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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 en-USMen-US Men-US Men-US1

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en-USThis Monthen-USen-USs Featured PRESIDENTS MESSAGE en en-USTreva Kay Wildricken-US3 1ST VICE PRESIDENT en-US en-USMichele DeGennaroen-US12 PUBLIC RELATIONS en-US en-USSandi Howard-Steppen-US17 JUNIOR ACTIVITIES en-US en-USWanda Brandten-US14en-USMission Statementen-USIn the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of en-US the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The en-US American Legion and to honor the sacrice of en-US those who serve by enhancing the lives of our en-US veterans, military, and their families, both at en-US home and abroad. en-US For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, en-US educate our citizens, mentor youth, and en-US promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace en-US and security.en-USVision Statementen-USThe vision of The American Legion Auxiliary en-US is to support The American Legion while en-US becoming the premier service organization en-US and foundation of every community providing en-US support for our veterans, our military, and en-US their families by shaping a positive future in an en-US atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace en-US and security. en-USWant to submit an article and/oren-US en-US photos to en-USThe Kaleidoscopeen-US?en en-US ala.org/submiten-US secretary@ala.orgen-USen-USCatching Raysen-US,en-US Creatingen-US en-US a Brighter Futureen-US! RECOGNIZING AUXILIARY MEMBERS 15 HISTORIAN 18 CHAPLAIN 19 MEMBERSHIP 20 MEMBERSHIP AWARDS 21 AMERICANISM 22 LEGISLATIVE 23 NATIONAL SECURITY 24 VA & R 26 FROM THE UNITS 30 MEMBERSHIP REPORTS 32 en-USAlso Includingen-US...

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en-USThe Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 en-USMen-US Men-US Men-US3 A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL!! en-US I hope en-US you enjoyed the Holidays and successfully spread good en-US cheer! Now, its time to make new resolutions, plan en-US events for new opportunities and look forward to make en-US futures bright for our veterans, our communities and our en-US children and youth. en-US I have continued a busy schedule through the end of the en-US year. Old Glory Unit 183 arranged with a local restaurant en-US Rock & Brews, coordinating a fundraiser to benet K-9s en-US for Warriors. They are a proud sponsor of many Veterans en-US events along with other local charities. It wasnt dicult en-US to work out the details and then advertising the event en-US on Facebook, posters in local grocery and retail stores, en-US Department Calendar and website as well as word en-US of mouth. There were several families in attendance en-US bringing their personal companions the restaurant en-US denitely catered to our 4-legged friends. Another en-US Companion Dog organization supported the event en-US bringing several of their in training dogs. The evening en-US was a success; everyone enjoyed their meal and the en-US shared camaraderie. Within a few days, a check for the en-US agreed donation was presented and sent to Department, en-US notated on the Donation Remittance form. Another event en-US is in the works for January. en-US My ocial visit to the 5th District wrapped around the en-US week of Thanksgiving. Bernie set-up Eagle One camp at en-US Post 137 Jacksonville, on Friday afternoon and I joined en-US him that evening. There were several Unit members en-US there when I arrived, saving a dinner to enjoy later en-US on District President Molly came bright and early on en-US Saturday morning, bearing a gift from the District a en-US beautiful ceramic Squirrel. She immediately found her en-US spot on the table in the front window!! Then we were o en-US for breakfast at one of the Units which turned out to be en-US on a dierent day, soo we went to plan B, Cracker Barrel en-US instead. Yummy Wild Blueberry Muns and a relaxing en-US visit sharing stories.en-US President Molly had the casual day planned: we started en-US with a visit to Unit 283 Arlington Jacksonville where Unit en-US President Beth and Area Membership Crystal-Sweep en-US Carolyn Brown with other members were gathered en-US completing their mid-year reports. Congratulations Beth en-US for completing the Leadership course oered through en-US National!! The members have been quite busy and en-US had to leave after a short visit to prepare baked goods. en-US Their Post Family was gearing up for the upcoming en-US Thanksgiving Dinner with Commander Steve attending. en-US Next, we were o to Unit en-US 316 Atlantic Beach and just en-US missed Liz Hill, again busy en-US schedule. Not to worry, en-US this was just a do drop in en-US and we would return later en-US in the week. We headed o to Unit 129 Jacksonville en-US Beach where many members were busy preparing for en-US a Celebration of Life to one of their dear members. en-US They still took a few minutes to share some time with en-US me. Several of the members in the lounge told stories en-US of activities that had been accomplished and plans for en-US Thanksgiving. Again, we would return next Saturday for en-US the scheduled End of District Tour Dinneren-US We had some time to kill and President Molly took us en-US on a tour of the local area on our way to her home Post en-US 54 Fernandina Beach for their famous Steak Dinner. We en-US passed the State Parks along the beach, saw several en-US lovely homes, traversed multiple round-abouts and nally en-US came to the Ferry. What a beautiful afternoon for a quick en-US boat ride. When we arrived at Post 54, we were greeted en-US with open arms and again told I was not needed for any en-US assistance. So, I just oated about talking to everyone. en-US Bernie had a discussion with one of the Sons members en-US on how we would be eating the best baked potatoes in en-US the State. We did enjoy a very tasty Steak Dinner with en-US all the xins. Yes, the baked potato was very good en-US Bernie nished mine including the skin!! We stayed en-US long enough to hear some of the live entertainment a en-US very talented keyboardist!! President Molly, being a en-US conscientious hostess, reminded us that we would have en-US an even earlier start Sunday; so we headed back to en-US Camp only to spend over 90-minutes crawling along 95 en-US due to several major car accidents. Molly texted me to en-US let me know she arrived home safelyen-US Sunday was very exciting for me as we were going to en-US tour the K-9s for Warriors facility in Ponte Vedra. We en-US shared their great services with Commander Steve and en-US Bernie along with other District sta. But rst we headed en-US to Post 253 Ponte Vedra Beach for Breakfast, where en-US Department 3rd Vice President Wanda Brandt joined us en-US before heading out to work, along with District Secretary en-US Kathy Helmly, Commander Steve and his District sta. en-US We were served a down-home breakfast and enjoyed en-US camaraderie with several Post Family members. We en-US had a very informative presentation for the Missing in en-US America Project whose mission is to locate, identify en-US and the unclaimed cremains of American Veterans. President en-USen-USs Message TREVA KAY WILDRICK en-USContinued on Page 4en-US en-US

