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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM1 Th T Th Th Th T T T Th Th T T Th Th Th Th T T T Th e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e K K K K K K Ka Ka Ka Ka Ka Ka Ka K K Ka K K K Ka K Ka Ka Ka K Ka Ka Ka Ka K K K K K Ka Ka K Ka Ka Ka K K Ka Ka K a K K K K le le l le le le le le e le le le e le le l le le le id id id id id id id id id id id d d i d d d id d d d id id d d d d d d d d id d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d id d d id d d d id d d d d os o o o os os os s os o o os os os s s s s os os o o o o o o os os os s s s s o o o o o os os s s s s o o o o o o o os os s s s s o os os os s s s o o o o o os os s s s s s o o o o o os os s s os s os o o o o os os s s s o o os os s s s s o o o o os os s s o o o o s s co co co co co co c co co co co co c c co co co co co co c c co co co co co c c c co co co co c c co c c co c c c c c co c c co co c c co c co pe pe pe pe pe pe pe pe pe e e pe pe p pe pe e p p e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e pe e e e e e e e e e e p pe e e e e e pe e e p p VOL OL L L L L L L OL L L L O U U U UM UM UME UME ME ME ME ME U U U U U U U U UM UM ME ME U U U U U M M U U U U U U U M M U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U M U U U M U U M M VI V VI VI I I I I I I I I I I IS IS IS S S S S S S S IS I IS I I I I I I SUE SUE SUE UE UE SUE E UE E E UE SU E E E SUE E E SUE E 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 DEC DEC DEC DEC DE DE DEC D DE DE E DE DE D EMB M EMB EMB EMB B ER ER ER ER 201 01 201 20 20 7 7 e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e 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 M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDAThis Month s Featured PRESIDENT’S MESSAGETreva Kay Wildrick3 CAVALCADE OF MEMORIESSherry Wingard10 LEADERSHIPRobin Burk12 GIRLS STATEMarge Reed11Mission 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 .org“ Catching Rays Creating a Brighter Future !"MILITARY CHILD'S TABLE 9 2ND VICE 13 SECRETARY 15 CHAPLAIN 16 PARLIAMENTARIAN MEMBERSHIP DUES INCREASE 17 TREASURER 18 SNAPSHOTS 20 AMERICANISM 26 CHILDREN & YOUTH 27 LEGISLATIVE 28 NATIONAL SECURITY 29 FROM THE UNITS 30 MEMBERSHIP REPORTS 32Also Including...

