coming and we hope that you remember to be kind to one another and praise one another. A nice compliment or smile goes a long way and can make a bad day much better. For God and Country, Patty MacDonald Department SecretaryDepartment SecretaryPATTY MACDONALD

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA History has a tendency of repeating itself, so lets help those who come after us by recording what we do for our veterans, children and community. This will help new members with what works and what doesnt. Historians should be developing a system to archive activities now. Do not wait until the end of the year! Believe me when I say that is di cult to do. Historians should promote the Veterans History Project and highlight details of the project on the national historians web page. Collect information about famous Auxiliary members and send the information to the national historian as it is collected throughout the year with a deadline of May 15, 2018. For the midyear report, each district should send me at least one event that your district has done since the beginning of this year. This can be by the district or by a unit that was outstanding. Something out of the ballpark. Not hard. Just like Nike tells us Just do it. I need this from each district by November 15, 2017. Dont forget Fall Conference. I will be in the Tarpon A room 1:00 pm 2:00 pm on Friday, November 3rd. You do not have to be an Historian to attend. I look forward to meet each and every one of you. IMPORTANT NOTICE National has changed the name for Cavalcade of Memories. It is now called History Committee. In this transition period, Department of Florida will be calling this program Cavalcade/History. Please send all scrap books to the Cavalcade/History Chairman, Sherry Wingard at 570 Cypress Ave., Orange City, Florida 32763 and all Narrative Histories to Eleanor Amato 892 Cat sh Ave., New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32169. ALL entries must be received by May 1, 2018. No exceptions! Remember: I am here for you! For God and Country, Eleanor Amato Department HistorianHistorianELEANOR AMATO Auxiliary Unit 285 Edgewater presents gas cards to Gods Bathhouse. They provide showers to the homeless in New Smyrna and Deland.

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM15 As the rays of the Sun shine upon us, may we all use our Creativity to begin to make Brighter Futures for our Veterans and our Youth. May we always remember that our members who have left our sides are helping to send those rays of brightness to us. As we remember ChaplainLOIS STACHELRODT our Veterans this month may we honor their legacy by attending Veterans Day Services and showing our gratefulness to their families. They will be forever engraved in our hearts and minds. May their souls rest in peace forever. DISTRICT 6 Unit 80Mary Ellen Durnick Dixie R ussell DISTRICT 7 Unit 8Shirley Johnson Gi n Laur a Mathew Margery L. Suda DISTRICT 12 Unit 39Shelly Renee Moretta DISTRICT 15 Unit 5Elsie Hall DISTRICT 17 Unit 6Karen Walbroel Sandr a Wilcox Unit 120MIchele Kohlmeyer Donna Sweeney

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDAPast Department President Bios Thank you to all of the members that were so excited to assist me in the preservation of the History of our Past Florida Department Presidents. Lets aim for a March 30th due date to have them completed and back to me so I may scan them in for our History and for FUTURE members to see. AND so I may put together a scrapbook for Department Convention to show o all of your hard work. Dont worry about the Presidents pictures Ill get one for each President but you may include others if you want to. What I really need from each of you is a bio, to include their theme for the year, their colors, their project/ fundraiser and something unique that you were able to nd out about them. Ex: President (name) born in town/state and was elected in (xxxx) year as the ( 1, 2, 15th,30th) president. Membership info if available or something that year if possible. Project was (name project) All Childrens Hospital were $$$ or items item were given. If no longer living include passed away date of the President (name) For those of you that have already chosen a President, I send you a big THANKS. Please call me if you need help (954-214-9721 or 386-456-0774). For anyone else that would like to become involved in this very important project, I still have presidents just waiting on my desk for you.Cavalcade of MemoriesSHERRY WINGARD In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled that burning the U.S. ag was an expression of free speech. In response to this ruling, several months later, The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary founded the Citizens Flag Alliance to seek and promote protection for Old Glory. Since then, many bills have been introduced to protect our stars and stripes but have failed to be passed in Congress. A majority of Americans support a constitutional amendment to protect our ag from deliberate physical desecration. Every state has endorsed such a resolution. This year, both houses have an opportunity to make a di erence. On February 2, Rep. Steve Womack from Arkansas and on Flag Day, Sen. Steve Daines from Montana each sponsored a ag protection amendment. These bills (H.J. 61 and S.J. Res 46) respectively, will give Congress the authority to prohibit physical desecration of the U.S. ag through a constitutional amendment. I am encouraging all American Legion Family members and everybody who regards our nations ag as a symbol of freedom and unity to contact your representatives and senators to support this legislation. Legislative Correction Mid-year reports November 15-Unit report due to District Chairman December 1-District report due to Department Chairman Year-end reports April 1-Unit report due to District Chairman April 15-District report due to Department Chairman Dee Bell Legislative ChairmanLegislativeDEE BELL

