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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M1

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en-USThis Monthen-USen-USs Featured PRESIDENTS MESSAGE en en-USTreva Kay Wildricken-US3 AMERICANISM en-US en-USJane Hardacreen-US12 HISTORIAN en-USEleanor Amatoen-US14 CHAPLAIN en-USLois Stachelrodten-US13en-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! SECRETARY 15 MEMBERSHIP 18 EMERGENCY FUND 19 CAVALCADE OF MEMORIES 20 FINANCE 21 LEGISLATIVE 22 NATIONAL SECURITY 23 PAST PRESIDENTS PARLAY 24 IMPORTANT NOTES 28 LADIES HIGH TEA, UNIT 63 29 FROM THE UNITS 30 en-US MEMBERSHIP REPORTS 36 en-USAlso Includingen-US...

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3 CONGRATULATIONS en-US we have passed the half-way en-US mark of our program year. Your mid-year reports en-US were enjoyable to read and I am en-USVERYen-US proud of your en-US accomplishments. Dont slack now, keep up the fantastic en-US and impressive work! en-US A little reminder note regarding membership. If you en-US havent paid your 2018 dues, you are now considered en-US not in good standing. If you are an ocer, you could en-US potentially lose your position. Thinking of raising your en-US dues for 2019? Please make sure your Constitution & en-US Bylaws and Standing Rules are updated to match. These en-US will need to be current by the end of February, as we en-US will be mailing your Unit Dues forms to update your en-US information to National. en-US Fundraising is a large part of our activities. Without en-US which we would not be able to support our Units, ALA en-US Programs, Veterans, Communities and Charities. It is also en-US a big responsibility and takes many volunteers to be en-US successful. District Presidents cannot have fundraisers, en-US however if a District works together with the Legion, the en-US funds can be deposited and disbursed from the District en-US Legion checking account. For example, if a District en-US sponsors a Golf Tournament to raise funds for Boys and en-US Girls State (or K9s for Warriors or Special Olympics or en-US Project VetRelief you get the idea) then the funds are en-US collected and deposited in the District Legion account en-US and proceeds are disbursed with a District Legion en-US check from that account. The District President, District en-US Commander and District SAL Commander should be en-US communicating with each other throughout the event en-US to ensure the success and reporting back to their en-US members thereof. Through The American Legion Family en-US we can make a substantial dierence and have fun en-US making memories!en-US Please remember if your Fundraising (T-Shirts, Calendars, en-US Mugs etc.) involves the use of the ALA Logo or Name, en-US either of which MUST be pre-authorized by National en-US through Department. Both ALA Logo and Name are en-US registered trademarks. We are aware this has recently en-US happened and consequences are pending. We LOVE en-US your creative ideas and ask that you just follow the en-US simple guidelines set forth by National. Ultimately, we are en-US maintaining a positive branding for our Organization and en-US leaving a positive impression from our eorts for Making en-US a Dierence.en-US I have continued my District visits and 4th District en-US President Rebecca Kelly kept me busy with her scheduled en-US agenda. We were joined en-US by Sherry Wingard who en-US traveled the day as well. en-US We started o with a en-US meeting in Inverness, Unit en-US 77. Although they are a en-US small Unit and have had several members recovering en-US from medical issues and illness, they have supported en-US the Post with remodeling (they have gone non-smoking) en-US as well as planning for upcoming events. Good Luck en-US with the Yard Sale they will oer a coee and bake-sale en-US table with applications at the ready. Next, we were met en-US by several members at Crystal River Unit 155. We had a en-US professional photographer, Larry White, capturing the en-US event Thanks Larry! President Esther and Barb gave a en-US tour of the Post and the story behind their wall honoring en-US the Four Chaplains. We shared stories about our dogs en-US and the K9s for Warriors program. We learned President en-US Rebecca is fostering a dog, Soldier Girl. I also had the en-US pleasure of meeting their youngest Jr member, Leila. en-US She is such a charm and has a terric twirl! en-US From this point we car-pooled, our journey took us to en-US Unit 237 Beverly Hills where we were greeted with an en-US outside reception from all members of the Legion Family en-US (and it was very chilly that morning). I had the distinct en-US honor of Installing their new President, Julie. Their Post en-US has added a large room as their smoking lounge with en-US a pool table and ample storage space quite pleasant. en-US They are planning to expand with a Tiki Bar area, en-US Horseshoe pits and Motorcycle parking in the back yard. en-US Thank You for the coee and snacks it was a lovely visit! en-US O to Bronson Unit 236 where we had a most delicious en-US homemade lunch Chicken Soup and Tuna Salad. en-US We also had the company of members from Unit 230 en-US Hawthorne President Mary and the members have been en-US very busy sewing (love the microwave hot bowl pad). en-US Then, President Rebecca comes out with her new Rabbit en-US Hat absolutely adorable. I was presented with my Mary en-US Poppins USA hat Perfect t and NO, I am not giving it en-US up! It was special to visit with the members and those en-US visiting the Post. en-US We had an appointment to tour the Fisher House en-US in Gainesville. Our guide was very gracious, full of en-US knowledge and shared some stories giving us a new en-US appreciation to tube socks... They were full to capacity en-US so we were unable to see a room, but believe me the en-US house is beautiful! Please reach out to your VA Reps for President en-USen-USs Message TREVA KAY WILDRICK en-USContinued on Page 4en-US en-US

