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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM1 Th Th Th Th Th Th Th Th T Th Th T Th Th Th Th Th T Th T e e e e e e e e e e e e e Ka Ka K K K K K K K K Ka K Ka K Ka Ka Ka K K K K K Ka Ka Ka a K K Ka K l l l le le le l l l e le le le le l le le l le le le l id id i id d i d o o os os os os os co co pe pe pe pe e V V VOL VOL VO VOL VO UM UM M M E E E M M ME V V V V VI VI V V V V V V V V I IS S S SU SU S U UE E S U U U E E E S SU 9 9 9 AP AP AP AP AP P R R R A A PR R R R R A P P R R P P AP P P R R R R P P P R R R R I L IL IL I 201 201 8 8 8 8 e e e M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M 1 1 1

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA This Month s Featured PRESIDENT’S MESSAGETreva Kay Wildrick3 POPPIESLinda Knoblach-Harkness11 LEGISLATIVEDee Bell12Mission StatementIn the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacri ce of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.Vision StatementThe vision of The American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace and security. Want to submit an article and/or photos to The Kaleidoscope? ala .org/submit secretary@ala .org“ Catching Rays Creating a Brighter Future !"HURRICANE IRMA STORIES 10 POPPIES 11 LEGISLATIVE 12 HISTORIAN 14 CHAPLAIN 15 HOMECOMING 16 TREASURER 18 MEMBERSHIP 20 FROM THE UNITS 22 MEMBERSHIP REPORTS 28Also Including...THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM3 Did You Know? April is our Children & Youth Month as well as National Poetry, Jazz Awareness, Alcohol Awareness and Cancer Control Month. Other popular holidays are April's Fools Day, Easter, Earth Day and Arbor Day. Other activities include Teacher's Appreciation Week, the Boston Marathon and the beginning of Professional Baseball season. In Ancient Rome the month of April was sacred to the goddess Venus. In England there are many cuckoo festivals. The arrival of the cuckoo bird in April is a signal that spring has arrived. The birthstone for April: Diamond a girl's best friend. April Birth Flowers are: Daisy and Sweet Pea. The Daisy conveys innocence, loyal love, and purity. Yet, it is also a ower given between friends to keep a secret; the daisy means "I'll never tell." Sweet Peas signify blissful pleasure; on the other hand they are also used to say good-bye. Don't you just Love GOOGLE!!??!! The last weekend in February I had the opportunity to travel to Indianapolis for the NEC mid-winter meeting as Florida's NEC-A. I shared a room with the NEC from Kentucky and we chatted most of the Friday evening. Saturday was the actual meetings and I enjoyed speaking with several of our Past National Presidents as well as our current National President Diane Duscheck. She is looking forward to her visit to Florida for our Department Convention in July. The weather was very brisk (50's) and rained both days. We did not get a chance to see the new ALA building construction, but the National sta members are very excited and looking forward to the 'move'ƒ The rst weekend in March found Bernie and me attending a Golf Tournament sponsored by Squadron 275 Dunedin. Our team was the SAL 16th District Commander Gerard Sambets, Sr; Kelly Kowall, the founder of "My Warrior's Place" the tournament's charity. We played pretty average, but thoroughly enjoyed the company and learning about this wonderful organization, located in Ruskin, FL. They provide a safe refuge, hope and healing to all Veterans and Military Service Members who have returned from the battle eld by o ering relaxed setting for retreats and special programs. The Sons rose over $4000 for this worthy cause. Bernie and I visited Post 79 New Port Richey that Friday night and met several Auxiliary and Sons members. The Post Commander shared several fascinating stories as well. We enjoyed a steak dinner with all the xings. The Unit was preparing for their Casino Night the following evening. We unfortunately missed the event (Freshair Freddy from Golf) but returned for a huge breakfast on Sunday morning before returning to Orlando. We met several Auxiliary and other Riders members also enjoying breakfast before their planned ride I traveled to the 11th District on Thursday, March 8th. District President Mary Beth Marioni opened her home for my stay. Our 1st visit was Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, where we met several members (including Past Department President, Fran Carlton) from Delray Beach Unit 65 that sponsored a tour and box packing for our troops overseas. I learned 12 large x-rate boxes equal a Squad Box. They also include a "Troop It Forward" with a smaller box of essentials and treats, which is shared with another Troop, who in turn can register for a box to be sent. The warehouse was very well organized with bins upon bins date labeled for usage. Janelle, the manager, used her elbows to make sure all the air was out and more goodies were in for each box before taping them closed. Turns out, she is also an avid crocheter and has a website to display her beautiful blankets. Next, we were o to Boynton Beach Unit 164 for a meet and greet and dinner. Patti Kurtz joined us on the way. President Agnes was very gracious and it was a great pleasure to visit with each of the members in attendance. The homemade lasagna was most delicious (Thank You Cheryl and Paul Reisenborough). This Unit has an Award to honor a past member, Joan Bednar. They host a Triathlon of Darts/ Wii Bowling / Corn Hole; the winner of which is awarded the Joan Bednar Trophy. They ALL have a great time participating and cheering athletes' along. Sign me up!! That evening at the Marioni homestead; Princess, their cat, was not too sure about the new person in her domain. However, the next morning, I quickly crocheted a yarn cat toy for herƒMary Beth and I were o to the West Palm Beach VA where we were met by Dee Butler and other Auxiliary members. We had a lovely tour of the facility / CLC / Hospice wing and the Fisher House. My favorite spot was the donation Clothes Closet that had been set-up/organized by Linda Grevera and Dee Butler. WOW! They have the clothing and shoes sorted by style and size; separated with seasonal easily accessible. I was sooo proud of their accomplishment!! Next, we were o to McDonald's for a little tide-us-over' President ’s Message TREVA KAY WILDRICK Continued on Page 4