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM19 Wow!!! The year is ying by! Keep those umbrellas up and pointed in the right direction. DUE NORTH. We are already approaching our 4th goal for the units to raise their membership to new heights. Keep up the great work. Unit members, who are our stars, make up our organization and give it strength, guidance, and power for our communities, children and our veterans. Way to go to all the units that reached our rst goal by sending in at least one transmittal to department by August 15th. There were 372 Units that made it. What a Terri c Job!!! You gave those goose eggs back to Lucy Goosey. I am very proud of you. Kudos to the 72 Units that made our 2nd goal. It was to send in at least 5 Transmittals by September 15th. You are working your membership and getting the paperwork done in a timely manner too! Youve got it made! Our 3rd Award was to reach 50% of your goal in membership by October 15th. What a wonderful job 27 units did to achieve their pink spoonful of sugar award. That spoon full of sugar is helping their membership go up. There were many units that were just a short of the 50% goal. And the rest of you just need to get your breezes blowing so your umbrella will sail you over the hurdle. You can do it. CONGRATULATIONS to Inverness, Unit #77 From District 4 for being the rst unit to reach 100%. As a matter of fact, they are at 125%. FANTASTIC job!! I hope you are all working on your Admiral Boom Challenge. I have not heard from any of you how they are going. Dont forget to promote us at local events and send in your pictures and stories. Please be aware that the Plan of Action for membership changed after I received Nationals Plan. Therefore, if you go to the program membership page on ala .org, you will see two plans of action. The second one is the correct one. Some of the awards changed so please make sure you check them out. As Mary Poppins said Theres the whole world at your feet. And who gets to see it but the birds, the stars, and the chimney sweeps.MembershipDEBBIE SVIDERSKAS