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M5 the items in which the Fisher Houses are in specic need. en-USDont forget your contributions through Department are en-US also GREATLY appreciated!! en-US Our last stop was Unit 16 Gainesville with a very warm en-US reception by several of the Unit members. They have en-US a great relationship with the Post Family. They have en-US arranged their walls Honoring Veterans with displays of en-US memorabilia, uniforms, banners, etc. The members are en-US all geared up for upcoming events and reveled in their en-US successes. As the time was late, we skipped dinner en-US to return President Rebecca and Sherry to their cars, en-US promising we would get togetheren-US The FL Legion College 2018 was held at Department en-US Headquarters January 11th -13th. This is the rst year en-US Auxiliary and Sons members were enrolled. After a en-US meet and greet of the 27 classmates and Department en-US Sta along with a tour of Department Headquarters, en-US we watched a movie about the History of the American en-US Legion very well done and available on Emblem Sales. en-US Past National Commander Clarence Hill gave us insight en-US to Department and National operations. The next two en-US days were jammed packed with presentations such en-US as Leadership and Team Building, Legion Programs en-US and Awards, Veterans Entitlements, Membership and en-US Reporting. Our class dinner at Old Glory Post was great en-US (Thank You Bunches!!) and the after dinner entertainment en-US created many friendships. We wrapped up with en-US Resolutions writing and critique. I am very proud of en-US my Certicate and completing the College with Bernie. en-US CONGRATULATIONS and Getting Er Done!!en-US There was no rest after graduation; Bernie and I nished en-US packing Jake, loaded the dogs in the truck and o to en-US 12th District for our ocial visit. Not bad timing, we were en-US greeted in the yard at Post 117 Palm Bay by several SAL en-US members. We set-up camp and then socialized for a en-US bit before hitting the sack. Bright and early Sunday en-US we headed down to Post/Unit 126 Jensen Beach to en-US begin our American Legion Family visitation. We were en-US joined by Education Chairman Charlotte Bass, Eastern en-US Area Commander Daryl Bass, 12th District Commander en-US Bruce Thurber and others on his sta. There were en-US several members to greet us; the Unit President Audrey en-US explained they would be attending a Celebration of en-US Life for their Poppy Chairman that afternoon. She was en-US very well known and will be sadly missed by many en-US throughout the District (so I would soon learn as we en-US traveled). Although our stay was brief, I enjoyed visiting en-US and talking about the activities they were doing for the en-US Auxiliary programs. We were joined by several American en-US Legion Riders from Chapters 129 and 318 who escorted en-US our parade to Post 355 Port St. Lucie. Although there en-US isnt a Unit presently, we had a lovely opportunity to chat en-US with the Legionnaires wives planting seeds Our next en-US stop was Post 318 Port St. Lucie where we were grandly en-US welcomed by the Post Commander and Unit President en-US Sue along with her Unit Ocers. Several other members en-US were also there, sooo, we took over the row of high-tops en-US for an all-together luncheon. What fun and sharing of en-US stories did we have!! Another Legion Family Home Post en-US involved in commonly successful activities!! Oh by the en-US way, go there for their homemade soup mmm-mmm en-US good!!!en-US Our Riders escort led the way to Post/Unit 358 White City en-US where the Unit had a lovely selection of mini desserts and en-US coee perfect timing! District President Shirley Fashano en-US joined us too. The Post looks small from the outside, en-US but wait till you enter! The back yard has been set up en-US for meetings and/or parties. Bikers Beware dangerous en-US sugar sand in the parking area! Unfortunately, one of en-US our escorts found out too late and got injured. He will be en-US okay after surgery. Please keep ALL of our Riders in your en-US thoughts for their rides.en-US We continued to Post/Unit 171 Fort Pierce where the en-US hall was being decorated for a Baby Shower. What Luck en-US we may possibly add (3) Sons and (2) Auxiliary new en-US members. We didnt stay too long and ended the day en-US at Post/Unit 40 Fort Pierce for dinner. What a surprise to en-US see Leadership Chairman Robin Burke, Edie and PDC Al en-US Porter as well as Maria and PC Felix Ayala. Unit President en-US Cyndie had a full crew in the Kitchen preparing our en-US wonderful dinner. The ocers from Unit 171 also joined en-US us and presented me a lovely bouquet of roses and en-US some were creatively made with currency how cool!!. en-US We all loved the simple dessert and commented we en-US would all like to try it at home. The evening ended with en-US a presentation for K9s for Warriors I was overwhelmed en-US and so proud of their eorts. Thank You One and ALL!! en-US The next morning we started at Post/Unit 39 Vero Beach en-US with Charlotte and President Shirley. With our cups of en-US coee in hand, Unit Vice President Connie gave us the en-US tour and shared some stories of activities. They are en-US working with a new President Christine, and the members en-US are very positive and lled with encouragement. Our en-US ALR escort had arrived (consisting of members from en-US Chapters 318, 117 and 39) and took us to Post/Unit 181 en-US in Vero Beach. After a detour for the local Martin Luther en-US King Jr. Parade, the Post home was empty. We gathered en-US for a photo and then o to see the Riverside Veterans en-US Memorial Park. We bundled up with our jackets to walk en-US around. The fountain with posted placards explaining en-US the Four Chaplains was impressive. After another en-US photo opportunity our escorts led us to Post/Unit 189 en-US Sebastian. We had a reception line greeting at the door en-US and everyone made us feel quite welcome. It was a en-US great pleasure to see Unit President Char and the Unit en-US members some on their work lunchbreak. We enjoyed en-US a delicious Philly-prime-rib-steak subs with fries that en-US hit-the-spot. The Legion Family totem pole at the door en-US was really cool and the Showcase with a piece of NY Twin en-US Towers was moving. en-USPRESIDENTS MESSAGE Continued from Page 3en-US en-US en-USContinued on Page 5en-US en-US