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM3 A BIG Shout-out to Unit 275 Dunedin!! We thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality shared during your Golf Tournament Weekend. Bernie and I previously hooked up with Charlotte and Daryl Bass at the hotel/camp ground and enjoyed the dinner Friday evening which was most delicious The alarm went o very early Saturday and after packing the golf clubs we were ALL on our way to Landsbrook Golf Course I love their Alligator mascot. What fun we had Getting Over Little Flu es" while enjoying the camaraderie of new friends. The team having the most fun was hands down ours Bernie and me, Gerard and Dale. We knew it was to be a great day with a birdie on the 1st hole!! The after party back at Post 275 was quite the GRAND Success!! Again Lyn Felice and your team made the day a classic memory and the charities were the ultimate winners!! What does one do when the calendar has an empty Saturday and its your Birthday? You gather all your ALR biker friends and nish the 2nd half of the Old Glory 6th District Unity Ride. We gathered at Post 183 and made our way through Seminole, Orange and Lake Counties visiting Post 53 Sanford, Post 35 Mt. Dora, Post 219 Fruitland Park and Post 347 Lady Lake. The weather was perfect! We stopped for lunch at Jeremiahs in Mt. Dora where my Mom and Dad joined us. Although they do not take reservations, they managed to hold the big table on the patio to accommodate us sitting together. Looking around the table, I am not sure who enjoyed the afternoon more, the Riders or my parents. Not to mention the numerous happy Birthday song renditions throughout the day with many well wishes!! Halloween found lots of youngsters and those young at heart dressing in their favorite costumes for the annual tricks and treats. I saw several Facebook postings of the creative assortment of food and dcor for the occasion. Remember to send your snapshots to Department to be included in the Kaleidoscope. Speaking of Facebook, this is a wonderful tool to spread the word of our goodwill, upcoming events and deeds well done. It is NOT a place to hang dirty laundry. Public Relations is a positive means to share what the American Legion Auxiliary is all about, who we are in our communities and how we make a di erence to better the lives of those around us. It is a re ection that shines far and wide. We encourage your posting responsibly Thank You to ALL who were in attendance at Fall Conference. The Chairmen provided very informative break-out sessions and the feedback has been positive all around. Thank You to our Distinguished Guest Committee being hostesses to our National Southern Division Vice President, Diane Spencer. Her Meet & Greet on Saturday went smoothly and was well attended. She has sent a Note of Thanks as well expressing her enjoyment during her visit to Florida. Merci Beaucoup to the partners of 8 & 40 Departmental de Florida with their lovely gathering on Friday. Tina, Bernie still talks about the Eclairs There are no words to express my delight and awe with the Opening Session performers from Chapel Hill Choir. None of us were aware of just how much talent our very own Becky, Department Treasurer, possesses. Along with the others of the quartet, their angelic voices held us captive in song. Unknowingly at the time, we actually shared their performance with the American Legion and the Sons of the American Legion as their conference meeting rooms were on either side of ours. The quartet also sang an original song to one of our Poppy poems that was very moving and respectful to our Veterans. Again, Thank You sooo very much!! That was just the beginning of a lled-to-the-brim schedule for the day. Our District Presidents shared many stories of successful events of our Members and Units; we heard from Department Commander Steve President ’s Message TREVA KAY WILDRICK Continued on Page 4 ALR group photo for Unity Ride.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Shuga and Detachment Commander Bernie Wildrick (aka Mr TK) with updates from the Legion Family and their membership goals; our National Executive Committeewoman (NEC) Kelli Becraft presented awards from National Convention and she was also presented her History and Scrapbook from Department Historian Eleanor Amato as well as her Prayer Book from Department Chaplain Lois Stachelrodt. The President of the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (ALCWF), Dennis Boland, came and announced the total gures of the Contributions to the Foundation and the Grants provided therefrom. He entertained us by sharing a few stories and then presented the various awards to Members and Units for their e orts last year. He presented the Garland Murray trophy to Department of Florida for again leading the pack with our total funds donated. The trophy is now on display at Department Headquarters. He also presented Kelli with her Diamond Lapel Pin as Madam Department President. I would like to Thank All of You for your dedication, hard work and continued support for this program. We are truly making a di erence in so many lives!! To keep with Tradition, after the lunch break we had the infamous Membership Parade. The District Presidents and Membership Chairmen put their creative juices to good use and sashayed down the aisle, their Critter Mascots strutting along the way. CONGRATULATIONS as we have NO Goose Eggs all Units have processed at least one member for the year! I am so very proud of our six Membership Sweeps lead by our Chairman Mary Poppins, aka Debbie Sviderskas, for reaching this important milestone set by National. Please Dont Stop there we have plenty of other membership goals to reach, collecting the sugar spoons as we go along. I wish you all the best to reach the coveted Tea Cup for exceeding 100% in Membership. We are well on our way the last report shows we are ahead of where we were this time last year. Our next goal is 75% by December 15th. I have faith in you! Our mission is to support the American Legion with their basic pillars" of programs as well as promote an obligation to our community, state and nation. To emphasize our sense of duty, we highlighted four speci c Programs. We heard from our Department Chairmen with regards to helping those in need via Community Service and the Auxiliary Emergency Fund (AEF); both very crucial from the devastation and aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The Children & Youth Chairman had a special guest speaker, Honorary National Jr. Vice President for the Eastern Division, Delany Oliver. She explained to us how being a Junior to the American Legion Auxiliary has changed her focus and rededication to the good of the cause, being true to oneself and becoming a better person. The presentation from our Veterans A airs and Rehabilitation (VA&R) brought us insight to the challenges and needs of our VA Hospitals and Nursing Homes. We also learned of the upcoming National Veterans Wheelchair Games to be held in Orlando from July 29 August 4, 2018 and the need of over 4000 volunteers to make the event a success for our Veterans. PLEASE mark the date and start thinking about volunteering for this important endeavor!! As I stated earlier, our Distinguished Guest, National Southern Division Vice President, Diane Spencer attended the General Session from the Head Table, in between her gracious visits to the other Family Organizations. She brought us greetings from National President, Diane Duschek, reminded us the importance of Membership so in turn being respectful to one another and sharing goodwill being paramount. We also had another guest visitor, our Past National President Linda Boone, currently the President for the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation (ALAF). This is the chosen charity for National President Diane this year. She spoke about the Foundation, asking us to remember to give especially on Giving Tuesday" (Nov 28th), the di erent types of Grants available and the ways we can apply for them. It was really quite a treat to have both national mentors at our Fall Conference, willing to share time and answer questions for us. Of course the highlight of the day was our guests from K9-s for Warriors. Stephanie Vogt, their Community Events Coordinator, with her daughter came and manned a table out front with all sorts of goodies and informational materials. Then the President, Brett Simon (son of the founder, Sharon Duval) arrived with his companion Lincoln, a very handsome Belgian Malinois (pronounced MAL-in-wah). It took every concentrated e ort on my part NOT to touch him!! A GIANT THANK YOU to our Department Public Relations Chairman, Sandra Stepp. We had (2) TV News crews! Both took turns interviewing Brett. Then our 2nd Hero, Kris Vite, arrived with his companion, Fowler, a drop dead gorgeous Chocolate Labrador. Next, it was his turn for interviewing. Both TV teams stayed for the presentation from our Heroes to our members in the audience. The dogs were calm cool and collected, keeping vigil attention to their warrior. They werent at all fazed by the standing ovation or cameras in their faces. The check presentation of the initial $9100 raised (thanks to ALL of You for your generous support and hard work e orts) de nitely overwhelmed the warriors. We took an opportunity to share our guests with the SAL catching them at the end of their Conference session. During the presentation by Brett, Kris was standing by me and Fowler just decided to sit on my feet! And yes, with Kriss permission and hand guidance to Fowler, I was able to pet him!! He is just as soft and gentle as you would imagine! Unfortunately we missed the Legions o cial session but we were able to mingle with several Legionnaires in the lobby. Talk about getting the word PRESIDEN’TS MESSAGE Continued from Page 3 Continued on Page 5

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM5 out The TV coverage of the interviews and events was aired both Saturday and Sunday. Then YOU shared and shared and shared again on Facebook!! Just another example of how we are an Auxiliary team making a di erence, supporting and caring for those in need!! There are not enough words to describe the fun and camaraderie had by all who attended the Sock Hop. Your costumes were fantastic!! Our celebrity judges, National Southern Division Vice President Diane Spencer and Sons National Southern Region Vice Commander Mark Cannuto, de nitely had their work cut-out for them!! Thank You to Patrick, for being our DJ of the evening (and BIG Hugs to Bernie for his collection of music). The dance oor was never empty and at times extended to the sides!! We have posted many photos to share the frivolity both on Facebook and in this Kaleidoscope issue. CONGRATULATIONS to our costume contest winners: Best Female Dee Bell / Best Male Steve Shuga / Best Couple The Wildricks / Best Handmade Jennifer McKay / Most Original Karen Henry / Best Overall Toni Ellsworth. The following weekend was Veterans Day. Many Units o ered Poppies, marched in Parades, participated in ceremonies and prepared meals to honor our Veterans. All three of the Department Leaders participated in the Orlando Parade displaying our vehicles, waving to the crowds and thanking Veterans for their service. We were lmed by Channel 13 News. A WWII Veteran along the route waved back and said Thank You to you for all we do!! That was pretty nifty in my book Our Great Grandson, Xavier, rode in Grandpa Bernies truck as a SAL member. We asked what part he liked the most the doughnuts o ered in the morning and what was the worst his arms got tired from all of the waving. Just Another Reminder To ALL Auxiliary members, if you havent done so, go register on the American Legion Auxiliary National website. Registration is FREE dont miss out on the many additional member bene ts and resources that are available. Tis the Season and so starts ALL the juggling of schedules and events for the upcoming holidays. Stay positive and follow the Golden Rule. Dont look back at the negative; youre not going that way! I am wishing you many Blessings, BIG Hugs and Safe Travels to All! For God and Country, TK Treva Kay Wildrick Department PresidentPRESIDEN’TS MESSAGE Continued from Page 4