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA 1/3TEASPOON FULL OF SUGARDISTRICTUNIT 10221 NICEVILLE 0235 FT WALTON BEACH 0240 PENSACOLA 0340 GONZALEZ 0392 PANAMA CITY 20013 TALLAHASSEE 30057 LAKE CITY 0383 OLD TOWN 40016 GAINESVILLE 0077 INVERNESS 0236 BRONSON 0237 BEVERLY HILLS 50009 JACKSONVILLE 0037 ST AUGUSTINE 0054 FERNANDINA BEACH 0088 JACKSONVILLE 0316 ATLANTIC BEACH 60010 KISSIMMEE 0080 ST CLOUD 0219 FRUITLAND PARK 0286 ORLANDO 0347 LADY LAKE 70008 WINTER HAVEN 0071 LAKE WALES 0072 MULBERRY DISTRICTUNIT 80069 AVON PARK 0113 ROTONDA WEST 0159 VENICE 0309 PALMETTO 90092 HOLLYWOOD 0142 POMPANO BEACH 0162 DEERFIELD BEACH 0180 FORT LAUDERDALE 0222 FORT LAUDERDALE 0310 HALLANDALE 110047 LAKE WORTH 0062 STUART 0065 DELRAY BEACH 0271 TEQUESTA 120001 TITUSVILLE 0040 FORT PIERCE 0081 MELBOURNE 0117 PALM BAY 0163 MELBOURNE 0191 MELBOURNE 0318 PORT ST LUCIE 0348 CAPE CANAVERAL 0359 PORT ST JOHN DISTRICTUNIT 130103 PUNTA GORDA 0110 PORT CHARLOTTE 0135 NAPLES 0274 FORT MYERS BEACH 0303 BONITA SPRINGS 0323 LEHIGH ACRES 0336 N FT MYERS 140133 MIAMI 0154 MARATHON 150152 TAMPA 160007 CLEARWATER 0079 NEW PORT RICHEY 0119 LARGO 0125 ST PETERSBURG 0158 TREASURE ISLAND 0238 SAFETY HARBOR 0252 SEMINOLE 0275 DUNEDIN 170045 PALATKA 0120 HOLLY HILL 0267 ORMOND BEACH 0285 EDGEWATER1/2 TEASPOON FULL OF SUGARDISTRICTUNIT PERCENTAGE 20084 HAVANA 0241 SNEADS 53.33% 61.82% 40077 INVERNESS 125.00% 50373 ORANGE PARK 60.00% 60052 LEESBURG 0080 SAINT CLOUD 0112 WINTER PARK 0331 ORLANDO 79.17% 55.41% 68.18% 51.16% 70201 FLORENCE VILLA 71.05% 80309 PALMETTO 70.93% 90180 FORT 0209 DANIA BEACH 0220 FT LAUDERDALE 0287 DEERFIELD 0310 HALLANDALE 51.72% 81.82% 66.67% 93.33% 56.41% DISTRICTUNIT PERCENTAGE 90180 FORT 0209 DANIA BEACH 0220 FT LAUDERDALE 0287 DEERFIELD 0310 HALLANDALE 51.72% 81.82% 66.67% 93.33% 56.41% 110062 STUART 0188 DELRAY 79.78% 66.67% 120163 MELBOURNE 0171 FORT PIERCE 60.84% 100.00% 130192 FORT MYERS 50.00% 150111 TAMPA 0147 ODESSA 0334 TAMPA 50.00% 52.00% 68.97% 160119 LARGO 53.37% 170127 LAKE HELEN 0204 DAYTONA BEACH 0267 ORMOND BEACH 53.85% 76.00% 54.27% Membership AwardsOCTOBER 15TH GOAL OF 50% THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM21 1/4TEASPOON FULL OF SUGAR10075 CRESTVIEW 0078 MILTON 0193 PENSACOLA 0221 NICEVILLE 0235 FT WALTON BEACH 0240 PENSACOLA 0296 DESTIN 0340 PENSACOLA 0356 LYNN HAVEN 0375 SOUTHPORT 0382 NAVARRE 0392 PANAMA CITY 0402 PANAMA CITY 20013 TALLAHASSEE 0082 LANARK 0084 HAVANA 0100 MARIANNA 0217 QUINCY 0241 SNEADS 30049 MONTICELLO 0057 LAKE CITY 0107 LIVE OAK 0224 MADISON 0291 STEINHATCHEE 0383 OLD TOWN 40016 GAINESVILLE 0058 DUNNELLON 0077 INVERNESS 0149 NEWBERRY 0155 CRYSTAL RIVER 0166 HOMOSASSA 0230 HAWTHORNE 0236 BRONSON 0237 BEVERLY HILLS 0284 BELLEVIEW 50009 JACKSONVILLE 0037 ST AUGUSTINE 0054 FERNANDINA BEACH 0088 JACKSONVILLE 0129 JACKSONVILLE BEACH 0137 JACKSONVILLE 0194 ST AUGUSTINE 0197 JACKSONVILLE 0202 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 0233 PONTE VEDRA 0244 JACKSONVILLE 0250 MIDDLEBURG 0283 JACKSONVILLE 0316 ATLANTIC BEACH 0373 ORANGE PARK 0401 HILLARD 60010 KISSIMMEE 0019 ORLANDO 0021 UMATILLA 0035 MOUNT DORA 0041 EUSTIS 0052 LEESBURG 0053 SANFORD 0055 CLERMONT 0063 WINTER GARDEN 0080 SAINT CLOUD 0101 BUSHNELL 0109 OCOEE 0112 WINTER PARK 0183 FERN PARK 0219 FRUITLAND PARK 0242 ORLANDO 0286 ORLANDO 0330 LEESBURG 0347 LADY LAKE 0357 CLERMONT 70004 LAKELAND 0008 WINTER HAVEN 0034 HAINES CITY 0071 LAKE WALES 0072 MULBERRY 80024 BRADENTON 0025 LAKE PLACID 0030 SARASOTA 0069 AVON PARK 0113 ROTONDA WEST 0159 VENICE 0254 NORTH PORT 0266 FRUITVILLE 0309 PALMETTO 0312 ONECO 0325 ELLENTON 90092 HOLLYWOOD 0142 POMPANO 0157 MARGATE 0162 DEERFIELD BEACH 0180 FORT LAUDERDALE 0209 DANIA BEACH 0222 FORT LAUDERDALE 0304 DANIA 0310 HALLANDALE 0321 COOPER CITY 0365 SUNRISE 110047 LAKE WORTH 0062 STUART 0064 OKEECHOBEE 0065 DELRAY BEACH 0141 WEST PALM 0164 BOYNTON 0199 W PALM BEACH 0268 RIVIERA BEACH 0271 TEQUESTA 0277 BOCA RATON 0367 ROYAL PALM 120001 TITUSVILLE 0022 COCOA 0039 VERO BEACH 0040 FORT PIERCE 0081 MELBOURNE 0117 PALM BAY 0126 JENSEN BEACH 0163 MELBOURNE 0171 FORT PIERCE 0189 SEBASTIAN 0191 MELBOURNE 0200 SATELLITE 0318 PORT ST LUCIE 0348 CAPE 0358 WHITE CITY 0359 PORT ST JOHN 0394 PALM BAY 130038 FORT MYERS 0090 CAPE CORAL 0103 PUNTA GORDA 0110 PORT CHARLOTTE 0123 SANIBEL 0130 LABELLE 0135 NAPLES 0136 SAINT JAMES 0192 FORT MYERS 0274 FORT MYERS 0299 MOORE HAVEN 0303 BONITA SPRINGS 0323 LEHIGH ACRES 0336 N FT MYERS 0351 FORT MYERS 140028 KEY WEST 0031 SOUTH MIAMI 0043 HOMESTEAD 0067 NORTH MIAMI 0098 CORAL GABLES 0133 MIAMI 0154 MARATHON 0333 KEY LARGO 0346 MIAMI 0374 KEY BISCAYNEMembership Awards ContinuedOCTOBER 15TH GOAL OF 50%150111 TAMPA 0138 TAMPA 0139 TAMPA 0147 ODESSA 0148 RIVERVIEW 0152 TAMPA 0186 BROOKSVILLE 0248 WEST TAMPA 0334 TAMPA 0389 RUSKIN 160007 CLEARWATER 0014 ST PETERSBURG 0079 NEW PORT RICHEY 0104 PINELLAS PARK 0119 LARGO 0125 ST PETERSBURG 0158 TREASURE ISLAND 0173 HOLIDAY 0238 SAFETY HARBOR 0252 SEMINOLE 0273 MADEIRA BEACH 0275 DUNEDIN 0305 ST PETE BEACH 0335 HUDSON 170006 DELAND 0017 NEW SMYRNA 0045 PALATKA 0115 PALM COAST 0120 HOLLY HILL 0127 LAKE HELEN 0259 DEBARY 0267 ORMOND BEACH 0270 PORT ORANGE 0285 EDGEWATER 0293 INTERLACHEN 0361 S DAYTONA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM21