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M5en-USTrying to keep to a schedule, the Riders took us to en-US Barefoot Bay G. C. where Post and Unit 366 hold their en-US meetings. I was excited to see Unit President Rhoda, a en-US long-time friend and Girls State sta member. Meeting en-US and visiting with the round-table of Unit members was en-US delightful. They are very busy making stued bears for en-US the children at Boggy Creek. I can still imagine their faces en-US when they popped open the box lled with stung. en-US Bernie got them all smiling in our group photo with his en-US ash photography skills. Thank You ladies keep up your en-US great work and positive attitudes!! en-US Our nal stop was back to Post/Unit 117 Palm Bay for en-US dinner. Again we were greeted with quite a gathering en-US of Legion Family members! The Unit has a cleverly en-US decorated Pigbank for Girls State which loved to gobble en-US everyones loose change. The homemade Hungarian en-US Goulash with cucumber salad was incredible. After eating en-US too much cake, the Unit members all gathered to present en-US me with a wonderful Plaque of Appreciation. They also en-US presented a donation for K9s for Warriors they have en-US all worked so very hard for this charity and I truly thank en-US everyone!!en-US Tuesday was a local day beginning at Post/Unit 394 in en-US Palm Bay. Thank You for the coee and doughnuts. We en-US had some extra time and had a lovely visit sharing stories en-US of accomplishments. They have completed remodeling en-US with a library doubling as Riders and Sons corners. They en-US also have quite a display for the POW/MIA table and en-US other memorabilia as you enter the building. As we were en-US leaving, 1st Vice Commander Diane Boland showed us en-US the Photo Album they have kept over the years of the en-US members great idea!en-US Our ALR escorts took us to Post/Unit 81 Melbourne en-US for lunch. We were greeted and warmly welcomed at en-US the door by all Post Legion Family members. The Unit en-US members were very busy preparing and setting up en-US the enormous buet and dessert table. Again, Bernie en-US managed a wonderful group photo on the staircase. en-US I love seeing all the displays and these walls did not en-US disappoint. The Hall has been beautifully redone and en-US the curio cabinets were a delight to behold. There were en-US two R/C planes hanging as well as a multitude of photos. en-US We had a square-about seating for lunch and it was quite en-US enjoyable to see everyone visiting with each other. Our en-US luncheon ended with a presentation to the Amigos en-US of Chapter 81 Legion Riders Tee-Shirts Thank You en-US Bunches!!en-US Were back on the road again, this time for 2 miles to en-US Post/Unit 191 Melbourne. What a pleasure to meet and en-US visit with Unit President Yvonne and Geraldine. Did you en-US know Yvonne is also the Vice Mayor how cool is that?? en-US Their Hall is dedicated to Margree McNeil. She had over en-USPRESIDENTS MESSAGE Continued from Page 4en-US en-US en-US50 years of service to Unit 191 and served as 12th District en-US President 1973-1974. There is another wall of history; en-US honoring and showing appreciation for those who have en-US served and dedicated their lives to our country and en-US organization. This Unit has many elderly members, and en-US they keep in the loop with a quarterly Newsletter from en-US President Yvonne. en-US This day ended at Post/Unit 163 Eau Gallie Melbourne. en-US We were a little early so had a chance to greet everyone en-US as they came in. It was a pleasure to see Dorothy Duke, en-US Dara Oliver and our 2nd Vice President Ann King-Smith en-US to name a few. Yvonne and Geraldine also came from en-US Unit 191.en-US Our dinner was delicious and ended perfectly with ice en-US cream and cake! Dorothy presented an envelope with a en-US donation for K9s for Warriors Thank You again from the en-US bottom of my heart!!en-US Up and at em Wednesday we traveled to Post/Unit 1 en-US Titusville for coee and breakfast buet wow did they en-US have lots of goodies!! We were greeted by several en-US members, coee in hand. President Carole was a en-US gracious hostess and it was a pleasure to see Past District en-US President Cathie recently returned from wintery travels. en-US Post Commander Gunner opened the oor for guest en-US speakers and President Carole presented a check for the en-US K9s for Warriors Thank You Bunches!!en-US Our ALR escort consisted of members from Chapters 1 en-US and 359, to Midway where Post 328 Christmas meets. en-US We were greeted by Baby, a beautiful 13 Python, and en-US Porkchops, a sweet Potbellied Pig. Baby had several en-US photos taken of her with people petting her. After my en-US turn, she practiced her Parseltongue and stretched out en-US full length. Her owner kept a watchful eye, but she made en-US no attempt to get away. Porkchops had a few grunting en-US comments as she was guided away from the gathering. en-US An airboat tour was ending and another going out, so we en-US went on our way to back to Titusville Post/Unit 359 Port en-US St. John for lunch. en-US We were greeted at the door by the Post Commander en-US and she made all of us feel right at home. Inside en-US there were many Legion Family members gathered en-US and we enjoyed visiting them all. The Post has a new en-US hall dedicated from the Auxiliary after many years of en-US fundraising and planning what a beautiful addition! en-US They were set up for a Celebration of Life later that en-US afternoon and by the photos of the member, she will en-US surely be missed and lling her shoes will be a task. en-US Before we left, I had the pleasure of reviewing photo en-US albums of previous Miss-ter American Legion Contest, en-US where the male members dress in similar fashion as Miss en-US America Pageant. It is all in good fun but I think there is en-US a hint of serious-ness in some of the fashion styles We en-US will post a yer so you can mark your calendars for this en-USContinued on Page 6en-US en-US

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M7 PRESIDENTS MESSAGE Continued from Page 5 en-US en-US en-USyears event March 24th. en-US en-US We ended our day at Post/Unit 22 in Cocoa. Several en-US members were there and we enjoyed a leisurely visit. en-US The Unit was organizing the dinner of Salad and Pizza, en-US making sure the timing was just right to serve piping hot en-US Pizza Pies. Thank You ladies, your eorts truly make a en-US dierence! en-US Our last ocial day started at the Brevard Veterans en-US Memorial Center in South Merritt Island, where Post 344 en-US has their meetings. WOW! If you ever have a chance, en-US please stop and visit. They have expanded the grounds en-US with plans to further build. The library is extensive but en-US the museum is two stories of history from the Civil War en-US to modern day. Tribute is made to all the Armed Forces en-US as well as a section of Women in Uniform and the NASA en-US program. They even oer a Scavenger Hunt sheet just to en-US give you a clue of some of the unique items they care for. en-US They are currently repainting and the numerous paintings en-US and wall hangings are being categorized for display. en-US Commander Steve Shuga had the rare opportunity to en-US speak with a WWII veteran who happened to be visiting. en-US Later, I had a chance to speak with him and his wife I en-US wish we had more time as their stories were captivating. en-US Our next stop was Challenger 7 Post/Unit 348 in Cape en-US Canaveral. Unit President Dorothy was a delight to visit en-US with as were several of her Unit members and ocers. en-US We enjoyed light snacks and a loaf of scrumptious en-US Strawberry Bread. Naturally I had to get the recipe. en-US Fortunately for me, Linda knew the recipe by heart en-US and wrote it down for me BIG Hugs to you!! I also en-US spent time with Betty as she is busy making plarn and en-US crocheting mats for Veterans she had (7) ready to go. en-US Again, keeping to the schedule, we were o to Post/Unit en-US 200 where lunch was provided by the members of the en-US SALAwesome Penne with Meatballs and Sausage served en-US with Garlic Bread.en-US en en-US I enjoyed visiting with the members albeit briey, as the en-US Bingo was about to get underway. en-US Bernie and I headed back to break camp and move en-US north from Palm Bay to Cocoa for the American Legion en-US Riders Summit, January 18-20. We re-set camp at Joys en-US RV Park. The owner was curious about the American en-US Legion and had seen a group of the Riders on Hwy 95. en-US We had other campers stop and ask what we were all en-US about after seeing the Auxiliary vehicle and Bernies en-US truck with the magnetic signs and logos. Fortunately, we en-US were prepared with applications and provided locations en-US of nearby Post/Unit to visit. Membership, Membership, en-US Membership!!en-US We arrived at the ALR Summit just in time for the formal en-US meet and greet of the new Post/Unit 410 to be located en-US in Rockledge. The Unit President Jackie and member en-US Rose were a delight to visit with and had good questions. en-US Again, Thank You District President Shirley for making the en-US time to assist and meet with them, getting them started en-US in the right direction. Their enthusiasm is contagious and en-US they will make things happen!! en-US Friday we attended the opening session for the ALR en-US Summit. The Amigos had an opportunity to speak en-US about Leadership and what it means to be a part of this en-US Family Organization. We also had the opportunity to en-US visit the future home site of Post/Unit 410. On Saturday, en-US l attended the Volunteer Hours reporting session Thank en-US You Beverly for your Excel sheet I am seriously going to en-US plagiarize your idea and customize the sheet for the Units en-US to utilize for their activity reporting. en-US Bernie and I attended the CPT-AED certication class en-US which was proctored by PDC Jim Ramos. I certainly en-US hope I never have to use these skills. However, I am en-US positively thankful that I have the knowledge in the event en-US that I do. It only takes those precious rst seconds and en-US minutes to help save someones life.en-US I know we talk the Be Kind speech and I have seen en-US the buttons. We need to be Acting the Part. The en-US Golden Rule is simple and so true treat others as you en-US would like to be treated. Most of the bad issues stems en-US from negative beginnings hurt feelings, misguided en-US perceptions or misunderstandings. A key component of en-US these is lack of communication and this can be seen at en-US all levels between members, organizations and leaders. en-US Sometimes you just have to let things go, just from the en-US sheer weight of it. en-US February is National Heart Month. Lets all show how en-US truly Big-Hearted we are and share some of your Warm-en-US Fuzzy feelings with each other. en-US Besides, Life is Better When Youre Laughingen 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 The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M7 The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 en-USMen-US Men-US Men-US7 12th District, Legion Eagle One, Jake Campground Post 117, Palm Bay District 4: Unit 155 ,Crystal River District 4: Unit 155 ,Crystal River District 12: Unit 81, Melbourne District 12: Unit 40 Dinner District 12: Post 328, Christmas