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM9Military Child’s Table Setting Ceremony As we honor our veterans we must remember to honor those at home. The sacrifice the children make when a family member is deployed. In 1986 Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberg recognized the importance of militaryconnected children and their role in military families when he established the “Month of the Military Child,” underscoring the importan t role military children play in the armed forces community. When an Air Force officer was asked what he needed while deployed his request was simple, “Please don’t send cookies, care packages, or socks. Just help take care of our children.” In honor of the children we present to you the Military Child’s Table Setting. This table is inspired by our POW/MIA ceremony to honor the sacrifices and contributions of our military children. The Potted Flowering Plant symbolizes that the chil dren of our deployed may flower and flourish where they are planted. The Hand Spade recognizes that the military ch ildren may be transplanted to a new location, any place at a moment’s noti ce. They must acclimate themselves to a new school, new friends, possibly a new culture. (insert in pot) The Birthday Cake and Unlit Candles symbolize birthday’s and special events that their deployed loved one will miss while they are away. The Baseball Glove and Ball represent the games they have without the cheering from their deployed loved one. The Ballet Slipper s signify the that there are ma ny special occasions that go without the deployed loved one sharing in the joys of that day, in person. The Family Photo depicting a child or children with their uniformed parents represent the foundation of our country’s strength of families united in their commitment to national service and willing to make any sacrifice, both at home and abroad to ensure that our fl ag continues to fly free. Remember the children. Submitted by Wanda Brandt. See Page 27 for article.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Our organization has a story to tell dating back to 1919, when it all began. Just stop and think how those ladies felt when they had their rst unit meetings. How many of you and your Units have a history that very few of your own members know about? Is your Unit celebrating a milestone this year or does a past member have a story to tell of how they helped form the Unit or just we did things di erent back when I joined. What a great time to start recording the HISTORY. Reading about our history is ne, but how much more interesting it would be if we could listen" to the stories. National has ask the History Committee to pass along information regarding making a video of your Unit members telling the units stories. The equipment needed is simple in todays world. Iphones and Smartphones are very helpful for recording the video. So talk to your members and nd out the Senior/Junior members who can handle this part of the project. After typing the instructions below I would say to nd a helpful Tech savvy person to help. Below are the step by step instructions on How to Record and post to Members Remember" on You Tube. 1. This is a 2-person project so grab your friend to assist. Or ask a Junior or college student due to their experience with technology. 2. Find long time members and ask them to share their stories in a video. 3. The stories can be about: a. A special project b. A particular highlight during her membership c. How many generations of her family have been members and why d. If its a chartered member what was her experience in starting the Unit 4. Find a location where its quiet and where there will be no interruptions 5. Please keep in mind that your video le must be one of the below le extensions (.mov; .avi; .mpeg; or .wmv) 6. Each recording should be no longer than 5 minutes in length. You may make more than one to cover other topics 7. Post the video on YouTube Find an Instructional video at (https://www.youtube.com/watsh?v=07iUiftbKU 8. Give the Video the following title: ALA Dept of FL Unit _____ Members Remember 9. Provide a description and tags that will help members locate the le easily 10. Under Category, click on Nonpro ts & Activism 11. Under Privacy, click on Share your video with the world 12. Click Save Changes Cavalcade of Memories SHERRY WINGARD

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM11 Session Date June 6-June 14, 2018 REMINDERS: The ALA Girls State Unit Registration form and the Girls State Over-Quota Registration form were mailed to all Units the rst week in November. The completed form of the ALA Girls State Unit Registration is due to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Florida no later than December 31, 2017. Do not select a Delegate until you receive a numbered application for online Registration from Department Headquarters. District Chairmans Unit Mid-Year Report Narratives are due to Department Chairman (Marge Reed) by December 1, 2017. On the ALA Girls State Year-end Report, a new required component has been added by National ALA. Item 7. Total number of volunteer hours spent on and at the ALA Girls State_________ Total number of volunteers_______ Total expenditures_______ Start compiling now. WHATS NEW FROM NATIONAL: The Importance of Branding ALA Girls State. American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is one of our most prestigious and visible programs. We must always remember to brand the programs name, but also in using the ALA Girls State logo. ALA Girls State 2016 Impact: Total # of hours spent on/at ALA Girls State 363,624 Total # of volunteer 7,464 Total expenditures for ALA Girls State $12,797,297 EXCERPT FROM AN ALA GIRLS STATER LETTER, JUNE 14, 2017 I want to send you my sincerest thanks. I am having an incredible time here at Girls State! I have learned so much about the interworking of our government. Besides all the educational learning, I have learned so much about myself. Here at Girls State, I have learned to engage in debate about the issues facing our Nation. Furthermore, I have made incredible friends in my city. I was elected as Municipal Judge of my city and as a Senator for the State of Seminole! Also, I was selected by my city as one of their nominations for Girls Nation. It was an honor to be one of the twenty four girls! Additionally, I want to thank you for the spending money you sent with me to Tallahassee. I bought the group photos and a Girls State T-shirt. The Photos and shirt will help me remember my experience forever. I am planning to keep the photos so that I can show them to my children. It was super cool that my mom had saved the photos from when she attended Girls State in1986, so I hope to be able to share my pictures with my daughter or son when they have the opportunity to interview for Girls or Boys State. Like the Girls State Song says, I am proud to be a Girls State Nominee! Thank you SO MUCH." Girls State MARGE REED