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What if you were Bob?George and Bob both go on a solo shing trip to a beautiful, but remote, town in Alaska every summer. While enjoying the idyllic scenery, they both notice chest pains they are having a heart attack! George has Emergency Assistance Plus Medical specialists to monitor their care They call 9-1-1 and are admitted to the hospital Travel assistance to bring a loved one to their bedside A driver to drive their car/ RV back home since they are unable to drive Bob pays $400 Bob pays $1,100 Bob pays $1,800 Bob does not Medical evacuation to a facility that is able to properly treat their condition Bob pays $16,000 George pays $0 George pays $0 George pays $0 George pays $0 Georges Total:$0 = Bobs Total:$19,300! =What happens next? Both require Emergency Assistance Plus is an emergency medical transportation service that goes beyond health and travel insurance. It covers expenses for medical transportation, medical evacuation and travel and companion assistance services that your insurance usually does NOT pay for. You must call EA+ during your emergency so EA+ can make the arrangements for you.**This is only an outline of the plans features. Please read your Member Benet Guide carefully to understand all the services available to you, as well as any terms, conditions and limitations. Learn more about how you can be protected by EA+. Call today to speak with a customer service representative at 1-888-310-1547. Or to apply online, visit www.thelit.com/Emergency-Assistance-Plus Emergency Assistance Plus Program40062From Your American Legion Department