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M9 THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA District 4: Unit 77, Inverness District 12: Post 181, Vero Beach District 12: 4 Chaplains Memorial District 12: Unit 22, Cocoa District 12: Unit 39, Vero Beach District 12: Unit 1, Titusville

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M9 The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 en-USMen-US Men-US Men-US9 District 12: Unit 191, Melbourne District 12: Unit 200, Satellite Beach District 12: Unit 189, Sebastian District 12: Unit 191, Melbourne District 12: Unit 171, Fort Pierce

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M11 THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA District 12: Unit 394, Palm Bay District 12: Unit 348, Cape Canaveral District 12: Unit 410, Rockledge District 12: Unit 359, Port St. John District 12: Unit 117, Palm Bay District 12: Unit 126, Jensen Beach

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M11 The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 en-USMen-US Men-US Men-US11 District 12: Unit 410, Rockledge Unit 237 Unit 236 & 230 District 12: Unit 366, Barefoot Bay Florida Legion College Florida Legion College

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M13 Americanism JANE HARDACRE en-USNow that the kids are back in school, make sure we dont en-US lose any momentum in our quest of Catching Rays for en-US Brighter Futures! Visit the school to see how they are en-US coming on their essay contests. Be prepared to answer en-US any questions that they may have. en-US en en-US Remember that your winners must be sent to me my en-US April 1st, 2018. Organize a ceremony to award your en-US winners. Serve food to the children and their parents. en-US Prepare to send Thank You cards to the schools for their en-US cooperation. Think about using an American Legion en-US Auxiliary Certicate of Participation for the children.en-US en-US Another opportunity, while visiting the school, would be en-US to give them pocket ags to fold for your Unit. Explain en-US the purpose of the ags and how they will be sent to en-US our Active Military Troops. While you are there, you en-US can teach our youth how to fold an American ag and en-US the meanings of the thirteen folds. There are several en-US booklets, coloring books etc. available for assistance to en-US teach the kids about our ag, The Constitution, and The en-US Pledge of Allegiance. Flag etiquette, respect for the ag, en-US and proper ag disposal could be discussed. Invite them en-US to a ag retirement ceremony that your Post is holding.en-US en-US Attend their sporting events and show them how en-US we stand for The National Anthem. Explain why it is en-US important to show respect for our Country. Let them en-US know that we support our Veterans and their families. en-US Many of the children may have parents that are serving, en-US or have served. Others do not, so they need to know the en-US sacrices our military have made for the many freedoms en-US we have in this country.en-US en-US The children of this country are our future. Without this en-US wonderful organization of ours, they might not learn en-US why it is important to be patriotic. Our love for America, en-US our veterans, community, and our children & youth will en-US prevail! Thank you again for your dedication, hard-work, en-US and Taking Pride in America!

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M13 As we pay tribute to our members who have left our ranks, our minds also begin to pay tribute to the Four Chaplains en-USwho so willing gave their lives to save others. Those men are true heros and will be forever honored for the ultimate en-US sacrice that they gave to this Country. May we all pay tribute to them and teach our youth about how they gave up en-US their lives so others could live. Chaplain LOIS STACHELRODT DISTRICT 1 en-US en-US Nancy Lammeren-US, Unit 340en en en-US DISTRICT 5en-US en-US Maddy Chitkoen-US, Unit 129en en-US Doris Eganen-US, Unit 129en-US en-US Jerry Nelsonen-US, Unit 129en-US en-US Della Solomonen-US, Unit 129en-US Jean Burkeen-US, Unit 316en-US Iris Pfautzen-US, Unit 316en-US en-US DISTRICT 6en-US en-US Jane Ryanen-US, Unit 19en-US en-US MaryLou Yahren-US, Unit 41en-US Rosemarie Davisen-US, Unit 183en-US en-US Barbara Adamsen-US, Unit 286en-US en-US Virginia H. Bearden-US, Unit 286en-US en-US Sharon Cuplomeen-US, Unit 286en-US en-US Velda Schramen-US, Unit 286en-US en-US Shirley Churchen-US, Unit 347en-US en-US Mary Feeleyen-US, Unit 347en-US en-US Carol Gardinoen-US, Unit 347en-US DISTRICT 7en-US en-US Dorothy W. Stricklinen-US, Unit 8en-US en-US Nellie Nyeen-US, Unit 22en-US DISTRICT 8en-US en-US Marie Rowfen-US, Unit 25en-US en-US Sally Stickleen-US, Unit 25en-US en-US Elizabeth Aldrichen-US, Unit 159en-US en-US Virginia Burnhamen-US, Unit 309en-US en-US DISTRICT 11en-US en-US Kaye Mossen-US, Unit 277en-US en en-US DISTRICT 12en-US en-US Eunice Durioen-US, Unit 1en-US en-US Victoria Muschen-US, Unit 22en en-US Emma Towleen-US, Unit 39en-US en-US Shelly Barnesen-US, Unit 81en-US en-US Carol Seeleyen-US, Unit 117en-US en-US Rose Brammeren-US, Unit 336en-US en-US Lori Bickerstaen-US, Unit 348en-US en-US Brenda Hutchinsen-US, Unit 359en-US DISTRICT 14en-US en-US Sylvia Reinesen-US, Unit 31en-US DISTRICT 16en-US Helen Butleren-US, Unit 14en-US en-US Ingrid Arthuren-US, Unit 119en-US en-US Geraldine Granten-US, Unit 119en-US en-US Audrey Struchenen-US, Unit 158en-US en-US Linda Treziseen-US, Unit 335en-USRecently Departed Members