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA late-lunch and camaraderie before traveling to the Renewal Coalition. Two founders have (4) houses along the river where they sponsor retreats and invite veterans to come and stay. They have all sorts of activities including shing and kayaking to name a few. The homes are top notch and the furnishings are not lacking at all. This time, the retreat was for 16 female caregivers from all over the US. We had an opportunity to visit with them; many had traveled from Texas / Kentucky / Tennessee / New Jersey. Another caregiver would arrive on Saturday as she was traveling from Alaska. Delray Beach Unit 65 provided a delicious hot meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes (with choice of plain and garlic), green bean casserole, rolls and cake. During our visit, I learned one of the Caregivers just had a birthday, sooo we created a birthday cake with a battery tea candle. She didn't attempt blowing out the candle, but she did make a wish! The transformation of these women that rst evening was truly heartwarming and I can only imagine the friendships that were made by the end of their 5-day stay. Thank You Mary and Sarah for your vision and generous support for our Veterans and their families. It is truly making a di erence! We returned to the Marioni homestead and Princess had taken possession of the cat toy. She even stayed in the same room as we discussed our day's activities. Progressƒ Saturday started bright and early as we traveled north to visit with Unit 62 Stuart. The Post has purchased/ moved into a converted Ruby Tuesday and the Legion Family had gathered for their joint General meeting. The Post Commander opened the meeting and o ered the podium for each organization to share announcements. I was given an opportunity to address the members collectively prior to splitting into their groups. Great communicationƒ Keep an eye on them the Family is over 150% in membership!! Unit President Shirley gave her report of all the activities the Unit had done, it will be di cult for her to pick just a few to share at the District Constitutional Conference. Next we were o to Unit 271 Tequesta for a light lunch salad bar. They have a dumbwaiter between the kitchen and upstairs hall cool. We had a very relaxing roundtable luncheon and the members shared their stories of accomplishments as well as an ongoing challenge. I have no doubt they will overcome and conquer. This Post will be a great location for the upcoming District Constitutional Conference. Be forewarned, if you ring the bell, the round is on you! We traveled to Unit 199 West Palm Beach, home of Past Department President Alberdia Floyd. We had a lovely meeting with President Andrea and Canta. Their unit is very active with their community. They provide breakfasts for the local church and school children every week. They also sponsor a project to provide school uniforms for those in need. They collect new and gently used articles, dry clean and press; preparing them for the next child. What a great way to assist families to supplement the child's school wardrobe. Our next stop was Lake Worth Unit 47 where we were greeted by several members and made to feel right at home by Pres Anita. We had an abundant bu et of all sorts of delectable nger foods and snacks who told them I love egg salad sandwiches?? We hated to leave, but we had one more stop on the schedule. Boca Raton Unit 277 had a large assortment of Desserts and it was Bingo night. Several Unit members were there enjoying the fun and fellowship. Afterwards, we gathered for a round table discussion of events and activities. Upon returning that evening to the Marioni residence, Princess decided she was up for playtime and had a great amount of energy to spare chasing after her toys. She also loved dashing under my chair and having her tummy rubbed. What a comical kitty!! It was sad to have to leave Sunday morning. What a delightful stay with the 11th District Ninja Turtles Thank You for your hospitality Mary Beth!! Sunday afternoon found me at Post 335 Hudson to start my visit to the 16th District. What a grand reception from the Unit members including Michele DeGennaro, Jane Hardacre, Nana Lontakas and District President Liz Close along with many others. The ladies had attended the Central Area Celebration the evening before with many stories thereof. Thanks for sharing! We had a lovely lunch bu et and enjoyed talking about activities the Unit has achieved this year. Great Job! From there I headed to Riverview to Hidden River RV Park to catch up with Amigo 3 and "Legion 1". Monday found the 3 Amigos at Post 79 New Port Richey. We were joined by National Chaplain Bob Vic and Past Department Chaplain Marion Vic. Sue Craft came by and it was terri c to see her so recently after her hospital stay. From there we went to Post 173 Holiday and had a terri c lunch. Tuesday we visited Post 238 Safety Harbor and I spent time with Ruth Burgess, Marge Reed, Lee Whalen and other members. I enjoy visiting this Post as the American Legion Family is always doing some project or activity together. Thank You for ALL you do!! Next we were o to Post 275 Dunedin, another Legion Family Post. President Dee Dee had arranged a Pizza party for us on the Patio due to Bingo being held inside. Dee Bell joined us and it was great to see Jodi along with several other members. The weather was nippy but we kept warm with the multiple gas heater lanterns. Again, the Legion, Sons, Auxiliary and Riders all work together and their success shows.PRESIDEN’TS MESSAGE Continued from Page 3 Continued on Page 5

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM5 That evening, District President Liz had invited me to join her in attending a meeting at Unit 305 St. Petersburg. What a charming Post home! It was a pleasure to meet President Evelyn and the members in attendance. They discussed a previous successful Super Bowl event and began planning an upcoming Post Anniversary event. They also had their 1st round of Nomination of O cers. I truly believe Vonda will lead them in the right direction with the help of her team Sandy, Maria, Susan along with assistance from Claire and others. Thank You ladies, I enjoyed our time together and look forward to your future successful achievements! Wednesday morning we left camp bright and early to visit Bay Pines VA. We were greeted by District President Liz, Lisa Hoyland and our representative Donna Haggert. We had a great tour by Nathan Witt and were able to meet and visit with the director, Ms. Brown. We have arranged to include their Public A airs with our Public Relations team to further inform our members and in turn assist with our veteran heroes. We went to Post 7 Clearwater next for an Italian Feast bu et. I enjoyed speaking with several Legionnaires at our table and shared several rounds of boisterous laughter. Our next stop was Post 119 Largo where we had a lovely patio gathering. President Carol is a delight and I enjoyed our visit. Their membership is also phenomenal!! Her team' members have accomplished so many projects too. Then we had our "photo-op" taken with a modern Polaroid how cute!! They had used the camera for other events and the guests were able to take home their memorable moments. I was presented several adorable cow' gifts and a donation for K9s for Warriors. Thank You so Very Much! Thursday found us at Post 14 for homemade Soup and Cuban sandwiches. When we were done addressing the Legionnaires, several members came in the Hall to begin setting up for the President's Dinner the following evening. I joined in helping to roll the silver and placing the centerpieces. I had great fun casually speaking with the members round the table. Next we were o to Post 104 Pinellas Park for Dinner and to celebrate the 99th Birthday of the American Legion. What a grand event that was well attended by many District 16 members. Commander Steve honored two WWII veterans, one of which has been awarded over 80 medals! We meant two groups of friends/members from up North visiting for the winter. They will seriously consider transferring as this Post is much more fun and activeƒ Hey, the more the merrier! I also had a chance to speak to Linnsey Cox Delaney via video chat, thanks to her Mom. She is doing well and I am looking forward to seeing her upon her return to the States. Thank You for your Service Linnsey and Brendan!!PRESIDEN’TS MESSAGE Continued from Page 4 Friday was a packed day starting o with the Cannonball Plunge by Commander Steve in the Post 252 Seminole Pool. The Post Commander joined him in a fundraiser for Project VetRelief. The BIG Splash rose over $2000. Next stop was 125 Gulfport where we had lunch and a small gathering of members. This is Liz Close's Unit as well as Debbie Sviderskas'. We were on the road to Post 158 Treasure Island, where Pizza was served. They have a huge sign with the monetary accomplishments for the Legion Family. What a great way to show visitors and members where the money goes for all of their hard work e orts! Commander Steve was presented an $11,500 check for Project VetRelief fantastic job!! After a quick change, we were all o to Post 14 for the dinner in my honor. Again, it was very well attended and I was truly overwhelmed. I loved the split' tables: tossed salad with your choice of sides, baked potato with all the xings, half chicken or carved prime rib. The dessert tables were lled with delightful temptations. True to my word, I visited the dessert table rst, and then o to the others. I was presented with a basket lled with chocolates, sweets and snacks ooohh goody! Then, I was presented with my "guest book" a cow cake plate and cow platform candy plates with every attendee's signature. Truly creative and I will cherish them! As tradition, wearing green for St. Patrick's Day; we started the day at Post 305 St. Petersburg visiting with the Legionnaires enjoying great co ee! I was extremely pleased to see Maria again! We promised it would not be a problem to assist her with any questions as they processed membership and caught the Unit back up. We nished our day at Post 273 Madeira Beach. We had a lovely lunch with President Janice and Membership Sugar-Sweep Kate Gabehart. The servers are all Unit members and were cleverly dressed for the Day of Green what fun!! The outdoor entertainment was great the patio guests were dancing and kicking up their heels. It was a terri c way to end our visit and I am Moo-fully' grateful to District President Liz for her company and the special hospitality shared. I know you have just completed your year-end reports and truly appreciate your e orts and activities. I hope you will also share all of your great deeds and di erence made as a result of Hurricane Irma and the disastrous aftermath!! It would be a privilege to let National be aware of how we make a di erence belonging to the world's largest organization of women!! So, let's be a Voice, not an Echo. For God and Country, TK Treva Kay Wildrick Department PresidentPresident's Photo Gallery Pages 6 9