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDANEW DEPARTMENT NATIONAL SECURITY AWARD Mentoring Military Spouses There is a new Department award this year. A plaque will be presented to the Unit that best demonstrates how the Unit mentored military spouses. A narrative, not to exceed 1,000 words must be received by the Department Chairman no later than April 15, 2018. Please include pictures, news articles, etc. The American Legion Auxiliary holds a special a nity with spouses of military servicemembers. Some ALA members are or were once military spouses. Still others have military spouses as family members. Underemployment and unemployment are common concerns of military spouses. Family relocation due to servicemembers' periodic changes in duty station makes it di cult for spouses to maintain steady employment, leading to resume gaps and skepticism among potential employers. Common careers for military spouses, such as those in the educational eld, often require state-speci c licensing that does not transfer easily from state to state. Deployment further complicates the issue, as spouses are often left to balance nances, care for children and adapt to limited support from her/his partner. National SecurityLINDA GREVERA There are three ways to become a mentor to military spouses. Choose the type that best ts your quali cations. Peer Mentors are experienced military or veteran spouses who can assist current military spouses with career issues, as well as any other challenges speci c to military families. Career Mentors represent a particular career eld (but not necessarily a speci c rm) and can provide more global information about job search and reentry into that particular eld. Corporate Mentors represent military-friendly employers and provide information about career tracks, networking and training opportunities, and key connections for new military hires and seasoned employees looking to advance their careers within a speci c company or nonpro t organization. Further information about military spouse mentoring is available at https://www.alaforveterans.org/Programs/NationalSecurity. Our Role: We take our role as a veterans service organization seriously; meeting the needs of veterans and keeping those needs front and center in the minds of the American public. Public Relations is a support program for Membership. To increase membership, it is essential to sound-o Who We are, What We do, and Why We Matter to veterans and their families. What is a Public Relations activity? Newspapers, Television coverage, Social Media, Flyers, Radio, Websites: Community Calendars events and Newsletters. Gather the Who, What, Where and When information from Mission related programs: such as Veterans A airs and Rehabilitation, Children and Youth, Community Service, Americanism and Education. The Why is very important in meeting the American Legion Public RelationsSANDI HOWARD-STEPP Auxiliary goals. Preparing the media release in word document can be easily attached to emails. Attach photos separately. The National Website has many Public Relations Tools: www.alaforveterans.org ALA Academy has online courses Media Release Templates Information on the Mission related program goals. Reporting: We are going GREEN. National is requiring we report to District, Department, Southern Division and National Chairman. Our goal for Dept. of Florida is to CREATE a Public Relations TEAM across the state with every unit reporting Public Relations activities. Catch the Rays of the Mission related program activities, to Create Brighter Futures.