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M15 Historian ELEANOR AMATO en-USHOW TO CELEBRATE WOMENS HISTORY MONTHen-US (Celebrate the special women of our organization)en-US The month of en-USMarchen-US is dedicated to the celebration en-US of womens history. It corresponds with International en-US Womens Day on March 8th. What could be better for en-US a womens organization to do than celebrate their own en-US history? Our Auxiliary members have accomplished a en-US great deal all around the world. Now its time to celebrate en-US what makes them so special!en-US What can we do? en-USLearn more about Auxiliary members who made en-US history within your department or unit.en-US en-USThis could include girls sponsored to ALA Girls en-US State who have gone on to do great things or those en-US members who have improved their communities, en-US state or country.en-US en-USCelebrate the women in your life mom, grandma, en-US even your sister.en-US en-USSet up a display in honor of those members who en-US have gone above and beyond the ALAs mission.en-US en-USWrite an article for your unit/department newsletter en-US about Womens History Month or about the woman en-US you are honoring.en-US en-USCheck out how womens fashion has changed over en-US time in the Auxiliary, as well as womens hair fashion. en-US There has been a great deal of change from 1919 to en-US today!en-US en-USResearch and write about how the former and en-US present members make a dierence in the en-US community and share with others.en-US en-USPut up a display at your local library, historical en-US society, or storefront, celebrating the work that the en-US women of the ALA have done and still do every day.en-US NOTE: these activities can be shared with the junior en-US members. Honoring our members provides them en-US with a role model. Sharing our history with our junior en-US members allows them to know that they, too, are en-US valuable members of this great organization. Hopefully, en-US they will begin to own this history and remain members en-US throughout their lifetimes.en-US Please send your womens history to historian@ala.en-US org and history@alaforveterans.org. Lets make Florida en-US shine. Lets give National something to talk about. en-US Always remember: I am here for you. Just call at 386-en-US 427-1168 or email, if you have any questions.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M15 Secretary PATTY MACDONALD en-USGreeting from Department Headquarters!en-USMembership:en-US I am happy to report that as of January 17, 2018 we were en-US 1156 members up from last year and rst in the country. en-US Way to go to all of you! And thank you for your hard work en-US on membership!en-US At this time of year membership is coming in pretty fast en-US and in large quantities. Department is working hard on en-US staying current with the membership. At this time we en-US are processing membership from two days ago. We en-US ask that unless your membership is more than 10 days en-US old from us receiving; please dont call to check if your en-US membership has been processed. This delays the oce en-US sta as they have to stop and do research.en-US Also, please dont send a copy of the Veterans DD214 to en-US us for membership. We only want the application with the en-US recap sheet. When entering new members into ALAMIS, en-US please note on the recap sheet that you have entered en-US them and send the applications in with the recap sheet. en-US This will save time and will expedite your new members en-US being processed. en-US Girls State:en-US This year, the process for the delegates and alternates to en-US register is being done on a new website. The paperwork en-US that the delegates and alternates normally would bring en-US with them to Girls State now will be uploaded to the en-US website when they register. This will save time when en-US loading onto the bus and checking in when they arrive en-US in Tallahassee. You should have received or will be en-US receiving your delegate and alternate cards at this time. en-US The deadline for registration will be March 10, 2018. As en-US the delegates and alternates register and complete all en-US the process, Department will let the unit know. en-US Department Convention:en-US Department Convention dates have been moved to July en-US 5 8, 2018. en-US The hotel will be the same as last year but they have en-US made accommodations for the General Session and en-US Classrooms to be closer to the guest rooms. The hotel en-US is also bringing a cash food bar to the General Session en-US area for you to purchase lunch. en-US We need assistance with the power points for General en-US Session. If there is anyone who is willing to volunteer en-US and have computer knowledge please contact me en-US at secretary@ala.org or 407-293-7411. Thank you in en-US advance.en-US Department needs a limited number of volunteers to en-US assist with registration booth Thursday through Saturday. en-US If you are available to help, please email Becky at en-US treasurer@ala.org. She will be creating a schedule and en-US will contact you with the details.en-US Department Headquartersen-US:en-US en-US Department will now be charging for any copies for en-US anyone who comes into the oce and request them. en-US This includes copies of membership recaps, schedules, en-US calendars, rosters etc. The fee will be $0.25 per page.en-US Please remember when calling the oce that the sta en-US are people with feelings too. When speaking to them, en-US please show them the respect they deserve. We are all en-US here to work for our veterans and the mission of the en-US American Legion Auxiliary. One of our teachings within en-US the Auxiliary is Lets Be Kind To Each Other so lets en-US make sure we practice what we preach.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M17 en-USTHE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M19 We all have our own personal circumstances that must en-UStake presidence now and then, but I want to THANK ALL en-US OF YOU for doing such a GREAT job so far this year on en-US Membership. We are ahead of last year at this point and en-US it takes a team to make it work.en-US en-US Our second notice was mailed on January 15 for the en-US current membership year. Units are encouraged to en-US supplement the national renewal notices with unit en-US generated renewal notices and personal phone calls. The en-US ALA membership year is from January 1 to December 31.en-US en-US In order to grow the organization, we must let members en-US know that they are the Auxiliarys most valuable asset.en-US en-US HOW TO MAKE A PERSONAL CONNECTION TO GET en-US MEMBERS TO RENEWen-US en-US Step-by-Step Instructions:en-US en-US Too often the only contact a member receives is her en-US Dues Renewal Notice sent by the national headquarters en-US oce. Personal connection is necessary to help members en-US become engaged in the American Legion Auxiliary. en-US en en-US Below are samples for how units can reach out and make en-US a personal connection with their members and ask them en-US to renew their membership:en-US en-USPersonal phone call en-USRemind members why they en-US joined the American Legion Auxiliary. Share the en-US ways your unit has made a dierence in the lives en-US of veterans in your community, state and country. en-US Encourage them to become a part of activities. en-US Transportation may be an issue, so if your unit en-US members can oer to provide a ride, this may be the en-US key to increasing involvement. Oer to pick up their en-US dues at a scheduled time.en-US en-USPersonal letter en-US Send letters out to en-US all of your members en-US at the beginning of the Auxiliary year. Outline the en-US events on a calendar for all of the exciting things en-US your unit is planning throughout the year and let en-US members know that their membership is important en-US to the mission of the organization. See sample letter. en-US en en-US Renewal Open House en-US Host an event at the en-US beginning of the year where members can come en-US renew their dues and mingle with other members. en-US Encourage them to bring other family members en-US along. These family members may be eligible en-US for membership, but if not, remind them they en-US are welcome to attend activities and that you do en-US welcome their help in advancing the mission of the en-US American Legion Auxiliary. Combine this event with en-US your Legion family. It is a win-win for everyone.en-US en-USPlan a Member Day of Recognition en-USEveryone en-US needs a pat on the back or a way to go. At en-US your meetings, you can share information about en-US a members family history with the Auxiliary, en-US what she is doing to advance the mission of en-US the Auxiliary, her community service work, etc. en-US Then share this information with your division en-US Membership chairman so we can begin to share her en-US accomplishments with the entire American Legion en-US Auxiliary membership.en-US en-USShare your own personal experience as a en-US memberen-US Let your members know there will be en-US ups and downs, but to always keep their eye on the en-US big picture the mission of the Auxiliary not just en-US personal rewards. Membership DEBBIE SVIDERSKAS