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA FALL CONFERENCE WRAP-UP I want to express my thanks to all of the members who attended the LEADERSHIP break-out session at the 2017 Fall conference. I hope you were able to take home a morsel of knowledge that you didnt have before, or perhaps received clari cation on a lingering issue. I have had a few members ask for the LEADERSHIP PowerPoint presentation. I will be happy to e-mail it to anyone who would like to share it with their District or Unit. Just send your contact information to me @ leadership@ala org. MID-YEAR REPORTING Mid-year is upon us! That means that reports are due for all committees from the Units to their District Chairmen, and from the District Chairmen, to the Department Chairmen. Reporting is a very important part of your existence as an organization, which is why the due dates are not arbitrary! Please keep in mind that others need to read, process and combine data from the Units and Districts into reports for National. This takes time. Speaking as Leadership Chairman, I want nothing more that to make the Units and Districts shine! I can only do this by giving each report the attention that it is due. Im sure other chairmen would agree with me. A word about No Activity" reports: In the Department, we have many small units. It is understandable that the President may not be able to eld chairmen for every committee. However, the Unit/District President is responsible for reporting for any committee that does not have a chairman. This can be a monumental task, especially for year-end reporting, when Presidents are so busy with all things related to the Auxiliary. To this I say, your unit may not have activity for every committee, but, please put your best e orts toward the programs that: Bring in donations Attract a good number of enthusiastic volunteers Have been successful in the past Its better to put out a great e ort for a few programs than to spread the membership so thin that the hard work does not garner good results. In order to achieve 100% reporting in each District and the Department, we must receive a report for all committees. So, please, even if you did not have activity, send in a report notating such. When it comes to reporting, there are so many small things that we overlook. Here are some examples of activities that you may not consider reportable, but are: Americanism: Do you salute the ag at meetings? Do members y the ag at their homes? Do you send a Thank You" note to a business that ies the ag? Legislative: Do members attend local council meetings? Do members respond to o cial e-mails to support Veterans issues? Do members help out at election polling places? V A & R: Do members visit hospitals where there are Veterans housed? Do members attend Veterans Day ceremonies? National Security: Do members contribute to charities for Disabled/Paralyzed Veterans? Public Relations: Do members wear their name-tags/ brand when they attend local events? Cavalcade of Memories: On Veterans Day, did your members post pictures on social media of their loved-ones who have served our country? These are just a few small suggestions on how you can change a NO ACTIVITY" report into a more meaningful submission for your District or Unit. As leaders, there is no better time to delegate responsibilities than reporting time! This is a great opportunity to Involve new members so they can learn from the ground up! Use reporting as a tool to: Teach members about our committee work Gather members together so they can get to know each other better Review the prior years reports to get a perspective to what the Unit accomplished Ask for new ideas Presidents and Committee Chairmen: You can make your job so much easier by distributing the volunteer sheets to members at meetings. This is not a task that should be left until year-end. The data should be reported when it is fresh in their mind. Members should record: Volunteer hours Monetary donations In-kind donations Encourage members to write narratives on their experiences! These make for more impactful reporting. Volunteer sheets will not only help you with reporting, but will also help you determined which members are really SHINING! You may want to consider awards at year-end for those members who have volunteered the most hours over the past year. Also consider an award for the most creative new program! In closing, Ladies, I cant thank you enough for your commitment to our organization. I hope these tips will help you further our cause to help Veterans, their families and our communities. Leadership ROBIN BURK

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM13 Congratulations to all the Department of Florida Units that hosted such wonderful programs and events during November to honor our veterans. I know that traditionally October, November and December are very busy moths for us and yet, we manage to squeeze in time for our Mid-Year Reports. You did submit your Unit VA&R Narrative to your District VA&R Chairman? On October 29th, I accompanied members from the 11th and 12th Districts to the West Palm Beach VAMC for music and an ice cream social with the veterans. District 12 members took boxes and boxes of personal care items, puzzle books and snacks. Some were bagged and distributed during the visit and other items were left to be distributed to homeless veterans. Since the visit was only two days before Halloween, some members dressed in costumes, which brought a smile to many faces. Of course, Past Department President, Fran Carlton, was her usual self, clowning around" with everyone. On Saturday, November 11th, Unit 189 in Sebastian hosted a dinner for veterans, featuring the distribution of quilts through the Quilts of Valor Program. If youre not familiar with Quilts of Valor, youre really missing out on a great opportunity to honor your local veterans. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to "cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor." Quilts are awarded at many di erent levels: they may go to military hospitals where chaplains award them to service members; they may be awarded to entire service units returning from deployments; they may be awarded at veterans homes or they may be awarded individually. Wrapped in their very own Quilt of Valor, veterans across the nation have been receiving tangible gifts of love and appreciation from quilters since this nationwide grassroots program started in 2003. To date, more than 106,000 patriotic quilts -representing the prayers, healing thoughts and gratefulness of their makers, have been presented to veterans who have fought for the nation in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm/Shield, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and other con icts around the world. These beautiful handmade quilts re ect the nation's patriotic colors. They often showcase a traditional pattern -Ohio Star, Fence Rail, Churn Dash and Log Cabin, to name a few. Many feature patriotic images, such as a Bald Eagle, U.S. ag or a praying Soldier. And all carry the Quilts of Valor label. But these quilts are most remembered for the combat veterans they honor. Two years ago, our current District 13 President, Jeanne Nadeau was presented her Quilt of Valor to honor her service. Although observing a Quilts of Valor ceremony is very moving and emotional, I wanted to get a quote from a veteran that had experienced receiving their very own Quilt of Valor. This is what she Jeanne had to say when I asked her to share her feelings. “When I received the Quilt of Valor I had no idea what was going on. I was in SAL College that day and I was asked to go see Kimberly. Then I was told to go up on stage behind the curtain and come out when my name was called. I sort of heard what the lady said when she called my name but not really. I thought I was in some sort of trouble or something. I listened as she spoke some more and it was if she was taking me back in time to my Air Force days and then slowly working up to the present. I felt so humbled but yet "why me". I was thinking that there were other female veterans from the Auxiliary that deserve this more than I do. Then emotions started to take over and I had to hold back the tears because I was very honored to be selected to receive the Quilt of Valor. By the time President Pearl gave me a hug and said congratulations, I was crying and shaking. This blew me away and it is a very high honor to receive.” For more information about this wonderful program, visit www.qovf.org Thanks to everyone that brought costume jewelry, scarves and hats to Fall Conference. These dress up" items are being distributed to the VA medical facilities and nursing homes for the female patients. Im so excited about the upcoming weekend and my visit to Districts 9 and 14, where I will visit the Sandy Nininger Nursing Home in Pembroke Pines and the Miami VAMC. Female patients at both facilities will have jewels" bestowed on them, as we honor them and make them feel special. Thanks to everyone that has been shouting out loud and clear" for our veterans this month!!! 2nd Vice President ANN KING-SMITH