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM25From all over Florida, I have been hearing about members that are joining our VA&R Mascot, Charlie Lima, in shouting out loud and clear for our veterans. It matters not how large or small the good deeds you are performing for a veteran in need are. The important thing is that youre working to accomplish our goal of Catching Rays and Creating Brighter Futures for our veterans. Lets talk about that word CREATE!!! If you remember, we broke that word down to the following: C= Commitment. Has your Unit planned activities for the year that will make life brighter for our veterans? If so, make sure those activities are will planned and on schedule. R= Resourcefulness. Make sure you really put those thinking caps on and come up with some fresh ideas that will make helping veterans both fun and meaningful. E=Enthusiasm. When working with and for our veterans, make sure your enthusiasm shows. Theres nothing worse than taking our personal moods and problems with us when were trying to make others feel better. Show excitement and your love for both our veterans and our great organization. A=Abundance. Each and every member has an abundance of talent and much to o er our veterans. Lets show everyone just how great we are and how much we have to o er. T=Transform. Do your best to transform the life of every veteran by making their life better than it was when you met them. This is how we will create brighter futures. E=Every. Always remember that EVERY veteran matters. On August 27th, I traveled to the West Palm Beach VAMC where I met up with Auxiliary members from the 11th District for a Hoe-Down and ice cream social. VAMC Representative Linda Grevara did an excellent job of creating a very special afternoon for a lot of veterans. Thanks to Auxiliary member Kaye Rogers-Wells of Unit 45 in Palatka for sewing ditty bags for each veteran, using retired military uniforms. While the veterans enjoyed some really good ice cream and cookies, they were treated to karaoke music and dancing by some of the cowgirls from District 11. Some veterans sang, some danced and everyone clapped their hands. This afternoon of fun really put a huge smile on the faces of these veterans. Prior to the festivities, Linda gave me a tour of their onsite Clothes Closet. I was so impressed with the amount of e ort that went in to the planning for and organizing of this area. They accept donations of clothing, shoes, caps.just to name a few things. Everything was hung in order and was so very neat and tidy. What a labor of love this clothing room is. I left the West Palm Beach VAMC knowing that our veterans there are truly blessed to have such wonderful volunteers from our organization. It was a pleasure talking with so many of you at Department Workshop and hearing about the great things you are making happen for our veterans. I cant emphasize enough how very import it is for every member to keep track of what they are doing for our veterans. Your time and dollars spent is so important! PLEASE..make sure that your Unit completes a MidYear Report for VA&R. This year, there is no form to complete at Mid-Year. I am asking that each Unit submit a NARRATIVE to your District President. Dont be afraid of the word NARRATIVE. A NARRATIVE is just a story. So write a short story about what your Unit has done for Veterans. Members do the work and it needs to be reported. For dates and information, please check your VA&R Program Action Plan, which can be found at our Department website. I look forward to seeing everyone at Fall Conference. We will be holding a VA&R session on Friday afternoon. I encourage everyone to attend. We will be sharing information and ideas about how were making strides for our veterans. For God and Country Ann King-Smith Department Chairman veteransa airs@ala .org Veteran AffairsANN KING-SMITH

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDAOctober 2, 2017 Members of American Legion District 16 attended the annual Pinellas County Schools College Fair at Countryside High School to promote the Pillars of Children & Youth and Americanism. Informational Flyers regarding Scholarships, Boys State and Girls State, and the American Legion Oratorical Contest were distributed to parents and students throughout the evening. Pictured (l. to r.) are District 16 Auxiliary Children & Youth Chair Lisa Hoyland, Post 273 2nd Vice Commander Anthony Torregrossa, and Post 273 O cer Kim Siewert. District 16LIZ CLOSE One Community Now Stand Down held at The Concourse Rotary Pavilion in Shady Hills, FL September 28 30, 2017 Sue Craft of Unit #79 New Port Richey (back row middle in green shirt) and District #16 American Legion Family members participated at the Food Tent.

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM27 Unit 79 New Port RicheySUSAN CRAFTUnit 79 New Port Richey, President Roberta VanderPutten and Sue Craft presented.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA DISTRICT 1UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0075Crestview 1480222214.86% 0078Milton 2407729.17% 0193Pensacola 971252626.80% 0221Niceville 941262728.72% 0235Ft Walton Beach1841444524.46% 0240Pensacola 2530676726.48% 0296Destin 340225.88% 0340Pensacola 2942727425.17% 0356Lynn Haven 1871474825.67% 0375Southport 600223.33% 0378Gulf Breeze 290226.90% 0382Navarre 1150383833.04% 0392Panama City 161213159.32% 0402Panama City Beach300141446.67% TOTALS 1710838138922.75% DISTRICT 2UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0013Tallahassee982252727.55% 0082Lanark910151516.48% 0084Havana30971653.33% 0100Marianna551101120.00% 0217Quincy542141629.63% 0241Sneads5520143461.82% TOTALS383348511931.07%Membership ReportsOCTOBER 13, 2017