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M19 en-USGreetings and Happy New Year to our wonderful en-US Auxiliary members. We hope you had a wonderful en-US Holiday Season. en-US Our nation continues to be plagued by national en-US disasters such as the catastrophic res in California; en-US your continued help is needed to assist our members en-US in bringing a sense of normalcy to their lives. Your en-US compassion and generous donations have not gone en-US unnoticed by our sister members in need. Numerous en-US letters of sincere thank you have been received from our en-US fellow auxiliary members. en-US A.E.F. PIN: en-US At the national level, if you make a personal en-US donation to A.E.F. National of $50.00 or more you will en-US receive a pin requested by the Department of Florida en-US from National. Donation link alaforveterans.org. en-US There is a 2017-2018 Donation Remittance Form at ala.en-US org under quick links and forms. This form is to be used en-US for donations at the Department and National Level by en-US individual units. No donation is too small, every little bit en-US helps. en-US Mid-year reporting was slightly down this year, however, en-US I know that you are all working hard on planning your en-US A.E.F. fundraisers and are continuing to donate to en-US the Auxiliary Emergency Fund at the Department and en-US National Level. A special thank you to those Districts that en-US submitted their mid-year reports. Great job ladies. I am en-US looking forward to seeing 100% reporting at year-end en-US and the outstanding ways you are fundraising. en-US en-USPlease review the A.E.F. en-US unit year-end report and en-US A.E.F. district year-end en-US reports at ala.org under en-US programs, Auxiliary Emergency Fund. District chairman en-US reports are due to Department Chairman on en-USApril en-US 15, 2018en-US. Please be sure to follow the instructions on en-US narratives and include the cover sheet. en-USDepartment en-US Awards: en-US Plaque to the Unit for the largest donation. en-US Certicate to each Unit in a grouping for a $100.00 en-US donation. An award to the Unit that turns in a narrative for en-US the best all-around fundraiser. An award to the Unit that en-US turns in a narrative for the most unique fundraiser. There en-US are en-USNational A.E.F. Awardsen-US as well. en-US Thank you so much for your continued support of the en-US A.E.F. program. With your continued contributions this en-US program will continue to grow for many years to come en-US and assist our fellow auxiliary members in times of need. en-US Sisters helping sisters; members helping members. en-US en-US PS. Follow up on Department of Florida A.E. F. en-US Rae at Workshop/ Fall Conference, total donations en-US $3040.00-awesome ladies. Congratulations to the basket en-US winners. en-US Be creative in your fundraising endeavors, have fun and en-US reward yourselves for a job well done, "Catching Rays-en-US Creating a Brighter future". en-US Please do not hesitate to contact me via email or en-US telephone with any questions.en-USEmergency Funden-USROBBIN WALKER