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA 11th District Unit 47, Lake Worth 11th District West Palm Beach VA 11th District Renewal Coalition 11th District Unit 62, Stuart 11th District Unit 47, Lake Worth 11th District Unit 2, Stuart 11th District Uit 271 16th District Unit 73 11th District Unit 64, Boynton Beach with President Agnes 11th District Unit 199, West Palm Beach THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA President Â’s Photo Gallery

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM7 11th District Unit 47, Lake Worth 11th District 16th District Bay Pines VA 11th District Unit 277 Boca Raton 16th District Unit 119 Largo 16th District Bay Pines VA 16th District Unit 14 St. Pete The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM7

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA 16th District Unit 14 Dept President Dinner 16th District Unit 14 Dept President Dinner 16th District Unit 14 Dept President Dinner 16th District Unit 79 New Port Richey 16th District Unit 79 New Port Richey FSO Boxes with Unit 65 THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA President Â’s PhotoGallery

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM9 16th District Unit 275 Dunedin 16th District Unit 173 Holiday Golf Tournament Sponsoring My Warriors Place Golf Tournament Sponsoring My Warriors Place 16th District Unit 238 Safety Harbor NEC Meeting Past National Presidents Middleburg Unit 250 Americanism Essay School Awards to Shadowlawn Elementary 16th District Unit 273 Madeira NEC Meeting Past National Presidents The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM9

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Hurricane Irma StoriesTREVA KAY WILDRICK We are all aware of the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. As red-blooded true-blue American Legion Auxiliary members, we rush in to come to the rescue for our families, friends, neighbors and communities. At this time, National is requesting our stories. They would like to hear of your acts "of rescue". Some had families and friends weather the storm in their home; others packaged much needed supplies to Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, many provided meals for rst responders and linemen as they worked to restore power while everyone pitched-in for the massive clean-up and restorations. As I have traveled, I have heard of your heart-felt stories. Now, I am asking that you send me those stories "in your own words". Nothing fancy is required, just a simple page or so of your deeds. Please also include pictures!! You may email them: President@ala .org OR Snail mail them: 612 Prairie Lake Drive, Fern Park, FL 32730-2028.PLEASE SUBMIT THESE BY MAY 1st.In turn, I will categorize' and send copies to the editor of the National American Legion Auxiliary Magazine, National Secretary and our National President Diane Duscheck. I have a sneaking notion your Generosity, Kindness and BIG-Hearted E orts will be showcasedƒ Thanking You in Advance ~ TKTreva Kay Wildrick Department PresidentTHE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM11 Poppies LINDA KNOBLAH-HARKNESS It's time to get those Poppy cans dusted o and head out to the shopping centers and grocery stores and let everyone see the American Legion Auxiliary is still around and ful lling our mission of taking care of our veterans, the military and their families. I want to challenge each unit to go to their state and local government agencies and give our representatives, mayors, councilmen (to name a few) a bright red poppy. Let them know that May 25th is National Poppy Day! I have included a link that you can follow to nd out more about this extra special day https://www.legion.org/ poppyday. If you have not ordered your poppies yet, you can use the ones you ordered in November. Just be sure to send 25% of the proceeds to Department. If you don't have any poppies yet, check with department, they might have some extras. You can nd resources at https://www.legion.org/ poppyday/toolkit. If you haven't gotten your poppies and you can't get any, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate National Poppy Day or Poppy Season. Print out some of these resources and pass them along. Don't forget to wear you poppy! It may spark some conversation and an opportunity for you to share our mission. There have been some questions on how your poppy funds can be used. So here are the guidelines: 1. For the rehabilitation of veterans honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces after April 6, 1917; 2. For the welfare of the families of veterans of the abovenamed period; 3. For the rehabilitation of hospitalized military service personnel returning home and awaiting discharge who require treatment in service hospitals; 4. For the welfare of veterans, active military personnel, and the families of veterans and active military personnel of the abovenamed period where nancial and medical need is evident. You can nd more information at https://www. alaforveterans.org/Programs/Poppy/ in the Poppy Program Guide. If you are using poppies to make wreaths for Memorial Day Ceremonies, be sure to take the white tag o of the poppy. Please send pictures and stories. I know you are out there working hard across the state of Florida, so we need you to brag about what is going on in your units/ districts. Thank you, ladies, for all you do for our Veterans, Military and their families. Each of you are making a di erence even if you don't see it. Housekeeping: My address has changed to 5916 Starlite Lane, Milton, FL. 32570