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM15Department SecretaryPATTY MACDONALD Happy Fall. I hope Thanksgiving was a blessing for all of you and your loved ones. I want to thank everyone who attended fall conference and the Sock Hop. We had a great time. I would like to give a few reminders. 1. Girls State: The Unit Registration forms have been sent out. If your unit hasnt received them you can nd them on our website at www.ala .org on the girls state page. The form and money must be submitted to Department by December 31, 2017. For the over quota form, it must be submitted by February 1, 2018. Each unit must also meet the following criteria for girls state: a. Pay all quotas b. Must have 10 or more members (First 10 senior members allow unit 1 girls state citizen) c. Each unit can have an additional girl for each 100 paid up members into Department by January 31 d. Each unit with 100% membership by January 31st are eligible to request Over Quota" delegate 2. Girls State delegate registration will be completely online for 2017-2018. The delegates will submit all the paperwork via online. Department will send out additional information in the near future. 3. On the membership note. Please make sure the unit membership chairman is doing the following: a. Submit one recap and one check. b. Make sure renew, rejoin, new and transfers are on separate recap sheets c. Make sure you are putting the names in alphabetical order, last name rst. d. If your unit is an ALAMIS user remember you must put in the new applications rst before sending to Department to pay. e. Must submit new applications with recap and check 4. Department still have President TK shirts for sale. Please contact us for sizes available. 5. Department has placed a limited order of Unit Guides. Once we have them in we will ll the orders that we have received. If your unit led out an interest form at Fall Conference and you still want Unit Guides, please submit check to Department or go to our website and order online. If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to contact us at 407-293-7411 or email me at secretary@ala .org.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA As the suns rays shine upon us all may our Hearts begin to love and show how much we care to the families of those we have lost. December is a new month and is the end of a year that has had much heartache and lots of fun at the same time. May we always remember that our loved ones are happier than ever and they try to let us know that with rays of our sun everyday. Chaplain LOIS STACHELRODT DISTRICT 2 Una Basford Unit 241 Deborah Gillespie Unit 241 DISTRICT 3 Diane Blaisdell Unit 57 Fay Lemon Unit 57 DISTRICT 5 Maddy Chitko Unit 129 DISTRICT 6 Peggy Montgomery Unit 347 Shirley Samuels Church Unit 347 Bette L. Tanger Unit 347 DISTRICT 8 Barbara A. Nicholas Unit 24 Joan C. Kulesavage Unit 113 Priscilla Peterson Unit 113 DISTRICT 9 Linda Schwiesow Unit 142 Elsie Saunders Unit 162 DISTRICT 11 Agnes Akullian Unit 277 DISTRICT 12 Sophie Fischer Unit 117 Dorothy Grant Unit 117 Kathleen Elizabeth Miller Unit 117 Jacqueline Gale Unit 163 Eleanor Glen Unit 366 Jane Smith Unit 366 DISTRICT 13 Fay Booth Unit 136 Geraldine Reynolds Unit 303 DISTRICT 15 Louise Wilt Unit 111 Lynda Elliott Unit 138 DISTRICT 16 Mary Prentice Unit 7 Libby Rotkis Unit 7 Fern Clayton Unit 14 Elizabeth Klocek Unit 273 Nancy Notheis Unit 273 DISTRICT 17 Blanche Ashlock Unit 115 Mary Ann Reese Unit 115 Recently Departed Members

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM17 Parliamentarian DIANE ROUSSEAU

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDAHappy Fall Yall! I just couldnt wait to say that as that is one of the last times I will be able to as Winter is almost here! Can you believe it? I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and counted your many blessings over the holiday. When I count my blessings, the opportunity to work here at Department with our great sta and to be a part of this great organization is among the top of my list! I have just a few items to cover this month: 1. Membership Credit Reports (MCR). Please be sure to forward your MCR to the membership chairman and treasurer for their review when you receive the monthly report!!! Also, be sure that your unit has signed up to be in the speedy delivery club for membership credit reports AKA over/short reports. These units receive their reports rst via email, before all the other Units reports have printed AND they get them 3-5 days faster than regular snail mail. Take advantage of this opportunity and SIGN UP to by sending an email to treasurer@ala .org and in the subject line type Email my Membership Credit Report" and include your name, position (only the president, membership chair or treasurer may receive the report), and email address where you would like the report sent. This is an ANNUAL list so you must request to be added to the list every new scal year as leaderships often change and we have to make sure the correct people are getting their reports. 2. Online Payments to National made by members will not show up on your MCR for around 6 weeks. This may seem like a delay but remember that National makes two payments a month to Departmentthe 1st and 15th. Members who paid National are included in those payments are on the monthly membership credit report, but because MCRs go out around the 15th and because there is up to two weeks delay in Department receiving payment from National, and allowing for a few days processing time, it always works out that MCRs will be showing payments from members who have paid the 11th through the 25th of the previous month (which come to us on the 1st) and the 26th through the 10th of the current TreasurerBECKY GRIPTONTHE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA month (which come to us on the 15th) These are rough estimates, exact dates change to account for weekends and holidays, etc. Please keep that in mind BEFORE calling Department to ask where a members credit reporting is for their payment. Please read the detailed instructions and FAQs sheet included in your MCR for more information. 3. Girl State Scholarships. We are blessed to have the Cindy Burroughs scholarship available to Units, which allows units who would like to sponsor a delegate to Girls State but are nancially unable, to send a delegate with a scholarship covering the Units registration fees. We have some extra scholarships we will make available this year as we are aware that Irma may prevent Units from being able to sponsor a girl state delegate who normally would. If you would like to avail yourself of this scholarship, please send an application to Department by January 31, 2017. The scholarship is available on our website under QuicklinksGirls State and is listed at the top of the page along with other resources for Girls State. Go to: https://ala .org/programs/girls-state/ 4. AEF. As a reminder, Department AEF is available to members experiencing a nancial crisis of any kind. We have seen a slight increase in applications due to Irma, but there are still funds available to help our members in need. The applications are on our website under ProgramsEmergency Fund. Go to: https://ala .org/programs/emergency-fund/ 5. Remembering that our motto is Service, not Self", may we be reminded that every day can be a giving day and not just during the holiday season. What will you give of today to make our organization a better place to be? If youre looking for a place to give this Christmas season, go to our website and make your donation today! https://ala .org/donate/ May you have a joyous and wonderful Christmas this month as you celebrate the Reason for the season!