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M21 Cavalcade of Memories SHERRY WINGARD en-USMARCH IS WOMENS HISTORY MONTHen-USLETS CELEBRATE US!!en-USWhat could be better for a womens organization to do en-US than CELEBRATE their own History in conjunction with en-US International Womens Day on March 8th. en-US Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate during en-US Marchen-US en-USLearn more about Auxiliary members who made en-US history in you Department. Share this information en-US with your community in your local newspaperen-US en-USCelebrate the women in your Life take them out to en-US lunch; have a special gathering; call themen-US en-USDonate money to your Cavalcade of Memories in en-US honor of a special women in your life en-US en-USSet up a display in honor of those members who en-US have gone above and beyond the ALAs mission en-US set these up in your community, library, community en-US center or senior citizen centeren-US en-USWrite an article to publish in the newspaper on how en-US to Celebrate Womens History en-US en-USWhat a great time to hold a fashion show. Clothing en-US from then and now en-US**Please dont forget those Past President en-US Bios that you volunteered to write** Ive en-US received a few and they are really great! en-USSUDOKUen-USThe 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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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M21 Finance CATHIE MCMULLIN en-USAs Diane Rousseau, Department Parliamentarian and en-US member of the Finance Committee, explained in last en-US months Kaleidoscope, the Finance Committee will en-US be recommending a dues increase eective 2019 of en-US $2.00 for senior members to be voted on during the en-US Department. Convention. This is in addition to the en-US already approved National dues increase of $3.00 for en-US senior members and $1.25 for junior members. Be sure en-US to incorporate the dues increase in your Standing Rules en-US and send 2 copies of the Constitution and Bylaws and en-US Standing Rules to Pat Devine, Constitution and Bylaws en-US Chairman by en-USFebruary 15en-US. You must mail it to her home en-US address which you can nd in your Unit Guide.en-US en-US FL Dept. of Corporation Annual Reporten en-US Your Unit is required to be incorporated in the State of en-US FL. Each year, you must le your annual report on line en-US between January 1 and May 1. The cost is $61.25 which en-US can be paid on line or by printing out the return and en-US mailing it with your Unit check. If you wish to receive a en-US certicate, the cost is $70.00. Please remember to send a en-US copy of your ling to Department for their records.en-US en-US The following instructions should help you with ling en-US the report. If you have any questions, please do not en-US hesitate to email your questions to en-USnance@ala.orgen-US, en-US cathiemcmullin@yahoo.comen-US or call me at 610.715.2237. en-USAccess en-USwww.sunbiz.orgen-US. en-US Click on Electronic Filing on the left side of the screen. en-US Click on Annual Report Filing.en-US en-US You will need the following to complete the report: 1. en-USYour entitys en-USdocument numberen-US issued by the en-US state of FL. This can be found on your Annual en-US Report ling notice or by searching the Division of en-US Corporations records at www.sunbiz.org.en-US 2. en-USYour entitys en-USFederal Employer Identication en-US number (FEI or FEIN or TIN) en-US 3. en-USA current list of your ocers and their addresses.en-US 4. en-USA en-USvalid email addressen-US that is regularly monitored.en-US 5. en-USA major credit card, if paying online. Cost is $61.25.en-US en-US Please verify the information you submit for accuracy. The en-US ling information will be added exactly as you enter it. en-US Once you submit the information, it cannot be changed, en-US removed, cancelled, or refunded.en-US en-US Remember to send copies of all of your tax lings to en-US Department Headquarters.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M23 en-USTHE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Legislative DEE BELL en-USHAS YOUR UNIT TAKEN THE en-US PAINTED ROCK CHALLENGE?en-USWHY NOT? Its EASY, THIS IS HOW!! en-US GET YOUR JRS. INVOLVED!!en-USRaising awareness about the Legislative priorities of en-US the American Legion Family is important. Painting en-US rocks with an American Flag on one side and our en-US Dept. website address on the back en-USwww.ala.orgen-US is a en-US fun way to promote our Auxiliary. Place your rocks in en-US your local communities, out-of-state communities or en-US even internationally while on vacation. Leave them at en-US parks, state buildings, restaurants, churches, museums, en-US amusement parks, etc. en-US en en-US When someone nds a rock, they will go to our website en-US and nd out about our organization and our programs en-US that serve our veterans, military families, children and en-US our communities. They will be encouraged to post on en-US Facebook that they found a rock and where, and to then en-US rock it on so somebody else can nd the rock. en-US en en-US The possibility of thousands of people learning about en-US our organization is amazing. I distribute 300 rocks at en-US workshop. Lets see how far and wide our American en-US Legion Auxiliary message can travel. en-US Instructions:en-US en-US Supplies: en-USFlat Rocks-I used river rocks from my garden en-USRed, White and Blue paint en-USWaterproof Mod Podge-Michaels craft store en-USFlat edge paint brush en-USToothpicks en-USPlain copy paperen-US Paint the red rectangle rst. Let dry. Next paint the blue en-US eld in the left corner. Let dry. Use toothpicks to dot en-US stars on blue eld and to drag the stripes across the en-US rock. Let dry. Coat of Mod podge to make waterproof. en-US Print out a page of our website address and cut into en-US squares. Use Mod Podge to adhere to back of rock and en-US coat to make waterproof.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M23 Sending Coupons for Military Families? en-US en-US Heres What You Need to Know!en-USThe Support Our Troops Troopons program enhances en-US the well-being of overseas and domestic military en-US families by sending them food, non-food, baby, and pet en-US manufacturer coupons to make their hard-earned dollars en-US go farther.en-US en-US Below is information from Troopons, an organization en-US based in Florida that distributes donated coupons to en-USNational Securityen-USLINDA GREVERA military families. Please read the information and follow en-USthe directions to ensure that the coupons your members en-US have so lovingly cut and organized go to our military en-US families as quickly as possible. More information can be en-US found at supportourtroops.org/troopons.en-US en-US There are other coupon sites such as ocpnet.org, but en-US Troopons seems to provide the best and most recent en-US information. en-US en-US Happy clipping! en-USTroopons Bagging Instructions en-USThe commissaries have requested that Troopons be bagged and delivered to them as follows: en-US 1. Cut out the coupons.en-US en-US 2. Sort coupons into two piles by status: a. Expired. Not expired more than 2 months. (e.g. if todays date is 3/1/2013, you would cut out en-US en-US coupons with an expiration date that is not older than 1/1/2013. b. Unexpired. At least two months of life left. en-US en-US 3. Sort each of those two piles into four piles by type: en-US a. Food items en-US b. Non-food items en-US c. Baby food/items en-US d. Pet items (like dog food) en-US en-US 4. Stu them into plastic baggies. en-US en-US 5. Write the status (Expired or Unexpired) and the type (food, non-food, baby, or pet) on them. en-US en-US 6. Total the retail savings of the baggies and write it on them. This helps Troopons track the value of the overen-US -en-US all program. en-US en-US 7. Mail coupons to: Troopons Suppor t Our Troops P.O. Box 70 Daytona Be ach, FL 32115-0070 en-US en-US Only "en-USManufacturer's Couponsen-US" can be used. They can be from the newspaper, dispensers in grocery stores, en-US tear-pads, and elsewhere as long as "Manufacturer's Coupon" is printed on them. No assistance vouchers. No en-US food stamps. No store coupons. No restaurant coupons. No Internet coupons.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M25 District Presidents. en-US Please contact me with your Units' Past Presidents en-US Parley's Chairman's name, email or regular address, and en-US telephone number. en-US If there is no Chairman, the President's information would en-US be so helpful. en-US I wish to thank the Chairmans who emailed some truly en-US dynamic reports. May I encourage everyone to READ en-US the Past Presidents Parley's Plan of Action? You will nd it en-US very informative.en-US Our year is moving en-US forward quickly and it en-US would be such a good en-US thing for each District/Unit to participate in selecting a en-US plan or plans, such as Nursing Scholarships, Honoring en-US Active Duty Servicewomen, and, most especially, en-US Homeless Female Veterans. en-US Keep on mentoring for future leadership!en-USPast President en-USen-USs Parlayen-USJULIA FLINT GRIFFITH Barbara Schroeder, Julia Grith, Judy Steimel, Ruth Proctor, Mary Martignetti, en-USJoann Shepherd, Ann Weaver, Betty Ryder (This photo was taken at NOVEL en-US Unit 159, Venice, FL at a luncheon honoring Past Presidents planned by en-US Chairman Judy Lemm)

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M29 2018 Membership Dues en-US en-US As of January 31st, the 2018 dues en-US should be paid by all Unit ocers. At en-US this time, dues are delinquent and any en-US member who is not paid is no longer a en-US member in good standing. Please send en-US in all Unit ocers immediately, if you en-US have not already done so. Thank you.en-USTHE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA en-USBlue Star Mothersen-US en-US The Blue Star Mothers will be putting en-US on a Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser en-US at American Legion Post 252, Seminole. en-US Dinner will be in the evening, however en-US there will be a potpourri of fundraisers en-US during the day. All donations go to en-US PTSD. Particulars will be forthcoming. en-US This will be a fun and engaging event, en-US so stay tuned!en-USImportant Notes

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29 THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M29 en-USLadies High Teaen-USUNIT 63, Submitted by: Wendy Laveryen-USA Ladies High Tea was held on January 14, 2018 in honor en-US of the Ladies in Unit #63. This was a social event for the en-US ladies to meet and get to know one another. The hostess, en-US Wendy Lavery had provided everything the ladies were en-US just asked to dress for the occasion if they had the attireen-US available. The ladies were instructed to choose a place en-US setting that spoke to them on the tables that were en-US dressed with linens, pretty dishes and teapots. en-US en en-US After brief introductions, they were treated to a variety en-US of teas, coee, fresh baked chocolate chip scones and en-US homemade cucumber with garden cream cheese nger en-US sandwiches. en-US en-US There were seven in attendance including a pleasant en-US surprise guest Veda Lucketts granddaughter, Caprice. en-US She had more experience with Tea Parties than most en-US of us in the room. It was decided that we needed to en-US pursue having social gatherings at least once a month en-US on Sunday afternoons. As we nished, the sweet ladies en-US in attendance all helped clean up. The place setting that en-US each lady had chosen was wrapped and given as a gift en-US for her to take home. Left to Right: Joan Bray-Taylor, Caprice, Jill Rudy, Eileen Wollstadt, en-USDonna Krueger, and Veda Luckett (Sgt-at-Arms)en-USJoan Bray-Taylor and Caprice (Veda Lucketts Granddaughter)en-USJill Rudy and Eileen Wollstadten-USMen-US Men-US M