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM29 DISTRICT 3UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0049 Monticello 1405535.71% 0057Lake City 2330848436.05% 0107Live Oak 540335.56% 0131Greenville 320000.00% 0215Jasper 420000.00% 0224Madison 3206618.75% 0291Steinhatchee 1422202215.49% 0383Old Town 1640404024.39% TOTALS713215816022.44% The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM29 DISTRICT 4UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0016Gainesville 800161620.00% 0027Ocala 390000.00% 0058Dunnellon 4606613.04% 0077Inverness 2412930125.00% 0149Newberry 2003315.00% 0155Crystal River 2881818228.47% 0166Homosassa Springs291111241.38% 0210Ocala 130000.00% 0230Hawthorne 582252746.55% 0236Bronson 520131325.00% 0237Beverly Hills 1450353524.14% 0284Belleview 950242425.26% 0314Starke 120000.00% TOTALS 901524324827.52%

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA DISTRICT 7UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0003Bartow 851171821.18% 0004Lakeland710202028.17% 0008Winter Haven656017017025.91% 0034Haines City740151520.27% 0071Lake Wales950323233.68% 0072Mulberry1587243119.62% 0201Florence Villa385222771.05% TOTALS11771330031326.59% DISTRICT 5UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0009Jacksonville 300141446.67% 0037Saint Augustine723273041.67% 0054Fernandina Beach1795535832.40% 0088Jacksonville 1082293128.70% 0129Jacksonville Beach333611912537.54% 0137Jacksonville 570813514325.09% 0194St Augustine 743262939.19% 0197Jacksonville 734172128.77% 0202Keystone Heights781111215.38% 0233Ponte Vedra Beach21634235726.39% 0244Jacksonville 400161640.00% 0250Middleburg 3803911715641.05% 0283Jacksonville 4166727818.75% 0316Atlantic Beach372149410829.03% 0372Mandarin 110000.00% 0373Orange Park 403212460.00% 0401Hilliard 2417833.33% TOTALS 301612978191030.17%Membership ReportsOCTOBER 13, 2017

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM31 DISTRICT 6UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0010Kissimmee2021515225.74% 0019Orlando1303313426.15% 0021Umatilla150116.67% 0035Mount Dora910777.69% 0041Eustis2005525.00% 0052Leesburg247121979.17% 0053Sanford930999.68% 0055Clermont710445.63% 0063Winter Garden2503312.00% 0080Saint Cloud2962513916455.41% 0101Bushnell1250161612.80% 0109Ocoee120118.33% 0112Winter Park223121568.18% 0183Fern Park18112486033.15% 0219Fruitland Park2071777837.68% 0242Orlando13313142720.30% 0286Orlando2314434720.35% 0330Leesburg761181925.00% 0331Orlando4312102251.16% 0347Lady Lake1765832733518.98% 0357Clermont2324626.09% TOTALS 37859283292424.41%The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM 31 DISTRICT 8UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0011Arcadia 410000.00% 0024Bradenton36418516918.96% 0025Lake Placid3280868626.22% 0030Sarasota 9712253738.14% 0069Avon Park534218218434.46% 0074Sebring 470448.51% 0113Rotonda West4071717217.69% 0159Venice 7092013815822.28% 0254North Port1080353532.41% 0266Fruitville1160262622.41% 0309Palmetto172112112270.93% 0312Oneco 240011114.58% 0325Ellenton1290323224.81% TOTALS32925478283625.39%

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA DISTRICT 11UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0020Belle Glade 653283147.69% 0047Lake Worth 1243414435.48% 0062Stuart 178014214279.78% 0064Okeechobee1150997.83% 0065Delray Beach573252849.12% 0141West Palm Beach813293239.51% 0164Boynton Beach138210128.70% 0188Delray 15281066.67% 0199W Palm Beach500112.00% 0268Riviera Beach800222.50% 0271Tequesta 2001717236.00% 0277Boca Raton 1000232323.00% 0288Boynton Beach530000.00% 0367Royal Palm Beach424101433.33% 0399Palm City 180000.00% TOTALS 13162139942031.91% DISTRICT 9UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0036Ft Lauderdale480112.08% 0092Hollywood1250585846.40% 0142Pompano Beach271528013248.71% 0157Margate286012124.20% 0162Deer eld Beach237298211146.84% 0180Fort Lauderdale1168526051.72% 0209Dania Beach1109981.82% 0220Ft Lauderdale309112066.67% 0222Fort Lauderdale770131316.88% 0287Deer eld Beach150141493.33% 0304Dania1280221.56% 0310Hallandale390222256.41% 0321Cooper City1321202115.91% 0365Sunrise1503320.00% TOTALS 15309937947831.24%Membership ReportsOCTOBER 13, 2017