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM19 Extreme Dot to Dot

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Snapshots Submission by Ann King-SmithSubmission by Ann King-Smith Submission by Ann King-SmithSubmission by Ann King-Smith THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM21 Submission by Eleanor AmatoSubmission by Eleanor Amato Submission by Carolyn BrownSubmission by Carolyn Brown The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM21

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Snapshots Submission by Marge ReedSubmission by Anna McCurry Submission by Robbin WalkerSubmission by Robbin Walker

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM23 Reminder on updating Constitution & Bylaws. When sending updated Constitution/Bylaws and Standing Rules for approval, send 2 original, signed copies, in its entirety by U. S. Mail (snail mail) to Department Chairman at her home address. Do not send by e-mail, as 2 original, signed copies are required. These are your formal documents. Please do not send a partial C&BL. The Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules together constitute one document. When changes are made to any part of the document, 2 copies of the whole document need to be submitted for review. To make it easier to review, when changes are made to only the Standing Rules, please include a note stating that only the Standing Rules are being changed. Be sure to include return address. Do not send the C&BL to any place other than Department Chairman at her HOME ADDRESS for approval, as this will only delay the process, and ends up costing excess postage. Do not send to Department Headquarters. Do not send registered certi ed, or any other form that has to be signed for. Upon review, the C&BL will either be returned approved or returned for corrections. If Department does not have a current address, and there is no return address, the C&BL may not reach the proper destination. A copy of the updated Unit C&BL should be kept in the Unit le until a signed, approved C&BL has been received from the Department Chairman. The Department Chairman does not keep copies. The yearly Unit Dues Information form that is sent the rst of each year denotes the dues for the Unit for the upcoming year. This amount must match the Units Constitution & Bylaws on le at Headquarters, so to make sure the new dues information goes to National, you must submit your C&B early in the year, if you are changing your dues. Then the dues information is submitted to Department to make sure it corresponds with the current C&BL on le and then the dues form is sent on to National. Constitution/Bylaws/and Standing Rules are NOT sent to National. Do not send dues form to C&B Chairman. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about your Constitution & Bylaws and Standing Rules. Sudoku Constitution & Bylaws PATRICIA DEVINE See Membership Dues Increase on page 17.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA 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 Georges Total:$0 = Bobs 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 plans features. Please read your Member Bene“t 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 FLORIDA Americanism JANE HARDACRE One of the objectives for The American Legion Auxiliary Americanism program is to participate in the promotion of The American Legion Americanism programs. I would like to focus on two such programs: The Oratorical Competition and The Junior Shooting Sports Program. This information can be found on The National American Legions website: www.legion.org. The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nations laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. Well, how can an Auxiliary Unit help?? € Help prepare your post home to sponsor a local or district contest. € O er to provide volunteers as timekeepers or judges. € O er to supply refreshments. € Provide transportation for candidates. € Help recruit candidates at local schools and other organizations. € Contact history teachers or debate coaches. The contest is a multilevel contest. It consists of Post, District, Area, State Levels. The National Oratorical Contest is a threeday event where the winners from each state come together to compete in Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact your Posts Legion Americanism Chairman for contest dates. Post Level: Dates vary depending on each Post. All Post contests must be completed by January 21, 2018. District Level: Dates vary depending on each District. All District contests must be completed by February 11, 2018. Area Level: Dates vary depending on each Area. All Area contests must be completed by February 25, 2018. State Level: March 10, 2018 The American Legion, Department of Florida Headquarters *** District and Area Contest Dates & Locations will be available in December on the Florida Legion website: www. oridalegion.org The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program is a gun safety education and marksmanship program that encompasses the basic elements of safety, education, enjoyment, and competition. Both males and females can participate, through Legion sponsorship; disabled youth are encouraged to join, as competitive shooting is a sport that creates an equal playing eld for all competitors. Junior Shooting Sports is a three-part program that combines the Basic Marksmanship Course, Quali cation Awards and Air Ri e Competition into a well-rounded activity. The program is administered through PostSponsored Junior Shooting Clubs. The program is for young people, ages 14 through 18. Contact your Post representative for more information. Well, how can an Auxiliary Unit help?? € O er to provide refreshments on event day. € Arrange transportation and/or supervision on event day. € Host an event at your post/unit home, if you have the space. ~ Units and Posts that work together, THRIVE together! Taken from our Preamble:To participate in and contribute to the accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion…”Thank you for everything that you do for our Country, our Veterans and their families, our Children and Youth and Communities.

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM27 Children & Youth WANDA BRANDT Children & Youth was a great workshop at Fall Conference and we had a breakout session. We talked about what we could do for Children & Youth and what has helped each Unit for Children & Youth and Juniors. However during the presentation I also learned something, it was concerning a Military Child table, which I thought was great and I have sent it out to the people in the class and shared it with my district and which they have also shared with face book, However I want the whole state of Florida to know ( see page 9 ). Here is some of the ideas, units have done for C&Y and Juniors: € For COTA or Child Welfare make donation on remittance form -cake sale 50 cakes @ $5.00 Ideas: € Have Juniors present wreaths on memorial day at local cemeteries € car wash € Juniors can help with poppy distributions € Create a face book page to share information with other juniors € Have an Adult or Juniors slumber party and sleep over at post (bring a story book or another items) € Host a party with child and host a pampering party for girls or games for boys € Have Juniors to do POW-MIA table ceremony € Host a movie, popcorn night or board game € Adult Spelling Bee € Coat Check: Between Thanksgiving and Christmas € House Number: For this fundraising idea, paint street numbers on curbs in front of houses. € Donut Eating Contest € Coins quickly add up to dollars € Have a Unit or District Bowling Event for a day or week € Put Display in local library's in April for it is C&Y month € Create a Military Kid's table in April for C&Y month € Arrange with schools to host a Veteran or Service members to classroom € Distribute patriotic coloring books to children Remember: € April 7th C&Y Picnic Post 117 Palm Bay € May 4th C&Y Golf Tournament Post 347 Lady Lake Sudoku

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Legislative Chair DEE BELL "VOLUNTEERS" What are Volunteers? Volunteers are like Fords They have a better idea. Volunteers are like Coke They are the real thing. Volunteers are like Pan Am: They make the going great. Volunteers are like Pepsi They have a lot to give. Volunteers are like Hallmark Cards: They care enough to give the very best. Volunteers are like VO hair spray There goodness holds in all kinds of weather. Volunteers are like Standard Oil You expect more and get it. But most of all Volunteers are like Kelloggs Frosted Flakes Theyre Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!! WE LOVE THEM ALLAuthor Unknown Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at All Children's Hospital for Organizations that gave more than 1,000 hours. Dee Bell with hospital volunteer coordinators.