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en-USOur speaker, Kathy Church, was very organized and en-US her passion for this project was apparent. She shared en-US recent success stories and how we as American Legion en-US Family members could help and get involved. The MIAP en-US website: www.miap.us has additional info, videos and en-US other events throughout the State. Thank You again, en-US Kathy job well done!!en-US So we were a little late to travel to K-9s for Warriors en-US and the tour hosted by CEO, Rory Diamond, but we en-US all made it in one piece. He started with the program en-US as a local attorney looking for a community service en-US opportunity. Founder Sharon Duval replied immediately en-US and he has been hooked ever since. After several en-US photo opportunities, we visited the lodge, warrior living en-US quarters and the canine kennels. It was their scheduled en-US nap time, but we were able to stroll and visit the dogs en-US falling in love with several Rory explained how the en-US process worked and the typical days routine for the en-US Warrior and his companion going to the store, library, en-US the mall etc.en-US Commander Steve asked many questions and Rory had en-US great answers. He even made note to add a suggestion en-US from Steve for added safety and/or evacuation training. en-US When we were all done, Rory stated the President and en-US another Warrior had visited Orlando and spoke I en-US politely thanked him again for that opportunity and how en-US our special guests were truly appreciated by the Auxiliary en-US members. Thats when he put 2 and 2 together (He en-US did send a very lovely Thank You card.)en-US Then, we were o to St. Augustine Post 37. Wow! What a en-US beautiful remodeling job (being a contractors daughter en-US I was fascinated with the woodwork). Hurricane Irma did en-US some damage, but repairs were made for the 2nd grand en-US re-opening. The luncheon was in honor of the Legion en-US Family. I was very pleased to see the Auxiliary attendance en-US included both long-time members and new members. en-US I enjoyed visiting with each of them. We talked about en-US Auxiliary programs and how they could associate with en-US community events and in turn, getting the word out en-US about our organization. I believe this Auxiliary will grow en-US and we will see great achievements!! We had an hour en-US or so to tour St. Augustine and of course President Molly en-US and I headed for the shops!!en-US After we stashed away our treasures, we went o to en-US our next stop; Post 194, St. Augustine. We were very en-US impressed with their Wall of Success lled from en-US oor to ceiling with photos of children attending and en-US graduating the after-school programs sponsored by the en-US Post Family. The members served a delicious southern en-US style dinner and fresh fruit for dessert a perfect nish! en-US I returned to Orlando and my real job. My youngest en-US sister and niece traveled to Florida from Virginia arriving en-US 12:30 am Wednesday morning. I played chaueur, en-US picked them up and drove them to Mt Dora to stay with en-US my parents, then drove back home to work that day. en-US Bernie returned from Jacksonville to spend Thanksgiving en-US Day with my Family. We then drove back to Jacksonville en-US to complete my 5th District visit. en-US Black Friday Morning found us on the Ferry again en-US traveling to Post 54 Fernandina Beach for Breakfast. I en-US noticed a car full of adult ladies in their PJs thinking en-US they must have driven for a while and having to sleep en-US in the car Upon entering Post 54, I was greeted with en-US additional people dressed in their PJs. Curiosity got to en-US me turns out, Fernandina Beach has an annual parade en-US through town comprised of people in their PJs. The shop en-US owners have specials to entice shopping and there are en-US treats for children. Of course I have noted my calendar en-US for 2018 to attend and I have plenty of time to choose my en-US PJ-attireen-US Post 54 has a history to tell. The original building was en-US a log-cabin in the center of town for 70+ years. Due to en-US pesky pests, it was demolished and the new building is en-US the current Post home. The chimney still stands and is en-US part of a Veterans Memorial. There is a dedicated log en-US beam in the front of the new building as you enter from en-US the parking lot and a framed photo collage of the old en-US building in the foyer of the new building. en-US Speaking of new buildings, our next stop was Hilliard en-US Post 401. The current location is just shy of the Georgia en-US border. The new building is close to being nished and en-US has certainly been planned to accommodate events with en-US ample parking both vehicle and motorcycle, strategic en-US patios for cookouts, meeting rooms and storage. We had en-US a light lunch and plenty of delicious desserts. en-US I am looking forward to visiting again when it is en-US completed. en-US We found ourselves racing to Post 9 Jacksonville en-US dont blink or youll miss the turn. This Post is part of a en-US commercial strip center, taking up the end space. We en-US were greeted at the door by the Post Commander Lena en-US and made to feel quite a home. I noticed the Auxiliarys en-US Cookbooka collection of favorite recipes by the Unit en-US members. I immediately bought one and noted several en-US recipes to test out on Bernie en-US Dinner was hosted by Post 316, Atlantic Beach, home of en-US Past National Commander Clarence Hill. The place was en-US packed. Wanda Brandt and Annie Anderson was able to en-US join us. We had a choice of Steak or Salmon for dinner. en-US Liz Hill was up to her elbows in the kitchen making sure en-US salads were made, the mushrooms and onions were just en-US right and everyones order was served accordingly. We en-US played the Meat Game Bingo and President Molly was en-US a shared winner. The entertainment was terric Video en-US DJ. Everyone was signing along or up on the dance oor. en-US Commander Steve has been challenged to a Dance en-US Contest at National after showing his moves more to en-USPRESIDENTS MESSAGE Continued from Page 3en-US en-US en-USContinued on Page 5en-US en-US

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en-USThe Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 en-USMen-US Men-US Men-US5en-UScome en-US Saturday Breakfast was served by Unit 88, Jacksonville. I en-US was intrigued by the string and nail wall art mandalas of en-US the Legion Family Emblems. These were done by JoJo, en-US one of the Auxiliary members she did a faahbulous job en-US too! I walked through the Post and the great hall was en-US decorated in preparation of the holidays. Thank You en-US ladies for a great start to the day!!en-US We went to Unit 283 Jacksonville next. They had a great en-US turn-out for the Thanksgiving dinner. Several members en-US had gathered in the hall and we sat for a round-table en-US group chat. There was no rank among us questions en-US were posed and answered. We discussed membership en-US how to attract more members and processing of the en-US paperwork, many of the Auxiliary programs and mid-year en-US reporting to year-end reporting. They are planning for en-US upcoming events and district activities.en-US These are very busy women you can see they are en-US having fun too!en-US Lunch was hosted by Unit 137 Jacksonville. Wow!! en-US Everything was delicious and a 1st time-tried, homemade en-US recipe. I would certainly sign up to be their taste-tester!! en-US We all shared stories and the laughter lled the room. en-US It was topped o with dessert tiramisu, a favorite! We en-US gathered for a Kodak moment photo before leaving to en-US prepare for the End of 5th District Visit Dinner hosted by en-US Post 129, Jacksonville Beach.en-US Many District and Department Ocers and Chairmen en-US were in attendance, all dressed in their Sunday en-US Best. The Pork Roast Dinner melted in your mouth. en-US Commander Steve gave an overview of his visit, en-US Commander Bernie shared a few highlights and then en-US President Molly surprised me with parting gifts a basket en-US lled with favorite things, a large gift bag with more en-US favorite things and my very own Pink Teddy Bear to travel en-US with the Shuga Bear We departed on Sunday after our en-US camping breakfast and leisurely packing up. Thank You en-US again to the members of 5th District for showing me a en-US great time and sharing your kindness!en-US Commander Steve had invited Commander Bernie and en-US me to participate in the Avalon Park Festival Parade. It is en-US a local parade to kick-o the holiday season. In less than en-US 53 minutes, I had shopped at 3 stores buying items to en-US decorate the (3) Vehicles and the Project Vet Relief trailer. en-US Bernie warned the Legionnaires of Post 409 Avalon en-US Park to keep moving or I may decorate them as well I en-US did manage to secure reindeer antlers on the escort en-US American Legion Riders helmet. It was a beautiful day en-US and what a fantastic turn-out of parade participants and en-US people lining the streets of the parade route. One of en-US Steves grandsons rode with Bernie in the Sons vehicle en-US waving to the crowd. Bernie explained he was the real en-USPRESIDENTS MESSAGE Continued from Page 4en-US en-US en-USelf versus the stued toy elf sitting in the front window as en-US decoration. Thank You Steve, we had a wonderful time en-US and it sparked the holiday spirit!en-US On Sunday we traveled to Post 347 Lady Lake to visit with en-US the Southern Division National Vice Commander Bobby en-US Bryant. He traveled from Oklahoma leaving 49 degrees en-US to enjoy 79 degrees. We visited Old Glory 183 in Fern en-US Park and learned he is a Bass sherman after he saw our en-US lake.en-US Commander Steve took SDNVC Bobby Bryant to en-US Department Headquarters and then o to Lake Wales, en-US just a start to the many Posts planned for visits.en-US As you may know, Special Olympics is very dear to en-US Commander Bernie and is his Charity of Choice this year en-US for the Sons of the American Legion. On December 8th en-US and 9th we volunteered as Security for the Bowling State en-US Competition. There were over 720 athletes competing en-US at Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando from all over the State. en-US Their coaches and families were in attendance, giving en-US guidance and encouragement to the athletes. I believe en-US the athletes were even stronger supporters to each en-US other. And when it came time for the awards you have en-US never seen so many beaming smiles. If you ever have an en-US opportunity to volunteer for any of the Special Olympics en-US sports, please treat yourself and do so. They are always en-US looking for extra helping hands for these events. Check en-US out their website for more information.en-US Sunday December 10th, St. Cloud 80 hosted their Special en-US Olympics Christmas Party. Bernie and I have attended en-US in the past and this year was no exception! However, my en-US visit was shortened as I had an invitation to a Childrens en-US Christmas Party at Lakeland Unit 4 later in the afternoon. en-US It was an honor to read Twas the Night Before Christmas en-US to the children as they waited for the arrival of Santa. en-US There was plenty for them to do: a table was set up to en-US decorate ornaments or headbands, another to decorate en-US cookies with several frosting avors and multiple en-US toppings. I loved the kids creativity with the ornaments, en-US although I am not so sure about actually eating the en-US nished cookies Santa and his helpers handed out en-US gifts, stockings and traditional candy canes to each child. en-US Several had photos taken (me too!) and I only caught en-US one child trying to tug on Santas beard. I must say the en-US candy cane Reindeer and Hershey chocolate candy cane en-US Sleighs were totally cute and now adorn my tree. Thank en-US You again President Jo for inviting me!en-US I hope the pleasantries of the holiday season stays en-US with us into the New Year. Lets make our resolution en-US to be kinder to one another. You are all amazing just en-US remember that!en en-US For God and Country,en-US en-US en-US TKen-US Treva Kay Wildricken-US en-US Department President

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Avalon Park Festival Parade en-USAvalon Park Festival Paradeen-US Avalon Park Festivalen-US Breakfast Unit 54en-US Breakfast Unit 253en-US Breakfast Unit 54 en-US Breakfast Unit 253en-US Breakfast Unit 253en-US Drop in visit to Unit 283en-US Avalon Park Festival Parade

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 M M M7 The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 en-USMen-US Men-US Men-US7en-US Luncheon St Augustine home Post 37en-US Special Olympics Bowlingen-US Lady Lake 347 SDNVC Visiten-US Lady Lake 347 SDNVC Visiten-US Lady Lake 347 SDNVC Visiten-US Ferry ride to Unit 54 en-US Lady Lake 347 SDNVC Visiten-US K-9s For Warriorsen-US K-9s For Warriorsen-US Special Olympics Bowling