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM33 DISTRICT 12UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0001Titusville 314811512339.17% 0022Cocoa 890151516.85% 0039Vero Beach1670393923.35% 0040Fort Pierce1630303018.40% 0081Melbourne1281121310.16% 0117Palm Bay 468112812927.56% 0126Jensen Beach2281727332.02% 0163Melbourne309618218860.84% 0171Fort Pierce 0011 100.00% 0189Sebastian 1210212117.36% 0191Melbourne10918224036.70% 0200Satellite Beach128010107.81% 0318Port St Lucie701116016122.97% 0348Cape Canaveral1980696934.85% 0358White City 400151537.50% 0359Port St John25917486525.10% 0366Barefoot Bay730000.00% 0394Palm Bay 944283234.04% 0410Viera 270000.00% TOTALS 361657967 1024 38.32%The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM 33 DISTRICT 13UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0038Fort Myers 631282946.03% 0090Cape Coral 2040262612.75% 0103Punta Gorda394012712732.23% 0110Port Charlotte589111912020.37% 0123Sanibel 820101012.20% 0130Labelle 150014149.33% 0135Naples 3720717119.09% 0136Saint James City488045459.22% 0192Fort Myers 222911 50.00% 0274Fort Myers Beach633016216225.59% 0299Moore Haven1902210.53% 0303Bonita Springs424212712930.42% 0323Lehigh Acres4861511012525.72% 0336N Ft Myers 361111511632.13% 0351Fort Myers 931131415.05% TOTALS 438023978 1001 22.85%

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA DISTRICT 15UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0005Tampa 452101226.67% 0026Plant City 360000.00% 0111Tampa 441212250.00% 0138Tampa 363713314038.57% 0139Tampa 1350292921.48% 0147Odessa 250131352.00% 0148Riverview 1940884.12% 0152Tampa 2851949533.33% 0167Tampa 3131215 48.39% 0186Brooksville3710424211.32% 0246Sun City Center420101023.81% 0248West Tampa270113.70% 0334Tampa 290202068.97% 0389Ruskin 1816738.89% TOTALS 16451539941425.17% DISTRICT 14UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0028Key West680171725.00% 0031South Miami1671707142.51% 0043Homestead630223.17% 0067North Miami482161837.50% 0098Coral Gables2205522.73% 0133Miami605182338.33% 0154Marathon1800202011.11% 0168Key West30000.00% 0333Key Largo7901111 13.92% 0346Miami401125.00% 0374Key Biscayne600212135.00% TOTALS 754818118925.07%Membership ReportsOCTOBER 13, 2017

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM35 DISTRICT 16UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0007Clearwater3533929526.91% 0014St Petersburg1451222315.86% 0079New Port Richey4337818820.32% 0104Pinellas Park2474535723.08% 0119Largo371219619853.37% 0125St Petersburg362410410829.83% 0158Treasure Island2420464619.01% 0173Holiday2626556123.28% 0238Safety Harbor28111129140 49.82% 0252Seminole941930731633.58% 0273Madeira Beach279002582589.25% 0275Dunedin582217117329.73% 0305St Pete Beach1070111110.28% 0335Hudson2416606627.39% TOTALS 7357551585 1640 22.29%The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM 35 DISTRICT 17UNITCITY OBJECTIVEJUNIORSENIORTOTALPERCENT0006Deland 1410885.67% 0017New Smyrna Beach2460353514.23% 0045Palatka 400111127.50% 0115Palm Coast 4005512.50% 0120HollyHill 2494949839.36% 0127Lake Helen 26591453.85% 0204Daytona Beach251181976.00% 0255Deltona 311239.68% 0259Debary 290226.90% 0267Ormond Beach1643868954.27% 0270Port Orange 1710995.26% 0285Edgewater 1452182013.79% 0293Interlachen 410112.44% 0361S Daytona 15310172717.65% TOTALS 15013630534122.72%