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Legislative DEE BELL Hello Ladies, Welcome to the 2nd Session of the 115th Congress. The American Legion Legislative Agenda is extensive and vitality important to our veterans and their caregivers, military personnel and their families, our country's national defense and our American Flag. Resolution 28 and 165: Support VA’s suicide prevention e orts: All health care possibilities should be explored and considered to nd the appropriate treatment, therapies and cures for veterans, su ering from visible and/or invisible wounds. The A.L. strongly advocates for complementary and alternative therapy and urges Congress to provide VA the necessary funding to increase its Integrative Health and Wellness Program. Resolution 372: Limit outsourcing, unify VA’s programs: Continues focus is needed to ensure VA can meet challenges in delivering high-quality, timely bene ts and health to veterans. Congress should pass legislation to unify VA's multiple non-VA care program with VA as the coordinator and guarantor of care. Resolutions 17 and 86: Fully fund a superior national defense as the global war on terror continues: It is critical to maintain a well-funded national defense. The U.S. must enhance foreign policy, improve military intelligence and increase cyber operations and capabilities. The A.L. advocates for a good quality of life for our troops and an improved transition process from active-duty to civilian life. Resolution 83: Create lifetime electronic health record: The A.L. supports VA in nally implementing a quality lifetime electronic health record (HER) system that works together with the DOD system to ensure that veterans' medical records transfer e ortlessly between active-duty to VA and community providers. Resolutions 11,160,165: Reclassify cannabis for medical research: The American Legion supports increased research into cannabis to develop complementary and alternative treatments and therapies. Resolution 147: Institute gender-speci“ c health care for women veterans: The VA must ensure an improved quality of life for women veterans with gender-speci c health care to meet the special needs. Resolution 146: Support those who care for wounded veterans: There are 5.5 million caregivers who go unnoticed while they care for America's wounded. The A.L. is committed to supporting these hidden heroes. R esolution 349: Defend veterans education bene“ ts: As the primary author of the GI Bill, The American Legion continues to focus on the sustainability of this important earned bene t, ensuring that veterans receive the most bene t from it. R esolutions 85 and 224: Repeal unfair o sets that penalize disabled veterans and widows: Many military retirees must forfeit some of their retirement pay to receive their VA service-connected disability compensation. It is also outrageous VA survivor bene ts (DIC) are o set from military Survivor Bene t Plan annuities. The A.L. supports legislation to repeal both of these. Resolution 85: Provide mandatory end-of-service exams for reservists: Military personnel have the right to physical exams when separating. Currently, servicemembers who retire from active-duty are required to have exams. An end-of-service exam is only partially authorized for reserve servicemembers. This unjust and unfair treatment must be changed. Resolution 315: Ensure those returning from activeduty retain re-employment rights: The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Acts protects the rights of servicemembers to be re-employed after returning from active-duty, including reserve or National Guard members. The American Legion wants to prohibit employers from pressuring veterans into giving up their employment rights and protections. Resolution 340: Continue funding programs to end veterans homelessness: Congress must continue to make strides in a ordable housing and programs like Supportive Services for Veterans Families.

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM13 H.J Resolution 61 or S.J. Resolution 46 (Resolution 360): Protecting the American Flag: The American Legion continues to urge Congress to propose and approve an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the ag of the United States. The proposed ag protection amendment does not infringe on the Bill of Rights. The above information can be found in The American Legion Legislative pamphlet or online @ www.legion.org I will be mailing each District President copies, for their District and Unit Legislative Chairman. Please remember to also sign-up for Legislative Alerts, enabling you to contact legislators to support the Legion's agenda and our veterans and their families, military families and our country. Please Remember: Unit End-of-Year reports are due to the District Chairman by April 1st. District End-of-Year reports are due to me by April 15th.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Historian ELEANOR AMATOFEMALE VETERANS HONORED DURING WOMENÂ’S HISTORY MONTH Margaret Green-Witt, 98 years young, attended the recent Female Veterans' Luncheon at Post 347 in Lady Lake. Ms. Witt served during WWII and has 4 children. Darrah Bea served as an Army Nurse in 1945 at a hospital in Atlantic City, N.J. Then a hurricane took out the rst oor. Darrah carried troops down stairs and walked in water. She said all was good because all survived. Darrah is 96.

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM15 As a new month arrives, may we anticipate how beautiful our Legion Family has grown. With each passing day we open our hearts and minds to new and exciting views. May the members go out and open each day like a present and give a smile to a Veteran and their families. Our Lord grants us his presence every day, whether we know it or not by a ower growing or the warmth of the sun shining down on us. Let us all be grateful for these gifts. Some of our sisters have gone home to be with our Lord and Savior, may they rest in peace. Chaplain LOIS STACHELRODT DISTRICT 1 Jesse Sapp Unit 340 DISTRICT 5 Sardie Jones Unit 194 DISTRICT 6 Helen Kukiela Unit 3 Cynthia L. Clark, Unit 80 Dawn Kenniston Unit 80 Thelma Smith Unit 112 Ina Schae er Unit 347 DISTRICT 7 Mary Smith Unit 4 DISTRICT 8 Dolly Mae Repp, Unit 13 DISTRICT 12 Mary Flack Unit 1 Ramona Hart Unit 1 Pearl Reese Unit 1 Margaret Stratton-Merrill Unit 1 Patricia Costello Unit 39 Elizabeth Trunken Unit 39 DISTRICT 13 Flo McGarrah Unit 130 Karen Mellor Unit 136 DISTRICT 14 Diana Morris Unit 133 DISTRICT 15 Karen Woolever Unit 138 DISTRICT 16 Linda Nussbaum Unit 14 Jennifer Campbell Unit 125 Barbara Maslar Unit 273Recently Departed Members

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA You Are Invited D E P A R T M E N T 3 A M I G O Â’S H O M E C O M I N G D D A T E : T T I M E E : P P L A C E : A A T T I R E :

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM17 HOTEL INFORMATION: DINNER SELECTION: $30.00 Either Choice RSVP TO: DEPARTMENT 3 AMIGOS HOMECOMING RSVP BY: May 20th 11% Tax on ALL Rooms Prices Subject to Change