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM29 National Security Chair LINDA GREVERA "Welcome To Our Hometown" Events Families leaving the military and returning to civilian life experience stressors during this transition period. A survey conducted in 2014 by the National Military Family Association (NMFA) found ve major areas of stress for families transitioning out of the military: behavioral and emotional health; employment; nancial readiness; healthcare; and understanding VA bene ts. More often than not, transitioning military families are not formally welcomed, or even contacted, by community service providers or organizations. What a missed opportunity for those military families, and for The American Legion Family! The national ALA National Security Committee suggests ALA units or groups of units organize and present Welcome To Our Hometown" (WTOH) events for military families moving into your community, whether theyre active-duty families relocating from one duty station to another, Guard or Reserve families settling into new areas, or families exiting military service altogether. Through Welcome To Our Hometown, the American Legion Auxiliary connects transitioning military families to their new hometowns. A WTOH event should address key areas of stress facing transitioning military families as described above. A WTOH event also presents an opportunity for these families to get to know The American Legion Family in their new hometown. How you conduct your WTOH event depends on your community and ALA unit. For more information on how to plan and execute a WTOH event, please visit https://www. alaforveterans.org/Programs/National-Security/. Sudoku

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA From the Units American Legion DN McQueen Post 103, Punta Gorda received 1st place in the Veterans Appreciation Parade held on November 4, 2017. Best use of the blue, white and red, combined with the best presentation of 'serving those who have served us." Our Post Commander is Bruce, Buzzell, and our Ladies Auxiliary President is Joanne ScalesBorowy. We received a certi cate from C.J. Metcalfe, Elks Veteran Parade Chairman 2016-2017. Pictured above are members of Unit 37, St. Augustine, at the headquarters of the Florida National Guard Headquarters. The members got a tour of the facility and heard presentations from Amy Green the Florida National Guard State Family Program Director and Keith Ham who works with Gold Star Families as part of Army Survivor Outreach. Both speakers gave us great ideas of ways we can help active duty soldiers and their families. VA Deputy Erna Schwabe was presented this painting by a Veteran of the VA Wellness Center in Port Orange. Mary "Juanita" LeCroy pinned for 20 years of continuous service by President Nell Hewitt. THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM31 Louise Williams pinned for 10 years of continuous service by President Nell Hewitt Nell Hewitt pinned Maude "Liz" Black for 5 years continuous service In the front row is Vice President of the student council Robert Tempesta second row Left to right Unit 347 President Mary LaNoce Children and Youth Chairman Cathy Trout and Public Relation Chairman and Navy Veteran Lois Glosch. Received from a rst grader because I'm a Veteran. The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM31

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA DISTRICT 1UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0075Crestview1480242416.22% 0078Milton240191979.17% 0193Pensacola977586567.01% 0221Niceville941343537.23% 0235Ft Walton Beach1841868747.28% 0240Pensacola2530696927.27% 0296Destin340202058.82% 0340Pensacola294511311840.14% 0356Lynn Haven1874899349.73% 0375Southport600446.67% 0378Gulf Breeze290226.90% 0382Navarre1150575749.57% 0392Panama City1612323421.12% 0402Panama City Beach301212273.33% TOTALS17102162864937.95%Membership ReportsNOVEMBER 27, 2017 DISTRICT 2UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0013Tallahassee985444950.00% 0082Lanark912495156.04% 0084Havana301071756.67% 0100Marianna553394276.36% 0217Quincy544273157.41% 0241Sneads5520173767.27% TOTALS3834418322759.27% DISTRICT 3UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0049 Monticello 1408857.14% 0057Lake City 233212312553.65% 0107Live Oak 542313361.11% 0131Greenville 320113.13% 0215Jasper 423151842.86% 0224Madison 3206618.75% 0291Steinhatchee 1422717351.41% 0383Old Town 1640686841.46% TOTALS713932333246.56% DISTRICT 4UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0016Gainesville800313138.75% 0027Ocala397192666.67% 0058Dunnellon462414393.48% 0077Inverness2413132 133.33% 0149Newberry2009945.00% 0155Crystal River288115515654.17% 0166 Homosassa Springs2922224 82.76% 0210Ocala1305538.46% 0230Hawthorne582363865.52% 0236Bronson520191936.54% 0237Beverly Hills1450707048.28% 0284Belleview951626366.32% 0314Starke120118.33% TOTALS9011650151757.38%THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM33 DISTRICT 7UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0003Bartow851484957.65% 0004Lakeland711404157.75% 0008Winter Haven656035535554.12% 0034Haines City740161621.62% 0071Lake Wales950565658.95% 0072Mulberry1587576440.51% 0201Florence Villa385293489.47% TOTALS117714601615 52.25% DISTRICT 8UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0011Arcadia418202868.29% 0024Bradenton3641817018851.65% 0025Lake Placid328018418456.10% 0030Sarasota9716425859.79% 0069Avon Park534532032560.86% 0074Sebring4706612.77% 0113Rotonda West407117517643.24% 0159Venice7092033635650.21% 0254North Port1080525248.15% 0266Fruitville1161747564.66% 0309Palmetto172114314483.72% 0312Oneco240011114.58% 0325Ellenton1290494937.98% TOTALS3292701582165250.18% DISTRICT 5UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0009Jacksonville300161653.33% 0037Saint Augustine723343751.39% 0054Fernandina Beach1795798446.93% 0088Jacksonville1082464844.44% 0129Jacksonville Beach333612312938.74% 0137Jacksonville5701427128550.00% 0194St Augustine7410364662.16% 0197Jacksonville737253243.84% 0202Keystone Heights782212329.49% 0233Ponte Vedra Beach21635326731.02% 0244Jacksonville400161640.00% 0250Middleburg3804017821857.37% 0283Jacksonville416916817742.55% 0316Atlantic Beach3721814516343.82% 0372Mandarin110119.09% 0373Orange Park406232972.50% 0401Hilliard241151666.67% TOTALS30161581229138745.99% DISTRICT 6UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0010Kissimmee2022909245.54% 0019Orlando1303636650.77% 0021Umatilla1506640.00% 0035Mount Dora910101010.99% 0041Eustis2005525.00% 0052Leesburg247152291.67% 0053Sanford932363840.86% 0055Clermont710313143.66% 0063Winter Garden2504416.00% 0080Saint Cloud2962616719365.20% 0101Bushnell1250474737.60% 0109Ocoee1202216.67% 0112Winter Park223161986.36% 0183Fern Park181158510055.25% 0219Fruitland Park207210811053.14% 0242Orlando13313445742.86% 0286Orlando23159810344.59% 0330Leesburg762434559.21% 0331Orlando4312112353.49% 0347Lady Lake1765987087949.80% 0357Clermont232121460.87% TOTALS3785 1031763 1866 49.30% The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM33

