American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Florida

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Message from Department NEC Michele DeGennaro

 

In these uncertain times we want to keep our members as informed as possible! We will be posting our update from National as they are received! Click here for letter from National

Click here for Girls Nation Update Florida Girls State has changed the dates to July 1, 2020 to July 9, 2020.

Thank you for allowing me to serve as your NEC! Stay safe and healthy
Michele DeGennaro

Department Presidents visits to Districts

Due to the concerns of the coronavirus the Department President will be postponing all upcoming District visits until further notice.

At this time there is no plans on postponing or cancelling Department Convention.

Department Staff will be working remotely until further notice. All phone calls will be forwarded to the Department Secretary’s work cell phone. The number is 407-451-0410. If you have questions about Girls State please email Patty MacDonald at secretary@alafl.org.

VA Hospitals & Nursing Homes

At this time the VA Hospitals and nursing homes are asking that visitors limit their access the the facilities. Some of the hospitals are not allowing visitors at all at this time. They are also asking if you have items you want to donate to hold on to them at this time. They will be assessing the situation and will keep us update.

Unit Meetings and Nominations

With more news coming out with closing of businesses because of the coronavirus, Department has been getting questions in reference to elections for the units. After speaking with the Department Parliamentarian below is a solution to what a unit can do if your Constitution and Bylaws state you must read your nominations three times before election:
 
The Unit President will need to email the Unit Executive Committee to get a vote to have the meeting via email or phone conference. Once you have a vote than you can send an email out to all the members that you have an email for. You would inform them that the meeting is cancelled due to the virus but that you are holding the nominations via email or phone conference. At that time you would go into the nomination script as if you were holding the meeting in person.
 
You would need to keep a copy of all emails and recommend they get placed with the normal unit minutes.

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Current Newsletter

Inside This Issue:  President’s Message, Americanism, NEC, District 16

Veterans Service Organization

Think about the last time you received what you needed when you needed it. Did you call it a gift or even a miracle? In the American Legion Auxiliary that “need meeting-gift giving” happens continuously. And it’s possible because as the largest women’s patriotic service organization in the world our membership of more than 850,000 strong is fiercely dedicated to serving, helping, and meeting needs. Our focus is what it’s always been: servicemembers, veterans and their families in their communities. And our members produce annual statistics in the millions.

The women of the American Legion Auxiliary make a difference in the lives of all Americans. They educate children, organize community events and help our nation’s veterans through legislative action and volunteerism. The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization with nearly 1 million members in 10,100 communities. Auxiliary members are a unique group of women, joined in the fellowship of volunteerism, patriotism and dedicated to veterans, young people and communities.

Our Role

We take our role as a veterans service organization seriously; meeting the needs of veterans and keeping those needs front and center in the minds of the American public!

Few people realize that:

  • The Auxiliary and the Legion are often centers for community and civic activities in mid-America, and provide a focal point for citizens’ involvement.
  • The Auxiliary raises more than $18 million every year and reinvests those funds in VA medical centers and community programs.
  • Thousands of hours are devoted to crime prevention programs, instructing children, the elderly and the general public on safety, crime prevention and protection within the community.
  • Auxiliary volunteers are the backbone of assistance in the 171 VA Medical Centers.
  • They not only provide diversion and entertainment for patients, but assist the hospital staff in physical and psychological therapy, clerical and many other duties that would otherwise cost American taxpayers millions of dollars.
  • The Auxiliary deals with issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, missing and abused children, teen suicide and teen pregnancy. Its services touch the lives of all Americans directly or indirectly.
  • More than 20 nationwide programs receive support and financial aid from the American Legion Auxiliary.