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Treasurer BECKY GRIPTONATTENTION! The content you are about to read is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!! Do I have your curiosity piqued now? I hope so! It is the time of year that organized mayhem visits our Department. So much activity. Girls State (and all that comes with registering and preparing for 300 participants and their sta !); year-end accounting report; Convention preparation; Finance budget and VA&R meetings. Yes, all these things happen in the next 90 days!! It is an exciting but challenging time for us at Department! With all the busyness, we want to be sure that you have some very important information at your ngertips. 1Donations. All donations that are eligible for awards purposes MUST be turned into Department by April 30, 2018. Please DO NOT WAIT to make your donation, as any donations made after the April 30th deadline will count for the 2018-2019 year for award purposes and WILL NOT be recognized in the current 2017-2018 year. No exceptions can be made to this rule. We want your Unit's contributions to be counted and recognized. Please be sure to go to the department website and make sure that your contribution is listed on the Contributions page. Donations are listed by the month they were received at Department. If you do not see your Unit's donation, please contact me ASAP so that we can research this. Please don't wait until the last minute and risk not being recognized for an award that you earned! 2Convention. We need volunteers for Convention and would like to schedule their help in an organized matter. While we always have volunteers that pop in and out throughout our events to lend a hand here and there, and while we APPRECIATE each of them so much, this year we really want to be organized in our use of volunteers so that we can better plan how much outside help will be needed. If we can count on your help, and you are willing to commit to a scheduled time for it, we need to hear from you soon. Your response to our request will determine how much temporary help needs to be hired from other sources for Convention. Please email treasurer@ala .org if you can assist. We need volunteers in the areas of AUDIO/VISUAL (must have Powerpoint experience, please), STORE (help us set-up, tear-down, restock, bag purchases, etc.) and our REGISTRATION booth ( ll bags, distribute name badges, assist with registration, etc.). Thank you for your willingness to help us out again this year, and always! 3Jump the Line Pass. Based on feedback from last year, we have made some adjustments to the registration process this year. We believe that changes to the Jump the Line at registration will make the process more e cient for everyone! Jump the Line is for those Units attending Convention who have all of their ducks in a row! In order for a Unit to receive this special pass, they must owe nothing to Department (i.e. does not owe money on their membership credit aka over/short report, has led and paid all poppy proceeds reports for poppy distribution days they participated in, Quotas are paid) and the 2018-2019 o cer's list has been received by Department. Start working now to get this pass! You will be glad you did. 4Membership Credit Report (MCR) aka Over/ Short Reports. I have heard from many of the Units with feedback regarding the MCRs over the past year, and have made some recent changes to the formatting of the report. I know that change is hard for all of us to adapt to, so I have not made any changes to the MCR since its' debut. After much consideration and feedback, I made a change last month so that I could incorporate items that seemed to have an overwhelming number of comments or concerns. I know that we will never all love or hate the same things about a change, but I do believe that the latest roll-out of the MCR will be bene cial to all of us, and with some patience, we will all grow to appreciate it. First, the members who paid online to National are no longer listed individually in

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM19 the body of the report. Instead, there is now only the total amount of that credit listed on the report in one line item. A separate page is included that references the credit and provides the names of the members who paid online to make up that particular credit. The reference number listed on the report is also listed at the top of the page that has the members listed. Here's an example. Unit 5000 has three members who paid online and National paid Department on 04/01/2055 for these members. Let's say that Department received Unit dues of $13 each member to send to the Unit. The membership credit report will say OR04012055 in the reference and will list "Online renewal payments from National 2055 Dues" (the year of dues being paid will be listed in the memoalways check the year of dues listed in case this is a prior year payment) and will say $39.00 for the total. A separate piece of paper will be included that will say "Below is a list of members who paid online to National that make up the credit entitled OR04012055" and will then list the member's name, member number and amount of each members payment in the body of that report with the total amount of $39.00. The separate list is NOT an additional credit but is rather a detailed listing of the credit already issued in the MCR report. Reference numbers are key to this new report format. ALSO, one last change. Rather than having to guess and interpret if the total line number at the end of the report is a credit or money owed to Department (this has LONG been a source of confusion for MANY units) the new format will highlight the total and include if the balance is a CREDIT or MONEY OWED so there can be no confusionthe bottom line will clearly tell you where you stand in number and be labeled as such. Numbers formatted within the report have not changed, and are still the counter-intuitive accounting report some struggle with. Just remember that within the report, a negative number means a credit to your Unit and a positive number means a shortage from your Unit. Shortages include either a short payment to Department with your transmittal OR indicates that you have used a credit that was due to you. Patty and I will be hosting a class for Department questions at Convention this year. We will have an open time of Q&A for all issues as they relate to Department. I look forward to answering any questions you may have and further clarifying the MCRs at that time. If you have an immediate question or concern that needs to be resolved, please contact me at treasurer@alal .org and I will be happy to assist you. 5Emailed MCRs (Monthly Credit Reports) are a service we have been o ering this year. This helps with postage, paper and labor time at Department AND allows Units to get their membership report 5-7 business days before the mailed report. It also greatly facilitates with answering questions that may arise as the membership chairman or treasurer can reply with any concerns they have. Unfortunately, only 5% of our Units have utilized this o er and with so few participating, it is not a time-e ective service to o er. We need at least 15% participation to make this time-e ective as the emailed MCRs have a di erent process to complete than the mailed and only work to save time in a bulk manner. If we do not see an increase in participation of emailed MCRs, we will have to do away with this service for the next scal year. If you have been thinking about trying it, now is the time! Send an email from the email you would like to receive the report at, to treasurer@ala .org with your name, position and Unit number and in the subject line write "Email my MCR." 6National Volunteer Appreciation week is April 1521, 2018! Consider planning a special thank-you for all your Unit volunteers. We are an organization that exists because of our volunteers. We should say and show our thanks as often as possible. Maybe host a special thankyou dinner, or purchase some small gifts to show your appreciation, or send a hand-written thank-you, none of these things cost a lot of money but all go a long way to show our appreciation for our volunteers. Ladies, on behalf of Department sta we thank you all for your hard work and volunteerism!! #ALARockstars #ALARocks Never forget why we do what we do. And for Whom we do it. We recognize you. We appreciate you. We thank you! You are making a di erence.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Membership DEBBIE SVIDERSKAS April has arrived. It's hard to believe how fast it is moving along. And with it, it is time to submit our national award forms. Please pay close attention to the requirements for each award and follow them exactly. You don't want to be disquali ed due to a technical di culty. Don't forget that you have till April 15th to get your membership up to 105% for the Blue Ribbon of Sugar Award. Our year is by no means over. Keep up the FANTASTIC job you have all been doing so far this year. We want President TK and our delegates to be seated up front at the National Convention as well as FLORIDA to shine brightly with all those stars (unit members) as an inspiration. "Stars don't beg the world for attention; their beauty forces us to look up." Matshona Dhliwayo NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP AWARDS FOR UNITS: Membership Awards Deadlines and Submission Requirements: Member Award: R5 … Recruit/Rejoin € Award: Special gift from the national Membership chairman € Presented to: Members € Deadline: May 1, 2018 € Materials and guidelines: € Award will be presented to members who recruit or rejoin ve or more Auxiliary € Junior or senior members. Rejoins must not have paid dues after 2015. € Send to National Headquarters, Attn: Membership Division. € One entry per recruiter. € All veri ed entries will be eligible for $250 cash drawing. Member Award: Silver Brigade € Award: Special gift from the national president € Presented to: Members € Deadline: May 1, 2018 € Materials and guidelines: o Award will be presented to members who recruit 25 or more new € Senior Auxiliary members. € Send to National Headquarters, Attn: Membership Division. € All veri ed entries will be eligible for a $500 cash drawing. € One gift per recruiter.