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M31 From the Units en-USTHE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Fran Ridgley en-USRita Blankenhorn Little Miss Poppy Jasmine en-USHarris, Little Miss Poppy en-US Analyssa Shellhammer, en-US and SAL member Jake en-US Harris were Santas helpers en-US at the Children and Youth en-US Christmas Party that was held en-US at Post 286 District 12 was at the Domiciliary on December 9th for ice cream social with the veterans. Unit 286 junior members aka Little Miss Poppy Jasmine Harris, en-USLittle Miss Poppy Analyssa Shellhammer, and SAL member Jake Harris were in attendance as well. They passed out Christmas candy from Unit 286 en-US along with ags that they had made and gave each Veteran in attendance a Poppy. They also handed out Christmas cards that were made earlier that en-US day at the Children and Youth Christmas Party

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M31 The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 en-USMen-US Men-US Men-US31 On December 17th en-USLittle Miss Poppy en-US Jasmine Harris and en-US SAL member Jake en-US Harris were asked en-US to come over to en-US Melbourne to play en-US Santas elves for the en-US Veterans at Project en-US Suds America.en-US Little Miss Poppy en-US Jasmine Harris was en-US presented with en-US this picture of her en-US with Veteran Kerry en-US Martin. She was also en-US presented with the en-US hat that he has on en-US on the picture. The en-US hat still has the last en-US poppy she have en-US attached to it. RIP en-US Mr. Kerry.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M33 THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA From the Units en-USAmerican Legion Auxiliary Unit 285 en-US President Dora Lee Dawson and Secretary en-US Jean Johnson pictured from left to right en-US delivered food baskets, and gift cards for en-US needy families to Indian River Elementary en-US School in Edgewater, Florida. They also en-US delivered new sweat shirts and hoodies en-US for Children in need. Purchases of items en-US were due to the generosity of our en-US Community and the hard work of the en-US pictured ladies.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 M M M33 The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRU ARY 2018 en-USMen-US Men-US Men-US33 5th ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER en-US en-US (12/16/17)-Dunedin American Legion en-US Post 275 Family donates $15,600 to en-US USF College of Nursing Veterans en-US Scholarship fund specically designed en-US for Medics and Corpsmen continuing en-US their nurses training in PTSD and TBI for en-US veterans. Student recipients receive a en-US total of $2,000 each per semester. Post en-US 275 Family began their own Foundation en-US Fund in December, 2012 and, to date, en-US has donated approximately $40,000. en-US LtoR: Lee Whelan; Lt. Col. (Retd.) Alicia en-US Rossiter, USF College of Nursing Program en-US Director; Phillip McEuen, USF College of en-US Nursing Director of Development; Rick en-US Johnson, Dept. of Fla. Legion 2nd Vice en-US Commander; Paul Sotelo, USF Student en-US Scholarship Recipient; Lynn Felice; en-US and front row Pat Devine, scholarship en-US coordinator.en-US St Augustine Unit 194 Christmas Party for en-US the Veterans at the Clyde E Larssen VA en-US Nursing Home.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M35 The Legion families in this Department are very en-USfortunate 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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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 M M M37 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 89en-US 89en-US 60.14%en-US 0078en-US Miltonen-US 24en-US 0en-US 20en-US 20en-US 83.33%en-US 0193en-US Pensacolaen-US 97en-US 16en-US 66en-US 82en-US 84.54%en-US 0221en-US Nicevilleen-US 94en-US 1en-US 49en-US 50en-US 53.19%en-US 0235en-US Ft Walton Beachen-US 184en-US 3en-US 107en-US 110en-US 59.78%en-US 0240en-US Pensacolaen-US 253en-US 0en-US 190en-US 190en-US 75.10%en-US 0296en-US Destinen-US 34en-US 0en-US 26en-US 26en-US 76.47%en-US 0340en-US Pensacolaen-US 294en-US 7en-US 191en-US 198en-US 67.35%en-US 0356en-US Lynn Havenen-US 187en-US 4en-US 113en-US 117en-US 62.57%en-US 0375en-US Southporten-US 60en-US 0en-US 33en-US 33en-US 55.00%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 70en-US 70en-US 60.87%en-US 0392en-US Panama Cityen-US 161en-US 2en-US 96en-US 98en-US 60.87%en-US 0402en-US Panama City Beachen-US 30en-US 1en-US 29en-US 30en-US 100.00%en-US TOTALSen-US 1710en-US 35en-US 1091en-US 1126en-US 65.85% en-USDISTRICT 2en-USUNITen-US CITYen-US GOALen-US JRen-US SRen-US TOTALen-US PERCENTen-US0013en-US Tallahasseeen-US 98en-US 5en-US 47en-US 52en-US 53.06%en-US 0082en-US Lanarken-US 91en-US 2en-US 64en-US 66en-US 72.53%en-US 0084en-US Havanaen-US 30en-US 10en-US 8en-US 18en-US 60.00%en-US 0100en-US Mariannaen-US 55en-US 3en-US 42en-US 45en-US 81.82%en-US 0217en-US Quincyen-US 54en-US 6en-US 36en-US 42en-US 77.78%en-US 0241en-US Sneadsen-US 55en-US 20en-US 26en-US 46en-US 83.64%en-US TOTALSen-US 383en-US 46en-US 223en-US 269en-US 70.23% en-USDISTRICT 3en-USUNITen-US CITYen-US GOALen-US JRen-US SRen-US TOTALen-US PERCENTen-US0049en-US Monticelloen-US 14en-US 0en-US 12en-US 12en-US 85.71%en-US 0057en-US Lake Cityen-US 233en-US 3en-US 157en-US 160en-US 68.67%en-US 0107en-US Live Oaken-US 54en-US 2en-US 32en-US 34en-US 62.96%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 19en-US 19en-US 59.38%en-US 0291en-US Steinhatcheeen-US 142en-US 3en-US 111en-US 114en-US 80.28%en-US 0383en-US Old Townen-US 164en-US 0en-US 113en-US 113en-US 68.90%en-US TOTALSen-US 713en-US 11en-US 460en-US 471en-US 66.06% en-USDISTRICT 4en-USUNITen-US CITYen-US GOALen-US JRen-US SRen-US TOTALen-US PERCENTen-US0016en-US Gainesvilleen-US 80en-US 0en-US 41en-US 41en-US 51.25%en-US 0027en-US Ocalaen-US 39en-US 8en-US 24en-US 32en-US 82.05%en-US 0058en-US Dunnellonen-US 46en-US 2en-US 41en-US 43en-US 93.48%en-US 0077en-US Invernessen-US 24en-US 3en-US 36en-US 39en-US 162.50%en-US 0149en-US Newberryen-US 20en-US 0en-US 10en-US 10en-US 50.00%en-US 0155en-US Crystal Riveren-US 288en-US 2en-US 208en-US 210en-US 72.92%en-US 0166en-US Homosassa Springsen-US 29en-US 2en-US 30en-US 32en-US 110.34%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 40en-US 40en-US 76.92%en-US 0237en-US Beverly Hillsen-US 145en-US 1en-US 108en-US 109en-US 75.17%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 21en-US 644en-US 665en-US 73.81% JANUARY 26, 2018 en-USTHE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

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