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Unit 4 Lakeland Christmas Party en-USUnit 80 Special Olympics Christmas Partyen-US Unit 88 Breakfast en-US Breakfast Unit 54en-US Unit 80 Special Olympics Christmas Partyen-US Unit 80 Special Olympics Christmas Partyen-US Unit 4 Lakeland Christmas Partyen-US Unit 88 Breakfast 5th Districten-US Unit 88 Breakfast 5th Districten-US Unit 80 Special Olympics Christmas Party

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 M M M9 The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 en-USMen-US Men-US Men-US9 Unit 137 Visit and Eagle One campsite 5th District en-USUnit 401en-US Unit 283 visit 5th Districten-US Unit 401en-US Unit 137 Visiten-US Visit to Unit 194 en-US Unit 283 visit 5th Districten-US Visit to Unit 194 St Augustineen-US Unit 283 visiten-US Visit to Unit 194 St Augustine

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 M M M11 DO GOOD WITHBURRITOS Join us at our restaurant for a fundraiser to support K9's for Warriors. Just come in to the Chipotle at 103 Semoran Boulevard in Casselberry on Monday, January 8th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier youre supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to K9's for Warriors.Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total. To ensure your purchase is counted in the fundraiser, be sure to order and pay in-restaurant. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count. DO GOODWITHBURRITOSJoin us at our restaurant for a fundraiser to support K9's for Warriors. Just come into the 103 Semoran Boulevard Chipotle on Monday, January 8th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier youre supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to K9's for Warriors.Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total. To ensure your purchase is counted in the fundraiser, be sure to order and pay in-restaurant. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 JANUARY 2018 M M M13 Protocol en-USThe National American Legion Auxiliary Constitution & en-US Bylaws states, all American Legion Auxiliary meetings will en-US be conducted using en-USParliamentary Procedureen-US based on en-US Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised.en-US So what is Parliamentary Procedure?en-US Parliamentary Procedure is a set of rules that exists to en-US facilitate eciently conducted meetings that protect the en-US rights of members. It allows everyone to be heard and to en-US make decisions without confusion. en-US The fundamental principles of Parliamentary Procedure en-US are: 1. en-USFairness of process and courtesy for all. 2. en-USOnly one thing, speaker, motion, or action at a time. 3. en-USThe majority rules. 4. en-USThe minority must be heard. 5. en-USEach proposition is entitled to a full and free debate. 6. en-USThe purpose is to facilitate action, not to obstruct it.en-US Why is Parliamentary Procedure Important?en-US Because it's a time tested method of conducting en-US business at meetings and public gatherings. It can be en-US adapted to t the needs of any organization. Today, en-US Robert's Rules of Order newly revised is the basic en-US handbook of operation for the American Legion Auxiliary en-US when conducting a meeting. So it is important that en-US everyone know these basic rules!en-US Meetings, Motions and Members Rights!en-US American Legion Auxiliary meetings usually follow a xed en-US order of business. Below is a typical example: 1. en-USCall to order. 2. en-USRoll call of members present. 3. en-USReading of minutes of last meeting. 4. en-USOcers reports. 5. en-USCommittee reports. 6. en-USSpecial orders --Important business previously 7. en-USesignated for consideration at this meeting. 8. en-USUnnished business. 9. en-USNew business. 10. en-USAnnouncements. 11. en-USAdjournment.en en-US The method used by members to express themselves is en-US in the form of moving motions. A motion is a proposal en-US that the entire membership take action or a stand on an en-US issue. Individual members can:en-US 1. en-USCall to order. 2. en-USSecond motions. 3. en-USDebate motions. 4. en-USVote on motions.en en-US How are Motions Presented?en-US A motion is a formal step to introduce a matter for en-US consideration by a group. Generally, a motion should be en-US phrased in a way to take action. The person making the en-US motion is called the mover. Therefore when you make en-US a motion you are moving the motion into action for this en-US reason the mover states I move to or I move that.en-US 1. en-USObtaining the oor a. en-USWait until the last speaker has nished. b. en-USRise and address the Chairman by saying, en-US "Madame Chairman, or Madame President." c. en-USWait until the Chairman/ President recognizes you.en-US 2. en-USMake Your Motion a. en-USSpeak in a clear and concise manner. b. en-USAlways state a motion armatively. Say, "I move en-US that we ..." rather than, "I move that we do not ... c. en-USAvoid personalities and stay on your subject.en-US 3. en-USWait for Someone to Second Your Motionen-US 4. en-USAnother member will second your motion or the en-US Chairman/ President will call for a second.en-US 5. en-USIf there is no second to your motion it is lost.en-US 6. en-USThe Chairman/ President States Your Motion a. en-USThe Chairman/ President will say, "it has been 1st Vice President MICHELE DEGENNARO

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 M M M13 moved and seconded that we ..." Thus placing en-USyour motion before the membership for en-US consideration and action. b. en-USThe membership then either debates your motion, en-US or may move directly to a vote. c. en-USOnce your motion is presented to the membership en-US by the Chairman/ President it becomes "assembly en-US property", and cannot be changed by you without en-US the consent of the members.en-US 7. en-USExpanding on Your Motion (Discussion) a. en-USThe time for you to speak in favor of your motion en-US is at this point in time, rather than at the time you en-US present it. b. en-USThe mover is always allowed to speak rst. c. en-USAll comments and debate must be directed to the en-US Chairman/ President. d. en-USKeep to the time limit for speaking that has been en-US established. e. en-USThe mover may speak again only after other en-US speakers are nished, unless called upon by the en-US Chairman/ President.en-US 8. en-USPutting the Question to the Membership a. en-USThe Chairman / President asks, "Are you ready to en-US vote on the question?" b. en-USIf there is no more discussion, a vote is taken.en-US en-US There are two other motions that are commonly used en-US that relate to voting.en 1. en-USMotion to Table -This motion is often used in the en-US attempt to "kill" a motion. The option is always en-US present, however, to "take from the table", for en-US reconsideration by the membership.en-US 2. en-USMotion to Postpone Indenitely -This is often used en-US as a means of parliamentary strategy and allows en-US opponents of motion to test their strength without an en-US actual vote being taken. Also, debate is once again en-US open on the main motion.en-US en-US Voting on a Motion:en-US The method of voting on any motion depends on the en-US situation and the by-laws of policy of the organization. en-US There are ve methods used to vote, they are:en-US 1. en-USBy Voice -The en-US Chairman asks those en-US in favor to say, "aye", en-US those opposed to say en-US "no". Any member may move for an exact count. 2. en-USBy Roll Call -Each member answers "yes" or "no" en-US as her name is called. This method is used when a en-US record of each person's vote is required.en-US 3. en-USBy General Consent -When a motion is not likely en-US to be opposed, the Chairman says, "if there is no en-US objection ..." The membership shows agreement by en-US their silence, however if one member says, "I object," en-US the item must be put to a vote.en-US 4. en-USBy Division -This is a slight verication of a voice en-US vote. It does not require a count unless the chairman en-US so desires. Members raise their hands or stand.en-US 5. en-USBy Ballot -Members write their vote on a slip of en-US paper; this method is used when secrecy is desired.en-US en-US It is the chairs duty to en-USmake the declaration of facten-US and en-US to en-USannounce the result of the voteen-US. She will either say, en-US The ayes have it and the motion carried or The noes en-US have it and the motion has failed. The chair also needs en-US to tell the assembly what will happen as a result of the en-US vote.en-US en-US Parliamentary Procedure is the best way to get things en-US done at your meetings. But, it will only work if you use it en-US properly.en-US 1. en-USAllow motions that are in order. 2. en-USHave members obtain the oor properly. 3. en-USSpeak clearly and concisely. 4. en-USObey the rules of debate.en-US Most importantly, BE COURTEOUS to one another!en-US Many resources are available to our members, and the en-US American Legion Auxiliary Unit Guide Book compiled by en-US National is a good place to start. This book is available en-US online at en-USwww.alaforveterans.orgen-US or through Emblem en-US Sales Catalog for $9.95. Please review Nationals Unit en-US Guide Book, Departments Unit Guide, and Roberts en-US Rules of Order Revised. When in doubt, ask a mentor.

