The Department of Florida Ladies Auxiliary won the National Award of Department of the Year
(awarded at National Convention August, 2012)
Welcome to Department of Florida AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary’s website. The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is a subordinate organization to the AMVETS. We are part of the AMVETS Family along with the Sons of AMVETS, the JR AMVETS, the Riders, the Sad Sacks and the Sackettes.
My theme this year is “United We Stand”. I truly believe that when our AMVETS family works together we are like a wheel. As each organization joins together it is like adding another spoke to the wheel; thereby strengthening it as we all work together on a common goal and united as a team.
My Presidents Project is the Carillon Bell Tower at the South Florida National Cemetery at Lake Worth. Please support this worthwhile project. You may mail all donations to: Linda Hoon, Executive Secretary, Dept. of Florida, 2826 Tamiami Trail, Crestview, FL 32539. Make sure you earmark it “Carillon-Lake Worth” and don’t forget to fill out and send your service report to your Service Officer.
I would like to remind you that your Department Officers are here to answer your questions and provide assistance to you so you can continue your service programs to the veterans and their community.
“Freedom isn’t free, always thank a Veteran”
Yours in Service,
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Dept. of Florida
“WE WAITED TOGETHER…..NOW, LET’S WORK TOGETHER”
We, the mothers, wives, widows, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, stepdaughters, and granddaughters of the American Veteran and female veterans, fully realizing our responsibilities to the community. State and nation, associate ourselves for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to safeguard the principles of freedom, liberty and justice for all; to promote the cause of peace and good will among nations; to maintain inviolate the freedom of our country; to preserve the fundamentals of democracy and Americanism; to perpetuate the friendship and associations of the American Veteran and to dedicate ourselves to the cause of mutual assistance…this by the grace of God.
WHO WE ARE………..
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is made up of women like you and me who have joined forces to accomplish many goals and projects. The primary focus of our service revolves around our relationship to an individual who has honorable served our country on military service.
Therefore, our membership consists of the wives, mothers, widows, daughters, step-daughters, granddaughters, grandmothers, and sisters of AMVETS and female veterans who have joined together, as an organization, to promote, support and assist our parent organization AMVETS in achieving their goals.
WHAT WE DO………
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is involved in many worthy causes that help the smallest child to the oldest adult. We have a very rewarding scholarship program that assist members as well as community members.
Service to the veteran and their family is a primary importance to our membership. We help by making financial contributions, visiting VA Medical Centers, volunteering in hospitals, providing gifts and parties, and participating in legislation that benefits the Veteran.
WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT US?
While accomplishing our task as AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary members we have the opportunity to meet other ladies who have a common bond. This bond makes an Auxiliary activity a worthwhile and rewarding occasion.
Besides doing our service work, we also enjoy hours of socialization with our auxiliary sisters. Social functions, dinners, parties, game nights, special events, and holiday events are all a part of unifying our membership.
Membership in AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is an opportunity to meet wonderful people and to create heartwarming friendships that will last a life time.
BENEFITS TO YOU….please see National’s website www.amvetsaux.org for a current list.
NATIONAL PROGRAMS WE SUPPORT
JOHN TRACY CLINIC
Donations help sponsor correspondence courses for hearing impaired preschool children
PAWS WITH A CAUSE
Donations help sponsor trained dogs for people with disabilities
Donations make it possible for children with catastrophic childhood diseases, mainly cancer; to be treated without regard to race, religion, creed, or the ability to pay.
The hospital program of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is diversified in so far as it is carried on in all types of hospitals and nursing care facilities, but unified in its objective to bring cheer and diversion to the hospitalized veterans, their dependents, and the community it serves.
The Scholarship Program of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary offers scholarships to members as well as their sons, daughters or grandchildren.
The Americanism Program of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary promotes Americanism through various programs such as our Poster and Essay Contest, sending children to Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, PA, supporting Freedoms Foundation and participating in parades and holidays promoting Americanism.
DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS WE SUPPORT
MAKE A WISH
Grants wishes to children with catastrophic illnesses
RONALD MC DONALD HOUSE
Home away from home for family members while a child is being treated for a catastrophic illness
Home away from home while a veteran is being treated.
Provides airline trips to WWII veterans to see the memorial for them in Washington DC
The Scholarship Program of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Department of Florida offers scholarships to members as well as their sons, daughters or grandchildren