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM21 2/3 TEASPOON FULL OF SUGARDISTRICTUNIT 1078, MILTON 402, PANAMA CITY BEACH 2100, MARIANNA 241, SNEADS 4027, OCALA 058, DUNNELLON 077, INVERNESS 166, HOMOSASSA SPRINGS 6052, LAKE PANASOFFKEE 112, WINTER PARK 330, LEESBURG DISTRICTUNIT 12366, BAREFOOT BAY 394, PALM BAY 1467, NORTH MIAMI 15111, TAMPA 334, TAMPA 17127, LAKE HELEN 204, DAYTONA BEACH 267, ORMOND BEACHMembership AwardsDECEMBER 15TH GOAL OF 75%DISTRICTUNIT 7201, FLORENCE VILLA 8309, PALMETTO 9209, DANIA BEACH 220, FT. LAUDERDALE 287, DEERFIELD BEACH 310, HALLANDALE 365, SUNRISE 11020, BELLE GLADE 188, DELRAY3/4 TEASPOON FULL OF SUGARDISTRICTUNIT 1402, PANAMA CITY BEACH 4058, DUNNELLON 077, INVERNESS 166, HOMOSASSA SPRINGS 5373, ORANGE PARK 6052, LAKE PANASOFFKEE 112, WINTER PARK 330, LEESBURG DISTRICTUNIT 12366, BAREFOOT BAY 394, PALM BAY 14067, NORTH MAIMI 15334, TAMPA 389, RUSKIN 17127, LAKE HELEN 267, ORMOND BEACHJANUARY 15TH GOAL OF 85%DISTRICTUNIT 7291M FLORENCE VILLA 8309, PALMETTO 9209, DANIA BEACH 287, DEERFIELD BEACH 365, SUNRISE 11020, BELLE GLADE 062, STUART1 TEASPOON FULL OF SUGARDISTRICTUNIT 1402, PANAMA CITY BEACH 4077, INVERNESS 166, HOMOSASSA SPRINGS 5373, ORANGE PARK 6052, LAKE PANASOFFKEE 112, WINTER PARK 7201, FLORENCE VILLA DISTRICTUNIT 14067, NORTH MIAMI 154, MARATHON 168, KEY WEST 346, MIAMI 15334, TAMPA 389, RUSKIN 16275, DUNEDIN 17361, S. DAYTONAFEBRUARY 15TH GOAL OF 95%DISTRICTUNIT 8309, PALMETTO 9209, DANIA BEACH 365, SUNRISE 1162, STUART 141, W. PALM BEACH 12394, PALM BAY1 CUP FULL OF SUGARDISTRICTUNIT 1402, PANAMA CITY BEACH 3049, MONTICELLO 4077, INVERNESS 166, HOMOSASSA SPRINGS 5373, ORANGE PARK 401, HILLIARD 6052, LAKE PANASOFFKEE 112, WINTER PARK 347, LADY LAKE DISTRICTUNIT 14067, NORTH MIAMI 154, MARATHON 168, KEY WEST 346, MIAMI 15147, ODESSA 334, TAMPA 389, RUSKIN 16158, TREASURE ISLAND 275, DUNEDIN 17361, S. DAYTONAMARCH 15TH GOAL OF 100%DISTRICTUNIT 8309, PALMETTO 9209, DANIA BEACH 365, SUNRISE 1162, STUART 141, W PALM BEACH 12394, PALM BAYPlease note that if units want their membership to count for that month's awards, Department must receive at least 5 days prior to deadline.

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA From the Units UNIT 330The American legion Auxiliary Post # 330 District 6, in Mid Florida Lakes, Leesburg had a banner year in 2017 and we have started o 2018 running. Our over 60 members are working very hard to help the veterans and active military in Lake County. In order to provide substantial contributions to our programs, we hold several fund raisers through out the year including two card parties. Our members are good bakers and provide goodies for a cake walk on the 4th of July and a bake sale at our community Flea Market. We are a dedicated family that extends well into the communities around us. Our extended family can be found in schools and Nursing homes. Each year, along with men from the Post, we present a program on Americanism to 5th graders. We have joined with a group known as the "Loomers".. These ladies make hats for school students and the homeless. They provide us with lap blankets to distribute at Lake Nona when we play Bingo with the veterans and to distribute to the residents at the Nursing home. We volunteer at the local Armory in Eustis where each year a committee decorates for Christmas and purchases gifts for the military children. We have adopted S.A.D.L.E.S Ranch in Umatilla. The ranch is dedicated to helping our veterans with problems stemming from PTSD. On a recent visit to the ranch, we were able to present them with a check for $1200. Our members are well represented at American Legion functions in other communities and on the District level. In December, our members participated in Wreaths Across America". Plans are being made to contribute to a local orphanage, as another addition to our community service. We have chosen our candidate for Girl's State this Summer. Our on going projects include the collection of items for the homeless, coupons, ip tops from cans, cancelled stamps and school supplies. Our mission is to continue all of our good works in Lake County. Carol Tucci Unit 330 Secretary / Public Relations THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM23 The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM23 UNIT 273 : Auxiliary members came out to folding pocket ags for our deployed service members. l to r: Zoe Roseman, Rebecca Pullman, Rhonda Brailey-Maurer, Janice Hill and Linda Newkirk UNIT 347: On March 5th Unit 347 hosted a Woman veteran luncheon. We had almost 100 Veterans attend from WW 'll to the present a long with 87 guests. Our Guest speaker was Cindy Flack an Army Doctor. L-R: Donna McGlobe (Chaplain), Pam Pavia (Retired Navy Vet), Carol Pirone-Udell (Host), and Ruth Sovern (Orchestrated lunch) Check out this article: https://villages-news.com/american-legion-auxiliary-luncheon-honors-women-vets-increasing-importance/ UNIT 285: Unit 285 President Chick Dawson not only worked in the kitchen but also worked the crowd selling ra e tickets at the K 9 for Warriors Fundraiser St Patty's day party. UNIT 335: All Children's hospital was thrilled with the donation of toys and teddies by Hudson Unit 335. UNIT 335: All Children's Hospital UNIT 340: Attached is a picture of Olivia and her Father Sta Sergeant Aaron Reed. Olivia is a member of Unit 340 in Pensacola. Her father SSGT Reed is teaching Olivia that "Families that Merica together stay together". **Grandaughter and son of Linda Knoblach-Harkness.