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Junior Activities en-USEngaging the next generation to become members in en-US the American Legion Auxiliary is the important purpose en-US of the Junior Activities program. Junior membership is en-US open to girls from infancy through age 17. The Junior en-US Activities program prepares girls under the age of 18 en-US to become active adult members of the organization en-US by providing positive volunteer experiences that instill en-US the ideals of the Auxiliary. These young ladies develop en-US leadership skills while having fun and will hopefully en-US become the future leaders of our organization. en-US Juniors are members of the Auxiliary who are organized en-US as a committee of a unit. Juniors are not a separate en-US organization. Junior members conduct their own en-US meetings and perform their own special activities. Junior en-US members plan their own community service projects, en-US along with supporting projects sponsored by the en-US Auxiliary and The American Legion Family. en-US The Juniors Patch Program is designed to foster the en-US ideals of volunteer service in our communities and for en-US our veterans. The Patch Program incentivizes active en-US participation and helps Junior members learn about en-US the Auxiliary. An annual Junior Meeting is held to en-US provide these young members with an opportunity to en-US become acquainted with girls from dierent states and en-US experience multicultural team building while forming en-US exciting new friendships. en-US Junior members are eligible to apply for the Auxiliarys en-US en-US National Spirit of Youth Scholarship. Each year, ve young en-US women are competitively selected to each receive a four-en-US year scholarship to pursue a college education, currently en-US awarded at $1,000 per year for four years.en-US Connecting with our Junior members and involving them en-US in worthwhile activities that support our mission is the en-US best way to ensure the continuation of the Auxiliary for as en-US long as there are veterans to serve. en-US If you are planning to submit a Junior for an Award, en-US please follow the guidelines and if submitting for a en-US Nation Award. 1) Please follow instructions as you ll en-US out the National Report and Awards Cover Sheet found en-US in the awards section of the Programs Action Plan. 2) en-US Provide details/examples about the activity as outlined in en-US the awards materials and guidelines section. 3) Submit en-US as indicated in the Annual Supplement to the Programs en-US Action Plan. Children en-US&en-US Youth WANDA BRANDT

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 M M M15 en en en en-US How to Recognize an American Legion Auxiliary Memberen-US en-US Say tell me have you seen her...that Auxiliary volunteer?en-US She was in the hospital yesterday, spreading hope and cheer.en-US Last week she was at a local school, thanking all the teachers,en-US And at a Legion baseball game, cheering from the bleachers.en-US She wears a veteran-made Poppy next to her Auxiliary pin,en-US And has a kind word ready with a warm and welcoming grin.en-US When she sees Old Glory, her hand crosses over her heart.en-US She loves God and her country, and shes made giving an art.en-US For Auxiliary means Service Not Self, thats how its supposed to be.en-US We honor all who serve and have served to keep our country free.en-US We strongly embrace traditions, and try to do whats right,en-US To help in our communities and make right the Master of might.en-US All our Auxiliary programs are much too vast to mention,en-US But if you let her know that youve got a good intentionen-US Shell invite you to a meeting and then rst-hand youll seeen-US The richness of the blessing being an Auxiliary member can be.en-US Were mothers, wives and daughters, sisters and granddaughters tooen-US And women veterans in their own right that have served our country, whoen-US Know that Freedom Isnt Free...it comes at a very high price,en-US And giving back is what we do to honor the sacrice.en-US t is our prayer that someday all the wars will cease,en-US And the whole world will enjoy everlasting peace.en-US Until that day comes forth, our service will not end.en-US For God and Country we shall serve, faithfully...Amen

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en-US17en-USPublic Relationsen-USSANDI HOWARD-STEPP en-USThe American Legion Auxiliary encourages and promotes participation in social media in en-US an en-USethical manneren-US that en-USincreases awarenessen-US about the American Legion Auxiliary which en-US represents the American Legion Auxiliary brand and The American Legion Family brand in a en-US positive matteren-US. The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Florida Public Relations team is en-US addressing the issue of en-USIMAGEen-US on Social Media (Facebook). In the past, we have taken for granted that Social Media en-US account administrators knew using the name, emblem, or trademarks of American Legion Auxiliary are responsible for en-US protecting the organizations image. Posting or sharing photos of members with adult beverages or advertising the en-US sale of such beverages, is en-USnoten-US protecting or establishing a positive en-USIMAGEen-US of our Mission. en-US en-US We endeavor to correct this oversight by sharing the following inserts from the en-USAMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY en-US NATIONAL POLICY: ELECTRONIC COMMUNCATIONS, INTERTNET, AND SOCIAL MEDIA POLICYen-US which can be en-US found on en-USwww.alaforveterans.orgen-US under the members only section, public relations program.en-US en-US Policy Statement: en-USIt is the policy of the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), to have requirements and standards en-US in place for communication conveyed electronically under the auspices of American Legion Auxiliary, including en-US the Internet and social media, that en-USprotect the nameen-US and en-UStrademarksen-US of the American Legion Auxiliary and the en-US reputationen-US en-USof the organization en-USat all levelsen-US.en-US In keeping with the vision of the American Legion Auxiliary 2019-20 en-US Strategic Centennial Plan. It is critical, we always remember en-USwho we areen-US the worlds largest womens patriotic service en-US organization, and that en-USwhat we doen-US serve veterans, the military, and their families, can be en-USenhanced greatly en-USby sharing en-US why we matteren-US through en-USresponsible engagementen-US in social media. en-US en-US Guidelines: en-US The American Legion Auxiliary National organization will publish and maintain current guidelines en-US within the American Legion Auxiliary Branding Guide that include appropriate protocols regarding establishing and en-US conducting American Legion Auxiliary social media and Web presence in keeping with applicable laws, government en-US regulations, and en-USindustry best practicesen-US. en-US en-US Content: en-US Content considered relevant under this policy includes en-USproper and suitable postingsen-US about members, ALA en-US meetings, ALA mission-related programming events and fundraising activities, and events or fundraisers that benet en-US the American Legion Auxiliary. en-US en en-US Monitoring: en-US The ALA will reasonably monitor electronic communications that protect the ALA from threatening or en-US dangerous content, and the electronic media account administrator reserves the authority to remove postings that en-US violate laws, regulations, or en-USALA policyen-US. en-US en-US Sanctions: en-USAny electronic, Internet-based, website or social media presence using the name, emblem, or trademarks en-US of American Legion Auxiliary that fails to comply with this policy is prohibited. Any cost for enforcement of laws or en-US judgments relative to this policy shall be sought from the oending entity or individual representative. en-US To be compliant with the Monitoring section of the ALA National policy, we are establishing a list of all ALA Dept. of en-US Florida Units, Districts and Committees using the name, emblem, or trademarks of the American Legion Auxiliary. en-US Please email en-USpublicrelations@ala.orgen-US the name of the Facebook page, the administrators name and email address. en-US The list will be forward to ALA Dept. Administrator/Secretary. en en-US Our Role. We take our role as a veterans service organization seriously; meeting the needs of veterans and keeping en-US those needs front and center in the minds of the American public.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 JANUARY 2018 M M M19 Historian ELEANOR AMATO en-USLegislative: Work of this ALA committee amplies en-US other committeesen-US en-US The American Legion Auxiliarys Legislative Committee en-US collaborates with our Veterans Aairs & Rehabilitation, en-US National Security, Education, and Americanism en-US committees, depending on the legislative issue. It en-US mobilizes members and helps to distribute a call to en-US action throughout their spheres of inuence.en-US en-US Submitted by Eleanor Amato, National Legislative en-US Committee Memberen-US en-US The American Legion Auxiliarys Legislative Committee en-US intensies the work of other committees. It collaborates en-US with our Veterans Aairs & Rehabilitation, National en-US Security, Education, and Americanism committees, en-US depending on the legislative issue. It mobilizes members en-US and helps to distribute a call to action throughout their en-US spheres of inuence.en-US en-US The American Legions legislation priorities are as en-US follows:en-US en-US VETERANS AFFAIRS & REHABILITATION:en-US en-USUnify VA programs and limit outsourcing of services, en-US by recruiting and retaining top medical professionals. en-USQuality care for women veterans. en-USResearch complementary and alternative medicine en-US (CAM) treatments for PTSD and TBI. en-USSupport those who care for wounded veterans. en-USRepeal unfair osets that penalize disabled veterans en-US and widows. en-USSupport veteran-owned small businesses. en-USContinue and make permanent funding programs to en-US end veterans homelessness. en-USStreamline the nine community care programs into en-US one eective and simple community care program en-US for veterans.en-US en-US NATIONAL SECURITY:en-US en-USEnd sequestration and ensure that dwindling en-US budgets dont leave the nation vulnerable to enemy en-US forces. en-USProvide mandatory end-of-service exams for en-USreservists. en-USEnsure those returning from active duty retain re-en-US employment rights.en-US en-US EDUCATION en-USContinue to strengthen education benets for en-US veterans, servicemembers, and their families.en-US AMERICANISM:en-US en-USProtect the United States ag from acts of en-US desecration.en-US Additionally, in a joint eort with The American Legion, en-US ALA members can advocate at the state level to identify en-US and initiate specic steps that need to be taken to en-US provide transitioning servicemembers and military en-US spouses with the credentials they need as they transition en-US into civilian life, reducing barriers to licensing based on en-US military experience or frequent moves.en-US en-US By visiting the Legions legislative website at en-USwww.legion.en-US org/legislativeen-US, we can keep ALA units and members en-US current on the Legions priorities. The American Legions en-US Legislative Update lls readers in on the hottest en-US legislative topics of the week: bills in Congress that aect en-US issues such as veterans benets, the quality of military en-US life, VA health care, veterans employment, and defense/en-US VA appropriations. To sign up, visit en-USwww.legion.org/en-US newslettersen-US. Be sure to use the priority/drop sheet to en-US learn the Legions priorities, and then take these with en-US you to your elected ocials oce. Another resource en-US would be the Legions Dispatch where we can draw en-US from legislative updates to write articles on current en-US legislative activities and publish them in ALA newsletters, en-US newspapers, and on websites.en-US en-US The Digital Dispatch is emailed to subscribers monthly en-US and at other times when news warrants. The publication en-US is aimed at department and post leadership. Stories en-US focus on important topics to veterans and military en-US members, such as health care, jobs, Capitol Hill en-US action, and more. The newsletter also includes links to en-US membership incentive programs and community forums en-US on making posts successful.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 M M M19 As we begin a new calendar year, may the Suns rays shine through our hearts and show us just how beautiful the days en-USare. Let us show our Veterans, Family and Friends the support they need as we continue to help each other. As we en-US remember our members who have left our ranks, may our hearts be lled with Love. Chaplain LOIS STACHELRODT DISTRICT 1 en-US en-US Nellie E. Lewisen-US, Unit 356en en en-US DISTRICT 2en-US en-US Marie L. Harrisen-US, Unit 13en en-US Rebecca Edwardsen-US, Unit 241en-US DISTRICT 4en-US en-US Joyce E. Lumanen-US, Unit 27en-US en-US Barbara jean Stedmanen-US, Unit 155en-US DISTRICT 5en-US en-US Mildred VanBurenen-US, Unit 197en-US DISTRICT 6en-US en-US Linda Billeren-US, Unit 183en-US en-US Nancy Jakulewiczen-US, Unit 286en-US DISTRICT 7en-US en-US Marion Johnstonen-US, Unit 8en en-US Marcia J. Callahanen-US, Unit 71en-US DISTRICT 8en-US en-US Victoria O'Learyen-US, Unit 11en-US en-US Joy Tinsleyen-US, Unit 11en en-US Virginia Burnsen-US, Unit 30en-US en-US Elizabeth Masseyen-US, Unit 159en-US en-US Mary Oliveren-US, Unit 159en-US DISTRICT 9en-US Paulina Forden-US, Unit 157en en-US Sally Morganen-US, Unit 157en-US en-US Mary J. Perparden-US, Unit 157en-US en-US Margie Ribben-US, Unit 222en-US en-US Bonnie Deroskyen-US, Unit 321en-US DISTRICT 11en-US Bettie Cooneyen-US, Unit 47en-US en-US Joan Bednaren-US, Unit 164en-US DISTRICT 12en-US Sharon Marrisonen-US, Unit 81en-US Lisa Spenceen-US, Unit 81en-US Mary Ann Sprowlsen-US, Unit 163en-US Martha Williamsen-US, Unit 359en-US DISTRICT 13en-US en-US Gladys Dunnen-US, Unit 110en-US Marjorie Gosnellen-US, Unit 130en-US en-US Jody E. Haueren-US, Unit 274en-US en-US Marlene T. Miller-Footeen-US, Unit 303en-US en-US Candy Lynchen-US, Unit 323en-US en-US Rose Brammeren-US, Unit 336en-US en en-US DISTRICT 15en-US en-US Jacquelyn Clarken-US, Unit 152en-US Barbara Katherineen-US, Unit 152en-US en en-US DISTRICT 16en-US en-US Amelia Fildesen-US, Unit 79en-US en-US Eleanor M. Metroen-US, Unit 238en-US en en-US DISTRICT 17en-US en-US Ruth Larizzaen-US, Unit 270en-US Beverly A. Kerren-US, Unit 361en-USRecently Departed Members