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Membership Reports NOVEMBER 27, 2017 DISTRICT 12UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0001Titusville314816417254.78% 0022Cocoa891323337.08% 0039Vero Beach1673737645.51% 0040Fort Pierce1630565634.36% 0081Melbourne1281161713.28% 0117Palm Bay468719019742.09% 0126Jensen Beach228412713157.46% 0163Melbourne309920721669.90% 0171Fort Pierce0088 Infinity 0189Sebastian1210626251.24% 0191Melbourne10918325045.87% 0200Satellite Beach1280646450.00% 0318Port St Lucie701235235450.50% 0348Cape Canaveral1980979748.99% 0358White City400191947.50% 0359Port St John2591712113853.28% 0366Barefoot Bay7320416183.56% 0394Palm Bay944586265.96% 0410Viera270113.70% TOTALS3616941720 1814 50.17% DISTRICT 11UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0020Belle Glade653343756.92% 0047Lake Worth1243646754.03% 0062Stuart1780188188105.62% 0064Okeechobee115010108.70% 0065Delray Beach574333764.91% 0141W est Palm Beach8133538 46.91% 0164Boynton Beach1382606244.93% 0188Delray152101280.00% 0199W Palm Beach500343468.00% 0268Riviera Beach800333.75% 0271Tequesta200511311859.00% 0277Boca Raton1000545454.00% 0288Boynton Beach5321113260.38% 0367R oyal Palm Beach4241519 45.24% 0399Palm City1825738.89% TOTALS13164966971854.56% DISTRICT 13UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0038Fort Myers631323352.38% 0090Cape Coral204111411556.37% 0103Punta Gorda394019119148.48% 0110Port Charlotte589326226544.99% 0123Sanibel820252530.49% 0130Labelle1500545436.00% 0135Naples372013613636.56% 0136Saint James City488018318337.50% 0192Fort Myers224121672.73% 0274Fort Myers Beach633328829145.97% 0299Moore Haven1907736.84% 0303Bonita Springs4241422323755.90% 0323Lehigh Acres4862122824951.23% 0336N Ft Myers361317918250.42% 0351Fort Myers931464750.54% TOTALS4380511980 2031 46.37% DISTRICT 9UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0036Ft Lauderdale480303062.50% 0092Hollywood1252757761.60% 0142Pompano Beach2715211216460.52% 0157Margate2861911713647.55% 0162Deer eld Beach2372910913858.23% 0180Fort Lauderdale1168637161.21% 0209Dania Beach1101515136.36% 0220Ft Lauderdale309132273.33% 0222Fort Lauderdale770313140.26% 0287Deer eld Beach150141493.33% 0304Dania1280775.47% 0310Hallandale390292974.36% 0321Cooper City1321575843.94% 0365Sunrise1501818120.00% TOTALS153012069081052.94%

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2017 MMM35 The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MMM35 DISTRICT 16UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0007Clearwater3531114215343.34% 0014St Petersburg1454747853.79% 0079New Port Richey4332117819945.96% 0104Pinellas Park247511912450.20% 0119Largo371324224566.04% 0125St Petersburg362417417849.17% 0158Treasure Island2420868635.54% 0173Holiday262613814454.96% 0238Safety Harbor2811216617863.35% 0252Seminole941940241143.68% 0273Madeira Beach2790199699735.73% 0275Dunedin582532132656.01% 0305St Pete Beach1070454542.06% 0335Hudson241810711547.72% TOTALS7357893190 3279 44.57% DISTRICT 17UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0006Deland1410525236.88% 0017 New Smyrna Beach2462118120 48.78% 0045Palatka401202152.50% 0115Palm Coast400232357.50% 0120HollyHill249814715562.25% 0127Lake Helen267152284.62% 0204Daytona Beach2511102184.00% 0255Deltona314131754.84% 0259Debary294141862.07% 0267Ormond Beach164412613079.27% 0270Port Orange1710676739.18% 0285Edgewater1452525437.24% 0293Interlachen410224.88% 0361S Daytona153119810971.24% TOTALS15015475781154.03% DISTRICT 14UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0028Key West680323247.06% 0031South Miami16719910059.88% 0043Homestead630212133.33% 0067North Miami483394287.50% 0098Coral Gables2205522.73% 0133Miami605253050.00% 0154Marathon1800555530.56% 0168Key West302266.67% 0333Key Largo790121215.19% 0346Miami401125.00% 0374Key Biscayne600353558.33% TOTALS754932633544.43% DISTRICT 15UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0005Tampa452192146.67% 0026Plant City362161850.00% 0111Tampa441323375.00% 0138Tampa3631018019052.34% 0139Tampa1350515137.78% 0147Odessa250131352.00% 0148Riverview194013136.70% 0152Tampa285115815955.79% 0167Tampa313121548.39% 0186Brooksville371015815842.59% 0246Sun City Center420141433.33% 0248West Tampa270113.70% 0334Tampa291272896.55% 0389Ruskin181101161.11% TOTALS16452170472544.07%