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM25The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM25 It’s a SALE….. Mary Poppins style!! A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious SALE ALL PRESIDENT TK SHIRTS ARE ON SALE. LIMITED QUANTITIES. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST SUPER SALE ORDER ONLINE: www.ala” .org/shop

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA The Legion families in this Department are very fortunate to be part of something that has been around over half a century the Legionnaire Insurance Trust (LIT). The Department joined with the other forty-nine (49) Departments that make-up the LIT. The LIT is this Department's sponsored insurance program. Make no mistake, the broad range of insurance products and services found under the LIT umbrella are your products and services. These products and services are not available to just anyone other veterans included but only to members of this Department's Legion family. The LIT's products and services are continually reviewed and updated (plus new programs added) so that you have access to the best selection possible. The oversight of the LIT is done by a Board of Directors with one Trust Director from each participating Department. This helps make sure you are getting the best possible coverage from the Legionnaire Insurance Trust program. Through the LIT, your Department sponsors a broad range of insurance products and services ranging from the "no-cost" AD&D to HOSPITAL HELP to CANCER CARE to Emergency Assistance + (EA+) to Medicare Supplement and more so one or more will likely ll a need in your family's insurance portfolio. The best way to buy insurance is to shop, compare, and then purchase the coverage from a source you trust. We invite you to compare this Department's endorsed products with any on the market. Then you can buy with the con dence of over fty (50) years of continuous service to Legion families behind the LIT. Buying through the LIT also helps support your Department's programs and services. To learn more about your Department's insurance products and services please call the LIT's administrator at (800) 235-6943 or check-out the programs at www.theLIT.com. Either way, there will be no hard-sell or obligation to buy when you do. Prepared and con dentChoose the medical alert service that has saved more lives than any other Special o er for Legionnaires Save up to $70 with free activation and free shipping 1-855-495-4356www.thelit.com/lifeline-medical-alert-services 2015. Button signal range may vary due to environmental factors. For new customers only. Not to be combined with any other o er and subject to change without notice. Monthly fees and applicable taxes apply. Other fees may apply. Minimum stay on service may be required. *Coverage outside the home provided where AT&T wireless network coverage is available.Theres a Lifeline medical alert solution for you Lifeline o ers a range of choices to help you maintain your independence. Whether you need the go-anywhere protection of GoSafe or the peace of mind o ered by HomeSafe Lifeline has you covered. LIT Products and Services Exclusively for Legion Families

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA Membership Reports DISTRICT 1UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0075Crestview1480909060.81% 0078Milton240202083.33% 0193Pensacola9718718991.75% 0221Niceville942626468.09% 0235Ft Walton Beach184315215584.24% 0240Pensacola253021021083.00% 0296Destin340303088.24% 0340Pensacola294827928797.62% 0356Lynn Haven187516517090.91% 0375Southport6026062103.33% 0378Gulf Breeze291161758.62% 0382Navarre115010310389.57% 0392Panama City161313113483.23% 0402Panama City Beach3013738126.67% TOTALS1710431426146985.91% DISTRICT 2UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0013Tallahassee988778586.73% 0082Lanark912808290.11% 0084Havana3010132376.67% 0100Marianna553424581.82% 0217Quincy549435296.30% 0241Sneads5520274785.45% TOTALS3835228233487.21% DISTRICT 3UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0049Monticello1401818128.57% 0057Lake City233320821190.56% 0107Live Oak542434583.33% 0131Greenville324252990.63% 0215Jasper424343890.48% 0224Madison320242475.00% 0291Steinhatchee1423140143100.70% 0383Old Town164414014487.80% TOTALS7132063265291.44% DISTRICT 4UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0016Gainesville800424252.50% 0027Ocala398243282.05% 0058Dunnellon462414393.48% 0077Inverness2433740 166.67% 0149Newberry200181890.00% 0155Crystal River288228028297.92% 0166 Homosassa Springs2923537 127.59% 0210Ocala1307753.85% 0230Hawthorne583485187.93% 0236Bronson520494994.23% 0237Beverly Hills145113313492.41% 0284Belleview951747578.95% 0314Starke120111191.67% TOTALS9012279982191.12% MARCH 29, 2018THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM29 DISTRICT 7UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0003Bartow852747689.41% 0004Lakeland712656794.37% 0008Winter Haven656557858388.87% 0034Haines City740656587.84% 0071Lake Wales950858589.47% 0072Mulberry1581213514793.04% 0201Florence Villa385313694.74% TOTALS117726 1033105989.97% DISTRICT 8UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0011Arcadia419223175.61% 0024Bradenton3641829531385.99% 0025Lake Placid328031431495.73% 0030Sarasota9718688688.66% 0069Avon Park534750451195.69% 0074Sebring4708817.02% 0113Rotonda West407533534083.54% 0159Venice7092158860985.90% 0254North Port1080878780.56% 0266Fruitville1163114117100.86% 0309Palmetto1722175177102.91% 0312Oneco240318518878.33% 0325Ellenton129012212294.57% TOTALS3292862817290388.18% DISTRICT 5UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0009Jacksonville301232480.00% 0037Saint Augustine724636793.06% 0054Fernandina Beach179514915486.03% 0088Jacksonville1082828477.78% 0129Jacksonville Beach3331328730090.09% 0137Jacksonville5702443646080.70% 0194St Augustine7410556587.84% 0197Jacksonville7319436284.93% 0202Keystone Heights782373950.00% 0233Ponte Vedra Beach2163511014567.13% 0244Jacksonville404182255.00% 0250Middleburg3804027431482.63% 0283Jacksonville4161833034883.65% 0316Atlantic Beach3725224229479.03% 0372Mandarin110101090.91% 0373Orange Park4093140100.00% 0401Hilliard2412627112.50% TOTALS30162392216245581.40% DISTRICT 6UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0010Kissimmee202518919496.04% 0019Orlando130310510883.08% 0021Umatilla1508853.33% 0035Mount Dora912818391.21% 0041Eustis200131365.00% 0052Lake Panaso kee2471825104.17% 0053Sanford933737681.72% 0055Clermont710646490.14% 0063Winter Garden250232392.00% 0080Saint Cloud2962623726388.85% 0101Bushnell1250949475.20% 0109Ocoee1204433.33% 0112Winter Park2231922100.00% 0183Fern Park1811513715283.98% 0219Fruitland Park207318018388.41% 0242Orlando1331410111586.47% 0286Orlando2311218519785.28% 0330Leesburg7610617193.42% 0331Orlando4313223581.40% 0347Lady Lake17651018621872106.06% 0357Clermont232161878.26% TOTALS3785 1283492 3620 95.64%The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM29