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 JANUARY 2018 M M M21 Mary Poppins is getting a strong wind blowing in from en-USthe East. The membership gures are in for December en-US 15th and there are 29 units who have met the 75% goal. en-US Congratulations to all 29 units. Your kite is soaring above en-US the trees. There are also many more of the units who are en-US sooooooo close. Do not give up! You have done a great en-US job so far! You just need to catch another wind current en-US and let your ideas soar as you work together to make en-US us the best organization working for our veterans, our en-US community and our children.en-US en en-US As we are catching rays, creating brighter futures, our en-US focus needs to be on growing our units so that we have en-US more eyes, ears, legs and hands to work our programs. en-US And as we focus on en-US building our organization, en-US let us remember that en-US working together is the en-US key. It is important to look for the good in everyone. en-US We all have something to give. If someone insists en-US on dwelling on the negative, move on. Anything can en-US happen if you let it!en-US en en-US In every job that must be done, there is an element of en-US fun!!en-US en en-US Please let us know if Mary Poppins or the Crystal Sweeps en-US can help you in any way. We are here for you! Membership DEBBIE SVIDERSKAS en-USSUDOKUen-USNOVICEen-US The object is to place the numbers en-US 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that en-US each row, each column and each en-US 3x3 box contains the same numen-US-en-US ber only once.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 M M M21 en-US3/4 TEASPOON FULL OF SUGAR Membership Awards en-USDECEMBER 15TH GOAL OF 75% en-USDISTRICT 1en-USUNITen-US PERCENTAGEen-US 0078en-US Miltonen-US 79.17%en-US 0402en-US Panama City Beachen-US 83.33% en-USDISTRICT 2en-USUNITen-US PERCENTAGEen-US 0100en-US Mariannaen-US 76.36%en-US 0241en-US Sneadsen-US 83.64% en-USDISTRICT 4en-USUNITen-US PERCENTAGEen-US 0027en-US Ocalaen-US 79.49%en-US 0058en-US Dunnellonen-US 93.48%en-US 0077en-US Invernessen-US 133.33%en-US 0166en-US Homosassa Springsen-US 82.76% en-USDISTRICT 6en-USUNITen-US PERCENTAGEen-US 0052en-US Leesburgen-US 91.67%en-US 0112en-US Winter Parken-US 90.91%en-US 0330en-US Leesburgen-US 78.95% en-USDISTRICT 7en-USUNITen-US PERCENTAGEen-US 0201en-US Florence Villaen-US 89.47% en-USDISTRICT 8en-USUNITen-US PERCENTAGEen-US 0309en-US Palmettoen-US 86.05% en-USDISTRICT 9en-USUNITen-US PERCENTAGEen-US 0209en-US Dania Beachen-US 136.36%en-US 0220en-US Ft Lauderdaleen-US 83.33%en-US 0287en-US Deereld Beachen-US 93.33%en-US 0310en-US Hallandaleen-US 82.05%en-US 0365en-US Sunriseen-US 120.00% en-USDISTRICT 10en-USUNITen-US PERCENTAGEen-US 0020en-US Belle Gladeen-US 83.08%en-US 0062en-US Stuarten-US 116.29%en-US 0188en-US Delrayen-US 80.00% en-USDISTRICT 12en-USUNITen-US PERCENTAGEen-US 0163en-US Melbourneen-US 70.23%en-US 0366en-US Barefoot Bayen-US 87.67%en-US 0394en-US Palm Bayen-US 76.60% en-USDISTRICT 15en-USUNITen-US PERCENTAGEen-US 0111en-US Tampaen-US 75.00%en-US 0334en-US Tampaen-US 96.55% en-USDISTRICT 17en-USUNITen-US PERCENTAGEen-US 0127en-US Lake Helenen-US 92.31%en-US 0204en-US Daytona Beachen-US 84.00%en-US 0267en-US Ormond Beachen-US 82.32%en-USThe Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 en-US21

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 JANUARY 2018 M M M23 Americanism JANE HARDACRE en-USIn his farewell address delivered from the Oval Oce on en-US January 11, 1989, Reagan warned that the resurgence en-US of national pridewont count for much, and it en-US wont last unless its grounded in thoughtfulness and en-US knowledge. Rather, he said, an informed patriotism is en-US what we wantour spirit is back, but we havent re-en-US institutionalized it. Weve got to do a better job of getting en-US across that America is freedomfreedom of speech, en-US freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise. And freedom en-US is special and rare. Its fragile; it needs protection.en-US Now that the holiday season is over, most of us are trying en-US to live up to our New Years resolutions. Did you know en-US that the verb for resolution is RESOLVE? One of the en-US denitions for the word resolve is: en-US en-US ~ to make a rm decision to do somethingen-US Let us re-read President Ronald Regans quote. The en-US Auxiliary has a rich history of promoting patriotism en-US and responsible citizenship. How can our members en-US contribute to our Nations present-day need for en-US patriotism? Educating our school children, of all ages, is en-US the topic this month.en-US en-US How can Units and members accomplish this? Work with en-US local schools to further the education of our Flag and U.S. en-US Constitution. Here are a few examples to help you tell the en-US world. Who we are, What we do, and Why we matter! en-USVisit schools to give some basic facts about our ag, en-US national anthem, and how we stand with our hands en-US over our hearts at parades and ball games.en-US en-USProvide American ags to your local schools for en-US classrooms.en-US en-USOrder pocket ag kits and distribute them to the en-US teachers. Explain how they will be sent to our active-en-US duty military overseas.en-US en-USTeach respect and proper care for the U.S. Flag.en-US en-USPurchase materials regarding the history and care of en-US the ag for Teachers to read to the students.en-US en-USJoin the Post family when teaching Flag etiquette to en-US school children.en-US en-USDont forget to include the media and newspapers to en-US witness the events.en-US en-USPurchase pocket-sized booklets on the Declaration en-US of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Flag en-US Code etc.en-US en-USSupport the schools by attending events that have en-US to do with Civics, History etc. Proudly wear your en-US Auxiliary apparel.en-US I know that this New Year will bring a resurgence of en-US American Pride due to your hard work and dedication en-US to Our Nation, Our Military, Our Communities, and Our en-US Children & Youth. Thank you for Taking Pride in America!

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 M M M23 Legislative DEE BELL The American Legion needs our help!!! en-USDID YOU KNOW?en-USCongress increased TRICARE costs for en-US military retirees and their families who en-US enter the military after January 1, 2018. en-USCurrently, military retirees and their families are exempt en-US from these increased fees. Congress is considering en-US legislation that would remove this exemption, increasing en-US costs for these service members and their families. en-US If passed, this would result in higher TRICARE fees, en-US including pharmacy copayments and enrollment fees for en-US certain plans. en-USTake Action:en-US Log onto the National Legion or en-US Auxiliarys website. Go to the Legislative page and en-US click on en-USTake Actionen-US to contact our Senators and en-US Representatives. Demand that they reject any legislation en-US that would result in TRICARE fee increases for current en-US beneciaries and let them know that veterans have paid en-US for their benets through blood, sweat, and tears many en-US times over.en-US Use this link to check on all the key bills in congress and en-US know the position The American Legion has taken to en-US support or not support:en-US http://www.capwiz.com/legion/issues/bills/en-USSUDOKUen-USINTERMEDIATEen-US The object is to place the numbers en-US 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that en-US each row, each column and each en-US 3x3 box contains the same numen-US-en-US ber only once.

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en-USYou Ought to Be in Pictures!en-USPhotos of Unit National Security Activities Neededen-US Have you taken a group photo of your Unit members en-US wearing red shirts? Did you take a photo when you en-US welcomed home returning service members? How en-US about a snapshot while you were packing care packages en-US for the troops? If you took photographs of any of your en-US Units National Security activities this year I need them! en-US I need images of Units carrying out their National en-US Security program activities to display as a PowerPoint en-US presentation at Department Convention in July during en-US my year-end report. I love to brag about the many en-US things you ladies do for Americas service members and en-US their families so please send me photos to display at en-US Convention. en-US If you havent taken any photos yet this year, please en-US consider taking some as you carry out your program en-US activities. Creativity is encouraged!en-US You can send the photos to me via text, email or regular en-US mail. Please be sure to include your Unit number and en-US location.en-US Also, please note my new address given below.en-US God Bless America,en-US Linda Greveraen-US National Security Chairmanen-US 21260 NW Oak Tree Roaden-US Clarksville, FL 32430en-US Linda.grevera@yahoo.comen-US 561-232-8907en-USNational Securityen-USLINDA GREVERAen-USTHE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Are You a en-US en-US CERT-ied Hero?en-USIf you have en-US completed the en-US Community en-US Emergency en-US Response Team en-US training sponsored en-US by FEMA youre en-US a hero! You are en-US now prepared to en-US assist your family and your community in the event of a en-US disaster. If you havent taken this free community-based en-US class, I encourage you to do so. en-US For those of you who have completed the class at any en-US time and will be attending Department Convention in en-US July, please see me there for a thank you gift. Must be en-US present and provide proof of completion to receive your en-US gift.

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I can hardly believe that by the time you read this en-USnewsletter, we will have said goodbye to 2017 and en-US greeted 2018. I know the time has been ying by, en-US As we are all so busy making life better for our many en-US veterans and their families. I so enjoyed reading reports en-US of all the positive things that have been happening all en-US across Florida. I heard from many District Chairmen en-US that reporting from Units was very low and this is very en-US disappointing. I know that each and every Unit in Florida en-US has done something to help a veteran this year. Please en-US remember that we need to have these things reported. en-US Please make a dedicated eort to complete a Year-End en-US Report, following all instructions in the VA&R Program en-US Action plan.en-US en-US It was so great to see everyone that attended Fall en-US Conference in Orlando. I heard so many comments en-US about how great they thought the entire weekend was. en-US Everyone learned much from the many breakout sessions en-US and this information will be shared with members that en-US werent able to attend. Kudos to President T.K. for doing en-US such a great job of making this weekend a success!en-US en-US On December 18th, I traveled south to attend the District en-US 9 Past Presidents and Commanders Dinner at Post en-US 222 in Ft. Lauderdale. Along with a great dinner, I was en-US once again privileged to attend another Quilts of Valor en-US Ceremony. It is such a heartwarming experience to see a en-US handmade quilt wrapped around veterans shoulders to en-US welcome him home.en-US en-US The next day, I accompanied members from the Mighty en-US 9th District to the Alexander Sandy Nininger State en-US Veterans Nursing Home in Pembroke Pines. The veterans en-US were treated to an old fashioned ice cream social, which en-US they enjoyed so very much. District 9 provided more en-US dierent kinds of ice cream toppings that I could ever en-US imagine even existed. District President Joanne Cox en-US was in charge of the whipped cream and she personally en-US made sure that each and every veteran had a generous en-US portion. Gail Dupuis was able to feed a blind veteran en-US his ice cream and also develop a very heartwarming en-US conversation. This veteran had served two tours of duty en-US in Vietnam and was very proud to talk about his service. en-US When Gail asked him how his ice cream tasted, he told en-US her that there was only one thing that could make it en-US better and that was some nice homemade apple pie. I en-US immediately jumped in and suggested that Gail bake en-US him a pie. Of course, she agreed, so now we all have to en-US constantly remind her to make this pie. While Gail fed en-US one veteran, I fed another. I can tell you that this was the en-US most moving, yet humbling, experience I have ever had en-US in my life. This young veteran was mostly unresponsive, en-US yet tears rolled down his cheek when I fed him and en-US stroked his face, all while thanking him for his service.en-US en-US As you all know, we have been requesting costume en-US jewelry, scarves, hats, gloves, lipsticks and nail polishes.en-US anything girlie to distribute to our female veterans. I en-US distributed goody bags to the ladies at Sandy Nininger en-US and knew immediately that this idea was a huge hit. Each en-US bag was lled with bracelets, necklaces, pins, scarves, en-US mirrors, combs, just to mention a few of the items. Well, en-US the ladies put ALL of the jewelry on at one time, along en-US with the scarves. It was amazing to see how much fun en-US they were having.en-US en-US On January 20, the alarm rang at 5:00 so that Gail en-US Dupuis and I could make the drive to Miami VAMC. For en-US those of you that arent familiar with Miami trac, it may en-US seem unbelievable that a drive from Ft. Lauderdale to en-US downtown Miami could take 2 hours. Of course, there en-US was work trac and rain but 2 hours??? But, we had a en-US mission to deliver a 7.5 foot Christmas tree to the VAMC en-US and veterans were counting on us. Upon arrival, I was en-US given the tour of all tours by Mr. Mernie E. Williams, en-US who is the Chief of the Volunteer Service Team. I can tell Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation ANN KING-SMITH

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 M M M27 you that this facility is AMAZING. The care and attention en-USthat was given to each veteran was incredible. Everyone en-US I met on the Volunteer Service Team expressed their en-US gratitude to the American Legion Auxiliary for nally en-US having a representative at their facility. Thank you, Gail en-US Dupuis for lling these shoes that were vacant for many en-US years.en-US en-US I had so much fun watching the veterans in the CLC en-US make Christmas decorations for the tree that Gail and I en-US had delivered. It was obvious that they were very proud en-US of their creations. After the decorations were made, the en-US real fun began. Female veterans that were able to leaveen-US their beds arrived for a special spa day, complete with en-US haircuts and styling. Denice Grenis and Gail Dupuis en-US brought their own stylist in to give these female veterans en-US a special cut, rather than the traditional barber cut they en-US are accustomed to. They also had their nails done and en-US enjoyed all the goodies from the gift bags I delivered. en-US Once again, every piece of jewelry was put on..all at en-US once. The females that werent able to leave their rooms en-US werent forgotten, as we made special visits to them. en-US They also enjoyed their jewelry, mirrors and lipstick. en-US We enjoyed listening to stories told by brave female en-US veterans that served in World War II, recalling events asen-US if they happened yesterday.en-US en-US My day ended by a visit to the Hospice Unit, which now en-US consists of 10 beds but is en-US under expansion and will en-US soon be 20 beds. What en-US a beautiful and peaceful en-US area this is. They have a resident long haired Siamese cat en-US that sits on the lobby sofa, greeting everyone. I was told en-US that she roams from room to room, bringing love to our en-US veterans in their nal hours.en-US en-US As Auxiliary members, we often talk of bringing cheer en-US and happiness to our veterans in hospitals and nursing en-US homes. We need to also think of the veterans and their en-US families that are in Hospice areas of the facilities. I asked en-US the Director if there are needs in this area that we might en-US be able to fulll. She suggested pillows or lap robes that en-US the veteran could rest their head on or be wrapped in en-US during their nal hours. These items could then be kept en-US by family members as a way to treasure those last days en-US with their loved one.en-US en-US Please, continue to join me this year as we all shout en-US out LOUD and CLEAR for each and every one of our en-US veterans. Please make sure to join us on our Facebook en-US VA&R page to keep up to date with new ideas and en-US comments. I will be posting new information there as it en-US comes along. ala department of oridaveterans aairs en-US & rehabilitation 2017-2018.en-USSUDOKUen-USINSANEen-US The object is to place the numbers 1 to 9 in the en-US empty squares so that each row, each column en-US and each 3x3 box contains the same number en-US only once.