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THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA DISTRICT 12UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0001Titusville3142027829894.90% 0022Cocoa8938790101.12% 0039Vero Beach167314414788.02% 0040Fort Pierce163014114186.50% 0081Melbourne1281838465.63% 0117Palm Bay4681442243693.16% 0126Jensen Beach228420721192.54% 0163Melbourne309926127087.38% 0171Fort Pierce001010#DIV/0! 0189Sebastian121011011090.91% 0191Melbourne10918597770.64% 0200Satellite Beach128012712799.22% 0318Port St Lucie701367467796.58% 0348Cape Canaveral198015015075.76% 0358White City400393997.50% 0359Port St John2591723825598.46% 0366Barefoot Bay7322497197.26% 0394Palm Bay944118122129.79% 0410Viera2717829.63% TOTALS36161193204 3323 91.90% DISTRICT 11UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0020Belle Glade656515787.69% 0047Lake Worth12459610181.45% 0062Stuart1782300302169.66% 0064Okeechobee1150949481.74% 0065Delray Beach574414578.95% 0141W est Palm Beach8158186 106.17% 0164Boynton Beach138811812691.30% 0188Delray152101280.00% 0199W Palm Beach500454590.00% 0268Riviera Beach800191923.75% 0271Tequesta200917017989.50% 0277Boca Raton1001868787.00% 0288Boynton Beach5327194686.79% 0367R oyal Palm Beach4282230 71.43% 0399Palm City1825738.89% TOTALS1316791157123693.92% DISTRICT 13UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0038Fort Myers631484977.78% 0090Cape Coral2042204206100.98% 0103Punta Gorda394435836291.88% 0110Port Charlotte589750751487.27% 0123Sanibel822747692.68% 0130Labelle150012712784.67% 0135Naples372024824866.67% 0136Saint James City488142442587.09% 0192Fort Myers224141881.82% 0274Fort Myers Beach633359559894.47% 0299Moore Haven190131368.42% 0303Bonita Springs4241734836586.08% 0323Lehigh Acres4863639643288.89% 0336N Ft Myers361530831386.70% 0351Fort Myers931727378.49% TOTALS4380833736 3819 87.19% DISTRICT 9UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0036Ft Lauderdale480333368.75% 0092Hollywood125211812096.00% 0142Pompano Beach2715218924188.93% 0157Margate2862222024284.62% 0162Deer eld Beach2372917320285.23% 0180Fort Lauderdale11699410388.79% 0209Dania Beach1101616145.45% 0220Ft Lauderdale3011142583.33% 0222Fort Lauderdale772596179.22% 0287Deer eld Beach150141493.33% 0304Dania128269311992.97% 0310Hallandale390363692.31% 0321Cooper City1321510311889.39% 0365Sunrise1501818120.00% TOTALS15301681180134888.10%THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA

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The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM31 DISTRICT 16UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0007Clearwater3531330932291.22% 0014St Petersburg145510711277.24% 0079New Port Richey4335633739390.76% 0104Pinellas Park247619319980.57% 0119Largo3711933835796.23% 0125St Petersburg362833334194.20% 0158Treasure Island2420244244100.83% 0173Holiday2621721823589.69% 0238Safety Harbor2811425627096.09% 0252Seminole9411479180585.55% 0273Madeira Beach279052693269896.70% 0275Dunedin58214594608104.47% 0305St Pete Beach1070747469.16% 0335Hudson2411619921589.21% TOTALS73571876686 6873 93.42% DISTRICT 17UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0006Deland141010710775.89% 0017 New Smyrna Beach2463166169 68.70% 0045Palatka401383997.50% 0115Palm Coast402343690.00% 0120HollyHill2491220221485.94% 0127Lake Helen267172492.31% 0204Daytona Beach2511102184.00% 0255Deltona314172167.74% 0259Debary294222689.66% 0267Ormond Beach164615015695.12% 0270Port Orange171014714785.96% 0285Edgewater145512312888.28% 0293Interlachen413313482.93% 0361S Daytona15311148159103.92% TOTALS1501691212 1281 85.34% DISTRICT 14UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0028Key West680575783.82% 0031South Miami167116516699.40% 0043Homestead630525282.54% 0067North Miami4865157118.75% 0098Coral Gables220151568.18% 0133Miami6065460100.00% 0154Marathon1801185186103.33% 0168Key West302323766.67% 0333Key Largo790636379.75% 0346Miami4044100.00% 0374Key Biscayne600505083.33% TOTALS7541471973397.21% DISTRICT 15UNITCITYGOALJRSRTOTALPERCENT 0005Tampa452333577.78% 0026Plant City364263083.33% 0111Tampa441404193.18% 0138Tampa36311361372102.48% 0139Tampa135010610678.52% 0147Odessa2502626104.00% 0148Riverview194414414876.29% 0152Tampa285824825689.82% 0167Tampa313121548.39% 0186Brooksville371133033189.22% 0246Sun City Center426293583.33% 0248West Tampa273222592.59% 0334Tampa2912930103.45% 0389Ruskin1841721116.67% TOTALS1645481423 1471 89.42%The Kaleidoscope VOLUME VII ISSUE 9 APRIL 2018 MMM31