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en-USThe Legion families in this Department are very en-US fortunate to be part of something that has been en-US around over half a century the Legionnaire en-US Insurance Trust (LIT). The Department joined with en-US the other forty-nine (49) Departments that make-up en-US the LIT. The LIT is thisen-US Departments sponsored insurance program. Make en-US no mistake, the broad range of insurance products en-US and services found under the LIT umbrella are en-US your products and services. These products and en-US services are not available to just anyone other en-US veterans included but only to members of this en-US Departments Legion family.en-US en-US The LITs products and services are continually en-US reviewed and updated (plus new programs added) en-US so that you have access to the best selection en-US possible. The oversight of the LIT is done by a Board en-US of Directors with one Trust Director from each en-US participating Department. This helps make sure you en-US are getting the best possible coverage from the en-US Legionnaire Insurance Trust program.en-US en-US Through the LIT, your Department sponsors a broad en-US range of insurance products and services ranging en-US from the no-cost AD&D to HOSPITAL HELP to en-US CANCER CARE to Emergency Assistance + (EA+) to en-US Medicare Supplement and more so one or more en-US will likelyen-US ll a need in your familys insurance portfolio.en-US en-US The best way to buy insurance is to shop, compare, en-US and then purchase the coverage from a source you en-US trust. We invite you to compare this Departments en-US endorsed products with any on the market. Then en-US you can buy with the condence of over fty (50) en-US years of continuous service to Legion families en-US behind the LIT. Buying through the LIT also helps en-US support your Departments programs and services.en-US en-US To learn more about your Departments insurance en-US products and services please call the LITs en-US administrator at (800) 235-6943 or check-out the en-US programs at www.theLIT.com. Either way, there will en-US be no hard-sell or obligation to buy when you do. rfn rfntbbrrtbbbtttbnbt ttb rrrrbrr rtttff bbr rt rbfrb fb LIT Products and Services Exclusively for Legion Families

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From the Units Molly Main (District 5 President), Barbara Smith (Unit 194 President), Janice Dixon en-USand Mage Stroud (Unit 283) decorating at the Clyde E. Lassen VA Nursing Home.en-US The Mighty District 5, spreading Christmas Cheer.en-US Liz Close, District President with Dee Howeth, Unit Chaplain, en-US at Unit Holiday Party.en-US Unit Holiday Partyen-US Ride and Run with the Stars event, held December 2nd. 100 kids in en-US attendance at Fort Desoto Park in Pinellas County. Joint event with Auxiliary, en-US en-USUnit 237 (L-R) Treasurer Robyn Fredericks, Coupon Chair Corrine Smurawa, Secretary & en-US Membership Chair Sally Peddle, Eleen Valentine, Jackie Walker, (Behind) Historian Joanne en-US Borel,Lynne Herrick, (Front) Darlene Rohlf, Kathy Malczewisky, Sgt-at-arms Gloria Hembreeen-USUnit 237en-USTHE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 M M M31 Unit 237 en-USUnit 237 President, Samantha Slavenen-US ALA Unit 241 in Sneads, Florida, District 2, helped to host Governor Rick Scott at the en-US awards ceremony for the Honor Guards on Monday, December 11, 2017.en-US Unit 273 Americanism Committee at the Great American Teach-In at Madeira Beach Fundaen-US-en-US mental School on Nov 15th, with four service members of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, en-US Clearwater. ALA members are Rhonda Brailey-Maurer, Joann Derer & Helen Conklin. en-USUnit 392, Jr member Rowdy en-US Jane Johns of Panama City, en-US 'Stuff the Bus' book drive for en-US kids Christmas. She got 120 en-US books last year, and Unit 392 en-US started her off with 120 books en-US this year. She is trying for a new en-US record!en-US Unit 347 members march in Lady Lake Christmas Parade. en-US en-US L-R: Cathy Trout, Betty Spencer, Lois Glosch and Ann Huxtable. en-USUnit 347 prepares Spaghetti dinner for Toys for Tots volunteers. en-US en-US L-R: Betty Spencer, Ann Huxtable, Lois Glosch, Maureen Caswell, Mary en-US LaNoce, and Carol Pirone-Udell. Over 50 volunteers served.en-USThe Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 en-US31

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Membership Reports en-USDISTRICT 1en-USUNITen-US CITYen-US GOALen-US JRen-US SRen-US TOTALen-US PERCENTen-US0075en-US Crestviewen-US 148en-US 0en-US 24en-US 24en-US 16.22%en-US 0078en-US Miltonen-US 24en-US 0en-US 20en-US 20en-US 83.33%en-US 0193en-US Pensacolaen-US 97en-US 7en-US 58en-US 65en-US 67.01%en-US 0221en-US Nicevilleen-US 94en-US 1en-US 41en-US 42en-US 44.68%en-US 0235en-US Ft Walton Beachen-US 184en-US 3en-US 104en-US 107en-US 58.15%en-US 0240en-US Pensacolaen-US 253en-US 0en-US 145en-US 145en-US 57.31%en-US 0296en-US Destinen-US 34en-US 0en-US 21en-US 21en-US 61.76%en-US 0340en-US Pensacolaen-US 294en-US 6en-US 138en-US 144en-US 48.98%en-US 0356en-US Lynn Havenen-US 187en-US 4en-US 112en-US 116en-US 62.03%en-US 0375en-US Southporten-US 60en-US 0en-US 32en-US 32en-US 53.33%en-US 0378en-US Gulf Breezeen-US 29en-US 1en-US 12en-US 13en-US 44.83%en-US 0382en-US Navarreen-US 115en-US 0en-US 66en-US 66en-US 57.39%en-US 0392en-US Panama Cityen-US 161en-US 2en-US 52en-US 54en-US 33.54%en-US 0402en-US Panama City Beachen-US 30en-US 1en-US 26en-US 27en-US 90.00%en-US TOTALSen-US 1710en-US 25en-US 851en-US 876en-US 51.23% en-USDISTRICT 2en-USUNITen-US CITYen-US GOALen-US JRen-US SRen-US TOTALen-US PERCENTen-US0013en-US Tallahasseeen-US 98en-US 5en-US 44en-US 49en-US 50.00%en-US 0082en-US Lanarken-US 91en-US 2en-US 58en-US 60en-US 65.93%en-US 0084en-US Havanaen-US 30en-US 10en-US 7en-US 17en-US 56.67%en-US 0100en-US Mariannaen-US 55en-US 3en-US 42en-US 45en-US 81.82%en-US 0217en-US Quincyen-US 54en-US 4en-US 31en-US 35en-US 64.81%en-US 0241en-US Sneadsen-US 55en-US 20en-US 26en-US 46en-US 83.64%en-US TOTALSen-US 383en-US 44en-US 208en-US 252en-US 65.80% en-USDISTRICT 3en-USUNITen-US CITYen-US GOALen-US JRen-US SRen-US TOTALen-US PERCENTen-US0049en-US Monticelloen-US 14en-US 0en-US 8en-US 8en-US 57.14%en-US 0057en-US Lake Cityen-US 233en-US 2en-US 141en-US 143en-US 61.37%en-US 0107en-US Live Oaken-US 54en-US 2en-US 31en-US 33en-US 61.11%en-US 0131en-US Greenvilleen-US 32en-US 0en-US 1en-US 1en-US 3.13%en-US 0215en-US Jasperen-US 42en-US 3en-US 15en-US 18en-US 42.86%en-US 0224en-US Madisonen-US 32en-US 0en-US 6en-US 6en-US 18.75%en-US 0291en-US Steinhatcheeen-US 142en-US 2en-US 91en-US 93en-US 65.49%en-US 0383en-US Old Townen-US 164en-US 0en-US 88en-US 88en-US 53.66%en-US TOTALSen-US 713en-US 9en-US 381en-US 390en-US 54.70% en-USDISTRICT 4en-USUNITen-US CITYen-US GOALen-US JRen-US SRen-US TOTALen-US PERCENTen-US0016en-US Gainesvilleen-US 80en-US 0en-US 36en-US 36en-US 45.00%en-US 0027en-US Ocalaen-US 39en-US 8en-US 23en-US 31en-US 79.49%en-US 0058en-US Dunnellonen-US 46en-US 2en-US 41en-US 43en-US 93.48%en-US 0077en-US Invernessen-US 24en-US 1en-US 31en-US 32en-US 133.33%en-US 0149en-US Newberryen-US 20en-US 0en-US 9en-US 9en-US 45.00%en-US 0155en-US Crystal Riveren-US 288en-US 1en-US 184en-US 185en-US 64.24%en-US 0166en-US Homosassa Springsen-US 29en-US 2en-US 23en-US 25en-US 86.21%en-US 0210en-US Ocalaen-US 13en-US 0en-US 6en-US 6en-US 46.15%en-US 0230en-US Hawthorneen-US 58en-US 2en-US 36en-US 38en-US 65.52%en-US 0236en-US Bronsonen-US 52en-US 0en-US 34en-US 34en-US 65.38%en-US 0237en-US Beverly Hillsen-US 145en-US 1en-US 92en-US 93en-US 64.14%en-US 0284en-US Belleviewen-US 95en-US 1en-US 63en-US 64en-US 67.37%en-US 0314en-US Starkeen-US 12en-US 0en-US 1en-US 1en-US 8.33%en-US TOTALSen-US 901en-US 18en-US 579en-US 597en-US 66.26% JANUARY 3, 2018

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 M M M33 The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 6 J ANUARY 2018 en-USDISTRICT 7en-USUNITen-US CITYen-US GOALen-US JRen-US SRen-US TOTALen-US PERCENTen-US0003en-US Bartowen-US 85en-US 1en-US 56en-US 57en-US 67.06%en-US 0004en-US Lakelanden-US 71en-US 2en-US 49en-US 51en-US 71.83%en-US 0008en-US Winter Havenen-US 656en-US 2en-US 413en-US 415en-US 63.26%en-US 0034en-US Haines Cityen-US 74en-US 0en-US 34en-US 34en-US 45.95%en-US 0071en-US Lake Walesen-US 95en-US 0en-US 59en-US 59en-US 62.11%en-US 0072en-US Mulberryen-US 158en-US 10en-US 79en-US 89en-US 56.33%en-US 0201en-US Florence Villaen-US 38en-US 5en-US 29en-US 34en-US 89.47%en-US TOTALSen-US 1177en-US 20en-US 719en-US 739en-US 62.79% en-USDISTRICT 8en-USUNITen-US CITYen-US GOALen-US JRen-US SRen-US TOTALen-US PERCENTen-US0011en-US Arcadiaen-US 41en-US 9en-US 22en-US 31en-US 75.61%en-US 0024en-US Bradentonen-US 364en-US 18en-US 194en-US 212en-US 58.24%en-US 0025en-US Lake Placiden-US 328en-US 0en-US 207en-US 207en-US 63.11%en-US 0030en-US Sarasotaen-US 97en-US 16en-US 52en-US 68en-US 70.10%en-US 0069en-US Avon Parken-US 534en-US 5en-US 323en-US 328en-US 61.42%en-US 0074en-US Sebringen-US 47en-US 0en-US 6en-US 6en-US 12.77%en-US 0113en-US Rotonda Westen-US 407en-US 1en-US 208en-US 209en-US 51.35%en-US 0159en-US Veniceen-US 709en-US 20en-US 384en-US 404en-US 56.98%en-US 0254en-US North Porten-US 108en-US 0en-US 60en-US 60en-US 55.56%en-US 0266en-US Fruitvilleen-US 116en-US 1en-US 74en-US 75en-US 64.66%en-US 0309en-US Palmettoen-US 172en-US 1en-US 150en-US 151en-US 87.79%en-US 0312en-US Onecoen-US 240en-US 0en-US 11en-US 11en-US 4.58%en-US 0325en-US Ellentonen-US 129en-US 0en-US 78en-US 78en-US 60.47%en-US TOTALSen-US 3292en-US 71en-US 1769en-US 1840en-US 55.89% en-USDISTRICT 5en-USUNITen-US CITYen-US GOALen-US JRen-US SRen-US TOTALen-US PERCENTen-US0009en-US Jacksonvilleen-US 30en-US 0en-US 16en-US 16en-US 53.33%en-US 0037en-US Saint Augustineen-US 72en-US 3en-US 36en-US 39en-US 54.17%en-US 0054en-US Fernandina Beachen-US 179en-US 5en-US 102en-US 107en-US 59.78%en-US 0088en-US Jacksonvilleen-US 108en-US 2en-US 51en-US 53en-US 49.07%en-US 0129en-US Jacksonville Beachen-US 333en-US 11en-US 183en-US 194en-US 58.26%en-US 0137en-US Jacksonvilleen-US 570en-US 18en-US 318en-US 336en-US 58.95%en-US 0194en-US St Augustineen-US 74en-US 10en-US 43en-US 53en-US 71.62%en-US 0197en-US Jacksonvilleen-US 73en-US 7en-US 28en-US 35en-US 47.95%en-US 0202en-US Keystone Heightsen-US 78en-US 2en-US 31en-US 33en-US 42.31%en-US 0233en-US Ponte Vedra Beachen-US 216en-US 35en-US 35en-US 70en-US 32.41%en-US 0244en-US Jacksonvilleen-US 40en-US 4en-US 18en-US 22en-US 55.00%en-US 0250en-US Middleburgen-US 380en-US 40en-US 205en-US 245en-US 64.47%en-US 0283en-US Jacksonvilleen-US 416en-US 14en-US 211en-US 225en-US 54.09%en-US 0316en-US Atlantic Beachen-US 372en-US 52en-US 170en-US 222en-US 59.68%en-US 0372en-US Mandarinen-US 11en-US 0en-US 3en-US 3en-US 27.27%en-US 0373en-US Orange Parken-US 40en-US 7en-US 27en-US 34en-US 85.00%en-US 0401en-US Hilliarden-US 24en-US 1en-US 18en-US 19en-US 79.17%en-US TOTALSen-US 3016en-US 211en-US 1495en-US 1706en-US 56.56% en-USDISTRICT 6en-USUNITen-US CITYen-US GOALen-US JRen-US SRen-US TOTALen-US PERCENTen-US0010en-US Kissimmeeen-US 202en-US 2en-US 116en-US 118en-US 58.42%en-US 0019en-US Orlandoen-US 130en-US 3en-US 70en-US 73en-US 56.15%en-US 0021en-US Umatillaen-US 15en-US 0en-US 6en-US 6en-US 40.00%en-US 0035en-US Mount Doraen-US 91en-US 0en-US 19en-US 19en-US 20.88%en-US 0041en-US Eustisen-US 20en-US 0en-US 5en-US 5en-US 25.00%en-US 0052en-US Leesburgen-US 24en-US 7en-US 15en-US 22en-US 91.67%en-US 0053en-US Sanforden-US 93en-US 3en-US 46en-US 49en-US 52.69%en-US 0055en-US Clermonten-US 71en-US 0en-US 40en-US 40en-US 56.34%en-US 0063en-US Winter Gardenen-US 25en-US 0en-US 4en-US 4en-US 16.00%en-US 0080en-US Saint Clouden-US 296en-US 26en-US 181en-US 207en-US 69.93%en-US 0101en-US Bushnellen-US 125en-US 0en-US 49en-US 49en-US 39.20%en-US 0109en-US Ocoeeen-US 12en-US 0en-US 3en-US 3en-US 25.00%en-US 0112en-US Winter Parken-US 22en-US 3en-US 17en-US 20en-US 90.91%en-US 0183en-US Fern Parken-US 181en-US 15en-US 103en-US 118en-US 65.19%en-US 0219en-US Fruitland Parken-US 207en-US 2en-US 124en-US 126en-US 60.87%en-US 0242en-US Orlandoen-US 133en-US 13en-US 66en-US 79en-US 59.40%en-US 0286en-US Orlandoen-US 231en-US 8en-US 129en-US 137en-US 59.31%en-US 0330en-US Leesburgen-US 76en-US 9en-US 58en-US 67en-US 88.16% en-US0331en-US Orlandoen-US 43en-US 12en-US 11en-US 23en-US 53.49%en-US 0347en-US Lady Lakeen-US 1765en-US 9en-US 1197en-US 1206en-US 68.33%en-US 0357en-US Clermonten-US 23en-US 2en-US 12en-US 14en-US 60.87%en-US TOTALSen-US 3785en-US 114en-US 2271en-US 2385en-US 63.01%

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